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Well-Known Track Announcer Returns to White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

Kurt Becker is a familiar voice to racing fans.  The Altamont native started calling harness races at the age of 16 on the county fair circuit.   



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Boil Order Lifted for Fairview Dr., David St., and Stevan St.

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

The boil order for Fairview Drive, David Street, and Stevan Street has been lifted.



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July 24 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

A Hawthorne Township road grader was involved in an accident on Thursday morning.  The crash happened on County Road 1225 North near County Road 1800 East.



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Eldorado Couple in Custody After Search

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

After a 12-hour search, authorities apprehended a kidnapping suspect and the alleged victim in southeast Missouri.



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SIC New Student Orientations - July 29 and Aug. 5

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

First-time degree and certificate students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the orientation sessions and will be awarded free credit for EDUC 122 for attending.



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Judge Sawyer, State's Attorney Aud Highlight Drug Court at Rotary Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

Judge Sawyer currently serves as the Director of Specialty Courts for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes White County and 11 other counties.



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Holiday World Unveils Thunderbird

By: Associated Press
Jul 25th, 2014

The Holiday World amusement park in southern Indiana says it's building a new roller coaster that will launch riders to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 14-story loop among four inversions.

Photo: Holiday World



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136th White County Fair Preview

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

The 136th White County Fair runs Saturday, July 26-Saturday, August 2nd.  Popular grandstand events include harness racing, queen contest, ATV Bog, Talent Show, Motocross, and the Demolition Derby.



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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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Unemployment Falls in Most Southern Illinois Counties

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

Locally, Hamilton County has the lowest jobless rate at 6.1 percent.  That’s a decrease of nearly 2.5 percent from June of last year.



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Coalition Says State Must Move Faster on Fracking

By: Associated Press
Jul 24th, 2014

The group calls itself "Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois." The coalition held a news conference Thursday to call on Gov. Pat Quinn's administration, saying Illinois is missing out on jobs and economic opportunities.



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Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty to Deceptive Practice

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

52-year-old Allen Gervais will serve six years in the Department of Corrections.  He received one year of mandatory supervised release.



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Elastec/American Marine Equipment in Ecuador

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

The oil spill response equipment will be used at PetroEcuador’s Esmeraldas facility, the country’s largest and most important refinery.



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All Speed Horse Show Opens White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

The 136th White County Fair begins Saturday with the all-speed horse show on the north side of the fairgrounds.  Organizer Donna Rankin expects over 200 horses and participants from several states.



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Old Village Cumberland Church to Dedicate Brush Arbor Replica

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

The community is invited to a Brush Arbor revival at the Old Village Cumberland Church on Friday and Saturday.  Services begin at 7pm on both nights. 



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SIC's Nelson and Head Capture State Archery Titles

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

Former SIC archer Trevor Nelson of Carmi captured the 2014 Illinois Archery Shooters Association 3D title in the men’s hunter division earlier this month. 



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Lewis Scrap Metal to Close This Friday and Saturday

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

Lewis Scrap Metal will be closed this Friday and Saturday in honor of Tim Lewis Sr.  Lewis passed away last Friday, July 18th in a tragic accident. 



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Phelps: Concealed Carry Law 'Complicated'

By: Associated Press
Jul 23rd, 2014

State Rep. Brandon Phelps says the law is "too complicated" when it comes to out-of-state gun owners. The law requires people who have permits from other states to get an Illinois permit as well.



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Vandals Damage Anhydrous Ammonia Tank in Hamilton County

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

A cloud of anhydrous ammonia was released, forcing the closure of IL Route 142 for a brief time. 

Photo: David Essary



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SIC Breaks Ground on Simulated Mine Training Facility

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

A $220,000 state grant will cover most of the construction cost.  The 12,000 sq. foot facility is planned just north of the burn tunnel structure, in the shadows of Cottage Grove Mine.    



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Fewer Firearm Permits Available in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

Changes for the 2014-2015 deer hunting season will include fewer firearm permits in some counties, including White.  Also, 20 additional counties will be removed from the late-winter season.

Photo: U of I Extension



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Evansville Western to Replace Several Railroad Crossings

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

Crews are repairing the crossing at 5th Street this week.  Evansville Western plans to replace additional crossings in August at 1st and 3rd Streets. 



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Crossville Board Approves Computer Purchase

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

The board approved the purchase of a new computer from PC Doctors of Grayville.  The new unit will replace one of two computers in the village office. 



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Two People Injured in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

The wreck happened around 1:15pm Tuesday.  22-year-old Patrick Holland of Carmi was headed north on Epworth Road in a 4-door.

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Crossville Man Escapes Injured in Wreck



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Norris City Motorcyclist Airlifted After Saline County Wreck

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

60-year-old Robert D. Bushkill was traveling north on US 45 at Alexander Road.  State Police say Bushkill’s Harley Davidson motorcycle rear-ended a GMC van.



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Republicans Prepare for White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

President Bill Williams opened the meeting with 55 people in attendance.  The upcoming County Fair was discussed and Wes Trout will ready the Republican Float for the parades.



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CWCHS Pep Club Selling Raffle Tickets for VIP Super Fan Parking Spots

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

Two reserved spots for the 2014 Volleyball and Football season will be on sale August 5th at high school registration and August 22nd at the Gator Bowl.



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Interview: Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 23rd, 2014

Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment. To ensure patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery® program.



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CWC School Board Considers Fencing Options for Washington Playground

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

One idea is to use the existing fence at Crossville for $5,000.  Gates from Crossville would be used along with some four foot fencing to separate the prekindergarten playground from the Grades 4-6 playground.



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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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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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SCADA System Hit by Lightning

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

A lightning strike has destroyed much of the existing SCADA system at the municipal light plant. 

Other News

Council Hears Meter Presentation 

New Contract Approved for Yard Waste Facility



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Judge: Illinois Can Close Developmental Center

By: Associated Press
Jul 22nd, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Aspen's 55-page ruling is a setback for parents of children served by the Warren Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.



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July 21 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

24-year-old Ricky R. Rush of Carmi was apprehended on a warrant at 502 James Avenue.  The warrant included charges of Failure to Appear-Unlawful Procurement of Anhydrous Ammonia, Aggravated Battery, and Domestic Battery. 



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Going in Federal Custody Following Court Appearance

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

He’s accused of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.  Going waived his right to a preliminary hearing.



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Albion Man Indicted for Possessing Meth with Intent to Distribute

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

29-year-old Dillion Wayne Bailey was apprehended by Grayville Police during a traffic stop on June 13th.  Approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine was found in Bailey’s vehicle.



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Paying It Forward Forever to Host Bake Sale/Car Wash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

Organizer Steve Talley says P.I.F.F. has provided assistance to families with an unexpected illness, tragic accident, or other unforeseen circumstance.



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Interview: Historical Society Votes to Repair Markers at Old Graveyard

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

On June 25 nine Board members met with representatives of Pyramid Marble and Granite from Effingham, IL at the Old Graveyard in Carmi.  Pyramid explained their process of repairing and resetting fallen markers. 



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July 18-20 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a weekend crash on Possum Road (CR 1175 East).



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Road Construction Report for White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 21st, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation releases a road construction report each week.  Four projects are underway in White County. 

Photo: Illinois 1 over McHenry Slough, 2 miles northeast of Carmi



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Illinois Seeing Fewer Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus This Summer

By: Illinois Radio Network
Jul 21st, 2014

Illinois’ summer has been, for the most part, too moist and cool for the sort of mosquitoes which carry the West Nile virus.



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Authorities Searching for Federal Escapee

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

35-year-old Paxton Bruce failed to return to a Federal Residential Re-Entry Center in Evansville on Tuesday, July 15th.



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Rob Endicott to Headline 'A Saturday In The Park' at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

The Deep Roots Festival is presenting A Saturday In The Park, featuring Carmi native Rob Endicott who will be playing a mix of jazz and blues, along with members of the House Band, which will also be on hand to play a set of funk music.



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Chamber Seeking Nominations for Citizen of the Year and Large/Small Business of the Year

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

Preparations for the 70th Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner, to be held on October 6, 2014, are underway. 

Photo: Debbie Hoskins presented the 2013 Citizen of the Year award to former mayor and chamber executive director David Port.



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Carmi Library Receives New Youth Books

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

Pictured is a selection of the more than $500.00 worth of free youth books the library was able to choose for having such a successful book sale.



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Kiwanis Club to Fundraise at White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

The Kiwanis Club will have a booth at the White County Fair, Monday July 28- August 2 selling Krispy Kreme Donuts from 6:00-9:00pm.  A box of one dozen Original Glazed Donuts sells for $8.  



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Albion Man Sentenced for Probation Violation

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

36-year-old Nathan D. Archer was originally charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  He received a four year prison sentence.   



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Carmi Man Charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons by Felon

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

Officers found a switch blade knife in George Rankin’s right side pocket.  Police took Rankin into custody on Friday at 5th and Fackney Streets in Carmi.   



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Electricity Aggregation Rates Announced For 27 Illinois Communities

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

A rate of $0.04388 cents/kwh was secured for a period of 9 months beginning with customer’s September, 2014, billing cycle.  Local communities in the aggregation include Albion, Cisne, and Norris City. 



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4th Generation Oil Driller Talks Black Gold with Kiwanis

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

Ryan Mitchell is a fourth generation driller for George Mitchell Drilling headquartered in Carmi and his involvement in well planning and completion are helping the family business by bringing not only new ideas, but also new technologies to the industry.



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USGS: Illinois in 'High Risk' Group for Earthquakes

By: Illinois Radio Network
Jul 18th, 2014

Illinois is one of 16 states at highest risk.  And the New Madrid fault is not all there is to it, says Mark Petersen of the U. S. Geological Survey in Colorado.



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Rural Carmi Man Sentenced for Aggravated Discharge of Firearm

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 18th, 2014

43-year-old Brandon S. Smith pleaded guilty Thursday to the Class 1 Felony.  Smith was accused of shooting at a vehicle occupied by Dillion Bailey on April 10th.



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McLeansboro Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

29-year-old Brandon Skelton received a prison sentence of 8 years and 6 months.  He is required to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.



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Interview: CWCHS Tennis Team Needs Additional Funds

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

The Carmi-White County High School Tennis Team needs $8,000-$9,000 to continue the program for another two years.  The team was placed under public funding in 2012 due to budget constraints.



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Luke Sailer to Highlight Rauner Campaign at Republican Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

Sailer is a Field Office Manager for the gubernatorial candidate.  He invites local residents to the meeting at the White County Republican Party Headquarters on Main Street.  It starts at 7pm on Monday, July 21st.



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2014 White County 4-H Livestock Show Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

The White County 4-H Livestock Show was held Wednesday July 16th at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi.  4-H members exhibited their animals in classes for Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Swine. 

Photo: Brayden Forston from 76 Clovers showing his swine



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2014 White County 4-H Archery/Air Rifle Shoot Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

White County Shooting Stars SPIN Club had an archery and air rifle shoot on Wednesday July 16th at the Carmi Rifle Club, during the White County 4-H show.



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Update: Four People Injured in Route 1 Crash Near I-64

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

64-year-old Delores A. Ackerman of Old Monroe, Missouri was traveling north on Route 1.  She was making a left hand turn onto the I-64 westbound on-ramp when the collision occurred.

Photo: Kevin Phipps



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New Agent to Join Southern Illinois Drug Task Force This Fall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 17th, 2014

The trainee is currently attending the police academy in Champaign.  He will replace Greg Hanisch, who retired recently.



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Carmi Police Investigating Rash of Car Burglaries

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 16th, 2014

The incidents occurred late Monday (July 14th) and early Tuesday (July 15th) in a general area of town.  Police Chief Jason Carter says approximately 12 vehicles were entered.   



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O’Reilly Auto Parts to Open by Summer’s End

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

A store opening date has not been announced.  But Mark Merz, Director of External Reporting and Investor Relations, expects the location will open by the end of the summer.



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Melon Season in Full Tilt

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

Richard Brown, a 5th generation melon grower, says the quality and flavor of this summer’s crop has been outstanding.  He believes customers will be pleased with the melons they find at his stand in East Carmi. 



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2014 White County 4H General Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

Members have worked a full year on everything from visual arts projects to photography projects to crops and woodworking projects. 

Photo: Judge Lora Marsh speaking with Cloverbud Daisy Roser



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2014 White County 4-H Poultry/Rabbit Shows

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

Late Monday afternoon the poultry and rabbit 4-H shows were held on the White County Fairgrounds.    A well-known judge from Wabash County, Mike Wilson was the judge again this year. 

Photo (L-R): Elizabeth Bryant and Eva Ochs



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2014 White County 4H Food and Clothing Shows

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

Hundreds of 4-H food projects were judged Monday at the Floral Hall.  The judges considered appearance, technique, display, and taste of the food.

Photo: Alex Issawi receives a blue ribbon for 4-H Cooking 101 (cookies).  He is pictured with judge Nancy Colbert.  



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Donations Requested to Renovate Wabash Theater

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

Officials say the carpet hasn’t been replaced in 30-40 years.  Water damage and continual wear and tear have made it a hazard.  The arts association estimates the replacement cost at over $5,000. 

Photo: Grayville Community Arts Association



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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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Carmi Man Sentenced for Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 14th, 2014

36-year-old Jeffrey J. Norville failed to report for his initial sentence to the Department of Corrections.  He received a five year prison term for Aggravated Domestic Battery. 



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Interview: Volunteers Restore Old Hamilton County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 9th, 2014

After two years of careful repairs, the public got its first look this week at the old Hamilton County Jail.  The building dates to before the Civil War.



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Carmi Elks Lodge Donates $2,000 to Guardian Center

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 14th, 2014

Monies will be used for refurbishment of the new Guardian Center facility with special attention to the children's interview room and kitchen. 



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4-Hers Receive Blue Ribbon Ratings at Horse Show

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 14th, 2014

The White County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday night at Jerry & Dorothy Sutton’s farm in Norris City.  Four 4-Hers participated in many different classes: Nate Garner, Dylan Price, Riley Price and Wyatt Weinbrecht.



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White County 4H Members Participate in Dog, Cat, and Small Pets Show

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 14th, 2014

Six 4-Hers received blue ribbons for their dogs.  They include: Laney Cawthron, Payton Dixon, Balinda Johnson, Sophie Jones, Adrian Lamp, and Julianne Largent. 



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New Harmony Celebrates Bicentennial with Special Events

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 14th, 2014

Activities are being held throughout the year but the New Harmony Bicentennial Commission has established August 1-10 as the Capstone Week.



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Carmi-White County Students Return to School on August 18

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 11th, 2014

The district has scheduled school registration for Tuesday, August 5th from 9am-7pm.  Students will register at their respective buildings.



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Cellular Connection to Host 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 11th, 2014

One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.  The participating store in Carmi is located at 1015 W. Main Street, next to The Berry Basket.



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Ground Work Underway for L & L New Building

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 11th, 2014

In June, the Carmi City Council voted to convey a five acre tract of land at the east Industrial Park.  Owner Jack Leithliter said a 15,000 square foot building was planned.



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Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated DUI in Fatal Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 9th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck, which killed five people on November 23rd.  Delong will be sentenced on August 19th at 1:30pm. 



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County Board Approves Bid for Generator Installation at Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 9th, 2014

The White County Board approved the sole bid from Marshall Electric for installation of a new generator at the City-County Jail.  The total cost is estimated at $41,765.74.

Other Stories:

County Board Approves Renewal of Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy



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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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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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City Seeking Grant to Resurface Tennis Courts at Bradshaw Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

The City of Carmi will seek an Illinois Department of Natural Resources grant to resurface two of the five tennis courts at Bradshaw Park.



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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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City of Grayville Receives $100,000 Grant from the Delta Regional Authority

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 7th, 2014

The DRA investment will help to fund the construction of a new road, to be named Stephenson Street, that will serve the city-owned industrial park. The project is expected to cost approximately $442,000 and result in over $4,350,000 in private investment and 10 full-time jobs.



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Car Show Expands in Second Year Under Lions Club

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 4th, 2014

Car Show Chairman Don Ridenour reported 151 registered vehicles, 16 tractors, and several stationary engines at the 7th annual event. 

Photo: Jody Martin of Waltonville won Best of Show for a 1939 Cadillac



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WROY/WRUL Thursday Throwdown Talent Show Entry Form

By: WROYWRULNews
Jul 3rd, 2014

WROY/WRUL Talent Show will open the field to a larger pool of contestants than previous Country Showdowns. View for contest rules and official entry form (also available at the downtown studios of WROY/WRUL).  Call 382 - 4161 for additional details.  The contest will be held on Thursday, July 31st beginning at 7pm at the White County Fair.



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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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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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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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Dr. Fred Smith Celebrates 40 Years at Oak Street Chiropractic

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 25th, 2014

“I’m excited I made it this long.  I’m especially happy with Carmi and the surrounding area.  That is the whole reason for this.  People have been loyal and good to me for 40 years.  We are trying to give a little bit back.”



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Grayville Commissioners Approve Developer's Agreement with Road Ranger

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 24th, 2014

The Rockford-based company plans to construct a new truck stop at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).  Road Ranger has given formal notice of its intent to close on the 11 acres.

Photo: Road Ranger in Okawville, IL



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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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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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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: Toby Brown
Jun 6th, 2014



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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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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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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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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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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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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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