The White County Sheriff has increased Norris City’s dispatching fee by an astounding 46%. This time last year, the Sheriff’s department sent letters to all White County towns and villages charging fees for dispatching non-emergency calls. Initially, Norris City was charged $12,000. After a …

Henry Bullock gave Santa an ear-full of Christmas ideas on his first night in Carmi. Santa will be in his cottage on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and December 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Family Traditions won the Best Decorated Christmas Tree at the Festival of Trees this year. The Wabash Chapter DAR presented them with a monetary gift.

The Enfield Christian Church will be hosting a “Live Nativity” on December 7 and 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Traffic will be directed onto North Street and then back up Hosick to view the nativity. Inside the church there will be cookies, coffee and hot chocolate.

Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces results of a Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol conducted in White County during November. This patrol allowed the ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding a…

Nicholas Talley, 32 of Carmi, has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty December 2 to three separate felony charges.  Talley was sentenced in White County Circuit Court to four years in prison on convictions of being in possession of methamphetamine, a class-3 felony, domestic batte…

On November 22, the Town and Country Clovers held their fourth meeting at the home of Janice Gates. Before the meeting, they made Visual Arts Wood projects and signed Christmas cards. Eleven members, one Cloverbud and two leaders were present.

On November 25 an officer with the White County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Doug Maier and the Illinois Police Drug Task Force went to a residence in Enfield for Justin Kays. Kays, 27 of Carmi, had a warrant out of Wayne County for petition to revoke probation and was arrested. His bond wa…

A Carmi man arrested on a methamphetamine charge has been sentenced to six years in prison. Alex R. Ricketts, 32 appeared in White County Circuit Court on Wednesday, November 27 and entered a guilty plea to a class-3 felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and drew the six year sentence.

Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in White and Saline counties during December. OREP’s allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law requires all…

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Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces the ISP will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in White County during December. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.

In White County Circuit Court Monday, December 2, a Harrisburg woman was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to drug and shoplifting charges.  Ladonna M. Cissna, 57, was sentenced to three years in prison on a class-3 felony charge of being in possession of methamphetamine…

On November 26, Sidney McCombs called the Carmi Police Department about a noise complaint from an upstairs apartment complex on Stewart Street. McCombs also signed a complaint for theft of a foot stool against Sarah Mckenzie. Mckenzie, 39 of Carmi, was arrested for disorderly conduct after t…

On November 26, 24-year old James McFarland, of Grayville, was sentenced to two years mandatory supervised release and seven years to the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. McFarland was recommended to participate in the Impact Incarceration Program …

It was a unanimous decision by the Village of Enfield to prohibit the buying and selling of Cannabis.

Harold Maurer is presented an Appreciation Award for Meritorious and Distinguished Service by Carmi VFW Post 3851. Harold has served this post honorably and selflessly for many years and he still is going strong. We can always count on Harold to help us keep the post running. Harold dedicate…

Peter G. Smoot, 49 of rural Carmi has been arrested on charges he was in possession of a pickup truck reported stolen in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  White County Sheriff's police were dispatched to the Mike 

A New Haven man who stole a piece of maintenance equipment from a rural White County cemetery has been sentenced to nine years in prison.  In White County Circuit Court Monday, November 25, Joseph D. Webb, 38 was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a class-2 felony charge of burglary.

Carmi City Police report the arrest of an Enfield man on a charge of drunk driving.  Randy M. Stecyk, Sr., 46 of County Road 600 E. Enfield was arrested around 1:41 A.M. Sunday, November 24.

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is generally one of the busiest travel holiday periods of the year. As millions of travelers take to Illinois roadways to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander Lieutenant Lance Hinkle wants to remind motorists to drive safely.

On November 20, a White County Sheriff’s officer responded to a residence in Carmi referencing to a report of a mailbox being damaged. James Carroll advised that he lived at the residence and noticed that someone knocked the upper portion of his mailbox off the lower base. The upper portion …

The White County Fraternal Order of Police will be accepting donations for our Cops and Kids Christmas program. The program benefits underprivileged children here in White County. The even will take place on December 21 at Wal-Mart in Carmi. This is our twentieth year of running the program.…

A special meeting was called by the Norris City Village Board to discuss the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500. The truck was offered to the Norris City police department by White County Ford for $15,000. Sold by a private owner, the truck was in great condition for purchase. It has enough r…

Mill Shoals received help from Mary Gillard, from Botsch and Associates CPA’s, involving their Village Annual Audit Summary and Findings.

On November 14 a responding officer made contact with a subject walking north on Illinois Highway 1. The officer made contact with the subject and identified the male as Christopher P. Sturgal, 31 of Carmi. Sturgal was wanted on a White County warrant for failure to appear on a driving while…

25-year old Celina Prince was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections on November 18. She was charged with Burglary, a class 2 felony, and will be serving 4 years and 2 years on mandatory supervised release. 

Coleen Hodge, 41 of Crossville, was arrested at a residence on First Street in Crossville on a Body Attachment warrant for Contempt of Court. Hodge posted $100 at the White County Jail and was released.

Meals will be served at the First Christian Church (corner of Plum and Bohleber in Carmi)and home deliveries will be provided. This will be taking place on Thursday, Nov. 28th from 11 am to 1 pm at no cost. Transportation will be available for those who may need a ride to the church to enjoy…