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“History and Haunts” Trolley Tour Marks the Anniversary of a Civil War Battle

October 8, 2012

Tuscumbia –  On Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the Tuscumbia Trolley will once again take tour participants on the annual “History and Haunts” Trolley Tour to some of the town’s most “haunted” sites, among them Tuscumbia’s historic Train Depot and the site of the Civil War battle that took place on […]

Shoals Symphony at UNA unveils spectacular’ season

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. … From Gershwin to Tchaikovsky to a world premiere, the 2012-2013 season of the Shoals Symphony at UNA promises to be spectacular, said Viljar Puu Weimann, the symphony’s music director and conductor. The upcoming performances also mark the symphony’s 30th anniversary season. “To open the season, Yakov Kasman, a silver medalist of the […]

First Friday on Court Street – PHOTOS

October 6, 2012

FLORENCE – It was a beautiful Fall evening, the music was great, the artists were out in full force, and the crowd enjoyed a pumpkin drop. A UNA sorority was raising awareness for breast cancer research, On The Rocks had a shrimp boil that was to die for, and ,all in all, it was a […]

Sheffield Stabbing suspect in custody.

October 6, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office has in custody, Labarags Madden, 29, in connection with an stabbing incident which sent a Sheffield woman to the hospital. The assault took place Thursday night near 21st Street and Ninth Avenue in Southeast Sheffield. Police indicated that Madden has a history of drug abuse and violence. In addition to […]

Louisiana iris

October 6, 2012

In one of my previous posts I discussed the use of Japanese iris for wet spots in your yard.  The Japanese iris can be difficult to grow if not watered well.  Louisiana irises also enjoy moisture, but are a little more forgiving of lack of moisture than the Japanese iris.  These beardless irises are a […]

Alabama not currently identified in multi-state meningitis outbreak

October 5, 2012

Montgomery-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working closely with state health departments in an ongoing investigation of a multi-state meningitis outbreak. The Alabama Department of Public Health is in contact with the CDC and has been informed that Alabama is not one of the 23 states […]

A Whole New Ballgame – When Viewed from the Sideline

October 5, 2012

This past Saturday, thanks to Mark Linder, UNA Athletic Director, I was given the opportunity to take pictures from the sidelines at the UNA vs. Shorter University football game at Braly Stadium

Sam would be pleased – 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration this Saturday – VIDEO

October 5, 2012

FLORENCE – Two blocks of Downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into a street festival of world-class music. And it is all dedicated to Florence native and the Father of Rock ‘n Roll, Sam Phillips. Never looking back, but always fixing his eyes on the future, Phillips kept reinventing himself after most people […]

Bobby Denton to present concert at historic St. John’s Church

October 5, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Senator Bobby Denton, one of the area’s most esteemed citizens, also considered one of the area’s most talented individuals, will present a concert of old-time hymns, gospel songs, spirituals and secular songs of inspiration at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama, at 3:00 p.m. this Sunday. Denton, who retired as Senior Senator […]

New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 09/28/12 – 10/04/12

October 5, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield Police. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.

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