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NOTS Donates To Nashville Police Department

Shown presenting the check , FROM LEFT, Tim Kirchner, Chief Brian Fletcher, and Andy Kirchner. NOT PICTURED, David Kirchner. Recently, the Kirchner Family of companies presented a check for $10,000 to the Nashville Police Department. In presenting this check, Andy Kirchner stated “Our family of companies is pleased to present this check to the Nashville

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It Happened Here – August 16, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to build a new jail in Nashville and accepted the bid of Arthur Hess of St. Louis, MO, for $14,414 for its construction. Fred Aubel of Cordes held a moonlight auction to dispose of his inventory and retired from business after 28

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Summer’s Last Splash

Owen Dunn, 12, takes to the air from the diving board at the Nashville Memorial Park Pool, while his brother, Lucas Dunn, 9, waits for his turn. Area kids got into the pool for free on Friday, August 11, when the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a kids free swim

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August 21 Eclipse Update

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund The Nashville News has received

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John Wall Brings History Of Nashville Dragway To The Page

John Wall holds a copy of his book, “Nashville Illinois Dragway”, a compendium of facts, flyers and photos from the Nashville Dragway, the world’s first 1/8 mile NHRA sanctioned dragway, which opened in 1963.   By Alex Haglund Today, it’s just a few patches of broken concrete broken up by overgrown grass and weeds. A

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Zoning Department Head Tells County Board Home Construction Is On Upswing

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board held their regular meeting for August on Tuesday, August 8, meeting at an earlier time than normal, 4:15 p.m., after they took a tour that began at 3 p.m. of several county buildings including the Sheriff’s Department and the Courthouse basement vaults. The board heard from Zoning Coordinator

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Optometrist Sends Letter To School Officials Urging Eclipse Caution

Dear School Administrators: I know many of you, but for those I may not have met, my name is Dr. Joshua Wilson. I am the owner of Advanced Vision Care in Nashville and Belleville. As you can imagine, with the solar eclipse getting near, I have been getting numerous questions regarding the viewing of this

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This Week’s Pet For Adoption – August 9, 2017

Raufoss (ROOF-us). This week’s pet of the week is this neutered male American Bulldog mix. He is a really nice dog and is about three-years-old. “He’s just a big baby, and he loves to play,” said dolly with the Washington County Partners for Pets. She adds that he is good around cats too, a change

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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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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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