Fairfield native John Warren has been named head football coach at Massac County High School. Warren has spent the past six years as an assistant coach in Texas and Florida.
49-year-old James L. “Chief” Brooks of Fairfield was arrested Monday afternoon after neighbors complained he was yelling at passing motorists on Elm Street and throwing things at them. He was also armed with a knife, police said. Brooks was disarmed and jailed on a charge of disorderly conduct.
40-year-old Jaromy S. Tyring of N.W. 10th St. in Fairfield was arrested Monday on a “no bond” Indiana Parole Warrant from the Indiana Department of Corrections. Tyring also faces a local charge of obstructing justice for allegedly giving police a false name.
58-year-old Jerry L. Tarpley of West Salem has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Tarpley allegedly fought with police who went to his house on Friday for a welfare check.
43-year-old Brandon Gibbs of Cisne has been jailed on charges he was growing marijuana on property he owns in Jasper Township. Wayne County Sheriff’s Police seized 21 pot plants from the site.
A parasite called Cyclospora is making people sick throughout the country. It can be found in contaminated food and water. The parasite causes severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. While the parasite has been confirmed in Illinois, no cases have been recorded in Southern Illinois.