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Woman miraculously uninjured after Penske truck demolishes church awning

Miraculously no one was injured when a Penske rental truck struck an awning on the front of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, bringing the awning down on top of the vehicle, and partially crushing the roof on the cab of the truck early Friday afternoon. “By the grace of God she is...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

WCHS students getting more opportunities to get college credit while in high school

Whitley County High School students are getting more and more opportunities to graduate from high school with college credit. Whitley County High School Career and Technical Education Department Chair Krysti Conlin informed the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

Tennessee man faces felony charges after pursuit into Williamsburg

An Oneida, Tennessee man is facing felony charges stemming from a police chase that started in Scott County, Tennessee, and ended in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon. Whitley District Judge Fred White entered a not guilty plea for Casey G. Cox, 21, during his arraignment Monday...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019

Judge agrees to lower bond for one of three rape suspects

One suspect in a Williamsburg rape and video voyeurism case got his bond reduced following a hearing Friday morning, another suspect was released from jail on bond, and two additional suspects had requests to lower their bonds denied. On July 15, the Whitley County Grand Jury...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019

W’burg Police Officers Cope, Patrick graduate from police academy

A pair of Williamsburg police officers graduated from the police academy Thursday, including one officer who graduated as a recruit of distinction. Williamsburg police officers Matthew Cope and Dorman R. Patrick Jr. were among 29 officers, who were part of the Department of...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

‘Beat the Heat’ race set for Friday in W’burg

Want to help out those fighting cancer or help purchase new beds for less fortunate children all while getting a little exercise while you are at it? This year’s 10th Annual Beat the Heat Color Me Pink one-mile race will take place Friday. Registration will start at 4 p.m. at...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

W’burg City Council agrees to lease part of downtown parking lot to UC

The Williamsburg City Council formally agreed Monday evening to lease a portion of a parking lot in downtown Williamsburg to the University of the Cumberlands for use by residents in apartments that the school is building on the second flood of the old Faulkner and Taylor...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Williamsburg officials unsure how much South Second Street road repair will cost

The City of Williamsburg would have liked to have been doing some sidewalk repair work in recent weeks, but instead has been busy dealing with flooding and other water-related street issues. Mayor Roddy Harrison informed the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019