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Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, whose body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

Victim identified in Monday death investigation

A Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building only a few hundred yards from the Tennessee state line, has been identified but so far police are releasing few other details about the case. The victim has officially been identified as Billy Ray Lawson, 45, of...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

WHS senior in ICU after Sunday crash

A Williamsburg High School senior is in the intensive care unit at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a single vehicle wreck Sunday morning near Exit 15. “He is very lucky that he survived it,” noted Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brandon Woods, whose...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019

Pastor to church vandal: ‘God still loves him’

A Williamsburg man allegedly broke into a church early Sunday morning, destroyed several items inside, engaged in a standoff with police, falsely told police that he had been stabbed and shot, and resisted arrest once police entered the building. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Sheriff’s deputy recovers stolen vehicle near Corbin Sunday

A Corbin man is behind bars after he was pulled over driving a car that had been reported stolen, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. On Sunday, Joe Prewitt received a complaint at 4005 Fifth Street Road in Corbin. Prewitt then checked the license plate...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

W’burg man arrested after meth found in vehicle he was driving

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy found four grams of suspected methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to a sheriff’s department release. About 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling on Highway 1804 when he made contact...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Whitley County couple arrested for methamphetamine trafficking

Two Whitley County residents are behind bars after police found 10 grams of a form of suspected methamphetamine known as “ice,” which is an extremely pure and potent form of the drug. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders arrested Benita Smith, who is also known as...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019

Deputies recover stolen four-wheeler during routine traffic stop

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy recently recovered a stolen four-wheeler during a routine traffic stop in the eastern portion of the county. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders charged Matthew Taylor, 37, of Williamsburg, with receiving stolen property over $500 but...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Update: Woman arrested at Oak Grove Elementary School Tuesday identified

A Keavy woman, who is charged with showing up recently at a Whitley County elementary school while allegedly under the influence of drugs, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018