- Hinds County to crack down on illegal tags Updated: May-27-16 7:23 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hinds County has hired an additional tag investigator to catch residents operating with illegal auto tags, including those with tags from another county or out-of-state.
- McComb to rename pavilion after rocker Bo Diddley Updated: May-27-16 6:22 am
MCCOMB, Mississippi - A popular venue for music concerts and other entertainment in downtown McComb is getting a new name.
- 40-year mark: Spoleto Festival USA opens in South Carolina Updated: May-27-16 5:38 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Spoleto Festival USA is opening its 40th season, which promises to be a celebration of the spirit of Charleston, South Carolina.
- Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend Updated: May-27-16 5:32 am
NEW ORLEANS - Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.
- Poultry returning to state fairs, Farm Show, after ban Updated: May-27-16 3:35 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A year-long poultry ban at state fairs in Pennsylvania is about to be ended.
- Oregon Bach Festival to break ground on new building Updated: May-26-16 12:20 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The Oregon Bach Festival will be breaking ground in June on its permanent new home on the University of Oregon campus. The new building will be adjacent to the Frohnmayer Music Building and will likely be called Berwick Hall.
- Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary art Updated: May-26-16 11:24 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital.
- Sumter opens 76th Iris Festival with song, food, dancing Updated: May-26-16 6:16 am
SUMTER, South Carolina - The 76th Sumter Iris Festival is opening with a ribbon cutting and celebration marked by an array of food, music and dancing.
- Texas Crop Report for May 25 Updated: May-25-16 12:33 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of May 25:
- Gov. Cuomo to make announcement at New York State Fair Updated: May-25-16 7:28 am
GEDDES, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to central New York to make an announcement at State Fair, where a $50 million renovation project is underway.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to visit China for trade mission Updated: May-24-16 2:12 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts will lead a delegation to China later this year to promote business relationships with Nebraska's fourth-largest trading partner, the governor announced Tuesday.
- Florida police seek tipster in fatal ZombiCon shooting Updated: May-24-16 1:28 pm
FORT MYERS, Florida - Investigators who combed through hundreds of tips following a fatal shooting during a zombie-themed street festival in Florida say one tipster likely has the information to help solve the case.
- Police: Several pieces of art stolen from Michigan festival Updated: May-24-16 9:01 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - Police say several pieces of art were stolen from last weekend's East Lansing Art Festival.
- Hit the Road Jack: Record travel in Carolinas expected Updated: May-23-16 11:59 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A record number of motorists from the Carolinas are expected to head out on the highway for the start of the summer season this Memorial Day weekend with gas prices the lowest in more than a decade.
- EXCHANGE: Artists display, sell their work at Joliet museum Updated: May-23-16 7:51 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Wine and hors d'oeuvres were served. Chamber music played. More than 400 pieces of art were on display and for sale.
- Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years Updated: May-23-16 1:39 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An upcoming exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole will show how Yellowstone National Park has changed over more than 140 years.
- The Latest: Officer, woman hit by car at NC BBQ festival Updated: May-22-16 5:46 pm
AYDEN, North Carolina - The Latest on injuries suffered after a car hit pedestrians at a North Carolina town's barbecue festival (all times local):
- 2 hit by car at NC BBQ festival; conditions not disclosed Updated: May-22-16 1:09 pm
AYDEN, North Carolina - North Carolina police say an elderly woman and a police officer are suffering after being hit by a car at a community barbecue festival.
- Nebraska sculpting couple combine love of art, horse racing Updated: May-22-16 11:12 am
KEARNEY, Nebraska - Artists Del and Martha Pettigrew of Kearney have combined horse racing and art for their careers.
- Man knows tools of trade for making antler, bone knives Updated: May-22-16 11:01 am
GLENCOE, Alabama - Though he has only practiced his skill for about two years, Randy Yates knows the tools of the trade when it comes to making antler and bone knives.
- Longstanding family farms, ranches set to be recognized Updated: May-21-16 11:42 am
HURON, South Dakota - Families that have spent 100 or 125 years of life on farming or ranching have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair.
- Group donates 24 quilts to home for battered women Updated: May-21-16 11:42 am
WOODBINE, Georgia - The 13 members of The Satilla Quilters have made hundreds of handmade quilts since the organization was established six years ago.
- Texas steps up anti-zebra mussels effort going into summer Updated: May-20-16 6:18 pm
FRISCO, Texas - Dogs are taking on zebra mussels in the effort to halt the spread of the invasive water pests.
- Birding festival set for next month at Canaan Valley Resort Updated: May-20-16 12:51 am
DAVIS, West Virginia - Birders and nature lovers can participate in nature walks, presentations and activities during the annual Canaan Valley Birding Festival next month in Davis.
- Spanish regional government moves to outlaw bull spearing Updated: May-19-16 10:45 am
MADRID - A regional government in Spain outlawed Thursday the killing of bulls at town festivals in a measure that likely will stop the animals being speared to death at one of the country's goriest summer events.