Franklin County Commission Chairman candidates (from left) incumbent Thomas Bridges, Nicholas Clark, Sharon Powell and David Strickland spoke at a candidates' forum Tuesday in Carnesville.

Making their cases

CARNESVILLE – The four candidates running for the chairman’s seat on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners outlined their qualifications and plans at a forum Tuesday at the Carnesville Communi

John Robert Dye is led to a Franklin County Sheriff's Office vehicle Wednesday to be transported to state prison. Dye pleaded guilty this week to murdering his mother in August 2015.

Life without parole


CARNESVILLE – After pleading guilty in Franklin County Superior Court, John Robert Dye was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole for killing his mother, Cynthia Ruth McCollough.


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