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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.

Charles H. Truitt – Obituary

June 13, 2012

Charles H. Truitt, 92, of Loretto, Tenn., passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, at Crockett Hospital after an extended illness. He was a native of Lauderdale County, Ala., a Baptist and a retired pipe fitter. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Loretto Memorial Chapel. Sammy Hayes will be officiating. Burial […]

Lawrence W. Stansell – Death Notice

June 13, 2012

Lawrence W. Stansell, 89, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia.

JUST IN – Leonard in custody.

June 12, 2012

MONTGOMERY – A local TV station reports that alleged triple-murderer Desmonte Leonard, has turned himself in to U.S. Marshalls.

Jerry Ellett – Death Notice

June 12, 2012

  Mr. Jerry Ellett, 64 of Florence passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at E.C.M. Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Greenview Funeral Home.    He was the husband of Mrs. Janet Ellett.

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