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Champaign neighborhood not alone in fight against Nasty Joe's

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- As a neighborhood continues to try to pry their drainage ponds from the hands of "Nasty Joe's", they could be getting a helping hand from a homeowner going through the same thing. As we've reported before, this is in the Timberline Valley South subdivision. A representative

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-12-17 02:51:01

Wreaths Across America honors the fallen

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) -- National Wreaths Across America day is a time to remember those who have died serving our country by laying wreaths at their grave sites. At the Danville National Cemetery, many gathered to honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting for our freedom. These are soun

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-12-17 17:14:51

Champaign library joins journal's 'All-Time All-Stars' list

CHAMPAIGN - For the past 10 years, the Champaign Public Library has been recognized on Library Journal's list of America's Star Libraries. But this year is different. With this year's rating, the library joins only 69 others in the U.S. on the journal's "All-Time All-Stars" list. And the library sta

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 03:15:00

Downtown Champaign TIF district ends after 36 years

CHAMPAIGN - The city's downtown tax-increment-financing district expired Dec. 15, exactly 36 years after it was launched to revitalize the declining area. During the TIF district's tenure, according to city officials, there were over $4 million in grants to update over 100 structures, more than 60 n

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 03:15:00

5 Dems vying to replace Davis make cases at Champaign forum

CHAMPAIGN - All five Democratic candidates for Congress in Illinois' 13th District made it clear Thursday at a forum in Champaign that they'd be nothing like incumbent Republican Rep. Rodney Davis. Whether the topic was gun control, universal health care, abortion rights or the Republican tax cut pr


Just Askin': Time to think about taxes again

What should I do by the end of the year to prepare for tax season? Bryan James, manager at Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates in Champaign, has three suggestions in light of the Republican tax plan, which is expected to pass this week, though he cautioned that each depends on a particular taxpayer's

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-12-17 15:00:00

Final prep football standings 2017

x-Normal Community (10-1);8;0;1.000 Danville (8-3);6;2;.750 Normal West (8-3);6;2;.750 Peoria Notre Dame (6-4);6;2;.750 Peoria High (6-4);5;3;.625 Peoria Richwoods (7-5);5;3;.625 Bloomington (4-5);3;5;.375 Champaign Centennial (2-7);2;6;.250 Champaign Central (2-7);2;6;.250 Urbana (1-8);1;7;.125 Peo

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-12-17 11:45:00

Environmental Almanac: Holiday gifts for the environmentally inclined

I'm conflicted when it comes to holiday gift giving. On one side, my inner curmudgeon urges me to opt out as far as possible. Isn't this focus on new stuff at odds with people reducing their negative impacts on the planet? Bah, humbug. On the other side, I enjoy giving and receiving gifts as much as

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-12-17 15:00:00

Ozark police seek public's help with death investigation

A woman was found dead in Ozark Friday, Dec. 15, and Ozark police are asking the public for information about it. Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker said that at approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday the Ozark-Dale County E911 received a call about a woman lying on the ground just inside the wood line near

SOUTHEASTSUN.COM - 2017-12-16 16:35:00

Enterprise vetrans hold Wreaths Across America cereomony

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Veterans, friends and family of Enterprise veterans held a symbolic wreath laying ceremony for fallen veterans. The Wreaths Across America ceremony was held at Meadowlawn Memorial Park Saturday morning. Wreaths Across America is held annually to honor those who serve and h

WTVY.COM - 2017-12-18 04:30:00

Community Christmas Meal seeking volunteers

The holiday feast that brings together people from across Enterprise is looking for some volunteers. The third annual Community Christmas Meal will run from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, at First Baptist Church, 302 N. Main St. in Enterprise. According to a Facebook post about the event, volunteers are

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-12-17 12:00:00

Investigation into teacher's death ongoing

The investigation into the death of Enterprise teacher Sarah Starr is ongoing, according to a Wednesday news release from the Coffee County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been made in Starr's death, which is being investigated as a homicide. Starr, 36, who taught at Harrand Creek Elementary Schoo


Family does DNA test, finds Jewish ancestry, celebrates first Hanukkah

David and Jen Martin of Enterprise, Alabama, did DNA tests that showed Jewish ancestry, so on Tuesday night they began celebrating Hanukkah. They have a Hanukkah-theme table in their home.Courtesy of family David and Jen Martin of Enterprise were a little bit surprised by their ancestry.com DNA resu


Five Hacks To Help You Have Happier Holidays

(NAPSI)-You can get the best out of "the most wonderful time of the year" if you heed these smart suggestions: 1. Keep it simple. You don't have to "do it all." Opt out of traditions or decorating obligations that make you feel frazzled instead of joyful. Prioritize what's important to you and give


Body found in woods, Ozark police investigating

OZARK, AL -- (WTVY) Ozark police are investigating the death of a black female after her body was discovered in a wooded area near Fall Street and Popular Avenue. Investigators are searching for any possible witnesses. Foul play is suspected at this time. If you have any information you are asked to

WTVY.COM - 2017-12-16 03:17:00

Ozark police looking for witnesses in death investigation

The Ozark Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in a death investigation after they were unable to resuscitate a female victim. The woman was found just inside the wood line near Fall Street and Popular Avenue. A 911 caller reported the victim at 12:40 p.m. Friday, saying the vict

WSFA - 2017-12-16 04:10:19

Amazing Christmas Lights Display In Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A house in Asheboro is turning heads with its Christmas display. Brian Gatlin's display includes more than 60,000 lights, 170 inflatables and about 30 reindeer among other decorations. Gatlin says the display started off small about 10 years ago and grows each year. He even has e

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-12-17 01:01:56

Tragedy touched Archer Bell's life

Archer Bell lies buried at High Point's Oakwood Cemetery, but few people know the story of his tragic life. JIMMY TOMLIN | HPE HIGH POINT - When we bury the dead, we bury their stories, as well. Tales of triumph and tragedy, once poignant and powerful and breathing, now lie six feet under, cold and

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-12-17 09:00:00

No bah, humbug! on these

"Does the Grinch live in Asheboro? I saw in the C-T that Christmas on Sunset was cancelled because of snow!!! That's an event oxymoron! To cancel Christmas on Sunset is a certified 'Bah, Humbug!' decision. Everyone in Asheboro looks forward to Christmas on Sunset, the city's premier event that rival

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE - 2017-12-17 06:01:00

Saxophone Christmas concerts Dec. 23-24

ASHEBORO - The Saxophone Christmas ensemble will present two free holiday concerts this week in Asheboro and Randleman. The 10-piece group includes soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophones. The music selections for their annual concerts include unique Christmas music arrangements ranging f

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE - 2017-12-17 06:01:00