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Headlines for Friday, November 7, 2014

Illinois lawmakers have finally signed off on long-awaited rules that will govern the practice of high pressure, high volume hydraulic fracturing. Literally thousands of acres of Southern Illinois farmland remain under lease for the development of the oil-rich New Albany Shale formation. The approval of the rules comes two days after the November 4 General […]

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Headlines for Thursday, November 5, 2014

Jack Higham, the Director of the Wayne County Ambulance Service has died.  Fairfield City Police were called to his home on Lezlie Lane around 1:55 Wednesday afternoon and found him in his yard. He sustained an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Higham was taken first to Fairfield Memorial Hospital and later transferred […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Wayne County jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the criminal sexual assault case of 39-year-old Jason Thomas of Xenia.  Thomas was accused of the August, 2012 sexual assault of a Fairfield woman at a home on Wilson Street in Fairfield. The case was prosecuted by Special Prosecutor David Rands.  Thomas (pictured) was […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Results – In Wayne County, Incumbent Democrat Wayne County Clerk Glenda Young has been defeated by challenger Liz Ann Woodrow (pictured) .  Woodrow currently serves on the Wayne County Board.  Also in Wayne County, voters said no to a 1% sales tax that if passed would have funded maintenance and construction projects at local […]

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Headlines for Monday, November 3, 2014

Annie Lankford has been promoted to a Student Support Services Academic Counselor with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC).  Lankford will be working at Frontier Community College (FCC) in Fairfield. Lankford is responsible for promoting, recruiting, and advising for the Student Support Services (TRiO) Program.  She will provide career guidance, transfer and financial aid information, assistance […]

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Headlines for Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Fairfield Public Library Foundation’s 2nd annual “Radiothon” fundraiser will be held Monday night from 6 to 8:30 in the Reading Room of the library at 300 SE Second Street.  Local talent will perform, including musicians Larry Hobbs and Terry Smith and vocalists Alyssa Kollak and Terri Carter, and the Roasted Chestnuts.  The event will […]

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Headlines for Saturday, November 1, 2014

There’s been a shakeup at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  This past Tuesday the board of directors voted to fire current Chief Executive Officer Randall Dauby.  The final vote was 7 to 1 to terminate Dauby’s employment.  After news of Dauby’s firing, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Brad Futrell submitted his resignation, effective November 19th.  […]

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Headlines for Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s been a management shakeup at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  On Tuesday, the board of directors voted to fire the current Chief Executive Officer Randall Dauby (pictured left).  The final vote was 7 to 1 to terminate Dauby’s employment.  Board president Rick Basinger declined to discuss the reasons behind Dauby’s termination, because the issue […]

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Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Geff, Ill. man and his son were jailed Wednesday night after police raided their home and seized a suspected meth lab.  Steven L. Cook, 56  (left) and his son, Steven M. Cook, 37 (right) were arrested after Wayne County Sheriff’s Department deputies executed a search warrant at their home at 1921 County Highway 2 […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary made a pledge and has donated $10,000 for the new Kitchen and Dining Room project that is currently underway. Pictured is Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., (left) accepting a donation on behalf of the Hospital from Auxiliary Officers: Treasurer, Pat Vaughn; Vice President, Judy Gruner; and […]

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