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Alabama statewide mask order goes into effect – PHOTOS

July 16, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS – At 5 PM this afternoon (Thursday) a state wide face mask wearing order went into effect. From the looks of it, folks visiting the Walmart in Muscle Shoals appeared to be showing compliance with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s order. The Quad Cities Daily showed up a few minutes early to the public […]


Ruthie Bradley Schiavone

July 15, 2020

Ruthie Bradley SchiavoneĀ  of Pulaski passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 16, 1956 and was 63 years old. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Ruthie fought a courageous battle with breast cancer for 6 years. […]


Serve Day in The Shoals – Church of The Highlands and Sheffield Council Member roll up their sleeves – PHOTOS

July 13, 2020

SHEFFIELD -We got a call from Sheffield City Council Member, Penny Freeman that Birmingham-based Church of The Highlands was coming to town as part of their annual Serve Day. Literally thousands of members of this organization fan out through Alabama every July into State communities, in their words, “To show the love of Christ through […]


Florence updates Media outlets on COVID-19 response – PHOTOS

June 30, 2020

UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 30 there have been 905 confirmed deaths in Alabama from COVID-19 with 5 deaths in Colbert County, 11 deaths in Franklin County and 4 deaths in Lauderdale County. FLORENCE – On Monday, Florence Mayor, Steve Holt held a News Media update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it pertains […]


Lauderdale County Courthouse Confederate Soldier Monument Protests Continue – EVENT PHOTOS

June 16, 2020

FLORENCE – It appears that, at least for the time-being, that area residents are going to continue their work at convincing the County Commission to remove the statue of a Confederate Soldier from the County Courthouse. A schedule has been developed for Monday through Friday protests at the site. These protests are planned to be […]


The World Wide Web can be a dangerous thing… Just ask the City of Florence

June 11, 2020

FLORENCE – “Sometimes you just have to pay theĀ  money, and move on. We have to protect our employees, our residents and the governmental and business entities with whom we do business,” said Mayor Steve Holt, who was referencing the $300-thousand ransom the City paid to cyber-terrorists who successfully hacked the City’s computer network and […]


Some students start a campaign to rename Bibb Graves Hall ant University of North Alabama

June 8, 2020

FLORENCE –When this writer attended the University of North Alabama (at the time, named Florence State University), it seemed that nobody really paid attention to the names of some of the names of the buildings on Campus. There was Rogers Hall, Coby Hall, Wesleyan, Norton, Rice, Rivers, LaGrange… They were just names. And to be […]


Rally For Justice… It’s about time! Florence And Sheffield Rally For Change – EVENT PHOTOS

June 8, 2020

FLORENCE – We Americans just might be witnesses to the birth of a movement that will mark this time in the annals of history. “Enough Is Enough,” could be the rallying cry. On Sunday a like minded group of people held a peaceful rally to honor the memory of George Floyd and all who have […]


“Take It Down” A Group Of Concerned Shoals Area Citizens Ask The Confederate Monument Come Down

June 8, 2020

FLORENCE -On Saturday, June 6 a group of concerned citizens gathered at the Lauderdale County Courthouse to urge the removal of the ConfederateĀ  monument in front of the courthouse. Project Say Something spearheaded by Camille Bennett founder of Project Say Something requested the monument be moved to the Soldier’s Rest area of the Florence City […]


Christian Children’s home and Service One Trucking had a lot of chicken…

June 4, 2020

FLORENCE – So, what do you do with a huge truckload of chicken? That was the issue when Tyson Foods near Dothan told Don Williams that his organization, The North Alabama Christian Children’s Home , could have that much chicken to distribute to area organizations that serve families in need. Well, that was really great. […]


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