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  • Commissioners discuss upgraded partnership with WCIEDD

    Commissioners discuss upgraded partnership with WCIEDD


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners were updated about their partnership with the West Central Economic Development District during its bimonthly meeting on Monday.Ryan Keller, WCIEDD executive director, reviewed state and federal grant requests they submit every year for their six-county region, which includes Sullivan County.Keller focused on the Small Urban and Rural Transportation Planning Program, which offers planning support to local government officials and...

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  • SWSC follows DUCS with back to school plan, makes change regarding graduation ceremony

    SWSC follows DUCS with back to school plan, makes change regarding graduation ceremony


    By: Cassy Tiefel

    The Southwest School Corp. joined their fellow Sullivan County school corporation, Dugger Union Community Schools, in presenting what Superintendent Chris Stitzle called an “initial plan” for reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.  This plan was presented during the board meeting Wednesday evening. Much like DUCS, SWSC students will have two educational options — in-person instruction with safety measures or parent choice at home/online learning.  Those opting fo...

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  • DUCS shares highlights of re-entry plan

    DUCS shares highlights of re-entry plan


    By: Cassy Tiefel

    Dugger Union Community Schools shared the highlights of their re-entry plan at their board meeting Monday evening.Junior-Senior High School principal Darin Simpson, along with assistant principal Tom Arthur and elementary principal StephanieKinnett, have spent the summer working on a safe plan for returning to school in the fall.Simpson said the school has been working closely with other Sullivan County school corporations and the Sullivan County Health Department and...

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  • Community Crossings grant funds come to fruition in Sullivan

    Community Crossings grant funds come to fruition in Sullivan


    By: Special to the Times

    Last year, Sullivan was awarded $1 million in funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings Grant Program. The program is designed to fund improvements to local roads and bridges for Indiana cities, towns and counties.This summer, citizens can expect to see those construction projects come to life as several roads will be paved throughout the city.“We are fortunate to have been chosen for the Community Crossings program every si...

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  • 7-9-2020 Court Records

    7-9-2020 Court Records


    By: Times Staff Report

    Circuit CourtJudge Robert HunleyCivil FilingsJuly 1 – 2Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC v. Quincy Lyttle. Civil collection.DOC #128888 Sonny Davis v. Jerry Snyder, Jerricho Meeks and Andrea Mason.Civil collection.Superior CourtJudge H.R. HuntSmall Claims FilingsJuly 2Sullivan County Community Hospital v. Leslie Perry.Professional Accounts Service, Inc. v. Amber D. Cooley.Superior CourtJudge H.R. HuntCivil FilingsJune 30William B. Chastain v. Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and State ofIn...

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  • Today in Sullivan County

    Today in Sullivan County


    By: Times Staff Report

    WEATHER   Today - Mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s.    Thursday - Mostly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s.    Friday - Mostly sunny with...

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  • Commissioners hire architect for 200-bed new jail construction

    Commissioners hire architect for 200-bed new jail construction


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners moved forward with its new jail construction project, hiring architect DLZ for the design and approving a 200-bed facility in their bi-monthly meeting on Monday.The county's jail committee made those recommendations to the commissioners."After a lot of research, studies, working with consultants, meetings, going to other jails and even visiting our jail, the committee took a vote and wanted to recommend to the commissioners that we needed a...

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