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9/11 Memorial In Courthouse

With the 16th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks coming up, Washington County residents should remember that there is a 9/11 memorial located in the Washington County Courthouse. At the center of the memorial is a piece of steel from the towers which was recovered after the attack.

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Stock The Trailer – Local Collection Held For Hurricane Relief Donations

Volunteers in front of NCHS accept and sort donations for Hurricane Harvey relief on the afternoon of Friday, September 1. By Alex Haglund Some of the items you might expect – non-perishable food, bottled water, flashlights and batteries. Other items are more surprising, like kitty litter, underwear or diapers. There is a need for all…

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Outrage, Controversy Following “Volleyball”

By Alex Haglund Outrage and a flurry of media coverage have occurred in the wake of The Nashville News publishing “Volleyball”, the column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler, in the Wednesday, August 30 edition of the newspaper. The Nashville News did not hear anything about the column on the day of its…

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Nashville Education Association Denounces Fowler Column

This was received by the Nashville News on Friday September 1 at approximately 3:30 p.m. The following is a statement from the Nashville Education Association regarding Superintendent Fowler: We, as individuals of the community and collectively as a teachers’ association, vehemently denounce the unacceptable article that Mr. Fowler published in the Nashville News on August…

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Sheriff’s Department K9 Marley Now Equipped With Bulletproof Vest

Washington County Sheriff’s Department K9 Marley prepared for a shift. Washington County Sheriff’s Office K9 Marley will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in…

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Fundraiser, Field Trip Starting Out Year At Happy Days

Happy Days Teachers and a few board members who worked at our fundraiser at Bonnie Café FROM LEFT, Becky Hallock, Kelly Gollaher, Amanda Heck, Ally Brammeier, Mary Schaeffer, Terry Campbell, Rhonda Bunnage. ​Happy Days Preschool (located at Grace United Methodist Church) students and staff have been busy starting a new school year. We have had…

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August 21, 2017 – The Great American Eclipse

The eclipse’s totality, occurring at about 1:20 p.m., as visible from Oakdale. By Alex Haglund The eclipse of August 21, 2017 passed over southern Illinois and Washington County Monday with totality occurring at about 1:20 p.m. As the moment approached and the sun’s light was blocked by the moon, the skies grew dim and the…

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Summer’s Last Splash

Owen Dunn, 12, takes to the air from the diving board at the Nashville Memorial Park Pool, while his brother, Lucas Dunn, 9, waits for his turn. Area kids got into the pool for free on Friday, August 11, when the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a kids free swim

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August 21 Eclipse Update

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund The Nashville News has received…

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