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Metro East GOP Lawmakers Reveal Plan to ‘Reimagine Illinois’

By: Chris Guy Metro East Zoom…On Monday Illinois State Representatives Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg), and David Friess (R-Red Bud) revealed their House Republican caucus’ new comprehensive platform called Reimagine Illinois. A four-point plan to end the culture of corruption, restore responsible fiscal leadership, grow jobs and opportunity, and ensure public safety in the State…

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Hornets Senior Night

By Michael Trotter   Before Tuesday night’s game against Pinckneyville, the Nashville Hornets recognized the two Seniors on this year’s roster. Jaxon Goforth and Buzz Ritzel, along with their parents, were brought out to center court and thanked for their contributions to Nashville High School.   In the varsity game Nashville defeated Pinckneyville 55-44. The…

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Hornettes Win On Senior Night

By Michael Trotter   Before the varsity girls basketball game last Wednesday between Nashville and Chester, the Hornettes held a Senior Night ceremony. Congratulations to Ashlyn Frazier and Karmen Reynolds for their accomplishments at Nashville High School.   Nashville finished their season strong with a 52-29 win over Chester. The Yellowjackets briefly led 8-5 in…

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Washington County Emergency Management Agency Issues Statement

Washington County Health Department’s Role In COVID-19 Crisis Has Been One Tireless Work Even In The Face Of Abuse. Washington County – Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a monumental amount of work done in Washington County to respond to the disease and to prevent its further spread. Doctors, Nurses and…

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Another Story

By: Julie Laakko [email protected] Tuesday was National Read Across America Day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. What better way to celebrate than by reading a good book! While there is no shortage of great children’s books out there, sometimes you do not need to look any further than your own town to find a…

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IDPH Reports Another Covid-19 Death in Washington County

Today, Wednesday March 3, Public Health Officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the death of another Washington County resident due to Covid-19. This individual was a male in his 60’s. This brings the total number of deaths in the county to 28. There were 44 additional deaths in the entire state…

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Hornets Win Three

By: Michael Trotter Nashville’s varsity boys basketball team is 8-0 after three easy wins last week. Tuesday the Hornets knocked off conference rival DuQuoin by a score of 65-39. Nashville held a comfortable lead of 12 points at halftime then put the game out of reach when they outscored the Indians by 10 in the…

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Hospitalizations For COVID-19 Continue On a Steady Decline

By: Jerry Nowicki JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected]  SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations and positivity rates for COVID-19 in Illinois continued on a steady decline Tuesday, decreasing for the 13th straight week. As of Monday night, the state reported 1,488 individuals were in the hospital with COVID-19, including 361 in intensive care unit beds and 172…

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IDPH Announces 27th Death

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health announced another death in Washington County due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 27. The patient was a female in her 90s. Yesterday, Washington County Health Department verified the death IDPH reported on February 8th. The male in his 90’s had been released from isolation at…

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