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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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  • 3 injured in crash at south 41/54 bypass

    3 injured in crash at south 41/54 bypass


    By: Times staff report

    Three people were injured, two of whom where transported to Indianapolis hospitals, following a crash on U.S. 41 near it’s intersection with SR 54.Crews responded just after 6 p.m. Monday, according to an Indiana State Police news release, and discovered the three-vehicle crash.Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Kevin M. Dash, 35, Sullivan, was southbound on U.S. 41 and made a left turn to proceed eastbound on SR 54.This placed him in the path of a...

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  • DUCS building officially belongs to new Dugger charter school

    DUCS building officially belongs to new Dugger charter school


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The crowd cheered when Dugger Union Community School Principal Ross Martin made one of the first announcements during the charter school’s board of directors meeting Monday night.“The building now belongs to Dugger Union,” he said emphatically.This transfer put the former Dugger Elementary and Union Junior Senior High schools building in DUSCS’s hands after it was purchased last year by Indiana Cyber Charter School.The ownership of the building became an issue back whe...

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  • Tourism Commission focuses on promoting Sullivan County

    Tourism Commission focuses on promoting Sullivan County


    By: Dennis Clark

    Getting the word out about Sullivan County being a destination of choice was the main emphasis at the Tourism Commission of Sullivan County monthly meeting on Monday.Board president Donna Adams and member Twila Usrey reported on attending a public meeting recently, the subject being long-range planning at Sullivan County Park and Lake.SCPL board president Tom Lahay stressed that besides funding, their biggest need was help from the community.Adams said she asked Lahay what the Tourism Commiss...

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  • Couple injured in two-vehicle accident near Shelburn

    Couple injured in two-vehicle accident near Shelburn


    By: TImes staff

    Two individuals suffered injuries following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 41 at the intersection with SR 48 early Monday evening.Donna Archer, 59, Carbon, complained of neck and back pain following the accident and was transported to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute by ambulance, according to Indiana State Trooper Erik Smith. He indicated the injuries did not appear serious.Archer was a passenger in a 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by her husband Casey Archer, 53, who had Regional personnel check...

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  • Linton woman arrested after breaking into brother's home, battered family while drunk

    Linton woman arrested after breaking into brother's home, battered family while drunk


    By: Times staff

    A Linton woman as arrested Sunday after police say she, while drunk, entered her brother’s Dugger home against his wishes and battered his wife and her 13-year-old son. Linda Jo Begley, 38, faces preliminary charges of public intoxication, battery and battery on a child under 14 years of age. She was also wanted on a Vigo County warrant. The batteries occurred on Sunday, but Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Bill Snead said she showed up overnight, already intoxicated, but...

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  • Rural Shelburn man sentenced in trespassing case

    Rural Shelburn man sentenced in trespassing case


    By: Times staff

    A rural Shelburn man was sentenced in case involving a stand-off between him and a neighbor in which he trespassed onto her property Tony J. Parsons, 38, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor count of criminal trespass on June 18 in Sullivan Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 345 days suspended and credit for four actual days served and four days credit, 345 days probation. The incident from which the sentence stems occurred around 7 a.m. on Jan. 21, when officers were...

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  • Sullivan man jailed after reported drunk joyride in semi

    Sullivan man jailed after reported drunk joyride in semi


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man is behind bars after police say he stole a neighbor’s semi-trailer while drunk and drove it down a state highway early Thursday. Derek Ray Smith, 23, Sullivan, faces preliminary charges of auto theft, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, one of which was a felony. According to an incident report from Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Josh Cary, the joyride began around 2:30 a.m. that day, wh...

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