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Governor Bentley Announces Williamson to Lead Transition and Evaluation of Medicaid Agency

March 26, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced that State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson has agreed to lead a task force to ensure a smooth transition in leadership at the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Independent outside experts will also be brought in to comprehensively review the agency’s operations and finances in order to further strengthen […]


Banks Man Wins Four-wheeler in Conservation Sweepstakes

March 26, 2012

Brent Jordan of Banks, Ala., is the winner of a Yamaha four-wheeler awarded as first prize in the Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes was conducted by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) on its Website, www.outdooralabama.com. The Yamaha Grizzly 350 four-wheeler, valued at $6,650, was donated by the Montgomery Yamaha dealership and […]


Arthur Execution in Doubt – Again

March 21, 2012

ATLANTA – Tommy Arthur could miss his appointment for execution because of a federal appeals court. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a judge’s decision that dismissed Thomas Arthur’s appeal. It is not yet certain that the reversal will delay the execution, scheduled for March 29th. Arthur’s appeal focused on the changes by […]


Down Syndrome Awareness Campaign

March 21, 2012

MONTGOMERY- First Lady Dianne Bentley will join 16 other First Ladies from across the nation on Wednesday, March 21 to honor Light the Way, a campaign to support advances in research for the treatment of Down syndrome. The initiative was created by New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie.  To recognize this significant day, Mrs. […]


Another Arrest in Taylor Murder

March 20, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Local media is reporting that a Colbert County Grand Jury has indicted another suspect in the October, 2011 murder of Amanda Leeth Taylor. Ashley Fawn Greenhill, former live-in girlfriend of the alleged murderer, Ronald Weems. Greenhill, also known as Ash Lette, lived with Ronald Weems and his mother in their Muscle Shoals home on Moss […]


No More Bus Drivers Texting?

March 18, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama may join the ranks of states banning cell phone use by school bus drivers under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Joe Hubbard, a Montgomery Democrat, would allow bus drivers to use their phones only in the case of emergency or if parked or […]


Who Says It’s Too Early For Kudzu?

March 13, 2012

FLORENCE – The American Cancer Society and Regency Square Mall joined forces on Saturday, March 10th to honor some hard working women with green hair, the “Kudzu Queens.” It is not hard to pick these ladies out of a crowd, green hair and all… But they actually do a great service to The Shoals. The Kudzu […]


Alabama Governor Robert Bentley To Speak On UNA Campus

February 29, 2012

FLORENCE – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will give a presentation to the Shoals Chamber of Commerce March 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Guillot University Center banquet halls at the University of North Alabama. Supported by the UNA College Republicans, the event will also be open to the UNA community and general public. Emily McCann, UNA […]


Ultralight Aircraft Crashes in Morgan: Two Killed

February 27, 2012

LACEY’S SPRING – An ultralight aircraft crashed Sunday afternoon in Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. The accident happened about 2:30 in the afternoon near the Morgan County community. Two people, a husband and wife were killed in the crash and resulting fireball. The Morgan County Coroner identified the two people killed as Larry Hicks and Gayle Owen. A […]


Woman Sentenced For FEMA Fraud

February 27, 2012

BIRMINGHAM-A federal judge last week sentenced a Birmingham woman to two years in prison for a false statement she made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an attempt to gain disaster benefits after the April 27 tornadoes, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent […]


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