News
Larry Di Giovanni/News Susie Chrisman has folded The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt into a small square so that a photo image of her son, murder victim Jarrod Chrisman, along with his dates of birth and death, is visible. Susie belongs to a group of close-knitted parents called Parents of Murdered Children. The quilt travels between them throughout the year.

Quilt unites families of homicide victims

Every year for the past nine years, Susie Chrisman of Bladensburg has received a special quilt that keeps the memory of her son, Jarrod Chrisman of Mount Vernon, front and center in the minds of friends and family members — along with nine other young people from other parts of the country who are also displayed on the quilt.

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April 23, 2019

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Events
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Harriet Tubman featured April 28 at Chautauqua

This coming Thursday, April 28, Dr. Annette Jefferson, an amazing speaker, will once again grace the Chautauqua stage and bring to life the contributions of Southern black women operating as spies, scouts, couriers and guides who used Southern prejudices that ignored the intelligence of black women to provide invaluable covert assistance to the Union military – as the most famous one, Harriet Tubman.

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April 23, 2019

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Sports
Submitted photo East Knox’s Drew Salyers poses with his earnings after winning the Justin Thomas Junior Championship by four strokes over the weekend.

Salyers keeps hot spring going

East Knox junior Drew Salyers went from not even knowing if he would get to play in the qualifier, to rising the leaderboards and eventually winning the Justin Thomas Junior Championship this past weekend in Goshen, Ky.

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April 23, 2019

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