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  • Self-defense bill would expand 'Stand Your Ground' law

    Self-defense bill would expand 'Stand Your Ground' law


    By: Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that would expand Indiana’s “Stand Your Law” to cover civil lawsuits would lead to more deaths of Hoosiers, opponents of the proposed bill told a Senate committee Wednesday. House Bill 1284 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-3 over the objections of Sens. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, and Timothy Lanane, D-Anderson. “You don’t think a bill like this will be an open market when it comes t...

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  • County's unemployment rate in February at 5.5 percent

    County's unemployment rate in February at 5.5 percent


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County’s unemployment rate improved slightly, by .1 percent, to 5.5 percent in February — and also improved from 5th-worst to 8th-worst in the state rankings — according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Still, the 5.5 percent rate is the second-highest since February 2017, when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was only above 5 percent four times in 2018, the highest being 5.3 percent a year earlier. The county has now been ranked in the top 10 statewi...

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  • Gone fishin' ... instead of just a-wishin'

    Gone fishin' ... instead of just a-wishin'


    By: Kristi Sanders

    With the warmer weather, people are heading out to local lakes and ponds to start fishing. Pictured, Brice Bowen, 25, Carlisle, enjoyed the afternoon fishing on Monday at the Sullivan County Park and Lake. For those thinking about fishing, one of Indiana's four free days of fishing is on April 20.

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  • Ladybirds win second game

    Ladybirds win second game


    By: Times staff

    The North Central softball team improved to 2-0 after an 18-3 victory at Owen Valley on Saturday. The game was halted after five innings via the 10-run rule. Erika Shroyer won her second decision without a loss. She allowed four hits and three runs, just one earned. Shroyer fanned two and walked one. Madison Schofield had two triples and a home run. She finished 4 of 5, scoring four runs and knocking in five. Kaelee Moody had a double and triple and one RBI. Shroyer helped her own cause with...

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  • WHO AM I TO SAY: Bose finally earns his place in hoops history

    WHO AM I TO SAY: Bose finally earns his place in hoops history


    By: B.J. Hargis

    It appeared as if Orville Bose would miss his own party, but the powers that be decided that shouldn’t happen. Bose, who was inducted in the 58th class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, recently was diagnosed with leukemia. Although too weak to give his acceptance speech, he was in a wheelchair and had to wear a mask most of the evening, the 1956 Hymera High School graduate stood tall among his family, friends and peers. "Only in Indiana would they break a guy out of...

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  • Commissioners, shelter discuss animal control and cruelty costs; filming at courthouse a no-go

    Commissioners, shelter discuss animal control and cruelty costs; filming at courthouse a no-go


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners continued to look into ways to reduce costs in cruelty-to-animal cases during its most recent monthly meeting. At their previous meeting, county council president Duane Wampler expressed concern The Humane Society of Sullivan County had “used over $30,000 in just one current court case.” He added that would use up the county’s annual shelter funding of $50,000 in a hurry. Fast forward two weeks, shelter manager Tina Baker told the commission...

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  • Sullivan dentist provides free care to patients while practicing techniques in overseas trip

    Sullivan dentist provides free care to patients while practicing techniques in overseas trip


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Photo by HAROLD BOSSTICK Neil Smith holds up a dental implant similar to those he worked with while performing surgery in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, in January. He traveled to the country as part of an externship following training he received through Implant Seminars. For most, a trip to the Caribbean is usually for fun, but local dentist Neil Smith instead helped patients who otherwise couldn't afford dental surgery as part of an externship. “Just in general being abl...

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