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    Mt. Orab Auto Mall breaks ground
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    The new Mt. Orab Auto Mall project is officially underway.
    About 100 elected officials, business owners and spectators attended a groundbreaking on the site on August 27.
    Work will begin on the site in a couple of weeks and the project is scheduled to be completed in about a year.
    The auto mall will be located behind the Mt. Orab Kroger store on a triangular piece of property with frontage along State Route 32.
    The first two projects on the...
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    Arrest could be close in Stykes shooting
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Two years after her death, an arrest may be close in the Brittany Stykes murder case.
    The 22 year old Stykes was shot and killed while driving on U.S. 68 south of Georgetown on August 28, 2013.  Her daughter Aubree was also shot, but survived.  Stykes was also seventeen weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting.
    Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Carl Smith said that things in the case are finally coming together.
    “We received information from Owen...
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    Reggie McKenzie running for Sheriff
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Reggie McKenzie is running for Brown County Sheriff.
    McKenzie will run as a Republican, setting up a three way race with Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Carl Smith and Winchester Police Chief David Benjamin.
    “People have come up to me for about twenty years now, telling me that I ought to run for Sheriff.  This year that number increased significantly.  After some reflection and positive feedback from friends and family, I decided to run,” McKenzie said.
    When asked what he...
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    Wenstrup meets with county commissioners
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    2nd District Congressman Dr. Brad Wenstrup met with the Brown County Commissioners on August 26 in Mt. Orab.
    Among the topics discussed were what was being done to help recent flood victims and the tight budget the county is operating under.
    Following the meeting, Wenstrup spoke exclusively to the Brown County Press on a variety of topics, including the 2016 Presidential race.
    “On the Republican side, I think there is a strong field that’s out there and a lot of people...
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    Child Focus to move to new Mt. Orab location
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    During the Brown County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Aug. 20, Maureen Kiley of Child Focus, Inc. told members  that Child Focus will soon be moving to a new location in Mt. Orab.
    Kiley said her agency has purchased the vacated Cole Furniture Store on the north side of Mt. Orab on St. Rt. 68. 
    “Our home office is in Clermont County,” she said, “we are very excited about this move, we certainly needed more space.”
    The chief operating officer...
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    New book to feature American Veteran Zachary Adamson
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    In January of 2014, Steve and Rebecca Adamson tragically  lost their 24 year old son Zachary, who took his own life. But through the efforts of many people, including a Pennsylvania author named Cindy Ross, Zachary Adamson’s memory will live on forever and help other American Veterans.
    Ross has written at least seven books on walking, hiking and cycling the endless trails of North America. She has crossed the more than 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail as a single woman penning...
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    Fay-Perry discusses memorial
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Fayetteville Council member and Commander of the Fayetteville VFW, Joe Huber,  was invited to speak to members of the Fayetteville-Perry Board of Education August 29, in regards to placing a military plaque honoring veterans on school grounds.
    “I understand what the school would like to have, and I will help with getting this memorial plaque placed here as much as I can,” Huber told the board. “I do have a brochure to share with you all, from Grow, Inc., in Georgetown,...
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    Chamber of Commerce meets
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The August 20 Brown County Chamber of Commerce was sponsored by First State Bank, and held at the Georgetown Methodist Church.
    Guest speaker for the event was Lauren Bowen with State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office.
    Bowen spoke briefly about her time working with Mandel and how important the office of state treasurer really is. 
    “Normally we at the treasurer’s office, are designated as an entity to collect, protect and invest taxpayers dollars,” Bowen began, “We take a lot of pride...
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    School year underway at G-town
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The Georgetown Board of Education held its regular meeting, Aug. 19.
    Superintendent Chris Burrows told the board that other than a few bussing problems, the first day of school went very well.
    “The first day of school can be a real challenge for some kids getting on the right bus at the right time,” Burrows said. “But we got it all worked out and fortunately our bus drivers are well trained on how to handle these situations.”
    Burrows told the...
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    Help available with rent through Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority in Georgetown is currently taking Housing Choice Voucher Program applications for the first time since 2011.
    The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to families who are renting in the private market, according to Shelly Spiller, Housing Director with ABCAP (Adams-Brown Community Action Partnership) Housing.
    “The Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority is a public housing agency,” Spiller said. “it provides decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities,...
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    First State Bank sponsors “Hot Rod & Fastlane Band at Mt. Orab Concert
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    First State Bank will sponsor the upcoming Concert in the Park at the Mt. Orab Park on Saturday night, Sept. 5.
    “We really appreciate all our great sponsors of this year’s Concerts in the Park,” Woody Whittington, coordinator of the concerts, said. “Without these sponsors like First State Bank, we might not be able to offer such good entertainment. They make it possible.”
    One of the fastest growing bands out of Adams County, the “Hot Rod & Fastlane Band”will take the stage Saturday night, Sept. 5....