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When it comes to making threats on Facebook, intent may not matter - Mt. Vernon Register-News
It's all Facebook fun until the police show up at your house. The latest person to learn an increasingly valuable modern lesson the hard way: Cale Haer of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, whose claims that his Facebook comment about being "100 percent serious ...
Raymond Rayburn - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Raymond Leroy “Kilroy” Rayburn, 87, of Wayne City, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Okmulgee, Okla., to parents Jesse W. and Ida (Reddell) Rayburn. He married Wilma Lee Smith on Dec. 25, 1946.
Donna Bruce - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Donna J. Bruce, 88, of Mt. Vernon, died 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born Friday, Oct. 29, 1926, in Galesburg, the daughter of Paul E. and Mabel E. (Griffith) Bellamy. She is survived by two sons ...
Think about the sales tax - Mt. Vernon Register-News
I have been reading the numerous articles and columns in recent weeks on the proposed sales tax for schools issue. Let me offer a few facts for consideration. To those who say they tire of my offerings my apologies. Let me begin by quoting the Illinois ...
Alternatives that everyone will like - Mt. Vernon Register-News
America, New York City needs your help. New Yorkers may not be known for asking for help, but a Houston native who’s made it her home is not bashful about asking. Tanya Bishai is vice president for advancement at Avail, a safe haven for women in midtown ...
The next debate topic - Mt. Vernon Register-News
In a few weeks, the Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and if it’s anything like the first, it’s bound to be a doozy. The continued ascent of Donald Trump, and his unmitigated displays of ego, id, racism and sexism, guarantee a ...
Rams open at Taylorville - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – The Taylorville and Rams football teams will be in a similar situation Friday night. Both starting quarterbacks will be taking their first varsity snaps of their career. Dylan Reeves was Mt. Vernon's quarterback for two consecutive seasons.
Car club to start up - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — A passion for cars and motorcycles alike was on display Monday in the back parking lot of Times Square Mall. Newly created auto enthusiast club, Domestic Disturbance, held a group car show at the mall to show off their rides. “The name ...
Rome dedicates sports complex - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – Officials from Rome Grade School dedicated the sports complex and two baseball fields to former superintendent Dwain Baldridge, former Rome employees Jim and Mary Burnes and former baseball coach Denny Clark Wednesday at a special ceremony ...
Heat-related deaths among athletes still on the rise - Mt. Vernon Register-News
It was the first week of football practice this year at Southmoore High in Oklahoma, and Chris Trobaugh spotted the signs right away. After being an athletic trainer for almost a decade, he knew what to look for when it comes to heat illness. So when six ...
Education cuts hurt child care facilities - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — State budget cuts and stricter assistance guidelines are having a devastating impact on facilities like the Bumblebee Child Care Center, said Brittany Lemons, assistant director of Bumblebee. On July 1, the Governor's Office implemented ...
Board talks pit bulls - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON —Changes may be on the horizon for Jefferson County's adoption policy for pit bulls. The matter came up at Monday's full County Board meeting while Jefferson County Animal Warden Martin Boykin was presenting the Animal Shelter report.
Battered by markets, China must now embrace them - Mt. Vernon Register-News
For years, China's leaders have wanted the world to acknowledge their economy's leading role in the global system. This week they got their wish. Sadly, the circumstances weren't ideal. The crash in global stock markets began with gloom about China's ...
The bite in the Iran nuclear deal - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Many members of Congress continue to grapple with the nuclear deal with Iran — and so do we. Like us, the undecideds see its benefits: The deal would block the uranium enrichment, plutonium separation and covert paths to a nuclear bomb for the next 15 years.
New high school project continues - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Construction will likely continue on the new Mt. Vernon Township High School at least through the end of September. Even so, the ongoing state funding freeze has district officials very worried about the future of the project. If the state ...