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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 4, 2013

Housing, Employment and Public Education Critical for People with Developmental Disabilities MONTGOMERY – For 26 years, The Arc of the United States has sponsored Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to enhance understanding of the issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and educate the public that people with developmental disabilities can be vital and vibrant members of […]

On the Road and Under the Skies #1

March 4, 2013

Columbia, TN – It was a cold and dreary Friday morning when we left Florence and headed north on Highway 43 to Loretto to pick up our friends Bobby & Carol Hicks. Our road trip destination for the day’s adventure was Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse, a quaint little Mom & Pop style restaurant that Debra and I had visited a few years ago.

The Local Premier of “MUSCLE SHOALS”. Event photos – The Cooper Files

March 4, 2013

FLORENCE – More event photos from the February 27, 2013 premier of “MUSCLE SHOALS”, the award-winning documentary on our area’s rich music history. Last Wednesday’s screening of the film at the Marriott shoals Conference Center was a big success, as was the subsequent screening at the University of North Alabama on Friday.   . . . […]

“MUSCLE SHOALS” Tribute Concert – We found some more photos!

March 3, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – That sweet soul music from last Wednesday’s tribute concert at the Marriott is still fresh in the mind. Those who attended the rare and special concert which followed the triumphant screening of “MUSCLE SHOALS”,  heard an ensemble of some of the most memorable music from our home town. There were just too […]

Ask The Lawyer – “Why does it take so long to get a divorce?”

March 3, 2013

People frequently ask, “Why does it take so long to get a divorce?”  There are several reasons for this.  First, the Alabama Legislature passed a law to make it harder to get divorce.  It states, “A court shall not enter a final judgment of divorce until after the expiration of 30 days from the filing […]

Lee McCormack – Death Notice

March 2, 2013

Lee McCormack, 53, of Florence, passed away March 1, 2013.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.

Eddie Rogers Myrick – Obituary

March 2, 2013

Eddie Rogers Myrick passed from this life on March 1, 2013; he died peacefully at home. He was the son of Glen Ed and Hilda Hardin Myrick. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. His family also lived in Florence, Ala. for some years of his childhood.  He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Glen Myrick; […]

Friends of The Library selling loads of books!

March 2, 2013

FLORENCE– Here’s a great way to stock your home shelves with reading materials and help the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library at the same time. . . . . WHO – The Friends of the Library Bookstore WHAT – Super Spring Sale WHEN – Saturday, March 16, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE – Florence-Lauderdale Public Library WHY – Proceeds from the […]

NW-SCC to hold FREE Financial Aid Workshop March 11th

March 2, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS –  Northwest-Shoals Community College and Educational Talent Search will host a free financial aid workshop Monday, March 11th, at 6:00 p.m. in room 151 of the Bevill Center located on the Shoals campus. The workshop will assist all area high school seniors and their parents with applying for college financial aid. All participants are encouraged to bring completed 2011 […]

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Board ready to begin construction…

March 2, 2013

FLORENCE – They say that to make a perfect omelette, one has to break a few eggs. In the case of the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Board, that saying also applies to their new facility… Sort of. First thing to go… The old golf pro-shop! Last Thursday, the Tourism Board showed off architectural renderings of their new facility, […]

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