Today's News

  • State's attorney hopefuls debate

    While all of the candidates for the three Fayette County offices up for election next month touted their qualifications and abilities, those in one of the races also challenged each other’s ability.

  • City, lake area residents discuss water extensions

    A lengthy discussion on getting potable water to residents of the Vandalia Lake area that started on Monday night will continue next Monday evening.
    At the end of Monday’s city council meeting, after Mayor Rick Gottman called for a special meeting next Monday night for discussion on that issue, a group of lake area residents voiced their opinions to aldermen.
    At next Monday’s meeting, set for 6:30 p.m., city officials will talk with Fayette Water officials about the issue of getting water to lake area residents.

  • Bringing Back History

    First photo – Tom File (left) and Lana Morgan were among the volunteers who turned out on Saturday to begin the process of cleaning grave markers in the Old State Burial Ground, a project started by Dorothy Donley.

    The second photo shows that the cleaning process is making it possible to read old grave markers, some of which were placed in the cemetery close to 200 years ago.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, October 20

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center in Vandalia.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $3 for meals. Call the new site supervisor, Kim Reeder, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Halloween a time for fun, not vandals

    The Halloween season in Vandalia has been kicked off with the haunted house created by the Vandalia Swimming Pool staff and continues through next week with a variety of activities.
    Halloween is a fun time of year, with everyone dressing up and providing treats for our young ones. But sometimes, there are those who see it as a time to pull what they perceive as tricks, but are really acts of vandalism.
    Something that someone sees as fun is really something that causes expensive damage to another's personal property.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: A woman and her nephew are shown in this week's photo. She is retired and lives in Vandalia, and he works in a local factory and lives in Brownstown.

  • Carroll records his family history

    In 1928, when James Monroe Jernigan Carroll was 96 years old, he sat down and composed a paper he titled, “A Brief History of the Carroll and Elam Families.”
    James Monroe Carroll was the oldest son of Raford and Sarah Jernigan Carroll, and was born on Dec. 20, 1832, as recorded in the family Bible.
    “Raford Carroll was born in North Carolina, Nov. 3, 1808, and came to Tennessee in 1818 and was there married to Sarah Jernigan, March 15, 1829.

  • Vandalia beats Greenville in OT, 27-26, wins share of conference title
  • Residents enjoying the gazebo at FCH, LTC

    Last week’s Fayette Faces focused on the Long Term Care gazebo, which is maintained by Sid File through the organization Families That Care of LTC, which keeps the gazebo in bloom and beauty with donations.