Rebecca Wright Knoxville News Sentinel Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 After the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, student safety is at the forefront of many students' and parents' minds across the nation. Knox County, where classes resume Aug. 8, is no different. “I think about (my children's) safety every single day while they’re at school,” said Angelique Diedrick, a mother of two girls. One of her daughters, Aubrie, will be going into seventh grade this year at Farragut Middle School. Some students, including Lucas Baudry, a recent Bearden High School graduate, said they have become "numb" to school safety and shootings. "The thing is that with people my age, we’ve become desensitized to mass shootings because we’ve come to accept them as just a thing that happens," Baudry said. "It’s always been a looming threat, and since it’s always been there, I … [Read more...] about Knox County parents, students share views on school security, welcome improvements
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Jennifer E. (Johnson) Adams, 41, of Helena, passed away on April 25th, 2018 after a courageous 20-year battle with chronic pain. She was the third child born to Phillip and Colleen Johnson on December 20th, 1976, in Bozeman, Montana. She spent several early years in Minnesota, before she and her family relocated to Great Falls, and moved on to Helena in second grade. She attended Smith Elementary, Helena Middle School and was a 1995 graduate of Helena High School with honors. Jen attended Montana State University, graduating with honors, obtaining a bachelor of science in sociology and criminology in 2000. Go Cats!She began her law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in “29” Rosebud County, living in Forsyth. In an effort to expand her career, she returned to Helena to attend the Police Academy, graduating in 2003. She proudly joined the City of Helena Police Department in 2003, serving for many years until health issues required her to exit her dream occupation. She … [Read more...] about Adams, Jennifer
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... J. B. Hunter stores? The Hunter stores had restaurants and beauty parlors to go along with all kinds of merchandise offerings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Amidst the recent news of retail carnage – with Sears, Kmart, Bon Ton and others closing stores – we look back this week at another retailer that used to be in … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … J. B. Hunter stores?
EAST LANSING >> John E. “Jack” Roberts, who has served as executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association since the fall of 1986, will retire in August. Roberts will conclude his tenure as the second-longest serving full-time executive director during the MHSAA’s 94-year history. He is the fourth person to serve that leadership role full time, following Charles E. Forsythe (1931-42, 1945-68), Allen W. Bush (1968-78) and Vern L. Norris (1978-86). Roberts currently is also the nation’s longest-serving executive director of a state high school athletic association. The MHSAA has enjoyed continued growth under Roberts’ guidance, particularly in the number of Michigan high school students participating in athletics and in the number of MHSAA-sponsored tournament sports available to them. The Association also has made advances in providing for the health and safety of athletes and promoting sportsmanship and the values of … [Read more...] about MHSAA Executive Director John E. ‘Jack’ Roberts set to retire
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
Dangerously cold temperatures blamed for at least nine deaths have wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the U.S., freezing a water tower in Iowa, halting ferry service in New York and leading officials to open warming centers even in the Deep South. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England. Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit for Jan. 2 set in 1887, leading Indianapolis Public Schools to cancel classes. And the northwest Indiana city of Lafayette got down to minus 19, shattering the previous record of minus 5 for the date, set in 1979, the National Weather Service said. After residents there began complaining of a hum, Duke Energy said it was caused by extra power surging through utility lines to meet electricity demands. "The temperatures are certainly extreme, but we've seen colder," said Joseph Nield, a … [Read more...] about Deadly cold temperatures disrupt U.S.; warming centers open in Deep South
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Tammy Webber Associated Press January 02, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Dangerously cold temperatures blamed for at least nine deaths have wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the United States, freezing a water tower in Iowa, halting ferry service in New York, and leading officials to open warming centers even in the Deep South.The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit for Jan. 2 set in 1887, leading Indianapolis Public Schools to cancel classes. And the northwest Indiana city of Lafayette got down to minus 19, shattering the previous record of minus 5 for the date, set in 1979, the National Weather Service said. After residents there began complaining of a hum, … [Read more...] about Deadly cold disrupts US; warming centers open in Deep South
More people were killed in Charlotte in 2017 than any year since 1995. Police and community leaders are searching for ways to reduce the violence across the city. There were 87 homicides last year, compared with 69 in 2016 — that’s a 26 percent rise. In fact, 2017 was the city’s seventh deadliest year. It was the first time so many lives have been lost since the crack cocaine epidemic of the early to mid 1990s, which largely accounted for Charlotte’s highest homicide rates since record-keeping began in earnest in the 1970s. The 2017 homicide victims have a median age of 29. Nearly 60 percent were black men. Nearly three-quarters were killed with a gun. And Charlotte’s deadliest days were June 20 and Dec. 9, when three people were killed on the same day. About a quarter of the 2017 victims were killed by a partner or close relative, police said. At the end of the year, city officials and community leaders announced plans for a center where victims of … [Read more...] about Charlotte’s homicide rate hits two-decade high. Here are the victims’ stories.
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music. Comedians Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Dick Gregory left their own indelible mark with their iconic routines. And the story of the 1960s could not be told without Hugh Hefner and Charles Manson, who were synonymous with the decade in vastly different ways. Hefner founded Playboy magazine and was credited with helping rev up the sexual revolution in the 1960s. The decade ended with Manson becoming the face of evil across America by orchestrating seven murders that marked the end of the era of peace and love. Among the political figures who died this year was Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor who reunited a nation divided by the Cold War and helped put Germany at the … [Read more...] about A look at notable deaths in 2017