Area News

Miss Washington County Pageant Crowns 2021 Winners

         On Monday July 12, Nashville Middle School was the setting for the 2021 Miss Washington County Pageant. Megan Cook, Abby Riechmann, Elly Szopinski, and Laney Renth were the four contestants competing for the Miss Washington County Crown. For the Junior Miss competition, the participants were Anna Herzig, Rylee Habbe, Lexy Spratt, and Mabry…

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Garrett Krohne named Editor at Nashville News

We are very excited to introduce our new Editor, Garrett Krohne. Krohne is a 2014 graduate of Okawville Jr. Sr. High School. He then obtained his Associates Degree through Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia College before transferring to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.  Although growing up a Rocket, this is…

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NOTS Logistics Celebrates 40 Years

NASHVILLE, IL (July 1, 2021) — NOTS Logistics, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) in southern Illinois, today is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a ceremony honoring the people that have helped build the business and the region it has called home for four decades. Leaders from across southern Illinois came together at NOTS Logistics Headquarters…

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Health Department Offers Update On Mask Mandate

Washington County Health Department- On May 13, 2021, CDC updated their recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Someone is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after they have received their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  IDPH has updated their public health recommendations to match the…

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Illinois Department of Public Health Announces $235 Million Investment to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Middle and High Schools

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to ensure in-person learning can fully resume as quickly and safely as possible, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a $235 million investment to expand access to covidSHIELD testing to middle and high schools across the state at low or no cost. The covidSHIELD test, which was…

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SSM Health in Illinois Invites Community to Observe Moment of Silence

Effort will honor health care and essential workers, first responders and others impacted by COVID-19  Mt. Vernon, IL (April 27, 2021) – As we continue working together to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and across our nation, SSM Health invites local government agencies, our business community, friends and neighbors to…

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House Passes Bill to Reclassify Small-Amount Drug Possession as Misdemeanor

Bill expands expungement eligibility, treatment programs for drug possession offenses By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House of Representatives Wednesday after a contentious debate. The discussion over House Bill…

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NMS Girls Basketball Win Regional Championship

By: Julie Laakko-Swanson [email protected] For what they believe to be a first in NMS Girls Basketball history, the Nashville Middle School Girls Basketball team finished their season undefeated with 14-0 record. The girls finished their season at home against Pinckneyville in the SIJHSAA Class M Regional Championship on Thursday, April 15th. “I give credit to…

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