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Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

| August 19, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Isabella Wilkins was called home to glory at the age of 63 on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at home. A native of Uniontown, Ala., she retired from Mattel Power Wheels and was a faithful member of East Chestnut Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by father, Lucious […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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Spotlight on Fifth Annual Amnesty and Deliverance Community Festival

Spotlight on Fifth Annual Amnesty and Deliverance Community Festival

| August 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life, we’re going to have our ups and downs, that goes along with our good and/or bad days but hopefully, everyone that will be in attendance at McMillen Park from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 22, will have a good day with all up’s. […]

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FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:26 a.m., Aug. 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the 6300 block of Bluffton Road in reference to a 911 call reporting a head-on collision involving a Fort Wayne Community Schools box truck and a passenger vehicle. On arrival, officers observed that the driver of the passenger vehicle, an adult male, was […]

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Crossing guards still needed

Crossing guards still needed

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The City of Fort Wayne is looking to fill openings that have come available for the position of “Adult Guard.” Anyone interested is asked apply online by visiting the City’s website at Cityoffortwayne.org and refer to the  “Employment” section for the following listing: Adult Guard Working under the direction of the Sergeant of Crime […]

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Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:18 a.m., Aug. 15, Fort Wayne police responded to the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue after a 911 call reported a shooting at an “afterhours” club. Officers arrived to find a woman, the apparent victim of the shooting, down outside of the establishment. The victim, later identified as 25 year old Fashionee […]

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Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

| August 18, 2015

  FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—The world lost one of the most iconic figures of the U.S. and global Civil Rights Movement with the passing of Julian Bond, Aug. 15 in Fort Walton Beach, at the age of 75. In many eyes, Bond was the epitome of a true warrior, willing to fight for the rights […]

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

| August 18, 2015

By Randall Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Who really believes in giving second chances to someone who is already considered a failure? Many people wonder about today’s society. Most do not think someone in an unfortunate circumstance could make the most of a chance they are given. Is opportunity only […]

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Indiana State fairgoers benefit from Verizon network enhancements

Indiana State fairgoers benefit from Verizon network enhancements

| August 14, 2015

Visitors and surrounding areas get a boost from small cell technology Courtesy of Verizon News Service INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, has amped up its network in Indianapolis for the Indiana State Fair with small cell technology, a permanent improvement that will triple the network […]

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