Warren Haynes and the Gov’t Mule crew are taking it back to the basics! The Southern rockers have announced a series of performances, surrounding their major appearances at Wanee Festival and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The new dates are all at intimate venues, only adding to the Mule magic on tour.Warren Haynes Plays Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Tunes With Ashes & Dust: Gallery/ReviewWith stops in Columbia, SC, Savannah, GA Athens, GA, and Oxford, MS, these intimate Southeastern shows are certainly poised for greatness. Pre-sale tickets will be released this Wednesday, March 2nd, at noon Eastern, and all information can be found here.
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas say they have arrested a dozen state police officers for allegedly killing 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants, whose bodies were found shot and burned near the U.S. border late in January. Tamaulipas state Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica said late Tuesday that all 12 state policemen are in custody and face charges of homicide, abuse of authority and making false statements. The killings revived memories of the gruesome 2010 massacre of 72 migrants near the town of San Fernando in the same gang-ridden state.
Sale of Local Golf Course Complete: New Ownership Shares PlansNORTH CLARENDON, VT (June 13, 2007) – Stonehedge Golf Course announced today that the course has been purchased by Richard “Dick” Bendig and his two sons, Shawn and Chriss. The 9-hole course, Rutland County’s only par-3 golf offering, features 1,107 yards of rolling fairways and well-manicured greens. The course was designed and operated by Robert Matson since 1995.”We are very pleased to have completed the sale and excited about the possibilities this course has to offer local golfers,” said Richard Bendig, President of Stonehedge. “The real beauty of the course lies in its versatility. For the accomplished golfer, we offer an affordable way for them to improve their short game. For the senior golfer, we provide a 9-hole course that can be easily walked or ridden in just over an hour. And, finally, for the younger/novice golfer, we strive to create an atmosphere that allows them to learn the game at their own pace.””I’ve been playing golf for over 20 years and can still remember what it felt like the first time I stepped onto a tee box at a larger, traditional golf course& Simply put, I found the experience to be rather stressful and unpleasant,” said fellow course owner Shawn Bendig. “Here at Stonehedge, one of our primary goals is allowing the less experienced golfer to feel at ease on the course and enjoy their round of golf. Judging from the conversations that we have had with some of our customers and the smiles I’ve seen on their faces as they come off the 9th green, I’d say we’re heading in the right direction.””We are thrilled with how well course conditions have improved in the past two months,” said Chriss Bendig, the final member of the new ownership team. “Our turf manager has the greens playing better every week!”Stonehedge Golf Course is located on 216 Squire Road in North Clarendon, VT 05759 (directly behind Automobile International at the junction of Routes 7 and 103). The course will continue to operate seven (7) days a week from 7:30AM until 8:30PM.For more information or to reserve a tee time, contact:Stonehedge Golf Course ClubhousePh: 1-802-773-2666Website (coming soon): www.stonehedgegolf.com(link is external)
It is understood Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace, having lined up Alan Pardew as their new manager, also expressed an interest in signing Bent in recent days. Bent has scored 106 Premier League goals during spells with Ipswich, Charlton, Tottenham, Sunderland, Villa and Fulham. Bent Tweeted: “Excited to join @dcfcofficial & will give everything to help the team for the rest of the season. “I would also like to thank Brighton who were great to me during my time there.” The 30-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him remain with the Rams for the rest of the season. Bent, capped 13 times by England, will link up with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday and it is hoped he will be in line to make his Rams debut in the top-of-the-table clash against Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Ipswich – his former club – at Portman Road on January 10. Derby head coach Steve McClaren told the club’s official website, www.dcfc.co.uk: ”We are delighted to welcome Darren Bent to Derby County for the rest of the season. “I’ve worked with him in the past and he brings significant Premier League and international experience with him. “He adds to our already excellent attacking options. Darren has scored goals wherever he has been during his career and we believe he can contribute on the field for us. “We’re braced for an exciting second half of the season, which is always an important stage in any campaign, and we’re got plenty of big matches coming up for everyone to look forward to – and Darren certainly brings big game experience with him.” Out of favour at Villa Park four years after arriving from Sunderland in a club record £24million deal, Bent has only recently returned to the Barclays Premier League side from a loan spell with Championship outfit Brighton. He scored two goals in five matches for the Seagulls and stated he was open to remaining at the AMEX Stadium. However, it is thought the prospect of joining a club who are serious contenders for promotion to the top flight was more appealing. Bent has made eight appearances for Villa this season – seven of them as a substitute. He has scored 25 goals in 72 games since moving to Villa Park in January 2011, but he has regularly been overlooked by current manager Paul Lambert and spent last season on loan at Fulham. Derby have completed the loan signing of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. Press Association
Maria Sharapova will discover the result of her appeal against a ban from the sport in 3-weeks. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce its decision on the matter in the first week in October. Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium in January.
Clark Public Utilities crews are dealing with a dozen power outages today.Nine of the 12 outages are in the Yacolt/Amboy area of North Clark County, where enough wet snow has fallen to close schools, too.In all, 1,253 customers were without power at 10 a.m., including 1,196 in the Yacolt/Amboy zone.To report a power outage, call 360-992-8000.