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  1. IL Dept. of Human Services office in Cairo to close, merge with Mounds officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KFVS12

    The Department of Human Services office for Alexander County, located in Cairo, Ill., will be closing and merging with the office in Pulaski County. According to a spokeswoman for the department, Veronica Vera, the Cairo office was experiencing a low number of clients, which was a factor that went into merging with the Pulaski County office, located in Mounds, Ill.


  2. Book challenges US Grant's reputation as a military genius & reliable chronicler of the Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PR Log

    ... not cited before-it resolves such controversies as his drunken partying with the enemy on flag-of-truce boats out of Cairo, Illinois, dishonestly blaming Lew Wallace for the slow march to Shiloh, pretending that he had the plan to pass Vicksburg all ...


  3. Zimmerli Art Museum Opens 'Pop' Hart Exhibit TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 |

    ... to see his original watercolors and drawings next to the prints in which he revisited favorite subjects." Born in Cairo, Illinois, and raised in Rochester, New York, George Overbury Hart took up sketching while still living at home. After working ...


  4. Dredge Potter in service on the Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | KFVS12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredge Potter launched for the beginning of the 2015-2016 dredging season yesterday from the St. Louis District's Service Base. The Potter's mission is to maintain a nine-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel on 300 miles of the Mississippi River from Saverton, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois, making navigation possible for towboats to move commerce up and down the river.


  5. Safety milestone reached in Cairo, ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | KFVS12

    Michael Brown, Operations Superintendent praised the employees of the water district who offer around the clock service to the 3,600 customers they serve in four cities in Alexander County. He went on to say, "Safety is something we take very seriously and our team is proud of our continued years of excellence in safety.


  6. Ohio River Sweep this SaturdayRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | Tri-County News

    ... trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh to its end in Cairo, Ill., including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries. More than 17,000 volunteers from public organizations, ...


  7. Despite tough conditions Moorhead man vows to continue trip down Mississippi ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | KVOX-FM Fargo

    Battling whirlpools, strong currents, barge traffic and other water hazards, Moorhead's Bert Chamberlain continues on his trip down the Mississippi River in his homemade sailboat. He checked in Tuesday from what he calls "the middle of nowhere," somewhere upstream of Cairo, Illinois.


  8. IL Senator urges EPA to protect towns along Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | KFVS12

    In a letter sent on Thursday, July 30, Sen. Dick Durbin urged the agency to veto the St. John's Bayou New Madrid Floodway Project. Durbin said the plan would close the last floodway along the river in Missouri, which would force the floodwaters into places like Cairo.


  9. Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers expected to crest soon as water levels begin slow fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... for the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell. Hydrologists watch river gauges on the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, to get an idea of what water levels in lower Mississippi River will do, he explained. Falling water levels at Cairo ...


  10. Mississippi River FlotillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 |

    While most battles in the Civil War were land battles, a significant number of actions took place along the 859 mile stretch of the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana in an attempt to control the waterway. The Union Navy set up a river flotilla, led by Commander John Rodgers, in the summer of 1861 with its goal to initiate reconnaissance efforts in the river.


  11. American Queen deals with high river levels, docks in Scott CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | KFVS12

    ... ty. On Friday, crews said the Ohio River had high river levels and were crossing their fingers going under a bridge at Cairo, IL that connects to Kentucky.


  12. Tourism is pitch to DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... The interactive website covers an area one county wide on either side of the river from its headwaters in Minnesota to Cairo, Ill. From Cairo on south, the website is expanded to include the entire Delta region. The website's development is overseen ...


  13. Historic Heights: Mississippi River nears record summer levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Vicksburg Post

    ... and Sunday, they show about 3 inches just north of St. Louis. There's still that potential until we get a good fall at Cairo, Ill., that the river could turn back around if it does crest at this lower end. We're going to have to keep an eye on this ...


  14. Mercury risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Marietta Times

    ... and as a food source. Part of the 981-mile long stretch flows past 15 Ohio counties on its way from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill. On the other side of the river ties Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky with the waters then passing Indiana and ...


  15. Cairo man sentenced to 30 years in shooting death of wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | KFVS12

    A clerk at the Alexander County Courthouse confirms that Chauncey Hughes, Jr. received a 30 year sentence and three years supervised parole after his sentencing Wednesday.


  16. 500 Mile Mission Boat Trip ConcludesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | WCHI-AM Chillicothe

    The America Bless God boat trip for two local men reached their destination three days earlier than expected. Major Young and Steve Bridenbaugh traveled over 500 miles on the Ohio River from Portsmouth, Ohio to Cairo, Illinois.


  17. High Water On Lakes Helps Prevent Flooding DownstreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | WTVF Nashville

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been holding back water at its dams, which has caused water levels to rise on Corps lakes in our region. The river stage at Cairo, Illinois has been at a seasonal record high level.


  18. Corps holding back water in Cumberland River BasinRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | KFVS12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is holding back water and limiting releases at its dams to relieve high water levels on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. According to the Corps, the river stage at Cairo, Ill.


  19. Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollarRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's central bank says the Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the dollar, its second such drop since ...


  20. Ted JoansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | Hilobrow

    The story of the great black poet and artist TED JOANS begins where that of Herman Melville's The Confidence Man crucially splits in two: Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The riverboats thereon were all: conduits of transformative jazz and blues and from whence, as a twelve-year-old, his parents bade him farewell, trumpet in hand, alone into the streets of Memphis.


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