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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, […]

Did You Know St. Patrick Wasn’t Irish?

March 17, 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Before you belly up to the bar for your St. Patrick’s Day […]

Brooks Congratulates 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner

March 16, 2015

HUNTSVILLE– Yesterday Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) recognized Alabama’s 5th District 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner in a special awards ceremony at the Huntsville Museum of Art. The winner, Julie Davidson, won for her charcoal-medium entry entitled, “Waiting for a Cue.” Ms. Davidson is a senior at James Clemens High School. Her art teacher is Ms. […]

That’s All Folks!

March 16, 2015

Domestication of pigs took place in China around 7500 BC. China still is the largest producer of pigs. In the old days, sea captains kept pigs on board because they believed, should they be shipwrecked, pigs always swam toward the nearest shore. The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal. Pigs are part of […]

Just A Pinch….

March 15, 2015

Just a pinch of it and it’s worth it. We’re talking salt here. Used throughout human history, mentioned often in the Bible, ubiquitous and cheap. Mined from salt rocks and extracted from sea water, salt is… well, the “salt of the earth.” You can’t live without it healthily. At the same time, you can’t live […]

Entomophagy….Is It Something You Practice?

March 14, 2015

The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy. Most insects are edible. According to, there are 1,462 recorded species of edible insects. And they’re quite nutritious. For instance, 100 grams of cricket contains only 121 calories, less than half of beef. A cricket contains only 5,5 grams of fat, compared to 21,2g of beef. […]

Decatur Man Arrested On Charges Of Rape In The 1st Degree

March 13, 2015

DECATUR-The Decatur Police Department concluded an investigation of a rape case that took place on February 26, 2015 in the city limits of Decatur.  This is how the Decatur Police describe their investigation and arrest of one suspect in the case: “SYNOPSIS OF OFFENSE & ARREST: On February 26, 2015 a report was filed with […]

Lucky Or Not So Lucky …. Friday 13th

March 13, 2015

The fear of Friday is skeviphobia, the fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia (aka friggatriskaidekaphobia). While both Friday(because Judas was thought to have been the 13th guest at the Last Supper) and 13(because it is an uneven number following the even number 12 widely considered […]

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