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Florence Fire Department’s new ladder truck – EVENT PHOTOS

May 22, 2019

FLORENCE – According to Florence Fire Chief Jeffrey Perkins, the brand-spanking new ladder truck that rolled up for presentation Tuesday, is an extremely important asset to the City’s ability to protect lives and property. He said that even though the new equipment is an important addition to Florence’s fire departments, the City’s most important asset […]


Shoals-Produced: Backstreet Boys’ Hit Single “I Want It That Way” Reimagined

May 22, 2019

 FLORENCE-On Friday, May 17, RCA Records’ global superstars the Backstreet Boys (BSB) surprised fans by releasing a new version of their record-breaking single “I Want It That Way.” However, contrary to their newest album released in January, this single was not produced or released by their label. The rerecorded single and new sound is credited […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 04/29/19 – 05/20/19

May 22, 2019

ETOWAH COUNTY– Booking Photos from Etowah County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the chargnes, 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 as a public service.


Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Select Structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District

May 22, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) proposes to remove several structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District in Lee County, Mississippi. The houses were built in 1936 by the Resettlement Administration and transferred to the National Park Service (NPS) in 1940. The Parkway has been able to preserve a number of the structures […]


North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 19th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival May 31 – June 1

May 22, 2019

 TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 19th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1  2019 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. The festival will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. with Informative Sessions focusing on African ancestry. The afternoon sessions will be […]


Kick Off the Start of Summer with Fridays After Five

May 22, 2019

ATHENS– Start the summer off right by enjoying all downtown has to offer for the entire family!   Fridays After Five will be held on selected Fridays of each month in May- August, beginning this Friday, May 24 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Athens, AL.   Fridays After Five was created to encourage residents and […]


Local Entrepreneur Receives “Steve Nesbitt Innovation Award”

May 22, 2019

THE SHOALS-Steve Nesbitt was in the banking business in the Shoals for just under 40 years.  He was a long time Board member and advocate for the SBi.  Steve had a true passion for both the Shoals and its business community.   Following his untimely passing in March of 2017, the SBi Board of Directors […]


Honoring Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross killed at Pearl Harbor

May 22, 2019

ATHENS-Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, 39, born in Athens, Alabama, is coming home. He has been nameless for 78 years, buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Mr. Gross will be laid to rest on Memorial Day. His remains had gone unidentified since he died during the attack […]


Florence Police Arrest Two In Separate Robbery Attempts

May 21, 2019

  FLORENCE-On Tuesday, May 21 Florence Police released a statement concerning the arrests of two suspects arrested on Theft of Property charges as well as other charges: “At 9:05 am, on Monday, May 20 Officers responded to a burglary in progress to Simpsons Wrecker on Rickwood Rd. When officers arrived, they found a female, Dianna […]


Travelers spent $249 million in Lauderdale County last year

May 21, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Travelers spent $249 million and were responsible for 2,927 jobs last year in Lauderdale County, according to a report conducted for the Alabama Tourism Department by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi. That figure represents a 2.7% increase in traveler spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation. The Alabama travel industry grew by more than $1 […]


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