Eleven Arrested Following Months-long Drug Investigation in White County

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office, Carmi Police and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force arrested 11 people early Wednesday morning on drug-related charges as a result of a months-long investigation called Operation Dealers Choice in White County. Officials say numerous non-drug-related warrants were also served during the detail. More arrests are anticipated. Click

Harrisburg Man Sentenced for Vandalizing Carmi Park

CARMI – A Harrisburg man was sentenced in White County Monday for vandalizing a park in Carmi this past summer. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud says 22-year-old Zachary M. Thaxton of Harrisburg was sentenced to five years in state prison with one year of mandatory supervised release for criminal damage to government property –

Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council has a light agenda for its meeting tonight at 6 at City Hall. The council is set to discuss with possible action designating new handicapped parking spots, an ordinance for a stop sign going north and south at the intersection of First Street and Williams Street, parking on the