| Jul 17, 2013
Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862.
Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging leafy greens provides numerous opportunities for...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BROOKINGS - Amanda Bachmann and Roger Ellis recently joined SDSU Extension as Field Specialists, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
Bachmann will serve as the SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist and will be based out of the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:59 AM
ABC's Robin Roberts has received the prestigious Peabody Award for sharing her health story in frank and detailed terms.
The citation to her "Robin's Journey" reporting reads: "By allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary.
Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Presho - The South Dakota Grassland Coalition is sponsoring a birdwatching tour at the Bill and Connie Smith farm northeast of Montrose, S.D., on June 14-15.
In addition to birdwatching, the event will include breakout sessions on bird identification,...
| May 12, 2013
Washington County Health Department
Elaine Rose was named the Washington County Health Department’s Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2013.
Rose began working with the health department in 1979 with the Environmental Health...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Moving around has always been a big part of new Loyola basketball coach G.G. Smith's life.
As a child whose father, Tubby, was a rising star in the college basketball coaching ranks, Smith spent time growing up in college towns like Columbia, S.C.,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Caroline Coleman of Boone and Stephen Gibbs of Lake Brantley are among the 24 students across the state selected as members of the FHSAA's Academic All-State team, announced Thursday. Coleman has a 4.0 grade-point average and ranks second in her senior...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:49 PM
The citation to "Homeland" reads that the drama is "a game of cat and mouse, a psychological thriller and a Rorschach test of post-9/11 doubts, fears and suspicions rolled into one."...