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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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Community Calendar – August 16, 2017

ACTIVITIES Thursday, August 17 Farmer’s Market, Around The Courthouse, 7-11 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19 Bikini Bull Riding, Club Exit 41, 7:30 Lori Bahre Benefit Quarter Auction and Spaghetti Dinner, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 3 p.m. Monday, August 21 Farmer’s Market, Around The Courthouse, 4-6:30 p.m.

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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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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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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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