If Mark Zuckerberg seems irritable, he has good reason. His Facebook Empire is facing a digital scandal provoked by a former employee turned whistleblower.
ATLANTA — Ahead of federal elections slated for next year, Senate Democrats gave another push for election law reforms by introducing the Freedom to Vote Act on Tuesday.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two men accused of attacking a newspaper reporter at a meeting of residents who oppose this northwest Michigan public schools' mask mandate for students and staff have been charged in the case.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris said they "will not be silent" on the rise of racism and violence against Asian Americans.
ATLANTA — House Democrats are moving ahead with plans to strip U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments — without expecting the help of GOP colleagues.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
ATLANTA — Georgia Democrats in the U.S. House and state legislature are calling for U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign just days after past social media activity supporting violence against high-profile Democratic leaders surfaced.
The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
ATLANTA — In the final stretch before the consequential Senate runoffs, Democrats target growing voter demographics while Republicans rally President Donald Trump's loyalists.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
George Floyd's death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustration that fuels it.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
This Week's Circulars
- Cullman County School Board approves hires to central office
- Alabama man sentenced to death for killing wife and family
- Cullman plans free waste drop-off day for hazardous materials
- PREP FOOTBALL: Good Hope picks up hard-fought, 15-14 win over Dora
- Hanceville holds vigil for officer hospitalized by COVID-19
- PREP ROUNDUP: Fairview crushes Brewer; Addison takes down Hamilton
- City updates Main Avenue paving progress
- Dodge City pays off loan early, now debt free
- Georgia men charged in killings of Alabama women
- Arrests for Oct. 8-10, 2021
Funeral service for Marty Newton, 64, was Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. at New Hope North Missionary Baptist Church with Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in New Hope North Cemetery. Mr. Newton died on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Cullman Regional. He was born February 26, 1957…
Mrs. Odie Bell Davis, age 95, of Garden City, Alabama, passed away peacefully at home on October 09, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Harden Davis; daughter, Brenda Sue; her seven siblings; and many extended family members. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry D…
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Reed, age 63, of Vinemont, will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Cornerstone Revival Center. Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service and from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Cornerstone Revival Center. Cullman Heritage…
Memorial Service for Rebecca Ann Glenn, age 79, of Cullman, will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor John Bussman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. prior to the service. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arran…