Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps Informational Meeting Scheduled

BENTON/MARION –  The Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps (FW-MRC) volunteer group seeks people with medical and non-medical backgrounds to help our communities in emergencies and with non-emergency projects. A “no-obligation” informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6 p.m., at Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department, 8160 Express Drive in Marion, Illinois. To register for

Suspicious Person Investigation Leads to Two Arrests in Benton Friday

BENTON – Two men were arrested after Benton Police were sent to the 300 block of West Washington Street early Friday morning about a suspicious person. Police say upon investigating, they arrested 27-year-old Joshua W. Bryant of Sesser for unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to

Lost Hunter from Springfield Found Safe in Shawnee National Forest

MURPHYSBORO – A Springfield hunter was found after getting lost in the Shawnee National Forest in Jackson County Saturday night. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified around 7:40 about 46-year-old Henry B. Lipsmire being lost near Horseshoe Bluff. The sheriff’s office was able to get Lipsmire’s general location by his cell