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Big River’s “Muscle Shoals to Music Row”

November 16, 2012

FLORENCE – Great music, great audience, loads of fun was the order of the evening last night at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Big River Broadcasting’s , “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” delivered on its promise with Ira Dean, Chris and Camille Wallin,  Kim Tribble, and rising Nashville star, Brooke Burrows. It was a solid 2 hours of […]


AMHOF purchase on hold – Barnard: “When one door closes, a window opens”

November 14, 2012

  TUSCUMBIA – Wiley Barnard got the e-mail a few days ago that the purchase deal was being put on hold by Northwest Shoals Community College. “The work will continue at The Alabama Music Hall of Fame (AMHOF),” he told The Quad-Cities Daily. “It’s going to be a struggle, but we’re excited about the future,” he […]


Navistar won’t talk, Bentley won’t talk – This can’t be good

November 6, 2012

THE SHOALS – When it was announced in September, 2011 that Navistar International Corp. would take over the National Railcar Assembly Plant, Shoals business leaders breathed a huge sigh of relief. That warm feeling that everyone was feeling 14 months ago has apparently dissipated. Navistar is in trouble. In the ensuing months, the expansion of the […]


Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announces $1.2 million terminal renovation

November 2, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announced a $1.2 million renova­tion project today that will upgrade the facility and prepare it for anticipated growth. The announce­ment was made by Barry Auchly, Chairman of the Air Services Committee, and Barry Griffith, NARA Executive Director.               “Our remodeling and […]


Hughes replaced at Sheffield Utilities – 2nd Sheffield management shakeup in 4 days

October 30, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Allen Hughes, with 18 years tenure at Sheffield Utilities, was replaced today by a former TVA executive. The news came suddenly and follows on the heels of the dismissal of Greg Ray, the City’s Chief of Police. The two actions are apparently not connected with one another.          .  . […]


Mayor releases Civil Service letter in Police Chief dismissal

October 28, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Mayor Ian Sanford released to the media the letter that he sent to members of The Sheffield Civil Service Board in the matter of his suspension of Chief Greg Ray. Ray was given the opportunity to resign, according to Sanford, but declined. Here is a copy of the letter to The Civil Service Board: […]


Ray defiant, says he looks forward to resuming duties

October 27, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The lawyer for suspended Chief of Police, Greg Ray, issued a media release late Friday stating that his client has received “overwhelming support” from area residents. Florence attorney Tony Hughes sent the letter to area media on behalf of Ray after an afternoon-long meeting following Ray’s dismissal of duties. The letter reads: “Chief […]


Five persons seriously injured in high-speed crash

October 26, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Five persons, one an infant, have been rushed to area hospitals tonight as a result of a head-on collision. Sheffield Police, Fire, and Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene at the intersection of South Montgomery Avenue and Jackson Highway shortly before 9:00 pm.           Three of the victims […]


Sheffield Police Chief fired – Sanford: “This has been coming for a while”

October 26, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford said that the decision to suspend Police Chief Greg Ray was a painful, but necessary thing to do. “I met with Chief Ray this morning, Council member Gary Scales was there, and told Greg that we wanted him to resign,” Sanford told The Quad-Cities Daily. “We laid out our […]


Ritz benefit show a big hit

October 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Excellent Bluegrass and Country music wafted through the auditorium of The Ritz Theater Tuesday evening, as some of the best of Muscle Shoals’ singers, songwriters and musicians took the stage. The show was a benefit for bluegrass legend, Jake Landers, who was all smiles as he and his wife, Joanne, listened to all the […]


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