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    Wilcox confesses to two murders
    , Wayne Gates- Editor
    Michael Wilcox has confessed to the murders of Courtney Fowler and Zach Gilkison. 
    "He acknowledges that he was present and involved in the death of two people", said Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin on April 20.  "It's certainly an incriminating statement that implicates him in the involvement of two deaths."
    Wilcox is alleged to have shot both victims.  He is currently in the Brown County Jail on a two million dollar bond.
    Fowler's body was discovered in the...
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    BC Drug Task Force makes big heroin bust
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    The Brown County Drug Task Force executed one of the largest heroin busts ever in Brown County on April 23 near Hamersville.
    “It’s the largest amount of heroin that we have taken in a search warrant to date,” said task force member Josh Black.
    Members of the Mt. Orab and Georgetown police departments and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office seized almost 100 grams of heroin with a street value estimated at $19,000.
    That is almost one thousand individual doses of...
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    WB board chooses White as new superintendent
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    It didn’t take long for members of the Western Brown Board of Education to find a replacement for the district’s retiring  Superintendent Peggy Mckinney, hiring Raegan White for the job effective July 1, 2015. The decision was announced at Western Brown’s April 20 board of education meeting.
    White is the current superintendent of Fayetteville-Perry Local School District, a position he accepted on August 1, 2011 on a three year contract. White was the Fayetteville-Perry High School principal for eight years before...
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    Eastern BOE names two new principals
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Members of the Eastern Local School District Board of Education officially met the two new principals in the district during its April 21 meeting.
    Introduced was Jordan Michael, a teacher at Eastern Middle School who will replace retiring principal Rob Beucler and Josh Michael, assistant principal at Hamersville will take over for retiring principal of Sardinia Elementary School, Mike Bick. Both new principals were approved for three-year contracts later in the meeting.
    Board treasurer Kevin Kendall told the board that...
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    G’town celebrates Arbor Day
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Arbor Day is a holiday where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. Because of the weather, the date for Arbor Day varies. On Monday, April 20, however, Georgetown celebrated Arbor Day on the Courthouse lawn.
    Susan Bean, a Georgetown Council member, encouraged council to become a part of the Tree City USA Program earlier this year.  Bean has been instrumental in organizing a special Tree Commission...
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    “Leadercast” coming to county
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    A rare opportunity is available for Brown County residents to take part in this year’s “Leadercast” event. It will be held on Friday, May 8, at 8 a.m. at the Mt. Orab Campus of Southern State Community College. 
    The 2015 Leadercast “The Brave Ones” is being sponsored in the county by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Adams.
    The international simulcast will take place all over the world via a live event in Atlanta and HD simulcast host sites around the...
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    Veteran’s Job Fair at SSCC set for May 15
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Southern State Community College and joined forces with Open Arms *****Always to sponsor a Veterans Job Fair set for Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southern State’s Mt. Orab Campus. According to USA Today, Veterans who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars still have difficulty finding work and about one in 11 of them (9%) were jobless in 2013. The article added that about 2.8 million Americans have served in uniform since 9/11 and an...
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    WB graduate serving in Peace Corps in Ethiopia
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    When Samantha Rhodes graduated from Western Brown High School in 2008, she knew in her heart that she wanted to help people and learn about the world. So, she joined the Peace Corps, which has allowed her to do both. “I didn’t know a single thing about Ethiopia or the Ethiopian people before coming here in July, 2014,” Rhodes said. “I’ve been here for nearly 10 months now and I live in Bale Goba, Oromia, which is just outside Bale...