South Central Transit Ridership Numbers Up

South Central Transit has experienced exciting times since 2006! Ridership has increased by 178% – this equates to more rides to and from work, school, medical appointments, shopping and social activities. In 2006, average trips provided per month were 17,700; today SCT provides an average of 49,500 trips per month! In 2006 the majority of

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Community Calendar – August 9, 2017

ACTIVITIES Thursday, August 10 Farmer’s Market, Around The Courthouse, 7-11 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 11 Free Swim Kids 12 and under, Nashville Memorial Park Pool, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Patient Appreciation Day, Advanced Vision Care, 2 p.m-6 p.m. Saturday, August 12 St. Michael’s Picnic, St. Michael Church

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Column: Fury Road?

Dear Readers: It’s definitely out of our regular coverage area, but I can’t help but wonder (and I know that a lot of people in our readership are wondering too), what exactly is going on with all the crashes on the Interstates this summer? I don’t have a log of all the emails I’ve received

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Eclipse 2017 Eye Safety

By Michael Wilson, O.D. Advanced Vision Care On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. In some parts of the country there will be a zone of totality spanning from Oregon to South Carolina. This

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Faith Perspectives – August 9, 2017

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville American society today has become about as polarized as it was during the Civil War. People seem to be at one end of the spectrum or the other where morals and values are concerned. There’s no spirit of cooperation anymore and compromise is now defined as

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Free WIOA Program Offered Through Mers Goodwill

What is the WIOA program? It stands for Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act. In Washington county funds are available to assist youth from 17 to 24 years of age who have dropped out or graduated from high school, pregnant or parenting, unemployed or under- employed, who had an IEP in high school, or are low income

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Letter: The Key To A Beautiful Garden

Our homeland is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives. There’s not a pair of legs so thin, there’s not a head so thick,

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New Year – NCHS Superintendent’s Notes– August 9, 2017

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org The 2017-18 school year is set to blast off this Friday with our first teacher’s institute of the school year. As I get older, it seems time flies by. The summer has always seemed to go quickly as we close out one school year then begin the

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Washington County Sheriff’s Report – August 9, 2017

August 7 A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to Okawville, IL to assist Okawville Police Department on a traffic stop. August 6 A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy reported a traffic sign that had been knocked down at the intersection of ST RT 160 and ST Rt 15. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a

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Nashville Police Report – August 9, 2017

July 31 The Nashville Police Dexapartment responded to N. Kaskaskia St. at E. Elm St. for recovered property. Officers responded to the 17500 block of Mockingbird Rd to remove a subject from the property. Police responded to Citgo for found property. Officers responded to St. Rt. 15, a half mile east of Nashville for a

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