The White County Board was on the receiving end of a number of complaints about the White County Housing Authority during their monthly meeting. Housing Authority Board member Skip Land and Terry Daubs addressed the board, leveling complaints about Executive Director Leigh Short.
A Carmi man has been jailed after he allegedly tried to stab a number of individuals during an altercation Monday evening. Timothy L. Roberts, 51 was taken to the Carmi-White County jail after his arrest at an apartment on Sixth Street in Carmi.
While 2020 was a difficult year, officials with Carmi-based Elastec say they are proud of their employees for their dedication and hard work and look forward to 2021.
Mayor Roy Kissell and others are encouraging community leaders to begin planning for Norris City's Sesquicentennial event this year. Mike Ray with Norris City Industries addressed the Norris City Council meeting Monday night, presenting each member with a special coin designed to commemorate…
The death toll from COVID-19 in the seven southeastern Illinois counties of White, Edwards, Wabash, Wayne, Gallatin, Saline and Hamilton has climbed to 120. According to officials with the Egyptian Public Health Department, two of the latest deaths were recorded in White County on Saturday, …
The White County Farm Bureau is partnering with the American Red Cross for its fourth annual “People Live When People Give” blood drive. The event has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 27.
A recent inspection of the White County jail in Carmi reveals the facility is in full compliance with all Illinois jail standards. The inspection was conducted Oct. 28 by officials with the Illinois Department of Corrections and included interviews with Jail Administrator Sheila Headlee.
In the midst of this dreadful, unrelenting pandemic, I think it's safe to say that we all could use a little good news – maybe even something to make us laugh. Good and or funny news hasn't been all that easy to find lately, but Carmi animal control officer Linda Aud provided a real gem this…
White County Board Chairman Don Puckett presided over his final monthly meeting last Tuesday, ending 10 years of service to the people of White County. In appreciation of his years of service, the board presented Puckett with an engraved clock.
Due to an increase in laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, the Norris City Omaha-Enfield School District has returned to full remote learning.
Winter sports in the Carmi White County school district will not go forward until conflicting guidance between the Illinois High School Association and the Illinois Department of Public Health is resolved.
The White County Board has approved the purchase of two new ambulances for the White County Ambulance Service. Since voters of White County nixed a one percent Public Safety Tax that would have provided funding for such purchases, the county will likely have to secure a bank loan to buy the …
An Equality, Ill. man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a head-on traffic crash more than a year ago that claimed the lives of a Norris City woman and her daughter.
The first of what will likely be many trial dates has been set in the first-degree murder trial of Brodey I. Murbarger. The 24-year-old former Fairfield man faces multiple charges related to the slaying of 15-year-old Megan Nichols of Fairfield.
When Destiny Tannahill Marsh enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, she had every intention of becoming a teacher.
Walter David Bertram, 41 of Thompsonville, Ill. has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a 2019 burglary of the Pattiki Coal Mine south of Carmi.
For the past three years, White County Coroner Chris Marsh has served as Chaplain of the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association. Turns out he's the first chaplain the group has had and it's a position he fell into quite by accident.
A group of upset farmers met with the Enfield Village Board last week in an effort to resolve a dispute over the posting of a road that would impact truckers delivering grain to the local elevator. Graham Giesler of Consolidated Grain and Barge addressed the board about signs recently posted…
An apparent accidental shooting last Saturday night has left a Maunie man seriously injured. The victim has been identified as Justin W. DeLong, 26 of Sheridan Street in Maunie.
The Carmi City Council has given its approval to seek a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCOE) grant to complete waterline improvement in the Hillsdale Drive area. Jim Brown of the engineering firm of Brown and Roberts told councilmen that the maximum amount available through…
Members of the White County Board have approved an amendment to Ranger Power’s permit to build a massive solar farm in southern White County. Ed Heller, a representative with New York-based Ranger Power asked the board to amend their permit to reflect the addition of around 620 acres of land…
Several linemen from the Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative are in Louisiana helping restore electrical service knocked out by Hurricane Laura. The Category 4 storm caused widespread damage along the Louisiana coast resulting in officials putting out the call for help.
A Crossville man faces felony charges in connection with the alleged assault of a Grayville police officer last month. Robert Steven McGill, Jr. 38 of Crossville was arrested Friday, Sept. 4 by Vanderburgh County, Ind. authorities on the no-bond White County warrant.
“It’s time to enforce cleaning up our town,” said Enfield Mayor Tom Harbour during the Aug. 18 meeting of the Board of Trustees. “We have several residents who need to clean up their property, now that we have an officer to issue citations for neglect.”
Walter David Bertram, 41 of Carmi has been sentenced to nine years in prison after his probation on a previous attempted burglary conviction was revoked. Bertram was sentenced Monday, Aug. 24 in White County Circuit court at Carmi.
One of White County’s most recognizable landmarks is gone – taken down in a matter of days. The former Continental Grain elevator at Epworth has been torn down to make room for an expansion of the adjacent Nutrien Ag Solutions plant.