Stipe Center offers activities for all | Local News

A local leisure center has been offering various activities for people of all ages free of charge for 50 years The JI Stipe Center was first built as a McAlester multipurpose center in the 1970s before being named for Jacob Irvin Stipe, father of the late former Oklahoma State Senator Gene Stipe. A gymnasium is … Read more

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE EVENTS | Calendar

“Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” Virginia Children’s Theater presents this tale of some zoo animal lovers whose spirit of adventure takes them around the world. Where: Franklin County Public Library-Westlake, 84 Westlake Road, #109, Hardy Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 2 “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” Second showing today. See list above for time and location details below. Where: … Read more

Community martial arts class returns | Price County Review

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New Twitter policy aims to pierce fog of war misinformation | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy targeting posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories. The change is part of a broader effort to promote accurate information in times of conflict or crisis. Starting Thursday, the platform will no longer automatically recommend or highlight posts that … Read more

Arizona developer’s lawyer want to rebut US House charges | Business

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who, along with a former cabinet member in the Trump administration, was referred by Democrats on a congressional committee to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation, demanded Thursday that he be allowed to publicly refute the allegations against his clients. Lanny Davis, one … Read more

North Korea’s suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million | Business

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as the number of pandemic cases neared nearly 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and struggled to lower the infection rate despite slowing down a lack of health resources. The … Read more

Column: Spring football league’s time has come … and gone

Professional football in spring. An idea that was once so promising. No matter how many of these leagues keep popping up, there’s little chance of carving out even a tiny niche on the American esports scene. Give it up, USFL. The same goes for you, XFL. This isn’t the 1980s anymore. A revived United States … Read more

Zimbabwe: Captivating Performances Light Up Festivities

THROUGH their rehearsed, gravity-defying and astounding performances, members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Force (ZRP) mass exhibition team undeniably captivated crowds during the main 42nd Independence Anniversary celebrations held at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Monday. The Morris Depot police team in Harare spread messages revolving around drug and drug abuse among youth, the need … Read more

Ricketts family drops bid for English soccer club | Regional Government

The Ricketts family have abandoned their interest in buying Premier League football club Chelsea – a move that spurred opposition from the English club’s supporters over offensive comments made by the wealthy family’s patriarch. The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, had sought to buy Chelsea through a forced sale spurred by sanctions against … Read more