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    Churches warned of phone scam

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Area churches are being told to be aware of a scam operating in southern Illinois. Local churches have been getting calls from a person identifying himself as “Deputy Robinson” in Roseville, W.V. This person then relates a story, or puts another person on the phone to tell the story. The second person on the...

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    Mt. Vernon man sentenced for drug charge

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced yesterday in Jefferson County Court, to 20 years in prison on a 2008 felony drug charge. Judge Barry Vaughn found Marventi D. Palmer guilty of Class 1 felony manufacture with the intent to deliver between 1-15 grams of cocaine. He also ordered Palmer to pay nearly $4,000...

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    Next Centralia open burn weekend scheduled

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The next approved open burn weekend will be on Saturday, September 7th and September 8th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. it is legal to burn landscape waste only. Landscape waste is defined as being dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste does not...

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    One car accident sends two to hospital

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An accident on the 10,700 block of North Spring Garden Lane in Mount Vernon resulted in 2 individuals going to the hospital. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, they responded to a call of a vehicle on fire and found that the home owner, where the accident occurred, had put out the fire....

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