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Plea agreement in works in S. Illinois murder trial

RICHLAND COUNTY, Ill. -- A plea agreement is in the works for a Richland County, Illinois, man accused of murdering an 8-year-old Olney girl in 2016. Glenn R. Ramey, 54 of Olney, is awaiting trial on first-degree murder and sexual assault charges in connection with the Nov. 23, 2016 slaying of Sabri

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-01-15 17:20:48

EHS Takes Fourth at Urbana Wrestling Invitational

URBANA -- Effingham High School did extremely well at the Urbana High School Tiger Wrestling Invitational Saturday. The Hearts finished fourth place as a team. Brandon Marschewski took first place at 145 pounds and was also named Most Valuable Player for the 106-145 weight classes. Marschewski pinne

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-01-15 20:29:00

7th annual Taste of T-Town enjoyed by hundreds

From left to right, Randy Clark and Steve Will watch as Dave Kastl cuts samples of pork loin during Saturday's Taste of T-Town fundraiser. The three volunteers along with Dean Kramer and Maureen Kastl are known as the Green Creek Smokers, who won last year's NAME? Keith Stewart Photo Lenora Drees se

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 05:31:00

Three Inches of Light Fluffy Snow in Effingham

Totals are varying around the listening area, but the unofficial snowfall amount in Effingham is three inches. That's the amount we are hearing most consistently here at the studios. The area remains under Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. That will be replaced this evening by a Wind Chill A

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-01-15 16:00:00

Area residents, clergy gather at Parkersburg church to honor King's life, dream

Photo by Brett Dunlap Around 30 people gathered from around the community Sunday at Zion Baptist Church in Parkersburg for a service to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. People got up and greeted one another during the service. Photo by Brett Dunlap Local businessman Bill Neal, owne

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Parkersburg church remembers Martin Luther King Junior

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A day before Martin Luther King Jr Day, The Zion Baptist Church in Parkersburg brought the community together to celebrate his legacy. Their event began at 3 p.m. and featured speakers from various backgrounds, race and religions. Speakers from Lutheran, Jewish, Baptist,

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-01-15 02:15:00

Courses on farming scheduled in Parkersburg

The courses are open to the public and free of charge. Each session will start at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Fort Boreman Room of the Judge Black Annex at 317 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. For more information, contact J.J. Barrett at 304-424-1960 or Don Fleming at 304-464-4261. The sessions will

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Salvation Army of Parkersburg surpasses goal set for 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With 2018 in full swing, the Salvation Army of Parkersburg is pleased with the support it received over the holiday season. It set a goal of raising $175,000. Major Matt Riley says the last he heard, they hit $175,094. About 600 children received gifts from their angel tr

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-01-14 21:17:00

Parkersburg Area Jaycees finish 2017 projects

Photo Provided The Jaycees held their annual Christmas party and collected for the Latrobe Street Mission. PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg Area Jaycees closed out 2017 with two final community outreach projects and are preparing for more projects in the coming year. On Friday, Dec. 22, the Jaycees org


Local photographer sells nature photos to Wild Birds Unlimited

The photo of the cardinal by Sharon Carper of Parkersburg was purchased by Wild Birds Unlimited for its advertising and marketing. (Photo Provided) PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg woman has sold two nature photos to a company that markets a nationwide line of bird seed and bird-related products. Sharon

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Area talent headlines Undercurrent Winter Festival

The band The World is a Beautful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die will headline the Undercurrent Winter Festival in Marietta on Feb. 10. (Photo Provided) MARIETTA - The lineup is now set for the Undercurrent Winter Festival at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta next month. The festival, designed t

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Archaeology Day Sat. at Campus Martius

ERIN O'NEILL The Marietta Times Glenna Hoff, education and program director for Campus Martius, arranges some examples of artifacts on Monday. The artifacts will be part of a hands-on exhibit for Digging the Past Archaeology Day. For more than a decade, the Campus Martius Museum has been offering a

MARIETTA TIMES - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Winter Weather Warning in Effect

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga, Jan. 15, 2:25 p.m. - Another winter weather warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for north Georgia, generally north of a line from Cedartown to Jasper to Hiawasse, calling for light snow on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16, and single digit temperatures Tuesday ni

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Newsmaker in business: Vachtsevanos earns Physician of Year Award from trainers group

The Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association has named Dr. John G. Vachtsevanos of Gainesville as the recipient of the Dr. Jack C Hughston Physician of the Year Award. Vachtsevanos is part of Specialty Clinics of Georgia-Orthopedics. Board-certified in orthopedic sports medicine, Vachtsevanos serves


Trump's controversial comments split members of his evangelical council

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The controversy over President Donald Trump's comments last week about immigration is intensifying. In Gainesville, a prominent conservative leader and a member of the president's own evangelical advisory board, Pastor Jentezen Franklin, is rejecting the president's stance. Presi

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-16 01:30:00

Light snow could fall in Hall on Tuesday

Snow has moved into the forecast for Tuesday night in Hall County, but if it materializes, National Weather Service forecaster Sid King said not to expect too much. He said Sunday night that a tenth of an inch would likely be the highest amount of slow accumulation in Gainesville. But with temperatu

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-15 04:19:00

State lawmakers aim to help local forces boost officer pay

While the state General Assembly may begin looking at ways to increase law enforcement pay and benefits, local leaders are trying to take a quicker route to stem force retention issues. "We're requiring these individuals to protect us, to keep us safe, to patrol and to put themselves in harm's way,


Newsmaker in business: Frierson named market president for State Bank

State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, has appointed Chip Frierson as market president in Gainesville. Frierson will be responsible for handling all bank-related activities within the market. He has more than 32 years of experience in the banking ind


Kemp: University's blunder led to elections server issue

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Saturday the elections server mishap at Kennesaw State University was caused by bad management at the school. Kemp, a candidate for governor making a campaign stop in Gainesville to talk to the Hall County Republican Party, said the decision to wipe a server critic


Pastor works to help homeless get ID documents

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - When Steve Walton's home was in flames, so went every form of ID he had. The man who later moved to Hall County found himself in a catch-22 familiar to the homeless community: You need a birth certificate for an ID, and you need to show ID for a birth certificate. "Without ID, you