Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced his first cabinet appointments as well as several key appointments to his forthcoming gubernatorial staff. “We have received a tremendous amount of interest from Tennesseans across the state who are interested in serving our administration,” said Mr. Lee. “I am proud to announce these first members of my cabinet and staff. They are highly qualified to lead in their respective areas and will be an important part in helping our state continue to grow.” The Governor-elect named the following appointments to his cabinet on Tuesday: · Danielle Barnes – Department of Human Services · Stuart McWhorter – Department of Finance and Administration · Marie Williams – Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Ms. Barnes currently serves as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services, and she will … [Read more...] about Barnes, McWhorter, Williams To Be In Bill Lee Cabinet
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With a solo home run in the 9th inning, Mookie Betts clinched hitting for the cycle. Despite the 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays, it was a historic moment for the Red Sox outfielder. Betts became the 21st player in team history to achieve the feat (Bobby Doerr has two cycles to his name). Here’s the updated list of Red Sox players to hit for the cycle: Mookie Betts, August 9, 2018 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays Brock Holt, June 16, 2015 vs. the Atlanta Braves John Valentin, June 6, 1996 vs. the Chicago White Sox Scott Cooper, April 12, 1994 vs. the Kansas City Royals Mike Greenwell, Sept. 14, 1988 vs. the Baltimore Orioles Rich Gedman, Sept. 18, 1985 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays Dwight Evans, June 28, 1984 vs. the Seattle Mariners Fred Lynn, May 13, 1980 vs. the Minnesota Twins Bob Watson, Sept. 15, 1979 vs. the Baltimore Orioles Carl Yastrzemski, May 14, 1965 vs. the Detroit Tigers Lu Clinton, July 13, 1962 vs. the Kansas City Athletics Bobby Doerr, May 13, 1947 vs. the Chicago White Sox; Ted … [Read more...] about Mookie Betts hit for the cycle. Here’s the full list of Red Sox players to do it.
This weekend McHenry County Fair: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Drive, Woodstock. Livestock shows, agricultural and 4-H exhibits, entertainment tent with live music, carnival rides and food. Logan Mize opens at 7 p.m. Friday before the Kentucky Headhunters perform at 8:30 p.m. Raffle winners will be announced at 10 p.m. Illinois State Pullers Tractor Pulls at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and demolition derby at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Season pass is $25; daily admission is $8 for ages 13 and older, $5 for seniors 60 and older, veterans with ID and kids 6-12. www.mchenrycountyfair.com. Food Truck Fridays: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the parking lot of the Lincolnshire Corporate Center, 300 Knightsbridge Parkway, Lincolnshire. Features 12 food trucks, including Toasty Cheese, Grill Chasers, Marty's Eat Wagon, Best Truckin' BBQ and more. … [Read more...] about Festivals: McHenry County Fair, Little Italy Fest-West, Lake Villa Days & many more
By NATHANIEL RICH AUG. 1, 2018 We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. Losing Earth Prologue Part One Part Two Epilogue Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. The science of climate change was settled. Almost nothing stood in our way — except ourselves. We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. By Nathaniel Rich AUG. 1, 2018 Editor’s Note This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing the text is a series of aerial photographs and videos, all shot over the past year by George Steinmetz. With support from the Pulitzer Center, this two-part article is … [Read more...] about Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Five years ago, Delta State University welcomed home its beloved student as its president: Bill LaForge. As a Cleveland native, and the son of DSU’s Dean of College Arts and Science William LaForge (whose name can be found on the university’s library building), his homecoming seems obvious. But he is a nontraditional president. “I did not come through the way of academia,” said LaForge, recounting his 37 years in Washington D.C. where he first served as Chief of Staff to Thad Cochran then as chief counsel for an appropriations subcommittee for the U.S. Senate. As a registered lobbyist he specialized in federal government relations as he represented businesses and organizations with public policy interests – a topic he also taught for over 25 years as an adjunct professor at three different universities including Georgetown. His post-graduate journey took him to Russia, Poland and Bulgaria as a visiting professor, too. Then he … [Read more...] about LaForge leads Delta State into the future