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OLD BEN OFFICE FACES WRECKER

  • It's been announced by Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker of Sesser that the county has recently finalized the purchase of the building that was home to the Benton Evening News for many decades. Crocker has indicated that the county purchased the property for $45,000. and that it will soon be torn down to make way for much-needed additional downtown parking space. While the newspaper closed the office in 2017, current staff continue to operate remotely. The newspaper publishes each Wednesday.

    It's been announced by Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker of Sesser that the county has recently finalized the purchase of the building that was home to the Benton Evening News for many decades. Crocker has indicated that the county purchased the property for $45,000. and that it will soon be torn down to make way for much-needed additional downtown parking space. While the newspaper closed the office in 2017, current staff continue to operate remotely. The newspaper publishes each Wednesday.
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updated: 11/13/2019 5:31 PM

It's been announced by Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker of Sesser that the county has recently finalized the purchase of the building that was home to the Benton Evening News for many decades.