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  • Christmas Day Tragedy: Father Speaks of Grief, Launches Fund

    Christmas Day Tragedy: Father Speaks of Grief, Launches Fund

    (NEW YORK) — The father of Lily, Sarah and Grace Badger, the three girls who died last year in a Christmas Day fire in their Connecticut home, has spoken publicly for the first time of his grief, his daughters and his glimmers of something positive coming from their deaths by drawing attention to a new fund he has launched in their memory. The nation awoke to the news on Dec. 25 that three young girls had been killed along with their grandparents in their Stamford home. Investigators say hot fireplace embers — cleaned out of the fireplace because the girls […]

  • Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Case: Court to Weigh Dismissal

    Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Case: Court to Weigh Dismissal

    (WASHINGTON) — Alleged WikiLeaker Army PFC Bradley Manning is back in a Ft. Meade, Md., courtroom Tuesday for the third time this year, where a judge is expected to decide whether to dismiss charges against him. Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents while serving as an Army intelligence analyst. The oral arguments set to be heard throughout the next three days will focus on the defense’s request for dismissal of all charges following their claim that military prosecutors have failed to hand over a broad range of documents potentially helpful to the defense. Rather than […]

  • Obama Honors National Teacher of the Year

    Obama Honors National Teacher of the Year

    (WASHINGTON) — President Obama honored Rebecca Mieliwocki as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, saying she is “the definition of above and beyond.” “When kids finish a year in Rebecca’s class, they’re better readers and writers than when they started.  But even more than that, they know how important they are, and they understand how bright their futures can be, and they know that if they work at it, there’s no limit to what they can achieve,” the president said at a White House ceremony. Obama noted that the seventh grade English teacher from Burbank, Calif., has […]

  • Alan Jackson’s Lakeside Estate Near Nashville on the Market for Just Under $5 Million

    Alan Jackson’s Lakeside Estate Near Nashville on the Market for Just Under $5 Million

    Alan Jackson sold his massive estate in Williamson County, TN last year, and now his lakeside retreat on Center Hill Lake near Nashville is on the market too.  It’ll only set you back a little more than $4.9 million bucks and comes with a 6,100 square foot main house, a guest house, a cabin and a houseboat designed to resemble a riverboat. “Center Hill has always been a retreat and a sanctuary, especially during the week,” Alan tells The Tennessean.  “It’s so quiet and peaceful.  I’ve started and finished many songs there.  And I’ve come up with several ideas for […]

  • Jay DeMarcus, Kix Brooks and More Waiting Tables for a Good Cause

    Jay DeMarcus, Kix Brooks and More Waiting Tables for a Good Cause

    Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and his friend NFL veteran Kevin Carter have announced details on the 11th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiter’s Dinner next month in Nashville. The event takes place at The Palm downtown with celebrities such as Kix Brooks, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley, Rodney Atkins, Joe Nichols, Sheryl Crow, John Rich and newcomer Jana Kramer serving as waiters for the night. Stars from the sports and television world will also be on hand to raise money for both The Kevin Carter Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Waiting for Wishes takes place Tuesday, May […]

  • Week of the young child being observed

    SANFORD-  The Lee County Partnership for Children has put together a week of events in observance of the Week of the Young Child, and Day of the Young Child.  Partnership Director Lynn Hankins said it is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children.  Special events will be held on  April 26. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.  

  • A federal construction teaming forum will be held next month

    SANFORD–Large and small businesses interested in being team partners on federal construction contracts are invited to the Consolidated Federal Construction  Teaming Forum May 8.  The North Carolina Military Business Center, CCCC and its Small Business Assistance Center, Lee County EDC, and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center are sponsoring the event which will be held at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.