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  • Jail inmate faces four charges following fight with another inmate, making threat

    Jail inmate faces four charges following fight with another inmate, making threat


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man was charged with four counts related to an incident at the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility. Richard Dean Taft, 33, was charged in Sullivan Circuit Court on Aug. 24 with two counts of intimidation and one count of battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, all Level 6 felonies; and disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor. The charges were related to an incident on Aug. 20, reported to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department by assistant jail commander Doug...

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  • RCSI board shocked by Cox resignation, enrollment at 130

    RCSI board shocked by Cox resignation, enrollment at 130


    By: Kristi Sanders

    At the regular meeting on Tuesday night, the Rural Community School Inc. announced the resignation of Chief Operations Officer Tanna Jo Cox. After the meeting, board president Meleah Sullivan had no comments about the resignation and said they had no person in mind for her replacement. The news apparently came as a shock to the board as well as the public according to a comment made by Sullivan on a Facebook post shared by the Times Tuesday night. “… The board was totally as shoc...

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  • Commissioners discuss PERF, buying building and tax abatement issues

    Commissioners discuss PERF, buying building and tax abatement issues


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners discussed the status of a proposed entering into a Public Employee Retirement Fund for county employees during its meeting Monday. The commissioners and county council had met with representatives of Indiana Public Retirement System and employees in a joint session in late July. County attorney Ann Mischler informed the commissioners of her discussion of plan options with Edward Jones broker Bryan Burkhart, which currently handles the county’s retiremen...

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  • Carlisle council moves forward with taking over old bank building

    Carlisle council moves forward with taking over old bank building


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Carlisle Town Council approved taking the next steps to obtain possession of and to relocate to the old bank building located in town. “This is a perfect opportunity for the town to move into a building that we could not ever afford to build,” said council member Azalia Barfield. “The town could not afford the kind of money that it would cost to build that building.” Previously the Carlisle Bicentennial Commission had offered the building to the town to host office...

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  • Musical line-up showcases a variety of genres, crowds grow

    Musical line-up showcases a variety of genres, crowds grow


    By: Kristi Sanders

    The 2018 Corn Festival has the musical line-up set for next week. The nightly concerts will take place at the Sullivan Central Plaza at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. In the case of inclement weather, the shows will be moved to the Sullivan High School Auditorium, located at 902 N. Section St. “We book those a year in advance,” Steve Simmons, a member of the Sullivan Rotary Club, said. He is involved every year with looking for and booking the bands that appear at the Corn Fe...

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  • Football games on Friday night

    Football games on Friday night


    By: B.J. Hargis

    The high school football season reaches week six as all three local teams play on Friday night.Greencastle (5-0, 2-0) at Sullivan (4-1, 1-1) — Sullivan will try to celebrate homecoming at the expense of Greencastle when the Tiger Cubs make their way to Sportland Field for a Western Indiana Conference game.Last season, the teams split two meetings. Sullivan won 41-10 at home in the conference game, but Greencastle won the sectional game 14-0 on a muddy track in Putnam County.The Tiger Cu...

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  • Hauger wins No. 200; SHS boys fall

    Hauger wins No. 200; SHS boys fall


    By: B.J. Hargis

    It was senior night for the Sullivan High School boys and girls soccer teams as they hosted North Knox on Wednesday.The Sullivan girls improved to 10-2 after a 7-1 win in the nightcap. It was the 200th win for coach Kurt Hauger (200-79-16 in 18 seasons), the only coach in the history of the program.“I really wanted to downplay it because of senior night,” said Hauger. “But they wouldn’t have it that way.“It is all about the girls, not me. I have been so fortunate...

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