Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Welcome to ‘Reality’
  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    The newsletter will be short this month. This and That have been busy celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and baby christenings and showers along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Christmas is coming soon and preparations are underway – sewing ornaments and gifts, baking and decorating.

    One project did get completed this month. A hat to match the jacket made of double-sided wool (described last month) was constructed - This and That are very pleased with the results.

  • FCCLA encourages ‘Dining In’ day

    Today marks the first annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day nationwide, and families are encouraged to take part by taking the opportunity to dine in and spend a little extra time with each other.

    The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) established the day, and Washington County High School’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) group is helping to promote it locally.

  • Car taken, retrieved undamaged

    Springfield Police have reported an incident involving a recent car theft, but the vehicle was quickly recovered with no apparent damage.

    Ofc. Nick Holmes responded to a call at 2:46 a.m. on Nov. 15 in reference to a noise complaint and a possible fight at 1019 Melavin Circle in Springfield.

    The officer noted in the incident report that upon arrival, he was informed by Labronze Poole, who resides at the address, that his vehicle had been taken by Charles Andrew Buckley IV of Lebanon.

  • Five indicted at court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Five people were indicted in Washington County Circuit Court on Nov. 20, including charges of Class C and Class D felonies.

    Melwood H. Robinson, 73, of 216 Cleaver Court in Lebanon, was indicted for unlawful possession of a weapon on school property (Class D felony) following an incident at Washington County High School on Oct. 17.

  • Salt in high demand this winter

    Salt was a topic of concern for the Washington County Fiscal Court during a special called meeting on Nov. 24.

    According to Washington County Judge/Executive John Settles, the meeting was a special called session because of rescheduling for the holiday week. Only matters on the agenda could be discussed and no new matters could be brought up.

    One pressing matter in the road report was salt, or lack of it.
    The road department has already had to go out to scrape and salt roads from last week’s winter weather.

  • PHOTOS: A home all their own

    Members of the Springfield and Washington County Fire Departments have officially moved into their new facility on Main Street, and it’s a welcome change that was long overdue.

    After calling the former National Guard Armory on Lebanon Hill home since 1983, the first responders are finally able to stretch their legs and spread out in the beautiful new 10,400 square foot facility. The building was designed by Washington County native James Kenneth Donnolly.

  • Walk with Santa this Saturday

    It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Christmas festivities in Springfield.

    This weekend, as in years past, the events will center around the Santa Walk downtown, but there will be plenty of other fun activities that cater to the whole family.

    The local events have already gotten underway with the Downtown Christmas Open House and Small Business Saturday the past two weekends, but that’s just the beginning in what promises to be a season filled with fun events.

  • Simply made for the game

    She was built for basketball.

    Washington County senior forward Jadiesha Durham is no stranger to the game of basketball. In fact, she’s been playing it since the sixth grade.  The 18-year-old girl started her career as a Comanderette when she was in the seventh grade and said she began playing at the varsity level when was a freshman.

    Durham said she got her start through by working hard, practicing, and never giving up.

    “And showing that I want to play,” Durham said.

  • WCHS will lower prices of season passes

    Washington County High School will be briefly changing prices of the season passes for the boys and girls basketball teams.
    The prices will affect the 2014-2015 season and will give everyone some serious savings.

    According to an email sent to The Springfield Sun by Jeff Tingle, athletics director at WCHS, they will be offering the season passes at a discounted rate until Jan. 1.