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Under a plea agreement reached Wednesday between federal prosecutors and Timothy C. Going, the former Fairfield Community High School teacher and coach will serve 20 years in prison for secretly videotaping FCHS female students in the girls’ locker room and

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The long-awaited security entrance to the Wayne County Courthouse was officially put into service this morning.  Sheriff Mike Everett and his chief deputy Andy Milner were on hand this morning to guide folks into the new entrance, which is

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Following a sefarneyveral month investigation by the White County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, a Maunie woman has been jailed on drug distribution charges. Jennifer L. Farney, 42 of 224 S. Morgan Street in Mounie

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FormGOING, TIMOTHY Cer Fairfield Community High School teacher and cross-country coach Timothy C. Going is expected to plead guilty this week to charges he secretly videotaped FCHS female athletes at a Metro-East hotel where they were staying in advance of an

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The annual Fairfield Fall Fun Fest wraps up today.  Activities include the Classic Car Show on the Lemonds Chevy/Chrysler parking lot and the Kiddie Parade this morning.  Afternoon activities include the Gong Show at 1 p.m. in the

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42-year-old Christopher L. Padgett of Fairfield was jailed Thursday night on a warrant charging him with unlawful presence in school.  Police pulled Padgett’s vehicle over near the intersection of Main Street and Clarence Avenue around 5:20 p.m.  Bond

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52-year-old Mark W. Johnson of Maunie has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  He was also ordered to

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Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett has announced 19 grant awards totaling over $1.5 million to local governments in the state to be used to conduct inspections at permitted pollution control facilities, such as landfills, and to investigate citizen complaints about

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16-year-old Nicholas O’Daniel died Monday afternoon after the car he was a passenger in ran off a rural Wayne County road, crashed through a guardrail and landed in a creek.  O’Daniel was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital where he

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16-year-old Nicholas O’Daniel died Monday afternoon when the car he was a passenger in ran off a rural Wayne County road, crashed through a guardrail and landed in a creek. The driver was identified as 16-year-old Caleb Read of Fairfield.

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