Safety inspection begins at Stewartry cemeteries

Safety inspections are under way at Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright cemeteries. Council staff began the condition survey of all memorials and headstones at the graveyards this week. Signs warned visitors: “The maintenance and repair of memorials/headstones is the responsibility of individual lairholders. “This work is being carried out by trained professionals and is being completed … Read more

Wentz, Commanders lose to Browns, eliminated from contention

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Fans booed Carson Wentz and chanted for Taylor Heinicke to no avail while it was becoming abundantly clear Ron Rivera’s quarterback change backfired on the Washington Commanders. It snowballed so badly, it turned into a loss and the end of their playoff chances. Wentz threw three interceptions after getting the starting … Read more

Jones scores 16, Southern Illinois defeats Belmont 63-45

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones scored 16 points as Southern Illinois beat Belmont 63-45 on Sunday night. Jones also had three steals for the Salukis (11-4, 3-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Marcus Domask scored 14 points and added five assists. The Salukis picked up their sixth straight win. Ben Sheppard led the Bruins (9-6, 2-2), … Read more

Rogers, Hanson help No. 17 Oregon women beat USC 73-45

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Endyia Rogers had 19 points, six assists and three steals against her former team and Taya Hanson had season highs with 17 points and five made 3-pointers to help No. 17 Oregon beat Southern California 73-45 Sunday. Oregon (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12) had lost back-to-back games, falling 84-67 to No. 3 Ohio … Read more

Stewarty RFC under-16s defeat Hamilton in West Cup clash

Stewartry under-16s triumphed over their Hamilton counterparts in the first round of the West Cup on a dull, dusky and drizzling Sunday at Greenlaw. Captain Preston Carnochan chose to play with the wind in the first half. The wet, cold and muddy conditions did not bode well for free flowing rugby and so it transpired. … Read more

Svechnikov scores in shootout, Hurricanes beat Devils 5-4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored the shootout winner and Antti Raanta made 24 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday for a franchise-best 11th straight win. The Hurricanes are 15-0-2 in their last 17 games and haven’t lost since Dec. 6 when they fell 4-3 at Anaheim … Read more

Body found in search for missing Ayrshire mum Lisa Haining

A body has been found in the search for missing Ayrshire mum Lisa Haining, police have confirmed this morning. Officers say that the body was found in the Leggatston Road area of Darnley, Glasgow yesterday at around 4.20pm. Cops say that formal identification is yet to take place but the 50-year-old’s family have been informed. … Read more

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