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School celebrates academic victory: Science teams wins state contest for second straight year

When Principal Trent Austin announced on the intercom that the sixth-grade Science Bowl team had won the state competition for the second year in...
Candidates on Brown County primary ballot

Feb. 9 was the deadline to file paperwork to become a major-party candidate in the May primary election. Before the general election, Republicans, Democrats and...
Rezoning request denied for lakes-area cafe, gallery

CORDRY-SWEETWATER — A family in the Cordry-Sweetwater area will not be allowed to open a cafe after the Brown County Commissioners unanimously voted down...
Wednesday morning road condition report

Shortly before 8 a.m., Brown County Democrat staff observed the following: State Road 46 West to Nashville: Clear, wet State Road 46 East to 46/135 South...
Man found guilty of neglect to serve time in prison

A Brown County man found guilty of fracturing his infant son’s skull in 2016 was sentenced last week to serve four years in prison. The...
ADDICTED AND DYING: About this series

We’re increasingly addicted and dying. And the signs are all over our communities. Syringes plug the drains of gas station bathrooms. Attendants have found people...
ADDICTED AND DYING: ‘Addiction works when it gets to hide’

In an arsenal of tricks developed solely to keep using drugs, shame proved to the the most effective weapon. For 16 years, Shayna Wheeler had...
ADDICTED AND DYING: #DoSomething movement uniting the community

Holed up in a hotel room two days after their son’s overdose death, Michelle and Cory Joy turned on the livestream of their church’s...
ADDICTED AND DYING: ‘He wasn’t the addiction’

On the evening of Sept. 1, 28-year-old Caleb Joy bought dinner for his younger brother and sat at the table for the last time...
ADDICTED AND DYING: The science of opioid addiction

By RYAN TRARES, for The Democrat Chemicals start flooding the brain, and in an instant, a rush of enjoyment follows. What caused the reaction could be...

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