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Friday 03/23/2018
Reynolds charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

A La Russell man is accused of using a “game camera” to take pictures of a woman and her daughter while in a bathroom. Ronald Eugene Reynolds, 52, was arrested on the charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and invasion of privacy on Friday, March 16. As of press time, he remained in the jail i...

Posted: March 23, 2018
Thursday 03/22/2018
Area students walk out for Parkland, Fla., shooting victims

Students at the Miller, Mt. Vernon and Aurora school districts took part in the “National Walkout Day” on Wednesday, March 14; a national movement observed to remember the 17 students who died in a shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14. At 10 a.m., students in each of the districts spent 17 minut...

Posted: March 22, 2018
Wednesday 03/21/2018
Board votes to proceed with bank building purchase for city hall

Mt. Vernon aldermen discuss 911 call center outlook, updating future city hall from previous bank use

Posted: March 21, 2018
Tuesday 03/20/2018
A letter from Sheriff DeLay

As winter comes to a close and we welcome spring, we at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office remember that spring is a great time in our community – a new baseball season begins, spring break is approaching, and graduation draws near for our students. We enjoy celebrating these good times in our ...

Posted: March 20, 2018
Monday 03/19/2018
Scammers targeting Lawrence County

The Sheriff’s Office has received calls from concerned citizens about calls reportedly coming from the Lawrence County Jail - but they aren’t. Here is how this scam works:

Posted: March 19, 2018
Sunday 03/18/2018
Strong DWI enforcement

St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays. Sadly, the night often ends with drunk drivers on the road, which pose a threat to other drivers, vehicle passengers, and pedestrians. In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes during the St. Paddy’s Day ho...

Posted: March 18, 2018
Saturday 03/17/2018
Hackers compromise local computer user, successfully scam money

When the son of Mt. Vernon’s Writa Gray had his computer frozen by ransomware hackers, he panicked and paid $150 for them to remove it. Now, Gray wants to warn others so they won’t have to go through what her son did.

Posted: March 17, 2018

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