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Defender supports assistants - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Jefferson County Public Defender Sean Featherstun admonished the county’s Fiscal Committee on Thursday to keep the office intact with three public defenders. There had been some discussion at a special meeting earlier this week of not ...
Author, attorney speaks at MVTHS - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Even those born into the worst circumstances can transcend their backgrounds and achieve a better life, said author, attorney and adjunct professor Courtney R. Logan. The key is to make consistently positive choices, but it’s also ...
Mt. Vernon Conference scheduled for Oct. 31 - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Author and former educator Kendra Smiley said she hopes her keynote speech at this year’s Mt. Vernon Conference will inspire local educators to be the best they can be. Smiley will be the first speaker at the day-long conference, which ...
D-80 staff to be honored - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Several District 80 employees will be honored with Those Who Excel awards at a state banquet set for Saturday. Two of the awards are for individuals, including eighth grade language arts teacher Randall Knaak and Casey Middle School day ...
'Humanae Vitae' echoes in Rome - Mt. Vernon Register-News
‘The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.”
Vote yes on advisory referendum - Mt. Vernon Register-News
As a former member of the Jefferson County Board, I served on that board beginning in December of 2004 and ended my tenure in December of 2011. It was in 2005, the board went to the voters and asked them to approve a new Public Safety Sales Tax. The new ...
A way out of gridlock? - Mt. Vernon Register-News
So two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, are marooned for a week on a deserted island. Sounds like a lead-in to a political joke, right? Well, it actually happened. We know, because we are those two senators. Why did we do it? Why on earth would ...
Being sheriff isn't easy - Mt. Vernon Register-News
The election will soon be upon us and the races settled. One of the most important local races is the one for Jefferson County Sheriff. Being sheriff isn’t easy. It takes someone with knowledge of law, how to work with and for people. It requires getting ...
We have no idea if universal preschool actually helps kids - Mt. Vernon Register-News
In political campaigns around the country, at least one proposal enjoys bipartisan support: expanding early childhood education. In gubernatorial races in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia, both the Democratic and Republican candidates support ...
Newell receives 40-year prison sentence - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — A Bonnie man pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and has been sentenced to 40 years to the Department of Corrections. Timothy Newell, 44, entered the negotiated plea during a pre-trial hearing Tuesday. Newell was originally ...
Temperatures have been above average for 355 straight months - Mt. Vernon Register-News
On Monday, we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that last September was the hottest of them all, out of 135 Septembers going back to 1880.The same was true for August 2014. And June of 2014. And May of 2014. What that means ...
'Breaking Bad' figures bring Toys 'R' Us under fire - Mt. Vernon Register-News
That's a Florida mother's response to a new line of "Breaking Bad" action figures selling at Toys "R" Us. She's gathered more than 7,500 signatures for a petition to remove the toys, which come with gun and drug accessories. The product line, made by Mezco ...
Lady Rams sweep Wayne City - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – The Lady Rams volleyball team swept past Wayne City in two sets Tuesday night. Mt. Vernon won the match 25-23 after rallying from a late deficit and 25-15. “We just killed ourselves on their free balls, but I think once we could get past ...
Why poor kids don't stay in college - Mt. Vernon Register-News
BALTIMORE — It is a Tuesday in October and Terrell Kellam is running late. He usually wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to catch the first of two buses that will take him from southwest Baltimore to Morgan State University, just north of the city. With a good ...
Why Ebola is so much scarier than it needs to be - Mt. Vernon Register-News
In 2012, more than 33,000 Americans died on the highways. In some recent years, the flu has killed tens of thousands. Alcohol is associated with some 70,000 deaths annually, weight problems with more than 300,000, and smoking with over 400,000. Even a ...