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John Henry Harris – Obituary

November 25, 2011

John Henry Harris, 71, of Florence, AL, passed away November 24, 2011 of a brief illness. He was a native of Copenhagen, New York. He was a retired satellite communications worker, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a Protestant. Survivors include: Wife: Nancy Jane House Harris Sons: Robert A. Souva Jr. of […]


1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 25, 2011

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a […]


TVA Provides $530 Million in Tax Equivalent Payments in 2011

November 23, 2011

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Authority paid $529,634,769 in tax equivalent payments in fiscal year 2011 to states and local governments where it sells electricity or has power properties.             TVA provides tax equivalent payments annually in the eight states where TVA sells electricity or owns generating plants, transmission lines, substations and other assets, and directly to 144 […]


Black Bears Are a Protected Species in Alabama

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – Black bear sightings in Alabama outside of their primary range of Mobile and Washington counties have increased in 2011. While hunted in other parts of the country, black bears are a protected species in Alabama and no hunting season is established for them through a regulatory process by the Alabama Department of Conservation […]


Improved Access To Alabama Food Stamp Program

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), Food Assistance Program has received notification from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that their application for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation Grant has been approved. The 425,151 grant is aimed at supporting efforts to simplify the food assistance application and eligibility determination […]


Bentley Awards Grants to Create Domestic Violence Crime Unit in Lauderdale County

November 23, 2011

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants to support a new law enforcement unit dedicated to obtaining justice for domestic violence victims in Lauderdale County.The two grants, totaling $79,461, were awarded to the 11th circuit district attorney’s office to form the Lauderdale County Domestic Violence Unit which will investigate and prosecute domestic violence cases. The […]


Mrs. Mildred Wylie – Obituary

November 22, 2011

Mrs. Mildred Wylie, 86, of Florence, passed away Friday November 18, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  There will be no formal visitation.    A graveside service will be at 2:30PM today, Sunday November 20, 2011, in Greenview Memorial Park with Mark White officiating. Mildred was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1943, and a member of the College […]


John Burgess Hughes

November 21, 2011

Name: John  Burgess  Hughes                    Age:59                      Resident: Sheffield, AL Date of Death : November 20, 2011 Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, from 5-8 p.m.  at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Funeral service to begin at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 23 in the chapel, with burial to follow in Sheffield Oakwood Cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at […]


David Franklin Fountain

November 20, 2011

David Franklin Fountain, 50, of Sheffield, Ala., died Nov. 15, 2011. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Colbert Memorial Chapel, with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Officiating is Brother Steve Pochop. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff “Sonny” and Barbara Fountain; brother, Cliff Fountain […]


Sara Olive

November 20, 2011

Name: Sara Olive          Age: 77          Resident : Tuscumbia Date of Death: November 17, 2011 Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 from 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Funeral services to begin at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel, burial to follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens. Officiating is Sister Kim Teehan She was […]


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