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Headlines for Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fairfield Mayor Chuck Griswold says the recent ice and snow has made it dangerous and impossible for city meter readers to do their jobs.  As a result, Griswold says during the next couple of weeks it will be necessary to estimate some utility bills.  The mayor says estimating is an inexact science and that some mistakes may occur, but that every effort will be made to “correct these errors so none of you pay more than you should”.

34-year-old Dante L. Langston of Junction City, KS was cited for driving too fast for conditions, no valid registration and improper use of registration following an accident on I-64 just east of the 107-mile marker in Wayne County Friday evening.  State police said Langston was driving a Mercedes-Benz eastbound and attempted to pass a semi, driven by 53-year-old Stanley E. Adams of Terrell, TX, and lost control of his vehicle on the snow.  Police said Langston’s vehicle rotated 90 degrees and entered the right lane in front of the semi, with the semi hitting the Mercedes-Benz in the passenger door.  Langston was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital following the crash with minor injuries.

The Fairfield Community High School Board meets this Thursday night for their monthly meeting.  A Truth in Taxation Hearing will start at 7 p.m. followed by the regular meeting.  During the regular meeting the board is expected to approve several curriculum changes for next school year, and accept the resignation of Quentin Baker as assistant baseball coach.  The board is also expected to formally approve the establishment of the position of assistant principal for next school year.

No one matched all six numbers in last night’s Mega Millions jackpot, worth an estimated $425 million.  Tuesday’s jackpot will be an estimated $550 million, with the lump-sum cash option around $295 million.  Last night’s numbers drawn were 19, 24, 26, 27 and 70, with the megaball 12.

Today’s winner in the Fairfield Community High School After Prom committee’s 12 Days of Christmas  promotion is Diane Zurliene, who wins $100.  Sunday’s winner will also receive $100.  The promotion runs through next Saturday, December 21st.

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