- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Sentencing formula is ridiculous
To the editor:
Greg Sparkman's sentencing was like going to a funeral. The only difference was there were no flowers, music or obituary. Our family sat in the front row and cried with every word from the judge. Maybe we should ask that in lieu of flowers, all families who have been put through or are going through this same ordeal please write the elected officials who can give the court the power to override the ridiculous formula the judge has to go by when handing down a sentence.
We'd also like to thank everyone who came to support Greg and the family. This isn't over by a long shot. We will continue to work toward Greg's release and to clear his name of any wrong-doing. We love you, Greg, and may God keep you safe.
DEBBY LYNN GROSS, Gordonville