White River Now’s Big Daddy Randy Alan recently sat down for a chat with Southside Lady Southerner Head Basketball Coach Jordan Riley (pictured) to talk about the Lady Southerners trek to the State Tournament in Farmington.
Catch the full interview below.
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Good luck in Farmington, Southside Lady Southerners!
14 states and one U.S. territory headed to the polls Tuesday in races that will help choose the Democratic nominee to face President Donald Trump in the November general election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden made a strong showing in the South and key northern states, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders earned wins in his home state and the West on Super Tuesday. Former New York City Mike Bloomberg secured a win in the territory of American Somoa, which has six delegates.
Based on CNN and NBC News projections, Biden is expected to win Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Sanders secured a win in his home state of Vermont as well as Colorado and Utah.
For Biden; Alabama holds 52 pledged delegates, Arkansas holds 31, Massachusetts has 91, Minnesota holds 75, North Carolina has 110, Oklahoma has 37, Tennessee has 64, Texas has 228 and Virginia carries 99. For Sanders; Vermont carries 16 pledged delegates, Colorado holds 67, and Utah has 29 delegates.
California and Maine were still undecided early Wednesday, though Biden led in Maine and Sanders in California, a crucial state that carries 415 delegates.
At least 25 people were killed, several others injured and tens of thousands of households and businesses left without power when a tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday, officials said. The deaths occurred in at least four counties, including Davidson, where Nashville is, and Putnam, Benton and Wilson, according to officials. At least 18 of the deaths occurred in Putnam County, officials said Tuesday.
“We have had loss of life all across this state,” Gov. Bill Lee, who declared a state of emergency, said. Besides those confirmed dead, some people are unaccounted for, he said. “There are folks missing.” The tornado is the most deadly tornado event in the United States since 23 people were killed in Lee County, Alabama, exactly one year ago, on March 3, 2019. It is the second most deadly tornado event in Tennessee history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center.
The Los Angeles Chargers and wide receiver Travis Benjamin have agreed to mutually part ways. Benjamin’s 2020 base salary will be void March 8, which will leave the team with a dead cap hit of $1.5 million. Benjamin had signed a two-year extension worth $8.5 million in April of 2019.
Over the past two seasons, the 30-year-old had missed a combined 15 games dealing with various injuries. He was placed on injured reserve Oct. 17 with a quad injury. The Miami product was a fourth-round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft. He recorded 109 receptions for 1,683 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons with the Browns. In four seasons with L.A., Benjamin accumulated 99 receptions for 1,460 yards and nine touchdowns.
Benjamin will be a free agent when the new league year begins on March 18.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics flame-lighting ceremony is due to go ahead as normal in Greece next week despite concerns over coronavirus. The Greek Olympic committee, known as the HOC, said they are working with health authorities and will “evaluate the situation every two days,” per the Associated Press. The Olympic flame is due to be lit in southern Greece and carried in a relay through the country before being handed over to the organizers of the Tokyo Games.
The International Olympic Committee issued a statement Tuesday, in which it expressed its “full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, taking place from July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020.” Japanese officials have blamed Coronavirus for the deaths of 12 people in the country. Coronavirus has killed at least 3,100 and sickened at least 90,000 worldwide.
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