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CLAY COUNTY MAN ABOARD CAPSIZED BOAT IN GULF REGATTA DISASTER

Dauphin Island is highlighted in red at lower left; at upper right on the eastern shore is Fairhope, whose marina hosted the regatta at Dauphin Island this year.

Information coming out of Clay County tonight indicates that one of those on board a capsized boat yesterday in the Dauphin Island Regatta disaster is a man from right here in southern Illinois.

Clark Co. Park District’s Executive Director using Facebook to Intimidate FOIA Requesters

Charity Murphy, from her Facebook page

Yesterday, Charity Murphy, the Executive Director of the Clark County Park District decided to use Facebook as a means to intimidate Freedom of Information Act requesters into submission through “peer pressure.”

AREA STUDENTS COMPETE IN MODERN WOODMEN SPEECH COMPETITION

District winners  (from left) Kristen Stauder, Levi Bobb and Blake Mewes, with Modern Woodmen of America Representative: Jane Wayer

Yesterday (April 23, 2015), area students competed in a county/district speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization.

BRIDGEPORT CHIEF OF POLICE SUSPENDED FOR DRUNKEN BRAWL

Scott Murray

The chief of police of the city of Bridgeport, Illinois, is to be suspended without pay following a drunken brawl at an area watering hole.

ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FILED IN CARMI SHOOTING

Barry Eugene Lindsey the elder

The man who is accused of shooting his son last night in Carmi is facing very serious charges in White County circuit court as of this afternoon.

METH CHARGES FILED TODAY AGAINST BUTTER McGHEE

Aw Carolyn...why the long face?

Fresh off probation, it appears a Saline County drug felon allegedly couldn’t stay away from the stuff.

BURGLAR SENTENCED IN WHITE COUNTY PLEA DEAL

Dylan Mahon, DOC mug

A young man convicted of Residential Burglary has been sentenced in a plea deal in White County Circuit Court today.

WOMAN WHO BEAT BOYFRIEND WITH BALL BAT SENTENCED TO PRISON TIME

Leana Decker, Williamson County Detention Center mugshot

A woman convicted of beating her boyfriend with a ball bat last year has been issued a sentence by Judge John Speroni in Williamson County Circuit Court.

MAJOR MEETING TONIGHT OF CLAY COUNTY BOARD EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Photo from: www.opensecrets.org

Local media in Clay County are seriously downplaying what could be the beginnings of a potential criminal investigation of finances at Clay County Hospital by the Clay County Board’s Executive Finance Committee.

HOSPITAL SHUT DOWN A SHORT TIME TUESDAY DUE TO GUNMAN

gun, shooting, police

As if Marion hasn’t had its share of wild news stories this week, here’s yet another.

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