Area News

City Suspends Recycling Services

By Leah Williams The city of Nashville has suspended recycling services until a more permanent solution can be discovered, the city  council learned during its regular city council meeting on Thursday, August 15. Mayor Erik Rolf discussed that the city had been using the county’s recycling truck but it ceased due to liability insurance issues.…

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Washington County Animal Control Receives $4,000 Donation

By Leah Williams A runaway rescue put things in motion for the Washington County Animal Control to resolve its building Scott Waterman of Collinville helped raised $4,000 through donations from his online and local community. The funds will go toward installing a roof over the big pen area as well as building an outdoor cat…

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NCHS Placed On Lockdown Wednesday Morning

Nashville Community High School was placed on lockdown for fifteen minutes on Wednesday, August 14, while school officials and authorities look into a possible threat on campus. Superintendent Brad Turner said information was brought to the administration’s attention shortly before school started where a student felt that a few messages were thought to be possibly threatening.…

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Back To School At NCHS, NMS

Students returned to the halls of Nashville Community High and Nashville Grade schools on Monday for part of the welcoming ceremonies to usher in the 2019-2020 year. NCHS held its first ever Freshman Academy, where incoming students toured the campus with other student mentors. The day also included presentations on the school fight song, a…

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Guided Walk In Nashville Is Saturday

A Guided Nashville Walk, non-competitive 5K and 10K walk credit only, will be presented by the Illinois Trekkers on Saturday, August 17, at 9 a.m. The Trekkers invite you to a guided walk of Nashville, where stops include the Washington County Courthouse, L&N Train Depot and State Movie Theatre, among others. The start location is…

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Young Creators Assemble ‘Junk Robots’ During 4-H STEM Club Camp

Extension Center Looking To Start Up 4-H STEM Club in Ashley Area This School Year By Leah Williams With a little more than what you will find in a typical junk drawer, about 20 students worked to bring the ordinary household items to life. The battery-powered “Junk Robots” would ultimately scribble colorful dots throughout the…

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Florida Man Arrested For Cannabis Trafficking In Washington County

By Leah Williams Nashville Police arrested a 31-year-old Florida man late Saturday night for trafficking approximately 11 pounds of cannabis after leading authorites on a brief foot chase. According to police, an officer conducted a voluntary contact on Marcus Hayes, 31, of Gainsville, FL, at 11:15 p.m. while Hayes was in the parking lot of…

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Hoyleton Fire Protection Hosts Breakfast Fundraiser

Volunteers prepare the buffet line Sunday morning during the Hoyleton Fire Protection District breakfast benefit held at the Hoyleton Community Center while hungry patrons fill up their plates. The meal included all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, along with a drink. Proceeds from the event went toward the fire protection district.

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Fire Reported At Blue Room Bar, Restaurant In New Minden

Emergency personnel were called to the Blue Room Bar and Restaurant  in New Minden on early Thursday morning when a fire was reported coming from the restaurant kitchen. The call came in about 7 a.m. with multiple agencies responding to the Blue Room, where the blaze was reportedly found in the freezer section of the…

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