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Valier Mourning the Loss of Longtime Village President Martin Buchanan

VALIER – Longtime Valier Village President Martin Buchanan has passed away. Franklin County officials made the announcement regarding Buchanan’s passing Wednesday afternoon in a written statement on their Facebook page. Buchanan served the Village of Valier for more than 50 years. The statement from Franklin County read “His dedication to the village and the public

White County Sheriff Announces Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Applications Now Available

CARMI – White County Sheriff Doug Meier says the sheriff’s department will be awarding one $500 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship this year. This scholarship is part of $58,000 in college scholarships that will be awarded by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association to students in Illinois wishing to pursue higher education during the 2021-22 academic year. The

Four Injured in Monday Afternoon Crash in Franklin County

BENTON – Four people were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Monday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, the crash happened at 1:30 p.m. on Logan Road just south of Illinois 149 between West Frankfort and Thompsonville. Sheriff Bartoni says a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old juvenile crested a hill in

Jackson County to Conduct a Warrant Amnesty Initiative

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County State’s Attorney Joe Cervantez and Jackson County Presiding Judge, Christy W. Solverson announced Tuesday that Jackson County will be conducting a warrant amnesty initiative for all traffic matters currently active in Jackson County. Warrant amnesty will allow citizens in certain cases to obtain warrant cancellations and new court dates without posting