On 07/02/20 at approximately 6:17 p.m. White County 911 Dispatch received a call in reference to a 3 year old child unresponsive in a pool at 1322 Sycamore Street located in White County. Officers from the White County Sheriff's Office and Carmi Police Dept responded. The child was transported by White County Ambulance Service to Hamilton Memorial Hospital. The child was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The incident is being viewed as an accident, as per protocol the Child Death Task force was notified. White County Sheriff Doug Maier
Monday night in Carmi saw 55 interested parties and parents of schoolchildren gather at the R.I.G. Ministries to hear details about plans for a new private Christian school in White County. With COVID restrictions on the schools being advocated by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the advancing progressive agenda that is promoted in many public schools, some parents are feeling frustrated about the state of schooling in general in Illinois. [Read more...]
In the monthly meeting of March 2020, the Carmi Township collectively agreed to purchase four radar activated speed limit signs to be placed in front of the schools on main street. Two signs will be placed at the High School and the other two will be placed at Washington Attendance Center. These are high-traffic areas and we hope the signs will help slow down traffic. [Read more...]
On Wednesday morning, officers of the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 300 6th Street in Carmi in reference to a child pornography investigation. Multiple electronic devices were seized and the search warrant resulted in the arrest of Brandon A. Hensley, 45 of Carmi, on child pornography charges. He posted $7500.00 cash bond.