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Barbara Jean Hanback – Obituary

December 27, 2011

Barbara Jean Hanback, age 56, of Leighton, died Monday, December 26, 2011.  Visitation will be Thursday 12-2 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia.  Her funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Ralton McCarley officiating.  Burial will be in Old Bethel Cementery. Barbara was a native of Lauderdale County but lived in […]


Carolyn Hurst Calvert – Death Notice

December 27, 2011

Carolyn Hurst Calvert, age 72 of Muscle Shoals, died Monday, December 26, 2011.  Visitation will be Wednesday 10-12 at Morrison funeral Home of Tuscumbia.  Her funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield.  Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia is directing.


Velia Dot Tate – Obituary

December 26, 2011

 Velia Dot Tate, 81, of Florence died Saturday, December 24, 2011, at Glenwood Nursing and Rehab. Center.    Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2011, from 12:30-2 PM at Elkins East Chapel.  Funeral Services will follow at 2 PM in the Chapel with Rev. David Mason and Rev. Keith Hawk officiating. Burial will be at Harvey Cemetery. […]


Ruby Edwards – Obituary

December 23, 2011

  Ruby Edwards passed away December 22, 2011 at Mitchell-Hollingsworth. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Mary Richardson. Thanks to the entire staff at Mitchell-Hollingsworth, Hospice of the Shoals, and Dr. John Bartmess. A graveside service will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Gardendale, Alabama at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 24, 2011. Arrangements […]


Cloverdale Walmart Moves Closer to Reality

December 23, 2011

FLORENCE – The Florence Planning Board Thursday night gave tentative rezoning approval for a new Walmart Supercenter on Cloverdale Road. The decision to rezone came after representatives of Walmart and the Barnett Family Properties, L.L.C. presented their plans for the retail complex of the retail facility and several out-parcels near the General John Coffee cemetery […]


A Christmas Gift

December 23, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Fire and Police units responded to a house fire at 705 Walnut Street Friday morning. The structure fire was contained within minutes of their arrival on the scene. Authorities credited the fast work of two neighbors with garden hoses for keeping the blaze under control until the Fire Fighters got there.   […]


State Troopers Step Up Patrols For The Holidays

December 22, 2011

MONTGOMERY – Enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but know that Alabama State Troopers will be out in force during the season, stepping up enforcement activity in an effort to protect the lives and safety of Alabama motorists. “This is an exciting time of year, and we want you to really enjoy the holidays […]


Do Pajamas and Christmas Go Together?

December 22, 2011

FLORENCE – Do pajamas and Christmas go together? Well, if you were to visit the offices of Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, you just might think so. Assistant Tourism Office Director, Allison Stanfield, told the Quad-Cities Daily that the tradition started a few years ago, when she was taking some cookies and treats to her daughter’s elementary school […]


Mahindra Denies Reports

December 19, 2011

Reports of Indian Truck Manufacturer to build at Navistar are being denied on the company website. Mahindra, reported by Fox News as being poised to assemble its new diesel small truck in Alabama, flatly denied the report today. The company issued this “urgent statement:” “There have been reports in certain quarters of media and online […]


Santa and Marriott Team to Help

December 19, 2011

FLORENCE – Nearly 80 children were treated to a holiday party Monday at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. The event centered around a visit by Santa Claus, who gave the children Christmas presents. Brought together by the Salvation Arm         The holiday party featured a movie of Frosty The Snowman and […]


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