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Franklin County Sheriff's blotter
Sep 23, 2017 10:10 AM
The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Sesser-Valier WW Red Devils take it to the Johnston City Indians 48-8
Sep 23, 2017 10:08 AM
After forcing a young Johnston City tribe to punt on the initial possession Friday evening, the Red Devils took the touchback and needed only 10 plays to put points on the board. The Red Devils ultimately routed Johnston City 48-8 on the Indians' home turf.
Children get up close and personal with new Benton fire truck
Sep 23, 2017 10:05 AM
Earlier this month, with help from the Benton Fire Department's newly acquired aerial truck, Benton children and teachers were given an opportunity to take a seat in the crew jump seats and see the new equipment up close.
Herrin thumps Benton, ending Rangers' win streak
By Rick Hayes
Sep 23, 2017 9:58 AM
Three turnovers and a fake punt led the Herrin Tigers to an easy win over the Benton Rangers Friday night, 52-22.
Franklin County Farm Bureau: Farmers market has surprising economic impact
By Gay Bowlin
Sep 23, 2017 9:51 AM
Last year, the Benton Farmers Market averaged 400 customers each week for 26 weeks.
Ritter: Climate change is not a complicated issue
By Geoffrey Ritter
Sep 23, 2017 9:46 AM
From its possible role in this summer's astounding hurricane season to President Trump's on-again, off-again dalliance with the Paris climate accord, climate change once again is back in the news.
Benton HS to compete for Pepsi money; donate bottle caps to help
Sep 23, 2017 9:42 AM
Pepsi MidAmerica and Dr Pepper are teaming up for a "Collect the Caps" program that will give area high schools, including Benton Consolidated High School, the chance for a piece of $60,000 in prize money.
Hunters: Follow the rules of the game or we all suffer from poor public opinion
Sep 23, 2017 9:30 AM
As hunters we should be very aware of how we are perceived by the non-hunting public. This new century is bringing new problems to hunters and hunting -- and not all of it is coming from the government or privately funded anti-hunting groups.
Two charged after Benton break-in
Sep 23, 2017 9:28 AM
Authorities arrested a pair of Franklin County residents last week following a break-in at a rural Benton home. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says deputies arrested Eva Y. McPherson, 54, of West Frankfort; and Alan W. Bennett, 47, of Benton after responding around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 13 to the reported break-in.
Z-R holds Coaches Vs. Cancer
BY RANDY RISLEY
Sep 23, 2017 9:28 AM
Du Quoin Middle School captured first-place honors this past Saturday, Sept. 9 at the fourth-annual Zeigler-Royalton Coaches vs. Cancer softball tournament, posting wins over De Soto and Crab Orchard. While it may have been the Lady Warriors that hoisted the championship trophy, the big winners were those in the area fighting cancer.
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