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Parker ATV guyA White County Sheriff’s Deputy was stuck with a needle Thursday night while arresting a Carmi man on charges he was in possession of a stolen ATV and methamphetamine.  30-year-old Jeffery D. Parker (pictured left)  faces charges of

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Fire heavily damaged a mobile home on North First Street in Fairfield Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 1007 North First Street shortly before 1 p.m.  Police said the last known occupant of the home was Billy Smith. 

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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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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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The first installment of Wayne County’s real estate taxes is due this Friday.  Treasurer Donna Vaughan says an express lane will be set up at the Wayne County Courthouse this Thursday and Friday for those who wish to pay

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An O.IL (Opportunity in Land) county hall meeting has been set for this Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The meeting was originally set to be held at Fairfield City Hall, but has been moved to the First Christian Church.

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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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Nine-year-old Clark Ewing of Fairfield was honored Thursday by being named a Junior Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Clark, the son of Lawrence Ewing of Fairfield is scheduled for surgery later this week for a brain tumor. Clark told Chief

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Thirteen Wayne County landowners have filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Marc Miller, the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The plaintiffs allege their Constitutional rights have been violated because the

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