November 24, 2015

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Operation Christmas Child
A group from Bridgeport Wesleyan Church helped prepare Operation Christmas Child boxes for shipping Thursday evening in the churchís family center. Shown above are: (from left) Julie Lockhart, county coordinator of the holiday program, Mary James, Jackie Hill, Marla Fiscus, Jeri Eckiss, Sharon Horton and Chealsi Fiscus. Operation Christmas Child is a program through Samaitanís Purse which provides help in the U.S. and around the world to those in need. Operation Christmas Child is a program for sending Christmas gifts to children. The shoeboxes shown above are just a few of the many that will leave Lawrence County for a regional distribution point.

Watermelon Drop to kick off Indiana's Bicentennial
VINCENNES - The eighth annual Watermelon Drop on New Year's Eve in Vincennes will be Indiana's first Bicentennial legacy event.

"We are delighted that the Watermelon Drop will be the first official legacy event of Indiana's Bicentennial celebration. It's only fitting that the place where Indiana history started will be the kickoff to this exciting year of statewide celebration," said Mark Hill, chair of the Knox County Bicentennial Committee.

The celebration will feature the introduction of a night time air show and music by the band Hot Rod Lincoln, prior to the traditional fireworks and 16 watermelons dropping to a "splatform" at midnight.

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Local news

County schools near $4 million in '1 percent' funds
NEWTON - Regional Superintendent of Schools Monte Newlin has announced that with the November 2015 disbursement, Lawrence County's two public school districts have collectively received $3,790,146.75 in proceeds from the County School Facility Occupation Tax.

This 1 percent sales tax, which Lawrence County voters approved as an advisory referendum in the Spring 2010 Primary Election, and the Lawrence County Board approved shortly thereafter, generates funds that can be used only for school building construction, renovation, and maintenance.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Local sports

Lady Indians outscore Red Hill in all four quarters
BRIDGEPORT - Lawrenceville High School's girls basketball team outscored rival Red Hill in all four quarters on Thursday and pulled away to a 51-30 win in the Red Hill gym.
Friday, November 20, 2015


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