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Cities across Florida celebrate MLK Day with parades, events

Jan. 17, 2022 13:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Parades and celebrations were held across Florida on Monday to honor the 93rd birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of last year's celebrations were muted because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday, cities and communities held celebrations honoring...

Savannah postpones its MLK Day parade, citing omicron threat

Jan. 16, 2022 11:33 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city is postponing its Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, with organizers citing a spike in coronavirus cases and the threat of the highly infectious omicron variant. It’s the second straight year the pandemic has caused Savannah to mark...

Georgia celebrates title at stadium, Smart plans repeat

Jan. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship. “It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said....

As Mardi Gras nears, New Orleans brings back mask mandate

Jan. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans will reinstitute an indoor mask mandate to fight the spread of COVID-19 while readying for an influx of visitors for the Mardi Gras season, the city health director said Tuesday. Dr. Jennifer Avegno said the mandate takes effect Wednesday at 6 a.m....

Mardi Gras rolling on Mississippi coast despite virus surge

Jan. 10, 2022 09:56 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Plans are moving ahead to hold Mardi Gras parties and parades on the Mississippi coast despite a surge in COVID-19 cases linked to the highly contagious omicron variant. Large gatherings are the surest way to transmit the illness, health officials say, so the...

UK plans holiday weekend to honor queen's 70 years on throne

Jan. 09, 2022 20:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert for the Platinum Jubilee, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Elizabeth will become on Feb. 6 the first...

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Jan. 09, 2022 08:20 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid Bosnia’s greatest political crisis since the end of its 1992-95 interethnic war, the country’s Serbs celebrated an outlawed holiday Sunday with a provocative parade showcasing armored vehicles, police helicopters and law enforcement officers with...

Belpre music educator marches in Tournament of Roses Parade

Jan. 08, 2022 09:02 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade is an experience a Belpre music teacher will treasure for a long time. Robin White, Belpre Elementary music teacher and assistant band director for Belpre City Schools, was part of a marching band made up of 275...

Members of lead Rose Parade band test positive for COVID-19

Jan. 07, 2022 19:47 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Members of a 410-person Alabama high school marching band that led off this year's Tournament of Roses Parade with “Yankee Doodle Dandy” have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning home from California. Now the entire school has switched to virtual...

A season of joy -- and caution -- kicks off in New Orleans

Jan. 06, 2022 22:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vaccinated, masked and ready-to-revel New Orleans residents began ushering in Carnival season Thursday with a rolling party on the city's historic streetcar line, an annual march honoring Joan of Arc in the French Quarter and a collective, wary eye on coronavirus statistics. ...