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Man sues City of Adel and Police Department for ‘use of excessive force’

June 30, 2022

On June 15, 2022, in Cook County Superior Court, an Adel man filed a lawsuit alleging that Adel Police Department officers violated his Constitutional rights and used excessive force against him during a June 15, 2020, arrest. Gary Thomas Jr., represented by the Ifill Law Group of Atlanta, has filed suit against the City of…

Huge fire devastates landmark business

June 28, 2022

  The biggest fire at a local business in many years burned up eight acres of product and equipment last week at Guthrie Lumber Company on Union Street in Cecil. The blaze broke out at about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the company’s saw mill and spread rapidly through the lumber yard.…

Road rage leads to shots fired on I-75

June 16, 2022

Three people were arrested June 5 after a road rage encounter on Interstate 75 led to a vehicle being struck by gunfire, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The alleged offenses occurred starting at about 6:40 p.m. June 5 on I-75 Northbound. The occupants of one vehicle, Austin Devain Morris, 21, and Jada Skulski,…

ADEL UTILITY BILL UPDATE: Customers need to pay their bill within 30 days; City Council asked to consider penalties and reconnection fees on future billings.

June 7, 2022

During the Monday, June 6, 2022, Adel City Council meeting, City Manager John Flythe said another utility billing had been issued this past week.   City officials are hoping to get another utility billing out within the next two to three weeks.   Flythe asked the City Council to think about the handling of penalties and reconnection…

BREAKING NEWS: Motorcyclist dead following high-speed chase

June 1, 2022

A Ray City man died early this morning after he lost control of his motorcycle during a high speed vehicle chase by law enforcement in the area of Hutchinson-Parrish Road in Cook County. Authorities said the chase began in Berrien County with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit and ended in Cook with the…

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