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Holiday Traffic Deaths

November 28, 2011

Montgomery – During the Thanksgiving holiday travel period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through midnight Sunday, Nov. 27, Alabama State Troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six traffic deaths. These six fatalities occurred in Mobile, Russell, Etowah (2), Washington and Madison counties. Five of the six individuals killed were not wearing seat belts. […]

Florence – Lauderdale Arrests 11/15 – 11/22/2011

November 28, 2011

1. Inmate Name : STROH, JOHN ARTHUR SSN : Name Number : 153079 Birth Date : 02/16/53 Time/Date Offense Locatn Statute Court CC —————– ————————- —— ————— —– — 02:04:00 11/15/11 DUI-Liquor 4A 32-5A-191 5404 MUN AM Related Incident Numbers: 111100963 ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. Inmate Name : WILLIAMS, KEVIN MICHAEL SSN : Name Number : 153080 […]

Downtown Sheffield Gets Rescued Today

November 28, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield’s Downtown District, which has been on life support since the death of businessman Bob Love, gets its condition upgraded today to serious. Park Place, a residential retirement facility and owned by Mr. Love’s estate, is scheduled to be sold to the Sheffield Housing Authority. A number of business leaders and City officials have been […]

Mrs. Moran Byars Keenum – Obituary

November 27, 2011

Mrs. Moran Byars Keenum, 69, of Florence, passed away November 26, 2011, following an extended illness. Visitation will be 1pm until 2pm Wednesday November 30, 2011, in Greenview Funeral Home with the funeral service at 2pm in Greenview Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow in Greenview Memorial Park. Mrs. Keenum was born in Lawrence Co., AL and was a home […]

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 […]

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