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Today's News

  • WCHS gets new home turf

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    On the surface, it may look like every other football field you've ever seen. But below the surface, there have been some improvements done to Washington County High School's football field during the summer.

    During this past summer, Bennett R. Lewis Field underwent more than $13,000 worth of improvements.

  • Clements' jury trial set for Sept. 9

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Washington County School Board member Pat Clements was back in court Monday for a pretrial hearing in the case charging him with violating the county’s social host ordinance.

    Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson said Clements is scheduled to return to court for another pretrial hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, and a jury trial is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

  • Anderson: It's a boy!

    Cynda and Erick J. Anderson of Canton, Ga. announce the birth of their son at 11:38 p.m. on July 20, 2008 at Good Samaritan Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga.

    Corbin Cyrick Anderson weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches in length.

  • Russell-Yates to wed Aug. 29

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe David Russell of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Rose Russell to Jeffery Howard Yates, son of Robin Yates, and the late Jeff Yates.

    The wedding will be held Aug. 29, 2008 at Chapel Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    A reception will follow at Calhoun’s.

  • Thomas-Mudd to wed Aug. 22

    Bobby and Debbi Rakes of Lebanon and Terry and Michelle Wooley of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Donna Wooley Thomas to Jason Bradley Mudd, son of Mike and Betty Lou Mudd of Springfield.

    The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 22, 2008 at the Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Bartley: It's a girl!

    Stacy and Timmy Bartley of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on July 22, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Addilynn Grace weighed 6 pounds, 6.75 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

  • Commanders scrimmage, prepare for Madison Southern

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2008 Washington County High School Commanders football team held its annual Blue/Gold scrimmage game this past Friday. The players looked good on both sides of the ball during the intra-squad scrimmage. But that was against their own teammates, not against a rival school looking to do some damage. The Commanders are young and the schedule is tough, and the first five weeks of the season will be a trial by fire.

  • O'Connor leaves SCC for Western Carolina

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine College head basketball coach Wade O'Connor is leaving to take the position of assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. O’Connor accumulated a 94-29 record in four seasons as Patriots head coach.

  • From Left Field: The cardboard jungle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As I was recently unpacking after moving into my new house in Springfield, I ran across a baseball card binder full of my Cincinnati Reds team sets. I’ve collected Reds cards since 1973 and have witnessed a big change in the trading card industry over the past 35 years.

  • Burton new Patriots head coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    J.T. Burton, a Washington County native and former head girls' basketball coach at Washington County High School, was named head coach of the St. Catharine College Patriots mens' basketball team on Aug. 11. Burton replaces Wade O’Connor, who recently left to become top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina University. See related story on O'Connor in the Sports section.