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The greatest living flying ace is 95, had 222 air kills, and was shot down 16 times!

March 25, 2013

Major Erich Rudorffer (born 1 November 1917) is a German former Luftwaffe fighter ace, one of a handful who served with the Luftwaffe through the whole of World War II. He is the 7th most successful fighter pilot in the history of air warfare, and currently both the oldest jet fighter ace, and the most successful ace still living. Erich Rudorffer earned […]

Monster of the Midway Harlon Hill Passes Away

March 24, 2013

Florence – Local legendary Pro Football player, Brooks High School Coach and Principal, Harlon Hill passed away Thursday, he was 80 years old.  Hill was drafted by George “Papa Bear” Halas, Coach of the NFL’s Chicago Bears after being selected as the first All American from Florence Teachers College, now The University of North Alabama.  […]

Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded.

March 24, 2013

The coffee you drink as a pick-me-up in the morning could also make you more open to persuasion, researchers say. Evidence from a new study suggests that this happens because caffeine revs up the brain, not because it generally boosts mood. Previous studies have show that consuming caffeine can improve one’s attention and enhance cognitive […]

Aderholt: Responsible Federal Spending is a Must to Spur Job Creation and Long-Term Economic Growth

March 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) on Friday released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed the House Republican fiscal year 2014 budget resolution: “This week the House of Representatives is once again keeping its promise to get our nation’s fiscal house in order,” said Aderholt. “Implementing a responsible budget that […]

The Head of King Henry IV of France was found preserved in an attic in 2010.

March 23, 2013

It might seem a little strange that the head of a king was in the attic of a tax collector, instead of located on his buried body. The explanation is no less strange. King Henry IV ruled France from 1589 to his death in 1610. Many attempts had been made on his life as king. […]

Church Steeple – Pointing toward Heaven

March 23, 2013

Florence – Recently while cruising  through North Florence we noticed that the street next to Highland Baptist Church was barricaded off and traffic was being detoured.  It was a good thing too, because right in the middle of the street sat the steeple from atop of the church   Always curious as to why and what was happening we stopped and talked to Terry […]

Harlan Hill – Obituary published

March 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Harlan Hill, the legendary football hero in the NFL, succumbed to lingering health problems Thursday evening at ECM Hospital. Hill, for whom the NCAA Division II player of the year award is named, spent many years making contributions to his community and school. He had a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Bears (1954–1961), the Pittsburgh […]

Kids Fishing Rodeo….an annual event in Sheffield – SATURDAY!!!

March 22, 2013

 Sheffield- A Kids Fishing Rodeo has been scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013, out of Riverfront Park, Sheffield, in conjunction with the Cabela’s KingKat Invitational Tournament being held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes on the same day.  All youth, 12 years and younger, are invited to fish from the bank at Riverfront Park, Sheffield.  Youth will […]

Ball Cap Bandit Captured in Decatur

March 22, 2013

BIRMINGHAM—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard D. Schwein, Jr. announced today that Cedrick Lamond Hicks, age 33 of Huntsville, Alabama, was captured without incident after a car stop near the intersection of 14th Street and 6th Avenue SE, Decatur, Alabama, at approximately 3:30 p.m. today. Hicks was not armed at the time of arrest. Hicks […]

NOAA Predicts Mixed Bag of Drought, Flooding and Warm Weather for Spring

March 22, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains. Spring promises little drought relief for most of these areas, as well as Florida, with below- average […]

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