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Guess what’s rolling in to Tuscumbia?

March 20, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad-Cities Daily was out on Highway 72 Wednesday morning to catch a sight seldom seen anywhere. Motorists along the thoroughfare were amazed to see a Diesel locomotive rolling Eastbound down the highway! Well sure, it wasn’t under it’s own power. the locomotive was being carried on a huge TVA transport vehicle, en-route to the […]


A member of the Cherokee tribe is the only illiterate person in recorded history to create a writing system!

March 20, 2013

Sequoyah was an illiterate Cherokee silversmith who lived from 1770 until 1840. However, through hard work, he independently completed his creation of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This is the only time in recorded history that a non-literate person ever created an effective writing system. The Cherokee nation […]


Lennie Ruth Thrasher – Obituary

March 19, 2013

Funeral service for Lennie Ruth Thrasher, age 85, of Decatur, will be Thursday, March 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Caddo Congregational Christian Church with Shelton Funeral Home directing and Rev. Ivan Armor officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and for […]


Lawrence LeRoy Cox – Obituary

March 19, 2013

  Lawrence LeRoy Cox , age 91, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at NHC Healthcare of Pulaski in Pulaski, TN. He was a native of Toledo, OH. Beloved Husband, Dad and Grandfather. Mr. Cox was retired from Interlake Steel in Toledo, OH, World War II Veteran, played bass for the Redeemed […]


A big celebration in Tuscumbia! “RAILROAD HERITAGE DAY”

March 19, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – This is something that Tuscumbia’s Favorite Son and Benefactor, the late Harvey Robbins would have loved to see come to fruition. It ties the ribbon on more than a decade’s worth of work to bring back to this city some of the glory of it’s past… It is the opening of the Tuscumbia […]


Brooks Introduces Currency Reform For Fair Trade Act

March 19, 2013

WASHINGTON – Alabama 5th District Congressman Mo Brooks (R), along with  Tim Murphy (R-PA-18), Sander Levin (D-MI-09), and Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), today announced they will host a bipartisan news conference on Wednesday, March 20th to introduce their Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which holds foreign nations accountable for wrongful manipulation of currency exchange rates.   […]


Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

March 19, 2013

MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded an $85,000 grant to help combat the distribution and use of illegal drugs throughout the state. The grant will help the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board continue its Enforcement Statewide Drug Task Force, which helps law enforcement agencies across the state conduct drug investigations. “The use and sale of […]


New and Expanding Industries Report Shows Second Year of Steady Growth for Alabama Jobs and Investment

March 19, 2013

MONTGOMERY – New figures released Tuesday by Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama Department of Commerce show remarkable growth in job creation and capital investment across Alabama.   The 2012 New and Expanding Industries Report shows companies have announced more than 38,000 new jobs and more than $9.4 billion in investments in the state since Governor Bentley took […]


Senator Tammy Irons donates to TVHS/UNA Scholarship Endowment Fund

March 19, 2013

FLORENCEThe Honorable Alabama State Senator Tammy Irons, District 1, donated $1,000 to the Tennessee Valley Historical Society (TVHS) and University of North Alabama (UNA) Scholarship Endowment Fund. The long standing TVHS/UNA scholarship endowment fund partnership comprising the Society’s initial $25,000 contribution resulting in a UNA matching grant of equal value guarantees, on an annual basis, […]


2013 ProGrass Scout Bowl – South Team DOMINATES!

March 19, 2013

Florence – The South team defeated the North team by a score of 26 – 14, but the South team dominated in all of the stats.  However, the purpose of the game was not to win or loose, but for the players to show off their skills to the Pro Scouts that were present. Coach […]


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