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43 min ago | The Republic

Home schooling thriving in central Indiana

One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

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Related Topix: Education, Home Schooling, Indiana, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Greenwood, IN, Purdue University

4 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

FOX59's Jim O'Brien tweeted this screenshot of the stormy morning radar around 6 a.m. this morning.

Cheat Sheet: Rainy Tuesday, U.S. strikes in Somalia, Carrie Underwood's 'Labor Day' news Catch up on the top post-Labor Day headlines for Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Carrie Underwood, Weather, Whiteland, IN, Central, IN

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: Beetle poses danger to assortment of trees

For several years, Johnson County residents have been concerned with the emerald ash borer, a foreign invader that has been marching across Indiana.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Indianapolis Star

Overstreet, Michael Dean White Male, 11/66 Johnson County , Johnson County

Attorney contends Michael Overstreet's "does not have, and does not have the ability to produce, a rational understanding of why the State of Indiana plans to execute him."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Indiana, Boggstown, IN

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Inmate dies in Johnson County jail

An inmate collapsed and later died in a Johnson County jail holding cell Sunday evening.

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Daily Journal

Field goal lifts Braves in showcase

Prior to the season, Indian Creek football coach Mike Gillin had the word "Finish" printed on all practice T-shirts as a reminder to the Braves.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Journal

Franklin quietly moves forward from tragedy

The Big Blue River is calm this morning, a blue-green wanderer through the rich forests and farmland of southern Johnson County.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Journal

County resident honored in - Best Lawyers' edition

Lewis Wagner LLP has announced that Johnson County resident Dina M. Cox was named The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Indianapolis "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of professional malpractice law-defendants.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Journal

Report: Johnson County athletic participation trending higher

Much of the increase is due to Coach Darrin Fisher's football program. The number of boys out for the sport went from 78 the fall of 2009 to an all-time high of 97 last fall.

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Related Topix: Whiteland, IN

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: Tutors make difference in someone's life, future

As hard as it might be to imagine, Johnson County schools have been in session for nearly a month.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Opinion

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Police searching for driver after truck crashes into home

Police in Johnson County are still looking for the driver of a truck that plowed into a home early Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Blackford County, IN

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Daily Journal

Ivy Tech offers courses at satellite locations

Ivy Tech Community College is offering courses at satellite locations in Johnson County, including Center Grove High School, Indian Creek Learning Center and the Franklin campus.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Journal

Fundraiser planned to assist stroke victim's family

Johnson County Community Angels, a nonprofit created to assist people and their families during treatment for debilitating diseases, will host a fundraising concert to help Chris and Jane Buchanan at 6:30a p.m. Tuesday at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Punk

Daily Journal

County supply varies from north to south

During the severe drought of 2012, some local residents got a taste of the hardships of living without enough water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Bargersville, IN, Fire, Edinburgh, IN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Journal

Residents warned after burglary near Trafalgar

Police are asking residents who live near Trafalgar to look out for suspicious vehicles or people after a burglary at a rural home.

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Related Topix: Trafalgar, IN

The Indianapolis Star

Rural/Metro ambulance firm to lay off more than 300 in Indiana

Rural/Metro ambulance firm to lay off more than 300 in Indiana Greenwood employees of Rural/Metro will have three months notice of upcoming layoffs, a company official says.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Greenwood, IN, Central, IN, Whiteland, IN

WISH-TV Indianapolis

School districts struggle to fill school board seats

In Clark-Pleasant, Franklin and Edinburgh school districts, no one has filed to fill all the seats that are up for election this fall.

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Related Topix: Edinburgh, IN, Boone County, IN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Some seeing the impact of losing Rural-Metro's ambulance service

One community exploring new possibilities is Martinsville. The mayor said the city is considering starting a service through its fire department.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, IN, Greenwood, IN

Examiner.com

Atterbury Job Corps Ghost Stories

When Melinda Zell began her association with the Atterbury Job Corps in February of 2005 she had no idea that her course of study would also include that of the spiritual realm.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, Camp Atterbury

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Republic

Jobless rate drops

Bartholomew County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in July, which was tied for the second lowest in the state, according to Indiana Workforce Development.

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Related Topix: Bartholomew County, IN, Jackson County, IN

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