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Taylorvile Arrests July 30: Victoria Gray, 35, Springfield, was arrested for a warrant. Melvin T. Archer, 41, Springfield, was arrested for retail theft. Sarah E. Fleet, 28, Pana, was arrested for retail theft. Alexis I. Givens, 40, Springfield, was arrested for a warrant / driving while license suspended / possession of cocaine. Tanner R. Gronewald,…

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Kiwanis learns about local potter

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the process of making pottery, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Michelle Coakes owns and operates Bad Wolf Pottery from her home a mile and a half off of Illinois Route 29 near Sharpsburg. After earning a master’s degree in ceramics and multiple…

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Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US

AARON MORRISON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsis- tent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias- motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The report, first shared with The Associated Press ahead of…

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4-H Livestock Show results from the County Fair

TAYLORVILLE – Shown here are contestants who took part in the 4-H Swine shown on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Christian County Fair grounds. Along with the swine show, there were also 4-H shows for sheep and beef as well. Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — On Wednesday July 21st, 2021 the 4-H Livestock Shows took…

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Familiar foes: US, Netherlands ready for quarterfinal clash

ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer (AP) — On to the rematch. The United States plays the Netherlands on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament — bringing together the two teams that played in the World Cup final two years ago in France. The U.S. women won that one 2-0 and…

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REVVING UP FOR A GOOD TIME

TAYLORVILLE — The annual Stock Car Races were held last night at the grandstand at the Christian County Fair grounds in Taylorville. Beginning at 7;00 p.m., the races revved up excitement for the fair. Elyse Clayton/Breeze Courier Photo

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Explore and Observe Wild Bats, July 24

DECTAUR — Bust myths about nature’s only flying mammal at Rock Springs Nature Center during Bats in the Barn on Saturday, July 24 from 7-9pm. We’ll sort out the difference between bat fact and fiction at Rock Springs Nature Center. Then, caravan to Sand Creek Conservation Area to watch some of our own native, wild…

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Bringing the Pentagon papers to the public

David Shribman It occurred 50 years ago this month, a story known primarily by people now dead but one that is vital for our times, and for all time. It is a tale about the Pentagon Papers, the Unitarian Universalist Church, a teeny publishing house, a radical historian, a renegade Pentagon employee, a couple of…

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Pope voices ‘affection’ for Americans as he meets Blinken

FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday voiced affection for the American people as he met at length with the U.S. sec- retary of state, the Vatican said, without indicating whether the two discussed the sharp divide among U.S. bishops over giving Holy Communion to politi- cians supporting abortion rights…

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HELP WANTED Applications are b|00007910|62568|HELP WANTED Applications are being accepted for kitchen help and servers. Must be willing to work night shifts and weekends. Multi-tasker a plus. Whits End 48 1800 Lincoln Trail Taylorville

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