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Mental health provider to open new sites in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 08:36 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mental health provider plans to open multiple new facilities. Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex will open five new psychosocial rehabilitation facilities throughout its nine-county region, WJTV reported. The first of the...

Most seniors in Sun City Center are vaccinated — and tired

Jan. 17, 2022 03:11 AM EST

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Rediger, 74, is sweeping the court ahead of this afternoon’s shuffleboard tournament. It’s still early in Sun City Center, a census-designated place in Hillsborough County where more than 70% of the population is over the age of 65. ...

No. 19 Texas Tech taking down top 10s with senior transfers

Jan. 12, 2022 17:26 PM EST

Adonis Arms, Kevin Obanor, Bryson Williams and Davion Warren are all seniors who played for smaller programs last season. Together at Texas Tech, with first-year head coach Mark Adams and a handful of returners, they have helped the 19th-ranked Red Raiders take down consecutive top...

Drug charge filed after seniors consume marijuana brownies

Jan. 12, 2022 10:39 AM EST

TABOR, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is facing a felony drug charge after his mother unknowingly served his marijuana-laced brownies to a group of seniors at a local community center, according to officials. The 46-year-old man is charged with possession of a controlled drug or...

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Jan. 11, 2022 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn't have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers...

Idaho lawmakers try to forecast state's economic future

Jan. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on an economic forecasting committee working on recommendations the entire Legislature can use to set the state’s budget struggled Thursday with factoring in how billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money will influence the state’s financial picture...

Tennessee gets first shipment of oral antiviral COVID drugs

Dec. 30, 2021 13:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has received its first shipments of oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for two oral COVID-19 treatments:...

In Greece, taxis help with race to deliver booster shots

Dec. 22, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Long before the pandemic and mobile apps, Greeks took pride in their delivery culture, the ease with which hot meals, repaired items, coffees and cold beers could appear in minutes by motorbike or carried on a hanging tray. This Christmas season, a life-saving...

Fort Valley State receives largest gift in its history

Dec. 19, 2021 12:52 PM EST

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $2.5 million to Fort Valley State University — the largest single gift in the school's history, the historically Black university said. The donation will support the Finish Line initiative, a scholarship program that helps...

State extends nutrition program for low-income seniors

Dec. 05, 2021 09:21 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state of Rhode Island is extending a nutrition program to provide about 2,500 boxes of local seasonal produce to low-income seniors. The state Department of Environmental Management said it was working with the state Office of Healthy Aging...