MLS to return with new tournament in July

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first_img Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter MLS to return with new tournament in July 10th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Major League Soccer (MLS) will return from a suspension caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, for a new tournament starting on 8 July that will form part of the 2020 MLS season. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Sports betting Major League Soccer (MLS) will return from a suspension caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, for a new tournament starting on 8 July that will form part of the 2020 MLS season.The MLS Is Back Tournament, like the remainder of the NBA season, will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World Resort in Florida.The league’s 26 teams will be drawn into six groups. The Eastern Conference will have three groups, one consisting of six teams and two consisting of four teams each.The Western Conference will have three groups, each consisting of four teams. Nashville SC will move from the Western Conference to the Eastern for both the tournament and the remainder of the 2020 MLS season in order to facilitate this.Read more on iGB North America. Email Address Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the tragedy at Tree of Life…

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first_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Back to Press Releases Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:Dear Friends,I’m here in Des Moines, Iowa at the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. It’s Saturday, and several hours ago you learned, as did we all, that a gunman entered Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. A number of people have been killed and wounded. Our Jewish neighbors, our brothers and sisters, are fearful and we must stand with them and provide comfort and support for them and for all. It is reported that the gunman not only ranted anti-Semitic sayings, he has also ranted and spoken against immigrants and refugees and other peoples.We must pray, we must pray for him, we must pray for the spirit of our nation, that a spirit of love and compassion and goodness and decency would pervade, and that spirits of hatred and bigotry would be cast away. But, above all, at this time, pray for those who have died and for their families and their loved ones. Pray for those who are wounded. Pray for the first responders, pray for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Pray for the Tree of Life synagogue. Pray for the City of Pittsburgh. Pray for America. Pray for us all.And then, go out and do something. Do something that helps to end the long night and helps to bring in the daylight. Visit a neighbor. Remind our Jewish brothers and sisters that they do not stand alone. Care for someone. Love. Stand for what is right and good. Then pray. And then act.And pray:Our Father, who art in heaven,            hallowed be thy Name,            thy kingdom come,            thy will be done,            on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.Forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,for ever and ever. Amen.God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.The Most Rev. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Oct 28, 2018 Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Kilsheimer delivers State of the City…

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first_img Editor’s Note: This is the 19th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting Monday, December 26th and running until Sunday, January 1st. On January, 2nd we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Kilsheimer: “The state of the City is strong”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer spoke this morning for approximately 35 minutes, laying out his accomplishments while in office and his vision for the future. The approximately 5,000-word State of the City address touched on several issues including business in Apopka, municipal government, public safety, city finances, grants, economic development, The City Center, The Highland Manor, growth, education, and even the environment.  Kilsheimer opened his speech with a list of what has happened in Apopka during his term in office. Much of it focused on job creation and business successes.“Now, on to the big question. What has Apopka accomplished in the past two years since I was elected Mayor?” Kilsheimer asked. “Well, let me tell you: We’ve been doing quite a lot. Some of those efforts have been high profile; others, perhaps are not quite so high profile, but nonetheless deeply vital for the future success of the City of Apopka. And in fact, “success” is the key word on which I’d like to focus. Because I believe that the task at hand – and my time in office – is about setting Apopka up for success. So, let’s start with the basics: The State of Our City is strong. We are creating a solid foundation to build a very successful future. Business is growing in Apopka, thanks to a growing economy, an expanding roadway network, our location in Central Florida, and a population of nearly 50,000 residents.”Kilsheimer detailed several examples of Apopka moving forward in business on his watch.Florida Hospital Apopka will open in November 2017, adding 300 high-paying jobs.The Northwest Distribution center will open two large, new buildings next year that will accommodate more than 200 jobs.An economic development incentive package to encourage a 33,000-square-foot facility expansion and 100 new jobs at Qorvo, a company with a Global marketplace that has had a presence in Apopka for nearly 30 years.All totaled, the Development of more than two dozen business projects during Kilsheimer’s time on office will create an estimated 900 jobs and more than 624,000 square feet of taxable property improvements.“That’s a good beginning, but we are just getting started,” said Kilsheimer. “Apopka is more than an ideal location for new and growing businesses. Home construction also is improving this year – up 16 percent from 2015 with 324 new single-family homes. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSMayor Joe KilsheimerState of the City Previous articleBreaking News: Car on Fire at house on Monroe Avenue in ApopkaNext articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Signs of life for the Highland Manor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Russian authorities persecute Ingush news website

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first_imgNews News Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News RSF_en Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News Читать на русском / read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the censorship of Fortanga, a news website based in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, in southwestern Russia, which has been blocked throughout Russia since 13 July, and calls on the authorities to stop harassing its staff.Access to Fortanga is being blocked at the behest of Roskomnadzor, the federal agency for the surveillance of communications and mass media, which often blocks sites in Russia without reference to the courts.Fortanga was created in the wake of protests triggered by a controversial border deal last October, under which Ingushetia ceded part of its territory to the neighbouring Russian republic of Chechnya. Internet access has been disconnected several times in Ingushetia since the protests began.On 12 July, the day before the site was blocked, former Fortanga journalist Rashid Maysigov was arrested when masked members of the Federal Security Service (FSB) raided his home, handcuffed him and carried out a search. His mother said the FSB agents “found” a bag containing white powder and leaflets calling for Ingushetia’s unification with Georgia which she had not previously seen.Placed in pre-trial detention for an initial two-month period on charges of treason and drug possession, Maysigov told his lawyer that the FSB tortured him, subjected him to electric shocks and psychological pressure in a bid to extract a confession. He has nonetheless refused to make a statement and denies any connection with the drugs or the leaflet.His former colleagues at Fortanga said he stopped working for the website six weeks ago, after receiving anonymous threats in connection with his journalism. Two other Fortanga journalists, Isabella Evloyeva and Zafira Sautiyeva, said they also received threats. Sautiyeva was subsequently arrested on 14 July and has just been placed in pre-trial detention for two months on a charge of violence against the police during demonstrations.“The blocking of Fortanga, the dubious charges brought against Rashid Maysigov and the threats against his colleagues indicate that media outlets linked to the protests in Ingushetia are being subjected to all-out persecution,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We call on the Ingush authorities to end this censorship and release Maysigov at once.”His arrest came just one month after a newspaper journalist, Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, was arrested in the nearby North Caucasus republic of Dagestan on a charge of funding terrorism that was based solely on a statement extracted under torture from a “witness.”Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.center_img Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more Credit : Vkontakte July 18, 2019 – Updated on July 22, 2019 Russian authorities persecute Ingush news website RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expression to go further Related documents rsf_fortanga_18.07.2019PDF – 194.39 KB May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Four Rose Queens Meet and Greet Public, Inaugurate Altadena Exhibit

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first_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe The 2016 Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and her court of six princesses will meet the public and inaugurate a new exhibit showcasing Altadena’s colorful history in the Rose Parade, at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Altadena Historical Society.The Historical Society is at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, 91001. The event is free and open to everyone.Also present will be Madison Triplett, the 2015 Queen; Ana Marie Acosta, 2014 Queen; and Kristina Smith, 1985 Queen, all from Altadena, and several current and former Princesses from Altadena.“The queens and princesses will form a receiving line after the 3 p.m. program, for photos and congratulations from the public,” said AHS President Jane Brackman.The exhibit, “Altadena in the Rose Parade,” will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. It features numerous vintage photos and articles about Altadenans’ key role in evolving the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game into international fame.“The Valley Hunt Club, which originated the parade and administered it for many years, was formed in an Altadena mansion,” Brackman said. “Hallie Woods, the very first Rose Parade Queen, was from Altadena.”“Altadenans have been parade grand marshals, queens and princesses, float designers, band members, marchers and equestrians,” Brackman said. “We highlight their stories in our new exhibit.”The Historical Society website is altadenahistoricalsociety.org, and the phone number is (626) 797-8016. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Four Rose Queens Meet and Greet Public, Inaugurate Altadena Exhibit Saluting Altadena’s 100-Year Participation in the Rose Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 | 3:09 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick people called to apply for Census enumerator posts

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first_img Previous article‘Warrior’ Willie looking to take his chanceNext articleTheme Tune Boy admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick people called to apply for Census enumerator postsBy admin – January 4, 2011 513 Advertisement The Census 2011 Enumerator application process has opened and they are seeking to fill some 5,000 positions across the country. To date 21,000 people have pre registered their interest in the positions. The final date for applications is next Tuesday January 11, 2011. However the applications process will close prior to this date if the number of applications reaches 15,000. The CSO said that it encouraged people to “Make Your Mark” on Census 2011 by applying to become a Census Enumerator on www.census.ie.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 2011 Census takes place on Sunday 10th April 2011. To find out exactly what the role of an enumerator involves and to watch video clips of enumerators from the 2006 Census sharing their experiences of the job log on to www.census.ie.Successful applicants will be offered fixed purpose contracts of approximately 10 weeks commencing on 8th March 2011 until 13th May 2011. Enumerators can expect to receive payment of €2,200, on average, for their work during this 10 week period.Applicants must be prepared to devote approximately 22 hours per week to census duties but can arrange their own hours. However because of the necessity to make personal contact with all householders, enumerators will typically need to work 5 to 6 evenings every week and at least one day every weekend. If you live in a rural area you must have a full driving licence and the full-time use of a car. You must also have secure storage for census documents.Speaking about the recruitment process, Deirdre Cullen from the CSO said “to date 21,000 people have pre-registered their interest in the Census Enumerator positions. While this level of interest is fantastic we need to turn these expressions of interests into actual applications. We need 5,000 enumerators who are geographically spread across the country in order to complete the Census on Sunday 10th April 2011.“Enumerators are a vitally important part of the census process. We have found, for the most part, that enumerators find it a very rewarding experience and many have done more than one Census. Given the extensive contact that they have with the public, it is important that enumerators have patience, tact and consideration. They must also be able to read maps and understand detailed instructions. It can be helpful if they have some survey, market research or practical social work experience, but this is not essential”.If you are interested in becoming an enumerator for Census 2011 then please apply at www.census.ie. The application process is now open. Applications will only be taken through the CSO website www.cso.ie/census. WhatsApp Printcenter_img Facebook Email Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Daniel Mc Crossan to contest Westminister election for SDLP in West Tyrone

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first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Daniel Mc Crossan to contest Westminister election for SDLP in West Tyrone Google+ The SDLP in West Tyrone has selected Strabane representative Daniel Mc Crossan to contest next year’s British General Election.Mr Mc Crossan will challenge Sinn Fein’s Pat Doherty, saying that an abstentionist MP has stunted the growth of Omagh and Strabane and singularly failed to advance the interests of the North West.However, Mr Crossan says rather than focussing on Sinn Fein and Mr Doherty’s record, he will be campaing on a positive messge of change and commitment from the SDLP……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sdlpmccrossan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal one of four counties covered in major customs operationNext articleMel B “walks out on husband” News Highland Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – December 15, 2014 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Gala: Good time for a good cause

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first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to Medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons.But, fortunately, Pike Countians don’t have to go to those far away places or back in time to participate in the fun and frolic of Mardi Gras.The Colley Senior Complex will host its annual Mardi Gras Gala from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday at Cattleman Par. The event promises to be the most fun and festive Mardi Gras event north of the port city of Mobile, said Catherine Jordan, senior complex director. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Gala are $50 each and are available at the Colley Senior Complex on 715 East Elm Street in Troy. Tables for 10 are also available.Krissy Pinckard, Colley Senior Complex Foundation Board chair, said the Mardi Gras Gala offers, not only a night of great music, food and fellowship, but it is also the largest fundraiser for the Colley Senior Complex. All proceeds support the many and varied programs the senior center offers.“We invite everyone to come out and have a good time in support of a good cause,” Pinckard said. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Al Head celebrates 30 years Patrons of the arts in Troy and Pike County are joining arts organizations and art educators throughout the state today… read more Print Articlecenter_img Gala: Good time for a good cause Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Attire for the Mardi Gras Gala is anything from tuxedos and formal gowns to boots and spurs.“At the door, we’ll have beads and masks for everyone,” Jordan said. “And, there will be a photo booth where you can preserve your memories of the 2015 Mardi Gras Gala.”The Gala will have three food stations, each featuring a different cuisine to accommodate the different preferences in food.“One station will have Cajun foods; another will be a low country boil and the third will feature tradition Southern cooking,” Jordan said. “Later in the night, we’ll have beignets and chocolate milk.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I just don’t know where you could go and celebrate Mardi Gras with better music, better food, more fun or for a better cause than the Colley Senior Complex Mardi Gras Gala,” Jordan said. “By popular demand, the First Generation band from Atlanta is back again this year. First Generation plays any kind of music you want to hear, going back to the 1960s and up through the music of today. The band’s lead singer is female and she is outstanding.”Jordan said requests have already been logged for songs like “My Girl” and by artists including Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.“The band will begin with dinner music and ramp it up as the night goes on,” Jordan said. “And, somewhere in between the ‘saints will go marching in.’ A trumpet will lead the ‘saints’ in a parade around the building. We all look forward to the parade.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

SUCCESS: Councilmember, business owner Jones sets example of leadership

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first_img “Politics, politics. Sometimes, I wonder what I have gotten into,” Jones said, laughing.Then on a serious note, Jones said he threw his hat into the political arena because he has a passion for helping people.“When Charlie ‘Sarge’ Dunn said he was not going to seek re-election as the councilman from District One, I saw that as an opportunity for me to be more involved in the community,” Jones said. “I’ve always enjoyed helping people, especially young people and our seniors. I thought what better way to give back to my community than to serve on the city council.”Jones said by serving on the Troy City Council, he has the opportunity to be of service to the people of his district and all of Troy.”“I was fortunate to be elected and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve,” he said. “My intentions are to try to build on the success that we already enjoy and to continue moving the city forward.”As a businessman, Jones is fulfilling his commitment to help the city continue to move forward. He is in the process of bringing back the Crowe’s Chicken menu to his restaurant on North Three Notch Street.“People have been asking me when I was going to bring back the chicken and that’s what I’m working on,” Jones said. “The seniors, especially, were disappointed that we didn’t have Crowe’s chicken and I wanted to bring it back for them, as well as everybody else that likes Crowe’s fried chicken. And, hopefully, it will bring a little more business to that part of town.” SUCCESS: Councilmember, business owner Jones sets example of leadership “Give customers something you appreciate first and something they appreciate when they get it,” Jones said. “Next, provide excellent customer service. If you do those two things, you’ll have a good chance for success.”Jones admitted that when a new chicken restaurant comes to town, that’s cause for concern.“You know for the new business to be successful, they have to get customers from somewhere,” he said. “You have to continue to do put out a good product and provide good customer service so their customers won’t be your customers.”Jones said he has taken what he learned in the business world and applied it to city government. Robert Jones has always worked to be successful in whatever he does, whether that’s owning and operating his Crowe’s Chicken restaurant or serving on the Troy City Council as the representive for District 1. Jones started as the assistant manager of Crowe’s in 1981 and has owned the business for the last 21 years. He was elected to the Troy City Council in August 2016. Above, Jones fills an order at the Crowe’s on U.S. Highway 231 in Troy.Long before he was elected to the Troy City Council, Robert Jones was a successful businessman in Troy.Sherroll Crowe opened Crowe’s Chicken restaurant on Highway 231 in Troy in 1976. In 1981, Jones came on board as the assistant manager. Before long he was promoted to manager.“I worked as manager for 17 years and, if I do say so myself, we were very successful,” Jones said. “Every year, our business increased.” By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2017 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like TRAIN TALES: Play will showcase Troy, Alabama history The first momentous lift to the town of Troy came in 1870 when the Mobile and Girard Railroad was extended… read more Crowe owned three Crowe’s Chicken restaurants, on Highway 231 and North Three Notch in Troy and a location in Brundidge. He decided to get out of the restaurant business and gave Jones and the manager in Brundidge first options to buy the businesses.“I thought about it and decided, what better than to work for yourself, and I’ve been working for myself for 21 years now,” Jones said. “We’ve been very fortunate.  Crowe’s Chicken on 231 has received a lot of awards. One magazine named us the best chicken restaurant in the nation and, in another poll, we came in second to a place in Birmingham. People in Troy and Pike County have been good to us and Troy University students have really supported Crowe’s and I appreciate them all.” Jones said the key to a successful business is providing a great product. 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Manhunt underway for person of interest in shooting of 2 Dallas police officers, civilian

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A manhunt is underway for a person of interest in the North Dallas shooting that injured two police officers and a civilian at a Home Depot, authorities said.911 dispatchers received a call to go to the Home Depot shortly after 4:12 p.m., Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said in a press conference Tuesday night. After the responding officers arrived, a subsequent call for assistance was made after the shooting began.Two Dallas Police officers were critically wounded, the Dallas Police Department posted on Twitter shortly after the shooting. A civilian who is a loss prevention officer for Home Depot was also shot, Hall said. His or her condition is unknown at this time, police said.Police were actively searching for the person of interest in a nearby wooded area on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities identified him as 29-year-old Armando Luis Juarez, who possibly left the location in a white pickup truck.Juarez is to be considered and dangerous, Hall said, adding that it is unclear “how he was able to get a gun and shoot all three of the victims.”Hall asked the community to contact police if they see Juarez or have any information on who and where he is.The officers were transported by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where they are getting the “best possible care,” Hall said.Hall did not release their names or an update on their conditions when speaking to the media out of respect for the families, she said.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings described the aftermath of the shooting as a “two-front battle,” referring to the victims’ battles for their lives at the hospital as well as “the battle out in the community” to find the person of interest.The police department asked for prayers for the victims and their families.“I want to ask each and every one of you for your prayers … for our officers, for their families and for our entire DPD family, because we need you right now,” Hall said. “Our hearts are very heavy.”State, local and federal law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.In 2016, five Dallas law enforcement officers were shot and killed and seven more injured after they were ambushed by 25-year-old former Army reservist Micah Xavier Johnson. Johnson later died in a standoff with police.Former Dallas Police Chief and ABC News contributor David Brown said the most recent shooting on two Dallas police officers is “too much to bear for one department in such a short time frame.”“Once again, it sobers us to realize what officers walk into day in and day out, how quickly they can become victims,” Rawlings said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more