An inmate cut off a portion of one of his fingers and mailed it to the newspaper to protest conditions at the Madison County jail.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
George Floyd's death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustration that fuels it.
President Donald Trump's threat to use military force nationwide if governors fail to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to quash protesters is based on the Insurrection Act of 1807.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
Meridian’s Todd Tilghman wowed the judges once again as the Top 5 contestants delivered their last performances on the season finale of The Voice Monday night.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
NORMAN, Okla. — Twenty-five years after 168 people were killed and more than 680 people were injured in the deadliest incident of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, conspiracy theories still abound about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
I close my eyes at night knowing extra steps of kindness helped my community after the Oklahoma City bombing. The blast challenged our collective consciousness. Signs of recovery began bit by bit.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday a plan to allow states to begin reopening their economies in a phased approach.
Meridian pastor Todd Tilghman brought the judges to church Monday night, winning The Voice’s Knockout Round with his rendition of “Anymore” by Travis Tritt.
There’s a three-story museum in downtown Wynnewood, Oklahoma, that depicts life in the city of 2,300 people a century ago. Rooms display a general store, post office, funeral parlor and other period artifacts.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.
General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.
A lack of control over one's circumstances and anxiety over uncertainty can lead to irrational behavior, such as buying up all the toilet paper at the local grocery stores, according to experts.
Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November's election.
PELL CITY, Ala. – To counter the disheartening news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, some residents of Pell City are encouraging families to step out together for a bear hunt.
GREENTOWN, Ind. -- With their vows read and rings exchanged, Henry and Emily Riffles sealed their first moments of married life with a kiss Saturday, the wedding party and family looking on from proper social distance.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials connected with the state prison system said Sunday.
GLASGOW, Ky. – Ronnie Ellis, an accomplished Kentucky political reporter, died Monday at a hospital in his hometown, two weeks before his scheduled induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He was 68.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court go too far in its rationale for free speech and press when ruling for the New York Times in a landmark libel case brought by a public official 56 years ago?
All of the country's major athletic conferences are cancelling their conference basketball tournaments due to ongoing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A western New York man who admitted phoning a death threat to Minnesota Congresswoman Ihan Omar has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge.
FRANKFORT – A backdoor addition to a revenue bill that changes the way legal notices for local government audits and bids are brought to the public’s attention has caught Kentucky newspapers off guard.
West Virginia Senators passed a highly debated bill Wednesday requiring local county boards of education offer an elective in public high schools on instruction of the Bible despite feelings the bill may be a violation of the state's constitution.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Human remains in New York could be legally turned into compost as an alternative to burial or cremation under legislation introduced in the state legislature.
On learning Russia had staged a massive disinformation campaign in the 2016 presidential election, schools across the country began adding digital literacy classes to their course offerings.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- It happened again this morning. Just after dawn my youngest daughter was whisked away in a yellow bus to spend the day at one of the most socialist institutions on our city: Lockport High School.
Not one, not two, not three, but four chairs turned for Meridian’s own Todd Tilghman in season 18 of “The Voice” blind auditions premiere Monday night.
Charles Sehe has hand-written notes in a large ring binder documenting his time in World War II from D-Day to Iwo Jima. He calls them “after the action” reports.
Harold “Pie” Keller, a young man from Brooklyn, Iowa, was serving his country, fighting for his life and trying to protect his fellow Marines on the remote Pacific Ocean island of Iwo Jima when he got a message from back home.
Barely eight square miles in size, Iwo Jima was a desolate volcanic island – a seemingly inconsequential speck in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean – that, beginning 75 years ago on Feb. 19, 1945, served as the unlikely ground for one of the most vicious and pivotal battles of World War II.
MANKATO, Minn. — The box has been taped and re-taped, held together after being opened and closed, ripped and repaired and stashed in a dresser drawer in different homes for four decades.
This Week's Circulars
Mr. Robert Evans Warner, II, 84, passed away May 30, 2020 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Carl Ray and Sadie A. Martin Warner. He worked for thirty one years as an agricultural inspector for the State of Florida, serv…
Gene Dempsey Henderson, age 90, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Solaris of Lake City following a lengthy illness. He was born in Jasper, FL living most of his life in Live Oak. He was a master welder and member of the First Advent Christian Church. He was veteran of t…
J.D. Greene, Jr. 76, Live Oak, FL passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of Suwannee County, Vietnam Veteran while serving in the Army, a member of American Legion and was of Baptist Faith. Mr. Greene is survived by his daughter: Shannon Poppell, Live Oak, FL; two so…
- SHS bars graduate from walking in dress uniform
- Man drowns at Little River Springs
- Peaceful ‘Unity Rally’ held in Live Oak
- SCSD officials: student chose not to participate
- SCSO thanks residents for help in solving shooting
- SCSO searching for suspects following Busy Bee theft
- Supreme Court to publicly reprimand Scaff
- Six additional cases confirmed in Hamilton County
- 'It's time to start': Protesters in Dalton seek true equality
- One new case confirmed in Hamilton County