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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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  • Staying off railroad tracks a matter of life and death

    Staying off railroad tracks a matter of life and death


    By: Dennis Clark

    Do you recall those dreaded math equations featuring two trains departing different towns, traveling at different speeds, asking where they will intersect?Well, a real life equation occurred recently involving a 14,000-ton freight train, traveling 30 mph, crossing a 500-foot-long, 80-foot-high bridge, when it encountered two female subjects trespassing in the middle of the bridge.This happened just before 7 a.m. July 10 on an Indiana Rail Road viaduct spanning an inlet of Lake Lemon — k...

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  • Window open for school board trustee offices; Only SWSC incumbent Wilson has filed

    Window open for school board trustee offices; Only SWSC incumbent Wilson has filed


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Only one person has filed to appear on the November ballot running for any of the four school board seats opening this year since the application window opened last week.Sullivan County Clerk Peggy Goodman said only Jerry Wilson, who currently represents Turman Township, has filed for re-election to serve Southwest School Corp.Other incumbents — Grant Bryant, who served Gill Township in SWSC, and Northeast School Corp.’s Marci Childs and Ron Frye, who represent Fairbanks and Jeffe...

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  • Briefs: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Briefs: Thursday, July 31, 2014


    By: Times staff

    [SCPD plan strong presence during anti-drunk-driving campaign; Carlisle woman airlifted after reportedly pulling in front of vehicle; Bridge joint repair to close U.S. 41 lane near Oaktown] SCPD plans strong presence during anti-drunk driving campaignThe Sullivan City Police Department will have officers out in force beginning Friday in advance of its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility enforcement campaign.The campaign runs through Sept. 1, and the department is joi...

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  • Growing youth football program kicks off year with annual camp

    Growing youth football program kicks off year with annual camp


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    A growing passion for football in the northern portion of Sullivan County is readily apparent at the third annual North Central Youth Football Camp.This year, 70 players are participating in the week-long camp.“I think we were around 50 to 55 last year. The year before that we had around 30, and the first year we had eight,” T-bird Youth Football League president Joe Kutch said. “We have had (a lot of) improvement. We have about 20 in each age group. Every youth league playe...

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  • Carlisle library, SWSC co-existing this school year

    Carlisle library, SWSC co-existing this school year


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Public Library is hoping its new branch in Carlisle will be open in time for the town’s bicentennial celebration in June 2015.“We plan to start demolition of the old library by the end of August,” SCPL Director Becky Cole stated. In the interim, the branch will occupy a room just west of the main entrance to Carlisle Elementary/Junior High School since June, and will likely do so through the entire 2014-15 school year.As a result, being in a school settin...

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  • West Nile found in county mosquitos

    West Nile found in county mosquitos


    By: Harold Bosstick

    As has become a yearly occurrence, mosquitoes taken from a Sullivan County pool tested positive for West Nile Virus.Carol Hammond, a Sullivan County Health Department official, said the sample was taken in the southwestern portion of the city of Sullivan, making the county one of 13 in the state to have a positive test.“In the last three (years), we’ve shown West Nile in our mosquitoes,” she said, adding that, so far this year, no humans have contracted the disease. “A...

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  • Briefs: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Briefs: Wednesday, July 30, 2014


    By: Times staff

    [Formal charges filed against Sullivan man in confinement case; Truck driver pulled off road after positive alcohol test; Sullivan County residents have $542,450 in unclaimed property] Formal charges filed against Sullivan man in confinement caseSullivan County Prosecutor Bob Hunley formally filed charges Tuesday against a Sullivan man who is accused of confining and battering his wife.Michael James Tomes, 28, faces a Level 6 felony count of criminal confinement and Class A misdemeanor domes...

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