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  • FBI interviews Georgia man in effort to solve 1946 lynching

    ATLANTA It never should have been a mystery, let alone one that's lingered nearly 69 years. This week, reports that the FBI interviewed an elderly Georgia man linked to the shootings of two black couples at Moore's Ford Bridge on the Walton/Oconee county...
  • Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes

    Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes
    When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in December 1955, she would go down in history as the symbolic "mother" of the civil rights movement. Parks was also a beloved mother figure to her large extended...
  • African-American woman hopes to break down racial barrier in funeral home business

    It happened about a week after Tiffany A. Smith took over a funeral home that has been a fixture of downtown Overland, Mo. for 80 years. An elderly white man, with the help of a walker, came in to the lobby demanding to talk with the person in charge....
  • Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'

    "...the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961) It isn't often that a member of the media reveals the philosophy behind his political ideology, but last...
  • Famed UNLV coach gets tribute only Las Vegas could swing

    The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. The major Las Vegas Strip casino-hotels plus a few off-Strip...
  • Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee

    Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee
    A Mascotte utility department employee became the sixth person to sue her employer last week after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled there is "reasonable cause" to believe managers harassed her because she is black. Alana Wilson, who...
  • Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield District 2 seat

    Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield  District 2 seat
    DEERFIELD BEACH —Vice Mayor Ben Preston and activist Gloria Battle are competing for a second time for a commission seat in District 2. Preston defeated Battle in a 2011 special election for the seat that represents areas west of Dixie Highway,...
  • Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office

    Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office
    The Academy Awards are next week, and two of the eight best picture nominees still hold spotsĀ inĀ the top 10 at the box office: "American Sniper" and "The Imitation Game." "The Grand Budapest Hotel" made its debut in March, far earlier than the limited...
  • One-man play set for Beverly Arts Center

    One-man play set for Beverly Arts Center
    A poignant, one-man comedy/drama about coming of age from the projects is set to be staged at the Beverly Arts Center's Baffes Theatre in Chicago, according to a release from the center. Chicago-born actor and playwright James T. Alfred will perform his...
  • Collectors shows off their historic political swag

    Collectors shows off their historic political swag
    Some people collect stamps while others gather baseball cards — but a few have amassed memorabilia from political campaigns dating back to the early days of the 20th century. Collectors of political memorabilia had a show, sold some of their wares...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 10

    Events, screenings, tests and support groups around the county. EVENTS EXTENDED HOURS: Enroll Lake County! is offering extended hours on the final weekend of the enrollment period before the Feb. 15 deadline. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are...