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Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. passes

Navajo Times | Ravonelle Yazzie Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. is honored during Navajo Code Talkers Day in Window Rock on Aug. 14, 2016. Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. of Chinle passed away in a Prescott nursing home Thursday morning. He was 93. Draper was born deep in Canyon de Chelly at


Student arrested after Facebook post about shooting

A Monument Valley High School student has been in jail since Tuesday after reportedly posting on his Facebook page, "Who wants to help me shoot up the school?" Carla Nelwood told the Times her brother, Deven Nelwood, 19, was arrested at the school after someone reported the post. Carla Nelwood said

NAVAJO TIMES - 2017-12-15 21:35:51

Reporter's notebook: Love trumps rivalry as players don Aztec colors

I did not know Casey Jordan Marquez or Francisco Isaiah "Paco" Fernandez, but after this last week, I wish I had. The two were student-athletes who went to school at Aztec High School and lost their young lives in a school shooting last Thursday. Their lives were cut short, but thanks to their commu


Guest Column: A Native American 'Sesame Street' could help save dying languages

Charmaine Jackson is executive producer and co-writer of Dine B N'lkid Time. Like many Navajo tribal members, my parents, Robert and Genevieve Jackson, were traumatized by the experience of being abused or punished if they spoke Navajo. I wasn't raised to speak my language, my parents told me, so th


Native writer ignores naysayers, sells pilot to Fox

Courtesy photo Lucas Brown Eyes with his mother, Dawn Brown Eyes, after he graduated from the University of Southern California with a film degree. "I always had these big dreams of going out there and making TV," Brown Eyes said. "To be honest, I was just a kid talking, but my family was so support


New software paves the way for AMBER Alert

This will be the first time a tribe spanning in three states will own and operate this system on its own. Not only will the system include the AMBER Alert, but also other hazard alert systems specific to the region. "The purchase of this software will provide us to begin an AMBER Alert system on Nav


Aztec gunman planned to shoot up classroom

Authorities said the gunman, William Atchison, 21, of Aztec, apparently shot himself after shooting two students - Francisco Fernandez and Casey Jordan Marquez, both 17 - he encountered in a restroom and the hall. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen said information gathered from a thumb drive fo


Murder victim's father sues tribe for negligence

Ashlynne Mike Named in the suit are the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Division of Public Safety, the Navajo Department of Law Enforcement and Ivan Tsosie, who was acting police chief at the time of Mike's death. Mike, 11, and her brother, nine-year-old Ian Mike, were kidnapped on May 2, 2016, by Tom Beg


Wreaths Across America honors veterans in Spartanburg County

Christmas wreaths were placed on veterans' graves in cemeteries across America on Saturday afternoon, including at several locations in Spartanburg County. Robert Simmons, 17, of Inman, was among those who helped lay wreaths on graves at the Inman Cemetery on Price Street. After laying each wreath,

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-12-16 23:40:20

One Spartanburg to roll out new projects in the spring

Big things are coming down the pipeline for the One Spartanburg initiative as it approaches its one-year anniversary. The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce presented an update on the initiative during its monthly FYI Friday lunch at the Spartanburg Marriott on Friday. Chamber President and CEO

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-12-15 21:29:58

Magna International celebrates launch of new Spartanburg County seating plant

S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt helps raise the flag at Magna International's new seating plant in Spartanburg County during a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 14. Canadian automotive supplier Magna International on Thursday, Dec. 14, officially inaugurated its fourth production plant in South Carol


AC Hotel Spartanburg is open; Level 10 plans January opening

AC Hotels by Marriott is now open in Spartanburg, at 225 W. Main St. The 10-story hotel features 109 guestrooms and five suites, a rooftop restaurant, lounge and meeting rooms. AC Hotel Spartanburg is locally operated by OTO Development, a Johnson Management company. "This AC Hotel reinvents the Sp

GSABUSINESS.COM - 2017-12-15 08:00:00

Tate Meatworks Butcher Shop Opens in Spartanburg

With Heritage breed pork and poultry, prime and choice steaks and high quality seafood, a new butcher shop in Spartanburg is aiming to be a cut above the rest. Jennifer Martin takes us inside Tate Meatworks Butcher Shop. For more information, click here. With Heritage breed pork and poultry, prime


Spartanburg man dies after being hit by car in Greenville

A Spartanburg man died after he was hit by a car in Greenville Thursday night. Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Aaron Eugene Brewer, 49, of 137 Prospect Ave., died after walking into the street on Poinsett Highway, two miles west of the city of Greenville. S.C. Highway Patrol trooper Joe

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-12-15 13:11:45

PAW Patrol Live! in Spartanburg

Paw Patrol LIVE! (Photo provided) SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA/PRESS RELEASE) - PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" is in Spartanburg this weekend. The show is based on hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment. Shows are at the Spartanburg

WSPA.COM - 2017-12-15 11:20:13

Rite Aid hiring in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA)- There's a job fair today to fill positions at the Rite Aid Distribution Center in Spartanburg. The hiring event will be for Distribution Center Warehouse Workers (Picker, Stocker and Forklift positions). Applicants should submit information online at www.jobs.scworks.org and

WSPA.COM - 2017-12-15 09:14:59

Cold Rain Tonight, Warmer Air Monday

Rain will only increase throughout the crossroads over the evening hours. Rain is moving southwest to northeast. Temperatures are colder northwest of Victoria with 40s. Temperatures are in the 50s towards the south. Some of the rain could be moderate to heavy. Lightning could be a possibility in so

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2017-12-17 04:47:00

Texas native win for "My Boss's 12 Days of Christmas"

Actress Texan Suzanna Brown's film won Official Selection for Christian Family Film Festival. Suzanna Brown wrote, directed, and stars in the holiday film My Boss's 12 Days of Christmas. Suzanna's physical comedy chops make this a worthy Christmas watch. The holiday comedy is set to a comedic versio

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2017-12-17 00:30:00

Owl found during oil change

A routine oil change in New Hampshire Friday left workers stunned. Mechanics at Pep Boys in Salem popped open the hood of a car and found a little owl sitting on the engine. An Eastern Screech owl with piercing green eyes stared back at them. The crew decided to name the little fella - "Shazam". Po

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2017-12-17 01:31:00

Lawsuit filed against store that sold assault rifle in Sutherland Springs Mass Church Shooting

(Reuters) The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday. The lawsuit filed this week in a state district court in San Anto

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2017-12-16 23:38:00