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27-year-old Brandi Holland of Carmi was jailed Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly grabbed a Fairfield City Police officer’s badge during an altercation on N.W. Second Street. Police said Ms. Holland was screaming, cursing and threatening people during a property exchange.

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Auxiliary Donates to Kitchen Projectcropped

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary made a pledge and has donated $10,000 for the new Kitchen and Dining Room project that is currently underway. Pictured is Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., (left) accepting a donation on

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Melissa Kittinger IIA White County, Ill. Sheriff’s Department 911 dispatcher entered a guilty plea Tuesday and was sentenced on charges she had unlawful communications with a juror in the sex abuse trial of county correctional officer. Melissa L. Kittinger, 35 of Carmi

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Cox Scholarship deal

Angie Mason of Fairfield and Joplin Tedford of Norris City have been awarded the Clemence Elizabeth Cox Scholarship for the 2014 fall semester.  The $500 scholarships are awarded semi-annually to second-level nursing students at Frontier Community College.  Both

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The Fairfield City Council meets Tuesday night.  Main items of business include discussion on the refinancing of bonds for the city and the redevelopment of the city’s downtown through TIF money.  Also on the agenda is the rescheduling

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Illinois State Police safely located an abducted eight-month-old infant in Jefferson County Friday and took three suspects into custody in connection with the incident.  The infant was reported missing in Memphis, TN around 4:15 Friday morning.  Illinois State

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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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