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Headlines for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GOING, TIMOTHY CFederal prosecutors have filed charges against Fairfield Community High School math instructor and cross-country coach Timothy C. Going.  A review of computer equipment seized from Going’s Fairfield home revealed he was in possession of numerous images of child porn – specifically images of girls under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The alleged child porn was believed to have been downloaded from the Internet.  Going is scheduled to make his first appearance on the federal charges on July 21 in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.


Work is underway in the replacement of the roof over the Edwards County Fairgrounds grandstands.  The roof collapsed last December following a long period of sleet, freezing rain and as much as 13 inches of snow.  Lear Construction Company of Albion is doing the work.

All of Southern Illinois was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 o’clock Tuesday night.  Locally, there was plenty of thunder and lightning, but not a lot of rain.  Heavy rain and storms were reported in Saline County.

41-year-old Roger D. Groves of Fairfield has been sentenced to four years in prison on a conviction of unlawful possession of marijuana.  The judge gave him credit for 67 days spent in the county jail awaiting trial.

Illinois residents will be allowed to register to vote on Election Day this fall. Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law aimed at streamlining the registration and early voting process.  The state’s next election will be on November 4.

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