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Oka Kapassa Weekend – VIDEO

September 7, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The Oka Kapassa Native American Festival returns to Spring Park this weekend. Representatives from numerous tribes have gathered for this annual event, one of the largest of its kind. The Quad-Cities Daily caught up with Colbert County Tourism’s Ninon Parker, and she told us all about it.

Firestone expands its Shoals operations – 40 new jobs in the future

August 27, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – “When an existing company expands its operations, that says a lot about the quality of the community where it is located,” Greg Canfield, Alabama Commerce Committee Secretary said today. His remarks were given to Business and Government leaders who assembled to hear the news that another company was adding more square footage to […]

Neil Armstrong: War Veteran, Test Pilot, Educator, Explorer – Now a part of history

August 26, 2012

Millions of us were saddened when word of the death of Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on another world, flashed around the Third Rock From the Sun Saturday. Armstrong died from complications of recent cardiac surgery. He was 82. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and […]

Irons endorses Singleton in tight mayoral race

August 14, 2012

FLORENCE – Two-term Mayor, Bobby Irons, who is stepping down from his post, today endorsed former Florence Police Chief, Rick Singleton to replace him. Singleton, is in a tight contest with Mickey Haddock for the post. The municipal election is August 28, and there are many issues facing Florence for the man who wins the post. […]

Greg Ray: No one has yet to come forward – Investigation in neutral

August 9, 2012

SHEFFIELD – After receiving a solid promise that “A victim will come forward.” Police Chief Greg Ray told reporters Thursday afternoon that his investigators have not spoken with anyone who has agreed to testify in court. Ray was referring to allegations of 40 to 50 years of sexual abuse within the church by Oliver Brazelle. […]

Sheffield Police to hold news conference on alleged sexual abuse

August 9, 2012

SHEFFIELD – In the nearly two weeks since shattering allegations of decades of sex abuse against boys by a The First United Methodist Church youth and choir director, little new information has come to light. That should change this afternoon when, at 2:30pm, Chief Greg Ray will hold a news conference at his office.       […]

Shoals’ new regional airline gets a bloody nose – Lands at wrong airport

August 9, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Shoals’ new regional airline, Silver Airways, makes a potentially disastrous mistake at the wrong West Virginia airport. According to wire reports, the pilot of Silver Airlines flight to Bridgeport, W.Va.,  mistakenly put his plane and passengers down on a 3,194 foot long strip, 5 miles from his intended airport. Silver, which is […]

Brazelle admits to inappropriate relationship with younger church member

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Disgraced stalwart of the First United Methodist Church, Oliver Brazelle, admitted to Senior Pastor Zeke Haselden that he had engaged in an “inappropriate relationship with a younger member”. This was revealed to members of the congregation of one of the oldest churches in Northwest Alabama today in a letter sent to their homes, […]

“We have identified 3 victims who are willing to come forward”, Chief Greg Ray

August 1, 2012

 SHEFFIELD – Investigators looking in to the allegations that the former First Methodist Church Minister of Music engaged in criminal sexual misconduct with underage boys, say they have 3 persons, alleged victims, who are willing to come forward. This is crucial, according to Chief Greg Ray. Without someone who is willing to accuse 78-year old Oliver […]

Brazelle’s office searched… Detectives seize computer, documents

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – After meeting with officials of The Sheffield First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Detectives of The Sheffield Police Department were granted access to the former office of accused pedophile, Oliver Brazelle. According to Chief Greg Ray, they seized a computer and numerous documents.               “We’re going over the […]

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