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‘The Winter’s Tale’…… A UNA Theatre and Music Presentation

March 9, 2013

FLORENCE-The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of North Alabama will present its spring play, “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare, March 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. in the George S. Lindsey Theatre. As its name suggests, the play begins in the dead of winter. In the first […]

Two Civil War Sailors from the Ironclad USS Monitor Interred at Arlington National Cemetery

March 8, 2013

151st anniversary of Battle of Hampton Roads WASHINGTON-The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors, recovered by NOAA and the U.S. Navy in 2002 from the ship’s gun turret, were buried today, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery. The USS Monitor sank in a New Year’s Eve storm just over 150 years ago, carrying 16 crew […]

James “Jim” Bruce Peck – Obituary

March 8, 2013

Funeral service for James “Jim” Bruce Peck, 82, of Decatur, AL will be Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sherry Harris and Rev. Sandra Locke-Godbey officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2013 […]

The Love of Classical Music

March 8, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-Did you know we were being brain washed into loving classical music as children while watching cartoons?   Was it a grand conspiracy? Here we were paying full attention to our Looney Tunes and not noticing the background music, but it was getting in our heads.  Each cartoon had a different classic playing in the background. […]

NW-SCC Phil Campbell and Shoals Chapter Honored at Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention

March 7, 2013

  MUSCLE SHOALS/PHIL CAMPBELL-Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) and Alpha Sigma Beta chapter (Shoals campus) of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was recently recognized during the Alabama Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention atJefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, Ala.   Awards received included: §         Distinguished Honors in Action Project and Theme Awards – Phil […]

Spring is in the air ….

March 7, 2013

FLORENCE-You know it is springtime when you here these words….”The Easter Bunny arrives at Regency Square Mall!” Mr. Bunny makes his arrival  Friday, March 15 at 6pm and takes up residence at his Bunny Hut in Center Court until March 30th! Join 102.7 KISS FM, SSWA Recycling and Chick-fil-A, as they welcome the Bunny outside […]

Governor Bentley Recognizes Companies for Excellence in Exporting

March 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday presented the Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards to eight Alabama companies that are excelling in international trade.  “The success of these companies shows how Alabama products are reaching a global marketplace,” Governor Bentley said.  “These companies are taking advantage of the tools available to them to serve customers all over the world.  The Export […]

Mac McAnally at the Ritz

March 6, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Long-time Shoals songwriter, musician and producer Mac McAnally will perform at the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield on Saturday, March 16, as part of a fundraiser for the Tennessee Valley Art Association. The concert begins at 9 p.m., and doors open at 8:30 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $35 and are available at the […]

BREAKING NEWS ANOTHER ARREST! – Two down – One to go… Arrest made in Sheffield murder investigation.

March 5, 2013

A source at the Sheffield Police Department tells The Quad-Cities Daily that fugitive Dante Omar Montgomery has turned himself in to authorities. More as the story develops. SHEFFIELD – It is really that simple. Sooner or later the authorities will catch you. Apparently, this fact escaped Damien Shipley, the 27 year old man from Huntsville who […]

Film Activity Increases in 2012 throughout State

March 5, 2013

MOTGOMERY- Film activity has become a hot topic in Alabama as projects lensed throughout the state increased in 2012.   The Alabama Film Office (AFO) announced a significant increase in film and television production activity in Alabama due to incentives passed in 2009. In 2012, a total of 126 production inquiries resulted in 31 projects filming […]

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