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Ribbon Cutting Held at Guardian Center

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

“The Guardian Center has a beautiful new facility.  They are an asset to the community and we are pleased to help them celebrate their new location,” noted Chamber Director Holly Healy.



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Two Carmi Teens Injured in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

17-year-old Hailey N. Winkleman was traveling north when she lost control of the Kia Utility SUV.  An investigation revealed Winkleman ran off the shoulder on the east side, causing control loss.



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Norris City Man Jailed on Domestic Battery Charge

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

25-year-old Joseph E. Personette is accused of threatening 24-year-old Candy Ramsey with a knife and shoving her.  White County Dispatch received a 911 call about the alleged altercation at 836 IL Highway 141.

Other Stories:

Crossville Man Apprehended on Warrant

Substantial Home Burglary Reported in Rural Carmi



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Carmi Council Renews Risk Management Insurance for 2015

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

Aldermen opted to stay with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.  City Clerk Brian Allen reported an increase of 6.7 percent ($19,446) from the previous year.



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Enfield Board Approves Funds for Billing Change

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

With the $2 monthly maintenance fee increase in the gas bill, the Enfield Village Board approved appropriating $650, the cost to change the paper bill that customers receive. 



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Courts Warning About Scam Over 'Missed' Jury Duty

By: Associated Press
Dec 17th, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued an alert to courts throughout the state, saying that the scam has recently been carried out in Kendall County.



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Posey County Commissioners Give Tentative Approval to New Harmony Bridge Purchase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

On a 2-1 vote, the Posey County Commissioners agreed to enter into a contract to purchase the Harmony Way Bridge from the White County Bridge Commission.  The purchase is subject to a number of conditions, set forth in the contract.



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White County Ambulance Service Hoping to Update Rescue Equipment

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

The White County Ambulance Service and Rescue is seeking donations for the purchase of newly refurbished auto extrication tools.  The new tools, according to Adam Allen are used, but inspected and defective or excessively worn parts are replaced. 



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December 15 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

35-year-old Miranda K. Travelstead of Carmi was jailed early Tuesday on a domestic battery charge.  Police responded to a reported altercation at 607 Summit Street. 



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Court News-Edwards and Hamilton Counties

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

A Mt. Vernon, IL teen accepted a seven year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a Class 2 Felony charge of burglary. 

Other News:

McLeansboro Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Cannabis

Albion Man Sentenced for Aggravated Battery



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Juveniles Charged for Mailbox Vandalism Near Eldorado

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

On Friday, December 12th, Saline County Central Dispatch received calls, reporting mailboxes being damaged at 9:30pm.  Deputies took several reports from homes on Wesley Chapel Road, Crossroad School Road, and Greenhill Road.



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Update: Petitions Available for April Consolidated Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

Candidates may file petitions for the April Consolidated Election until Monday, December 22nd.



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CWC School Board Approves Tax Levy Increase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2014 are $5,347,713 compared to $5,007,533 in 2013.



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Discovery Recount Held in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

Officials reviewed votes from two races in November’s election.  However, the recount showed the same results in six precincts from Eldorado and one from Raleigh. 



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Gov.-Elect Rauner Announces Inauguration Events

By: Associated Press
Dec 16th, 2014

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's inaugural festivities will include a dinner at the Illinois Capitol, a concert and a free event at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.



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Cullerton Wants 2016 Comptroller Special Election

By: Associated Press
Dec 16th, 2014

Senate President John Cullerton says there should be an "immediate" lawmaker special session to make plans for a 2016 election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.



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Amber Alert Cancelled; Suspect in Custody

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

An amber alert was issued Monday for 9-year-old Corbyn Erwin and 7-year-old Celsie Erwin.  The girls’ stepfather, Damon Jones of Johnston City was apprehended without incident.



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Former Mt. Carmel Teacher Sentenced for Criminal Sexual Abuse

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

28-year-old Kirby J. Cheesman received one year of conditional discharge and a stayed 6 month jail sentence.  She must also pay fines and court costs, exceeding $1400. 



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Search Continues for Missing Wayne County Man

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

The search continues for a missing Wayne County man, who may have driven his four-wheeler into backwater near Fairfield.

Image: Google Maps



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Christmas Story Hour Held at Carmi Library

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

Brenda Questelle conducted the story hour and activities including reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas", games, snowman and gingerbread man cookies, and a craft making"Reindeer Food." 



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Good Crop Year But Lower Commodity Prices

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 15th, 2014

Corn will come in at 200 bushels an acre, up from 178 last year, and beans will come in at 56, up from 50, according to USDA projections.

Photo: White County Farm Bureau-Crop Tour



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Nominations Accepted for Director of White County SWCD

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of Director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district. 



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Shawnee National Forest Annual Notice of Seasonal Closures

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

With the change in seasons, the Shawnee National Forest (NF) wishes to remind the public of seasonal closures for some Forest areas, including recreation sites, roads and wilderness trails.



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Richland County Woman Indicted on Meth Charge

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

43-year-old Jacque Lee Brown of Olney is accused of possessing Pseudoephedrine pills, knowing they would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. 



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December 12-14 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident involving a Carmi-White County school bus.  Hannah Blake of Carmi was traveling north on 9th Street when she failed to stop in time and rear-ended the bus. 



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Important Deadline Arrives for Enrollment on Health Insurance Exchange

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 15th, 2014

It’s the day you’ll be automatically renewed if you’re an existing customer who does nothing, and it’s the last day to sign up and have insurance take effect Jan. 1.



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Postal Service Braces for Busiest Mailing Day

By: Associated Press
Dec 15th, 2014

The agency says that Monday will mark its busiest mailing day of the year, with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed.



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Santa House Hours for December 20 and 21

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

Santa will be in his house in Veteran’s Park to visit with children on Saturday, December 20, from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, December 21, from 1-5 p.m.



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"Amp It Up" at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Darrell Marshall and Greg McVey appeared on Open Line to highlight “Amp It Up,” a fundraising effort to build an amphitheater at Burrell’s Woods. 



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Police Receive Night Vision Goggles

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Jerry and Dena Applewhite have donated night vision goggles to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Carmi Police Department and Grayville Police Department in honor of Dena’s mother Sandra Grawey.



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ISP District 19 Conducts Annual Charity Auction

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Retired District 19 Troopers and current staff, along with local businesses and vendors, donated the various items that were auctioned off.  At the end of the day, $2,100.00 was raised from the Charity Auction and other monetary donations.



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Ameren, ComEd Get OK to Raise Rates in Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The commission this week authorized an 11 percent overall raise for ComEd and 17.4 percent overall raise for Ameren Illinois.



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Landowners Have Right to Protect Water Testing Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Oil and gas companies may begin contacting landowners near well sites where hydraulic fracturing may occur, regarding water quality testing required by the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. 



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Matt Rush Elected State Young Leader Chairman

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Committee elected its 2014-2015 committee members during the IFB Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, December 6-9.



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Lighted Yard Contest Winner Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Jeff and Amy Buttry family on Valter Drive have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Lighted Home Award. 



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Chamber Welcomes New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

During the monthly meeting of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Thursday evening, the Board of Directors welcomed Weber Auto Repair Center and Kati Sturgal, Shelter Insurance Agent. 



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Crossville Man Accused of Stealing Golf Cart

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

25-year-old Devin R. Ward remains in the White County Jail on a felony theft charge.  White County Dispatch received a report of a suspicious person on Thursday morning.



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"We Care" Graduation Held at Booth School in Enfield

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The 10-week course is aimed at teaching students positive decision making skills.  Similar to D.A.R.E., “We Care” seeks to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and other forms of violent behavior. 



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Anthony Huffer Talks Cars at Rotary Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Anthony told the group that he had been in the car business since 1989. He stated that when he began his career, there were four dealers in Carmi; that number has now been cut in half.



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Kiwanis Members Entertain and Give Back to Brownsville School

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Brownsville principal Cindy Hoskins looks forward annually to visitors from the Carmi Kiwanis Club and this year was no different.  The nearly 70 Brownsville students welcomed not just Kiwanis members and not just Key Clubbers, but also Santa himself. 



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SIC Board of Trustees Discusses Future Budgets, Names Outdoor Complex

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The Charles Hearn Outdoor Educational Complex is a section of campus containing training areas for programs including fire science, firearms, archery, coal mining, among other related educational offerings.



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Shimkus Supports FY2015 Spending Bill

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) today voted to fund most federal government operations through the end of the fiscal year in September 2015.



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FMH's Employee of the Month-November

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

In November, Lindsay Wells, RN, who serves as primary nurse for Physician Assistant, Celena McCandless at Horizon Healthcare, was named FMH’s Employee of the Month. 



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Farm Bureau Policy Submittals Endorsed by Delegates

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Wayne County Farm Bureau delegates to the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Annual Meeting were successful in gaining approval of several policy submittals presented for consideration.



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Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Underway

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Volunteers from the community will ring the bell through Christmas Eve, requesting donations for people in need.



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Bank Robbery Under Investigation in Carrier Mills

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Two people are wanted for a bank robbery in Carrier Mills.  The incident was reported to Saline County Central Dispatch around noon Wednesday. 



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ISP District 19 Announces November Activity and Enforcement

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, answered 285 calls for service and initiated 1,318 incidents in the field during the month.



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Photos: City of Carmi Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Work begins on the new sewer line for the west Industrial Park.  Street work is scheduled for the spring, when weather permits.



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Future of Harmony Way Bridge Remains Uncertain

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners voted to take ownership of the bridge at their meeting in August.  But another vote is scheduled for December 16th to approve the purchase.



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County Roads Show Signs of Wear from Drilling Activity

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

At least three different outfits are extracting oil from wells in Gray Township.  Road Commissioner Bill Baxter believes the companies are doing better than previous years to purchase rock.



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White County Historical Society Board of Directors Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Suellen Smith reminded board members that The Illinois State Society of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century will hold a meeting in Carmi on March 21, 2015 to place a recognition plaque on The Mary Smith Fay Genealogy Library building. 



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Kiwanis Donates to FOP/Cops & Kids

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

The total stands at more than $6,800 now for the Fraternal Order of Police’s Cops & Kids shopping program.  That after Kiwanis president Chris Myers made the club’s formal donation of $300 to officer Jonathan Lucas Wednesday morning.



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IECC Board of Trustees Fill Vacancy

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges’ Board of Trustees filled a trustee vacancy at the regular meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014, held at Frontier Community College. 



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Food Friends Present Edible Gifts Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

The cooking program introduced attendees to some new and unique ideas for gifts to make and share this holiday season. 



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Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At Age 70

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 10th, 2014

She had served in Springfield in some capacity dating back to her election to the Illinois House in 1980, followed by a stint in the Senate, and then 12 years as the state’s treasurer.

Photo: Illinois Radio Network



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Norris City Man Held on Sexual Assault Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

32-year-old Roman D. Yates was apprehended on Saturday in Creal Springs.  Police Chief Nick Rider tells WSIL-TV an officer caught Yates with a 16-year-old girl. 



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White County Board Appoints Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

On Tuesday, the White County Board agreed to appoint Terry Abell as Supervisor of Assessments for a term that will end on November 30, 2016.



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Carmi Township Trustees Conduct Final Meeting for 2014

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

Supervisor Jimmie Mallette presented the fund balance report.  She reported income of $169,337.92 and expenses of $27,235.93.  The township received its final tax payment for the year.



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Illinois Ends Contract with Northstar Lottery

By: Associated Press
Dec 10th, 2014

A state contract with the private vendor that ran the Illinois Lottery has been formally terminated —and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner isn't happy with the terms the current governor negotiated.



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Firearm Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 76,547 Deer

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

Preliminary figures for the second segment of the firearm season totaled 24,717, up 34 percent from 18,483 in 2013.

Photo: University of Illinois Extension



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Gottzz's To Open New Patio

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

Recently, Denton Weiss and Matt Slay purchased the restaurant from Tony Gott.  Gottzz’s serves up traditional favorites and features a large buffet on Sundays. 

Photo: Facebook



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Grayville Council Approves Payment to O'Daniel, Blankenberger for Ditch Relocation

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

O’Daniel won contract approval for a ditch relocation project, necessary for Road Ranger to build.  The company sublet part of this work to Blankenberger Brothers, Inc. of Cynthiana, IN, the contractor for Road Ranger.  



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Firefighters Respond to Machine Shed Blaze

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

Crews were dispatched to West Farms at 617 County Road 25 East around 9:15pm.  Norris City Fire Chief Roy Kissel says the machine shed contained combines, semis, antique cars and tractors.



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Harrisburg Man Sentenced for Robbing Old National Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

39-year-old Shawn T. Gregory pled guilty on September 17th to a four-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit bank robbery, aiding and abetting a bank robbery, aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.



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December 8 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

44-year-old Barbara S. Swalls of Mt. Vernon, IN was arrested for DUI and Possession of Cannabis-Less Than 2.5 Grams.  Carmi Police stopped Swalls in the Brown’s Feed Store lot off 5th Street. 



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Area High School Students Attend SIC Applied Technology Spotlight Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

Carmi students (L-R), senior Kassi Buchanan and juniors Kaylee Sneed and Tiffany Winkleman, work on activities while learning more about Early Childhood Education during SIC’s Applied Technology Spotlight Day on Dec. 5.




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FOP Seeking Donations for Cops and Kids Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

Sons of the American Legion donated $100 to Cops and Kids Christmas on Monday.  Bill Passmore and Dennis O’Dell presented a check to Sheila Headlee and Wayne McKenzie of the White County FOP.    



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State Sen. Dale Righter Addresses Minimum Wage

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) appeared on Open Line to discuss the recently concluded fall veto session.  The Illinois Senate passed a bill to increase the minimum wage, but the House adjourned sine die, meaning the bill is dead -- for now.



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December 5-7 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

A Maunie teen lost control of her vehicle on wet pavement Friday evening.  18-year-old Shania A. Miller was traveling east on County Road 1100 North, just east of County Road 1250 East (Hawthorne Township). 



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IHSA: Suit Could Lead to 'Haves, Have Not' Schools

By: Associated Press
Dec 8th, 2014

Illinois High School Association Director Marty Hickman said in a Friday news conference that court-imposed policies, such as mandating physicians be present at all practices, would be costly.



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Friends of the Carmi Library Collecting Books

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

The Friends of the Carmi Library need your help this holiday season collecting books to be distributed to children in need.  New or good condition, clean, used children's books are being accepted; a drop box for donations is located in the library's foyer.



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Local Fire Departments Receive Funds for Safety Equipment

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

Fifty Illinois communities will receive awards totaling nearly $1 million to purchase safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other tools for firefighters.



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City of Carmi Proclaims December Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 8th, 2014

In Illinois in 2013, 991 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes and hundreds of those deaths involved an alcohol and/or drug-impaired driver. 



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Road Ranger Opens New Travel Center in Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 5th, 2014

A ribbon cutting was held Friday for the new Road Ranger Travel Center in Grayville.  The store is located on Illinois Route 1, just north of Exit 130 on Interstate 64.



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Centralia Resident Charged in Federal Court for Burglarizing Gun Dealer

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 5th, 2014

Dakota R. Moss, 19, was charged in a criminal complaint which alleged that Ferguson, Missouri was a potential destination for the cache of weapons, which included semi-automatic handguns and AR-15 assault rifles.



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Whole New Dimension of Education Training Coming to Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

The man at the helm for SIC is touting the 2 million dollar expansion of the Carmi campus as an opportunity to capitalize on both economic development as well as education all in one package. 



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Illinois Legislature Approves Bobcat Hunting

By: Associated Press
Dec 4th, 2014

The hunting and trapping season would occur sometime between Nov. 1 and Feb. 15. A hunter would be allowed to kill one bobcat per year.



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Interview: Ribbon Cutting for The Courtyard

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

November 17th, new owners Lindsay Rouse and her mother Hyla Lamp took possession of The Courtyard in Carmi. 



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Three Hurt in Route 1 Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

65-year-old Sheila L. Lawler of Carmi was traveling north in a Buick LeSabre.  For unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Chevrolet K1500 truck.

(Stock Photo)



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Ag Society Holds Annual Stockholders Meeting; Elects Fair Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

It only took 7 minutes for the White County Agriculture Society’s stockholder meeting.  After approving the action and deeds of the ’14 board, members quickly elected the same Board of Directors for the upcoming 2015 year. 



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Southeastern Illinois College GED Classes Announced for Spring

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

All GED classes are free and there are numerous resources, including reading materials and practice tests available for students to study with at no charge.



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Illinois Senate Passes Minimum Wage Bill

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 4th, 2014

The governor could call the House into special session this month for a vote on the minimum wage, but if he did, there's no guarantee representatives would consider the bill.



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State Police Arrest Two for Drugs and Weapons Following Traffic Stop on I-64

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, 30 grams of cannabis, a small amount of methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were discovered. 



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Two Injured in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with injures on Wednesday afternoon.  The crash happened on Epworth Road at County Road 900 North (near the substation).



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Dairy Queen Bridge Frame

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

At the present time, city crews are installing the floor, half sides, and roof.  The bridge should be back in a week or two. 

Photo: City Supervisor Mike Buckman



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Briley Tolley Receives Presidential Scholarship

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

Briley Tolley is one of the seven (7) recipients of the prestigious Presidential Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year at Wabash Valley College.



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Burnt Prairie Approaches Carmi About Control of Water System

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

Board President Carroll Dozier says the Burnt Prairie system does not have a financial problem.  Rather, the population continues to shrink.



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Legence Bank Open House and Ribbon Cutting for New Corporate Office

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

The Open House will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, and the ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Saline County Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 5:30 p.m.



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Illinois Firearm, Muzzleloader Permits Available

By: Associated Press
Dec 3rd, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources says the remaining permits will be sold by over-the-counter vendors through Dec.7, or until quotas are exhausted.



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Driver Identified in Fatal Accident on Centerville Road

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

White County Coroner Chris Marsh has identified the driver in Tuesday’s fatal accident on Centerville Road.  49-year-old Jan Fishback of rural Carmi was killed in the wreck at 8am.



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Albion Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Meth

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

23-year-old Isaiah D. Tapia will serve five years in prison and two years of mandatory supervised release on the Class 2 Felony conviction.  He received 30 months of probation for a Class 3 Felony.



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Indiana Man Escapes from Edwards County Sheriff's Deputy

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

35-year-old David W. Golden was apprehended on Sunday in Edwards County for possessing meth making materials.  A deputy placed Golden in handcuffs but he climbed over the seat of the squad car and escaped through the rear hatch.  



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Norris City Board Approves 3% Pay Increase for Employees

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

The board approved its annual $2,000 contribution to the ambulance service.  They also reappointed Village Board Member Jack Johnson to the Ambulance Board.



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Quilt Raffle to Benefit Norris City Fire Protection District

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

The Norris City Fire Protection District will benefit from a quilt raffle by the local Girl Scout troop.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.   



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Carmi Family Dental Has HEART

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

All nominations must be received on or before Dec. 19, 2014.



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Carmi Man Receives 5 Year Sentence for High Speed Chase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

Police were able to clock Jarrod Talley’s motorcycle at 110mph during a chase on August 22nd.  The pursuit began on Oak Street in Carmi and ended near Randy Graves’ residence on Route 1.



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Judge Webb Administers Oath of Office to County Officers

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

Sheriff Doug Maier, County Clerk Paula Dozier, Board Chairman Wes Trout, and newly elected Treasurer Pam Armstrong were among the officials beginning new terms.



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It's a White County Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

A large crowd attended the lighted Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday evening.  Parade winners include the Mad Hatters 4H Club and Botsch & Associates CPAs. 



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It's a White County Christmas Shopping Stroll Prize Package Winner Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 28th, 2014

Betty Wagner of Carmi was the winner of the It’s a White County Christmas Shopping Stroll package. 



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ISP: Medical Emergency May Have Led to Fatal Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

72-year-old Freeman Johnson of Norris City was traveling south on US Route 45, near White County Road 550 North.  At 9:11am, Johnson suffered a suspected medical emergency.

Image: Google Earth



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Carmi Man Found Guilty of Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

A White County jury has delivered a guilty verdict in the People v. Harley Lewallen Jr.  The 42-year-old Carmi man faced a Class 3 felony charge of Escape/Failure to Return from a Furlough.



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Candidates Pick Up Petitions for 2015 Consolidated Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

With the 2014 General Election in the rearview mirror, eyes turn to the April 7, 2015 consolidated election.  In the City of Carmi, one alderman will be elected in each of the city’s four wards.   



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Enfield Six-Year-Old Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Six-year-old Landon Garrison received a Certificate of Commendation from the White County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.  He was recognized for his life saving efforts the previous day. 



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Friend of MHINDS Educates Students on Mental Health

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Friend of MHINDS (Mental Health Interest Needs Dedicated Students) is a group for high school students interested in learning more about mental health. 



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Katy Naas Writes Sci Fi Novel for Young Adults

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

A Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School teacher has written a science fiction novel for young adults.  “The Visitors” will be released Tuesday in eBook format by Astraea Press.



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Sheriff: White County Jail Escapees Caught in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 11th, 2014

26-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City were apprehended at a residence on Raleigh Road in Saline County. 



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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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Carmi Council Approves Annual Property Tax Levy

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 4th, 2014

The Carmi City Council approved the annual property tax levy for the fiscal year January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  City CPA Keith Botsch announced a total levy of $448,366.



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Guardian Center Moves Into New Office

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 30th, 2014

The Guardian Center has a new, permanent location in Carmi.  Executive Director Sheryl Woodham appeared on Open Line to discuss the renovation of the former WADI building.



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Haunted Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Baysinger Architects of Marion assembled this year's top-ten haunted buildings for 2014.  The list covers most of Southern Illinois, with locations dating back to the early 1800's.



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White County 911 Board Approves Funds for Road Signs

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

The White County Emergency Telephone System Board discussed the replacement of missing county road signs at Monday’s board meeting.



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Martin Blackledge Trust Approves Donations

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

Blackledge Trustee Cindy Birk Conley presents check to Sheryl Woodham of the Guardian Center



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Pickup Truck Crashes Into Dollar General

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

87-year-old James E. Mitchell of Carmi was driving the Chevrolet C2500 truck.  His foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas in the parking lot.



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US 45 Reopens After Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

According to Illinois State Police, 33-year-old Darrell W. Terry II of Herrin was eastbound on White County Road 2200N at the intersection with US Route 45.



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Old McLeansboro High School to Be Replaced by Senior Housing Development

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

Fox Meadows, NFP, which owns the Heritage Woods supportive living facility, took possession of the old school last Friday. 



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Three Applications Received for Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in D19

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

District 19 encompasses Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties. 



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President Obama Highlights Manufacturing in Princeton Visit

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 4th, 2014

Obama delivered remarks to a sizeable crowd at Millennium Steel Service, a minority owned supplier near Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.



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Appellate Court Denies Coston Appeal

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

Coston was sentenced to 53 years in the Department of Corrections for the shooting deaths of Jessica Evans and Jacob Wheeler.  The judgment followed a stipulated bench trial in August 2013.



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White County Election Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

In White County, 6,229 of 10,782 registered voters cast ballots or 57.77 percent.  The county treasurer’s race was perhaps the closest in history.  Thirty five votes separated the two candidates. 



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Hamilton Memorial Hospital Adds Interim CEO, Loses IT Director

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

In an internal press release dated November 11th, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Board President Mike Lewis writes Greg Sims has accepted the role as Interim Administrator for the medical facility.



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Council Approves Golf Cart Crossing at Oak and 7th Streets

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

The city council approved the installation of a golf cart crossing and yellow flashing caution lights at the intersection of Oak Street (Route 14) and 7th Street.

Other News

City to Apply for Fire Truck Loan



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Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Held at CWCHS

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

Olivia Bohleber was named 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Adrian Lamp finished 1st Runner Up and Miss Congeniality. 



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Dixon and Steed Prepare to Lead High School Bulldog Squads

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

Eric Dixon’s boys basketball team is aiming for a 20 win season this year and though he lost 4 starters from last year’s 18 – 10 team, he’s got plenty of experience coming back. 



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Coroner Identifies Victim of House Fire

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

93-year-old Marie Vanarsdel died in the blaze at 1537 County Road 900 East (northwest of Carmi). 



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Security Enhanced at White County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 13th, 2014

On October 11th, the security of the White County Jail was put to the test when two inmates bore through the ceiling of the facility.



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HMHD Board of Directors Announces Next Steps After Administration Changes

By: Press Release from HMHD
Nov 10th, 2014

The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Board has appointed board member Wayne Morris and newly-elected board President, Mike Lewis to be responsible for procuring an interim administrator while a search committee explores options for permanently filling vacant roles at the hospital.



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Pecan Fundraiser Underway at Carmi Library

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

These new crop Mascot Pecans, never stored or frozen, are brighter in color and are the freshest product available direct from the pecan orchards in Georgia. 



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Eagle Scout Project at Maple Ridge Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

A local Boy Scout, Eli Degenhardt, has created a sign for Maple Ridge Cemetery as part of his Eagle badge.  Previously, the cemetery did not have any signage near the road.



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O.IL Hosts Final County Hall Meeting in McLeansboro

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 29th, 2014

In just over a week’s time, 6 Republican members of the House and Senate along with 6 Democrats will determine the fate of fracking in southeastern Illinois. 



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Phillipstown Couple Presents Plan for Restaurant, Requests Liquor License

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 4th, 2014

The couple will purchase the former Nick's Ivy building (between Rent One and Jeff’s Car Care) in East Carmi, if they can obtain a liquor license for their planned establishment.



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Interview: 200 Trees To Be Sold To Commemorate Carmi's Bicentennial

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

To commemorate Carmi's 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designed trees. Dr. Clint Taylor says the project will beautify the town for future generations.



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Man Held for Making Terror Threats

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

A Saline County man is being held on making terrorist threats.  Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 7:36 am on Friday morning.



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WROY/WRUL Radio Invites Region to Help "Elf a Shelf"

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 14th, 2014

WROY/WRUL Radio is inviting you to get involved in our call to stuff food pantry shelves in communities throughout the tri-state.



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Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection, located at 1340 Illinois Highway 1, Suite E earlier today.



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Donate to the Giving Tree

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

For twenty years, First Bank has coordinated the Giving Tree, an endeavor that has provided hundreds of children with toys, clothing, and warm coats.



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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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Rauner Brings Gubernatorial Campaign to Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 1st, 2014

The Republican spoke at the Southern Illinois Custom Aerial hangar at the Carmi Municipal Airport.  The tour was labeled “100 Years is Enough” and included stops in Lawrenceville, Harrisburg, and Marion.



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WFIE-TV Meteorologist Recalls 2005 Evansville Tornado

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 6th, 2014

WFIE-TV Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons spoke to the Carmi Kiwanis Club about the Evansville tornado of 2005.  The nine year anniversary of the storm happened to fall on Thursday, November 6th.



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Motorists Advised to "Click It or Ticket," Drive Sober During Holidays

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

To save lives during a time of year that can be one of the most deadly, the enforcement effort will focus on encouraging seat belt use and discouraging drunk driving.



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Local Election Recap

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

White County Sheriff Doug Maier won easily over former sheriff Jerry O’Neal.  Maier collected 4550 votes or 74 percent to O’Neal’s 1608 or 26 percent.



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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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Fracking Can Begin in Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 6th, 2014

On Thursday, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. 



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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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O.IL White County Hall Meeting Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

In the neighborhood of 300 locals turned out for the White County Hall meeting Tuesday night put together by a grassroots effort who identifies itself as O.IL (Opportunity in Land). 



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All Clear: No Explosives Found in White County Courthouse

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

No explosives were found in the White County Courthouse following a bomb threat.  Sheriff Doug Maier says his office received a call from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at 7:34am Friday.



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Interview: Former Carmi Times Editor Reflects on Past, Previous Elections

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

WROY/WRUL News Director Jordan Rowe interviewed former Carmi Times Publisher and Editor Barry Cleveland during Tuesday’s election broadcast.    



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 9th, 2014

The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Four Corners Restaurant in Carmi.  Dinner will begin at 5 that evening, with the ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment to build a new vocational addition to Southeastern Illinois College’s Carmi facility.  The $1.46 million investment comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.



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Lowery Receives New Public Defender

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Rhonda Blades will represent Phillip Lowery during his second trial on a felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.



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State's Attorney Files Charges in Jail Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

26-year-old Donald H. Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City fled through a hole in the ceiling. 



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Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

Small Business of the Year           Large Business of the Year               Citizen of the Year



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Citizens National Bank to Acquire Bank of Lawrence County

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

Citizens National Bank of Albion today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Bank of Lawrence County, based in southern Illinois.



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Interview: White County to Implement Next Generation 911 in 2015

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

Next Generation 911 is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that allows digital information (e.g. voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow from the public, through the 911 network, and on to emergency responders.



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Brad Futrell to Leave HMHD Following Dismissal of Randy Dauby

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 3rd, 2014

Brad Futrell, Chief Operating Officer at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, has submitted his resignation, effective November 19th.  The McLeansboro native will leave a 19 year career at the hospital.



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Judge Denies Bid to Halt State's Fracking Rules

By: Associated Press
Nov 24th, 2014

A southwestern Illinois judge has denied a bid by a landowners group to put Illinois' new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on hold.



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Fire Destroys Grayville Residence

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

Crews were dispatched around noon to the home of Steve Galloup at 938 North Main Street.  Little Wabash Fire Chief Rob Spencer says the back porch and attic space were fully involved. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Funding for US 45 Reconstruction

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

US 45 will be widened from two lanes into four lanes with a bi-directional center turn lane.  The project will stretch from just north of IL Route 142 in Eldorado to north of Texas City Road. 



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New Ownership for Gottzz's in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

Denton Weiss and Matt Slay have purchased Gottzz’s from Tony Gott.  The establishment at 105 E Cherry Street serves up traditional favorites and features a large buffet on Sundays.



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Dispatcher Accepts Plea Agreement for Attempted Unlawful Communication with a Juror

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

36-year-old Melissa Kittinger received two years of conditional discharge.  She must pay a $1,500 fine plus court costs and restitution.



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City of Carmi to Sue Phoenix Rehab & Nursing for Default on Revolving Loan

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

“There was a unanimous vote of the council to initiate a lawsuit against Phoenix for default on their note and to foreclose the mortgage that secures the note,” said City Attorney Greg Stewart. 



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