How a Delta nonprofit and local community colleges are teaming up to provide free job training | State Government

MARKS • Dennis Washington, an 11-year custodian and bus driver for the Tunica County School District, has long aspired to become an electrician as a way to make additional income. For a few months now, the 50-year-old Tunica native has searched for online certification classes. 

Not long into his search, his wife learned of an opportunity: a six-to eight-week residential electrical wiring class in Marks. It was free, so he

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Ocean County’s new open space plan worries environmentalists

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Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari tries to convince the board to delay a plan to use open space funds for recreational and historic use on Dec. 16, 2020.

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TOMS RIVER – Concern over how Ocean County’s open space tax fund will be used in the future has provoked discord between environmentalists and the Board of Freeholders heading into 2021.

Last Wednesday, the five-member, all-Republican freeholder board voted 3-0 to

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Scenic new urban park could be coming to this N.J. river

A little bit of open space and public access to the Hudson County banks of the Passaic River could be on the way, thanks to a new proposal from two federal agencies.

A draft restoration plan for the Passaic River, released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, calls for a new five-acre park to be built on the waterfront in East

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DEPUTY SHERIFF job with Arlington County (Virginia) Government

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Arlington County Sheriff’s Office , nationally recognized for Excellence and awarded re-accreditation by the American Correctional Association Commission (ACA), is now accepting applications for testing for Deputy Sheriff positions. In order to participate in testing, candidates will need to apply through this system (click on the word APPLY at the right margin of this job announcement to enter the application system). Applications will be reviewed daily and those

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Pure Michigan launches new winter recreation ad

Pure Michigan debuts a new advertisement, Still Pure, to showcase winter activities and promote safe travel.

MICHIGAN, USA — To mark the first day of winter, Pure Michigan has returned to debut its newest advertisement, Still Pure, a celebration of cold-weather recreation and a reminder to travel with COVID safety in mind. 

The ad will air over the airwaves, online and on social media through February 2021 in markets across

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Holiday Gift Ideas Offer Unique Texas Twist

AUSTIN, TX — It’s the season of giving as a way to show goodwill in the coming year. Not to be left behind, area retailers offer an abundance of gift options — many with a quintessential Texas twist —from barbecue sauce to skydiving. The list is heavy on spirits to help ring in the New Year with a meaningul toast.

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“The Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall is

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Latinos alter traditional posadas as coronavirus pandemic upends Christmas traditions

For years, Alina Hernandez took part in the traditional posadas at Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, which included church members walking through Little Village in a recreation of the biblical journey taken by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem before Jesus was born.

The festive celebrations held on the days leading up until Christmas also often included food, colorful piñatas and religious music and children dressed as angels. But this holiday,

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4 Software Stocks That Could Replicate Zoom’s 2020 Rally in 2021

Zoom Video Communications ZM is undoubtedly one of the biggest gainers of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns, shelter-at-home guidelines and social-distancing trend. The stock has skyrocketed 464.2% on a year-to-date basis.

Demand for this currently Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company’s cloud-native unified communications platform, which combines video, audio, phone, screen sharing and chat functionalities, jumped significantly, driven by work-from-home and online learning wave.

As vaccination programs will take several months to cover

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Most purchased stationary bikes we covered

As gyms and recreation centers shut down across the country or limited their capacities, many people found new ways to work out at home, from treadmills to home gyms. Some turned to stationary bikes to burn calories, investing in models from brands like Schwinn and Echelon, the latter having launched an affordable bike on Amazon before the online retailer stopped selling it this year. Given the tremendous rise in popularity

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Hunterdon Economic Recovery Task Force awards grants to local businesses

The new Hunterdon Economic Recovery Task Force has worked with the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to establish a Hunterdon Economic Recovery Fund.

Recently, the Chamber Foundation has awarded six Small Business Recovery Grants through the Hunterdon Economic Recovery Fund. The Task Force was established this year as a direct result of the pandemic.

“The Task Force was formed to look at the long-term recovery needs for the business

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Outdoor recreation an outlet for Summit County seniors amid pandemic

Frisco local Sharon Crawford competes in February at the Summit County Senior Winter Games at the Frisco Nordic Center. The 2021 Senior Winter Games have been partially canceled.
Photo by Karol Murray

After Summit Seniors board member Joan Tilden joined the master’s Nordic skiing group on its first day of the season earlier this month, there was one thing she said she’d like to stress to Summit Daily News readers:

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US holiday travel surges despite outbreak

Tampa, Fla. — Some are elderly and figure they don’t have many Christmases left. Others are trying to keep long-distance romance alive. Some just yearn for the human connection that’s been absent for the past nine months.

Millions of Americans are traveling ahead of Christmas and New Year’s, despite pleas from public health experts that they stay home to avoid fueling the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than

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Six months after the CHOP, Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park has officially reopened, city says

Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park has officially reopened after a six-month closure that was sporadically enforced and after the removal of an encampment from the park last week, the Parks Department announced Wednesday.

The Parks Department will be setting up ping pong tables and outdoor dining areas in the park to help “activate” Cal Anderson, a news release said. The department will also be creating a children’s scavenger hunt in the

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5 Safe Growth Bets as We Enter 2021

Investor sentiment in 2020 has been on a rollercoaster. We started off with a robust economy that was beaten down to multi-year lows by a health issue that remains at large.

However, it’s a known devil now.  So we aren’t as scared of it as we used to be. Even before the vaccine was available, death rates had dropped to under 2%, signifying that although more contagious, this was hardly

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Austin-Travis County Placed Under Stage 5 Coronavirus Alert

AUSTIN, TX — Health district officials elevated the health alert level to the highest, red-colored tier for Travis County on Wednesday following recent spikes in cases and hospitalizations of the coronavirus — the first time the action has been taken since the beginning of the pandemic.

The move was telegraphed during a previous weekly update staged by health district officials who cited various coronavirus-related metrics in suggesting the alert level

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Did American Outdoor Brands Just Become a Better Buy Than Dick’s Sporting Goods?

The announcement by Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings (NASDAQ:SPWH) that it has agreed to be acquired by the privately-held owner of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s should have investors taking a new, closer look at the sporting goods industry.

The coronavirus pandemic changed the dynamic in the space, and as strong as Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) has been in responding to the evolving needs of the market, American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOUT) may

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Arts, Entertainment and Recreational businesses down nearly 70% in TN according to Business.org

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
While business owners in Shelby County are standing by to see what may or may not change with any new health directive, a new report outlines how the economy of the Mid-South has been affected by COVID-19. An analysis by Business.org found In Tennessee businesses connected to the arts, entertainment and recreation are down almost 70 %  since the beginning of the pandemic. 

“I grew up in

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10 Fun and Free Hobbies for the Restless Winter Months

Woman walking at the frozen lake.
Woman walking at the frozen lake.

It’s inevitable: After the glitz and festivities of the winter holidays, the rest of the winter can seem anticlimactic. But it doesn’t have to be.

Related: 35 Easy Ways To Save Money This Winter

As tempting as it might be to take up an expensive winter hobby — such as skiing or ice skating — to get through the slow winter months, you don’t

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After he was released from prison, a former convict was detained by ICE for 9 months: This is his story

Tin Nguyen slept in on Christmas Eve 2018. It was a light sleep. Nguyen says at California State Prison in Lancaster you sleep light for your own safety.

He heard his cell number, 144, prison number, 06, and last name called over the mic. His door popped open and he ran to the prison’s tower.

“Are you sure?” he asked to double-check that he had been summoned. A guard confirmed.

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Area Briefly: New local job portal; road closure map updated; and more | News

Snohomish County connects job seekers to local opportunities

On Dec. 16, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a countywide effort to assist job seekers and companies to keep talent local and preserve, build and attract long-term partnerships with companies. Unlike other online employment portals, this is a unique connector given its special focus to “Support SnoCo” by targeting and connecting Snohomish County employers with job seekers within the local community.

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