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March 18, 2013

Edward Lewis, Jr (February 25, 1925 – March 17, 2013) Funeral service for Mr. Lewis will be announced later. Thompson & Son Funeral Home [sam id=”9″ codes=”true”]

Pearlie Byrd – Obituary

March 18, 2013

Pearlie Byrd (April 12, 1923 – March 2, 2013) Funeral service for Mrs. Byrd will be: 11:00am ~ Thursday, March 21, 2013 First Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, AL Rev. Otis B. Smith, officiating Burial in Shoals Memorial Garden, Tuscumbia, AL The body will be placed in the church at 10:00am. Public viewing will be Wednesday, 9:00am-8:00pm […]

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Now at 6.9%

March 18, 2013

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced Alabama’s preliminary unemployment rate for January 2013 is 6.9 percent, marking the second month the state’s unemployment rate is below 7% when factoring in revised figures from December.  “The long-term trend in Alabama’s unemployment rate is encouraging news,” Governor Bentley said.  “We have seen a steady decline in unemployment […]

Shelby visits Shoals business leaders – Warns against further damaging economy.

March 18, 2013

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce hosted Alabama Senator Richard Shelby at a breakfast discussion on issues of local interest. This meeting, which was held at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center, along with other similar forums, is a regular event that the Chamber holds to give its members access to our top elected officials.   […]

Kodak invented the first digital camera, and then ditched it.

March 18, 2013

A move that surely will go down in history as one of the grandest miscalculations of all time, in 1975, Steve Sasson invented the digital camera using a mishmash of lenses, a variety of computer parts, and an old super 8 movie camera. The camera took 23 seconds in order to capture a picture, and […]

UNA Scholars Selected to Present at Prestigious Undergraduate Research Conference in Wisconsin

March 17, 2013

FLORENCE – Ten students from the Math and Computer Science Undergraduate Research Team at the University of North Alabama were recently notified that their research projects have been accepted for presentation at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference will take place April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, […]

Record Tennessee Valley Historical Society and UNA Scholarship Competition Turn-out

March 17, 2013

FLORENCE-The 29th annual scholarship competition held at UNA’s Guillot Center Auditorium on March 9, 2013 hosted the largest turn-out of scholarship seekers ever witnessed. While past years participants averaged in the mid-60s, this year’s entrants more than doubled – totaling 141 students representing the following High Schools: Lexington (57), Phil Campbell (47), followed by Florence […]

Russia and Japan still have not signed a peace treaty.

March 17, 2013

One of the most paradoxical results of World War II is the fact that Russia and Japan still have not signed a peace treaty ending the conflict. That is even more ironic considering that the two countries never engaged in the kind of bloody and devastating warfare that characterized the conflict between the Soviet Union […]

NW-SCC offers a FREE Jump Start class to 2013 high school graduates

March 16, 2013

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is providing a “Jump Start” on education for the 2013 graduating class by offering them one free class (savings of up to $544 for a four hour class).   “This program is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds,” stated NW-SCC Financial Aid Director, Shauna […]

Game On! Scout Bowl Premiers Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

After all the preparation after all the tests and try-outs, after all of the hoopla, Game Day is here. Eighty-One hopeful college football players from around the world will take the field tonight at Braly Stadium for their last best shot at going Pro. There will be an array of Professional Team Scouts on hand to select the lucky players that make the cut. The scouts represent not only the US’s National Football League, but also the Canadian Football League and the European Football League so there is truly an International flavor to the game.

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