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Headlines for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mayor candidates

A good crowd attended a Meet the Candidate’s forum Tuesday night at Frontier Community College. Incumbent Mayor Mickey Borah spoke about new programs at the college, including the addition of an electrical lineman school and the transformation of the former Sanyo Manufacturing Plant into the Workforce Development Center.  Challenger Chuck Griswold told the crowd he is the man to lead the city through difficult financial times.  Griswold promised the city’s finances would be transparent if he is elected. Griswold also promised to resign as president of the Wayne County Golf Course if elected. Pictured above are incumbent Mayor Mickey Borah (left) and challenger Chuck Griswold (right). Photo courtesy of Karen Bryant – Frontier Community College.

The Fairfield City Council Tuesday night voted to buy a dilapidated house at 510 W. King Street for $4,000.  The house is being purchased from the Tullis family estate. The City plans to tear the house down and sell the lot.

Another payment to Curry Construction Company has been approved by the Fairfield City Council.  Payment number 17 amounts to $28,258. Curry Construction is building the new water treatment plant east of Fairfield.

55-year-old Mickey E. Clayton of Franklin, IL died Tuesday afternoon when the propane tanker he was driving ran into the back of another semi on a rural road in Perry County.  The propane tanker exploded upon impact. The driver of the other semi was not hurt. The accident happened around 2:20 Tuesday afternoon.

59-year-old Vicky Bundy of Herrin died Tuesday night in a two-car crash on Ill. Rt. 161 at I-57.  Bundy was apparently blinded by the sun and pulled onto the Interstate into the path of a pickup truck.  The accident happened a little after six Tuesday night.

Jefferson County authorities report the arrest of a suspect in a carjacking incident Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at the BP station on S. 44th Street.  The victim’s van and suspect were found at a gas station in Nashville, IL.  The suspect’s name has not been released at this time.

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