Today's News

  • All-star girls fall to Marion County

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County 11-12 year-old Little League softball all-stars lost 5-2 to Marion County in the District 5 semi-final game on July 8 in Albany.

    Hannah Spalding and Samantha Mudd hit back-to-back doubles giving WC a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but that would be the extent of the damage.

    Marion County pitcher Madison Avritt settled down and allowed Washington County only one other hit throughout the game.

  • Salvation Army Camp reaches local kids

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    Just call him “Rayface.” He is in charge of fun.

    “Rayface,” whose real name is Ray Dalrymple, the disaster service and service extension director for the Salvation Army, tells this to his “Paradise Valley” campers as soon as they meet him.

    Dalrymple, who has worked at the camp for almost 20 years, also tells the kids that he is Santa Claus’s cousin and even helps take care of the reindeer.

  • Haydon-Browell

    The wedding of Anne Thomas Haydon, daughter of Angela and Thomas Haydon of Springfield, and Matthew Browell, son of Cynthia and Bruce Pierce of Nancy, Ky., will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield. The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Clements pleads not guilty to hosting party

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Local school board member Pat Clements appeared for an arraignment in Washington County District Court Monday afternoon, facing charges of violating the county’s social host ordinance. The charges stem from a party held on Clements’ property June 7.

    Clements entered a not guilty plea, and a pre-trial hearing was set for Aug. 11.

  • 7-8-year-old coach-pitch league ends intramural all-star game

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 7-8 year-old coach pitch league officially came to an end with the intramural all-star game on July 10.

    The Red Hounds, a combined team from the Red Legs and the Rock Hounds, faced a mix from the Golden Girls and the Scrappers, aptly named the Golden Scrappers.

    The season ended with an exciting game that featured plenty of hits from both teams. The Red Hounds had several hits up the middle of the field, occasionally sending co-coach Tracy Graves scurrying out of the way.

  • Wright

    Kim Coleman and Jason Wright of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on June 22, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Mya Kamari Wright weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

  • WCHS football boosters club meeting on July 17

    The WCHS football boosters club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the football complex.

  • Football in July?

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With seven seniors and 18 juniors returning this year, the Washington County High School Commanders football team has a lot of youth. That's why they're working hard during the summer to prepare for this fall.

    “We're young,” said Head Coach Mark Perry. “So we've got to get better in a hurry.”

    WCHS opens the season on Aug. 29 at Lincoln County.

  • Lewis-Pinkston

    The wedding of Shirl Lewis to Charles Pinkston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Thompsonville Baptist Church.

    Shirl is the daughter of J.B. and Mary Frances Hensley.

    Charles is the son of Russell Pinkston, and the late Geneva Pinkston.

    The reception will follow in the fellowship hall at the church.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • From left field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Have any of you been glued to the television watching the U.S. Olympic trail coverage? Me neither.

    Well, it's that dreaded time again, when the NBC airwaves are over-saturated with Olympic trial coverage.