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Headlines for Friday, July 12, 2013

Greenwalt & Sons of Wayne City has been awarded a bid to construct a new Wayne County Highway Department building.  The project is expected to cost approximately $200,000.  Construction will begin late this summer with completion expected by early November.

The owners of the Wayne County Regional Landfill are negotiating with a major oil company for the disposal of oilfield waste generated by hydraulic fracturing.  If the deal goes through, the local landfill could re-open.

Former Wayne City resident, Craig L. Fenton has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court to a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Fenton, 47 now lives in Bluford. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 1.

35-year-old Remus O. Henning of Harrisburg has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being in possession of a .45 caliber handgun while dealing crack cocaine.  The case was investigated by the Carmi-based Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.

The Wayne County Fair opens Saturday night with the Lucas Oil Pro tractor pull at 7 p.m.  The fair runs through next Saturday, July 20, ending with a demolition derby.

Pork Day USA is Saturday in Albion. The celebration will open with a parade at 10 a.m.  Country Music Legend Tony Booth will perform at 7:30 Saturday night.

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