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Lock and Dam, Confederate namesakes among Augusta issues lingering behind pandemic

With hope for COVID-19 ending its wrath, Augusta’s old problems – and new issues – haven’t gone away, but a slate of new faces will provide fresh eyes. The area’s continued struggle with the Army Corps of Engineers over a plan to demolish New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, Augusta’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the removal of Confederate monuments and an upcoming sales tax referendum are likely to be debated in the coming months. Just appointed to the Georgia Ports Authority is former Augusta

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Lock and Dam, Confederate namesakes among Augusta issues lingering behind pandemic

Iowa confirms 847 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Des Moines, Ia- The Iowa Department of Public health on Sunday confirmed an additional 847 cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state to 312,811 since the start of the pandemic. An additional death was also reported bringing that grand total to 4,488. Hospitalizations saw a slight decrease with 382 total residents hospitalized with 79 in ICU’s and 36 on ventilators. Burlington, United States 10 mph, ENE 86% 762.07 mmHg

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Iowa confirms 847 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Sole occupant of home escapes house fire

Burlington, Ia- The sole occupant of a single-family home remained unharmed after escaping a Burlington house fire. At approximately 5:47 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021, the Burlington Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1619 Ashmun Street in Burlington. Firefighters arrived at 5:52 AM to find heavy fire showing on the south side of the single-family home. The sole occupant of the home was alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors and was able to escape through a back door. The occupant

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Sole occupant of home escapes house fire

Woman found dead in Iowa was daughter of Minnesota justice

Minneapolis (AP) — Family members say a 21-year-old woman found dead outside a sorority house at Iowa State University was the daughter of a Minnesota Supreme Court justice and prominent hospital executive. Family members released a statement Friday identifying the woman as Olivia Chutich, the daughter of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich and Allina Health CEO Penny Wheeler. The statement says Olivia was the light of their lives. Police say the Iowa State student was found unconscious Friday

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Woman found dead in Iowa was daughter of Minnesota justice

MMQB: How Tom Brady Lifted the Bucs and the Chiefs Returned to Meet Them in Super Bowl LV

How a familiar face transformed an organization we haven't seen on this stage in a while and how last year's champs are scary on both sides of the ball. Super Bowl LV is set, and we've got early themes. Plus, Brandon Staley, Robert Saleh and Dan Campbell discuss their new jobs (and that press conference), Philip Rivers's legacy and much more from Championship Sunday. The Buccaneers’ idea to sign Tom Brady all along was about a whole lot more than just putting a quarterback on the team. GM Jason Licht needed

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MMQB: How Tom Brady Lifted the Bucs and the Chiefs Returned to Meet Them in Super Bowl LV

Bridgewater-Raynham swimmer wins Taunton Daily Gazette Player of the Week honors

TAUNTON — Congrats to Jessie McNeil for being voted as the Taunton Daily Gazette Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 11-17. The Bridgewater-Raynham junior swimmer had a first-place finish in the 100 freestyle (59.53) and 100 breaststroke events (1:13.19) to help the Trojans beat Mansfield in a virtual meet. She also teamed up with teammates for a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle medley relay (4:15.72). McNeil gathered 74% (1,678 votes) of the total vote (2,282) from the

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Bridgewater-Raynham swimmer wins Taunton Daily Gazette Player of the Week honors

Spongiform Encephalopathy Market |Emerging Growth Rate by Global Size, Industry Share, Price, Revenue, Market Dynamics, Latest Scope, Top Key Players with Forecast Analysis · Wall Street Call

Market Highlights Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSEs) or prion diseases are a group of invariably fatal conditions that affect central nervous system (CNS) and more specifically the brain and spinal cord. The most commonly known prion diseases in human are Fatal Familial Insomnia, Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Syndrome, and Kuru, and most commonly identified animal prion diseases are Transmissible mink encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Scrapie,

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Spongiform Encephalopathy Market |Emerging Growth Rate by Global Size, Industry Share, Price, Revenue, Market Dynamics, Latest Scope, Top Key Players with Forecast Analysis · Wall Street Call

Retail Back-office Software Market Outlook: Poised For a Strong 2021 · Wall Street Call

Latest added Global Retail Back-office Software Market research study by HTF MI offers detailed product outlook and elaborates market review till 2025. The market Study is segmented by key regions that is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is sharping its presence and some of the key players in the study are ECR Software Corporation, AGILIRON, Petrosoft, Bizerba SE & Co. KG, Data Systems Inc, EffiaSoft Private Limited, Retail Computer Solutions Ltd & NCR Corporation etc. The study is a perfect

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Retail Back-office Software Market Outlook: Poised For a Strong 2021 · Wall Street Call

Lexington Township roundabout work to begin in spring

LEXINGTON TWP. Construction of a traffic roundabout at Edison Street and McCallum Avenue NE is to begin this spring. The Ohio Department of Transportation is accepting bids for the work and expects to award a contract next month. The agency's timeline calls for construction to start May 1, with a completion date of Oct. 30. The overall price of the project is estimated at $2.7 million, with $2.2 million of that for construction costs. Ray Marsch, a spokesman for ODOT District 4 which includes Stark County, said

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Lexington Township roundabout work to begin in spring

Do Chiefs want Brady in Super Bowl? Good question

Pro Bowl defensive end Frank Clark takes a more veteran approach than the “I want Tom” from Washington’s Chase Young.

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Do Chiefs want Brady in Super Bowl? Good question

Connolly boys basketball player wins Herald News Player of the Week honors

FALL RIVER — Congrats to Drew Spellman for being voted as the Herald News Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 11-17. The Bishop Connolly boys basketball player had a team-high 30 points, including six three-pointers in a win over South Shore Christian Academy. He also poured in 22 points in the Cougars’ opener. Spellman gathered 40% (102 votes) of the total vote (258) from the readers to take first place. He beat out Connolly girls’ basketball player Abby Sousa, who finished with 24% and 61 votes total

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Connolly boys basketball player wins Herald News Player of the Week honors

Cavaliers defense improved but given tough lesson in blowout loss to Celtics

When Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff unveiled some of the team's new defensive schemes, some on the roster weren't quite sure what to make of it all. These schemes were a bit different. They seemed to be somewhat risky. But as Andre Drummond put it, he knew to trust Bickerstaff and see the plans through to the end. Those schemes haven't only improved the Cavs' league-worst defense over the last few seasons. Through the first 15 games of the season, the Cavs had completely flipped the script and turned

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Cavaliers defense improved but given tough lesson in blowout loss to Celtics

Republicans Threaten Davidson and Shelby Counties Over In-Home Learning

State legislators attempted to follow through on Gov. Lee’s rhetoric about reopening schools Gov. Bill Lee addresses the special session on Jan. 19 We weren’t far into the new year before the Tennessee General Assembly and Republican Gov. Bill Lee returned to a favorite pastime: singling out Nashville and Memphis for special treatment. Lee kicked off a four-day special legislative session last week with a pointed critique of school leaders in the state’s two largest districts, where officials have mostly

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Republicans Threaten Davidson and Shelby Counties Over In-Home Learning

A Kenyan Ecologist’s Crusade to Save Her Country’s Wildlife

Seventy miles southwest of Nairobi, the Loita Hills climb toward the sky from the red stone cleft of the Great Rift Valley. Situated beside the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, the Loitas provide a vital watershed for migratory animals on the plains below. Forest pigs, bushbuck, black-and-white colobus monkeys, leopards, and Cape buffalo find refuge there, along with elephants that come to graze when the plains are dry. The Loita forest, one of Kenya’s last surviving stands of old-growth cedar, is sacred to

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A Kenyan Ecologist’s Crusade to Save Her Country’s Wildlife

The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine

A metrotome sounds like a more pleasant device than it is. A switchblade of sorts, it was once used to treat fertility issues. A doctor would push the metrotome into a woman’s uterus, press the handle, and release the blade; when he pulled it out, it cut through one side of her cervix. After that, the doctor reinserted the tool and repeated the procedure on the other side. Eventually a version of the metrotome was made with a double blade that could cut both sides of the cervix at once—a supposed improvement

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The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine

What We Get Wrong About Joan Didion

“Maybe America does have a gun problem.” Didion saw something else: a city victimized by decades of fatuous thinking and poor planning. New York, she thought, had clung to sentimental narratives about melting pots and special opportunities—“the assurance that the world is knowable, even flat, and New York its center, its motor, its dangerous but vital ‘energy’ ”—to the extent of being blind to the fraying of its civic and economic fibre. In crisis, New Yorkers simply doubled down, appointing

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What We Get Wrong About Joan Didion

What Are the Cultural Revolution’s Lessons for Our Current Moment?

“And they stumbled through the door at half past two in the morning after unplanned drinks with Lexi and Dave, nary a thought given to Sammy’s dinner bowl, which had sat empty for hours.” Notwithstanding this strategic omission, Yang’s book offers the most comprehensive journalistic account yet of contemporary China’s foundational trauma. Memoirs of the Cultural Revolution, first appearing in the nineteen-eighties, belong by now to a distinct nonfiction genre—from confessions by repentant former

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What Are the Cultural Revolution’s Lessons for Our Current Moment?

Things That Are Different in Europe

Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez More than half of U.S. travelers (54%) said they would feel comfortable traveling internationally six months after a vaccine becomes available. —USA Today. In Europe, they don’t eat dinner until eleven-thirty at night. Small children and the elderly are roused from a deep sleep to come down for dinner and are made to eat six-course meals. Four of the courses are different kinds of pasta. Then they go back to sleep. In Europe, a man’s mistress comes over for dinner and eats

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Things That Are Different in Europe

Once More, with Feeling: Justin Timberlake’s Sensitive-Guy Role

On an evening in mid-January, two friends caught up over Zoom: the actor and director Fisher Stevens, from the set of “Succession,” and the actor and musician Justin Timberlake, from a remote location, in a room that resembled a sauna. Both were bearded, affable, and wearing black sweaters. Stevens directed the new movie “Palmer,” out this week, in which Timberlake stars. “Hey, buddy!” Stevens called out. “Thank you for being flexible.” Timberlake smiled. “It’s all good,” he said. On “Succession,”

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Once More, with Feeling: Justin Timberlake’s Sensitive-Guy Role

Baghdad on the Potomac: An Inauguration Day Tour

The peaceful transition of power brought more than twenty thousand troops to Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day. “It’s like in Baghdad!” Read Scott Martin, a local pedicab operator, said as he circled the new security perimeter known as the capital’s Green Zone, which spanned the National Mall and the White House. As Donald Trump was telling supporters at Joint Base Andrews to “have a good life,” before flying away to Florida on Air Force One, to the strains of “My Way,” Scott Martin, whose

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Baghdad on the Potomac: An Inauguration Day Tour

SAT changes a mixed bag

We learned last week that the College Board, the organization that produces the SAT tests taken by more than 2 million high school students per year nationwide, will stop offering SAT Subject Tests and drop the SAT Essay, which was added in 2005 and became optional in 2016. The changes will lessen and streamline what can be an arduous and stressful testing season for students eager to position themselves for acceptance into the university of their choice. These changes were already in the works but COVID-19

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SAT changes a mixed bag