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Arkansas Business
LittleRock.com Redesign Still Waiting to RefreshFour months after the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau predicted that a
Arkansas Business / Posted 26 minutes ago
Four months after the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau predicted that a “complete redesign” of its website would be ready in June, LittleRock.com, still appears much the same. Don’t Miss OutReal Deals, Whispers and select cover stories are... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Around the areaIn the blink of an eye, the great solar eclipse of 2017 came and left. “I thou
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted an hour ago
In the blink of an eye, the great solar eclipse of 2017 came and left. “I thought it was really cool,” said Sam Hassler, 13, in Fulton for the event with his parents, Annie and Ken, and grandmother Diane. They live in Muscatine, Iowa, and drove 226... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Thousands fill Jefferson City for spectacular solar eclipseThey came from near. They came from far. They came by train. And some even cam
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 hours ago
They came from near. They came from far. They came by train. And some even came by plane. Thousands of stargazing tourists flocked to Jefferson City on Monday morning praying to the sun gods for clear skies to hold out ahead of expected late... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
In the 'Show-Me State,' one city appends 'Totality' for eclipse eventthe solar eclipse experienced Monday in this Missouri city of 120,000. Hundred
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 hours ago
the solar eclipse experienced Monday in this Missouri city of 120,000. Hundreds gathered in Stephens Park where Kashif Ali and Drew Brown took photographs of the eclipse. A New York City resident who works in finance, Ali said he made the trip to... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Total solar eclipse elicits joy, wonder in ColumbiaA crescendo of cheering and clapping greeted the moon’s triumph over the sun Mo
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 5 hours ago
A crescendo of cheering and clapping greeted the moon’s triumph over the sun Monday at Cosmo Park. In the final moments before the total eclipse began, the crowd was treated to a rainbow in the wispy clouds that faintly obscured the sky. But the... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
'I cried': Total solar eclipse elicits joy, wonder in ColumbiaA crescendo of cheering and clapping greeted the moon’s triumph over the sun Mo
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
A crescendo of cheering and clapping greeted the moon’s triumph over the sun Monday at Cosmo Park. In the final moments before the total eclipse began, the crowd was treated to a rainbow in the wispy clouds that faintly obscured the sky. But the... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
The Alter Egos of Southeast TexasRose Anne Taylor works days at an auto parts store and is a volunteer firefight
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 16 hours ago
Rose Anne Taylor works days at an auto parts store and is a volunteer firefighter. But on nights and weekends, she transforms, taking on a different persona she describes as an amplified version of herself. Taylor, 24, tucks her waist-long hair into... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
‘Next level’ is step downThe Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau did something truly remarkab
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
The Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau did something truly remarkable for a county agency back in 2014 — it hired an apolitical, proven tourism professional to head the agency. Because of that background, however, Susan Estler was not... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Hopkinsville gears up for Great American Solar Eclipsewatch the Great American Solar Eclipse is an hour northwest of Nashville. In Ho
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted yesterday
watch the Great American Solar Eclipse is an hour northwest of Nashville. In Hopkinsville, totality will last two minutes and 40 seconds. Cheryl Cook with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “I hope everybody... Read more
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11 News Houston
Anticipation builds as millions pack prime viewing spots for solar eclipseWorld-Herald reported. That's a big number for a state with fewer than 2 millio
11 News Houston / Posted yesterday
World-Herald reported. That's a big number for a state with fewer than 2 million residents. Minneapolis residents Paul and Edie Auguston have been hunkering down in a campground near Alliance, Neb., since Thursday. Paul Auguston sheepishly... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest held SaturdayThe eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest was held at the Burton Coliseum Saturday.
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted yesterday
The eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest was held at the Burton Coliseum Saturday. The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the event. The Coliseum was packed with live music and plenty of local art.... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest held SaturdayThe eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest was held at the Burton Coliseum Saturday.
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
The eighth annual Arts & Crabs Fest was held at the Burton Coliseum Saturday. The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the event. The Coliseum was packed with live music and plenty of local art.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sign fixed; Godspell not playingad for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre said "NOW PLAYING Godspell May 31 - June
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
ad for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre said "NOW PLAYING Godspell May 31 - June 25" ... last week. Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, explained, "We have been working through some [software] bugs with... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Capital City kicks off eclipse celebrationthe solar eclipse just a day away, people from around the country flocked to Je
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
the solar eclipse just a day away, people from around the country flocked to Jefferson City Saturday to prepare for the two and a half minutes of totality. Bobi Thornhill was relaxing under a tree next to her tent at North Jefferson City Park... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Organizers: Geek'd Con 2017 the biggest and best yetThere's only one day left of Geek'd Con 2017 left, and organizers are calling i
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
There's only one day left of Geek'd Con 2017 left, and organizers are calling it a big success so far. The three-day event is happening this weekend at the Shreveport Convention Center downtown and continues Sunday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 5... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Organizers: Geek'd Con 2017 the biggest and best yetThere's only one day left of Geek'd Con 2017 left, and organizers are calling i
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 2 days ago
There's only one day left of Geek'd Con 2017 left, and organizers are calling it a big success so far. The three-day event is happening this weekend at the Shreveport Convention Center downtown and continues Sunday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 5... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Jefferson City prepares for eclipse eventsthe steps of the Supreme Court, they prepared the stage for NASA's live broadca
KOMU Columbia / Posted 2 days ago
the steps of the Supreme Court, they prepared the stage for NASA's live broadcast. In between the Supreme Court and the Capitol, they set up NASA's Journey to Tomorrow trailer. It features workstations with touch-screen computers that... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Charleston businesses ready to capitalize on rare total solar eclipsefirst coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in almost a centu
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 2 days ago
first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in almost a century, area businesses are cashing in. Nathan Frandino reports. Script: As Charleston prepares to go dark during Monday's solar eclipse, businesses throughout this coastal... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Amana Colonies Listed as Area of White Supremacist Activity, Residents Disagreesay the town shouldn't be on that list. "There is no hate group in the Amana C
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 3 days ago
say the town shouldn't be on that list. "There is no hate group in the Amana Colonies," said David Rettig of the Amana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Despite assurances from officials in the Amana Colonies, the Southern Poverty Law Center... Read more
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Boston Globe
Travelers find Massachusetts’ doors lockedSALISBURY — Mike Generelli of Hull was a man on a mission when he pulled into a
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
SALISBURY — Mike Generelli of Hull was a man on a mission when he pulled into a state-owned visitors center off Interstate 95 one evening this week. He had to use the bathroom, and he had to use it now. Generelli tugged at the door to the rest stop,... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Lookout Mountain, Ga., Residents Concerned About Speeders; Town Eyeing Tax Increase26 signatures from residents on Hardy Road was presented at the council meeting
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
26 signatures from residents on Hardy Road was presented at the council meeting Thursday night, asking for more stop signs and speed bumps. John Cline, representing the group, said that at a meeting earlier this week with some council members and... Read more
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The Newton Kansan
Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years– For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will fe
The Newton Kansan / Posted 4 days ago
– For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performance art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Optimize eclipse-viewing experiencefundamental must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse is proper eye
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
fundamental must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse is proper eye protection, with the exception of the two and a half minutes of totality. Provided here is some guidance on how to maintain eye safety and maximize the eclipse-viewing... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
RailRiders executive to become new Lackawanna County tourism directorTools A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders vice president will be the next execu
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Tools A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders vice president will be the next executive director of the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Curt Camoni, vice president of baseball operations, will be the organization’s next leader,... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Couple uses Airbnb to provide extra lodging for the eclipseover 95 percent full for the upcoming eclipse weekend. Megan McConachie, Strat
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
over 95 percent full for the upcoming eclipse weekend. Megan McConachie, Strategic Communications Manager for the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Columbia will see a major increase in people. "We’re kind of saying that if the weather... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Here are candidates for mayor, city council and board of education on Tuesday’s ballotMayoral Candidates Patricia Bell worked with Dr. Richard Arrington on his hist
The Birmingham Times / Posted 5 days ago
Mayoral Candidates Patricia Bell worked with Dr. Richard Arrington on his historic 1979 mayoral campaign, as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson’s historic bid for president in 1984. She became the first female in the history of Birmingham to run for mayor... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Businesses prepare for influx of eclipse visitorsJefferson City businesses are bracing for a busy weekend as thousands of visito
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Jefferson City businesses are bracing for a busy weekend as thousands of visitors flock to town for Monday's solar eclipse. Several Jefferson City businesses said they expect to see an increase in business this weekend. But city officials said it's... Read more
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The News & Observer
Confederate statue protest not hurting Durham businesses — yetto the violent protests Saturday in Charlottesville, on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017,
The News & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
to the violent protests Saturday in Charlottesville, on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham. The group pulled down the statue and proceeded to march to the site of the new police headquarters under construction. Casey Tothctoth@heraldsun.com An... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
FW's Dickies Arena to Host AAC Men's Hoops ChampionshipAthletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said the conference is "delighted
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said the conference is "delighted to partner with the city of Fort Worth and Dickies Arena." The twelve team conference will have a four-round tournament to crown its champion, which decides what... Read more
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Bizjournals
As Wake County sets tourism records, consultants hired to drive future growthDennis Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor
Bizjournals / Posted 5 days ago
Dennis Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Which is why, he says, the CVB has decided to hire an outside consulting firm, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, to launch what will be the county’s first... Read more
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Sweetwater Reporter
Abilene Chamber of Commerce President to Speak at TSTC CommencementAccording to a press release, Doug Peters, president and CEO of the Abilene Cha
Sweetwater Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
According to a press release, Doug Peters, president and CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the Texas State Technical College summer commencement ceremony. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at the Abilene Civic... Read more
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Sweetwater Reporter
President and CEO of Abilene Chamber of Commerce to Speak at TSTC CommencementAccording to a press release, Doug Peters, president and CEO of the Abilene Cha
Sweetwater Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
According to a press release, Doug Peters, president and CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the Texas State Technical College summer commencement ceremony. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at the Abilene Civic... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Shriners help boost Volusia hotel occupancy rate by 8 percent in JulyDAYTONA BEACH — In another indicator of potential impact of this summer’s highl
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
DAYTONA BEACH — In another indicator of potential impact of this summer’s highly anticipated Shriners convention, occupancy at hotels in Volusia County jumped by 8 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago, according to statistics... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Debate on Starkville alcohol ordinance moves forwardpublic hearings on proposed ordinance changes that, among other things, would r
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
public hearings on proposed ordinance changes that, among other things, would reduce the distance from churches, schools and funeral homes alcohol could be sold as well as extend alcohol sale hours at bars, restaurants and other licensed retail... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida, state tourism industry posts strong first half, fueling optimism for record yearMidway through 2017, tourism in South Florida and elsewhere around the state is
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
Midway through 2017, tourism in South Florida and elsewhere around the state is showing record numbers despite economic headwinds in Brazil and Canada that have kept some visitors away. Palm Beach County welcomed a record 4.2 million visitors... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
Nancy Hicks: Women only on dotted line of beltway documentThe Convention and Visitors Bureau will have 3,500 glasses available at Monday'
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
The Convention and Visitors Bureau will have 3,500 glasses available at Monday's Saltdogs game for people who have paid to attend the game, and another 2,000 to 3,000 for those attending a science fair outside the stadium, said Jeff Maul, the... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Extensive infrastructure planning preceded solar eclipseState and city officials feel prepared as they wait for a crush of visitors to
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
State and city officials feel prepared as they wait for a crush of visitors to hit Mid-Missouri this weekend for Monday's total solar eclipse. The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Jefferson City Police Department recently finalized... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Solar eclipse to bring boost in tourism in Quincyoffering train rides to Quincy from Chicago for people to get a better view of
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
offering train rides to Quincy from Chicago for people to get a better view of the eclipse. Holly Cain with the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said they will provide a free shuttle to the riverfront for events the day of the eclipse. She... Read more
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The Morning Sun
KC Metro hotels booked solid for eclipse21 better have made reservations months ago. The KC Metro area has seen a larg
The Morning Sun / Posted 6 days ago
21 better have made reservations months ago. The KC Metro area has seen a large surge in hotel bookings for August 20 and 21 over the past six months with nearly every major hotel being completely sold out — some the entire week leading up to... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
St. Joe prepares for massive eclipse crowds; some expect population size to doublewatch it in St. Joseph -- one of the best viewing spots in the country. Most o
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
watch it in St. Joseph -- one of the best viewing spots in the country. Most of the focus has been on the hundreds of thousands of people expected to show up in St. Joe, but for the 75,000 to 80,000 people who already live in the area, they're... Read more
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NJ.com
After rebuff, N.J. fencing names Newark native as new chairto work with Newark to stage an event there. The secretary of USA Fencing's Ne
NJ.com / Posted 6 days ago
to work with Newark to stage an event there. The secretary of USA Fencing's New Jersey Division said Monday that Alexandra Gioiella had been named acting chair of the 10-member executive board during a teleconference meeting on Thursday... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Woodward Dream Cruise to drive nearly $240 million into local economythe metro Detroit economy — an annual impact rivaled only by the North American
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 6 days ago
the metro Detroit economy — an annual impact rivaled only by the North American International Auto Show, the Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau says. Spanning 16 miles of Woodward Avenue from Pontiac to Ferndale, the cruise of classic... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Solar eclipse could give Columbia economic boosttotal solar eclipse could have a significant economic impact on Columbia, if th
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
total solar eclipse could have a significant economic impact on Columbia, if the weather is clear that day. The Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is estimating the city’s population of about 120,000 could double during the eclipse on Aug.... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Jefferson City embraces its place in history of total solar eclipseFor milliennia, humankind has looked to the sky with wonder. The gospels of Lu
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
For milliennia, humankind has looked to the sky with wonder. The gospels of Luke, Mathew and Mark all reference solar eclipses. Greek, Mesopotamian, Mayan and Chinese civilizations recorded seeing solar eclipses thousands of years ago and tried to... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Grounded Freighter Delays Shipping, Increases Tourism In Sault Ste. MarieBusiness are back to normal in the Saint Marys River, after the Calumet, a 600
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 7 days ago
Business are back to normal in the Saint Marys River, after the Calumet, a 600 foot freighter ran aground near Sugar Island just before midnight on Wednesday. It was finally freed Friday night, but close to 20 freighters were forced to anchor behind... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Crave GFL: Get ready for hot dining deals when Fort Lauderdale restaurant month kicks offa chance to sample haute cuisine at more than 40 South Florida dining spots. Fi
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
a chance to sample haute cuisine at more than 40 South Florida dining spots. Fixed-price menus offer an appetizer, entree and dessert for $37 per person. Tax and tip are not included. Noteworthy restaurants on the list include The Capital Grille,... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
The Wayfarers to perform aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler in Zanesville-- Enjoy a unique opportunity aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler on Sept. 23. The
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 7 days ago
-- Enjoy a unique opportunity aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler on Sept. 23. The Wayfarers, a high energy mountain music band, will perform during three rides on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. The cost for each ride is $15 per person and... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Visitor Bureau’s Blount works with stakeholders for economic developmentTammy Blount, president and CEO of the Monterey County Conventions and Visitors
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Tammy Blount, president and CEO of the Monterey County Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Aug. 7, 2017. (Vern Fisher - Monterey Herald) Monterey >> If there was ever a job that required multiple hats, it would be the one held by Tammy Blount,... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Calendarclerk's home, 18818 Kansas Road, Salesville. To be included on the agenda, call
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 8 days ago
clerk's home, 18818 Kansas Road, Salesville. To be included on the agenda, call 740-630-7947. Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau, noon, Cambridge. Scottish Rite Masons, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite office, 935 Wheeling Ave.,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
It’s Your Business, Aug. 13, 2017that Communications Specialist II Sally Keeler retired from the Kansas Highway
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
that Communications Specialist II Sally Keeler retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol in June, after serving the state and citizens of Kansas for 14 years. She began her career with the Patrol on April 26, 2003, as a Communications Specialist I... Read more
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