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First Friday on Court Street – The Cooper Files – PHOTOS

August 5, 2013

FLORENCE – He’s at it again. Doing what he does best. Taking photos. We’re talking about Dick Cooper. Dick joined Sheri and Steve Wiggins, Friday evening on a photo-tour of the doings along Court Street’s now-famous First Friday. Here are Dick’s photos. They are nice and big so that you can make a print for yourself. A […]


Haddock appoints Willett as Interim-Chief – Begins search for full time leader – PHOTO GALLERY

August 5, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Fire Chief Charlie Cochran tendered his resignation 3 weeks ago and took some accrued vacation time. Today, Mayor Mickey Haddock announced that Battalion chief Terry Willett will assume the post of Chief on a temporary basis. Willett moved into the position today. Originally from the Central community, he has worked for the City […]


Grants awarded to help low-income residents cut energy costs

August 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY—Some low-income and elderly Alabama residents who need assistance reducing their utility bills will get help from grants totaling $950,000 awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley. The grants will support Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which pays contractors to improve the energy efficiency and safety of homes that qualify. The program gives priority to those with disabilities, […]


Finishing touches – Tuscumbia City Hall gets a spiffy new sign…

August 5, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad-Cities Daily photographers were in Tuscumbia last Saturday on an assignment, when they spotted some folks working at the new City Hall. Well, two people were working… They were building a really nice monument sign for the building which only recently had it’s grand opening. Chad Smith, his father Arkie, and the […]


Bootlegg BBQ wins AWF Wild Game Cook-Off state finals

August 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Lobster Pot Pie, Creole Crappie and Crawfish Pie with Hoppin’ John and Peach Salsa were just some of the tasty dishes served up to around 400 people found at the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off State Finals held at AWF’s headquarters in Millbrook Saturday, August 3.  This championship event is a combination of […]


Save $50 on the New “Freshwater Fishing” License Plate

August 4, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently pre-selling its new “Freshwater Fishing” distinctive license plate. This tag depicts a largemouth bass, the state’s official freshwater fish, and has up to six spaces for optional personalization. Proceeds from the sale of the tag will support habitat enhancement, aquatic wildlife species protection and […]


Ask The Lawyer – Sign of the Times: Attitudes about Sex Criminals has changed a lot!

August 4, 2013

A case in Franklin County made national news. Kimberly Bynum was charged with being a school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student under the age of 19 years. When I started practicing law almost 30 years ago all sex crimes began “when a male engages in a sexual act with a female”. […]


ADPH….. goin’ mobile

August 4, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Do you want to stay up to date on breaking public health alerts and news, including events and activities? Just download the Alabama Department of Public Health app on your mobile device. The department launched the application to make it easier for the public to access health information. The app connects all ADPH social media […]


First Friday on Court Street – PHOTOS!

August 3, 2013

FLORENCE – There was a terrific turnout on Court Street Friday for the August edition of First Friday. Arts & Crafts, Music, Food, Drink, Youngsters and Old-Codgers alike were out in force. And most everybody was sporting big smiles. (Well, there was this guy on a ladder who wasn’t smiling.) The Quad-Cities Daily was on […]


New jobs in Franklin County… Bentley on hand for Ground Breaking – PHOTOS

August 3, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE – It seems as though Governor Robert Bentley is spending more and more time in Northwest Alabama these days. Friday, he was in Russellville to participate in ground breaking ceremonies for Innovative Hearth Products. Headquartered in Nashville, Innovative Hearth Products designs, manufactures, and sells fireplaces and accessories. It offers indoor and outdoor fireplaces, such as […]


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