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Headlines for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

At last night’s Fairfield City Council meeting, David Harrison was appointed as the city’s newest attorney, replacing Judge Mike Molt.  Harrison is a 1983 Fairfield Community High School graduate, and the son of Joe and Marlyn Harrison of Fairfield and the late Ruth Harrison, and is the sole practitioner in the Harrison Law Office. Fairfield […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Fairfield City Council meets tonight starting at 6 p.m.  A Public Hearing will be held to receive comments on the proposal to sell $9.5 million in bonds towards the construction of a transmission line for the city and related facilities, improvements and costs.  Other action at tonight’s meeting includes the appointment of a City […]

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Headlines for Monday, December 8, 2014

29-year-old Seth D. Weathers of Louisville, KY was jailed Sunday night following an incident on I-64 in western Wayne County.  County police said Weathers had allegedly gotten into an argument with his two sisters who were passengers in the vehicle he was driving about the type of music they had been listening to, and later […]

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Headlines for Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fair weather brought out a large crowd at Saturday evening’s Fairfield Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade. The Grand Marshal’s Choice Award went to the Fairfield Banking Company. The prize was $200. The Best Use of Lights award of $200 went to the Cub Scout Pack 173. Each participating marching band was awarded $200. Marching bands include […]

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Headlines for Saturday, December 6, 2014

Six Fairfield Community High School seniors have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.  The students are Audrey Aman, Alexander Brake, Corbin Kakac, Nathaniel Lackey, Samantha Ochs and Connor Scott.   Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year.  Illinois State Scholars represent […]

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Headlines for Friday, December 5, 2014

34-year-old Eric W. Vaughan of rural Fairfield was jailed around midnight after he barricaded himself in his house east of Boyleston for over two hours. Police had gone to Vaughan’s house to question him about threats he had made to murder his estranged wife, 32-year-old Kelli J. Vaughan. He faces preliminary charges of violating an […]

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Headlines for Thursday, December 4, 2014

48-year-old Jackie S. Meyers of Fairfield has been jailed on a Class-X charge of home invasion. Meyers is accused of forcing her way into the home of 34-year-old Dana L. Weatherford Wednesday night and beating her up. The incident happened around 10 o’clock Wednesday night at Weatherford’s home at 114 W. King Street. The Automotive […]

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Dope and guns

Headlines for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Virginia couple has been jailed on multiple drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in rural Wayne County, Ill. An Illinois State Trooper pulled a U-Haul box truck over for having a headlight out a little after six o’clock Tuesday night. As the trooper approached the driver, he reported smelling […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Carmi. woman died Tuesday morning when the pickup truck she was driving hit a patch of black ice on a the Skillet Fork bridge north of Carmi, ran off the road and struck a tree. The victim has been identified as Jan Fishback, 49 of rural Carmi. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Fishback […]

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Headlines for Monday, December 1, 2014

Wayne County Sheriff’s Police discovered an operating meth lab in a room at the Budget in Fairfield last Wednesday, making five arrests. At about 10:45 p.m., officers spotted an individual walking on the west side of the Budget with a flashlight. The individual eventually entered the motel. Investigators smelled ether coming from Room 53 of […]

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