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  • Lawmakers discuss county crunch

    GREENFIELD — Hancock County isn’t alone in dealing with an overcrowded county jail, a study by the state sheriff’s association shows. Across the state, nearly half of all county jails — 44 out of 91 — are housing more inmates than their capacity...

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  • Police: Tips lead to teen’s arrest for selling pot

    GREENFIELD – Tips from neighbors led police to arrest a teenager Thursday on charges of dealing marijuana and drug possession. Detectives with the Greenfield Police Department said they received numerous complaints in recent weeks about suspicious activity at a home in...

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  • Commissioners, council debate funding

    GREENFIELD – Hancock County residents might get a chance to decide whether a new jail gets built and how it’s funded. The Hancock County Board of Commissioners has asked the county council to send the proposal to voters. The commissioners want to conduct a refere...

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  • Music strikes sour notes: Residents ask town to weigh stricter rules

    McCORDSVILLE — Loud music being played at a McCordsville business late into the night drove a crowd of residents to complain before the town council this week, asking local leaders to consider stricter rules to maintain peace and quiet. About 15 McCordsville resident t...

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  • Greenfield-Central graduates chosen as candidates for Purdue king, queen

    WEST LAFAYETTE — Syrus Fletcher and Kylie Smith, both recent Greenfield-Central High School graduates, were chosen to represent Purdue University, West Lafayette on the 2017 Homecoming Court. Fletcher is a junior majoring in industrial management, and Smith is a senior...

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  • Local businesses chip in for monument

    GREENFIELD — It took the help of many community members to make the “Reading with Riley” statue, unveiled one year ago, a reality. Last week, city leaders placed a monument to the community’s generosity near the bronze representation of James Whitcomb...

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  • Homes, businesses, discoveries receive awards from nonprofit

    HANCOCK COUNTY — They watch for the ladders to go up, the fresh coat of paint coating a once-tired structure. They look beyond the construction dust and imagine what’s to come. Greenfield Historic Landmarks plans to give eight awards honoring individuals or busin...

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  • Police, local leaders wait tables to aid women’s shelter

    GREENFIELD – Local leaders volunteered Wednesday evening to wait tables at Greenfield’s Jim Dandy restaurant to raise money for Alternatives Inc., the Anderson-based women’s crisis center that serves Hancock County residents. Sheriff’s deputies, police officers, ...

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  • Greenfield man wants case dismissed

    HANCOCK COUNTY – A blood sample taken after an alleged drunk-driving crash in 2012 was destroyed in the five years that passed between the incident and when prosecutors filed felony charges against the Greenfield driver they say is responsible for the collision. Now, t...

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  • Goal: 800 pounds of food for Puerto Rico

    GREENFIELD — A group of students from Park Chapel Christian Church encourage the community to donate 800 pounds of food in the next 48 hours. The food will go, along with the students, to Puerto Rico, where the group will assist in clean up after Hurricane Maria deva...

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