Sunday Night Crash Kills Two in Williamson County

MARION – The Williamson County Coroner pronounced two men dead at the scene of a single vehicle accident just before 10 Sunday night on Route 37 at Freedom Road south of Marion. Junior Burke says the vehicle was going north on Route 37 when it left the roadway. No further information including the men’s names

MVTHS Announces New Student Cell Phone Policy

MT. VERNON – Students will have to keep cell phones in their lockers at Mt. Vernon Township High School this school year. A new cell phone policy starting this year will not allow students to keep their cell phone with them during the school day. MVTHS Principal Rowdy Fatheree says a recent survey of the

Harrisburg Woman Arrested after Incident at Murphysboro Animal Shelter

MURPHYSBORO – A Harrisburg woman was arrested for aggravated battery after Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the St. Francis C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter on Country Club Road in Murphysboro Thursday afternoon for a report of a disturbance. It was reported that 24-year-old Sade Dajon Brown struck a veterinarian in the head and battered at least

Veterans on Parade Set for Sept. 8 in Marion

MARION – Planning and registration is underway for this year’s Veterans on Parade in Marion. This will be the 14th year for the event that honors first responders and veterans from southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and northwest Kentucky according to Ed Davis, president and co-founder of the Veterans on Parade organization.   Davis says the

Benton/West City Chamber Begins Search for New Executive Director

BENTON – The Benton/West City Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Executive Director. Chamber President Lauren Johnson announced in an email to chamber members Wednesday that Executive Director Karen Mullins has resigned to take an opportunity to become director of a larger community’s Chamber of Commerce. Johnson did not say where Mullins is

Wheatley Guilty on All Counts in Bluford School Embezzlement Case

MT. VERNON – A Jefferson County jury deliberated almost two-and-a-half hours Wednesday before returning a verdict of guilty on all counts against a 56-year-old former school administrator charged with embezzlement. Sabrina Wheatley was convicted of Class X felony theft of government property in excess of $100,000, Class 3 felony official misconduct and two Class 4