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Festival of Lights Parade wows thousands downtown

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- For Dusty Blackburn, the annual Festival of Lights Parade involves more than seeing a procession up Washington Street. It’s actually about...

Local restaurants see challenges, successes amid the pandemic

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Restaurants are continuing to respond to the challenges of serving customers amid a pandemic, but some owners have changed course, and others have decided to close their doors.

Duke Energy offering bill assistance

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Duke Energy Indiana will have more than $330,000 in financial assistance to customers who are struggling to pay their electric bills this winter.

BCSC expects decrease in virtual learners

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.’s K-12 virtual pathway expects a slight decrease in full-time students for the spring semester and a significant uptick in part-time participants.

Base prepares to complete refugee mission

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CAMP ATTERBURY — Nearly four months after the start of Operation Allies Welcome, which saw Indiana’s Camp Atterbury accept some 7,000 refugees from Afghanistan, the base is set to close its safe haven by the start of the new year.

BCSC sees uptick in cases with 137 over two weeks

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is reporting a total of 806 COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the new school year — up 137 since their last report of 669 on Nov. 19.

Actress, singer Ana Gasteyer set to unwrap Dec. 9 Christmas show at Commons

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Ana Gasteyer said she’s getting all dressed up for the Christmas party she’s throwing here Dec. 9 at her Cabaret at The Commons performance.

Ivy Tech students collect warm weather gear for refugees

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Ivy Tech Community College students raised more than $900 to purchase winter items for Afghan children housed at Camp Atterbury.

Guard promotes Mann to brigadier general

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The Indiana National Guard promoted its newest general in a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis on Nov. 20.

CRH looking for space as virus surge increases patient numbers

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Columbus Regional Hospital is scrambling to reconfigure space and increase capacity in an effort to keep up with soaring coronavirus cases, rising emergency room visits and a deluge of patients with more complex conditions as officials brace for what they fear will be another tough winter.