On Monday 06-14-2021, at 2:40 p.m., the White County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call of a male subject walking on 2400 N. at 2011 E., which is south of Grayville, IL. The male was reported to be in his 30s to 40s. The male, later identified as Ronald Jolley, was yelling for help and bleeding as he walked on 2400 N. Jolley told the caller he had been shot. The caller placed Jolley in his vehicle to render aid. Jolley located his fiance nearby and got into her vehicle. The caller advised White County Dispatch the male was driving south on Rte. 1, headed towards Carmi. [Read more...]
Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI) Head Start/Early Head Start is now enrolling families for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Program Year. Head Start/Early Head Start serves income-eligible pregnant women and families with children aged birth to five. The Head Start/Early Head Start program works with families to provide activities and education to help children and their families grow developmentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. Services are also available to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Transportation is provided. To complete an application, or for more information about the Head Start/Early Head Start program, contact your local WADI office.
Ed Oliver of May Lodge #718, presented two checks on Wednesday on behalf of the Illinois Masonic Children’s Assistance Program, to representatives of the We Love White County organization which is providing sack lunches to children this summer. A check for $5000.00 was awarded to representative Ashley Elliott who coordinates the Carmi/Crossville/Maunie arm of the White County Sack Lunch Program. That group serves approximately 250 children per week. Another $5000.00 was awarded to Jerica Sneed, who represents the Norris City/Enfield/Omaha arm of the group that serves approximately 90-100 children per week. [Read more...]
By Charlie Melton
When I was a short, fat, child (before I was a short, fat, adult) I assembled a bait shop and had a grand opening at the end of our lane. I had all sizes of crawdads, worms, and even the coveted Catalpa worms. Since we lived more than a mile from the nearest hard road, I had little traffic and no customers. It was the first of many business failures. I’d say that forces I didn’t understand affected me.
It’s like when my dear Grandmother Fern convinced me to grow turnips to make lots of money. I planted the seeds along the edges of the fields. I was unable to sell even a pound of the bumper crop. I figured the potato cartel ruined my dreams. It was a force I didn’t understand. [Read more...]
Local State Representatives Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) and Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) are calling on Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employmenrt Security (IDES) to follow the lead of 25 other states to immediately end the $300 extra pay for unemployment weekly benefits. The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program for the additional $300 began January 4, 2021 in Illinois and runs through September 4, 2021. [Read more...]
The White County Court requires each person entering the building to wear a mask. If you are going upstairs please leave your mask on while in the Courtroom. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the back door.
WHITE COUNTY BOARD AGENDA
June 14, 2021
1. Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approve the minutes of the previous meeting. 4. Approve the payment of all county bills. 5. Report from County Officers. County Clerk Ambulance County Treasurer State,s Attorney Circuit Clerk Sheriff 6. Visitors 7. Communications Supervisor of Assessments Highway EMA TB Officer Coroner 911 [Read more...]