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Florence Mayor Mickey Haddock announces new Animal Control Director

March 24, 2016

FLORENCE-Mayor Mickey Haddock is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Leah Fox as the new Animal Control Director for the City of Florence. Mrs. Fox began her employment with the City on Monday, March 21, 2016. She holds a degree in Animal Science from the Columbia State Community College in Tennessee, and has ten […]


Three Arrested For What Is Being Called A Revenge Beating

March 22, 2016

ATHENS-Limestone County deputies arrested a Mother and son along with another man for allegedly attacking another man in what appears to be done in retaliation for what the three claim was a set up on drug charges. Vickie Goode age 50, her son age 21, and Timothy Gordon age 51 were arrested on Sunday, March 20. […]


National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of 1992 National Heritage Fellow Jerry Brown

March 12, 2016

  WASHINGTON,DC—The National Endowment for the Arts has issued a statement oon the death of world reknown potter Jerry Brown of Hamilton, Alabama.  Brown passed away on Frida, March 4: “It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of 1992 National Heritage Fellow Jerry Brown, a potter from […]


Governor Bentley Releases Statement on Death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

March 6, 2016

MONTGOMERY–Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday released a statement on the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. “I am saddened to hear of the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. President and Mrs. Reagan were dedicated public servants and always prioritized helping those in need. During her time in the White House, First Lady […]


Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dead At 94

March 6, 2016

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died, according to The Reagan Foundation. She was 94. Born Nancy Robbins on July 6, 1921, at Sloane Hospital, in Flushing, Queens, her mother, Edith, was a socialite and actress while her father, Kenneth Robbins, was a used car salesman. She was only 6 years old when her parents […]


Madison County Sheriff’s Department Helping Special Olympics With Two Fundraisers

March 4, 2016

MADISON-The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be taking part in a couple of events to help raise money for Special Olympics coming up in the near future .   The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is proud to be a part of the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics “Cops on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics. Held at a […]


Missing Fishermen Identified As Local Band Member And Ricatoni’s Employee

March 3, 2016

FLORENCE-The search has resumed for the two fishermen reported  missing  from Florence Harbor  around 7 PM on Wednesday, March 2 . Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency officials said the boat the brothers were using was pinned upside down and had damage to the hull when they found it. The search for Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders of Florence resumed […]


Three Arrested One Suspect At Large In Decatur Drug Bust

March 3, 2016

DECATUR-After numerous complaints concerning possible drug sales on Kelly Avenue in Decatur the Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit arrested three suspects and are looking for one more: “During the months of February and March, 2016 members of the Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit received numerous complaints concerning the sales of cocaine on Kelly […]


George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Kicks Off March 3

March 2, 2016

FLORENCE-The 19th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival begins tomorrow, March 3, with 3:30 screenings at The Mane Room. Screenings will continue through Saturday at 4 pm. The independent films selected for screening at this year’s festival will be represented by a record number of visiting filmmakers from across the globe, who will be on […]


Harper Lee Dead At 89

February 19, 2016

MONROEVILLE-Beloved author of “To Kill A Mockingbird” Harper Lee has died.  She died at her home in Monroeville, Alabama on Friday, February 19, 2016. City officials in Monroeville confirmed the death of the Pulitzer Prize winning writer.  Lee was 89 and became famous after penning “To Kill A Mockingbird” a novel about a small Southern […]


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