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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team defeated Sparta to win the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division Thursday, Oct. 13. “It was our second year in a row,” A-J volleyball coach Amy Fitzgerald/Wilson said. “I’m really proud of them.” A-J 25-25, Sparta...
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The second annual Powderpuff Football Game for Breast Cancer was played Oct. 15 at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football field. The A-J junior and sophomore girls and a faculty team played in the special event. All proceeds will go to a local individual in the community who is fighting...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles cross country team traveled to Bryan Memorial Park in Salem for the 2016 Class S state cross country championship on Saturday, Oct. 15.  The Lady Eagles had high hopes of competing for the top spot after having an extremely successful regular season.  Lick Creek...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team closes out regular season play at Benton this Friday. “It’s senior night for them,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “If they win, I don’t think they have enough points” to get in the playoffs. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will...
Members of the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team celebrated a win, and a trip to the postseason, last Friday night after the Wildcats scored a big win over visiting Sparta. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
After falling short of a playoff bid last season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team earned a bid this year in convincing fashion with a 51-6 win over visiting Sparta Friday, Oct. 14. “It was a good win for us to getting back in the playoffs,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “It...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team posted a win and a tie in recent action. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 0, Carbondale 0: Goalie Jake Parr played 80 minutes in goal and had 7 saves for visiting A-J/Cobden/Dongola in the tie Thursday, Oct. 6. Jaryt  Tripp had 3 shots at goal and...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to have its second annual Tour de Seven 5K run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. A 1-mile “turkey trot” will also be available, which is designed for children ages 12 and under and any adults...
The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School girls’ golf team finished in third place at the Class 1A regional hosted by Zeigler-Royalton and played at the Franklin County Country Club Wednesday, Oct. 5. Massac County won with a score of 341. Carterville was second with 379. The Lady Wildcats finished...
Volunteers from the church who helped with the breakfast included, in the first row, from left, Kati McIntyre, Diane McIntyre and Jennifer Osman. In the second row are Julia Mowery, Ken Bowman, Barbara James, Kathy Whiteside, Trudy Bowman and Cathy Capel. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The First Christian Church of Anna prepared a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs and more for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team, cheerleaders and coaches.
The Sparta High School football team has not won a game this season. The Bulldogs, 0-7, will be traveling to The Pit to face host Anna-Jonesboro Friday, Oct. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. It will be Senior Night for A-J. A lot is riding on the game...

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