CASA of Franklin County Seeking Advocate Coordinator

WEST CITY – CASA of Franklin County is looking to hire an Advocate Coordinator. According to a post on the CASA of Franklin County Facebook page, the Advocate Coordinator provides professional staff support to CASA advocates, ensuring that children involved with the CASA program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning. The Advocate Coordinator is

Three Killed in Massac County Crash Thursday

MERMET – A multi-vehicle accident claimed the lives of three people in Massac County Thursday morning. Illinois State Police say around 6:25 a.m. 23-year-old Rachel E. Killian of Marion was driving her car north on US 45 south of Route 169 when she ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and crossed into

Mach 1 Ribbon Cutting Set for Monday

WEST CITY – After several months of construction, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mach 1 convenience store in West City is set for Monday at 10 a.m. The store is located at 709 West Main. Everyone is invited.

Winter Storm Hunter Hits Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Winter Storm Hunter arrived overnight bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow to the area. Many roads around the were reported to be snow and ice covered, but road crews are out working to make travel conditions better. Interstate 57 seems to be in good shape. Watch out for the secondary and backroads

Sonic Coming to Benton

BENTON – Benton is getting another fast food restaurant. The Benton City Council Monday night announced that the former Benton City Hall, located at 500 West Main, was recently sold at auction for $176,000 to S.A. Dewitt, L.P., who will be putting in a Sonic Drive-In at that location. It’s unknown at this time when

Three Miner Trainings Scheduled at Rend Lake College

INA – Three specialized trainings for surface and underground miners are set for this month at Rend Lake College. All training courses are held on the Ina campus. First up for surface-only miners is an Annual Refresher Training set for Saturday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both surface and underground miners can

Buckingham: Winter Storm May Make Travel Hazardous

BENTON – With the first major winter storm of the year approaching, Franklin County Emergency Management Director Ryan Buckingham says travel may become hazardous around the area. He says you should have your basic emergency preparedness kit ready to go if you have to be out on the roads. If you have to travel, make