I was going to give a few local news stories posts of their own, until I found a few more. Keep in mind there are scores and scores of newspapers in Jeollanam-do, all with, well, lots of news about Jeollanam-do. This is just some of what I found last night.
** On Thursday Jindo police busted six in a Jindo-eup motel room for gambling. They got about 36 million won and among the six include a local newspaper reporter, laborers, and farmers.
** A husband and wife drowned yesterday in Gurye county when their car went off a bridge and into the Seomjin River. Video report here. Perhaps it's wrong to point it out here, but I've noticed that different articles on the same topic will differ quite a bit. In this case the location of the accident is different in two articles, as are the ages of the deceased.
** A 38-year-old man was found dead in a Damyang reservoir yesterday.
** After eight years this murder was finally solved in Goheung county. And the suspect got to play reenactor, too.
** Ooooh, Gangjin got something new!
** Speaking of new things in Gangjin, they're constructing a new baseball facility there, a complex that will have four outdoor fields, an indoor practice facility, an outdoor pool, dorms, and a hotel, among other features. It'll be in Doam-myeon, a small rural township southwest of the county seat, Gangjin-eup. Official site here. You can book a field, 200,000 won per game.
** Gwangju will host the Home Run Derby on Saturday. It is hosting the All Star Game, too, and as the article points out the Derby takes place in the middle of the game.
** I thought it was common knowledge---I've mentioned it several times---but Yeongam county will have Formula One racing from next year. They're working on the track now.
** Jeollanam-do plans to have 437 kilometers of bicycle roads constructed by 2013. I've written before that there are plans to tear up all the unused train tracks in Suncheon and turn that into a bike path. That comes from the Suncheon city website, and though it does have some interesting bits of information once in a while, the "English" really makes no sense at all.
** Ben of Jeonnam Life has some good pictures of the effect the rainy season has had on Suncheon's Dongcheon.
** And here's a reservoir in Gangjin.
** I have no idea what this is in Mokpo, but it looks cool.
** There's going to be an English Pop Song Contest (click on "Notice") at the Muan White Lotus Festival. If you want to apply, do so by July 31st, says GFN. Also from GFN, they're looking for a "foreigner broadcast monitor" for the English-language station. The job ad is in Korean.
** This is a month old, but still good. Mark of the excellent The Jeonnam Hub blog had a little write-up about him and his site in the Jeonbuk Ilbo. Once I get a cute kid I'm so phoning up the Jeonnam Ilbo.