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  • Guidelines set for limb removal

    There will soon be a general set of guidelines that Springfield’s citizens can go by when it comes to having their limb and brush piles removed by the city.

    These guidelines were agreed upon by the Springfield City Council during a special-called meeting on Thursday after it was decided that the city of Springfield would resume its limb and brush removal services, which had been stopped for more than a month.

  • The next chapter

    Just less than a year from when ground was broken, the new Washington County Public Library has opened its doors. 

    Springfield and Washington County enjoyed a soft opening of the new library Monday, when children and adults came in to see the building.

    Library Director Tara O’Hagan said the opening has a big impact on the community.

  • Heroin problem on the rise locally

    A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

    Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a two-month revival

    “How many of y’all in here — everyone raise your hand — have ever seen a revival go seven weeks?”

    No hands were raised.

    “How about six weeks? Five weeks?”

    Again, every hand remained down.

    “You see what I’m saying? I don’t think the magnitude of what God is really doing here has really been thought of too much. The voice of the Lord is in this place.”

  • City plans brush, limb removal resolution

    The city of Springfield is currently not picking up residents’ brush and limb debris, and one concerned citizen wanted an explanation.

    Springfield resident Lenny Mattingly was present at last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting and asked the council why the city was no longer picking up and disposing of brush and limbs, something he said it had done in the past.

  • Kellys return from South Korea mission trip

    It’s good to be back, even though it was hard to leave.

    Dan and Darlene Kelly have returned after an 18-month mission trip in South Korea, and one thing’s for sure – it was hard for the Springfield couple to say goodbye to the country and their newfound friends.

    According to Dan, they fell in love with the people and their culture. 

    “Korea was beautiful,” Dan said, “and the Korean people are just wonderful.” 

  • Local farmers growing hemp for first time

    James Osbourne and Daniel Simms have broken away from traditional crops and turned to something new this year – hemp. 

    According to Simms, they decided to jointly grow hemp in January because they were looking for other options to add to their harvest this year. 

    “Me personally, I’m trying to find a different way to make money instead of raising tobacco,” Simms said. 

  • SCC receiver asking for extension

     The court-appointed receiver for St. Catharine College is asking the federal judge for an extension of time to Sept. 23 to file a property inventory, a report of financial activity and budgets. 

    According to the proposed order submitted to the court, “the Receiver is continuing to negotiate with brokers and auctioneers in order to reach agreements and to establish an orderly and fair process to sell real and personal property.”  

  • County approves drop-off dates at transfer station

    Washington County residents who have bulky items they would like to get rid will soon be able to do so free of charge for a limited time. 

    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to allow free bulky item drop off at the transfer station on St. Rose-Lebanon Road Oct. 3-31.  

     

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  • Yates competes at All 'A' state

    It was the first state tournament for sophomore Drew Yates, but the Washington County golfer handled the experience like a veteran, according to WC head coach Bobby Bartholomai.

    During Saturday’s All “A” Classic State Tournament, Yates shot an 84, which placed him tied for 47th, good enough for a spot in the top third of the field.

    Bartholomai said Yates struggled to start off the tournament but used his driver to help him keep his score low.