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Tips To Beat Summer Heat

June 29, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With 100-degree temperatures expected this week, the Tennessee Valley Authority is encouraging consumers to use electricity wisely and efficiently. Consumers can save energy, lower the impact on their power bills and reduce peak demand on the TVA system by simply increasing thermostat temperatures a few degrees during the day, turning off unnecessary […]


Forever Wild Board Meets At Lake Guntersville

June 8, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting on June 21, 2012, at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held in the Lodge’s Goldenrod Room. At this meeting the Forever Wild program’s annual report will […]


Executive Order Merging AIDT with Alabama Department of Commerce

June 7, 2012

MONTGOMERY – As part of his strategic realignment to increase jobs and investment in the state, Governor Robert Bentley today signed an executive order merging the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) program with the Alabama Department of Commerce.   The benefit of the merger is increased efficiency in the state’s job creation efforts.  The merger will […]


Premier Entertainment Tonight in Sheffield – Some Tickets Still Available

May 26, 2012

SHEFFIELD – David Johnson, promoter of “Back To The ’70’s on a Saturday Night”, tells The Quad-Cities Daily that ticket sales for tonight’s show have been selling like crazy. “We’re going to have a great turnout”, Johnson said, “You won’t believe all the phone calls and facebook messages I’ve gotten. People can’t wait to see Billy […]


Legislature Passes Redistricting Plans

May 24, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Senator Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, called last night’s brutal legislative sessions, in which Republican leaders were accused of using strong-arm tactics, “the lowest point I’ve seen in this Senate.” The Alabama Legislature approved plans that redraw House and Senate districts which could give the GOP greater control of the Legislature. The sun was about […]


Lauderale County Among The Lowest Unemploment In The State

May 18, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary April unemployment rate is 7.2%, down from March’s revised rate of 7.4%.  April’s rate represents 154,307 unemployed persons, down from 157,494 last month and 203,520 in April 2011.   “Alabama hasn’t seen an unemployment rate this low since the start of the recession,” Governor Bentley said.  “I think […]


Sheffield’s New Baggy Pants Prohibition Seems to Work

May 17, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Municipal employees in The City Clerk’s Office and elsewhere at City Hall have for the last several years gotten far too many eyefuls of partially exposed butt cheeks. Things got so bad at Clayton Kelley’s counter where fines are paid by violators strolling in with their baggy pants down to their thighs, that […]


“Keep The Shoals Beautiful” Gives Awards

April 27, 2012

FLORENCE – Earlier this week, Keep The Shoals Beautiful, a citizens organizations held their 5th awards presentation. The event was held at The Shoals Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Bud Pride, last year’s Chariman of “KTSB” the group’s shorthand name, told the award recipients that, “You inspire us”. The awards were presented to companies and individuals in The Shoals […]


Life Jacket or Anchor – The Choice is Yours

April 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – Tom Minetree is on a mission. Every morning, he gets up and surveys the list of people whose futures he will try to make more secure. Minetree is a lawyer who specializes in Elder Law. Elder Law is the area of law, which impact on the lives of older Americans and their families. As […]


Save Our Schools Rally Draws Thousands

April 16, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Supporters of State funded public education made a pilgrimage to the State Capitol in Montgomery this past Saturday for a rally to support public schools. A crowd of several thousand, sporting bright red t-shirts with the message SOS, save our schools Alabama came at the urging of the Alabama Education Association to protest […]


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