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Headlines for Friday, May 23, 2014

62-year-old Alberta Lee of Fairfield was injured Thursday morning when the Yamaha motorcycle she was riding collided with a car driven by 56-year-old Velma Bashore of Geff. The accident happened on W. Main Street near the entrance to the Mach Onegas station.  Lee was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  Bashore was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

rector cropped37-year-old Roy Rector of Broughton has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in Hamilton County Circuit Court to a charge of unlawful restraint – a class-4 felony. In pleading guilty, Rector admitted that on April 13 of this year, he forced his girlfriend, Christine Sappington to leave her home after an argument and go with him to his residence.  When police arrived, the victim was visibly upset and asked police to take her home. The judge sentenced Rector to 3 years and 9 months in prison, plus one year of parole once he is released from custody.  The judge also gave Rector credit for 40 days he has spent in the White County jail at Carmi awaiting trial.

The Jasper School Board voted Thursday night to place a 1% sales tax referendum on the November ballot. The resolution would have to be passed by school boards representing more than 50% of the voters of the county before it can actually be placed on the November ballot. The Fairfield Grade School Board has also approved the measure.

19-year-old Chelsea Carter of Mt. Erie has been arrested on charges she stole more than $500 worth of Illinois Lottery Tickets from the Casey’s General Store in Albion.  Her bond was set at $1,500 cash.

The Illinois Capital Development Board and school officials have broken ground on a $1.1 million Collision Repair Technology Center at Olney Central College. The 8,000 square feet building will house classrooms and lab space. There will be additional space for the school’s automotive service and welding programs.

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