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What Does The Moon Smell Like?

August 22, 2017

The moon has a distinctive smell. Ask any Apollo moonwalker about the odiferous nature of the lunar dirt and you’ll get the same answer. Though it is impossible to smell space directly or through a spacesuit, astronauts report that upon returning from a spacewalk, their gear smells distinctively like seared steak, hot metal, and arc welding […]


Athens Police Arrest One Suspect For Robbery With ShotsFired And A Second Man Arrested For Receving Stolen Property 1st

August 22, 2017

ATHENS-Two Cases of note from Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson.  On Sunday, August 20 Attempted Robbery with Shots Fired and on Friday, August 18 asuspect was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st: “Yesterday morning shortly after 11:00 the police department received a 911 call about an attempted robbery and shorts fired in the 400 block […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 07/17/17 – 08/17/17

August 22, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Colbert 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.


Cuddling can help heal physical wounds…Really?

August 21, 2017

Cuddling can heal both emotional and, as it turns out, physical wounds. Positive social interactions (such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, etc.) result in the increase of oxytocin. It was already known that oxytocin evokes feelings of contentment, reduction of anxiety, and feelings of calmness and security. Many studies have shown a correlation of oxytocin with […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 08/02/17 – 08/20/17

August 21, 2017

MARION COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marion 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.


The Military’s new Handgun already has Controversy

August 21, 2017

Recently the United States Army conducted testing to find a replacement for the Beretta M-9 .9mm Pistol.  The M-9 has been in service with the various Military Branches since 1985 when it replaced the 1911 .45ACP.  There was controversy back then when Beretta won the contract.  It appears now that there is controversy again. Beretta […]


Governor Ivey Establishes Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services

August 21, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that she has signed Executive Order 709 establishing the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services. This office, which will be within the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), will replace the former Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service.   Governor Ivey appointed Lisa Castaldo as Coordinator […]


The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

August 20, 2017

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.   The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by […]


Total Eclipse Of The Sun…Be Safe!

August 20, 2017

Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar […]


UNA Distinguished Event Series Presents Dave Barry

August 20, 2017

FLORENCE-UNA will have humorist as well as best-selling author Dave Berry as the speaker for the Distinguished Event Series. UNA presents The Wit And Wisdom Of Dave Berry on September 19 at 7:00 PM in Norton Auditorium. Admission is free and there will be a booking signing following Barry’s talk. David  Barry is an American […]


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