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  • PHOTOS: Summer safety day
  • Leadership Washington County gets hands-on

    Members of Leadership Washington County came together on Friday to find out more about how the Washington County Emergency Medical Services and rescue crew operate on a daily basis.
    “It’s just to get familiar with all of the goings on in the community and how the community works,” said Brian Carpenter of the Washington County EMS.

    Members of the local community were shown the tools, precautions and methods used by rescue and emergency workers in the county.

  • PHOTOS: BPW wine & stein tasting
  • WCHS is on most challenging schools list

    The Washington Post has been ranking schools nationally based on testing criteria since 2011 as part of their Challenge Index, and Washington County High School made the list for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Lebanon man given life for Knoxville murders

    George Thomas, 30, of Lebanon, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole last week for his role in the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom in 2007 in Knoxville.

    Thomas, who will be eligible for parole after 51 years served, was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated rape, robbery and other charges after the jury deliberated for seven hours over two days.

    Thomas faced 46 charges and was found guilty on all counts.

  • Two teens injured in single car crash

    Two Washington County teenagers were treated for injuries following a single-car accident late Friday night, two miles north of Springfield on Bloomfield Road.

  • Commander College: First graduating class of ten students to hit the stage

    The Commander College program has been a joint effort at Washington County High School and St. Catharine College for more than two years, and after hard work by the students at WCHS and the administration at both schools, the first group of graduates is ready to take the stage.

    The 10 students who have completed the program will enter their first year of college well ahead of the game.

  • Friday Night Live kicks off June 7

    Springfield’s next big thing in entertainment was discussed at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and according to Nell Haydon, director of Springfield Main Street/Renaissance, June 7 will mark the beginning of an exciting program for downtown.

    Beginning in two weeks, the Friday Night Live summer series will provide a chance for guests to take in live music, great food and discounts at local businesses.

  • Struggles won’t stop Tallant

    Washington County High School senior Stephen Tallant has a big day this Friday, as do a number of other students when they take part in graduation ceremonies for the 2012-13 school year.

    Tallant, however, will have gone through more than most students could imagine to get to that point. He suffers from moyamoya disease, which has led to a pair of brain surgeries, as well as MED (multiple epiphyseal dysplasia), which led to surgeries on his hips and legs.

  • BPW Wine and Stein Tasting is May 18

    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) is finalizing plans for their 2013 upcoming 11th Annual Wine & Stein Tasting on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Springfield.  The event will be outside on Cross Main Street, under an enormous tent and inside The Louisville Store Building located at 101 W. Main Street from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.