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Widespread sexting among teenagers gets DA’s attention

alison-sosebeeDA asks parents and teens to rein in illegal use before charges fly
    

Appalachian Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee has seen more than enough photos of naked teenagers recently, according to an interview last week.
    What brought this parade of nude youth to our top prosecutor is a virtual epidemic of teen sexting across the district, which has resulted in numerous cell phone searches by law enforcement officers.
    The cavalcade of nude teen snapshots is so widespread that Sosebee is going to all middle schools in the Appalachian circuit to address the problem directly with students. She is also arranging parent forums in all three counties.

Big day for Good Samaritan

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     The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic officially opened their first permanent building Monday. Jeff Downing of the free clinic's board addressed those on hand for the ribbon cutting as Good Sam's Executive Director Carole Maddux looks on, shown above.

Local Vet discusses recent Canine Flu outbreak

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    By Dr. Lyn Lewis of Wayside Animal Hospital

     In the last few weeks my office has gotten a lot of calls about the canine flu epidemic in Chicago. It has been reported that well over a thousand dogs have been infected, and quite a few have died. Now it has been confirmed in four states and suspected in 10 more. It is unknown how many dogs may now be infected. Dogs have been presenting with a fever, lethargy, and coughing. The cases that have become

Efforts underway to help Nelson woman whose home flooded last week

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This home in Nelson flooded after rains in mid April.

By Ralph O. Dennis
Contributing writer
     The community has and is still rallying around Jeanne Reynolds whose Nelson house was flooded with the rains of April 19th. She has had to live in a motel room since then. This is uncomfortable for her and her family. The citizens and support groups of this area are helping though.

Complete guide to Tom Cruise movie mania

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    Ball Ground rocks won’t make the big screen. Crews remove rocks from the small town’s Main Street earlier this week as set up begins for the forthcoming Tom Cruise action film to be shot there in May.

     In this week's Progress you can find out all the juicy details about the filming of Mena in Ball Ground, which starts Tom Cruise. Find out how to be an extra, how to get your vintage car in the movie, what temporary changes will be happening in town, road closures and filming dates.

     See the print or online editions for the full story.