Lead Belly still being celebrated for music

...Lead Belly was Lonnie Donegan, the founding father of British pop, who had a big hit with his sped-up version of Rock Island Line. Donegan inspired British teens to form skiffle groups, including 15-year-old John Lennon, who founded The...

Jack Garrard

...Direction Sergeant with the 266th Field Artillery Battalion. After the war he went to Bear Wheel Alignment School in Rock Island, Illinois and worked as a front end mechanic at Davidson Auto Service in Augusta for 43 years. He was a lifelong member...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Suzy Bogguss to perform country hits, holiday classics

...familiar songs ? including Shady Grove, Shenandoah, Red River Valley, Froggy Went A-Courtin', Wayfaring Stranger, Rock Island Line, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and Wildwood Flower ? comes with a companion book written by Bogguss telling the...

More truckers steer by GPS to save on fuel, time

...other signs point to the increase. The devices are multiplying on truck stop shelves across the nation. At Barjan, a Rock Island, Ill., company that provides traveler merchandise to about 3,600 convenience stops, sales of personal navigation...

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Gage Robert Painter

...Augusta. He made his debut at 11:21 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Bob and Sallie Rainey of Coal Valley, Ill., the late Nick Painter of Rock Island, Ill., and Tammy Agy of Thomson.

Struggling town is banking on American Gothic revival

...Eldon has always been a hardscrabble place, but life there became even more difficult in the 1960s when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad began cutting jobs at its turnaround and repair shop in town, where 20 trains once passed through...

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Your economy

...224 - 190 - 213 Atlantic City, N.J. - 225 - 256 - 274 Warner Robins, Ga. - 226 - 207 - 238 Davenport-Moline- Rock Island, Iowa-Ill. - 227 - 255 - 287 Athens-Clarke County, Ga. - 228 - 182 - 176 Harrisonburg, Va. - 229 - 187 - 166...

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Push made to better safeguard blood supply

...you're talking about an entire nation, in the end, you're losing a lot of blood," says Ben Nefzger, 72, of Rock Island, Ill., who has donated blood several times a year for decades but was turned away for the past year because he spent...

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Business briefs

...representative in Millen, Ga., has completed the company's five-day educational program at its home office in Rock Island, Ill. - Ronald J. Wiggins, the principal of Sego Middle School, was presented the Mike Campbell Exemplary Leadership...

Franck, Spani among 15 new members inducted into Hall of Fame

...spent a few seasons with the New York Giants. Franck went on to coach high school football and is retired and living in Rock Island, Ill. "I'm so happy to be here," Franck said. "The guys worked so hard to get me in. They pushed and pushed...