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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 12:00 am

Neighboring county had more money and better organization

Money and organization were the biggest differences between winners and losers in two neighboring counties’ school sales tax referendums, say those on both sides of the debates in Macon and Sang
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 12:00 am
As Republicans spoke out against a civil union bill approved by both the House and Senate last week, they argued that the measure would open the door to same-sex marriage, a prediction advocates for t
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 12:00 am

Animal shelter returns donations, locks out volunteers

Not all dogs that find temporary refuge at animal shelters are destined for a new home with space to roam and lots of loving pats to the head. But, volunteer Nancy Hunter says, when a shelter houses m
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 12:00 am

Committee hears personal responsibility is key to savings

“Patient responsibility” was the phrase of the day Monday for the Republican co-chair of a special state Senate committee formed to review and recommend reforms for the state’s Medic
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 12:00 am

Nonprofits ask their community for a helping hand

Give what’s in your heart. It’s a phrase that, when applied in the figurative sense, precisely summarizes what most social service agencies ask of their donors, hoping that in those hearts
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 12:00 am
Two former Springfield cops will face a jury next week in federal court for allegedly violating the civil rights of Larry Washington, the former Vice Lord gang member who was arrested in March of 2005
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 12:00 am

Morale and maintenance decline at Henson Robinson Zoo. Escape plan is in the works.

When Rainier, a wolverine born last spring, sees a visitor to Henson Robinson Zoo rounding the corner to see her, she scampers to the front of her exhibit, ready to follow the new face from one end to


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