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Rep. Brooks Announces New Army Aviation Caucus

December 7, 2011

Washington –  Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has formed the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC). Rep. Brooks will be co-chair with Rep.  Mark Critz (D-PA). Rep. Brooks says the Caucus will provide a forum for members of Congress, staff and the Army to improve communication and support for Army Aviation.  Rep. Brooks, who serves on the House Armed […]


TVA To Hold Follow Up Session On Redevelopment

December 7, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Tennessee Valley Authority held two public meetings in The Shoals last November to gather input on its Reservation Redevelopment Comprehensive Plan. TVA spokesperson, Larry Softly announced today that, a follow-up public meeting will be held this winter to discuss the feedback from the public. The November sessions provided interested members of […]


James Boyd Moore – Obituary

December 6, 2011

James Boyd Moore Sr., 73,  of Florence, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The visitation will be Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. John J. McKell will officiate. The graveside service will follow in the Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery in Etowah County, Alabama, at […]


Sheffield Utility Board May Be Dissolved

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The City Council is considering changing the way Sheffield’s various City departments are organized. Council member Steve Stanley said that the timing of his presentation has been speeded up because of recent developments with some Sheffield Utilities Board members. The reorganization process would be to eliminate the Utilities Board, and replace it with […]


Chief Ray: Law Has Two Sides

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The U.S. Justice Department says Alabama’s tough new immigration law is creating problems. Federal prosecutors said last week that the strict new law has them overwhelmed with simple violations which take them away from their mandate to go after major criminals who are in this country illegally. Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray told […]


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 […]


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