Washington County Now At 17 COVID-19 Cases

The health department said Sunday afternoon that there is another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident, a female healthcare worker in her 40s. “She is isolated at home with mild symptoms,” the department said. “The health department continues to follow up with active cases as well all identified close cases.  Another case has…

Health Department Releases Update, No New Positive Cases In the County

The Washington County Health Department released a statement Friday afternoon that while more tests have been conducted, there are no new reported coronavirus cases at this time. The report from the department stated that there have been 257 negative results reported. The summary of the county’s sixteen (16) confirmed cases are: 2 active 14 released from isolation 0…

Summer Concert Series on Courthouse Lawn Canceled

An annual Thursday evening concert series held on the Washington County Courthouse lawn has been canceled for this coming summer, organizers say. The decision to not have any of the events was due to the growing health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Summer Concert series drew large crowds to the downtown area, as people…

Balance, Selflessness, Grit Guide the 2018 Rockets to 1st State Title

“Everyone was selfless. Nobody cared who averaged more points, we just wanted to win” By: Garrett Krohne [email protected] In the village of Okawville, there are just a couple things residents could be up to on a Friday night between late November and early March, assuming corn and bean harvest are going as planned. “I feel…

Pelczynski To Play For Rend Lake

By: Garrett Krohne [email protected] Coming off a season where he made the All-Conference as well as the All-South teams, Hornet basketball player Terry Pelczynski is taking his talents to the next level. Instead of playing his home games at Assembly Hall, his new home floor will be James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium at Rend Lake College.…

Nashville Girl Finds Missing Donation Jar

By Leah Williams [email protected] Shelby Rulevish was looking for her pet turtle when she also discovered something else in the brush. “I found my turtle,” the 8-year-old Nashville girl said. “And I also found a jar with a lot of money in it.” The donation jar that Shelby had found belonged to the Nashville Public…

Carlyle Man Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Hoyleton

By Leah Williams [email protected] A Carlyle man was arrested early Monday morning, May 11, after eluding police with a stolen car through two counties and crashing in Hoyleton, authorities say. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies had attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. on a blue 2010 Chevy vehicle at 42nd…

New Reported COVID-19 Case, County Total Now At 16

The Washington County Health Department reports a new lab-confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, case, the department said Monday afternoon. The resident is a female healthcare worker in her 60s, who is isolated at home with mild symptoms. The health department said it will continue to follow up with all of its active cases as well as…

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