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Muscle Shoals Senior Center Gets Grant

November 30, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – A “home away from home” for many senior citizens in Muscle Shoals that was damaged by fire will receive energy efficiency upgrades with the help of a $100,000 grant from The State Of Alabama.While insurance is paying for structural repairs, the grant will enable the city of Muscle Shoals to incorporate energy-efficient […]


Holiday Traffic Deaths

November 28, 2011

Montgomery – During the Thanksgiving holiday travel period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through midnight Sunday, Nov. 27, Alabama State Troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six traffic deaths. These six fatalities occurred in Mobile, Russell, Etowah (2), Washington and Madison counties. Five of the six individuals killed were not wearing seat belts. […]


Downtown Sheffield Gets Rescued Today

November 28, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield’s Downtown District, which has been on life support since the death of businessman Bob Love, gets its condition upgraded today to serious. Park Place, a residential retirement facility and owned by Mr. Love’s estate, is scheduled to be sold to the Sheffield Housing Authority. A number of business leaders and City officials have been […]


Mrs. Trannie Mae Lewis – Obituary

November 25, 2011

Mrs. Trannie Mae Lewis, 95, of Leighton, passed away Thursday November 24, 2011, at Helen Keller Hospital.  Visitation will be 6pm until 8pm tonight at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2pm Sunday in Greenview Memorial Chapel with Rev. Thomas Thornton officiating.  Burial will follow in Tri Cities Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lewis was born in Lawrence Co., AL and was a member […]


1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 25, 2011

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a […]


TVA Provides $530 Million in Tax Equivalent Payments in 2011

November 23, 2011

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Authority paid $529,634,769 in tax equivalent payments in fiscal year 2011 to states and local governments where it sells electricity or has power properties.             TVA provides tax equivalent payments annually in the eight states where TVA sells electricity or owns generating plants, transmission lines, substations and other assets, and directly to 144 […]


Black Bears Are a Protected Species in Alabama

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – Black bear sightings in Alabama outside of their primary range of Mobile and Washington counties have increased in 2011. While hunted in other parts of the country, black bears are a protected species in Alabama and no hunting season is established for them through a regulatory process by the Alabama Department of Conservation […]


Improved Access To Alabama Food Stamp Program

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), Food Assistance Program has received notification from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that their application for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation Grant has been approved. The 425,151 grant is aimed at supporting efforts to simplify the food assistance application and eligibility determination […]


Bentley Awards Grants to Create Domestic Violence Crime Unit in Lauderdale County

November 23, 2011

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants to support a new law enforcement unit dedicated to obtaining justice for domestic violence victims in Lauderdale County.The two grants, totaling $79,461, were awarded to the 11th circuit district attorney’s office to form the Lauderdale County Domestic Violence Unit which will investigate and prosecute domestic violence cases. The […]


United Way Finds New Home

November 22, 2011

The United Way Of Northwest Alabama is moving to One Mobile Place in Downtown Florence after being forced out of The Brandon Ministry Center. Even though the move comes right in the middle of holiday season, United Way staff say they are excited to be relocating. United Way Campaign Manager Karen Grubbs said there will be […]


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