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SIUC Math Professor Indicted for Grant Fraud

SIUC Math Professor Indicted for Grant Fraud

CARBONDALE – A mathematics professor and researcher at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) is under federal indictment for grant fraud. Makanda resident Mingqing Xiao, 59 years old, is accused of fraudulently obtaining $151,099 in federal grant money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by concealing support he was receiving from an arm of the…read more »

Area Communities to Receive Grants to Improve Water Systems

Area Communities to Receive Grants to Improve Water Systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday that its investing $23,250,000 in critical infrastructure that will help communities in Illinois “build back better and stronger” while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments in Illinois under the Water and Environmental Program the Rural Energy for America Program, and the Higher Blends Infrastructure…read more »

Franklin Hospital Offering Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinic Friday

Franklin Hospital Offering Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinic Friday

BENTON – Franklin Hospital in Benton will hold a walk-in mobile COVID-19 vaccination event Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the hospital. The event is part of the vaccination effort coordinated by the Regional Hospital Coordinating Center, the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department and the U.S. Army National Guard. Appointments are not necessary. All…read more »

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New Kacey Musgraves Album To Be Released By Interscope, UMG Nashville

New Kacey Musgraves Album To Be Released By Interscope, UMG Nashville

UMG Nashville and Interscope Records will jointly release Kacey Musgraves’ new album later this year. “Kacey is one of the most powerful storytellers in music today, a true albums artist who creates potent song collections that are timeless,” John Janick, Interscope Geffen A&M chairman & CEO, said in a statement. He added, “We are truly…read more »

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