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Centralia Man Facing Charges After Leading Wamac Police on Pursuit

Centralia Man Facing Charges After Leading Wamac Police on Pursuit

MARION COUNTY — A 37-year-old Centralia man is facing two felony charges following his arrest over the weekend stemming from a pursuit with Wamac police. Pierre Wilmington was charged Monday morning in Marion County Court with Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm and Class 4 aggravated fleeing police. Wilmington allegedly took Wamac…Read more…

Central City Man Charged After Disturbance Early Sunday Morning

Central City Man Charged After Disturbance Early Sunday Morning

MARION COUNTY — A 32-year-old Central City man has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with an incident early Sunday morning when he allegedly fired a gun outside his home. According to police, Joshua Wood was involved in an argument with his girlfriend Sunday morning and after breaking her cell phone to prevent her from…Read more…

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

BENTON — A Benton man is facing charges after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of North Fairland Street in reference to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 Friday night. According to a Benton Police press release, through investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Joshua C. Sims for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and resisting a police…Read more…

Arkansas Man Sentenced to State Prison for July Incident at Marion Econo Lodge

Arkansas Man Sentenced to State Prison for July Incident at Marion Econo Lodge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A Nashville, Arkansas man pleaded guilty to domestic battery in Williamson County Court Friday and was sentenced to two years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 35-year-old Robert A. Jenkins was arrested by Marion Police on July 22 of this year after he struck his significant other in the face and…Read more…

Recent Rains Putting a Damper on Crop Progress

Recent Rains Putting a Damper on Crop Progress

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Recent rains haven’t helped crop conditions across southeast Illinois. Saline-Gallatin County Farm Bureau Manager Marisa Davis says the rain is coming a few weeks later than when it was most needed. Davis says as pleasant as the cool down we are in is for being outside, it is not necessarily the best…Read more…

Franklin County Courthouse Demolition Begins This Week

Franklin County Courthouse Demolition Begins This Week

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Demolition of the 145-year-old Franklin County Courthouse in Benton is set to begin this week Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker says the demolition crew will probably start tearing down the structure early Wednesday morning and have the site cleared by Friday, Aug. 21. Barriers were installed Friday around the courthouse to help protect motorists driving around…Read more…

Betty “JoAnn” Harris

Betty “JoAnn” Harris

Betty “JoAnn” Harris, 81, of Salem, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem. She was born March 21, 1939, in McClure, Illinois, the daughter of James and Ella Mae (Rudluff) Matlock.  On May 29, 1969, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, she married Marvin Eugene “Gene” Harris, and he preceded…Read more…

Ellinor M. Patterson

Ellinor Marie Patterson, 71, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 2:42 am August 1, 2020 at her home. She was born February 4, 1949 in Mount Vernon to the late Karl L. and Ellinor Ruth (Ragan) Little. Ellinor first married David Arthur Larcom and he preceded her in death in August of 1973.  She later married…Read more…

Douglas Carter

Douglas Carter, 62, of Bonnie, Illinois, passed away at 12:15 pm July 31, 2020 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born November 24, 1957 in Anna, Illinois to the late Bill Oleva (Palmer) Carter. Doug married Donnna (Pierce) Carter and she preceded him in death in February of 2020. A…Read more…