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A meeting has been set for Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Fairfield to discuss the potential for the development of Southeastern Illinois’ vast oil-bearing shale formations. The town-hall style meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Fairfield City Hall.  

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photoBruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Governor in Illinois made a campaign stop in Fairfield this morning.  A crowd of about 75 gathered around the bandstand to listen to Rauner’s campaign message.  Rauner said – if elected, he

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The lawyer that represented former White County jailer Phillip Lowery in his first sex abuse trial has withdrawn from the case.  Last week, Lowery tendered his resignation as a correctional officer at the White County jail.  He is

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Family and friends of missing Fairfield teenager, Megan Nichols, staged a fundraiser Saturday outside the entrance of the Fairfield Super WalMart.  Reports indicated the fundraiser was held to raise reward money in hopes of bringing the 16-year-old teen home.

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Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC, known as ETCO, is developing plans to convert existing pipeline assets from natural gas to crude oil in western Wayne County, as well as installing a new 30-inch pipeline from four miles north of

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The Fairfield Community High School District is on much better financial footing now than years past according to the 2013-2014 District Audit presented Thursday by local CPA Kent Reeves. The FCHS District Financial Profile is rated at 3.9 out of

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Municipal workers accidentally cut a 2 inch gas line in the one-thousand block of North First Street in Fairfield this morning, which has resulted natural gas service being shut down for several areas of the north end of Fairfield. Workers

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44-year-old Dawn M. Turner of Fairfield has been jailed on charges of DUI and vehicle theft.  Police were called to Spring Street around 6:30 Tuesday night on a report of an intoxicated person. When they arrived, they spotted Turner

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GIFFORD, LUCAS WAn arrest has been made in Monday morning’s gun threat at Fairfield Community High School. Lucas W. Gifford, 20 of Fairfield was jailed late Monday afternoon.  City Police Chief Keith Colclasure said officials with the social media website that

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GIFFORD, LUCAS WUPDATE – An arrest has been made in this morning’s threat at Fairfield Community High School. Lucas W. Gifford, 20 of Fairfield (pictured at left) was jailed late this afternoon.  City Police Chief Keith Colclasure said officials with the

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