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    Weather closings and cancellations

    by  • March 3, 2014 • News

    Due to  inclement weather and dangerous road conditions the following have altered their schedules: Closures and cancellations for Tuesday, March 4: A Ashley Grade School РClosed B Bethel Grade School РClosed Bluford Grade School РClosed C Carbondale Elementary School District РClosed Carbondale High School РClosed Carmi-White County Unit 5...

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    Salem retailers compliant in tobacco checks

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    All inspected Salem retailers were found to be compliant in a recent tobacco compliance checks, according to police Sergeant Susan Miller. A total of 18 retailers in Salem were inspected in the second of three rounds of compliance checks and all were found to be in compliance with the law by not selling tobacco...

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    Sanders ranked highest among judicial candidates

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    According to a recent judicial advisory poll, Judge Ericka Sanders scored highest among the judicial candidates in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Sanders, a Salem democrat, is running unopposed in the March 18 primary election. She will be running against attorney Martin Siemer, a Teutopolis republican, in the November general election. The winner of that...

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    After three days, jury convicts Vandalia man on meth charges

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    After three days of jury trial, a 40-year-old Vandalia man was found guilty of multiple felonies connected to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Michael T. Fickes was found guilty of aggravated participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class X felony; participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine, also a Class X felony; unlawful possession of...

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    Wamac man gets 10 years for battery resulting in brain injuries

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 34-year-old Wamac man was sentenced Thursday in Washington County court to 10-years in prison for an April 2013 domestic battery that resulted in severe brain injuries to a woman. Scott Hamburg had remained free since the April incident, with Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn turning over his investigation to Washington County prosecutors. But...

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