Marijuana Legal….Or Not

January 24, 2012

The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act or HB 25. Presented by Patricia Todd of Birmingham, will be up for its first reading on February 7, 2012.  Under existing law the possession and use of marijuana is a criminal act.   This bill would authorize the medical use of marijuana only for certain qualifying patients who have […]

Brooks Says Keystone Blockage Hurts Jobs – Environmentalists: Not So Fast

January 23, 2012

HUNTSVILLE – U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks said that oil from the Keystone XL pipeline project, which was just nixed by President Barack Obama, could have eliminated America’s dependence on Middle Eastern oil. In a statement, Brooks said, “H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act, sought to compel approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I supported and […]

State of Emergency Declared by Bentley

January 23, 2012

MONTGOMERY-Governor Robert Bentley has a declared a State of Emergency for all 67 Alabama counties as a result of severe weather impacting the state.  By declaring a State of Emergency, the Governor authorizes the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies to assist communities and make the appropriate assessments of damage. Tornados, severe thunderstorms, […]

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Parts 1 and 2 Published: Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos 1/10 – 1/17/2012

January 23, 2012

The second half of  last week’s booking photos and Arrest reports are now published. Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from Lauderdale County Detention Center Sheriff and Florence P.D. Check out all the stuff in Law & Order! Remember, all persons seen here are PRESUMED INNOCENT. These are public records […]

Storm: Dodged A Bullet Last Night

January 23, 2012

THE SHOALS – Major damage was averted last night as strong storms moved through the area after midnight. A check with local police agencies showed that The Shoals “dodged a bullet” when the line of severe thunderstorms failed to produce any widespread tornado or wind events. The only area that saw significant weather last night […]

New Sheffield and Tuscumbia Booking Photos

January 20, 2012

Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from Sheffield and Tuscumbia P.D. Check out all the stuff in Law & Order! Remember, all persons seen here are PRESUMED INNOCENT. These are public records and you have a RIGHT TO KNOW!  

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UNA’s Flynn Named Reelshow Film Tutor of the Year 2011

January 20, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Jason Flynn, assistant professor of Film and Digital Media Production at the University of North Alabama, was recently named the Reelshow Film Tutor of the Year 2011 by Reelshow International, a website designed for film students to access across the world.   Film students and university faculty had the opportunity to nominate […]

January 20, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival has announced the selection of films that will screen during the 2012 festival March 1-3. The films, listed below, were selected from more than 120 submissions from around the world. The films will now compete for awards in several categories, and the winners will be announced […]

UNA Receives Grant To Push HOPE

January 20, 2012

MONTGOMERY—A project to reduce gun violence in north Alabama recently received a $272,939 grant from Gov. Robert Bentley. The University of North Alabama’s Helping Our Partners Excel project seeks to reduce and prevent violent crime. The three-phase project includes law enforcement training, school-based violence prevention programs and rehabilitation to help criminals avoid returning to a […]

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Alabama’s Unemployment Continues To Decline

January 20, 2012

MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Alabama’s December 2011 unemployment rate dropped again dramatically to 8.1%, down from 8.7% in November. December’s rate represents 174,119 unemployed persons, compared to 187,496 last month, and 193,158 in December 2010. “Alabama’s unemployment rate has been falling since August,” said Governor Robert Bentley. “In the last three months […]

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Moving Forward

January 20, 2012

There will be a meeting of MSNHA on January 31, 2012 at 4p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Muscle Shoals City Hall.  The Planning Team will present and discuss the physical inventories, assessments and economic and market analysis.  The same meeting will be held on January 30, 2012 in Decatur at the Turner-Surles […]

Humanists Collect Winter Wear For Needy

January 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Cassandra Weakley of Heavenly Grace Ministries was happy to see Dick Cooper and Beth Henry last Monday. Cooper and Henry, Humanists of The Shoals members, delivered a car load of warm coats which are in great demand this year from the people she serves. Weakley operates The Heavenly Grace Car Wash on Second […]

Whooping Cranes On Their Way South

January 18, 2012

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Nine Whooping cranes, among the most endangered animals in the world, have finally left their makeshift home of five weeks and have continued on their journey to Florida. The immature birds, on their first migration from Wisconsin where they were hatched, left their pen near the Russellville Airport shortly after dawn. Led […]

Operation Migration – Restoring A 10,000 Year Old Route

January 17, 2012

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A small flock of just 9 Whooping cranes is resting in the rolling farmland in the eastern part of the county. They are the focus of a valiant effort by numerous conservation and naturalist organizations in The United States and Canada. The species, Grus americana, is the tallest bird in North America, […]

UNA Students Help Habitat for Humanity

January 17, 2012

  Volunteers helped reorganize the Shoals Habitat for Humanity Re-store Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event is a collaboration between Shoals Volunteers for Obama for America, UNA College Democrats and the Shoals Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers say they are helping out in order to honor the service that Dr. King’s life […]

Feelin’ the Blues Puts a Smile on My Face

January 17, 2012

On a recent trip to the “land of the Delta Blues” I experienced a variety of emotions.  The Mississippi and Arkansas Delta region is imbued with the ghosts of music past, the soulful talent of music present and for sowing seeds in the fertile soil to create future music giants. The similarities to our Shoals music […]

New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos

January 17, 2012

Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from Florence/Lauderdale. When in Law & Order, simply click on Florence/Lauderdale and you’ll find all the records. While you are over there, check out all of the material.   Remember, all persons seen here are PRESUMED INNOCENT. These are public records and you have […]

Chief Logan Back On Job

January 17, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Police Chief Tony Logan is back at his desk after his D.U.I. conviction last week by an Etowah County jury. Logan had appealed his March 2010 Florence Municipal Court conviction to circuit court. A change of venue was granted because of intense media coverage in Northwest Alabama. “I talked twice with Mayor Shoemaker […]

New Sheffield P.D. Booking Photos and Arrest Reports

January 16, 2012

Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from The Sheffield Police Department. When in Law & Order, simply click on Sheffield and you’ll find all the records. While you are over there, check out all of the material.

Alabama Entrepreneur Sieu Tang Wood To Speak At Aburun Workshop

January 13, 2012

AUBURN – The woman who has successfully expanded her alterations business into six locations throughout the Southeast and will make the wedding gown for Auburn University’s first “War Eagle Wedding” will be the featured speaker for the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2012 Winter Workshop, Expo and Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Hotel at Auburn University […]

Black Bears? Where?

January 13, 2012

Black Bears are returning to the Lookout Mountain area.  Many people are asking the staff at Little River Canyon National Preserve about black bears due to the high number of sightings, signs and footprints.  The park has not had any problems with bear encounters.  Bears in the park are quite reclusive and not used to […]

Amber Alert Awareness Day

January 12, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama is among states nationwide that are joining together Friday, Jan. 13, to mark the 16th anniversary of the AMBER Alert program and to commend its mission of locating and safely recovering abducted and endangered children. In Alabama, 18 AMBER Alerts have been issued through the state’s Emergency Alert System since the state’s […]

Aquila Theater Presents MacBeth

January 12, 2012

Florence – Aquila Theater returns to Norton Auditorium to perform one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays, MacBeth. Emptied by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable […]


January 12, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Since the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s creation in 1969, the celebrated dance ensemble has presented ballet groups composed of racially diverse dancers, as well as provided artistic education and community outreach programs for all. The University of North Alabama will get a taste of what the ensemble has to offer Jan. 15 […]