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Southern receives Auditor of State award

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RACINE — The Southern Local School District, where Roy Johnson is treasurer, is the recipient of an Auditor of State Award in recognition of a clean audit report for fiscal year 2013.The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award must meet the criteria of a “clean” audit report on the finances of their respective districts.


Four indicted following alleged drug trafficking

GALLIPOLIS — Following an ongoing investigation into the purchase and sale of illegal drugs within the Village of Rio Grande, the Rio Grande Police Department filed felony drug-related charges against four suspects — defendants who were all recently indicted by a grand jury.Phill Brandon Unroe, 28, Brian K. Williams, Jr., 18, Amanda Little, 36, and Sandra Wolford, 55, all appeared this past week before Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans for arraignment hearings related to...

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Prison sentenced handed down to Point man for B&E

GALLIPOLIS — A prison sentence was recently handed down in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court to a Point Pleasant man charged with breaking and entering.Michael R. Richmond, 26, was sentenced this past week to eight months of imprisonment in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after he pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of breaking and entering.According to the indictment in this case, Richmond broke into a garage located on Lariat Dr...

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Lady Tornadoes trounce Belpre, 14-0

RACINE, Ohio — It’s hard to say what was better, the SHS offense or the SHS defense.Either way, Thursday was a good evening for the Southern softball team as it allowed just one hit to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Belpre, and the Purple and Gold took the 14-0 triumph.The Lady Tornadoes (7-2, 7-1 TVC Hocking) hammered home five runs on the strength of six hits in the first inning to open the game in style. The Purple and Gold added four more ru...

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The Orphaned Fawn’s Big Adventure

I was born early on a beautiful spring morning in southeastern Ohio, the first of two siblings born to a two-year-old whitetail doe.It was a time of renewal. The woods were purple and white with redbud and dogwood blossoms and fragrant with the aromas of the world coming back to life after a cold winter. The fields and meadows were erupting with green, new growth and food for animals that had lost weight over the preceding months.

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GAHS tennis remains unbeaten

The Gallia Academy tennis team remained unbeaten this spring after picking up three more victories this week as the Blue Devils earned win over Athens, Lucasville Valley and Portsmouth.GAHS (5-0, 4-0 SEOAL) earned a pair of 5-0 home wins over the Bulldogs and Indians on Monday and Wednesday, then came away with a 4-1 road decision over the Trojans on Thursday night. The Blue Devils have now won 22 of the 25 matches played this year and have only dropped seven sets overall....

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