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  • It’s all about community

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    For John Graves, being part of a community is a lot like being part of a family. Giving back has come naturally to him because its simply what he feels he’s supposed to do. As for being named the 2013 Chamber Member of the Year, that’s just icing on the cake.

    “I was honored. You volunteer in the community and you never do it for an award, but it’s always nice to be recognized,” Graves said.

  • PHOTOS: Laying the groundwork
  • News briefs 2/19

    There will be two auditions for The Stephen Foster Story for our 2014 season.  We are performing The Stephen Foster Story for the 56th consecutive season, and new this year will be “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, presented by Salt River Electric.   We are looking to cast anywhere from 20-30 kids for Charlie Brown, who will join members of our adult cast from The Stephen Foster Story. 

  • Turtleman to meet fans at 5K event

    Experience Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr. of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman”, in his hometown, Lebanon, following the first annual Turtleman Trek 5K. This timed footrace will take you by several of the official Turtleman Trek locations, sites where episodes of “Call of the Wildman” were filmed.

  • Springfield man involved in Delaware crash

    Richard Lyvers, 29, of Springfield, was involved in an injury accident on I-95 in Delaware on Monday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to Delaware State Police.

    Lyvers was unharmed in the accident, but 22-year-old Najee Rogers of Wilmington, Del. was critically injured after his car collided with the semi.

    Lyvers pulled over to the shoulder of the interstate upon the impact, and authorities found Rogers’ car lodged under the truck when they arrived.

  • Springfield continues to bounce back financially

    An audit of the City of Springfield for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013 has been completed and the city can boast positive feedback from the report.

  • Boyle Co. sheriff on search

    The Boyle County Sheriff’s office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, is searching for a Perryville man who is in violation of his parole and is considered armed and dangerous.

    Eric Nelson, 34, is listed as a resident of Perryville; however, has not been seen at his address in more than 15 days, according to Sheriff Marty Elliott. Nelson was charged with rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old in another state.

    “He has the potential of being a violent person,” said Elliott.

  • In his blood

    This story is the first in a series recognizing the 2014 Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    When Bernard Smalley was recently presented with the “Citizen of the Year” award by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, it was a validation of sorts for a man who has spent nearly his entire life in Washington County.

    Born and raised in WC, Smalley grew up in what he calls a “sports-related family.”

  • Essex takes seat at city council

    Last Tuesday’s Springfield City Council meeting kicked off with the swearing in of Chris Essex as the newest member of the council, replacing John Hardin, who resigned last month due to health reasons. After wrapping up the ceremony, it was back to business as usual for city officials.

    With Mayor John Cecconi yet to return to his duties following last month’s heart surgery, board member Lisa Haydon was once again chosen to preside over the meeting and it was voted that she will continue to do so until the mayor’s return.

  • New Pioneers officers for 2014