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Fire danger still high – Fireworks common sense in order

July 3, 2012

THE SHOALS – Sheffield Fire Marshall Terry Lentz says that even though there is no official State clampdown on fireworks this dry 4th of July Holiday, these tinderbox conditions can be trouble. In past years, when the fields and lawns turn brown from weeks of little or no rain, the Alabama Fire Marshall has resorted […]

Andy Griffith dies

July 3, 2012

MANTEO, N.C. – UNC President Bill Friday says beloved television star Andy Griffith died in North Carolina Tuesday. Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith’s home Tuesday morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. “Doug” Doughtie told . Griffith’s home is located along Highway 64 in Roanoke Island. Friday, a close friend of Griffith’s, confirmed his death to WITN. […]

Kathryn Harper – Death Notice

July 3, 2012

Kathryn Harper, 86, died Sunday, July 1, 2012. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Neal Funeral Home, Addison, with burial at Kemp Cemetery.

Janet Lee Orrick Chaney – Death Notice

July 3, 2012

Janet Lee Orrick Chaney, 38, died Friday, June 29, 2012. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. today at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with burial in Belgreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to funeral expenses.

Douglas Allen Johnson – Obituary

July 2, 2012

Douglas Allen Johnson (August 26, 1956 – June 29, 2012)   Funeral service for Mr. Johnson will be :12:00 Noon ~ Friday, July 6, 2012First Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, AL Rev. Otis B. Smith, officiating Interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, AL The body will be placed in the church at 11:00am. Visitation with the family will […]

Edna Earle Johnson – Death Notice

July 2, 2012

Edna Earle Johnson (October 13, 1917 – July 1, 2012)   Funeral service for Mrs. Johnson will be announced later. 

New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/19/12 – 06/26/12 Part II

July 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence P.D. / Lauderdale County. 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 service.

Helen Keller Festival rip-roaring success – 125 PHOTOS!

June 25, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Record turnout – record heat was the theme of this year’s annual Helen Keller Festival. Thousands of people swarmed to the 4 day event, despite temperatures that hovered at 100 degrees. This was the 34th such event, The Shoals longest running, and plans are already underway for next year.         […]

Helen Keller Festival – Spring Park PHOTOS!

June 23, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Arts & Crafts, Food, and Music was the world of The Helen Keller Festival on Friday night in Spring Park. According to The Festival’s facebook page, it was the largest Friday audience in several years. Here is how the Festival characterized the evening: “Biggest Friday night crowd in several years ! Jason Isbell […]

Helen Keller Festival kicks off in Tuscumbia

June 22, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The 34th annual Helen Keller Festival had a great start Thursday with a parade and street party in downtown.             The parade was led by a color guard, Mayor Bill Shoemaker, and Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, along with many Police Officers and Tuscumbia Firefighters. The Deshler High School […]

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