Today's News

  • Cold temperatures increase potential for spread of lice on livestock

    Infestations of biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during the period of greatest winter stress. Crowding or bunching provides many chances for lice to move from animal to animal. Reduced light intensity appears to play a significant role in louse numbers on animals but nutrition, general health, immune system response, and weather also are important factors.

  • 4-Hers learn valuable skills through speech program

    Public speaking is often one of people’s biggest fears. 4-H gives youth a chance to conquer this fear at a young age by giving them public speaking experience through the speech program. By the end of the program, some of the shyest youth can feel the accomplishment of conquering this fear.

  • Apply for Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship

    Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their senior year in high school (within the last five years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship.  The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States.  Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.

  • BIRTH: Pray: It's a girl!

    Jeff and Jennifer Pray of Newnan, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter at 7:16 p.m. Dec. 6, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville, Ga.
    Avery Claire Pray weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by sisters, Riley Christine, age 4 and Ella Grace, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Kerry & Arlene Hale of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Anne Pray of Tampa, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Bertna Coulter, and the late H.T. Coulter, and the late Leroy and Christine Hale.

  • BIRTH: Clements: It's a boy!

    Catherine and Joe Clements of Lexington announce the birth of their son on Dec. 2, 2010, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Matthew Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Patrick, age 3 and sister, Elizabeth, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Bear and Sally Keene of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe David and Frankie Clements of Springfield.

  • BIRTH: Jones: It's a girl!

    Jonathan and Mariana Jones of Davenport, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, Fla.
    Juliette weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Roberto Fraile of Winter Haven, Fla.
    Paternal grandparents are Shannon and Mike Epperson of Louisville, and the late David C. Jones.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Morris and Pauline Sweazy of Springfield.

  • Community to celebrate life, legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tonight


    The annual Washington County celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s greatest leaders for peace and justice, will take place at the River of Life Community Church from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. The guest preacher will be Rev. Chester A. Palmer, pastor of Lexington’s Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. All are invited and welcome to attend.

  • Growing in all directions


    When Mike Doig became the athletics director at St. Catharine in 2008, one might say the entire program was still in its infancy.

  • Lady Pats win two of three

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team continued its near .500 play last week with two wins in three games, all at home.

    The 2-1 week gave Lena Bramblett’s squad an 8-10 overall mark. With a split of the two conference games last week the Patriots stand 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference, which puts them in fifth place in the 10-team league.

  • Patriots take over first place in the Mid-South

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    In less than three years as a member of the NAIA, J.T. Burton’s St. Catharine College Patriots have garnered national attention.

    That exposure has increased even more this year with wins over some nationally ranked NAIA opponents and an exhibition victory over Bellarmine University, who at the time was ranked first in NCAA D-II.