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  • Pitts family humbled by Trump letter remembering 'Rob's indelible spirit'

    Pitts family humbled by Trump letter remembering 'Rob's indelible spirit'


    By: Megan Thorne

    Brooke Pitts never expected to receive a letter from the White House let alone President Donald Trump. “It’s really cool because it’s the president,” she said. “I’m sure he didn’t write it but he took time out to sign it, and I’m sure he read it, so it just means a lot that he even took the time out of his day to do that.” Pitts is the daughter of the late Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts, who died in the line of duty on May 4. She sai...

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  • Plea terms filed in Kinnett's official misconduct case

    Plea terms filed in Kinnett's official misconduct case


    By: Times staff

    A negotiated plea agreement filed in Sullivan Superior Court on Friday in the official misconduct case against former Southwest School Corp. treasurer Amy Kinnett calls for a felony charge to be entered as a misdemeanor conviction and a year sentence with six months of it suspended. If accepted by the court during a plea hearing at 9:15 a.m. this Friday, the agreement would leave how Kinnett serves that six months up to the court. It notes possibilities of probation, community service, in-hom...

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  • Dugger council signs with contractor on grants, discusses water misuse by fire department

    Dugger council signs with contractor on grants, discusses water misuse by fire department


    By: Andrew Krull

    Fresh off receiving state grants for street, water and sewer improvements recently, the Dugger Town Council signed a contract with its grant consultant seeking further improvements for its streets and one to move a water improvement grant into fruition during its monthly meeting last Monday. The council also discussed an issue with the Union Fire Protection Territory allegedly using town water to fill personal pools outside the town without payment. RQAW Corp.’s Chriss Jobe presented co...

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  • Additional details released on Wabash River drowning

    Additional details released on Wabash River drowning


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department released additional details Friday into the death of a Lawrenceville, Illinois man found in the Wabash River Wednesday night. Sheriff Clark Cottom told the Times on Thursday night that the man was identified as David Overbay, 49, based on his fingerprints. Friday’s press release notes that officials “determined the preliminary cause of death to be drowning.”’ Additional information in the press release adds that investigat...

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  • Injury prevents Sullivan graduate from playing in All-Star Classic

    Injury prevents Sullivan graduate from playing in All-Star Classic


    By: Megan Thorne

    Dakota Caton has always dreamed of playing in the Indiana Football Coaches Association North/South All-Star Classic. On Friday night, his dream came true, but unfortunately not quite in the way he would have hoped. Caton was nominated to play for the South team during the 52nd All-Star Classic, but couldn’t play during the game due to an injury and watched from the sidelines. “It’s a great experience,” the recent Sullivan High School graduate said. “It kind of su...

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  • Post 139 blanks Clinton 6-0

    Post 139 blanks Clinton 6-0


    By: Times staff

    Three pitchers combined for a shutout as Sullivan Post 139 topped visiting Clinton 6-0 in American Legion baseball on Friday. Chris Taylor started and went four innings allowing one hit with a strikeout and a walk to notch the win. Braedon Nichols worked two innings giving up two hits with a strikeout, and Isaac Lane pitched an inning without allowing a hit to finish the contest. Sullivan scored a run in the bottom of the first and tacked on four more in the second before finishing the scorin...

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  • Sullivan couple accused of incident at mayor's home prior to city council meeting

    Sullivan couple accused of incident at mayor's home prior to city council meeting


    By: Dennis Clark

    A Sullivan couple who discussed a sewer issue at Tuesday’s city council meeting allegedly created an earlier disturbance at the residence of Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb. The couple, who stated at the meeting they lived at 342 W. Indiana Ave., suddenly entered the meeting at the Sullivan Civic Center at about 8 p.m. — it started at 7 — and promptly addressed their sewer-related problems.  After a short discussion, the mayor, who was at the meeting, informed the couple he w...

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