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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Jacksonville, Illinois In breaking ground sports a in r i in pcs Sec rail spill nation a 6a sen Tuff hic heart of i neat do Iulas con turn sine it it i 21. I is i Issue 193. Volume 185 breaking news at Friday july 3,2015 a Schave a blast but do it safely Independence Day. Of these injuries bottle rockets and firecrackers a both illegal in Illinois a were responsible for l l percent of the injuries. Many of the injuries were Burns accounting for 54 percent of the total mostly around the hands and fingers and eyes. Of these injuries 33 percent of the injuries affected adults aged 25 to 44 and 41 percent of the injuries affected people children aged 14 and under. Sparklers and bottle rockets were the fireworks parents were most comfortable giving to their children. However where to go for fireworks displays saturday Jacksonville fireworks will finish the Jacksonville fourth of july blast at Nichols Park. With the show beginning around 9 30 . Saturday. White Hall 9 30 . Beardstown9 . Pleasant Hill around 9 these seemingly Safe fireworks accounted for 35 percent of injuries. A sparklers Are a Novelty firework often Given to children a see fireworks 1 5amissouri deals blow to massive electrical Lin something to cheer for by Nick Draper a Draper i com journal courier staff and associated press reports a news obituaries 2a police beat 2a local state 2-3a, 5a editorial 4a lottery results 5a nation world 6a Church directory 7a Nick Draper journal courier Matthew Plackett of int fireworks at the Corner of West Morton Avenue and main Street stocks some Legal firework products in anticipation of the Holiday weekend. T he fourth of july is a great Opportunity to bring family together to enjoy National pastimes like Apple pie cold beverages and of course fireworks. But authorities say its important to remember to keep the Celebration Safe to keep the event fun and guests Happy. When it comes to fireworks the Illinois fire marshal said i la people were injured by fireworks in Illinois during the 30-Day period surrounding Missouri Utility regulators have denied a company a request to construct a High voltage Power line in Missouri that would Cut through West Central Illinois on its Multi state path. Three of the five members of the states Public service commission voted to reject plans for the Grain Belt express saying clean line Mergy partners failed to prove1 a need for the project. In a report denying the company a request commissioners also questioned whether the project was economically feasible and whether it would have promoted Public interests. Houston based clean line touted the $2.2 billion project As a Way to provide Low Cost clean Energy and jobs to Missouri hut landowners warned ii would Hurt farming and reduce property values where the Power line was planned to he constructed. Representatives from clean line did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment from t he associated press on wednesday. T he Grain Belt express would transmit electricity from Dodge City Kansas across Northern Missouri and into Illinois at Pike county. It would go through portions of Scott Greene and Maco Upin counties and to a substation in Sullivan Indiana. See Power i a sports comics 3b puzzles 4b classifieds 6-7b business 7b Back Page 8b weather 8b Samantha Mcdaniel Ogletree photos journal courier North Greene High school cheerleaders draw the attention of passers by trying to get them to Stop thursday and buy hot dogs and rib eyes from a stand they had set up in White Hall. Sales were steady thursday afternoon for North Greene High school cheerleaders who were having a fundraiser before the Start of the White Hall Lions club Homecoming Celebration Parade. 6 44168 i 11 11 8 join the conversation what s your take on today s news go to and visit us on Facebook to share your resign Severance package repealed by Greg Olson another momentous and contentious South Jacksonville Village Board meeting t thursday saw the resignations of a longtime trustee and the interim police chief As Well As the repeal of the former police chiefs Severance package. Trustee Sonie Smith under fire for not having a current food service License and not declaring payment for catering at concert in the Cornfield resigned and walked out of the Board meeting. Smith said the accusations against her were a unfounded untrue and Colby Huff administrator of my social Jacksonville Facebook Page said the Illinois department of Public health records showed that Smiths catering service License expired oct. 15, 2011. Fie went on to accuse her of official misconduct and asked her to resign. Huff had earlier this year spearheaded a successful Effort to remove president Gordon jumper police chief Richard ii vans and treasurer Linda Douglass from office. A with Smith s resignation its one step closer to a clean Start Quot Village resident Tyson a Liker said. A we Hope the Community can begin Healing see Board i a i Jacksonville 4th of july blast aaa a a Nichols Park a aaa is Ftp Friday july 3rd amp saturday july 4th l a Premier Bank 4th of july 5k run a fishing tournament a Flea Market a kids zone a memorial area a Parade veterans ceremony a Wivo Bottoms amp bonnets baby contest a musical entertainment by More information and to View a full updated schedule please visit

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