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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 21 The Post and Courier on flood mitigation bills: It’s only been within the past five or so years that Charleston and other coastal communities have come to recognize the existential threat posed by rising sea waters, and now our biggest...

Macon court clerk accused of stealing taxpayer money

Sep. 23, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The court clerk of a small eastern Mississippi town stole thousands of dollars in fines and fees paid to the court by taxpayers, the state auditor’s office announced Wednesday. Macon clerk Yolanda Atkins has been arrested on embezzlement charges, State Auditor Shad White said....

County eyes security cameras at park surrounding spring

Sep. 20, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A southwest Georgia county is considering using security cameras to monitor attendance and activity at a park surrounding a giant spring. Dougherty County Public Works Director Larry Cook tells WALB-TV that the cameras at Radium Springs Garden would cost $29,000 in local sales tax money....

School cancels DeVos visit, says a staffer tested positive

Sep. 18, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Bedford public school canceled a scheduled visit Friday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesperson for the New Hampshire Department of Education said. “They had informed us this morning that they had a positive...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Lee on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, would not say whether he would be vaccinated against COVID-19 when a vaccine becomes available. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Lee chides Nashville's virus relief spending, restrictions

Sep. 17, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday criticized Nashville's use of coronavirus relief funds as the city seeks additional financial help in its response to the pandemic. Lee chided Nashville Mayor John Cooper for not prioritizing small businesses and urged the city to focus remaining...

The Husker Hounds sports apparel store in Omaha, Neb., shows on television screens Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, a Big Ten virtual news conference to discuss the reopening of the football season. President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

With Big Ten reversal, Trump aims to score in battlegrounds

Sep. 17, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I'm the one who got football back.” But...

Audit: Clerk in town of 500 misappropriated $300,000

Sep. 16, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The former clerk of a tiny town in remote northeast Missouri spent more than $300,000 in taxpayer money on concerts, vacations and other personal needs, State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Wednesday. Tracey Ray, the former clerk of Center, Missouri, has not been criminally charged with...

Appeals court hears arguments in Aquinnah gaming case

Sep. 15, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head and the town of Aquinnah have presented arguments to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals for the tribe’s planned bingo hall. The tribe is trying to build the bingo hall on the western end of Martha’s Vineyard under the Indian Gaming...

Group seeks to roll back Nashville property tax hike

Sep. 15, 2020 3:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville officials say that a local effort to roll back a contentious property tax increase would result in a $332 million deficit, warning that if voters approved the referendum it would be “a self-inflicted disaster.” The city went on the defensive on Monday, the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 14, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Browns season is finally here, but what will it look like for fans and players? Clevland Plain Dealer Sept. 12 Gov. Mike DeWine has given a gift to the Browns and Bengals during the NFL’s COVID-19-shadowed season this year -- a...