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  • Million Lane process put on hold

     

    A request to discontinue a 150-foot section of Million Lane as part of the county road system was put on hold at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday.

    The request was made at the county’s previous meeting on April 27, and since that time, two viewers were designated -- along with Washington County Road Supervisor Dale Mann -- to determine if the change would cause any disruption to traffic. Also, signs have been placed on Million Road, to inform commuters of the potential change.

  • First-ever Great Debate a success

     

    Six Washington County High School students walked away with scholarships on Thursday night after the first Great Debate was over.

    Catherine Marrinan, Sara Beth Wimsatt and Haley Wright earned scholarships from the Mattingly, Simms, Robinson and McCain law firm, as well as St. Catharine College.

  • City residents seek help fixing water distribution problem

     

    Two city residents are seeking relief from a water distribution problem that is causing damage to their property.


    George Haydon and Kurt Krug, who reside at 305 East Grundy Avenue, attended the Springfield City Council hearing for municipal road aid on May 8 at City Hall.

    Haydon and Krug said that water from the street flows onto their property.

  • At the state and national level, two contested races appear on the ballot

     

    Local voters won’t have much to decide at the state and national level when they go to the polls May 22.


    Republicans will be able to vote for possible presidential candidates, while Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who will challenge Congressman Ed Whitfield in November.

  • Pottsville precinct to vote in U.S. rep primary

     

    A tiny slice of Washington County will get to vote in the U.S. Representative Democratic Party primary for the Second District.

    The Pottsville precinct, which was recently redrawn to be included in District 1, will be the only precinct in the county eligible to vote in the Congressional primary.


    Voters who are registered as Democrats will have the chance to vote for James Buckmaster of Henderson or Charles Kendall Hatchett of Benton.

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  • 3 county post offices could cut hours

     

    Three post office locations in Washington County may be affected by shortened operating hours in the future.


    A list released by the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week indicated three local post offices that could see shortened hours.
    The Mackville, St. Catharine and Willisburg post offices are all on the list of locations.

    The Mackville post office was under review for closure last year. Around 75 residents and government officials came to a hearing in October that focused on the location.

  • Deputy uses taser after man resists arrest

     

    A Hilltop resident was subdued by a taser on May 8 outside of his apartment after resisting arrest.

    According to a police report from Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Sue Mudd, Joshua Jarmon, 32, residing at 163 Hilltop Court, resisted arrest after Mudd served a warrant for violating an emergency protective order.

    “Jarmon refused to be arrested and attempted to walk away from me, stating, ‘(Expletive), I’m not going to jail,’” Mudd wrote in the incident report.

  • Bully awareness week in Washington County


    Bully awareness week was celebrated last week in Washington County Schools for the second consecutive year.

    “The schools have always had several activities that focused on bullying, but (Superintendent Robin) Cochran felt having an awareness week would help put an emphasis on the expectations we have within the district,” Jason Simpson, the director of special education and preschool coordinator for Washington County Schools, said. “We feel this is important, because we want all students to feel safe at school.”

  • News briefs for 02-01