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Police: Suspect at Large Following Stabbing at Grayville Days

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 31st, 2014

Officers were called to the corner of Middle and North Streets around 9:30pm Sunday.  27-year-old Dustin N. Robson of Grayville (420 W. South Street) was stabbed in the abdominal area.



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Carmi Woman Rescued from Muddy Embankment Near River Dam

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 31st, 2014

The victim, 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi, had been walking in the remote area on Saturday morning when she slipped and fell down a steep embankment.



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Photos: Grayville Days Parade

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

Emergency personnel, politicians, civic groups, and pageant queens participated in the 2014 Grayville Days parade.  The festival theme was “Growing Grayville’s Future: A Salute to Farmers.” 



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Chamber Releases Tentative Schedule for It's a White County Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

The festivities will be underway beginning on November 13 with Business After Hours hosted by H.D. Bean Jewelers.  Friday, November 21, will kick off the Holiday Shopping Stroll. 



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Enrollment Down Slightly at CWC Schools

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

District-wide enrollment is down 30 students from last year at Carmi-White County Schools.  See the sixth day enrollment statistics for all attendance centers in the district.



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Carmi Township Cemetery Trustees Discuss Maintenance, Approve Levy

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

Caretaker Danny Satterfield discussed the removal of a partially dead tree in the Old Graveyard.  The contractor may return to grind the stump this fall.  Another tree sustained heavy damage from a lightning strike.



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IDNR Delivers Revised Rules to Implement Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

The revised rules were submitted to the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) for a required second public notice period.



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Pre-Trial Set in Lowery Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

Special Prosecutor Mike Valentine will ask for a new trial date in the People v. Phillip Lowery.  A mistrial was declared in April after jurors could not reach a verdict in the case.



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Chamber to Hold Ribbon Cutting for James Cook, Agent for State Farm

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting for the recently relocated office of James Cook, State Farm Agent, located at 1340 Illinois Highway 1, Suite C (the strip mall near Wal-Mart), on September 5 at noon.



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August 28 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

On Thursday, the White County Sheriff’s Department received two reports of damaged telephone poles and stolen wiring.  The subjects cut the power electrical supply wires. 



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Norris City Teen Sentenced for Burglaries

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

19-year-old Levi D. Sork received a three year sentence to the Department of Corrections and two years of mandatory supervised release.  He must also pay court costs and restitution for the burglaries.



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White County Board Appoints Acting Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Terry Abell was named acting Supervisor of Assessments until October 28th.  At that time, another qualified person will be appointed to fill the remainder of Nancy Winter’s term, which expires on November 30th.



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Fracking Industry Officials Donating to Rauner

By: Associated Press
Aug 28th, 2014

The Winnetka businessman received nearly $240,000 from oil company officials looking to get the process up and running during a stop last month in southern Illinois.



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Brad Futrell, COO at HMHD Warns of New Tick Troubles Invading Our Region

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Brad Futrell has been with Hamilton Memorial Hospital for two decades, now serving as the Chief Operating Officer and recently discovered the new allergy a certain species of tick is transmitting at an alarming rate.



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Rotarians Welcome Therapist from Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Brenda Knuckles explained to the group that the SICPC has been operating since 1980, and is located at the First United Methodist Church building at 100 South Church Street in Carmi.



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Elastec/American Marine to Host International Oil Spill Response Workshop

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Elastec/American Marine will be hosting an international Oil Spill Response Workshop on the campus of the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana, September 8 – 11, 2014.



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ISP Launch Operation Fatal 4 For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent senseless tragedies during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.



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Mixed Feelings on Unemployment Figures

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

When compared year to year, counties throughout the region have unemployment numbers anywhere from 1.6 to 3 percent lower than 2013.  Looking month to month however paints a slightly less optimistic picture.



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Reserve Spot for 70th Annual Chamber Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host their 70th annual dinner Monday evening, October 6 at the First Christian Church.  This year’s event will once again include the State of the City address which will be delivered by Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard.  



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Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Releases July Enforcement Orders

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Sohail Khan, Benton – physician and surgeon license (036-089063) voluntarily relinquished in lieu of discipline for misrepresentation in applying for renewal of license.



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Enfield Man Charged in Baseball Bat Attack

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

22-year-old Levi Williams is accused of striking Andrew McCauley with a metal baseball bat.  The alleged incident occurred on 4th Street by Jefferson School on Tuesday evening.



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August 27 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department received five additional reports of utility pole damage and copper wire thefts on Wednesday.



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Chamber to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Do or Dye Salon

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting for Do or Dye Salon, located at 401 W Robinson Street, on September 3 at 3:45 p.m.  The recently opened salon is owned and operated by Maggi Brinkley.



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WADI to Accept LIHEAP Applications

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

WADI will begin making appointments and taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the Southeastern Illinois counties of Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White.



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Illinois Fracking Rules To Be Made Public Friday

By: Associated Press
Aug 28th, 2014

Those rules could be approved as early as next month, opening the door to oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin drilling the state’s shale rock in search of oil reserves.



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Carmi Farmers Market-Closed for the Season

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

The Carmi Farmers Market is closed for the season.  Market Manager Lanny Stocke says growers will return next spring. 



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Wayne-White Electric Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the recent thefts of copper wiring from grain bin electric meters and poles.



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Police: Carmi Man Struck By Baseball Bat

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

28-year-old Andrew L. McCauley suffered head, neck, and knee injuries.  He was transported to Hamilton Memorial Hospital by personal vehicle.



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Quinn Signs Law Allowing Study of Industrial Hemp

By: Associated Press
Aug 27th, 2014

Industrial hemp is in the same species as marijuana but has a negligible amount of marijuana's active ingredient. Hemp can be used in the production of plastics, fuel, textiles and food.



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Crossville Trustees Discuss Additional Lighting at Village Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Right now, the park has one light near the windsock.  Trustees would like to add dusk/dawn lights to improve visibility around the walking path. 



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Peabody Coal Transports Heavy Equipment for Rocky Branch Mine

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

The work has led to road closures on parts of old and new Illinois Route 13.  Some residents have also experienced power outages.



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Drivers Endure Long Delays on Route 1

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Drivers have endured long delays on Illinois Route 1 due to road construction.  Traffic backups have stretched through downtown because of repaving in East Carmi.



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Coston Files Appeal in Double Murder Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

Danny Coston is appealing the admission of his murder confession and requesting a new trial through the 5th District Appellate Court In Mt. Vernon.

Photo: Illinois Department of Corrections



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$1,000 Reward Offered for Information on Grain Bin Vandalism

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

Area thieves are stealing the copper wire from transformer connections and meter base poles in Wayne and White counties.



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Governor Signs Anti-Discrimination Law for Expectant Mothers

By: Illinois Radio Network
Aug 26th, 2014

The governor signed a law today that gives pregnant women some accommodations like limiting heavy lifting, more frequent bathroom breaks, and being able to sit down while working if possible.



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Crossville Woman Escapes Injury in Rollover Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

30-year-old Chesney C. Matz was traveling north on County Road 1500 East.  Her Hyundai SUV went up a sharp rise in the road, where the pavement changed to loose gravel.



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WCSO Investigating Utility Pole Damage, Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

In each instance, thieves have cut the utility pole and stripped the copper wiring from the meter base to the weather head.  Police initially stated that a chain saw had been used to cut the utility poles. 

Photo: White County Sheriff's Office



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Grayville Commissioners Finalize Agreements with Road Ranger, Hammell Properties

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

Road Ranger is building a new truck stop at the I-64 Plaza, just off Illinois Route 1.  The company recently deeded a small tract of land, approximately .06 acres, back to the City of Grayville.   



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Record Yield Estimates in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Michael Cole and Richard Kelley measure the length of ears and count kernel rows in a field in Mill Shoals Township in northwestern White County.



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Black Bears, Mountain Lions and Gray Wolves to be Protected in Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

The gray wolf, American black bear and mountain lion (cougar) will come under the protection of the Illinois Wildlife Code on Jan. 1, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced Monday.



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Posey County to Seek Grants for New Harmony Bridge Inspection

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Posey County Commissioner Carl Schmitz appeared on Open Line Monday to discuss the future of the Harmony Way Bridge.



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Carmi Man Charged with Aggravated Fleeing, Reckless Driving

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Police were able to clock Jarrod Talley’s motorcycle at 110 mph between County Road 1100 North and Brownsville.  The pursuit began on Oak Street in Carmi and ended near Randy Graves’ residence on Route 1.



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Reward Offered in Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in a string of copper wire thefts.  The first case was reported on Friday by a Wayne-White Electric employee.



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August 22-24 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

18-year-old Jacklyn D. Lamont of Enfield was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.  She is charged with retail theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia.



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Volunteers Conduct Search for Joelle Lockwood

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Volunteers gathered in Dogtown (Rising Sun) on Sunday to search for evidence in an Evansville woman’s disappearance.  Joelle Lockwood has been missing since July 9th



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Nancy A. Winter, White County Supervisor of Assessments, Passes Away

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Nancy graduated in 1963 from Carmi Township High School.  She owned and operated Fickert Hardware and later worked in sales for Carmi Broadcasting Company. 



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Governor Quinn Opens Du Quoin State Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn today opened the Du Quoin State Fair, the annual 10-day southern Illinois showcase of agriculture, entertainment and some of the world’s best harness racing.

Photo: Du Quoin State Fair



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August 21 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Robbie Darnell reported the theft of his prescription medication.  The 100 Xanax pills were stolen from his grandfather’s truck at Dollar General or Little Giant.  



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Halloween Fun Planned at Burrell’s Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

The campsites will be judged and a winner of the best decorated campsite will be announced on October 25 at the costume contest and will receive a prize of $15 Carmi Dollars.



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CWC Football Coach Previews Upcoming Season

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Carmi’s roster includes 57 players, of which 23 are freshmen.  Kurt Simon credited the 12 seniors with taking leadership roles in practice.



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Carmi Rotary Adds Two Members, Hears Presentation from BCHFS

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

During the business meeting, retired judge Henry Lewis inducted Lyn Stephens and Robert Laumeier as new members.  The guest speaker was Rhiannon Storm from the Baptist Children’s home.   



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Trooper Risks His Own Life to Save Drowning Motorist

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials are crediting District 19 Trooper Jason Blessing, a 13 year veteran of the ISP, with helping to save the life of a motorist whose vehicle became fully submerged in rapidly moving water.

Photo: McLeansboro Fire Department



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Governor Quinn Announces $3.2 Million for Construction Project in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

Nearly 15 miles of Illinois Route 1 between Grayville and Carmi will be resurfaced and patched for $3,223,058 by Howell Paving, Inc. of Mattoon, the lower of two bidders.



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Meth Lab Found Near Kuykendall Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the suspicious bag at 1450 County Road 1500 East.  A deputy found the backpack leaning up against the cemetery fence.



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Wayne-White Electric CEO Requests Comments on EPA Rules

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative President/CEO Daryl Donjon believes the rules would lead to higher electricity costs for everyone in Southern Illinois. 



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Helping Hand Food Pantry to Close on September 1st

By: WROYWRUL news
Aug 20th, 2014

The mission was organized 16 years ago by Jennifer Fitzlaff, a Crossville resident, wife, and mother of two daughters.  The volunteer organization began with the intent to provide supplemental food to low income families at no cost.



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State Sen. Righter: Governor Signs Much-Needed Law Enforcement Legislation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Law enforcement agencies will soon be able to use technology such as Skype to speed up the process of obtaining warrants, thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn.



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Fire Marshal Investigating Mobile Home Blaze

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

A house trailer caught fire around 2am Wednesday at 816 9th Street.  The residence was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

Photo: White County Sheriff's Department



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Illinois Landowner Grant Program Accepting Applications

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced today that private property owners in Illinois can receive funding assistance to plug abandoned oil and gas wells located on their property.



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Law Aims to Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By: Illinois Radio Network
Aug 20th, 2014

The newly signed law requires the Illinois High School Association to give athletic staff an online training course on concussions. Gov. Pat Quinn believes the result will be fewer injuries to students.

Photo: Illinois Governor's Office



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Collinsville Man Receives 20 Year Sentence in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck on November 23rd.  He pleaded guilty in July to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated DUI. 



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"Where There's a Will, There's a Harmony Way"

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners are now in the process of developing a plan and a sub-committee of commissioners to help tackle the group’s newest interest.



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Construction, Activities Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Allen Excavating is expanding the pond at Burrell’s Woods.  The contractor has removed several trees and divided the shelter house.  The shelter house will be moved to another location in the park.



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City CPA Asks Aldermen to Consider Water Rate Increase

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

City CPA Keith Botsch attended Monday’s city council meeting to present financial statements for the City of Carmi and Light & Water Departments. 



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CWC Schools Apply for $1.1 Million in Grants

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

They provide for significant student opportunities and programs and represent a substantial portion of the district’s total projected education fund revenue.  The district will work to obtain additional competitive grant funds as the opportunities occur.



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Mt. Carmel Police Investigate Death of 8-Week-Old Child

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

At 7:43 am on August 18th, police received a 911 call in reference to a child not breathing at 406 W. 4th Street.  Ambulance, fire, and police personnel responded to the residence.



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Interview: Dale, Cribbs Promote Bulldog Booster Club

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

The organization is raising funds for the CWCHS tennis team.  The Booster Club would also like to improve the restrooms at the weight room (near the football field).



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New Generator in Place at City-County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Gire’s Garage has moved the new generator into place for the City-County Jail.  Marshall Electric will finish the project wiring this week.  The generator sits on a thick concrete slab, poured by City of Carmi employees.



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Hein Makes 1000th Skydive Freefall

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Saturday at the Carmi Airport, Bill Hein of New Harmony, Indiana made his 1000th skydive freefall with Parachutes Over Carmi.  After taking about a 10 year "vacation" from the sport (to put his four daughters through college), Bill returned a few years ago to start teaching again and share his love of skydiving.



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Don and Dorothy Garrett Honored for August Yard of the Month

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

The home of Don and Dorothy Garrett, located on Daras Drive, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for August.  They will be displaying the “Yard of the Month” sign and have received $50 in Carmi Gift Certificates.



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Carmi Man Jailed for Altercation at Carmi Motel

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

24-year-old Ricky R. Rush was apprehended by police after two foot pursuits.  White County Dispatch received a 911 call around 10pm Saturday in reference to a fight in progress.



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Car Hits Apartment Building, Driver Charged with DUI

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

41-year-old Tracy L. Russell is also charged with Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash.  The wreck happened around 11:50pm Saturday.



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August 15-17 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

On Saturday, Grayville Police responded to IGA in reference to a female attempting to cash checks.  After speaking to the store manager, the officer located the woman near Main and Vine Streets. 



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Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Saturday’s mobile home fire in Carmi.  One person was killed in the blaze at 407 8th Street.



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Illinois Colleges To Be Smoke-Free Indoors And Out

By: Associated Press
Aug 18th, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn says he's signed a law that bans indoor and outdoor smoking at all state-supported colleges and universities.



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Factory Connection To Open This Saturday

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The store offers a wide selection of brand name fashions for Juniors, Misses, Plus, Men’s and Young Men’s, along with accessories and shoes. 



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SIC's Outdoor Shooting Range is Open for Class

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The new shooting range at SIC was designed by Bacon Farmer Workman engineers to NRA specifications for safety and constructed by Lakeland Corporation. 



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Elastec's MediBurn May Play a Part in the Ebola Fight

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Elastec/American Marine Sales Manager Jeremy Pretzsch has been busy fielding inquiries about MediBurn, a portable medical waste incinerator, as a weapon in the fight to help curb the spread of Ebola.

Photo: Elastec/American Marine



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Showcase Your Family's Tractor This Labor Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

You are invited to tour Wayne County’s Sam Dale Lake during the 6th annual Wayne County Antique Tractor Drive.  The event will be held on Labor Day… Monday, September 1. 



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Wabash General's Sports Medicine Department Brings "A" Game to Kiwanis

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Wabash General Hospital started its Sports Medicine program in 2005 with the addition of orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Julko Fullop.  Since then, the department has added physician assistants to work alongside Dr. Fullop and certified athletic trainers to provide coverage to surrounding schools.



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SIC Adapts to GED Changes

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

SIC is offering free GED Classes beginning Sept. 2. Instruction includes all classes, materials and practice tests at no charge.  Students may register during the first class session.



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Lucky Stop Pays Off; Norris City Man Wins $50,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

“I was driving home from Pennsylvania when I decided to stop at the store to buy a snack and a Powerball ticket.  I never imagined it would be such a lucky stop!” said Richard Clodfelter after winning a $50,000 Powerball  prize. 



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Brian Atteberry Appointed to Carmi Township Cemetery Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Atteberry will fill the remainder of Jimmy Elder’s term, which expires in December 2016.  Elder passed away in July.  Atteberry received unanimous support from the township trustees.   



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Liability Insurance Carrier Outlines Recommendations for White County Departments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

At Tuesday’s county board meeting, the County Engineer, Ambulance Director and Sheriff discussed their efforts to address the safety measures.

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White County Jail Passes Inspection from U.S. Marshals Service

County Board Approves Federal Aid Agreements



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Sneak Peak: New Board Room for First Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

First Bank has been renovating the old White County Bank in Downtown Carmi.  A beautiful stained glass dome is featured in the ceiling of the new board room.



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Guardian Center Receives $2,000 Donation from Anti-Crime Fund

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

White County Sheriff, Doug Maier, presented The Guardian Center with a check for $2,000 from the White County Anti-Crime Fund for the Center’s new children’s advocacy center at 1124 West Oak Street in Carmi.



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Wabash Christian Rehab Manager Addresses Concussion Management

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 8th, 2014

Experts recently changed the classification of concussions to a brain injury to highlight the importance of treatment.  According to Smith, 65 percent of concussions occur in children under the age of 18. 



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Mallette Outlines Carmi Township Government on Open Line

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 7th, 2014

Jimmie Mallette has served as Carmi Township Supervisor since 2001.  As Chief Financial Officer for the township, she creates the budgets and levies, conducts meetings, and runs the assistance program.



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Maier Named 2nd Vice President of Illinois Sheriffs' Association

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

He just returned from a summer training conference, held August 3-5, in Decatur.  Maier would become president of the organization in two years if he wins re-election this November.



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Grayville Commissioners Authorize $3.5 Million in Revenue Bonds

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 4th, 2014

Grayville commissioners have authorized up to $3.5 million in alternate revenue bonds to fund improvements at the I-64 Plaza.  The city council approved the funding at a special meeting on Monday. 

Photo: Ground Work for Road Ranger Truck Stop



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Airport Manager Highlights Improvements

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 5th, 2014

Crews have finished repainting the terminal building and installing new trim.  The picnic tables and benches received a fresh coat of paint.  Some additional landscaping is planned.



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Carmi Council Agrees to Update Security Cameras at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 5th, 2014

Aldermen approved the purchase of eight new high-definition cameras from JK Computer Solutions.  Mayor Jeff Pollard said vandalism has increased at Burrell’s Woods in recent months. 



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Demolition Derby Delivers a Pounding Success

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 4th, 2014

The father/son combo of Rick and Jeremy Belford made sure the Old School class trophy would remain in White County after this year’s competition. 



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Hale, Smock Win Thursday Throwdown Talent Show

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

Miranda Hale and Kayla Smock won the inaugural WRUL Thursday Throwdown Talent Show at the White County Fair.  The duo sang a heart stopping rendition of Hallelujah. 



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Ward Wins Back to Back Races at White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Ward drove Whitneyreanna to victory in the filly division of the Open Pace.  He followed that win with a victory in the colt division.  Smoke Rings beat out another Carmi-based pacer, Tim’s Finale, from the Barbre stable.



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Carmi Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Damage, Trespass and Battery

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

A Carmi man has been sentenced on several charges related to a shots fired incident in October 2013.



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The Social House Sold to Gary Boggs Family

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The previous owners, Marge Pfister and Julie Shearer, were on Open Line to discuss the sale.  “They are going to take it over and continue it as a Bed & Breakfast and social event venue," said Shearer.   



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White County Fair Crowns 2014 Royalty

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Pictured (L-R): Miss White County Fair Dayna Burnett, Junior Miss Alexis Conner, and Little Miss Allee Martin  



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Indiana to End Tolls on Wabash Memorial Bridge

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 26th, 2014

Effective July 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation will stop collecting tolls for motorists crossing the Wabash Memorial Bridge in Posey County, Ind. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Owes City $500,000 in Loan Payments, Utility Expenses

By: WROYWRUL News
May 6th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart spoke to the city council on Monday about the delinquencies.  He also shed light on several tax liens and a federal court judgment against Phoenix.



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City of Carmi Seeks State Audit of Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart was told that a $1.477 million payment from the state to Phoenix had been processed.  The net which Phoenix Nursing Home received was $1.186 million.  That money remains "parked" with the IRS. 



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Carmi Police Chief Randy Hamblin to Retire After 29 Years

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 5th, 2014

A reception will be held for Chief Hamblin from 12pm-3pm Friday at the City Council Chambers.  The public is invited to stop by and wish Hamblin a happy retirement. 



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Corn Days 2014 Entertainment Announced

By: WROYWRULNews
Jun 26th, 2014

Breaking away from recent tradition, the organization turns to country up and comers Josh Thompson and Leah Turner



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Harness Racing Kicks Off 136th White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Carmi-based Humble Hero won the 4-Year-Old & Up Pace, sponsored by the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association.  Track announcer Carl Becker said Harold Poore was looking for a race horse and found it in the Barbre stable.



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Keith Brooks Retiring After 38 Years in Law Enforcement

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 21st, 2014

Deputy Keith Brooks receives a retirement plaque from White County Sheriff Doug Maier.  Brooks will retire Monday with 38 years of law enforcement experience. 



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Dillman Family Offers $20,000 Towards Revitalization of Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2014

The Dillman family has offered $20,000 toward the excavating, restocking, and beautification of the pond.  In return, they would like to place a monument by the water and rename the pond as the Gregory W. Dillman Memorial Pond at Burrell’s Woods.



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Grayville Council Approves Bid for Street Construction at I-64 Plaza

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Kieffer Brothers of Mt. Carmel estimates the project cost at $630,109.04.  Stephenson Street will provide access to the planned Road Ranger Truck Stop and new Subway restaurant.



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Council Approves List of 19 Motor Fuel Tax Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

The repairs are estimated at $431,000 and range from pavement removal and replacement to new culverts and riprap.

Photo: 3rd and Shipley Streets



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City to Offer AquaLine Protection Service to Water Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Bud and Ed Bates were present at Monday’s council meeting to address the insurance service.  They explained that residential customers are actually responsible for the water service line between the meter and their home.



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Guardian Center to Purchase Former WADI Office in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 7th, 2014

The child advocacy center is buying the property at 1124 Oak Street from John Oliver.  A public meeting is scheduled for July 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Carmi City Council Chambers.   



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Tenants Announced for Revamped Strip Mall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard said the tenants will include Midway BBQ Shack, AT&T, State Finance, James Cook State Farm, and the Factory Connection. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Pays $90,000 Toward Overdue Utility Bills

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Greg Stewart has been in contact with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and their audit division for not-for-profit or charitable organizations.  They are addressing the issue of an audit for Phoenix Nursing and the Phoenix Foundation.



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Carmi Family Dental to Host 2nd Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" Event

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

The office provides the first 100+ patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning.  The event is scheduled for September 19th.  “It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Dr. Roser. 

Photo: Carmi Family Dental Facebook Page



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Supporters, Opponents of AquaLine Protection Service Speak Out

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Alderman approved the service for residential water customers at the July 7th meeting.  Residents will notice a line item of $3.75 on their monthly bill unless they choose to “opt-out.”   

Photo: Charles Preston addressed the Carmi City Council before a packed house.



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Wyoming-Based Firm Interested in Building Medical Marijuana Facility at Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

The Grayville City Council has approved a real estate contract with Deerpath Development, LLC.  The site approved by the city council spans 22.85 acres at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).

Other News:

Commissioners Approve Engineering Agreement for IDOT Grant

O'Daniel Trucking to Relocate Ditch at I-64 Plaza



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Burrell's Woods Boogie Kicks Off the Deep Roots Festival to a Large Crowd

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 1st, 2014

The next Deep Roots Festival event is scheduled for July 26 at 6:30 p.m., also at Burrell Park. Titled "A Saturday In The Park," the music kicks off with a set by Mark Rogers, who will likely be accompanied by some special guests.



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Poshard: "I love this town, its people"

By: WROYWRUL News
May 30th, 2014

Glenn Poshard is a 1962 graduate of Carmi Township High School and former U.S. Congressman.  He recently retired as President of Southern Illinois University.  



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Outdoor Amphitheater Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Darrell Marshall, Greg McVey, and Jade McAllister approached the mayor about the idea.  McAllister owns the farm ground on the left as you drive into Burrell’s Woods.  He would like to donate the two acres nearest to the park for the amphitheater construction.     



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Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Faces Another Lawsuit, City Awaits Financial Records

By: WROYWRUL News
May 20th, 2014

The skilled care facility owes the city approximately $500,000 in revolving loan fund payments and utility expenses.  At the May 5th council meeting, aldermen instructed Administrator Lil Fortner to turn over general ledgers and related financial documents.



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: Toby Brown
Jun 6th, 2014



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