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Rain, Coronavirus Impacting Local Farmers

Recent rain and flooding are causing concerns for many in our area. And it’s also impacting our local farmers. This is normally the time of year when farmers are preparing their fields and planting corn. But those plans have been put on hold due to the excess water. Troy Fillingim is a farmer in Pike and Coffee counties who says…

Coronavirus Causing Study Abroad Trip Cancellations

The Coronavirus continues to be a global problem with about 76,000 confirmed cases resulting in at least 2,000 deaths. Back home, Troy University officials are making sure students and faculty are not sent into the danger zone. The virus has caused the university to cancel several study abroad trips to China for the semester. “We wanted to be careful not…

Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises as Virus Spreads, U.S. Advises Against Travel to China

The U.S. has advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus has spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period. The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a worrying sign of its spread among people that prompted the World…

GM Says it Will Phase Out Cars Without Air Bags by 2019

General Motors Co. says it’s phasing out cars without air bags and other safety features by 2019 after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America. The Latin New Car Assessment Program – an independent testing organization – said Thursday the Sail received zero stars in its latest tests. The organization said the Sail is unstable and…

Obama to Welcome Southeast Asian leaders to US For Talks

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) – President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asian nations are meeting in Southern California for an unprecedented two days of talks on economic and security issues and on forging deeper ties amid China’s assertive presence in the region. It’s the first U.S. gathering for the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations….