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Wheels put into motion for jail

Photo by Joseph Price

Sheriff Mark Counts looks over an architectural rendering of the new Sharp County Jail at a kickoff meeting to get the project officially underway on Monday. The planned 100-bed facility will have more than twice the space for inmates than the current jail, which is meant to house less than 40 but averages more than 50 inmates a night. On his right is jail committee member Kevin Dienst.

ASH FLAT -- Sharp County took a step closer to its new jail with a "kickoff meeting" on Monday where elected representatives and those responsible for building the jail discussed what will be done moving forward.
The meeting . . .

Southside, Mountain View 3-peat at Lyon

Scott McDonald

Southside's Trevor Longo (32) tries to go up for a shot attempt but the ball is tipped out of his hands by Bald Knob's Stetson Smithson (right) during the championship game of the Lyon College Tournament on Wednesday.

By Scott McDonald
Guard Sports Editor
A couple of three-time champions were crowned Wednesday night in Becknell Gymnasium as the finals of the 37th annual Mark Martin Automotive Lyon College Tournament were played after being . . .

Village helps Greyhound back on his feet

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Tyler Johnson (center) with brother Cayden Johnson (from left); Alison Tubbs, licensed practical nurse at the Newport Diagnostic Clinic; Dr. Nicole Lawson at the Newport Diagnostic Clinic; and mother, Michelle Johnson.

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