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Apple Tree Inn faces demolition after sale

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Murphysboro’s long-standing Apple Tree Inn likely will be demolished after coming under new ownership this week. Jackson County court records show that the foreclosure sale of the motel property, located at 200 N. 2nd St., was finalized Monday. The buyer is Columbia, Ill.-based developer Joe Koppeis.

CCHS music program takes second at state

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The Carbondale Community High School music program recently earned state runner-up honors in the IHSA class A sweepstakes. This marks the fifth consecutive year the program has made it into the top two of a state pool that includes 77 schools from across Illinois. CCHS won last year’s championship.

Bailey indicted on murder charge

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A grand jury has indicted a Carbondale man on charges of murder, robbery and armed robbery in connection with the shooting of Broderick Miller. Quentin M. Bailey, 21, already faced weapon charges, but the indictments handed down May 27 charge him directly in Miller’s death.

FBI Buckminster Fuller file released

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Newly released FBI files paint a picture of an agency at least somewhat suspicious of renowned architect and SIU professor Buckminster Fuller, whom the FBI interviewed in 1965 in Carbondale in order to learn more about his relationship with an unnamed Soviet national.

Splash Park opening looks unlikely in 2015

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The Carbondale Park District is taking its story of the stalled Super Splash Park project to Washington, D.C, this week, even as hopes dim that the pool will open this season. 'I’m not confident,' Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro said of the possibility of the pool opening this year.


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