New Canine for Jackson County Sheriff’s

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new canine unit thanks to a donation from the Southern Oregon Kennel Club. On Saturday, the club hosted an annual dog show at the Jackson County Expo center, during which they presented the department with a check for $10,000. The check will help … Continue reading »

Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Ten new targets now line the Jackson County Sports Park’s archery range. A local boy scout is behind the project range officials said was much needed. Collin Neilson said he’s lost count on the number of hours he’s spent during the last two summers planning, fund raising, and building the targets. … Continue reading »

Deputies & Lights Remain in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Two important White City Special District budgets were renewed at Wednesday’s Jackson County Board of Commissioners meeting. The budgets for both the White City Lighting District and Enhanced Law Enforcement were reinstated for another year. This means Sheriff’s deputies along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Substation will remain in place, and … Continue reading »

S. Oregon Fire Season Starts Monday

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rules Against Protestors

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled unanimously against a group of protestors at the center of a court case stemming from President George W. Bush’s visit to Jacksonville in 2004. The protestors said the Secret Service tried to remove anti-Bush protestors, thus violating their First Amendment right. That’s because … Continue reading »

Hundreds Protest Against GMOs

EUGENE, Ore. — People all around the country are protesting agriculture giant Monsanto Saturday, including hundreds of people here in Eugene.  Cheryl Levie and Charlotte Wilson traveled all the way from Jackson County to join the protest against genetically modified crops or GMOs. “I’ve been a registered nurse for over 30 years and I’ve seen a … Continue reading »

Neighbors Find Young Injured Horse

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Neighbors on a rural Central Point street are upset and confused after finding a young horse outside one of their homes Wednesday Morning. The horse that they called “Lacey” had a bad leg injury when they found her, and those neighbors called the Jackson County Sheriffs Office and the Res-Q Ranch … Continue reading »

Average Wages Show Downward Trend

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bureau of Labor Statistics says wages across the country were on a downward trend last year. The bureau compared wages from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2011 and found that the average weekly wage across the nation dropped 1.7 percent. Oregon fared better, showing just a … Continue reading »