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How Bright is Solar Energy’s Future?

March 24, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Some see solar energy as the future. Others say solar is too expensive and unreliable. Who’s right? To sort facts from myths, we turned to Tammy Bramlett, TVA’s Renewable Energy Solutions Senior Manager. Here’s what she had to say. What makes solar so popular? Solar energy – energy from the sun – is the […]


Art on the Inside: Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project Exhibition

March 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project will show a selection of student artwork at The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence, AL from April 3 through May 3 as part of the exhibition called Art on the Inside. A gallery talk with the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project is scheduled for Thursday, […]


Colbert County Arrest Reports 02/23/17 – 03/20/17

March 24, 2017

SHONDA RENEA PIGG Booking #: 1702241505 Age: 43 Gender: F Race: W Booking Date: 02-23-2017 Charges: POSSESSING OR RECEIVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE     TIMOTHY RUSSELL MITTENDORF Booking #: 1702271509 Age: 33 Gender: M Race: W Booking Date: 02-26-2017 Charges: GJI: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA     BRITTANY NEWMAN BROWN Booking #: 1702281510 Age: 30 […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 02/23/17 – 03/20/17

March 24, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Colbert County Sheriff (CHECK 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.


University of North Alabama to Hold Birthday Celebration For Mascots

March 24, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will host a public birthday party for its lion mascots, Leo and Una, Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.   The party will take place outside the lion habitat in Harrison Plaza on UNA’s campus.   Leo and Una will celebrate their 14th birthday, even though technically, their real […]


32,000-Year-Old Plant Brought Back to Life—Oldest Yet

March 24, 2017

Here’s one to ponder… It’s in National Geographic. A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old. The mature and immature […]


State Parks Offer Free Entry with Dirt Pass Donation on Second Saturdays

March 24, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama State Parks Dirt Pass Trail Crew program is offering a new incentive for trail users. Dirt Pass members will be admitted free into any gated state park on Dirt Pass Day, the second Saturday of each month, throughout 2017. Members must have their green membership wristband to receive free entry into the parks. […]


Jeffery Dale Hunt indicted on 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department was notified today that the Lauderdale County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jeffery Dale Hunt, 48, of 243 Wilson Avenue, Florence, AL. The indictment charges Hunt with 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography.   This case is the […]


Resolution Approving The Mediation of UNA and Florence City Schools

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence City Schools and the University of North Alabama agreed to terms through mediation.  Here is a copy of the resolution: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEDIATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA AND FLORENCE CITY SCHOOLS WHEREAS, representatives from the University of North Alabama participated in court­ ordered mediation with representatives from the Florence […]


Governor Bentley Sends Letter to President Trump, Supports American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY–Governor Bentley on Wednesday addressed a letter to President Trump thanking the President and his Administration for developing a three-pronged approach to improve health-care delivery and health insurance in our country. Governor Bentley is also looking forward to working with President Trump’s Administration to help Alabama improve Medicaid for its citizens by providing managed care […]


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