Fake Bomb Scare At St. Libory Dollar General

A man on the premises at the St. Libory Dollar General made a bomb threat Monday morning. No bomb was found. The Sheriffs Department arrested the suspect, who has not been identified, pending charges. He is being held at the St. Clair County Jail as the investigation continues.

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Lady Rockets Drop Two Games

Mater Dei and Freeburg handed Okawville losses in the Lady Rockets’ two games last week. Mater Dei 59, Okawville 47 Freeburg 37, Okawville 35 Read full stats and game details in this week’s issue. It is a busy time of year for the Lady Rockets, who hosted Greenville Monday and traveled to Gibault Tuesday before…

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Rockets Split With Roxana, Nashville

Roxana 41, Okawville 49 Last Tuesday night the Okawville Rockets traveled to play a good Roxana Shells team. This was the boys’ first contest of the new year and first game off of the break. The Shells were able to get within a possession but the Rockets made just enough plays down the stretch to hold…

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House Construction Slows In Rural Areas Of County

Only nine building permits were issued for new house construction in Washington County in 2019, according to records of the Zoning Office. That is less than half the 19 permits issued in 2018. The next lowest number was 13 permits in 2013. People building new houses apparently prefer rural areas than towns. While the 9…

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Nashville Man Killed in Traffic Crash Last Tuesday

A Nashville man was killed in a traffic crash last Tuesday night on State Route 127 just north of New Minden. James K. Lamar, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:37 p.m. by Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Fletcher. According to the report from the Washington County Coroner’s Office, Lamar had just left work…

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Car Stolen from Okawville Recovered in Missouri

Okawville Chief of Police Steve Millikin announced that the second vehicle stolen last August was recovered in Wentzville, Mo., earlier this month. A car reported stolen from West Walnut Street in Okawville on August 21 was recovered after a traffic stop in Wentzville on January 5. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody…

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Cynthia J. Greten

Cynthia June Greten passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Barnes/Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO due to complications of major heart surgery. Cynthia was born in Pinckneyville, IL on December 27, 1957. She graduated Pinckneyville Community High School and became a registered nurse through Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. Cynthia was married to…

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James K. Lamar

Mr. James Lamar of rural Nashville, IL departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:30 P.M. due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He had attained the age of 55 years, 10 months and 4 days. James was born in Columbia, MO on March 3, 1964 the son of Lawrence and Maryann…

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*UPDATED* Deputy-Involved Shooting of Dogs Leads to Investigation

*UPDATE: The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. Stay tuned for more updates. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is bringing in another law enforcement agency to investigate a deputy-involved shooting of two dogs in a rural area near Richview and Irvington. A Facebook post by the dogs’ owner implicating a…

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