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Alleged slayer appears in Opelika Court

June 14, 2012

OPELIKA  — The man charged in three slayings near Auburn University has made his initial appearance in court. Desmonte Leonard went before a Lee County judge in Opelika on Thursday morning. He’s facing three counts of capital murder and two assault charges in the shootings last weekend. The 22-year-old Leonard told a judge he can’t […]

Billy Gene Stewart – Obituary

June 13, 2012

Billy Gene Stewart, 51, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Iuka, Mississippi, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Stewart was an auto mechanic, and was formerly employed in the furniture manufacturing industry. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Cutshall […]

George Kenneth Gulley – Obituary

June 13, 2012

George Kenneth Gulley, 61, of Leoma, TN, passed away June 12, 2012, after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a Baptist.   Survivors ofMr. Gulley are his son Jarret Gulley of Greenville, TN; daughter Lora Gulley of Greenville, TN; brothers Rick Gulley and Jerry Gulley; sister Deborah Friend and […]

NEW TODAY – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/05/12 – 06/11/12 Part I

June 13, 2012

New Booking Photos from FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE. Knife-murder suspect Tiffany Nunley. 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as […]

Billy James Mars, Sr.- Obituary

June 13, 2012

Billy James Mars, Sr., 80, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his residence. A funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Iuka, MS. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements. He is survived by three daughters, Debbie Michael of […]

Cierra Cheyenne Walters – Obituary

June 13, 2012

Cierra Cheyenne Walters, 8, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Cheyenne was a student at Iuka Elementary School where she was enrolled in the GEMS program. She was also a Girl Scout, and played on the Friendly Florist Softball Team. She was a sweet angel […]

Real Time Insurance Verification Coming to County Tag Offices

June 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY– In January, county license plate issuing officials will have access to a new online insurance verification system developed by the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) that will allow them, as well as Alabama law enforcement, to immediately verify the insurance status of a vehicle at any point in time. “By working with the insurance […]

Helen Keller Hospital Gets an “A” in Patient Safety

June 13, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital was recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical […]

UPDATE – Leonard Remains Incarcerated

June 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The three-day manhunt for 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard, who is charged in connection with the shooting death of three people near Auburn University, ended peacefully Tuesday when he walked up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and turned himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside. Leonard was being held in a Montgomery jail […]

Davie L. “Shorty” Wright – Death Notice

June 13, 2012

Davie L. “Shorty” Wright, 69, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Spry-Williams Funeral Home, Florence. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel.

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