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Christmas Pudding And Mince Pie …. Why ?

December 16, 2017

The legendary pudding is actually an off shoot of the Celtic dish frumenty. The strangeness of the pudding is inspired by the myth that surrounds it. Supposedly people believed it was unlucky to cut a Christmas cake before Christmas Eve. But, the pudding wasn’t the only thing that was guarded by a long-standing myth. Mince […]


Suspect Arrest Charged With Theft Of Property 1st In Athens

December 16, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson Issued a statement regarding the arrest of a suspect on a Grand Jury Warrant For Theft 1st Degree: “Christopher Robert Williams was arrested yesterday, Thursday, December 14 on a grand jury warrant for theft of property first degree. Williams borrowed an acquaintance’s 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier in May of 2015 Williams […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 11/30/17 – 12/13/17

December 16, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff  (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.


Verizon Wireless Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Ribbon Cutting

December 16, 2017

FLORENCE-Verizon Wireless located at 2606 Cloverdale Road in Florence celebrated one year in business on Wednesday, December 13 with an open house and ribbon cutting. The Shoals Chamber was on hand as well as friends and family to help celebrate the one year anniversary for Verizon Wireless. A congratulatory message from The Shoals Chamber: “Congratulations […]


6 Tips for Cyber Safety

December 16, 2017

More than 41 million people have been the victims of identity theft,1 but there are steps you can take to be proactive in helping keep your information secure. Along with creating strong, varied passwords for every online account, consider these cyber security tips. Keep software up to date Tech companies are constantly monitoring their software for […]


University of North Alabama Honors Alumni With Building Names

December 16, 2017

FLORENCE – Members of the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees have decided to honor two alumni by naming two buildings on campus after them. The University Commons will now be known as the Wendell W. Gunn University Commons in honor of Wendell Wilkie Gunn ’65. In addition, the UNA Science and Technology building will become the Mitchell […]


Brooks Recovering From Prostatectomy

December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brooks today underwent a prostatectomy as announced during a House floor speech on Wednesday, December 13. The procedure went well according to Brooks’ family and the Congressman is recovering. Results from full pathology tests will be available in the coming weeks, but preliminary lab tests came back clear, indicating that all cancer was removed […]


Morrow urges State to approve cancer center at new hospital

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE  – Alabama State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow, along with with a cadre’ of city and county elected officials and others met to encourage the State of Alabama to approved the promised cancer center at Regional Care medical Center. The cancer center has been highly anticipated as part of the new state-of-the-art medical center in […]


Alabama Department of Labor Obtaining Convictions for Unemployment Compensation Fraud

December 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the Department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor violation of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits: • Sylvia D. Thornton, of Dothan, was tried in […]


Suspect Arrested … Charged With Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Thursday, December 14 for Receiving Stolen Property 1st: On Thursday, 12/14/2017, The Florence Police Department, along with the Lauderdale County “Drug Task Force, conducted a search warrant at 177 County Road 33, the home of Jerry Ford. In conjunction with the search […]


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