Tamms

Century’s Cason Hight passes the ball during the first game of the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic.
Egyptian High School at Tamms hosted its inaugural Mid-Winter Classic boys’ high school basketball tournament last week. The tournament featured host Egyptian, Century, Joppa, Johnston City, Lovejoy and Elverado. The accompanying pictures were taken during the tournament. Photos by Lindsey Rae...
Santa Claus participated in the Light Up Tamms parade after he visited with children. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The third annual Light Up Tamms parade took place on Saturday, Dec. 10. The parade started at the park in Tamms, went up Front Street and then proceeded along several streets so residents could see the displays. All proceeds generated by the holiday season event went towards the Tamms Depot...
In the first row are, from left, Michael Honey, Charlie McGuckin and Ted McGuckin. In the second row are Tony Smith, William Hall, David Lacey, Deanna McGuckin and Simon McGuckin. Photo provided.
In October, Simon McGuckin of Tamms was working on his property when a tractor overturned onto him. His 13-year-old son, Charles McGuckin, and 10-year-old son, Ted McGuckin, were with him. The boys reacted calmly and waited with their father until first responders arrived at the scene. Then, once...
Students in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade sang “Chime In!” The song featured the 4th and 5th grade bell choir. They also performed “Listen to the Jingles.”
Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms hosted its annual Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 1. Photos with Santa were available before the program, along with a dinner from Fazoli’s. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A day of festivities is planned for the third annual Light Up Tamms parade, which is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Alexander County community. At 2:30 p.m., a craft/vendor fair will begin in the Tamms Community Center, at the corner of Second and Illinois streets.  There is no entry fee for...
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch offers a variety of services to the community. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch has been at the center of the community since 1984. The library has made an upgrade that is a huge benefit to the community: fiber-optic internet, provided by Clearwave Communications. This type of internet, the fastest in the area, is currently only...
The Egyptian High School student council plans to host a chili supper/movie night fundraiser at the school in Tamms on Thursday, Nov. 3. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. and movies will start at 6:30 p.m.  Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.
Community Relations Award: Tamms/ Elco plant manager Alan Joiner, left, was presented with an IAAP Community Relations Award by Jack Hennessey from IAAP member Southern Illinois Stone Company. Photo provided.
Unimin Specialty Minerals and its Tamms and Elco plants have been recognized for outstanding community involvement and support activities, as well as safety performance by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, IAAP. A Community Relations Award and Rock Solid Safety Awards were presented...
A recent attack on prison guards at Pontiac Correctional Center serves to highlight the shortsighted decision to close a prison in Southern Illinois, an area legislator says. The Tamms Correctional Center, a “supermax” prison that housed Illinois’ most dangerous criminals, closed its doors in 2013...
Several citizens in Tamms were able to have their questions answered about the future of the Tamms Depot during a community meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting was held at the Tamms Community Building. Most village board members were present along with mayor and president of the board, Buddy...

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