Thompson vying to be President

Unofficially, he’s running. That’s the word from those close to former Tennessee Senator and actor Fred Thompson, who will seek the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination. The official announcement isn’t expected until July, although Thompson’s exploratory committee could begin as early as tomorrow.

Trucker Pleads Guilty in Tayor University I-69 Crash

A Michigan truck driver charged in a crash that killed four university students and a staff member and sparked a weeks-long case of mistaken identity could avoid dozens of years in prison if a judge accepts his guilty plea.   38-year-old Robert F. Spencer  pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of reckless homicide and four counts   […]

Two New Hotels Coming to Muncie

Two new hotels are planning to build in Muncie, in the area of Bethel Avenue and Marleon Drive.   Both the Comfort Inns and Suites and the Hampton  Inns and Suites are planning new facilities in the same area.    Jim Mansfield, director of the Muncie Visitor’s Bureau, says the new rooms are needed, particulary in light […]

Car Salesman Threatened by Customer

A Hartford City car salesman was beaten by a would-be customer, when he was told that he either had to make a down payment on a vehicle he was test driving or return it.  39-year-old Craig Allen of Muncie was arrested Sunday on a variety of charge, including pointing a firearm, possession of cocaine, and […]

Anderson Has New School Board Member

The Anderson School Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire Wally Fitch, a 21-year teaching veteran of Anderson schools, to fill the vacancy left on the board by former member Doug Vermilion.  Fitch was selected from a pool that included five other candidates, all of whom were interviewed by board members at a […]

Anderson Projects Underway in Good Weather

Residents of Anderson will see several projects in progress as the Board of Public Works embraces the construction-conducive weather of summer.  On Tuesday afternoon, the board awarded contracts for curb work on 31st and Sycamore streets and for a sidewalk project on Vineyard Street. Bob Schuler, a member of the Board of Works, said the […]

Recount Petition Set for Hearing

Former Anderson City Council candidate Antony “Ty” Bibbs will have his day in court. Judge Fredrick Spencer has set the hearing for Bibbs’ recount petition for 3 p.m. Thursday.  John Longnaker, Republican attorney for the Madison County Elections Board, said the hearing was going to be on the basis of the complaint filed, meaning the […]

Anderson Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

An Anderson man sustained multiple injures Monday night in a motorcycle crash, but remains in stable condition at an Indianapolis hospital.   23-year-old Daniel P. Roberts,  crashed his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle late Monday night while driving down County Road 50 West, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Deprtment.  Sheriff Ron Richardson said that Roberts sustained a […]

Grant County Closer to Sending Property Tax Bills

Grant County has received some of the information it needs to send out tax bills, but only to about two-thirds of the county and it still needs information from the state to set a payment deadline.  Auditor Mike Burton said Tuesday that he has received certified tax rates for 24 of the 37 taxing districts […]