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Coles County Board to act on road transfer
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:29:00 -0700

CHARLESTON -- A road maintenance jurisdiction transfer connected to the plans to realign the Illinois Route 16-East Harrison Street Road intersection goes before the Coles County Board tonight.

Record corn yield possible in Coles County
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:15:00 -0700

CHARLESTON -- Coles County farmers might see record-setting corn yields this harvest season and they can probably thank the unseasonable summer weather.

Greater Central Illinois in 30 Things: Mattoon depot, trains a big part of local history
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:12:27 -0700

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Still a bustling Amtrak station today, the Illinois Central Railroad Depot in midtown Mattoon is a key reminder of the deep rail history that runs through East Central Illinois.

Gallery Night to feature art created by local children and teens
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:54:42 -0700

CHARLESTON - The Coles County Art Council and Charleston TeenREACH are teaming up to host Gallery Night, an event that will showcase art created by local children and teens.

Mattoon man arrested for allegedly manufacturing meth
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:43:38 -0700

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Police and the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force on Wednesday arrested a Mattoon man for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine, according to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department.

Coles supervisor of assessments won't get new term
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:43:20 -0700

CHARLESTON -- Coles County's supervisor of assessments won't get another term in the position, but the reason why isn't known.

Charleston Riot of 1864 brought Civil War to Coles County
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:55:00 -0700

CHARLESTON – Justin Tomaska finds no reason to argue with his Charleston volleyball players.

Farm Bureau thanks all who supported fair activities
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:04:51 -0700

The Coles County Farm Bureau Young Leaders would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that donated money and products to their sponsored activities during the 2014 Coles County Fair.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for three area counties
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:51:03 -0700

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Serving the Coles County area the finest steaks, seafood and cocktails for over 20 years
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:43:08 -0700

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Richard Nichols, a Cumberland High School graduate, on May 1, 1967, became Lake Land College's first student.