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  • Sullivan wrestlers earn honors

    Sullivan wrestlers earn honors


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Photo by B.J. HARGIS: Sullivan wrestlers Spenser McCammon, left. and Lane Gilbert have had standout 2019 seasons. McCammon, 8, has won 29 of 32 matches so far. McCammon, who competes in a 8U 52-pound weight class, was second place in the Tulsa Nationals, the top youth wrestling tournament in the United States. His only loss was a 1-0, but McCammon fought his way back through the loser’s bracket. Gilbert, an eighth-grader at Sullivan Middle School, repeated as Middle School State Champio...

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  • Analytics: Breaking down the numbers at the Sullivan County's jail

    Analytics: Breaking down the numbers at the Sullivan County's jail


    By: Dennis Clark

    In the sports world, utilizing analytics — the interpretation of data geared toward more effective decision making — is all the rage. Well, the same idea can be used in getting a handle on the current rise in the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility inmate population and its potential ramifications, both human and financial, down the line. Sheriff Clark Cottom provided an overview of the current situation by providing a lot of numbers to prove his case to the Sullivan County...

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  • Sunrise Coal announces expansion, creating 20 new jobs

    Sunrise Coal announces expansion, creating 20 new jobs


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sunrise Coal LLC announced a $30 million expansion for installation of manufacturing equipment at its recently reopened Carlisle Mine which is expected to create 20 additional jobs. The coal company also requested a regular 10-year property tax abatement at the Sullivan County Redevelopment Commission meeting on Thursday. The SCRC passed a resolution, recommending that the Sullivan County Council consider the company’s proposed Economic Revitalization Area and abatement request. In addi...

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  • Local veteran returns home

    Local veteran returns home


    By: Times staff report

    A local military veteran will be coming home today with a funeral procession from the Indianapolis Airport. Tyler Clidienst, 30, was born in Washington and raised in Sullivan. While he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, he passed away at the hospital on Feb. 2. He graduated from Sullivan High School in 2006 and he joined the Navy in August 2009 and received many awards while serving in the Navy. He was an aviation machinist mate second class. Clidienst went on four deployments while serving....

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  • Just another busy Valentine's Day

    Just another busy Valentine's Day


    By: Kristi Sanders

    esterday was Valentine’s Day and some local shops in town were busy with last minute orders and pick-ups throughout the day. “This year was about the same as last year,” Jill Anderson, the owner for Brown Jewelers, located at 8 S. Court St. in Sullivan, said. Anderson said there is no set gift for a holiday like this. “We sell a little bit of everything,” she said. Another local store that was busy on Thursday was Buds and Blossoms, located at 584 S. Section St....

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  • Bulldogs conclude boys basketball season with win at home

    Bulldogs conclude boys basketball season with win at home


    By: B.J. Hargis

    By B.J. HARGIS: Dugger Union’s Ben Dobbins, left, shoots for two of his nine points in a 76-73 victory over visiting Hutsonville, Illinois on Thursday night. The Bulldogs concluded the 2018-19 season with a 9-15 record. “We finished with nine wins,” said first-year Dugger Union boys basketball coach Greg Kinnaman. “That is more wins that Dugger has had in the past three seasons combined. I proud of the team. I thought our three seniors — Brayden Robertson, Mason...

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  • Bulldogs to conclude season at home tonight

    Bulldogs to conclude season at home tonight


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Photo by B.J. HARGIS: The Dugger Union boys basketball team will conclude the 2018-19 season at home tonight against Hutsonville, Illinois. The 8-15 Bulldogs have won two games in a row. The JV will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity game to follow. Above, guard Brayden Robertson runs the fast break against Cannelton as Ben Dobbins trails on the play.

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