Today's News

  • Taking a look at the tobacco situation

    This is Dr. Will Snell’s take on the tobacco situation:  

  • Now is the time to reseed your lawn

    It has finally arrived!  Time to start preparing to sow grass seed again. Generally September is the best time, however, with the drought last fall, that was almost impossible, but that won’t be our limiting factor now! 

  • Get outdoors during warm weather

  • Fuller Center taking applications for home ownership

    The Springfield Fuller Center for Housing is looking for families interested in owning a home.

    The home was donated to the center in 2009 by St. Catharine College. The Fuller Center moved the home from there to 703 Claybrooke Ave.
    Cathy Carrico, secretary of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing, said applications to be considered for the home can be picked up at Cornerstone Christian Church or at Community Action.

  • Animal neglect a concern for county officials

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley thinks animal neglect cases, especially in horses, are on the rise.
    Bartley spoke before the fiscal court on Jan.  31 during a special-called meeting.
    Bartley said he contacted  the Marion County Animal Shelter about what could be done about neglected large animals. Since Washington County has no animal shelter, it has a contract with Marion County’s shelter to pick up stray dogs.

  • Fighting the meth battle

    A popular over-the-counter medicine could become prescription only if some lawmakers have their way.

    A bill that passed through the house and senate judiciary committees on Thursday could effect local residents and the medicine they buy.
    Psuedoephedrine, a chemical found in cold medicines, is also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.
    The bill is of interest to organizations and legislators in the area.

  • Patriot men down Bears; women lose

    In Mid-South Conference basketball Saturday afternoon at St. Catharine College, the visiting Rio Grande Bears earned a split of the two games.

    Rio Grande topped the Patriot women in the first game 77-62, but the St. Catharine men won over the Rio Grande men 72-67.

  • Patriots split conference doubleheader

    In Mid-South Conference basketball action Thursday night at St. Catharine College, the Patriots were able to gain a split against the visiting West Virginia Tech Bears. 

    In the women’s game, Lena Bramblett’s team downed the Bears 74-64. In the men’s contest, the Patriots of J.T. Burton fell 100-92 in overtime.    

  • SCC baseball wins one of three

    It took a 10-hour bus ride and an extra day added to the trip, but the St. Catharine College baseball team was able to get in all four games of the opening series of the season.

     Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats traveled to Alabama to play the University of Mobile last weekend and returned with one win in the two doubleheaders. After getting rained out on Friday, St. Catharine dropped a twin bill, 4-2 and 7-1, on Saturday. On Sunday they won the opener 5-4 but lost the second game 5-3.

  • Patriots baseball look to leadership in upcoming campaign

    The age old axiom in baseball is that a team must be strong up the middle to be successful. For Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine College Patriots, that wisdom should translate into victories for the 2011 squad.

    The Patriots, who began the season Friday in Alabama against the University of Mobile, will have three senior catchers, a senior shortstop and two junior transfers at second base and center field.