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Nichols new pic croppedMeganThere’s been a twist in the search for Megan Nichols, a 16-year-old Fairfield girl who has been missing from her West Center Street home since July 3. City Police Chief Keith Colclasure reports that as the investigation progressed, it was

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GOING, TIMOTHY CA protective order has been agreed to in the sexual exploitation case of former FCHS teacher and coach Timothy C. Going of Fairfield.  The names of Going’s alleged victims will not be released to anyone not associated with the

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Heavy rains that developed mid-morning Tuesday forced the delay of the monthly storm siren tests in Fairfield. City Police Chief Keith Colclasure said a “silent test” of the siren system was carried out to ensure the devices are operating correctly.

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Beahringer, John M. 08032014John M. Beahringer, 51 of Bluford was arrested by Wayne City police Chief Anson Fenton on DUI charges and a warrant out of Madison County. The traffic stop was made shortly after midnight Sunday morning.  After allegedly giving police

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A detention hearing for former Fairfield Community High School math teacher and cross-country coach Timothy Going is set for Monday morning in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.  Going is awaiting trial on three counts of attempted sexual

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Friday the completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install over 1000 new miles of high-speed fiber optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.  Among the counties included are Clay, Lawrence, and

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Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $17.9 million for several road projects in Southern Illinois.  Locally, $690,000 has been released for pavement marking work on Interstate 64 through Wayne County.  In Edwards County, $162,000 has been released to patch

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Fairfield National Bank is updating its brand with a new logo.  Fairfield National Bank, along with its branches – Tri-County Banking Center in Grayville and Bean Capital Banking Center in Wayne City will begin advertising as FNB.  In

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Harrisburg police report two strong-arm robberies in the past few days. A suspect knocked a worker down at the Ponderosa Steak House and stole her money bag. The Harrisburg Dominos Pizza Restaurant has also been targeted. Neither employee suffered serious

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A September 30 trial date has been set for former Fairfield Community High School math teacher and cross country coach Timothy C. Going. Going appeared in U.S. District Court at E. St. Louis Monday where he entered a not guilty

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