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Yesterday | Daily Journal

Peterman Road to close for rail repairs

Peterman Road will be closed at the railroad crossing between County Line Road and Fairview Road.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

A patron of the Greenwood Public Library looks for a book. 2013 file photo by Matt Kryger / The Star

Libraries in Johnson County forge lending agreement Officials hammer out deal allowing lending from any Johnson County library starting Aug. 1 Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1rziHKH Greenwood, Johnson County and Edinburgh library officials have hammered out a deal that will let patrons borrow materials from any local library ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Edinburgh, IN, Trafalgar, IN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Journal

Golf outing to benefit economic effort, charity

Pay It Forward Johnson County, a golf tournament fundraiser, is scheduled for Sept.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

2 Indiana sheriff's deputies cleared in shootout

A prosecutor has cleared two Indiana sheriff's deputies in a fatal shootout in a rural cemetery.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Greenwood, IN, Fishers, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Daily Journal

Effort being made to get former local great into basketball hall

Attempting to unearth information on a basketball player whose final high school points were scored 73 years ago can provide interesting peeks into yesterday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Daily Journal

Fatal cemetery shooting called justified

Two Johnson County sheriff's deputies were protecting themselves when they killed a man who shot at them last summer, the county prosecutor has decided.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Franklin, IN

The Indianapolis Star

Greenwood's Christmas tree "not looking good"

Greenwood's Christmas tree "not looking good" Weeks after workers installed new clock iconic tree in trouble; effort to save it underway Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1moSczF A couple weeks after city workers installed a new clock at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue, Greenwood's Christmas tree appears to be dying.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Army Times

Explosive controller stolen from Camp Atterbury

Authorities say a control box used to simulate explosions from roadside bombs was stolen during a burglary at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

2 elderly women duped by grandson-busted-for-pot scams

Several Greenwood-area women recently were bilked of thousands of dollars by callers who claimed to be relatives in dire circumstances, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Daily Journal

New opponents make way onto local schedules

Expired contracts pave the way for new contracts. As a result, five of Johnson County's six programs will be offered unique challenges during the regular season.

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Related Topix: Whiteland, IN

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Daily Journal

New director takes reins at special services

Angie Balsley, who has been the assistant director of Special Services Johnson County for the last two years, was named the program's executive director on July 1. She replaces Pam Wright, who was the executive director for 13 years before retiring, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Edinburgh, IN, Greenwood, IN, Nineveh, IN

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Pilot killed in Indiana crash was developer VP

A pilot killed when a small plane crashed in an Indianapolis suburb has been identified as a top executive at a nationwide mall developer.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Daily Journal

Greenwood pilot killed in crash

The pilot who died in the Friday afternoon plane crash has been identified as William Michael Gilliland, 46, of Greenwood, the coroner said.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Air Accidents

The Miami Herald

Families host present-free birthday parties

At a party for a 5-year-old in Greenwood, parents asked guests not to spend money on action figures and toy cars.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: 4-H fair time for fun, celebration of youth

The Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair opens this weekend and offers a veritable cornucopia of fun, food and festivities.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Franklin, IN, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Journal

Discount chain says Trafalgar store to close

Family Dollar has 114 stores in Indiana and will be closing nine unprofitable locations this month in the state.

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Related Topix: Trafalgar, IN

Daily Journal

State will ignore same-sex unions

A Greenwood woman who married her longtime partner two weeks ago was disappointed to hear the state will ignore their marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Greenwood, IN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

6 miles of new rail mean faster, quieter trains in Indy

The clickety-clack is gone on a long stretch of rail in Indianapolis and Johnson County, and soon the wait times at rail crossings will be shortened.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Johnson County Fair gives city folks a taste of farm

Johnson County Fair gives city folks a taste of farm Week-long celebration in Franklin appeals to more than just farmers Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1m49vKR The Johnson County Fair still celebrates the community's rural roots, but organizers say this annual weeklong festival is not just for farmers.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Terry Richard Dye Jr.

Police in Johnson County arrested a man on Wednesday who they say stole a truck from a Gander Mountain parking lot and led officers on a pursuit.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

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