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Athens Approves New Transportation Plan

March 24, 2015

ATHENS-The Athens City Council Voted on Monday, March 23, 2015 to approve the Transportation Plan for the City of Athens. Athens is fortunate to have good access to a variety of modes of transportation.  With such connectivity and access to the greater transportation network, Athens is poised to be a relevant option for continued residential, […]

Knuckle Cracking… To Crack Or Not To Crack

March 24, 2015

Obsessive knuckle-crackers are probably familiar with the old warning: keep up the noisy habit, and you’ll get arthritis someday. If you’re like most, though, the thought of aching joints hasn’t stopped you from cracking away, however guiltily. Can cracking your joints really give you chronic osteoarthritis? Or is it just a myth? Turns out all […]

If You Love Bananas You Have to Read This…..

March 23, 2015

Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for a 90-minute workout. Bananas can fight against depression.  This is because bananas contain a protein called tryptophan, which converts to serotonin. Serotonin helps you relax and can make you feel better too.   Bananas contain Vitamin B6, which regulate blood glucose levels. This vitamin will also put […]

Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

March 22, 2015

The circle-then-lay bit is very valuable for dogs living in the wild and can be critical to survival. It may seem a bit silly for this habit to still exist in domestic pups, but it simply hasn’t been bred out of their habits yet. When the ancestors of dogs we’re familiar with today lived in […]

Ride The Wind…Ride A Spitfire

March 21, 2015

On February 14, 1945, Leading Aircraftwoman Margaret Horton, an RAF WAAF, was assigned a familiar job: sit on the horizontal stabilizer of a Spitfire to help hold the tail down while it taxied on a windy day. Unfortunately, nobody thought to tell the pilot, Flight Lt. Neill Cox, that she’d be jumping aboard. (Horton later […]

Spring Has Sprung!

March 20, 2015

Astronomically speaking, the March equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is known as the vernal, or spring, equinox, and marks the start of the spring season. Meteorologically speaking, however, in the Northern Hemisphere the official spring season always […]

The State of Alabama has issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl

March 19, 2015

UNION SPRINGS, AL.-The Union Springs Alabama Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are seeking public assistance locating Aaliyah Linton. Five-year-old Aalyiah is 4’3″, 100 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 8:40 a.m. at Union Springs Elementary School in Union Springs, located in Bullock County, Alabama. Aaliyah is […]

The Lowly Frog…Spring’s Noise Maker

March 19, 2015

There are close to 4,000 known species of frogs, including toads. They range in size from less than half an inch to nearly a foot long and come in a rainbow of colors and patterns. Adult frogs are carnivorous and will eat just about anything smaller than themselves, including insects, worms and even other frogs. […]

Woman Identified In UNA Parking Garage Death

March 18, 2015

FLORENCE-UPDATE:  We have an update from the Florence Police Department concerning the death of a former UNA student on Wednesday morning: On March 18, 2015, Officers of the Florence Police Department and the UNA Public Safety responded to a welfare check on the 7th floor of UNA’s parking deck. Upon arrival, they located a deceased […]

Martha Stewart…Did You Know?

March 18, 2015

Martha Stewart got into some trouble recently over some insider trading, obstruction of justice and then lying about it all, and many long-time fans of Martha’s place settings and holiday decorating wondered how she got involved in such a mess in the first place. But before Martha Stewart was the goddess of domesticity, she was, […]

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