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  • School board receives top marks in financial audit

    The Washington County School Board met for its regularly scheduled meeting last week. After returning from executive session concerning superintendent Robin Cochran’s evaluation, the board heard its positive annual financial audit report from Artie White of White & Associates from Richmond.

    The board got the best report that one can receive.

    White said the reports they give the board are basically giving their opinion on their financial statements.

  • Juveniles steal car, hit cop

    Two juveniles found themselves in police custody facing multiple charges after being arrested by the Springfield Police Department when they were pulled over in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

  • Campbell enjoys a lifetime of crafting

     In a quiet, cozy studio that overlooks a flock of sheep and St. Catharine College, Norma Jean Campbell sits under the warm glow of a chandelier, meticulously handcrafting figurine scenes of people and nature. Each scene, each character and each animal has its own story, crafted delicately and with care, just like the works of art themselves.  

    Campbell, 84, has been creating needle sculptures for the last six years.

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Springfield man indicted in Nelson County

    A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested in late October on charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to arrest records, Samuel D. Longacre was accused of fondling and performing sexual acts on a juvenile while she was under the influence of a sedative and unable to stop it. 

    The records also state the act reportedly occurred sometime between June or July.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine. 

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said. 

  • WIRED

     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.