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  • Dallas Launches Aerial Attack to Fight West Nile Virus

    Dallas Launches Aerial Attack to Fight West Nile Virus

    (DALLAS) — For the first time in decades, Dallas has launched an aerial attack against the West Nile virus, sending two small planes to douse the city with mosquito-killing pesticides. The planes sprayed pesticides across 49,000 acres of Dallas County Thursday night in North Texas’ latest war on the mosquito population.  Officials are in a race against the clock, fighting the worst nationwide outbreak of the West Nile virus, which has already killed 10 people in Dallas and sickened more than 200. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 693 cases and at least 26 deaths nationwide in […]

  • Taylor Swift Sees "Red" in New Fragrance Ad

    Taylor Swift Sees "Red" in New Fragrance Ad

    The ad for Taylor Swift‘s new perfume, Wonderstruck Enchanted, has been unveiled on the fragrance’s Tumblr page, and it appears that the singer had her upcoming album Red in mind when she shot it.  Taylor is seen sitting on a red velvet lounge that’s been turned on its end, and she’s wearing a strapless, voluminous, floor-length red gown that appears to have roses printed on it. “I love the look of my ad,” Taylor tells People magazine, adding, “I’m wearing this amazing gown that I loved as soon as I put it on.  It’s a classic look, and that’s been […]

  • Who Will Pay $138,000 for a Date with Dolly?

    Who Will Pay $138,000 for a Date with Dolly?

    How much would you pay for a date with Dolly Parton? An anonymous donor will ante up $138,000 for an overnight stay at the superstar’s high-rise hideaway in downtown Nashville. “I haven’t been on a blind date since high school,” Dolly tells the Knoxville News Sentinel. “I’m truly delighted beyond belief.”  The mystery bidder gets to bring six friends and will enjoy a catered dinner and breakfast with the entertainment icon, though the auction stipulates she won’t be staying the night. Dolly will also take her guests on a tour of her Nashville properties but will stop just short of […]

  • Luke Bryan Gets Down on the Farm

    Luke Bryan Gets Down on the Farm

    Luke Bryan will soon be getting back to his roots as he kicks off his fourth annual Farm Tour in October. Luke himself grew up on a peanut farm and started the concerts to draw attention to local farming communities. Money from the eight dates funds a scholarship for a student from a farming family. Five of the shows take place in Luke’s home state of Georgia, with exact locations to be announced soon. You can buy tickets now via Luke’s website. Here are the cities on the tour: 10/3 — Claxton (Statesboro), GA10/4 — Clemson, SC10/5 — Auburn, AL10/6 […]

  • Alan Jackson Added to Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Festival Lineup in Nashville

    Alan Jackson Added to Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Festival Lineup in Nashville

    Alan Jackson has joined the lineup for Zac Brown Band‘s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville coming up September 21 and 22. Alan is set to join the band for their show on one of the two nights. The two acts teamed up for the #1 hit “As She’s Walking Away” in 2010 and collaborated again on the song “Dixie Highway” on Alan’s latest album, Thirty Miles West. Gregg Allman will also join Zac Brown Band at the Nashville festival along with David Gray, Los Lonely Boys and Amos Lee. The other Southern Ground Festival takes place October […]

  • Ballots will be a bit later this year

    According to reports from the Lee County Board of Elections, requests for sample ballots for the November 6 General Election cannot be met currently because ballots will not be ready until September 7.  The Democratic Convention will not end until September 6 and the ballots will not be printed until President Obama accepts the nomination that night. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Some candidates are posting signs too soon

    SANFORD–The November election is more than two months away, but some anxious candidates appear to be ”jumping the gun” and posting campaign signs around communities.  Candidates are reminded that political signs can be posted 45 days before an election.  The election is November 6. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGp 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.