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Highway To Be Named For Viet Nam War Hero Frankie Lee Wallace

July 1, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-A group of Cherokee High School graduates meet once a month at the Two Fat Sisters Restaurant in Tuscumbia. Jack Cochran and Buddy Willis invited Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow to attend one month in late 2017. Jack and Buddy introduced Rep Morrow to Curtis Wallace who immediately began telling him about his cousin Frankie Lee […]


Mayor Holt Addresses Needs Of FLAS

June 15, 2018

FLORENCE-On Friday, June 15 Mayor Steve Holt of Florence held a press conference at the Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter.  He addressed the issues of overcrowding and new polices tat will be enforced.  He also stated the shelter will close from June 23rd until  July 4th for maintenance and cleanup of the shelter.  Here are the Mayor’s […]


Solutions In The Works To Stem Flooding At Cherokee High School Football Field

June 15, 2018

CHEROKEE– On Thursday, June 14 the second meeting to discuss ways to control flooding problems at Cherokee High School football field was held at Cherokee High School. This meeting was held to discuss which drainage system could best benefit the school. The decision that either a French drain or a swell would be the best […]


Mike Goens Former Editor For Times Daily Dead At 61

June 5, 2018

BIRMINGHAM-Former Times Daily editor Mike Goens died this morning at UAB Hospital after an extend illness. He was 61. Goens worked for the Times Daily for 37 years, starting in July 1977 as sports editor. After 13 years as sports editor, Goens then moved to the news room where he worked as regional editor, special […]


Colbert County Honors Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Cherokee, Colbert County and Colbert Heights High Scools

May 15, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-The Colbert County School Board held a luncheon on Monday, May 14  to honor the Valedictorians and Salutatorians of the three Colbert County High Schools(Cherokee High School, Colbert County High School and Colbert Heights High School). Judge Chad Coker announced each student from the three High Schools.  Representative Johnny Mack Morrow was in attendance […]


Smoke on the Water Festival and BackYard BBQ Contest…Food, Fun And BBQ-EVENT PHOTOS

April 30, 2018

FLORENCE-Smoke on the Water Festival and BackYard BBQ Contest was a hit.  The weather was perfect, the BBQ was smokin’ and the crowd rocked the house as they enjoyed the food, fun and music. The festival was held to help raise money for Shoals Scholar Dollars. The festival included some mighty fine BBQ, some really […]


‘An Evening With Friends’ At Sheffield Public Library Honors P.B Swoopes And Willie Ruff

April 25, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Willie Ruff, World famous Jazz musician and professor of music at Yale was on hand to help the Sheffield Library with their program ‘An Evening With Friends’ on Tuesday, April 24. Ruff spoke of the influence P.B.Swoopes had on him and that Swoopes was the reason he is what he is today.  Swoopes died in […]


TVA Gives Update On Tennessee River Levels

April 24, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a River update for Tuesday, April 24: River Update: The Tennessee River at Florence, AL, and Savannah, and Perryville, TN is at or near flood stage because of heavy rainfall. Some areas in the Valley have received close to 6 inches of rain, with an average of 3 […]


Sheffield Becomes Bass Fishing Central For High School Anglers

April 23, 2018

SHEFFIELD-The Tennessee River at Riverfront Park in Sheffield hosted more than 500 anglers from 50 schools throughout the state on Saturday, April 21 for an Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association fishing tournament on Pickwick Lake. The tournament will launched from Riverfront Park. The weigh-in, was held in downtown Sheffield in front of the Singing […]


Rock Out Cancer Music Festival and Relay For Life A Winner!

April 23, 2018

THE SHOALS-On Saturday, April 21st at Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame local residents from Colbert and Lauderdale Counties came together to join the American Cancer Society and help beat cancer in one of the area’s largest local American Cancer Society Relay For Life events. Event Leader Melinda Maxwell, relays in memory of her aunt who […]


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