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Smith to Run for Lauderdale Probate Judge

December 16, 2011

Former Lauderdale County Commissioner William Smith says that he is a candidate for Lauderdale County Probate Judge. In his announcement Thursday, Smith said he chose Dec. 15 because it is the 220th anniversary of the Bill Of Rights. Mr. Smith  said, “I believe the liberties and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights are an […]


Dorson Vickery – Obituary

December 16, 2011

Dorson Vickery, 96, of Muscle Shoals, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.  Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Colbert Memorial Chapel from 11 am to 1pm.  Mike Brooks will officiate the funeral service beginning at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vickery retired from Union Carbide after 37 years […]


Frances Gamble Phillips – Obituary

December 15, 2011

Frances Gamble Phillips, 75, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Hardin Medical Center. She was a member of the Local #115 UAW and a Baptist. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m.  in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 1591 Gadsden Highway Birmingham, Alabama 35235. Mark Mabry will […]


Gilbert Raymond McClure – Obituary

December 15, 2011

Gilbert Raymond McClure, 86, of Florence passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. He was a retired glazier for Binswanger Glass Company, Nashville, Tenn., and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at Greenview Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at noon. […]


Colbert Site Off the Table, RegionalCare to Build in Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) has abandoned efforts to locate a 300 bed hospital anywhere in Colbert County. Instead the Brentwood, Tenn., company, owners of ECM Hospital, ECM East, and Shoals Hospital, will apply for a Certificate Of Need with its proposed facility in Lauderdale County. Jeff Atwood, RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president for […]


William Fred Mitchell – Obituary

December 15, 2011

William Fred “Billy” Mitchell, 79, of Rogersville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Elkins East Chapel  Funeral services will follow at 2p.m. in the Chapel with Derrell Peck and Matt Burns officiating.  Burial will be at Butler Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell is […]


Empty Table Fund Helped by “The Cadillacs”

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – The Salvation Army received a helping hand from a well-known group of musicians Wednesday night. “The Cadillacs” performed their annual concert for the Empty Table Fund at Regency Square Mall. The band, a mainstay of First Fridays in Florence, played a mix of country, bluegras, and some special holiday tunes. Band leader Dennis […]


New Arrests – Florence/Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

Click On Law & Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Florence P.D. and Lauderdale County Shefiff.


James Dale Thigpen – Obituary

December 14, 2011

James Dale Thigpen, Jr., 31, of Lexington, AL, passed away December 9, 2011 of an extended illness. He was the owner of a heating and air conditioning business and a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ. Dale’s family and friends are so thankful for every blessed moment that they had with him.  He is greatly […]


Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]


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