Franklin County Board Accepts State’s Attorney’s Resignation

BENTON – The Franklin County Board accepted the resignation of Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens at Tuesday night’s meeting. Owens was recently appointed as an associate judge of the Second Judicial Circuit. It is made up of 12 southern Illinois counties including Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Wayne and White. Owens has served as State’s Attorney

Two Teens Reported Missing This Week in Hamilton County Found Safe

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says two teens that were reported missing earlier this week have been found and are safe. Officials posted that information Wednesday morning on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. Sheriff Tracy Lakin tells us 16-year-old Dillion Voss and 16-year-old Emma Barker were found in Orange Beach, Alabama and were