The flood that occurred in Alexander County on November 12, 2020 will be remembered by many for the tragic loss of life and damage that occurred. The flooding caused the closure of 16 roads for repairs, and 13 roads still closed. The Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard a highway update from Public Information Officer …

HOUSTON – Given that Reports emerged that Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Lakewood Church received $ 4.4 million in loans from the Payroll Protection Program, the Osteens have responded through representatives for Lakewood, saying they initially did not accept help. However, as the pandemic progressed, Lakewood said it requested the assistance to support its employees as …

A controversial church in Rutherford County, which has been accused of abuse by former members, received a loan through the federal government’s small business aid program, records released this week show. The Word of Faith Fellowship, a Spindale-based church, raised between $ 150,000 and $ 350,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program, data from the Small …

Economic distress, rampant corruption, a selfish ruling elite and the ever-looming fear of armed militias – little goes their way, but protesters in Iraq and Lebanon have found a reason to smile. In the university elections in Lebanon, they turned into candidates and gave a beating to opposing student groups backed by traditional political parties …

BEIRUT — Unsolved or unpunished assassinations are the norm in Lebanon. The murder last week of publisher and activist Lokman Slim, found by gunshot in his car, is unlikely to be the exception. Slim’s family and friends gathered at his home for a memorial service on February 11, with some speculating that Hezbollah may have …

Nothing has changed and everything has changed. In Mar Mikhael, one of the neighborhoods in Beirut most damaged by the explosion last August, there were more signs of reconstruction than destruction when I visited last month. New glass cases were mounted; inside the pubs, furniture has been put in place for the reopening. Across the …

BESA Center Perspectives Paper n ° 1 831, November 26, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Despite their desire to oust bigotry from the corrupt government of their country, Lebanese civilians are likely to see heightened tensions across religious lines. Iran will continue to support Hezbollah despite its regional weakening, while Turkey and Qatar will play a more …