Get the latest local news in Carbondale, IL through The Southern app. This app provides continually updating local and breaking news, weather, sports and more from around Carbondale.
Read and view the latest news, photo galleries, and video on local topics including politics, sports, entertainment, obituaries and more. Get local weather forecasts and current conditions.

• Share stories with your friends via social media, email or messaging
• Save stories to a favorites list for later review
• Receive notifications of breaking news
• Search the app for specific articles or topics
Easily access the very latest news from Carbondale with this fast, easy-to-use mobile app built especially for your device.

What’s New

Version 8.3

• Design updates including new layouts for content in topic feeds
• Minor analytic improvements
• Recommended content
• Resume Watching functionality for videos
• Logout Option
• Orientation rotation for tablet view

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

gbrozak ,

App crash

The current version of the app crashes when you try to send a story to a friend via text message. It works correctly if sending via email.

Kate Lynn 27 ,

Great local news app

This is my go to app for my local news and it also has obituaries, sports and some national news.
After update on May 15, 2018 I had problems with the app crashing on my iPod touch five, but I did a restart on my iPod touch and after that it no longer crashed.

rlm218 ,

Constantly glitching and links to other apps

I like this app for the news but it is constantly taking you to the App Store to get some stupid game apps. You have to be so careful where you tap but even if your finger is on a news story, it will immediately open the App Store. EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!!! Sometimes I go back to the southern app and sometimes I just give up and close it. Seems like they could advertise a different way.


Lee Enterprises Inc.
39.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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