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South not the fattest part of U.S. after all, study says

April 13, 2013

BIRMINGHAM-It goes against popular belief, but a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB) shows that the southern region of the United States is not the fattest part of the country. “The obesity epidemic is overwhelming the U.S., and there’s this strong perception that Mississippi and Alabama are number one and number two in […]


Carol Schuman – Obituary

April 12, 2013

Carol Schuman (December 16, 1936 – April 8, 2013) of Henagar, AL passed away on Monday April 8, 2013. She was a devoted wife and mother and very involved in activities associated with the Catholic Church and a long time member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Carol is survived by 2 sons Brian and Kevin Zelch, […]


Lea Perry – Obituary

April 12, 2013

September 14, 1927 – April 11, 2013 Lea Perry passed away on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Perry a native of Lincoln County and was preceded in death by her father and mother, Oscar J. Rowe and Essie (Howell) Rowe of Estill Springs. Her brother O.J. Rowe of Estill […]


Mary Juanita Shirley – Obituary

April 12, 2013

(July 15, 1920 – April 11, 2013) Mary Juanita Shirley, age 92 of Sheffield, died Thursday, April 11, 2013. Her family will receive friends Saturday, 6 until 8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia. Her funeral service will be Sunday, 2 p.m. at York Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Shewbart and Rev. Chad […]


Mrs. Alline Sykes Kidd – Obituary

April 12, 2013

July 30, 1917 – April 11, 2013 Graveside service for Mrs. Alline Sykes Kidd, age 95 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery with burial beside her husband Woodrow Kidd. Rev. Milton Martin will be officiating the service. Mrs. Kidd passed away Thursday at Donalson Care Center. A […]


Local bands help UNA students with expenses

April 12, 2013

FLORENCE– Ashton Mabe, a University of North Alabama senior and organizer of the UNA Entertainment Department fundraiser that was held on the night of April 11th. In preparation for this event, Mabe has been stretching herself in several directions. However, once the fundraiser began, she was able to sit back and relax for an interview […]


Celebrating Mother Earth and Why

April 12, 2013

FLORENCE-Shoals Earth month Celebrates their 6th annual Earth Day Fest on Saturday, April 13, 2013 starting at 10 am until 5 pm at Wilson Park in Florence.  There will be many family- friendly events being held in conjunction with The Shoals Earth Day Fest.  See a complete event schedule at the end of this article. […]


Brooks – President’s proposal to sell TVA comes from “left field”.

April 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Response from Southern legislators has been swift to President Obama’s suggestion that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) could be sold to private enterprise. Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks (R-District 4) issued this statement: “Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution grants the federal government control over America’s navigable waterways.  The TVA’s principal function […]


Exceptional Anglers Event Teaches Special Needs Kids the Art of Fishing

April 12, 2013

BIRMINGHAM – Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham will host the annual Exceptional Anglers event called “Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’” on May 8-10, 2013. During the event special needs students from the Shelby and Jefferson county school systems, ages five to 21 with various physical and mental challenges, will be given the opportunity to fish. […]


William Douglas Patterson – Obituary

April 11, 2013

William Douglas Patterson February 25, 1931 – April 10, 2013 William Douglas Patterson of Fayetteville passed away April 10, 2013. He was the son of the late Richard and Effie Ruth Owen Patterson of Madison County. Mr. Patterson served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in […]


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