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Regulations governing the growing and retail sales of medical marijuana have been approved by state lawmakers. Would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for a permit.  Fairfield and Grayville are in the running for the location of a medical

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STATON, TONY WBUTLER, ROBERT AMOORE, MICHAEL EGREGORY, BRIAN KWhen Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies rolled up to Brian Gregory’s 414 N.W. 5th Street home in Fairfield Monday night to execute a search warrant, they unexpectedly came across two suspects stealing the Gregory’s central air conditioning unit. Tony W.

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Much cooler weather is on the way to Southern Illinois, following the passage of a cold front later today.  High temperatures will dip into the mid to upper 70’s Tuesday, with lows dipping into the 50’s.  The fair

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The Wayne County Fair in Fairfield is underway.  Grandstand attractions began last night with the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull.  Today’s events include harness racing at 2 p.m. and a gospel concert at 6:30 this evening.  More harness

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The Wayne County Historical Society will bury the Time Capsule for 2039 on the grounds of the Hanna House Museum today at 11 a.m.  The public is invited to the event.  In a cooperative effort with Fairfield Retail

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GOING, TIMOTHY CTimothy C. Going has resigned his position as a Fairfield Community High School math teacher, assistant track coach and cross country coach.  The FCHS Board accepted Going’s resignation during a specially called meeting Thursday night.  Going is awaiting

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The State of Illinois is lagging far behind in the hiring of employees needed to oversee the use of high pressure, high volume, hydraulic fracturing. So far, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has hired only 4 of the needed

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Delong croppedA Collinsville, Ill. man has entered a guilty to charges he was driving drunk the night he was hill jumping in rural Hamilton County, Ill., causing the deaths of five people. In Hamilton County Circuit Court in McLeansboro Wednesday morning,

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High winds from a line of very heavy thunderstorms raked southern Illinois Monday afternoon.  A large tree fell on the Raymond Knight residence at 250 S. First St. in Albion. The home was destroyed.  Six utility poles were

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At this time, no foul play is suspected in the disappearance of 15-year-old Megan Nichols of Fairfield.  Nichols has been missing since last Thursday, July 3.  City Police say they are actively searching for Nichols. Police have been

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