Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing rain in and near the areas under the advisory. […]


ALDOT Issues Warning for Dangerous Road Conditions On Tuesday, January 16

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is cautioning motorists of potentially dangerous conditions beginning Tuesday morning as light snow is forecasted for the Tennessee Valley. While snowfall is expected to be light, the below-freezing conditions could cause roadways rapidly deteriorate. ALDOT crews are already pre-treating roads in preparation for the event, but these crews only […]


Closings And Delays Due To Winter Weather Threat On Tuseday, January 16

January 15, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY/NORTH MISSISSIPPI-Due to a Winter Weather Advisory some schools and businesses will be delayed or closed on Tuesday, January 16. We will update this list as we get more delays and closings.       SCHOOL CLOSINGS…ALABAMA: Alabama A & M University Albertville City Schools Apple Tree Academy (3 locations) Arab City Schools Athens […]


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Winter Weather Advisory…Snow Accumulations Expected

January 15, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY/NORTH MISSISSIPPI-The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas.  Snow accumulation is expected for Tuesday, Janaury 16. A strong Arctic cold front will swing through the region on Tuesday bringing a period of light snow, followed by a prolonged period of bitterly cold air. Snow accumulations […]


I Have a Dream

January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Day: “I Have a Dream” is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters […]


Madison County Public Fishing Lake Reopens February 1

January 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Madison County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on February 1, 2018, under the operation of new lake manager Chris Coultas. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The 105-acre lake is located 11 miles east of Huntsville in Gurley, Ala. Rainbow trout will be stocked and […]


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Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 24F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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Thursday 01/18 0%
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Friday 01/19 0%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 48F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 01/20 10%
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Scale Back Alabama kicks off its 12th year

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to commit or RE-commit to a healthier lifestyle. When you set a goal to lose weight and get healthier, you’re a winner. Teams can channel their inner champion and pre-register now for Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest weight loss and physical activity competition. This year’s 9-week […]


Franklin County Woman Charged With Murdering Her Husband

January 15, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY-A Franklin County woman was charged with murder on Sunday, January 14 in the Saturday night shooting death of her husband. Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the call came in at about 11:30 p.m. They responded to a home on Ethan Avenue in the Oak Hill subdivision just south of Russellville. 58-year-old Michael Cody was […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 01/05/18 – 01/11/18

January 15, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-Booking Photos from Lauderdale County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service


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Four People Injured In Sunday Morning Shooting

January 14, 2018

MADISON-On Sunday, January 14 Madison Police responded to a shooting that took place at Country Inn & Suites on Winchester Road in Madison.  The shooting occurred around 1:00 AM. Officers found four individuals had been shot with one person sustaining potential life threatening injures.   The victims were treated at Huntsville Hospital. No suspects have been […]


Snow Possible For Tuesday January 16

January 14, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-The National Weather Service in Huntsville saysa good possibilty for snow on Tuesday, Janaury 16 for Tennessee Valley. A sunny and mild day is expected on Monday, with afternoon temperatures warming into the mid/upper 40s. However, a strong cold front will push across the region early Tuesday morning. A band of snow will likely […]


Salar de Uyuni: The Largest Mirror in the World…Where Earth Touches Sky

January 14, 2018

Salar de Uyuni or the Uyuni Salt flats located in the dry desert region of Southern Bolivia. On regular sunny days it’s just a vast stretch of pure white nothingness. But just a little rainfall turns this place into the largest mirror in the world that seems to go on to infinity. Salar de Uyuni […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 01/02/18 – 01/09/18

January 14, 2018

FLORENCE-Booking Photos from Florence  Police (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service


Aderholt Statement on 2018 List of Christians Persecuted Worldwide Because of Their Faith

January 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, January 11 Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the release of the 2018 Christian Prosecution Watch List. “On Wednesday, the Open Doors USA, an international ministry that works with persecuted Christians around the world, released its 25th annual World Watch List at the National Press Club.  While […]


Heritage Preservation, Inc. To Hold Annual Meeting January 21

January 14, 2018

FLORENCE-Heritage Preservation, Inc. (HPI), a community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of local historic structures, sites and documents, will hold its annual meeting for the community at 2:00 P.M. on SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018. It will take place in downtown Florence in the beautifully-restored building known as Singin’ River Live, 526 East College Street, next […]


Sporting Chef Shares Tips for Tasty Venison

January 14, 2018

With Alabama in the peak of deer season, freezers are getting full, which means it’s time to prepare some tasty venison. MONTGOMERY-Most deer hunting in the mid-20th century was done in front of a pack of hounds on a hot deer trail. Plus, it was verboten to shoot a doe back then. Hence, bucks replete […]


Three People Injured One Car-Accident Near Athens

January 13, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson reports a one-vechile crash on Saturday, January 13: “This afternoon shortly after 2:00 Athens police and fire departments responded to a one car accident on Elkton Road at Swan Creek. Piney Chapel Voluntary Fire Department and Athens Limestone Ambulance service also responded. When emergency workers arrived on the scene the […]


Some Facts About The North Poles Favorite Bear…..

January 13, 2018

Polar Bears are a powerful iconic symbol of the strength and endurance in the great white north.  Did you know … About 60% of polar bears live in Canada, from Labrador to the Yukon and from Ellesmere Island to James Bay. The latin name for Polar Bear is Ursus maritimus, which means Sea Bear.  Sea bear […]


“Proof” presented at the Shoals Theatre January 18-21

January 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Proof, by David Auburn… presented at the Shoals Theatre January 18-21 Those with an aversion to mathematics may not be drawn initially to “Proof,” the David Auburn play that is being presented by the Shoals Theatre’s Zodiac Players. It is, at least on the surface, about advanced math and mathematicians. Auburn’s four-character play, which won […]


Lenny LeBlanc Session To BeHeld At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism

January 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is set to co-host Lenny LeBlanc on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Gallery. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. Andreas Werner with Crazy Chester Music will conduct the Q&A Session at the event. Lenny LeBlanc was born in Massachusetts and […]


Avoid getting and spreading flu to others; telephone your health care provider unless symptoms are severe

January 13, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Alabama is experiencing widespread influenza (flu) activity, and hospitals are at or over normal patient capacity due in large part to the number of patients presenting with seasonal influenza-like symptoms.  Emergency departments and outpatient clinics are also seeing very high volumes of patients. At this time, this is not a pandemic flu situation, but a […]


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports – 12/08/17 – 01/12/18

January 13, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service


University of North Alabama Honors Program to Transition to Honors College

January 13, 2018

FLORENCE –The University of North Alabama’s Honors Program will now be known as the UNA Honors College. The UNA Board of Trustees approved the move before the end of the fall semester, with the changes going into effect once the curriculum is approved. Dr. Vince Brewton, director of the UNA Honors College, said he’s excited about […]


Arrest Made In August Murder In Madison County

January 12, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning issued a press release on the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Rose Ellen Jones.  Jones body was found near the Tennessee River on August 16, 2017: “Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 12, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Eugene Defredick […]