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“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 […]


Governor Bentley Discusses Revisions of Alabama Immigration Bill

April 6, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday discussed proposed revisions to Alabama’s immigration law.  The revisions are contained within House Bill 658, which was filed Thursday afternoon.  “Over the last several months, we have worked closely with legislative leaders and various groups to clarify and simplify portions of the immigration law, and the result is a more effective […]


So Long, Landfill – Council Votes to Close

April 4, 2012

FLORENCE – The City Council voted 5 to 1 to close the controversial municipal landfill once and for all to household and restaurant garbage. Now, Florence will make permanent its decision to truck the refuse to a commercial landfill in Mississippi. More on this story later.


Mrs. Ruby Montgomery – Death Notice

April 2, 2012

Mrs. Ruby Montgomery, a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida died Monday, April 02, 2012.  Arrangements will be announced by Greenview Funeral Home.


Kenneth “Hot” Hayes – Obituary

April 1, 2012

Kenneth “Hot” Hayes, 73, of Florence died Saturday at his residence. Visitation will be Monday from 11AM to 1PM at Elkins Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow with Rick Camp officiating.  Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Park. Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents Will and Mary Ellen Hayes; two brothers William and James […]


Mr. James Luther King – Obituary

April 1, 2012

 Mr. James Luther King, 79 of Florence passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Lauderdale County, a retired U.S. Army veteran where he served his country for 22 years and received numerous medals. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. After serving in the U.S. […]


Restore Prayer In Schools Rally Today – Atheists Plan On Showing Up

March 31, 2012

FLORENCE – Some area Christians are planning to be at Wilson Park Saturday to rally for the restoration of government-sanctioned school prayer. This event is similar to a recent upsurge of efforts to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling on the “establishment clause”; the 1st Amendment of The Constitution. The group is made up of local […]


New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos, Part II

March 26, 2012

New Florence/Lauderdale arrests in Law & Order. These persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge!


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