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Vidalia to spend $250K on town's beautification

Sep. 26, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — Money generated by royalties from its hydroelectric plant will help give the Town of Vidalia a facelift. During a recent meeting of the Vidalia Board of Aldermen, the board voted 2-2 to spend $250,000 in hydroelectric royalty revenue on various...

Louisiana women tap into fitness, friendships at tap class

Sep. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — Pam Green’s philosophy about the tap class she teaches at the Louisiana Athletic Club in Pineville is simple. Have fun. “It’s just a great group of ladies with a common interest,” said Green, one of the fitness instructors at LAC. “I...

Georgia city eyes large party regulations after teen killed

Sep. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — City leaders in Warner Robins are considering new laws to regulate large parties after a teenage girl was shot to death and four others wounded by gunfire at a large weekend party during the Labor Day weekend. The city requires a permit for...

Plymouth museum marks 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together:...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

German police detain teen after Yom Kippur synagogue threat

Sep. 16, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was detained Thursday in connection with a possible plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detention took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after...

New Serb unity day triggers worries across the Balkans

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia kicked off a new national holiday on Wednesday with a display of military power and calls for all ethnic Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag, triggering unease among its neighbors decades after similar calls led to the bloody wars of the 1990s. ...

NASCAR adds Gateway, returns Homestead to playoffs for 2022

Sep. 15, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Homestead-Miami Speedway will return to the playoff portion of the season in 2022, while St. Louis was awarded a Cup Series race and NASCAR will race on Easter Sunday for the first time in more than three decades in schedule changes released Wednesday. ...

Israel comes to halt for solemn day of Yom Kippur

Sep. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sundown. Stores, businesses, public transportation and broadcasting shuts down in Israel for...

Feds: Los Angeles bomb technicians caused major explosion

Sep. 14, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police bomb technicians made major miscalculations in June when they detonated illegal fireworks improperly and caused a massive explosion that rocked a city neighborhood and injured 27 people in June, according to a report by federal investigators. ...