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Pethtel and Shimer watch as Wright retabulates votes from Robinson 4 during Wednesday's canvass. The state randomly selected Robinson 4 and 7 for retabulation. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Pethtel official victor in mayor's race

By Randy Harrison
| April 22, 2021

Results of the April 6 consolidated election have certified and finalized, but one matter of busines...

Derek Huey, left, and Jed Brian discuss the movie trailer they were working on Saturday evening. The movie, 10/31 Part 3, is directed by Rocky Gray. The trailer was filmed just west of Robinson and in Lawrence County near Red Hills State Park. Angela Downing | Daily News

Robinson becomes setting for movie trailer

By Angela Downing
| April 22, 2021

Some wore ripped pants and shirts. Others had dirt, grease and fake blood on them. They all came out dressed in old clothing looking dark and a little dead. Around 50 people turned out to film a movie trailer Saturday for a zombie movie shot in Lawrence and Crawford Counties.

Robinson's Katrina Ramsey (left) receives the ball, while teammates Maddison Fisher (13) and Emma Bailey (14) get into position as coach Brooke Ray looks on in the background during Monday night's match against Lawrenceville. The Lady Maroons rallied after losing the first set to win the match in three, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22, then won another three-set match at Neoga on Tuesday. Josh Brown | Daily News

Lady Maroons pick up pair of close wins

By JOSH BROWN
| April 22, 2021

While they definitely didn’t make it easy on themselves, Robinson High School’s volleyball team still managed to win a pair of matches to start a busy final week of the season. On Monday, the Lady Maroons rallied to beat Lawrenceville, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22.

The Lincoln Theater, as it looked during World War II, in a photo found on Facebook.

Local man saw singer sign contract

By Randy Harrison
| April 22, 2021

In April 1934 — 87 years ago today — popular country singer Gene Autry was ready to take the next step in his career. And when he took that step, a young Robinson man was there to see it.

Hutsonville High School science students planted trees at Lincoln Trail State Park Wednesday in honor of Earth Day. The students planted 38 trees in the camping area. Angela Downing | Daily News

Hutsonville students plant trees for Earth Day

By Angela Downing
| April 22, 2021

An idea that was in motion last spring, was put on hold due to COVID, took off this year and is helping the environment. Hutsonville High School students in David Abendroth’s science classes, planted trees Wednesday, in honor of Earth Day.

CMH Rural Health Clinic to expand

By Randy Harrison
| April 22, 2021

Crawford Memorial Hospital’s rural health clinic will be enlarged and renovated later this year. Pla...

Pethtel and Shimer watch as Wright retabulates votes from Robinson 4 during Wednesday's canvass. The state randomly selected Robinson 4 and 7 for retabulation. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Pethtel official victor in mayor's race

By Randy Harrison
| April 22, 2021

Results of the April 6 consolidated election have certified and finalized, but one matter of busines...

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DAR Good Citizens announced

April 21, 2021

The James Halstead Sr. Chapter NSDAR has announced the DAR Good Citizen winners for 2020-21 school y...

Only one new case Tuesday

By Randy Harrison
| April 21, 2021

A woman in her 20s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday 

By TOM OSBORNE
| April 20, 2021

If you have unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication that you’re ready to get rid of Saturday will be a good time to do it. Crawford Memorial Hospital will take part in National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the East Entrance of the hospital.

Unit 2 hires life safety contractor

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

An Effingham firm will serve as general contractor on Robinson Unit 2’s remaining health and life sa...

An early Republic Pictures publicity shot of Autry, courtesy of his official website.

Visit here may have helped launch cowboy crooner’s film career

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

A long-standing local legend may be more than just an old wives’ tale. Legend has it that singer/songwriter/actor Gene Autry signed his first film contract while in Robinson.

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Robinson becomes setting for movie trailer

Some wore ripped pants and shirts. Others had dirt, grease and fake blood on them. They all came out dressed in old clothing looking dark and a little dead. Around 50 people turned out to film a movie trailer Saturday for a zombie movie shot in Lawrence and Crawford Counties.

Lady Maroons pick up pair of close wins

While they definitely didn’t make it easy on themselves, Robinson High School’s volleyball team still managed to win a pair of matches to start a busy final week of the season. On Monday, the Lady Maroons rallied to beat Lawrenceville, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22.

Local man saw singer sign contract

In April 1934 — 87 years ago today — popular country singer Gene Autry was ready to take the next step in his career. And when he took that step, a young Robinson man was there to see it.

Hutsonville students plant trees for Earth Day

An idea that was in motion last spring, was put on hold due to COVID, took off this year and is helping the environment. Hutsonville High School students in David Abendroth’s science classes, planted trees Wednesday, in honor of Earth Day.

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