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Dam On Appomattox River Will Go Away

Dam On Appomattox River Will Go Away

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Crews will start a project soon to remove a dam on the Appomattox River, and state officials it will benefit native fish. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says removal of the Harvell Dam in the Petersburg area will reopen 127 miles of upstream habitat for migratory fish. The list includes American and hickory shad, the American eel, and river herring.

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Michael Jackson’s hometown plans three-day birthday bash

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

The King of Pop's boyhood home of Gary, Indiana will celebrate this weekend with the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts.

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After a bleak start to the year, the economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter.