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Fire reported at Grupo Antolin

Nashville Fire Protection District, Washington County Ambulance Service and other emergency personnel responded to the 18000 block of Enterprise Avenue for reports of a fire around 7:54 a.m. on Wednesday August 24. Photo by Charles Guffey This article will be updated as more information comes in.

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Train accident victims identified

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger released the names of two individuals who were involved in the “double fatality” train accident early Wednesday morning. According to a press release, the coroner’s office was called to Richview at 12:38 a.m. after reports of a couple who were struck by an Amtrak train. Curtis D. Braswell of Marble…

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Two dead after early morning train accident in Richview

A man and a woman are dead after a train accident in Richview early Wednesday morning. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said his office was dispatched to Richview at 12:38 a.m. for a report of two subjects who had been struck by an Amtrak train. Styninger had earlier asked the public’s help for identifying the…

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Breach found in secondary dam at Nashville Reservoir

Heavy rainfall overnight has caused a breach identified in the secondary dam of the Nashville Reservoir, causing major flooding concerns on the east side of the city. Washington County EMA Administrator Matt Bierman confirmed Tuesday morning that a six-foot breach has been discovered in the secondary dam, and while the primary dam is holding, more…

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Temporary Tax Relief Measures to Begin in Illinois

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans will receive some modest tax relief starting Friday when the state’s new fiscal year begins. That includes some income tax rebates, property tax rebates, a suspension of the state’s 1 percent tax on groceries, and a six-month pause on the scheduled inflationary increase in the state’s…

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Registration Information for NCHS Students 2022

All Nashville Community High School students are asked to register for the 2022-2023 school year using the online registration portal that is tentatively set to open on July 18th. Parents will find instructions when you sign in to your Skyward account. Registration in the building will be by appointment only Tuesday August 2nd through Thursday…

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Okawville Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

By Leah Williams An Okawville man has been arrested more than two weeks after allegedly leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit with a stolen motorcycle and stealing fuel from a local business. Brandon Therion, 25, appeared in Washington County Court via Zoom on Thursday, pleading not guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class…

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Fatal Car Accident

By Leah Williams A 38-year-old Hoyleton was killed in an accident near Irvington on Friday morning. According to Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger, his office was dispatched at 9:41 a.m. to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Tower Road, a half mile north of Holly Road near Irvington. Reports indicate that Carrie M. Shopinski…

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Nashville Police Showcases New Equipment for City Council

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council got a first-hand look at its recent purchase for the police department during its regular meeting on June 16. Nashville Police Chief Brian Fletcher presented a demonstration on the new body-worn cameras and tasers. One of the key features of the body cameras, Fletcher said, is the ability…

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Country Mart to Remain Open Until March 2022

For three years, Country Mart has been a source for groceries for the Nashville community and surrounding areas. On Nov. 30, the 29 employees were informed by their owner, Admiral Parkway Owner and President Joe Koeppis, they would have to close at the end of December due to income, issues with their refrigeration units, and…

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