Tenn. Senate Race; Dems and L.A. in 2020? Maltese Phantom; Andrew Jackson’s Aim

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, May 30, 2018, and on this date 212 years ago, a future U.S. president shot another man to death in a duel prompted by an insult published in a newspaper. So, no, the thin-skinned nature of U.S. politicians is not a new …

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St. Clair American Legion Hosts Memorial Day; Honor Veterans, Those in Service

The ceremony featured music by former St. Clair High School Band Director Andrew Jackson and ECC Choir Director Tim Sexton. The keynote speaker was Jamie Keen. She gave her thoughts on what the day means to her. “Memorial Day is truly an important day …

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‘The hell I can’t’: The heroism and higher calling of Andrew Jackson Higgins

Dwight D. Eisenhower called him the man who won the war. But Andrew Jackson Higgins — the man who invented the boats Allied soldiers and Marines used for amphibious assaults in World War II — preferred to think of himself as an inveterate tinkerer and …

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Famed Indian war chief’s 1833 imprisonment brought tourist crowds to Fort Monroe

But when President Andrew Jackson summoned him to Washington, D.C in April 1833, the defeated leader became a nationally celebrated figure. (Mark Erickson) Sauk Indian war chief Black Hawk already was a symbol of Native American resistance when he …

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Royal Oak breaks ground on $37M office building

On May 15, officials broke ground on the six-story, 140,000-square-foot office building that is part of the Royal Oak civic center project, which also includes a 581-space parking deck, a new City Hall, a new Police Department and a new downtown public park. The Williams Street surface lot in front of City Hall is currently closed for construction, which officially began May 16. The $37 million office building will be the largest downtown office space in the city and will include retail and restaurant space on the ground floor.

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