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Tips requested after recovery of stolen tractor, utility trailer

Whitley County sheriff’s deputies have recovered a stolen tractor and utility trailer that were reported stolen recently from Tennessee. About 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the sheriff’s department received an anonymous tip that a stolen John Deere tractor could be located in a...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Childress attempts to get blood alcohol results suppressed; judge denies motion

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed a man out walking his dog along a sidewalk about five months ago, has asked a Whitley County circuit judge to...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Man who pointed gun at sister-in-law gets probation

Michael Rickett received probation Tuesday for a New Year’s Eve incident where he allegedly placed a gun to his sister-in-law’s head. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly pointed a loaded .22 caliber pistol at his sister-in-law’s head on New Year’s Eve and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

W’burg council authorizes needle exchange program

Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele addresses the Williamsburg City Council about a proposed needle exchange program. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who serves on the Whitley County Health Department Board of Directors, admits that when the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

U of C makes U.S. News list of “Best Colleges”

The University of the Cumberlands has once again made the U.S. News and World Report list of best colleges and universities, according to the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 13. The widely known and respected rankings are designed for “prospective...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Self-defense class being offered to W’burg students

Female Williamsburg High School students will soon be getting a lesson in self-defense. The Williamsburg Police Department plans to start offering Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system, training first seniors at Williamsburg and then hopefully to other high school students as...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Hundreds turn out for Jones funeral Friday

Hundreds of people turned out at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Friday morning for the funeral of former Williamsburg Police Chief and Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Jones, who died Saturday after a long fight against cancer. Jones spent nearly 30 years in law...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016

Text messages shed light on moments before teens killed by train

Jordan Carr and Cody Stevens were both struck and killed by a train about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Jami Cook has a message for people regarding walking on railroad tracks following the death of her 18-year-old son and another young man early Tuesday morning. “Stay off the railroad...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Old Fashioned Trading Days starts Thursday

Concerts with bluegrass, gospel and country-rock artists, a large car show and several new food vendors will highlight this year’s 33rd Annual Old Fashioned Trading Days festival that will kick off Thursday and run through Saturday evening in Williamsburg. “It is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Deputy finds meth lab at Emlyn home

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an active one-step methamphetamine lab at an Emlyn residence late Saturday afternoon. About 5 p.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders went to the US25W South residence about four miles south of Williamsburg after getting an anonymous tip...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016