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Fairfield Mayor Chuck Griswold has appointed a four-person committee to take up the issue of unpaid utility bills in the city.  The committee will be made up of Aldermen Jim Griffith and Ralph Barbre, and property owners Diane Robinson

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26-year-old Jeremy L. Duffield of Johnsonville was jailed late Monday night on an aggravated DUI charge.  County police were called to a location near Wayne City on a report of a truck stuck in a ditch.  As the

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Area rivers remain out of their banks following recent heavy rains.  The Little Wabash at Carmi is forecast to crest at 34.6 on Thursday – more than 7 feet above flood stage. The Wabash at Mount Carmel is forecast

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The Fairfield FFA Chapter had a very successful day at the Illinois State FFA Proficiency Recordbook Judging at the University of Illinois on Saturday.  Katie Liston was named the State FFA Winner in Food Science and Leah Carter was

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Illinois State Police District 19 officers, in conjunction with the Illinois Liquor Commission, conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement surveillance at various establishments in Wayne, Edwards, White and Wabash counties Thursday night, arresting a total of three people for selling to minors.

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TRAFFIC NOTE – County Road 1800 in Jasper Township  has been closed due to a culvert being washed out.  repairs won’t be m hereade until sometime Saturday.  Also, eastbound traffic on I-64 at the 107-mile marker in

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Flooding is forecast on area rivers. The Little Wabash at Clay City was at 18.64 this morning and is forecast to crest at 21.8 ft. by Saturday. Flood stage is 18 ft.  The Little Wabash at Carmi was at

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66-year-old Vic Hawkins of Grayville died Tuesday evening in a construction accident at the industrial park in Grayville.  Mr. Hawkins was working to repair a skid steer loader when it malfunctioned, pinning him between the boom and bucket. 

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Murphy, Jr.Murphy, Sr.Shelton, ElizA Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy on routine patrol smelled anhydrous ammonia coming from a rural Fairfield, Ill. home Tuesday morning, stopped to investigate and found a suspected meth lab.  The investigation led to the arrest of three suspects and

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56-year-old Chalen K. Carter of Fairfield has been jailed on a felony charge of intimidation.  The charge stems from his arrest Sunday for DUI.  During the DUI investigation, Wayne County Sheriff’s police report

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