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  • Forget Friday, bring on the sectionals

    Forget Friday, bring on the sectionals


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Normally, I would do a preview of this weekend’s games, which locally features Sullivan (16-6) at Class A No. 7 Linton-Stockton (20-3) and North Central (4-18) at Turkey Run (4-16).I would tell you that Sullivan has won 27 of the past 35 meetings with the Miners, but that Linton has won four in a row over the Arrows and seven of the last eight.I would have said that Turkey Run has beaten North Central in each of the past two seasons to take a 16-15 lead in the series that will end Frida...

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  • SCSD seeks help locating sex offender

    SCSD seeks help locating sex offender


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in getting a wanted sex offender off the streets. William Lester Harris, 44 and formerly of Lewis, is wanted in Sullivan County for failure to register as a sex offender, a Level 6 felony, according to a news release. Sheriff Clark Cottom said sexual and violent offenders are required to report in at the SCSD when moving in or out of the county. Harris is also wanted on a separate warrant in Crawford County,...

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  • COMMENTARY: Hear, Ye! Hear, Ye! - Acting on facts, not conspiracy

    COMMENTARY: Hear, Ye! Hear, Ye! - Acting on facts, not conspiracy


    By: Harold Bosstick

    As has become obscenely routine in the years since the murder of 26 elementary students and staff at Sandy Hook, the survivors of the recent school shooting in Florida have been the latest drawn into conspiracy theories. In short, they are accused of being crisis actors, tasked with drumming up anti-firearm sentiment by the Democrats, globalists or the Illuminati. Not survivors, merely playing them for TV. “I’m not a crisis actor,” one of the students, 17-year-old David Hogg...

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  • SHS students earn gold, silver ratings at state music contest

    SHS students earn gold, silver ratings at state music contest


    By: Times staff

    Contributed photo Sullivan High School students who competed in the Indiana State School Music Association’s Solo Contest last Saturday include, front row from left, Gracie Trowbridge, Chloe Latta, Jade Tatom, Annily Condon, Emma Short and Emma Bonham; and back, Savanna Ridgway, Ryan Robertson, Josiah Hollis, Bailey Flath and Savannah Monahan.    Several Sullivan High School students were recognized for their musical talent during the Indiana State School Music Association&rsq...

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  • Sullivan County joins federal mass tort litigation vs. drug companies, opioids

    Sullivan County joins federal mass tort litigation vs. drug companies, opioids


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners approved the county join a federal mass tort litigation over the nationwide opioid crisis during their meeting on Monday. Terre Haute attorney John P. Nichols informed the commissioners he has been asked by couple of Indianapolis law firms to represent, to be local counsel in the war against opiates in this part of the state. “There’s obviously an opiate epidemic in the United States,” he stated. “And the drug manufacturers and distrib...

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  • Shroyer is all-time North Central rebounding leader; Hatch has to sit out sectional

    Shroyer is all-time North Central rebounding leader; Hatch has to sit out sectional


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Rebounds is often one of the stats that gets overlooked because it is not part of the basic box score.Unless a coach reports it or a sportswriter covers the game, rebounds are often forgot about.But that was not the case for North Central girls basketball coach Joey Davidson and his standout forward Rachel Shroyer.The 5-11 Shroyer, who ended up third all-time in scoring at NCHS with 1,307 points, also had a record-setting career in rebounding.Davidson said after researching they found that Jo...

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  • Sullivan FFA celebrates National FFA Week with annual tractor drive

    Sullivan FFA celebrates National FFA Week with annual tractor drive


    By: Times staff

    Once again, downtown Sullivan will be lined with a parade of tractors, making their way down Section Street and lapping around Sullivan’s courthouse square. The annual parade will depart Sullivan High School at 2:15 p.m. Friday.  A 50-year tradition, the tractor drive has become a community favorite with community members lining the streets around the square to watch Sullivan FFA members promote production agriculture and its importance in the community, a press release notes. ...

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