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What started as a goodbye gift for a parting animal love resulted in several local pets finding a home. The Washington County Animal Control reported that 30 dogs and two cats were adopted in April. Dana Antoine and her husband Nic donated the funds to cover the adoptions fees, which totaled $900, according to anContinue reading “Washington County finds homes for 32 local pets in April”
Poplooza music concert will bring a fun and festive event to the Nashville Community High School this weekend. The carnival is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the back parking lot and pavilion, and is sponsored by Tri-M. There will be face painting, arcade games, carnival games and bounce houses. Live musicContinue reading “Tri-M to host Popalooza event at NCHS”
Washington County Hospital (WCH) will be hosting a blood rive on Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference rooms. Those who are interested in securing a time can visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter WaCoHospital to schedule an appointment.
Editor’s note: Where I Came From is a new feature column highlighting specific small town success stories. For some, growing up in a smaller community helped shape them who they are. For others, it was the catalyst that helped them seek bigger and better things. This column will function as a space to tell thoseContinue reading “Where I Came From: Rosemary Evans-Marcrum”
Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said Friday that his office has made positive identification of a body found in a vehicle fire in Radom earlier this week. Styninger said in a Facebook post that through dental records, the body was found Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle near St. Michael’s Cemetery was to be Genevieve Barciszewski,Continue reading “Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire”
Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire reported Tuesday afternoon near St. Michael’s Cemetery in Radom that resulted in the death of one individual. Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the identity of the person discovered at the scene has yet to be determined. The incident was reported toContinue reading “Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday”
In anticipation of severe storm weather Wednesday afternoon, Nashville District 49 has announced that it will be dismissing school at 1:30 p.m. District 49 Superintendent Mike Brink said in a parent letter said buses will start loading at that time and children will be available for pickup at 1:45 p.m. Brink said there has beenContinue reading “Nashville District 49 to dismiss early Wednesday”
After a week of cold rain and snow, the sun was out in full force, just in time for the popular spring event. The Oakdale Easter Eggstravaganza featured a lot of the same seasonal festivities of festivals past, only this time in a new location — the Oakdale Village Park. There were hundreds in attendance,Continue reading “Gallery: Oakdale Easter Eggstravaganza”
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