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The Night Witches – Russian Combat Pilots of World War Two

March 19, 2013

The women of the Russian 588th Night Bomber Regiment flew their tiny vintage aircraft night after night against a better-armed, better-equipped and better-trained enemy during theBattle for Russia, one of the longest and most brutal campaigns of the Second World War. The invading German forces soon came to call these courageous female pilots theNachthexen, or Night […]

Senators Coaches Promotes John Aikin to Executive VP

March 18, 2013

FLORENCE –Senators Coaches Inc., one of the world’s premiere luxury bus providers, has promoted John Aikin to executive vice president. Serving the company for more than 30 years, Aikin will expand upon his role as vice president of leasing to cultivate new business and design tour buses for a roster of A-list clients in the […]

Thomas Eldridge Minga, Sr. – Obituary

March 18, 2013

Thomas Eldridge Minga, Sr. (October 24, 1921 – March 15, 2013) As a teenager, he became an Eagle Scout and graduated from Nettleton High School, May 1941. In 1942, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, and served in World War II in North Africa where he received a Purple Heart before being honorably discharged […]

Mr. Woodrow Lewis – Death Notice

March 18, 2013

Mr. Woodrow Lewis (May 31, 1936 – March 17, 2013) Funeral service will be announced later. Royal Funeral Home [sam id=”9″ codes=”true”]

William Brooks “Bill” Jones – Obituary

March 18, 2013

William Brooks “Bill” Jones, 87, of Florence, passed away Sunday March 17, 2013, at his home. Visitation will begin at 2pm Wednesday March 20, at Greenview Funeral Home followed by the service at 4pm in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenview Memorial Park.Mr. Jones was born in Lauderdale County and was a member […]

Shirley Ann Engle – Obituary

March 18, 2013

Shirley Ann Engle (August 13, 1939 – March 17, 2013) Funeral service for Shirley Ann Engle, 73, will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Smith officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 […]

Jewell Marie Akins Winters – Obituary

March 18, 2013

Jewell Marie Akins Winters, age 89, of Ethridge, TN passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, a homemaker, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman Clark and Ora Naomi Jenkins Akins; and her husband, H. E. […]

Ms. Sherry E. Graham – Death Notice

March 18, 2013

Ms. Sherry E. Graham (Died March 16, 2013) Funeral service will be announced later. Arrangements by Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Huntsville   [sam id=”9″ codes=”true”]

Louise Maddox Whiteside – Obituary

March 18, 2013

Louise Maddox Whiteside (March 27, 1927 – March 16, 2013) Mrs. Louise Geraldine Maddox Whiteside, age: 85, of Maple Ave., Boaz died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Decatur. Service will be noon, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at McRae Chapel with interment to follow in Shady Grove Cemetery with Bro. Shannon Pullen officiating. McRae Funeral Home, […]

Severe Weather possible today

March 18, 2013

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Public Safety has just released (10:26 am) a Severe Weather Prediction for parts of Alabama, including our northwest  portion of the state. The National Weather Service predicts severe weather today in parts of Alabama, with thunderstorms possibly producing damaging straight-line winds and large hail. Col. Hugh B. McCall, director […]

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