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  • Headlines for Saturday, December 20, 2014

    24-year-old Tasha Lynn Stewart of Enfield was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident following a crash in White County Friday evening.  State police say a Ford Mustang driven by a 43-year-old male from Springerton was stopped at the intersection of White County Road 2150 North and 100 East, when Stewart, driving […]

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  • Headlines for Friday, December19, 2014

    Winners have been named in the WFIW Reindeer Race and Turkey Shoot Contests. Velma Gilmore took first place for $325 in cash and prizes. Lisa Smith was second and receives $200 in cash and prizes. Third place goes to Todd Walker who received $150 in cash and prizes. The boil order in Wayne City has […]

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  • Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

    TRAFFIC ALERT – I-64 east bound lanes are now back open.  Both westbound lanes are still closed from mile post 130-110 and will remain closed for at least another couple of hours . A tractor-trailer semi overturned shortly after midnight, causing a hazardous materials spill.  Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation and other emergency workers are […]

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  • Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  The body of a Wayne County, Ill. man missing since last Thursday night was found Wednesday evening in a drainage ditch near Golden Gate, Ill. Thomas Sharp, 55 was last seen last Thursday night leaving his home on a four-wheeler. Fairfield Rural Fire Department volunteers searching along a […]

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  • Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Christopher Conard, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor with offices on Main Street in Fairfield has been replaced.  Officials at Edward Jones headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO confirm that Conard is no longer with the company. Officials added that Christopher Hargrove, a financial advisor from corporate headquarters in Missouri will temporarily operate the office at 302 […]

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  • Headlines for Monday, December 15, 2014

    The search continues for a Wayne County, Ill. man who disappeared last week after driving his four-wheeler into the backwater east of Fairfield, Ill. Thomas A. Sharp, 55 of Golden Gate was last seen Thursday night when he left a residence on his four-wheeler. Witnesses said Sharp had been drinking with friends before he left, […]

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  • Headlines for Sunday, December 14, 2014

    The Edwards County Community Unit school board meets Monday night, starting with a Truth in Taxation Pubic Hearing at 6:45 p.m. in the K-12 Band Room to review the proposed 2014 Tax Levy.  Items on the agenda during the regular meeting include an update on technology use in the classroom, and approval of a field […]

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  • Headlines for Saturday, December 13, 2014

    35-year-old Misty Lee Wadsworth of Hayden, AL was killed early Friday morning in a traffic crash in Tennessee.  Police report Wadsworth was traveling westbound on I-24 at mile marker 3 near Clarksville, TN when her car rear-ended a semi.  A preliminary investigation said drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the crash.  Wadsworth’s husband lives […]

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  • Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014

    A Registered Nurse at Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been killed in a traffic crash in Tennessee. Misty Lee Wadsworth, 35 of Hayden, Alabama died early this morning when the compact car she was driving slammed into the back of a semi on Interstate 24 in Clarksville, Tenn. Police report Wadsworth was traveling westbound at mile […]

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  • Headlines for Thursday, December 11, 2014

    32-year-old Roman D. Yates of Norris City has been jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Williamson County girl that he met on a popular social media website.  Yates has been formally charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault with consent, a class-1 felony.  Creal Springs, IL police say an officer on routine […]

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