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.

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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…

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Three armed suspects robbed the Super-8 Motel in Grayville and Jumpin' Jimmy's in Mount Carmel early Friday morning making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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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.

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.

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Rides Mass Transit District, providing transportation services to several area counties is the recipient of a major Rebuild Illinois grant.

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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.

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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.

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Clayton Andrew “Andy” Swanner has entered an open plea of “guilty but mentally ill” to a charge of first degree murder.

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The Village of Norris City has a new police officer. Ethan Jones took the oath of office Monday night during the monthly meeting of the Norris City Board.

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for a municipal new park on the site of the old movie theater in downtown Carmi.

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.

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The only Carmi White County School Board member to vote NO on the district's back to school plan has abruptly resigned. 

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…

The recently opened Fairfield Memorial Hospital Horizon Healthcare Carmi Medical Clinic has been awarded exemplary provider accreditation.

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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.

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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.”

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Nathan A. Johnson, 29 of James Avenue in Carmi has been jailed in connection with a stabbing last Thursday night.

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.