http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Campbell living a life in show business http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/campbell-living-life-show-business <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/campbell.jpeg" alt="Charlotte Campbell, center, makes a living as a professional actress. " title="Charlotte Campbell, center, makes a living as a professional actress. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Nick Schrager</p> <p> editor@thespringfieldsun.com</p> <p> Charlotte Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Washington County High School, has been living a dream &ndash; one that has taken her to New York City and beyond.</p> <p> Charlotte, the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell, has made a living in show business, and is currently in Colorado co-costuming &ldquo;Ragtime&rdquo; and playing Evelyn Nesbit in the show, a showgirl and pop culture figure in 1906.</p> Learning valuable lessons http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/learning-valuable-lessons <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_17.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> How well do you know the constitution? I mean, really know it. Enough to sit in front of a panel of judges and explain how the values and principals embodied within it have shaped American institutions and practices throughout history?</p> <p> If you&rsquo;re in need of a lifeline, your best bet may be Amy Thompson&rsquo;s AP government class at Washington County High School.</p> Board abolishes job description amid deficit http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/board-abolishes-job-description-amid-deficit <p> The Washington County Board of Education axed one job description, leaving its duties to be absorbed by others.<br /> The board voted unanimously to abolish the college and career ready position in the wake of a $400,000 budget deficit.<br /> &ldquo;We have to live within that,&rdquo; Superintendent Robin Cochran said. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have three people saying they&rsquo;re interested in a tax increase, either&hellip;&rdquo;<br /> Cochran said many districts have that position, and it&rsquo;s needed, but the board needs to reduce expenditures.<br /> McMillin wins Above and Beyond award http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/mcmillin-wins-above-and-beyond-award <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0116edit.jpg" alt="Stephanie McMillin, left, accepts her award from Pat Rose. " title="Stephanie McMillin, left, accepts her award from Pat Rose. " align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> When it comes to awards from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, there&rsquo;s one that&rsquo;s given out only so often, and that&rsquo;s the Above and Beyond award.</p> <p> &ldquo;This individual worked tirelessly planning and organizing, and was right in the trenches with us even though she wasn&rsquo;t part of the chamber,&rdquo; said Pat Rose, who presented the award. &ldquo;If it came to advertising, desktop publishing, working the event, sponsoring the event &ndash; words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.&rdquo;</p> Tingle pleads guilty in pursuit case http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/tingle-pleads-guilty-pursuit-case <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tinglevideoclip.jpg" alt="Washington County Magistrate Terry Tingle was arrested Dec. 16, 2017, on charges of reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. He has since entered a guilty plea to amended charges." title="Washington County Magistrate Terry Tingle was arrested Dec. 16, 2017, on charges of reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. He has since entered a guilty plea to amended charges." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Washington County Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges last week.</p> <p> Tingle, who was arrested on Dec. 16, 2017, for reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest, pleaded guilty to amended charges.</p> Yard sale spreads proceeds across the globe http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/yard-sale-spreads-proceeds-across-globe <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc5003.jpg" alt="There were many toys available for sale. " title="There were many toys available for sale. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> How far can a dollar go? Purchases during River of Life Church&rsquo;s yard sale this past weekend are spreading dollars across the globe.</p> <p> The biannual yard sale is put on in order to raise money for the church&rsquo;s mission fund. From there, it will be distributed to various projects and mission trips that the church organizes to aid areas in need.</p> Begley selected for Gatton Academy http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/begley-selected-gatton-academy <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0192_0.jpg" alt="Belle Begley" title="Belle Begley" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A Washington County High School sophomore has been selected to attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.</p> <p> Belle Begley, the daughter of Ken and Cindy Begley, is one of the 99 Kentucky sophomores in the class of 2020 selected for the prestigious program.</p> First SRO hired by district http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/first-sro-hired-district <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6878edit.jpg" alt="Curt Bowen is sworn in by Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield." title="Curt Bowen is sworn in by Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> Washington County Schools</p> <p> Curt Bowen has been hired by the Washington County School District and the city of Springfield to be the district&rsquo;s first school resource officer, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran.</p>