Parkside Elementary School second-grader Tavian George receives a surprise honor at the school for his part in leading his siblings to safety during a fire at their home. Tavian’s mother, Trista Poole, was able to remove his toddler brother from the upstairs of the home. Tavian assisted his younger sister and brother out of their burning home just minutes before it became engulfed in flames. During the assembly, Tavian was presented with a plaque honoring him as a hero by Cumberland Fire Marshal Lt. Shannon Adams. From the left are interim Principal Shannon Imes; Adams; Edward Root, school board president; Tavian; and Devante Ross, Tavian’s best friend.
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The Big One: Preparing for major mid-America earthquake
It’s a bleak scenario. A massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault kills or injures 60,000 people in Tennessee. A quarter of a million people are homeless. The Memphis airport — the country’s biggest air terminal for packages — goes off-line. Major oil and gas pipelines across Tennessee rupture, causing shortages in the Northeast.
County plans to regulate piercings and change rules for tattoo parlors
While Allegany County regulates tattoos, it does not currently regulate body piercings, but the county health department is planning to change that situation soon.
Legitimate tattoo and piercing shops are cooperating in the update, county health officials have said.
Residents adopt American chestnut trees
Cradling her small American chestnut tree as if it were a newborn baby, Nancy Bean was ready Saturday afternoon to return to her Backbone Mountain home where she would grab a shovel and plant a part of the country’s heritage.
Remember the rumble? Some fled local buildings after shock waves in August 2011
Just when you thought that earthquakes would never happen here — that they are for California and other far-flung places — the events of August 2011 turned that thinking upside-down.
- Upset at Pimlico
- Frostburg State University
- Allegany College of Maryland
I-68 downtown ramp to reopen Monday
The exit 43C ramp from eastbound Interstate 68 to downtown Cumberland will remain closed through Monday morning to allow crews to repair the concrete driving surface.
Mineral deputy, K-9 partner named top team in W.Va.
Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Smith and K-9 Kira were awarded West Virginia K-9 Team of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association earlier this month.
City marbles tournament set Monday, Tuesday at Constitution Park rings
The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department will hold the annual City Marbles Tournament at the Constitution Park marble rings Monday and Tuesday.
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