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Housing authority is rebuilding historic Black neighborhood

May. 15, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Housing Authority once helped wipe out the Scrub, the downtown neighborhood founded by Tampa’s pioneering Black community. In 1954, the Housing Authority razed a third of the Scrub and replaced it with Central Park Village, a public housing project...

Christian faithful mark Easter in Jerusalem

Apr. 17, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian worshipers gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepluchre, the traditional site of Jesus's crucifixion, burial and resurrection, on Sunday to observe the Easter holiday. Thousands of people participated in mass at the church in the historic Old...

Home built in 1830 destroyed by tornado in southeast Georgia

Apr. 16, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — A house built in southeast Georgia decades before the Civil War is now a gutted shell after being struck by a tornado. Owners Richard and Wendy Analla say it took mere seconds for the twister to tear the upper floor off their home when it ripped through Bryan...

Kim gives North Korea's most famous newscaster a luxury home

Apr. 14, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ri Chun Hi, North Korea’s most famous state TV anchor, has announced major events for decades, including nuclear and missile tests and the death of a leader, with an instantly identifiable, passionate voice. The anchor, dubbed the “pink lady” abroad...

Monroe’s historic Cooley House example of rare style

Apr. 02, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A renowned historic property in Ouachita Parish, once endangered, is slowly being restored. The rarest surviving example of Prairie-style residential architecture in the South, the Cooley House currently faces structural concerns that have placed it on the...

Pizza Inn owner artistically renders Vicksburg architecture

Mar. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Michel Thakur is the owner of the Pizza Inn, but when he isn’t overseeing operations at the restaurant, he’s engaged in his latest artistic pursuit: architectural drawings of historic homes and buildings in Vicksburg. Thakur sat at a table in the Pizza...

Maryland governor, lawmakers, hold vigil for Ukraine

Mar. 02, 2022 19:53 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state lawmakers gathered in front of the Capitol in Annapolis on Wednesday night to hold a vigil for Ukraine. The dome of the historic Maryland State House was colored with blue and yellow lights, the colors of Ukraine's flag. ...

Restoration of 1870s Kentucky house awarded historic medal

Feb. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — For nearly three months, Kristina Lemmon worked to restore the historic ceiling of the Hobson House at Riverview back to its former glory. On Feb. 19, the restoration artist was honored for her work. The local chapter of the Daughters of the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Feb. 24, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Post and Courier. February 20, 2022. Editorial: Support SC bill to give property owners an incentive to build trails The past two years of the pandemic have underscored how important (and healthy) it is for all of us to have outdoor spaces where we can walk, bike,...