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Phelps sponsoring resolution to protect coal jobs

In the wake more than one hundred announced layoffs in Galatia’s American Coal Company Mine, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, helped push through a resolution in Springfield calling on the Obama Administration to stop his anti-coal agenda and protect Southern Illinois workers. “When coal is... Read More.

SIC to Offer Firearms Training Classes

Firearm courses will again be offered at Southeastern Illinois College, taking advantage of the institution’s LaserShot firearm simulator technology as well as the Chuck Hearn Outdoor Education Complex shooting range. The classes listed below will be held at the SIC main campus, in... Read More.

Constitution Week Proclaimed at SIC

Southeastern Illinois College President, Dr. Jonah Rice signs a proclamation designating Sept. 17 – Sept. 23, 2015 throughout the college district as the 228th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.  

Shimkus announces bid for re-election

“It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of the 15th Congressional District in Washington, DC, and I do not take that responsibility lightly,” said John Shimkus upon announcing he intends to seek re-election. “The process starts very early in Illinois,” he noted.  “Beginning September... Read More.

Mt. Carmel Police reports for Labor Day weekend

On 09/04/2015, the Mt. Carmel Police arrested 45 year old Frank L. Eaton of Albion, Illinois.  A Mt. Carmel Police Officer stopped Eaton for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop it was determined that Eaton had open alcohol in his vehicle.  A search of Eaton and... Read More.

FMH Presents August Employee of the Month

Each month, Fairfield Memorial Hospital honors an employee who has exemplified outstanding customer service internally and externally. In August, Kim Hosick, Office Manager, who works in the FMH Home Health Department, was named Employee of the Month. She has been... Read More.

White County Board holds September meeting

The White County Board met for its September meeting at 9am Tuesday.  After approving minutes and bills, the Board heard a report from County Engineer Brian Ray that promised Motor Fuel Tax payment from the State have not arrived, and that planned oil and... Read More.

District Governor addresses Carmi Rotary

At Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary club, the Rotary District Governor was on hand for his first visit to the White County club. Rotary district 6510 governor Tom Guebert of the Carlyle, Illinois club was on hand to share his vision for Rotary and... Read More.