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Headlines for Saturday, November 29, 2014

Companies can begin filing for hydraulic fracturing permits in Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has posted permit applications online, and companies must register with the department 30 days prior to submitting the application.  As of earlier this week, three companies had registered, with one of the companies, Strata-X of Denver, CO, already drilling […]

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Headlines for Friday, November 28, 2014

Today is Black Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas Shopping season. While most local retailers remained closed on Thanksgiving Day, Fairfield’s Wal-Mart opened last night. Large crowds were reported during the special holiday hours. Motorists heading home from the holidays this weekend should note that there’s a chance of wintry precipitation moving into the […]

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Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Fairfield area received a little less than an inch of snow Wednesday evening. Area roads are clear for the most part. However, authorities are warning motorists that there are still a few slick spots, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. The next chance for wintry weather comes Sunday night with a […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fire broke out in a garage of the Wilford Musgrave home on E. Delaware Street in Fairfield this morning. An employee of LeMond’s Chrysler Center across the street saw smoke coming from the home a little before 9:15 and called the Fairfield Fire Department. Musgrave and his wife had left the home shortly before the […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The region will see two new circuit judges sworn in next Monday. Mike Molt will be sworn in as the new Wayne County Circuit Judge at 8:30 Monday morning in the upstairs courtroom of the Wayne County courthouse. Retired White County Resident Judge Tom Sutton will administer the oath of office. At 4 p.m. Monday, […]

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Headlines for Monday, November 24, 2014

A Madison County Circuit Judge has denied a bid by an anti-fracking group to put Illinois’ new rules for high pressure, high volume hydraulic fracturing on hold. Judge Barbara Crowder rejected a request for a preliminary injunction from the anti-fracking group known as SAFE. Literally thousands of acres of Southern Illinois land are under lease […]

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Headlines for Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Fairfield Community High School varsity scholastic team competed at the annual IHSSBCA Kickoff Tournament in Carbondale Saturday.  FCHS went 1 and 6 on the day, with a win over Cairo.  Leading the tossup answering for FCHS were Ashley Strand with 13 and Colin McDuffee with 10.  FCHS is now 4 and 12 on the […]

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Headlines for Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Saline County, IL man was jailed Friday on charges he called 911 to report bombs had been planted at the courthouses in Carmi and Harrisburg.  22-year-old Tevin J. Tate of Carrier Mills, IL faces preliminary charges of falsely making a terrorist threat and possession of marijuana.  Investigators report that the Johnson County Emergency 911 […]

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Headlines for Friday, November 21, 2014

A Saline County, Ill. man has been jailed on charges he called 911 to report bombs had been planted at the courthouses in Carmi and Harrisburg. Tevin J. Tate, 22 of Carrier Mills faces preliminary charges of falsely making a terrorist threat and possession of marijuana.  Investigators report that the Johnson County Emergency 911 Center […]

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Headlines for Thursday, November 20, 2014

An accident involving two commercial trucks caused U.S. Route 45 near the Circle R Fertilizer plant in White County to be blocked for several hours Wednesday afternoon.  State police report 33-year-old Darrell W. Terry II of Herrin, IL was driving a truck eastbound on White County Road 2200N and attempted to cross the intersection with […]

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