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Wise Metals Group Upsizes Working Capital Facility and Adds GE Capital to Bank Group

March 22, 2013

  MUSCLE SHOALS — Wise Metals Group, a leading North American flat-rolled aluminum producer, has entered into agreements to increase its working capital facility from $270 million to $345 million, the company announced today.  Wise’s bank group is led by Wells Fargo, as agent, and includes Bank of America, N.A., Regions Bank, Citizens Bank, and GE […]


Mrs. Betty Jean Carnal – Death Notice

March 21, 2013

Mrs. Betty Jean Carnal, 85 of Florence passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Greenview Funeral Home of Florence. [sam id=”9″ codes=”true”]


Update – Florence City Council wants to sell property to Chinese Medicine developer

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – When the votes were counted at this week’s Florence City Council meeting, it came to 6-zip in favor of selling the old Florence Country Club property to a Chinese businessman. The deal for the 158 prime acres is now in the hands of Guizhou Shenghi Group. Florence has owned the land since 2009, […]


Mike Thompson – Obituary

March 21, 2013

Mike Thompson (November 20, 1953 – March 20, 2013) Decatur Today, March 20, 2013, we all say our Goodbyes to Michael Steven Thompson. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him and loved him. Our world will never be the same without him. The special hugs and the individual connection of the love he […]


The SCREENING ROOM – “GREEN For DANGER”

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – The Florence Public Library is a very special place in The Shoals. It is so much more than just books! Our friend, Terry Pace is a leading authority on classic movies and his “SCREENING ROOM” series at the Library features some of the best examples of “Golden Age” films. Here is what Terry […]


Aderholt Applauds Passage of Continuing Resolution, Legislation Will Keep Food Inspectors on the Frontlines

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed a final continuing resolution for fiscal year 2013:   “Though I am disappointed that once again it has […]


Brooks Votes for Ryan Budget

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) voted for the Ryan Budget, the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.  Brooks said, “A balanced budget is critical to America’s future because it reduces financial risk and increases economic opportunity. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Ryan Budget balances in 10 years, without raising taxes; Ryan’s Budget moves America […]


UA President Bonner to Recommend Bill Battle as Athletics Director

March 21, 2013

TUSCALOOSA — Dr. Judy Bonner, president of The University of Alabama, announced today that she will recommend to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees approval of her hiring Bill Battle as the University’s new Athletics Director. “Over the past several weeks, we have had multiple conversations about who should follow Coach Moore as AD,” […]


TVA Begins Annual Prescribed Burns

March 21, 2013

 KNOXVILLE─ The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with state and local officials and other federal agencies to conduct springtime prescribed burning on public lands managed by TVA in Tennessee and Alabama. The 2013 prescribed burn management program began this month and runs through May. Prescribed burns are planned near Chickamauga, Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick, Tims […]


Can you guess what the most popular “Girl Scout Cookie” is?

March 21, 2013

Sure… You guessed it! THIN MINTS! Thin Mints Thin Mints 25% Thin, mint-flavored chocolate wafers dipped in a chocolate coating[22] Caramel deLites Samoas 19% Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes.[18] Peanut Butter Patties Tagalongs 13% Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolate coating […]


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