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Dorson Vickery – Obituary

December 16, 2011

Dorson Vickery, 96, of Muscle Shoals, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.  Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Colbert Memorial Chapel from 11 am to 1pm.  Mike Brooks will officiate the funeral service beginning at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vickery retired from Union Carbide after 37 years […]

Colbert Site Off the Table, RegionalCare to Build in Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) has abandoned efforts to locate a 300 bed hospital anywhere in Colbert County. Instead the Brentwood, Tenn., company, owners of ECM Hospital, ECM East, and Shoals Hospital, will apply for a Certificate Of Need with its proposed facility in Lauderdale County. Jeff Atwood, RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president for […]

Empty Table Fund Helped by “The Cadillacs”

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – The Salvation Army received a helping hand from a well-known group of musicians Wednesday night. “The Cadillacs” performed their annual concert for the Empty Table Fund at Regency Square Mall. The band, a mainstay of First Fridays in Florence, played a mix of country, bluegras, and some special holiday tunes. Band leader Dennis […]

New Arrests – Florence/Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

Click On Law & Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Florence P.D. and Lauderdale County Shefiff.

Gov. Bentley Calls for Teacher Exemption from Ethics Law

December 14, 2011

    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley today called on the Legislature to amend the ethics law to make it clear that teachers may receive seasonal gifts. The current law restricts public officials from accepting certain types of gifts. Last week the Ethics Commission issued an opinion stating that the law covers public officials and […]

Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]

What’s It Gonna Be, Santa?

December 14, 2011

49 million people admit to getting stuck with an awful holiday gift. To get even, recipients tried tactics from re-gifting to ridicule, according to a recent Consumer Reports poll. Some donated unwanted gifts to charity or threw them in the trash, while others handed the pitiful presents back to the original giver. Many of the […]

Tami Michelle Pilkinton – Obituary

December 13, 2011

Tami Michelle Pilkinton, age 51 , a resident of  Florence, Alabama, died  December 11, 2011. Visitation will be Wednesday December 14, from 12-2 p.m. at Colbert Memorial Chapel, with funeral services to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel, burial to follow in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Officiating is Pastor Tom Roberts. She was preceded in death […]

James Leon Danley – Obituary

December 11, 2011

James Leon Danley, 69, of Florence passed away Dec. 9, 2011, of an extended illness.  He was retired from Essex Wire and a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Danley was survived by his wife Betty Ann McMurtrey Danley;  sons Michael Danley (Amanda), Jason Danley (Wendy);  daughter Amy Danley Newton (Bobby);  sister Sue Danley […]

Large Turnout For Taylor Observance

December 11, 2011

“We want justice for Amanda. We want tonight to be all about Amanda and nothing about the ones who did this to her”,  said Lisa Murr, who, with her daughter, organized Saturday night’s observance in Tuscumbia for murdered Amanda Taylor. A crown of 200 to 300 people from across The Shoals braved the cold December […]

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