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Today's News

  • Coleman denied parole

    Jamie Satterfield
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    NASHVILLE — In her first public comments since she was arrested in one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes, Vanessa Coleman on Wednesday said her only crime was in choosing the wrong people with whom to associate.

  • PHOTOS: Open at long last

    The new Washington County High School had its big reveal Monday night, with a countless number of community members stopping by to check out the open house.

    Following the school board meeting, the doors were opened to tours of the facility and a ribbon-cutting cereomy marked the occasion.
    WCHS students spearheaded the event by leading tours and preparing a welcome video.

    Principal Thad Elmore expressed excitement on his behalf as well as his students for the opening of the facility, and Superintendent Robin Cochran welcomed those in attendance.

  • Wolz Tabbed South Region Coach of the Year

    One of the career goals of Tim Wolz was to become the first coach in the history of the Mid-South Conference to win Coach of the Year in both men’s and women’s soccer. He reached that milestone this season when he received the honor for the men’s St. Catharine College program to go along with the distinction for women’s soccer he received at Cumberland College in 2002.

  • Woods makes history

     

    With the soccer season coming to an end, the men’s soccer team continues to make history. Ashley Woods added to his accomplishments with quite possibly the highest honor he’s ever received.

    Woods, a senior from Manchester, England, was named as an All-American honorable mention on Monday. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-America committee consists of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches Association Executive

  • SCC’s Just and Strickland named All-Americans

    The St. Catharine volleyball team is coming off their best season in school history and the banner year continued into the post-season.

    Rebecca Just was named an All-American Honorable Mention and her teammate, Jordan Strickland was named to the All-American Third Team by the NAIA.

  • WCHS golf team’s senior

    Luke Mattingly has been playing golf since he was old enough to pick up a club. For the last four years, however, he’s played for Washington County High School’s golf team.

    Three of those years, he played at the varsity level.

    The young golfer spent his freshman year on the junior varsity team. But his start in the game is humble, like many young athletes.

    “I started out just like practicing and stuff as a little kid with my dad,” Mattingly said.

    “I started (at age) three or four.”

  • Comanderettes fall 58-54

    The Washington County Commanderettes shifted gears late in their game against the Thomas Nelson Lady Generals, but came up short, 58-54, at the end of regulation on Dec. 12. The loss marked their second of the week and left their record standing 0-5.

    Despite the rough week, the boost of play saw the Comanderettes score 22 points in the final frame against the Lady Generals, while allowing their opponent only 10.
    Comanderettes head coach Mike Holt said his feelings were mixed after the game.

  • WC boys go into overtime

    Despite valiant efforts and a ferocious fourth quarter, the Washington County Commanders fell to the Thomas Nelson Generals 63-60 in overtime last week.
    The Commanders lost the contest after locking horns and tying up the game 58-58 with a three-point shot by junior guard DJ Keeling.

    With Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley out sick with the flu, assistant coach

    Barrett Tingle would lead Washington County from the sidelines. He said the three point shot by Keeling at the end of regulation was a boost.

  • PHOTOS: Santa came to town
  • State grants city $800,000 for museum

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his entire staff to Springfield on Thursday for the announcement of an $800,000 grant for the construction of a transportation museum that will be located on Police Drive.

    City officials are now hashing out the details of the museum, but it will maintain a theme that focuses on transportation in the area and throughout the state. They city of Springfield’s contribution will be the roughly $200,000 piece of land where construction will soon begin for the million-dollar project.