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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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  • Sullivan marks 60th county for homelessness and hunger awareness traveler

    Sullivan marks 60th county for homelessness and hunger awareness traveler


    By: Jessica Pitts

    A homeless Marine Corps. veteran is traveling across Indiana’s 92 counties for homelessness and hunger awareness. After a 22-year marriage ended, losing his job, his home, medical insurance and medicine and diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression, Timothy Watt went to Indianapolis for homeless services, but became quickly dissatisfied. In July 2014, Watt claimed his corner in downtown Indianapolis near Monument Circle. “I would hang out there every Sunday through Thursday, su...

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  • WVCF offender attack hospitalizes 2 COs

    WVCF offender attack hospitalizes 2 COs


    By: Times staff report

    Two Wabash Valley Correctional Facility officers went to the hospital after a Tuesday morning assault at the Carlisle-based prison. The attack occurred around 9 a.m. in a Southside housing unit, according to a WVCF press release, when offender Christopher Conwell struck WVCF Correctional Sgt. Christopher Holcomb in the face.  Officer Christopher Simmerman subdued Conwell after a brief struggle, suffering “a large bump to his head during the exchange,” it adds. “Holcomb...

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  • Commissioners 'might' award ambulance building construction bid in special meeting

    Commissioners 'might' award ambulance building construction bid in special meeting


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners took steps to award a construction bid to rebuild the ambulance building destroyed in a February 2015 fire — in one week. The commissioners scheduled a special meeting at  7 p.m. next Monday, during their bi-monthly meeting on Monday. “(The insurance company’s) position is the commissioners need to award the bid and start construction,” Commissioners’ attorney Ann Mischler said of a recent phone conversation with their attor...

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  • Dugger Union concludes season with two losses

    Dugger Union concludes season with two losses


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    Photo by JESSICA PITTS: Dugger Union senior Caleb Wright, 5, drives to the basket against Hutsonville, Illinois. The Bulldogs concluded the season at 4-21 after a 59-40 loss at Hutsonville on Thursday and a 105-49 setback at Evansville Day School on Saturday.

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  • Sullivan comes up short against Terre Haute South

    Sullivan comes up short against Terre Haute South


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Terre Haute South continued its winning ways against Sullivan, but it took until the final seconds before the outcome was decided. South pushed its record to 17-6 with a 69-64 victory over the host Golden Arrows on Tuesday night in a high school boys basketball game.South has now beaten Sullivan four games in a row and has won 19 of the past 22 meetings.“South is a very good ball club,” said Sullivan coach Jeff Moore. “But we were right there and had a chance to win.“I...

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  • Farmersburg council hopes to resolve billing issues with Republic Services

    Farmersburg council hopes to resolve billing issues with Republic Services


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council hopes to clear up billing issues between the town and the firm contracted to handle the town’s residential waste removal. The council is set to meet in executive session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Terre Haute, along with their attorney Lou Britton and representatives of Republic Services. “When we signed the last contract with (Republic Services), we got a clause in it where they would accept our number (of customers) for their billing,” council p...

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  • Controversy surrounds the use of electronic cigarettes

    Controversy surrounds the use of electronic cigarettes


    By: Jessica Pitts

    Electronic cigarettes are seen as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco from direct users, while long-term health effects haven’t been studied much by medical professionals. The Indiana Rural Health Association cites that e-cigarettes came to market around 2008, while big tobacco companies started buying into the product in 2012. Since then, controversy surrounds the issue of big tobacco marketing gimmicks with fruity and candy flavored liquid. In contrast, British medical group Royal...

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