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Headlines for Sunday, January 18, 2015

Two Carmi residents were cited following an accident in rural White County Saturday evening.  State police say 57-year-old Stephen C. Nichaus  was southbound on White County Road 1375E approaching the intersection with White County Road 800N and failed to reduce speed at the intersection, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, enter a ditch and […]

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Headlines for Saturday, January 17, 2015

29-year-old Joseph M. Murphy of Grayville was charged Friday with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Edwards County Circuit Court.   Murphy (pictured left) is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13 on or about January 7th.  […]

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Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2015

A Dahlgren man has been sentenced on charges he texted lewd photos of himself to a 13-year-old girl. Jerry E. Schnicker, 40 has been placed on 18 months of probation. He has also been ordered to pay a $6,500 fine and register as a sex offender for ten years. The case dates back to December […]

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Headlines for Thursday, January 15, 2015

The City of Fairfield has been awarded a $250,000 Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity grant for renovations at the Fairfield City Police station located on Leininger Rd. The money will be used to make the structure handicap accessible. The project will include renovations to the lobby, and ADA compliant restroom, parking improvements and […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Jarad Blanton has been sworn in as Fairfield’s newest full time firefighter. Blanton has completed all of the required testing and was recommended for hiring. City Fire Chief Darin Hopper and former Chief Terry Weedman presided over the ceremonies during Tuesday night’s Fairfield City Council meeting. Blanton is replacing Chris Wise who left the department […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has ordered all state agencies to freeze non-essential spending. He has also asked all state agencies to review all contracts signed since November 1. Rauner has also cut his own salary to $1 and is declining any benefits. More executive orders are expected to be issued today. Formal charges […]

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Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015

Widely known educator, columnist and historian Charlene Shields of Crossville died Friday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was 91. She taught school in White County for 35 years after earning her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. From the late 1980’s until 2002, she wrote a weekly column in the Carmi Times entitled […]

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Wheeler house fire

Headlines for Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fire caused considerable damage to the Steve and Donnie Wheeler home on West Center Street in Fairfield Saturday afternoon.  Fairfield Fire Department officials said the residents were attempting to thaw out the gutters of the home with a torch when they caught the roof on fire.  Firemen were able to contain the fire to the […]

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Headlines for Saturday, January 10, 2015

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say a light icing event is possible in the area late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.  A mix of freezing rain or sleet is expected to begin Sunday afternoon, with up to a tenth of an inch of icing possible before temperatures are expected to climb above freezing Sunday […]

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Headlines for Friday, January 9, 2015

A Fairfield, Illinois man has been jailed on multiple felony charges after police found more than two pounds of suspected marijuana, a gun and switchblade knives in his home. City Police said officers went to the home of Scott E. Iverson, 47 of 1411 S.W. 7th Street in Fairfield around 4:45 Thursday afternoon to investigate […]

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