Williamson County

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

Williamson County reports 3,897 votes cast, for a turnout at 8%.

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Williamson County 911 and Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents with Amazon smart speakers to activate a new service on their device so they can receive emergency messages from local agencies.

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A Marion woman faces multiple charges in the death of an 11-year old girl over the weekend.

The Herrin School District is warning if COVID-19 cannot be contained in its schools, the district will be forced to pivot quickly to remote only learning.

Over the weekend, district officials posted on Facebook they want to keep their schools open to in-person learning, but they need the public's help.

The Williamson County Courthouse is set to re-open Wednesday.

County commissioner Brent Gentry reports the courthouse doors will open at 8 a.m.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick wants to warn residents of a series of catalytic converter thefts.

These converters are a required part of the exhaust system on any vehicle manufactured after 1974. Many contain small amounts of valuable metals, which makes them attractive to thieves.

Two Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 30, 2020
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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Two new COVID-19 Cases Reported in Williamson County. 

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Two new COVID-19 cases are reported in Williamson County. 

One New Case of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 27, 2020
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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

One new COVID-19 case was reported in Williamson County.

Herrin House of Hope

The Herrin House of Hope says the demand for meals has seen a 300-400 increase for the fourth straight week. 

UPDATE: 5:15PM 4/17  

A Marion man is dead following a two vehicle crash this afternoon just west of the Saline County line at Nixville Road. 

Fatal Crash in Williamson County

Apr 15, 2020

UPDATE: April 16th 10:45 am

A Johnson County couple was killed in a head-on crash in Williamson County Wednesday morning.

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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Franklin and Williamson County.

New Case of COVID-19 Reported in Williamson County

Apr 8, 2020
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A new COVID-19 case has been reported in Williamson County.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Officials says a female in her 30's who likely acquired the virus through community spread is at home in isolation.

Officials say to date there have been a total of 9 lab confirmed positive cases in Williamson County.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says another phone scam is using what appears to be a legitimate number from his department.

A Marion man has been killed in a single car accident Wednesday night.

Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke says he pronounced 30-year-old Aaron Thomas Biggs dead at the scene just after midnight.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says another phone scam is working through the area.

The Sheriff's Office has taken reports from residents who have received phone calls from a man who identifies himself as Deputy Anderson or Deputy James. He claims to be from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says there was a carbon monoxide issue Wednesday morning at the Williamson County Jail.

He says an inmate first complained of a headache at around 4 a.m. The inmate was treated at an area hospital and returned to the jail.

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Williamson County authorities are looking for suspects after a series of thefts over the last several weeks.

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois is in the process of determining the best option to meet the air transportation needs of the region.

Five airlines have submitted proposals for service that would start this December.

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A Hurst woman is accused of manslaughter in the death of her mother earlier this year.

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Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti has filed formal charges against a man accused of shooting two people, killing one of them.

11th Annual Williamson County Traffic Safety Days

Mar 7, 2019
Williamson County Traffic Safety Days
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The 11th annual Williamson County Traffic Safety Days comes to a close on Friday.

This year over 1400 drivers ed students from 30 area high schools attended the daylong event.

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A Marion man faces murder charges in connection to the death of another Marion resident.

Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti has charged 43-year old Demetrius Crittendon with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of 31-year old Cedric Marshall.

A potential referendum on gun control in Williamson County won’t end up on the ballot this fall, after Commissioners there failed to bring it to a vote.

Williamson County authorities say they don't believe humans were involved in the decapitation of a lamb.

Sheriff Bennie Vick says deputies were called to a farm in rural Thompsonville on Tuesday.

A Saline County resident is dead following an ATV crash.

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In response to storm damage from Tuesday's severe weather, officials in Williamson County have issued a disaster declaration.

This action activates the county's emergency operations plan.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery near Johnston City.

Williamson County Traffic Safety Days
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The 10th annual Williamson County traffic safety days  event is taking place this week.

For 10 years thousands of driver Ed students have come to the Williamson County Pavilion for the Williamson Traffic Safety Days Event.

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