(BENTON-ILLINOIS) Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 21-year-old male died in a single car accident Saturday morning just after 3:00 a.m. The accident occurred West of Sam Pyle Bridge Road on State Route 14. It appears the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve left the roadway, striking a guide wire attached to a utility pole, the vehicle came to an abrupt stop striking a tree on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

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Sheriff Donald R. Jones has commended the following staff members with the Sheriff’s Award for Excellence:
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On January 25, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the West City Police Department wa contacted by a relative of the residents in a home located in the 400 block of South Central Street in West City, reporting a possible death.

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Franklin County Government has released the Holiday Schedule for 2018. To access this schedule CLICK HERE!

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Mike Abell with his replacement Ms. Darla Ftizgerrells.

Congratulations to Ms. Darla Ftizgerrells who will be replacing Mr. Mike Abell at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Probation Office as Director of Court Services. Mr. Abell recently retired in July, 2017. 

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