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Melvin Hayes – Death Notice

June 15, 2012

Melvin Hayes, 80, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Greenview Funeral Home, Florence. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Rogers Chapel Cemetery.

Healthy Valley Women to Present Program on Peripheral Vascular Disease

June 15, 2012

Sheffield – Helen Keller Hospital’s Healthy Valley Women will present “Peripheral Vascular Disease and You” at the Keller Wellcare Center and Red Bay Hospital in June. Dr. Dearl BirdSong will discuss procedures that can improve the quality of life for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is commonly used to treat narrowing […]

Panera Bread Welcomed to The Shoals

June 15, 2012

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Panera Bread on Cox Creek Parkway to wish them much success in their newest location. Here is what Panera Bread has to say about themselves: “We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of […]

Maedrew Monroe – Obituary

June 14, 2012

Maedrew Monroe, 92, died June 13, 2012 following a brief illness.  She was a Tuscumbia native and 1939 Deshler High School graduate. Prior to becoming a full-time homemaker, she was employed by TVA.   She is best known as a gifted pianist, having played for several Gospel quartets beginning at age 16. It was through […]

Elizabeth Taylor Carruth – Obituary

June 14, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor Carruth, 86 of Muscle Shoals, passed away June 13, 2012 Visitation will be Saturday June 16, 2012 from 10-12 p.m. at Colbert Memorial Chapel, funeral services to begin at 12:00 P.M. in the chapel, burial to follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Canada and Annie […]

New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/05/12 – 06/11/12 Part II

June 14, 2012

New Booking Photos from FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE. 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 a public service.

Brown-Forman To Bring 200 Additional Jobs To North Alabama

June 14, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday joined with officials from Brown-Forman Corporation and state and local economic development leaders in announcing that the company will begin its second significant expansion into Alabama in the last 12 months.   “I am appreciative of the new jobs that Brown-Forman continues to bring toAlabama.  We are moving forward in our […]

Alcohol, loud music and kudzu don’t mix for Sheffield man

June 14, 2012

SHEFFIELD – According to Police sources, a 25 year old Sheffield resident is in jail today, because nobody told him that kudzu is impossible to run in.  Early Thursday morning, a Sheffield police officer observed Damien Walker pulling up to the front of the Kangaroo gas station near O’Neal Bridge. According to the official report, Walker had […]

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 […]

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