Closed churches’ statues headline redevelopment

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A century-old, cast iron statue of the Virgin Mary that once provided inspiration to Roman Catholic worshipers at Immaculate Conception Church now stands as the artistic and spiritual centerpiece of the newly christened Piazza Maria, just a few blocks away from her former home in Johnstown’s […]

Oak Mountain Middle School to remain indefinitely closed due to damage – Shelby County Reporter

By WILLIAM MARLOW | Special to the Reporter NORTH SHELBY – Oak Mountain Middle School will continue with online learning indefinitely after an assessment of last month’s tornado destruction revealed that the school was more severely damaged than officials first believed. This news comes from the school’s principal, Larry Haynes, […]

Keeping Schools Closed Is, Yes, Unprecedented

(Bloomberg Opinion) — First there were a  spate of teacher lawsuits aimed at keeping public schools shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. Now we’re seeing a rash of litigation aimed at forcing schools to open. Parents in several states are suing to require in-person instruction. Private school parents have also filed lawsuits challenging […]