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Oak Grove Elementary School temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday

Whitley County authorities have detained a woman, who showed up at an elementary school late Tuesday afternoon while possibly under the influence. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, administrators at Oak Grove Elementary School called police reporting that a woman was in the front office of...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Sheriff’s department warns of phone scam involving arrest warrants

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a phone scam targeting local residents. Officials with the sheriff’s department said a resident contacted deputies Monday night after receiving one such call. According to the victim, the male caller stated he was...

Accused burglar caught in the act

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after he was caught allegedly trying to break into a house Sunday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lawson arrested Nick Lambdin, 26, of Shelbie Hurst Road, about 3:03 p.m. charging him with first-degree burglary, first-degree...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Deputy jailer finds drugs hidden inside woman’s body cavity

A Williamsburg woman is facing multiple charges after deputy jailers discovered drugs hidden inside a body cavity after she was arrested Sunday evening. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Cash Express hopes to fill police car, fire truck with Christmas gifts Saturday

Williamsburg Cash Express is once again asking for the public’s help in order to make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate. On Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cash Express will be attempting to fill a police cruiser and a fire truck with gently used toys, coats and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018

Deputy finds intoxicated woman in stolen car

A Tennessee woman was arrested Monday afternoon after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy found her allegedly intoxicated inside a stolen vehicle. Deputy Joe Prewitt arrested Christy L. Parker, 27, of Sweetwater, about 2:22 p.m., and charged her with public intoxication controlled...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018

Williamsburg duo faces felony charge in Oct. 22 assault case

A Williamsburg duo is facing a felony assault charge in connection with an October incident. On Monday, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Shelley arrested Courtney D. Hayes, 25, of Upper Mulberry Road, and Melvin Hill, 31, of Louden Road, serving them both with second-degree...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018

Hit and run at IGA leads police to charge three with endangerment

A report about a hit and run accident Saturday involving a vehicle with three children inside resulted in the arrest of three people on various endangerment charges. About 5:05 p.m., Williamsburg police were notified about a hit and run accident at IGA, and that the vehicle,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018

Sheriff’s deputy tackles fleeing auto theft suspect

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy recovered a stolen truck Saturday afternoon near Williamsburg, and apprehended the person who was driving it. About 4:30 p.m., Deputy Mike Lawson arrested Kristina Blakley, 39, charging her with theft by unlawful taking-auto and second-degree...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018

Duo arrested for drug trafficking after almost hitting police car

Two Corbin men are behind bars on drug trafficking and other charges after the vehicle they were in allegedly almost hit a police cruiser Sunday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Danny Ray McGinnis, 60, of Whippoorwill Road, and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2018