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Former talk-show host to manage Pierce gubernatorial campaign

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce — who announced last week his intention to run for Alaska governor — has appointed former local radio host Jake Thompson to be his campaign manager, according to a Tuesday press release from Pierce’s campa..

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Free rapid COVID-19 testing available in Homer through Friday

A free rapid COVID-19 testing clinic will continue through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Homer Public Health Center on East Bunnell Avenue. As of Tuesday, 57 people had been tested at the rapid clinic, with 12 people testing positive. Lorne Carro..

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Schools aim for business as usual as cases reach new highs

Even amid a recent statewide COVID-19 spike that has seen the highest case rates of the pandemic so far, most everything is business as usual in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, KPBSD Communications Director Pegge Erkeneff said Monday. “..

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Black Mississippi lawmakers walk out of Senate in protest of critical race theory ban

All 14 of Mississippi’s black, Democratic state senators refused to vote on a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory in the state’s public schools, walking out in protest instead. “This bill is not morally right,” Democratic Sen. Barbara ..

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Meat Loaf’s death has been used as ‘political tool’ in COVID culture war, friend claims

One of Meat Loaf’s buff buds has a beef with the way the rock star’s death has been dragged into the COVID-19 culture war. “It’s painful to see him used as a political tool,” Marc Lobliner told The Post. The bodybuilder and high school wrestling co..

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New York COVID positivity rate stays below 10%, Gov. Hochul says

COVID-19 rates have remained under 10 percent positivity for two straight days, Gov. Hochul said. “We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress,” she said Saturday. Of Friday’s 299,580 swabs, 27,643 ..

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Star-News places Dunson Street building for sale

The Andalusia Star-News is in the process of selling its current building and property. The newspaper is not for sale. The Star-News is working with First Realty to list the property located at 207 Dunson St. The building has been home to the Star-N..

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Kelley honored after 30 years with Christian Book Store

Aided by prayers, Pat Kelley made a chance decision, which ultimately led to work at Christian Book and Gift, where she celebrated 30 years of service Monday. Kelley was first employed in January 1992 by Jan White, who was the owner of the bookstore..

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George J. Chestnutt, Jr., Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy, USS Utah [AG-16], KIA, Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

S2C George J. Chestnutt, Jr., a native of Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, was a member of the Deck Division onboard the USS Utah during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Utah [AG-16] was a former battleship, converted to target ship..

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Winter weather to possibly affect local area

Covington County is bracing for possible winter weather tomorrow and into the weekend. There is a lot of uncertainty that comes with this system for the local area. “Weather can change rapidly, so make sure before you get on the road, check advisor..

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Cheba Hut Hosting “Smoke Out Injustice Day”

click to enlarge The folks at cannabis-themed Cheba Hut are hosting "Smoke Out Injustice Day" at their new Tucson location, 446 N. Campbell Ave. As part of a 24th birthday celebration, Cheba Hut is teaming up with the Last Prisoner Project, which ..

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Jury trials for week of Jan. 24 canceled

Charles A. “Lex” Short announced Tuesday that Covington County jury trials scheduled for next week have been canceled. As a result of the high numbers of COVID-19 cases currently being diagnosed in Covington County, an order was made that jury terms..

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