Carmi Woman Sentenced for White County Burglary

MCLEANSBORO – A Carmi woman has been sentenced to four years in state prison for burglary. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says 43-year-old Heather L. Browning will also serve two years of mandatory supervised release once she is released from prison. Browning was originally placed on probation in Hamilton County on Oct. 15, 2015,

Operation Noah’s Ark Health Protection Workshops Set for January 30

MARION – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department (FWBCHD) seeks representatives from Franklin and Williamson county churches to learn about a free health/life-saving program through Operation Noah’s Ark workshops set for Jan. 30.  An introductory workshop starts at 6 p.m. An in-depth planning workshop will follow starting at 6:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at

Hamilton Unit 10 Purchases Property for Transportation Department

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Unit 10 School District Wednesday closed on a piece of property that will become the district’s new transportation department. Supt. Jeff Fetcho tells us the district will move the transportation department to the former Kirk’s Auto site located at 1108 E. Randolph St. in McLeansboro. Fetcho says the transition to

Carbondale Police to Offer Personal Safety for Women Classes

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Police Department will be offering Personal Safety for Women classes over the next few months. The classes, which are geared toward sexual assault prevention, are designed to teach women prevention and precaution methods and how to escape from an attack should one occur. The class consists of a lecture

Carbondale Police to Host Citizens Police Academy

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Police Department is taking applications for the Basic and Advanced Citizens Police Academy classes. The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is to develop positive relations and a better understanding and communication between the police and the community through education. The goal is to create a growing nucleus of responsible,

Severin Announces Grant Money for Local Public Schools

MARION – On Friday, State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced that the following school districts will be receiving grant money from the Secretary of State’s School Library Grant Program. Benton CHSD #103 will receive $750, Benton CCSD #47 $819, Carterville CUSD #5 $1,571.25, Christopher Unit School District #99 $750, Johnston City CUD #1 $794.25, Marion