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July 31 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

Two people were airlifted after a crash on the south side of Grayville.  The wreck happened around 2:30pm Thursday on Route 1 at the Dollar General store. 



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Dixon Highlights Common Core at Rotary Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

Member Paul Schumaker introduced the guest speaker, Amy Dixon, who is the principal at the Jefferson School Learning Center.  Principal Dixon focused her presentation on the use of the Common Core Learning Standards.



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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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Summer Reading Program Ends with Pool Party

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

The participants enjoyed swimming along with pizza and cookies from Casey's.  Certificates of achievement were handed out and drawings for the grand prizes were held.



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White County Fair Sheep and Beef Shows

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

Kaitlyn Flannigan of McLeansboro-Grand Champion Heifer and Steer



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Governor Quinn Announces $17.9 Million for Construction Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

Illinois Route 130 north of Grayville will be patched and resurfaced for one-third of a mile for $162,498 by Howell Paving, Inc. of Mattoon.



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Installation Work Begins for New Generator at City-County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

On July 8th, the county board approved the sole bid from Marshall Electric for installation.  The City of Carmi would complete concrete work for a savings of $4,352.13.



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Construction Underway at New L & L Industrial Supply Site

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 11th, 2014

O’Daniel Trucking has poured the building floor for L & L Industrial Supply’s new site in East Carmi.



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IDOT Encourages Motorcycle Riders to Take Free Training Courses

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

The Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Motorcycle Safety Project offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at 12 locations throughout southern Illinois.



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Business After Hours at Carmi Family Dental

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

Dr. Tim Roser recently remodeled his office and has added Dr. Jake Voyles (pictured) to his staff.  Business After Hours will provide the opportunity to meet Dr. Roser and his staff and tour the office. 

Photo: Carmi Family Dental



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July 30 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen four-wheeler from Dubois County, IN.  The theft occurred at the Roger Stocke residence at 768 County Road 1800 North (Enfield) on Wednesday, July 16th



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White County Build to Construct Wheelchair Ramp

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

Seven members of the White County Build met on Wednesday to discuss future projects.  On Saturday, August 2nd at 8am, the group will meet at 108 Woodlawn to redo a wheelchair ramp. 



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7th Grader Wins 4 Wheeler Mud Races

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

The 4 wheeler races featured Ryan Larrison on a 500 cc quad, Jaden Sturgal on a 680, Daniel Bradley on a 700 and Wayne Carter piloting a 750 engine.

Photo: Fair Royalty and Jaden Sturgal  



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Second Kids Night Coming to the Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

Fair Board Secretary Gary Barbre announced the agreement had been reached with Brady Amusements during the Mud Races Wednesday night. 



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Shimkus, Republicans Vote to Sue President Obama

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

The suit will focus on the president’s unilateral delay of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate.  Shimkus says Obama infringed on Congress’s sole authority to write laws by waiving a key provision of the health care law.

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Shimkus Supports VA Reform Legislation



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Lost Hikers Found Safe in Pope County

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

Eight missing hikers were found safe in the Shawnee National Forest.  The group was hiking in northwest Pope County near Burden Falls and Bell Smith Springs when they got lost. 



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July Yard of the Month Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

The home of Art and Connie Saunders, located at 507 Bohleber Drive, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for July.   They will be displaying the “Yard of the Month” sign and have received $50 in Carmi Gift Certificates.



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Two Car Accident Sends Several to Hospital

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Saline County Central Dispatch received numerous 9-1-1 calls of the accident at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday evening.  The accident was located at the intersection of New Illinois Highway 13 and the Carrier Mills Road.



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Update: $50,000 Powerball Ticket Sold at Rock Bottom

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Richard Clodfelter of Norris City bought the $50,000 Powerball ticket at Rock Bottom.  He claimed the prize on Monday at the Illinois Lottery office in Fairview Heights.    



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Carmi Man Apprehended in Undercover Operation

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Information was obtained on the whereabouts of a 2007 Yamaha 450 dirt bike that was stolen from the Jamie Howard residence (1210 Gilpin St.) on July 29th.



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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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White County Democrats Hold Fair Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Three democrats are seeking local office this November.  They include: Paula Dozier for County Clerk, Jerry O’Neal for Sheriff, and Kari Starks for County Treasurer.



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Blackledge Foundation Donates to Guardian Center

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

The Blackledge Foundation’s representative, Cindy Birk Conley, made a gift in the amount of $2,000 on July 24th, 2014 to The Guardian Center, Inc. to assist the Center in the purchase and renovation of its new facility at 1124 West Oak Street in Carmi, Illinois.



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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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Area Hunters Can Earn Safety Certification

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety certification course.

Photo: IDNR



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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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Sheriff Warns of "Spoofing" Scams

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

White County Sheriff Doug Maier is warning the public of another round of attempted scams.  In some instances, callers have utilized the practice of “spoofing” with falsified telephone numbers. 



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July 28 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Officers were dispatched to 310B Shipley Street in reference to a dog bite on Monday afternoon.  The dog belongs to Robert Spoonemoore, who is incarcerated in the White County Jail.



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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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White County Fair Junior Livestock Shows

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Easton Ochs-1st Place Rabbit at White County Fair Junior Livestock Show



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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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Volunteers Needed for White County Crop Tour

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The 18th annual White County Crop Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Individuals are invited for breakfast refreshments the morning of the program starting at 7:00 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the Farm Bureau Building in Carmi. 



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Former Fairfield Coach Arraigned on Federal Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

The 43-year-old is charged with Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Possession of Visual Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.   



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Eldorado Couple Appears in Court

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Sonny Pilgrim was arraigned on felony charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. He's scheduled to appear in court on August 7.



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Illinois Fair Managers Fined for Free Beer Tickets

By: Illinois Radio Network
Jul 29th, 2014

Collecting and doling out beer tickets proved an expensive hangover for current and former managers of the state's two state fairs.



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Farm Bureau Manager Weighs In on Crop Conditions

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Has the mild summer had a positive or negative effect on the corn and soybeans?  Time will tell, says White County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Anderson.



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Pistol Shoot Draws Shooters From Wide Area

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Kevin Shaw of Mt. Vernon, Indiana takes aim during the 4th Annual Young Leader Pistol Shoot.  Shaw took home the win with a combined time of 68.61 seconds on 5 stations.



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Carmi Swimming Pool Outlines Plans for Remainder of the Season

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Pool hours for the remainder of the summer will be Monday-Friday from Noon-4:30pm.  The last day the pool will be open for public swimming is August 15th



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July 25-27 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Food Shoppe in Enfield.  Ray Reynolds notified deputies of the break-in on Friday morning. 



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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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Grayville Council to Discuss I-64 Plaza

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

A property exchange for signage with Road Ranger is on the council agenda.  Commissioners will approve a revised plat for the I-64 Plaza Phase II and award the Stephenson Street project bid. 



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Winters Offers Full Range of Travel Services

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Michelle Winters was the guest speaker at the Carmi Public Library’s monthly cultural program on Thursday, July 24th.  Her program at the library featured unique travel destinations and options including regional bus tours. 



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Motorcyclist Killed in Route 13 Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 26th, 2014

The wreck happened in Saline County around 7:45am Friday.  60-year-old Lance P. Avery was traveling in the right eastbound lane on Route 13, approximately ½ mile east of Harco Road.



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Coroner Reports Accidental Death in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 25th, 2014

71-year-old Dean Healy of rural Norris City was killed when a tractor he was driving ran over him.  He was found by his oldest son shortly after the accident at the family farm. 



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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