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“Sheffield Sings” This May 5th

April 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Education Foundation is presenting their annual fundraising spectacular, “Sheffield Sings” on the first Saturday in May. The annual event showcases talent from the Sheffield Community and is always a crowd pleaser.           . . The performance will be held in the Sheffield High School auditorium. Warming up […]

Josephine Odem Wilsford – Obituary

April 18, 2012

Josephine Odem Wilsford, 89, of St. Joseph, TN, passed away April 17, 2012. She was a florist with Greenhill Florist and a member of St. Joseph Methodist Church. Survivors include: Nieces:  Patty Putman, Billie Robinson, Roger Blair, Edie Fisher Nephews: Ronnie Odem, Donnie Odem, Joey Odem, David Odem, Jerry Odem Many other great-nephews and great-nieces She […]

Sarah Francis Adkins – Obituary

April 18, 2012

Sarah Francis Adkins, 85, of Florence, AL, passed away April 17, 2012 after an extended illness. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include: Son: Rocky Adkins- Springville, AL Brothers: James Pettus (Margie) –Greenhill Vernon Pettus (Gail) – Florence Sisters: Marcell Jones- Greenhill Millinea Garner- Florence Grandchildren: Erie Adkins- Jacksonville, NC Sarah […]

Massive Release of Booking Photos Today

April 17, 2012

Check Law&Order for the latest booking photos and arrest reports. You may go directly to the reports by clicking these hotlinks: Florence/Lauderdale 04/03/12 to 04/09/12 Part I Florence/Lauderdale 04/03/12 to 04/09/12 Part II Madison County 04/02/12 to 04/09/12 Franklin County 04/04/12 to 04/09/12

Henry Barrett – Obituary

April 17, 2012

Henry Barrett, age 97, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Booneville, MS, December 19, 1914 to James and Finas Jacobs Barrett. He had been retired from Reynolds Aluminum Company since 1979.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The […]

UNA Student Government Presents Florence Mayoral Debate

April 16, 2012

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama’s Student Government Association will host the 2012 Florence City mayoral debate tonight, April 16 at 6 p.m. in the GUC Performance Center on campus. The debate will feature three candidates running for the position of mayor, including Mickey Haddock, Billy Ray Simpson and Rick Singleton. The candidates will […]

Louise Melton – Obituary

April 15, 2012

Louise Melton, 83, of Florence died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Mitchell-Hollingsworth. Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2012, from 6-8PM at Elkins Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 2PM at Hendrix Chapel, with Bro. Wayne Woods officiating.  Burial will be at Hendrix Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Melton; […]

Deard William Hill, Sr. – Obituary

April 12, 2012

Mr. Deard William Hill, Sr., 70, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Jeffrey Street officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the residence. Elkins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mr. Hill attended the Lighthouse […]

Workers’ Voice Announces Plans To Activate Networks Of Working Families With “Cutting Edge Technology and Old-Fashioned Energy”

April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – At a press briefing Workers’ Voice announced plans to activate and energize networks of working families – both union and non-union – around political campaigns, legislative issues and holding elected officials accountable. Participants noted that as mega millionaires like Willard Mitt Romney, the Koch Brothers and large corporations plan to try and […]

Whoopers Leave Wheeler

April 12, 2012

DECATUR – Nine Whooping Cranes, wintering at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge finally left today on their northward trek, according to a report by Operation Migration. The Cranes, among the rarest species of birds in the world, had been at Wheeler since early February when they had been taken there by conservationists. They were placed in the […]

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