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Carolyn Mae Pennington – Obituary

November 27, 2011

Carolyn Mae Pennington, 66 of Riverdale, GA formerly of Florence, AL  passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  She was a native of Lauderdale Co and was a graduate of Central High School, Hiwassee College and East Tennessee State University. Visitation will be held today, November 28, 2011 from 11:30 -1:00 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. She […]

Johnnie Harland Odell – Obituary

November 26, 2011

Johnnie Harland Odell, 75, of Lexington, AL, went home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2011. He was retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of the Grace Christian Baptist Church.   Survivors include: His wife of 54 years, Carolyn Stanfield Odell Son: Johnny Odell (Becky) Daughter: Katrina Gray (Chris) Grandchildren: […]

Mrs. Trannie Mae Lewis – Obituary

November 25, 2011

Mrs. Trannie Mae Lewis, 95, of Leighton, passed away Thursday November 24, 2011, at Helen Keller Hospital.  Visitation will be 6pm until 8pm tonight at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2pm Sunday in Greenview Memorial Chapel with Rev. Thomas Thornton officiating.  Burial will follow in Tri Cities Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lewis was born in Lawrence Co., AL and was a member […]

Doris Gilbert Graham – Obituary

November 25, 2011

Doris Gilbert Graham, 66, of Florence, AL passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Lauderdale Co. She attended Girls State in 1962, graduated as Valedictorian of Mars Hill Bible School in 1963 and FreedHardeman University in 1965.  She was a member of the Killen Church of Christ, the Killen Senior Center and was a lifelong dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and great grandmother.  After many years of service she […]

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 […]

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