Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
BYROMVILLE, Georgia — When Sylvester Bembry inherited the family farm in Hawkinsville from his parents, he inherited the debt that came with it. Debt that he doesn’t want to pass on to the next generation.
NORMAN, Okla. – The announcer of an online sports network acknowledged Friday he used a cruel racial slur to disparage the Norman High School girls’ basketball team for kneeling during the national anthem of a livestreamed game.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
DALTON — A Whitfield County Sheriff's Office deputy threatened to arrest a television news crew after a reporter tried to ask embattled U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a question at a forum she hosted in Dalton Wednesday night.
A Democratic U.S. representative plans to introduce a resolution to expel Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress due to "repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism and political violence."
The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
Untangling wires, replacing bulbs and breaking out ladders to hang Christmas lights every year can be quite the job for homeowners. But when the result is a brightly-lit house adorned with festive decorations, onlookers can rarely resist the lure of holiday spirit.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma plans to randomly test 1,000 persons statewide to estimate what percentage of residents may have had COVID-19 and are now immune to the disease.
This Week's Circulars
Elaine Wright Oliver, 72, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Scenic Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Oliver was born in Milledgeville, Georgia on March 21, 1949, to William Daniel Wright and Elaine Jacqueline Gross Wri…
Virginia Martin Brabham Hardee, 99, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Baldwin Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ralph Story officiating. Ms. Hardee was born in Enterprise, Ala. on Feb. 9, 1922, to Virgil Martin and Leila Estelle K…
Carolyn Eugenia Hardie McNeal of Milledgeville and formerly of Gordon, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the Chaplinwood Health and Rehabilitation Center where she had lived for the past eight years. Born in Wilkinson County on Oct. 8, 1936, Ms. McNeal was the middle of five daughte…
Lloyd was from Hampton, Va. and moved to Milledgeville, Ga. in 1990. He was a wonderful man with many stories that loved playing golf. He passed away on May 3, 2021, at the age of 90. He leaves behind a son, Jeffrey S. Whipple, and a daughter, Robin Elizabeth. Services will be private.
William Ross "Bill" Stillwell, Jr., 91, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021. Funeral services for Mr. William R. "Bill" Stillwell will be conducted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville, with the Rev. Mac Enfinger officiating. Mr. …
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