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Inmate has escaped Johnston Unit

Alvin Don Elliott, Jr.An inmate escaped from the Johnston Unit in Winnsboro around 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 22. Alvin Don Elliott, Jr. is a 25 year-old, black male. He is 6’0” and weighs 265 pounds. He is serving a 10 year sentence for the burglary of a habitation from Morris County. Anyone spotting this escapee should contact law enforcement immediately.

Caution urged on CR SE4430

Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young urges caution for travelers along CR SE4430. The commissioner has marked with cones or barricades several areas of the roadway where the edges of the pavement and supportive sub surface has been damaged or washed away by continued flooding near Brushy Creek. Drivers are advised to lower their speed and stay toward the center of the roadway when not meeting other vehicles.

County Road NE2010 closed

A culvert washout resulted in the closing of County Road NE2010, according to  Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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Section of Co. Rd 3430 closed

Franklin County Road SW3430, off FM3357, has been closed due to a culvert washout, according to Pct. 3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson. The washout is located about 1.5 miles west of the road's intersection with CR SE4340.  Waters will need to recede and soils dry before repairs can be initiated, he said.