Madisonville, KYPaducah Sun

Efforts to restore African American cemetery continue

MADISONVILLE — Driving down West Broadway Street, it is easy to pass by Teague Cemetery without knowing it is even there. But at the 1000 block of West Broadway now sits a covered path that is about a 200-foot walk through two vacant lots to the upper part of the cemetery.
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Monroe, GAMonroe Local News

Grants enable additional restoration efforts at Zion Hill Cemetery in Monroe

Over the past two weeks, Joey Fernandez of Preserving Our Georgia Cemeteries has been working in Zion Hill Cemetery in Monroe restoring some of the broken markers. In addition, Randy Brennan from Omega Mapping has used GPR to locate more graves. These services were the result of 2020 grants, one that the Monroe Museum received from the Walker Foundation for the restoration as well as others from the Garden Club of Georgia and the National Council for Preservation Education that were awarded to the “Friends of Zion Hill Cemetery” project and were used for the GPR mapping.
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Allegan County, MIWWMT

Aug. 3 Election: What's on the ballot in Allegan County

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Voters in Allegan County can expect to see four proposals on the ballot for the upcoming primary election on Aug. 3. Hopkins Public Schools is asking voters to consider a five-year renewal of a non-homestead property tax that will expire with the 2021 tax levy. The tax would apply to businesses, but not principal residences.
New Baltimore, MIVoice News

New Baltimore Lions give back locally and beyond

Following a successful fundraising season, the New Baltimore Lions Club is finding ways to lend support, both locally and outside the community. On the afternoon of July 25, a day after a tornado tore through Armada, members of the New Baltimore club delivered a pallet of bottled water, “just in time, as they had run out,” said Laura Szymanski, the club’s 2nd vice president and a New Baltimore City Council member.

Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn

More than 20 years ago, researchers conducting excavations ahead of construction of a supermarket near Budapest, Hungary, discovered a Bronze Age cemetery filled with cremation urns. Though cremation typically preserves fewer details than standard burials, a new type of chemical analysis has enabled archaeologists to pinpoint an odd urn out: grave number 241. The urn contains the remains of not one, but three individuals: a pair of twin fetuses and their high-born mother, as reported this week in the journal PLOS One.
Visual Artjonathanturley.org

Weekend Photos: Tale of Two Cemeteries

In my travels over the past week I took to an occasional diversion I sometimes make by visiting small and noteworthy cemeteries that come by once in a while. The two I visited recently presented two different perspectives on how we as a culture lay our loved ones to rest. Each of these have their own virtues and like most things in life one is not necessarily better or worse, but is so often according to the views of the beholder.

Blackbeard and Beaches Await at the Outer Banks

---- I stood frozen with fear, unable to move. The terrifying image drew closer, his curved sword swinging wildly. Just as he seemed about to separate my head from my body, I snapped back to reality, left my all-too-real daydream about Blackbeard the pirate behind and moved on to the next exhibit in the museum.

Dyea, Alaska: The lost sibling to Skagway

If one were to stand in the dense, silent coastal forest at the head of the Taiya Inlet today, it would be nearly impossible to imagine that 123 years prior, this Southeast Alaska locale was home to Dyea, one of the most meteoric boomtowns in North American history. Transforming from the timeless presence of nature to a bustling city and then back again over the span of a few years, for a brief moment of history Dyea offered gold-hungry pioneers a final taste of civilization before venturing forth into the unknown during the famous Klondike Gold Rush era.
Geneseo, ILgeneseorepublic.com

Geneseo Council awards facades grants, revisits cemeteries

City Administrator Jo Hollenkamp informed the Council that American Rescue Plan funds have been applied for. Sometime in the next 30 days, the first installment of a total $800,000 will be received. According to Hollenkamp, the first thing the city plans to do once the funds are banked will be to reimburse the city for any first responder expenses that were Covid related. The City then plans to put a portion of the ARPA funds towards the Cherry Street lift station. The project's costs were incrementally inflated by Covid, which is why it qualifies, and put funds into the revolving loan fund.
Public Healthnewsitem.com

West African health officials race to vaccinate amid spikes

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A resurgence of coronavirus cases in West Africa is hitting the region hard, inundating cemeteries where funeral numbers are rising and hospitals where beds are becoming scarce. Those visible shifts are also pushing a reluctant population to seek out the vaccines in larger numbers at a...

Saying goodbye to friends is never easy

I am bereft. My friends are dying at an alarming rate, and I miss them. I miss their wisdom, their caring and their strength. Most of all, I miss the fact of their presence here on this blue ball we call Earth. Sharon Hastings and Caron Dunnivan were first to...
LifestyleNewnan Times-Herald

Fast Summer Makes Great Memories

The older you get, the wiser you get, and you learn a few things. One thing I’ve learned is take the vacation days you’re given. With the tyranny of the urgent and the reality Sunday is always coming no matter what else the week brings (whether the preacher is ready or not), I haven’t always taken my entire vacation every year. Life happens, and it’s hard to hit the pause button on ministry.
Fredonia, KYPaducah Sun

Questions remain on 641 Connect project

With the public comment period for the U.S. 641 Connect project — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Item #1-187.31 — closing on Aug. 6, Donnie Boone remains wary of the final design, set to begin later this fall, and a Right of Way acquisition phase funded and scheduled for 2023. Chris Kuntz,...