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SIJHSAA Softball Quarter Finals

The Nashville Middle School Junior Hornettes defeated the Okawville Junior Lady Rockets 5-1 in the SIJHSAA State Quarter Finals. Ally Jones was the winning pitcher with 14 strikeouts. Emma Williamson and Reese Renth each had two hits for Nashville.

Aug. 10 Storm Damage

Photos shared to the Nashville News and Washington Countly IL EMA Facebook pages after a severe storm ripped through the county on Aug. 10, 2020.

Nashville Hometown Christmas

The second annual Nashville Hometown Christmas featured a day of holiday activities beginning with an Ugly Sweater 5K and ending with a tree lighting service and a visit from Santa Claus. The downtown area also included craft and food vendors, children's activities and many other fun-filled festivities.

'Second to None'

The NCHS Hornets football team placed second at state. Here are some photos from this year's historic season.

Tooth Wizard At AGS

Ashley Grade School students in kindergarten through fourth grade were visited by the Tooth Wizard on Thursday, November 14, to learn about the proper ways to take care of their teeth. Sponsored by Delta Dental, the  Land of Smiles program took place in the school gymnasium, where the Tooth Wizard talked about the importance of choosing healthy foods and drinks, visiting the dentist and brushing multiple  times a day. The program also included drop-ins from enemy PlaqueMan (pictured in first photo above), who discouraged healthy oral habit


The NCHS musical "Tarzan" opens November 8 and continues on November 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Here are some photos from tech week.

Halloween Parade

The Nashville Lions Club, The Nashville Community Center and the Nashville Ecumenical Youth Steering Committee held its annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging on Sunday, October 27. Superheroes, Disney characters, witches, ghosts and others were all in attendance.

Nashville Primary School Costume Parade

The Nashville Primary School held its annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 25, in the school gymnasium. Students walked along the perimeters for the parade dressed in their costumes.

Washington County Championship Barbecue

Washington County Championship Barbecue Cookoff was held on Sunday, October 20, in the Hoyleton Village Park.

SIJHSAA State Baseball Tournament 2019

The Junior Hornets won second place in the Class M state finals in Pinckneyville, losing 3-2 over Millstadt in extra innings, and the Raiders took home third in Class S honors in Coulterville, topping the Crab Orchard Trojans 6-1. Congrats to both teams on a successful season! 

Homecoming Week 2019

Homecoming week was held from Oct. 7 to 11. Welcome to the Jungle was the theme, and the game was Friday against Pinckneyville. It was a chilly day for the game and parade but students, spectators and sports fans came out in droves to support the Hornets to victory, 47-7.

2019 Nashville Fall Festival

An assortment of photos from the 39th annual Nashville Fall Festival, which was held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28

2019 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade

It was a hot one for the 2019 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade, as superheroes, villains, marching bands, floats and tractors strolled along the main streets of this village. It was the 71st annual festival this year.

4-H STEM Club

A 4-H STEM Club Camp was held on July 29 to August 2 at Ashley Public Library. On the fourth day, campers created battery-powered junk robots with perpetual motion that would scribble colorful designs on paper.

Free Swim

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce sponsored a free swim event at the Memorial Park Pool on July 19.

2019 Washington County Fair

The 76th annual Washington County Fair was held July 9-13 at the fairgrounds in Nashville. The fair included several grandstand events, carnival activities, livestock auction and much more.

Miss Washington County Fair 2019

The return of the Miss Washington County Fair after a 33-year hiatus. Jaylyn Bower of Nashville was crowned fair queen.

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