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Immigration Law Foes Take To Streets

December 3, 2011

FLORENCE – A small group of students and activists held a protest rally in opposition of Alabama’s strict new anti-immigration law Thursday at Wilson Park. About 30 protesters, carrying signs and hurling slogans, marched up Court Street to The University Of North Alabama, and on to The Memorial Amphitheatre. They were rather well behaved, however […]


J.C. Owen – Obituary

December 2, 2011

J.C. Owen, 94, of Florence, AL, passed away December 2, 2011. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Lone Cedar Church of Christ. Survivors include: Son: Dennis Owen and wife Patsy Daughter: Virginia Behel and husband R.L. Brother: Jesse Owen and wife Sue Sister: Addie Snow Pitts (6) Grandchildren, (11) Great-grandchildren, and […]


Arthur “Brandon” Thigpen – Obituary

December 2, 2011

Arthur “Brandon” Thigpen, 66, of Killen, AL, passed away December 2, 2011 of an extended illness. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include: Wife: Brenda Letson Thigpen Daughters: Quenia Phillips, Danonda Hardeman (Chris), Brandy Thigpen, and Candy Thigpen – all of Greenhill Brothers: Charlie Thigpen and […]


Housing Authority To Reinvigorate Park Place

December 2, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority will only make Park Place better, said Executive Director Shirley Whitten. In an interview Thursday with The Quad-Cities Daily, Ms. Whitten promised that the upscale apartment complex in Sheffield’s Downtown is set for a major face lift. The Housing Authority closed the deal to buy Park Place November 28th […]


Park Place Sold To Housing Authority

November 30, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority Monday, closed on its purchase agreement with Park Place. It was a rather quiet real estate transaction. There was little or no fanfare from those in power at The Sheffield Municipal Building, considering how important this business deal was to The City. Park Place was not just a collection […]


Trooper Charged In Deadly Crash

November 21, 2011

Athens –  An Alabama state trooper has been indicted in connection with an accident that killed an Athens couple The News Courier reports that 30-year-old James Heath Moss turned himself in on indictment warrants Sunday and immediately posted $10,000 bail. He faces two counts of criminally negligent homicide. Moss was heading to another accident the […]


Occupy Tennessee Valley Marches On Florence

November 19, 2011

A small, but enthusiastic group of protesters marched on Downtown Florence Friday night. The demonstration was part of a nationwide movement spurred on by Occupy Wall Street.  About 20 participants showed up at Wilson Park just as night fell. Three Florence Police Officers were on hand to provide an escort for the marchers and help […]


Singleton Running For Mayor

November 17, 2011

Florence – Long time Chief Of Police, Rick Singleton announced today that he is retiring from the Force and will be a candidate for Mayor of the City. He has been in and around Law Enforcement in Florence/Lauderdale since 1972, and has been a member of the Police Department continuously since 1980. Mr. Singleton said […]


TVA Gets More Comments

November 16, 2011

Muscle Shoals – A small crowd came to express opinions on a proposed land use plan for the TVA Muscle Shoals Reservation. The as yet undetermined plan is to be implemented within the next five to ten years. The nation’s largest public utility has determined to relinquish most all of its property to local control […]


Paterno Is Gone

November 10, 2011

College Station, PA – Famed U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno and the president of Penn State University were fired on Wednesday in fallout from a child-abuse scandal and cover-up involving a former assistant coach and school officials. The move by the university’s board of trustees thwarted an attempt by Paterno, 84 and one of […]


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