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Fire Destroys Home in Sullivan on Saturday

A fire destroyed a house in Sullivan on Friday night. The fire occurred in the 200 block of Ozark Street shortly before 9 p.m. Everyone was able to get out of the home. Details about the fire can be found in the Dec. 24 issue of the Independent News.  Read More »

Attempted Robbery At Family Motor Inn

On December 08, 2014 at approximately 2037 hours, Trina J. Vittetoe entered the office of the Family Motor Inn located at 209 North Service Road in Sullivan. Vittetoe held a knife in one hand and a hammer in the other and ordered the clerk to hand over the money. When the clerk refused, Vittetoe began to walk behind the office desk and pointed the knife and hammer at the clerk and his wife and again... 
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St. Clair Man Gunshot Victim

On December 2, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to Mill Hill Road near Brandon Lane in reference to a gunshot victim.  A property owner stated that he observed a vehicle off the road on his property.  In checking he found the victim lying near the vehicle with a gunshot wound.  No foul play is suspected.  The victim was a 49-year old male from St. Clair and reportedly had been depressed.  Read More »
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Armstrong Resigns As Bourbon Mayor

By Jeff Tolle As reported previously on this website, Bourbon Mayor Leonard Armstrong has made a decision to resign his position effective December 1st. The former Mayor underwent emergency heart surgery seven weeks ago, and is now home and recuperating nicely. In his resignation letter to the Board of Alderman and Citizens of Bourbon, Armstrong said “This post-surgery healing time has also been... 
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Bourbon Mayor Resigns Effective Monday

The Sullivan Independent News has learned that Bourbon Mayor Leonard Armstrong has resigned as Bourbon Mayor effective Monday, December 1. The Independent News will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.  Read More »
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Marchers Making Way Through Franklin County

Franklin Co. Sheriff: As reported by various media agencies a group of individuals will be marching from Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri this week.  Part of their route travels through Franklin County.  It is “estimated” that they will enter Franklin County sometime Monday morning or early afternoon.  They are expected to complete their journey in Franklin County sometime Wednesday... 

Accident I-44 Eastbound Friday Evening

The Sullivan Fire District and Missouri Baptist EMS responded to an accident on Eastbound I-44 at the 224 mile marker, Fri., Nov. 28 at approx. 6:30 p.m. No further details are available at this time.  Read More »

Sullivan Man Found Deceased Tuesday

 On Tues., Nov. 25, 2014 at approximately 3:20 p.m., Officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to a wooded area south of the unit block of East Washington Street for a report of a body in the woods. The body had been located by a neighbor who was out walking. Upon the arrival of officers and EMS, it was quickly determined that the adult male was obviously deceased. The male is identified... 

Franklin County Deputies Respond To Community Center in Whispering Lakes Subdivision

On November 18, Franklin County Deputies responded to the Community Center in Whispering Lakes subdivision outside of New Haven in reference to a burglary.  Caretakers of the building advised that tools and other items had been stolen from the building. Caretakers reported that they had video of the subjects who entered the building.  Images of the suspects were released on the Franklin County Sheriff... 
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Get An Early Start On Black Friday Shopping! Sullivan Independent News On Sale Now!

36 pages of Black Friday Sales along with 12 inserts. Hurry to your local news stand and get your copy of the Sullivan Independent News! NOW!!!!!  Read More »
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