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campbell76-year-old McLeansboro resident, Jackie Carlton Campbell died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. A member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in McLeansboro, he graduated from McLeansboro Township High School, Rend Lake Junior College and

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A crowd estimated to be around 400 gathered at the First Christian Church in Fairfield Tuesday evening for the second of three scheduled pro-fracking meetings. The town-hall meetings are being staged by a group called Opportunities in Land.  One

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Residents interested in the development of oil-rich shale formations in Southern Illinois will gather this evening in Fairfield for a town hall meeting. Local environmental engineer Jerry Quindry will be one of the featured speakers. Quindry will discuss the handling

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88-year-old Barnhill resident, Nieta V. Hunley died Saturday, Oct. 18 at her home. A member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Fairfield, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Gayla) Hunley of Barnhill and Danny Hunley of Barnhill;

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BayleyFrankLongtime Carmi businessman and active philanthropist, co-founder of Martin and Bayley, Inc., Frank Mount Bayley, 86, died Saturday, October 18, 2014.   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After the war, he focused on the

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Jeanine Main, 81, of Fairfield, Illinois, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She started teaching 6th grade at North School in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, from there she taught in Lawrenceville and Crossville, Illinois. Jeanine started the

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BayleyFrankFrank Bayley, the co-founder of the Hucks convenience store chain and Big John Superstores, died Saturday. He was 86. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Bayley and business partner Bob Martin opened the first Hucks Convenience Store in

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David Armstrong70-year-old McLeansboro resident, Rev. David E. Armstrong died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at his home.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a minister and member of the Grace Baptist Church in Raleigh, IL.

Survivors include

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Brown, Lawrence Thomas000180-year-old Cisne resident, Lawrence “Tom” Brown died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at his home.  He was a former diesel mechanic at Robertson Repair Shop and a retiree from Dowell Services.

Surviving are his wife Stella; sons, Rex

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A former Fairfield man was arrested for DUI Thursday night after the 2006 Chevy Trailblazer he was driving went out of control and crashed into the Briarwood Inn Motel on the city’s west side.  52-year-old Robert L. Gooch of

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