America is supposed to be the beaming light of the world and, in many cases, we are, but during election time, we take a step back. The name-calling, the lying, and racism hit a peak in America during election time, and any time one minority group speaks up about equality.
ATLANTA — As higher education institutions rushed to return to in-person instruction, historically Black colleges and universities have been left to mitigate COVID-19 spread on campus with fewer resources.
ATLANTA — Dawn Wooten described the conditions she witnessed as a nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in South Georgia as "inhumane."
WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
In marking the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation that give a task force formed to examine adverse health data related to workers who took part in rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center another five years to continue their work.
The Missouri attorney general's office has received its first DNA "hits" through the testing of previously untested rape kits, part of an ongoing initiative to clear the state's backlog.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Although they were recently confronted by a vocal detractor, protesters in this Northeastern Oklahoma community say harassment from detractors won’t stop them from fighting for equality and change.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. – About 150 guests, some wearing protective masks, sat in tan plastic chairs that were staggered a socially distanced 6 feet apart during the Flight 93 National Memorial “Moment of Remembrance” on Friday.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The 40 passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93 “are an everlasting reminder that, no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back,” President Donald Trump said Friday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The picture was real. So was the scuttled boat it depicted. But the "Trump 2020" flag that helped a two-month-old image go viral during the past week wasn't.
ATLANTA — Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced his office is investigating possible cases of double-voting in the June primary and August runoff.
MERIDIAN, Miss. – When she took the stage at the Mississippi State University-Riley Center Thursday evening, Zakiya Hooker-Bell performed a few of her father’s songs.
ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A surge of COVID-19 cases blamed on college parties has forced the closure of the state university campus here, with education leaders shifting fall classes online and sending students home for the semester.
LAKE CRYSTAL — In 2013, Salim Kaderbhai was preparing to give his very first sermon as pastor for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in rural Blue Earth County. It was his first assignment fresh out of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, and he was nervous.
ATLANTA — Voters in Georgia now have more time to return absentee ballots after a federal judge ruled Monday ballots must be counted if postmarked by Election Day and delivered up to three days after.
In August, President Donald Trump again pledged to intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and set the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) back on course. Farmers and biofuel producers eagerly await action and results to follow these promises.
The isolation that goes with social distancing measures has been particularly difficult for those living in recovery from substance abuse.
TRAVERSE CITY — Chasten Buttigieg remembers when Traverse City officials faced severe backlash for a rainbow “We are Traverse City” sticker that was created to promote TC as an inclusive place for LGBTQ people.
MERIDIAN, Miss. – In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore through South Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, leaving a wake of destruction and uprooting the lives of millions of people.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
ATHENS, Ala. – An Alabama research facility is enrolling patients for a COVID-19 vaccine drug study being conducted in Athens and at its sister facility in Huntsville.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. – When Philadelphia native Marty Stuart was in ninth grade, as the story goes, his history teacher caught him reading a copy of “Country Song Roundup.” She advised the young lad to get his mind off “that garbage.” He replied, “I’d rather make history than learn about it.”
TRAVERSE CITY — It was 1896 and National Geographic had been publishing its iconic magazine for eight years without the image of a woman — any woman, anywhere in the world — appearing in its pages.
HULBERT, Oklahoma – After an inauspicious beginning to life, a beaver has found a new home at Sequoyah State Park's Three Forks Nature Center.
The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II is coming up on Sept. 2, and many who fought in this global conflict have since passed on. But the stories of these veterans who saved the world have been shared ever since, and will continue to be passed on for many years to come.
WESTVILLE – It’s like a Norman Rockwell cover picture from a 1960s Life Magazine, with three children manning a lemonade stand while talking to a neighbor. But it’s in Westville, Oklahoma, today, in 2020.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A Northeast Oklahoma business's cutout board used by guests for taking photos has been criticized by community members who say the feature is an example of cultural appropriation, and resort owners have decided to remove it.
SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — A northern Michigan elected official faces calls for his resignation and broad condemnation after he used a racial slur while talking to other board members during the preamble to a public meeting.
HAVERHILL, Mass. — An iconic statue of a 17th century settler who fought off her Native American captors could be relocated as city leaders face pressure amid a national debate about racism.
ATLANTA — One Georgia summer camp adhered to all the requirements in Georgia’s protocol for reopening, but still hundreds were infected with COVID-19.
This Week's Circulars
Joseph "Bob" McAtee, 89, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Emerald Place. Bob was born June 26, 1931, in Washington, to Gertrude Agnes (Smith) and Hugo Joseph McAtee. He graduated from Washington Catholic High School. He retired from Daviess/Martin County REMC. Bob was a…
MARGIE BATEMAN — The funeral for Margie Bateman was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, with Rev. Chad Searls officiating. Burial was in Wheatland Cemetery.
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- Two arrested in drug investigation
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