Mary Sanchez: Attention paid to Petito case proves not much has changed

By Mary Sanchez “If LaToyia Figueroa was a pretty white woman, would you know her name? Would you know her beautiful mixed-race face, her cafe au lait skin, the cheery smile of her photo, or know the spelling of her Spanish surname?

Would you — the general public — have wondered how she could vanish after a doctor’s appointment last month?”

The “last month” in that column of mine was July of 2005. And I knew the reply when I penned those words.

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Local Woman Takes on Hollywood

“Amanda Brewer (third from the right) currently works as an assistant on the “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” show starring Jamie Foxx (third from the left.)

Travel Goals After the Pandemic: Couple to Open RV Resort in Alabama

Time Away RV Resort Contact information:

Nathan and Alicia Lawson
160 Summer Dale Lane Lincoln, Alabama 35096

205-855-3033
[email protected]
Facebook -  Time Away RV Resort

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Your newborn and their Social Security number

Photo by Tubarones Photography

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Getting your newborn a Social Security number is important for their future.  If your child is born in a hospital, the easiest way to apply for a Social Security number is right at the hospital. 

Travel Goals After the Pandemic: Visiting Europe’s great libraries

Some books at Oxford University's Bodleian Library date back to medieval times. Photo by Cameron Hewitt.

‘Jeopardy!’: Who Could Possibly Replace Alex Trebek?

  Legendary “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80.

 
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
 

THIS IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY: FORMER REFUGEE RUNS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD

 

Tou Vue was a tiny infant when his parents fled Laos as communist forces enacted revenge on the Hmong for supporting American troops. Now he’s a network engineer for the Lansing School District, running for Waverly Community School Board and raising a family.  Photo by Roxanne Firth

Story by Ruelaine Stokes 

Updated by TNCP Staff

Just Plain Selfish: Are You Self-Sabotaging?

 By Kris Walker

 
Self sabotaging is simply put, as standing in the way of your own happiness, success or growth. While common practices such as procrastinating, over indulging behaviors, self- doubt and fear are often mentioned, in this digital era where we seemingly look towards the internet and Influencers for today's standards, I think that Social Media definitely deserves an honorable mention on our Self-Sabotaging list. Listed below are a few ways that overuse or misuse of Social Media can stand in the way of your greatness.
 

Couple Fights COVID-19 Together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron and Bethany Holloway, former Lansing residents, now living in Minneapolis, MN, fight the novel Coronavirus together.  

They have been married for 24 years.
 
Photo courtesy of the Holloway Family