Jan's Local News 16 times daily Monday through Friday and
twice on Saturday only on...am 1340 WCDT....
.... On August 28th, Efraim Huerta Orduna
will complete his first year in the Franklin County Jail.
Orduna was arrested on that date last summer for the kidnapping
and rape of a 24 year old Winchester woman. In September he
was charged with the Christmas Eve 2004 kidnapping and murder
of Frankie Shea Ledbetter from Whistle Stop. Thus far, his
hearing has been set for September 12th, unless it is postponed
.... Fonda Alsup, who for the last six
years has served as Franklin County's 4-H Agent, was hired
this week as an agriculture teacher at FCHS. Ms. Alsup was
reportedly chosen from a field of three applicants.
.... Early voting will continue in Franklin
County through July 29th at the Franklin County Election Commission.
A total of 808 early ballots had been cast just before closing
.... Arrests in Franklin County over
the weekend included the following charges ... possession
of a legend drug, manufacturing marijuana, DUI, violation
of implied consent, reckless driving, resisting arrest, reckless
endangerment, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault, vandalism,
driving on suspended, cruelty to animals, criminal impersonation,
introducing contraband into the county jail, domestic violence
assault, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, worthless
check charges and misuse of 911.
.... Sixteen girls from Paula's School
of Baton participated in the Twirlacular Hawaii Competition
at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu earlier this month and came home
with two individual and two team awards. The group also performed
in the 4th of July Parade at Pearl Harbor and the parade at
the eastern shore town of Kale-o-a, where it was the highlighted
unit behind an Australian military band. WCDT congratulates
.... The Franklin County Sheriff's Department
is investigating a fire that destroyed a rental house on the
Old Alto Highway last week. The house owned by Patsy Garner
was totally engulfed in flames and was determined to be a
.... 75 year old Georgia Edna Rose Patton
died in a single vehicle accident last week when her car went
off the road, struck a culvert and flipped over. The accident
happened on the Old Alto Highway, just beyond the intersection
of Knights Church Road.
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