Saving Grace: Ice Cream Social

July 10, 2013

SHEFFIELD-An Ice Cream Social is planned for  4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, featuring live music on the lawn of Sheffield City Hall. Tickets for the gourmet ice cream in several flavors, which will be served with a home-baked item on the side, are available for a $6.00 donation, in advance at Sheffield […]


Burglary in progress thwarted – Alleged culprits in custody

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Police report that two alleged burglars were caught thanks to some alert neighbors. The burglary evidently happened this morning. Here’s their report: “Vigilant neighbors and quick response lead to arrests in East Florence Burglary: Justin Ross Bevis, 30, of Florence and Amber Danielle Page, 27, of Muscle Shoals were arrested after a […]


Be On The Lookout – BOLO Florence PD still looking for Sonic Robber

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – He is still on the run. Florence Police Department Detectives have asked the public not to engage the suspect in Monday’s armed robbery of the Helton Boulevard Sonic Drive Inn. The man, a black male; 150 pounds, is carrying a shotgun with a pistol grip. The robbery took place early Monday morning at about […]


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TASUS factory is taking shape in Florence Industrial Park

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – Progress is moving forward at a rapid pace for the TASUS Corporation manufacturing facility in the Florence Industrial Park. Back last September, the President of parent company, Tsuchia Company, Ltd. Koichi Ohara, was in Florence to celebrate the “Ground Awakening”. Koichi Ohara the President of Tsuchiya Co. Ltd., which has its headquarters in Nagoya, […]


Governor Bentley Appoints Jim Bennett as Secretary of State

July 9, 2013

MONTGOMERY – One of Alabama’s former Secretaries of State will serve as the next Secretary of State.  Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced he will appoint Jim Bennett to the position.  Bennett will succeed current Secretary of State Beth Chapman, who announced she would step down from the position on July 31.  Bennett’s appointment will be effective upon Chapman’s resignation on that […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/25/13 – 07/02/13 Part II

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE -New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, 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 public service.


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Troopers Investigate Four Traffic Deaths during Fourth of July Travel Period

July 8, 2013

MONTGOMERY – During the four-day Fourth of July holiday travel period, Alabama State Troopers investigated 434 traffic crashes, resulting in 154 injuries and four deaths. The fatal crashes occurred in Randolph, Lee, Chilton and Montgomery counties during the holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 4, to midnight Sunday, July 7. It […]


City wants to replace decades-old sewer line

July 8, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Tommy Barnes has his work cut out for him nowadays. And he keeps adding to the workload, because that’s just the kind of guy he is. Barnes, who manages the City’s wastewater treatment plant and oversees the huge job of rebuilding it to State standards, presented a plan to the Council  for more improvements. […]


UNA/Athens State night

July 8, 2013

ATHENS-The University of North Alabama has partnered with Athens State University to offer UNA’s Master of Business Administration and Masters in Elementary Education degrees on the campus of ASU. President William Cale and President Robert Glenn will have a program to allow alumni and potential students in Limestone, Morgan and Madison counties to learn more […]


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Wild Game Cook-Off Battle Set for August 3th

July 8, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Winning Wild Game Cook Teams from thirteen competitions across the state will battle it out for a $1000 first prize and bragging rights to the title Alabama Wildlife Federation-Alabama Army National Guard Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion on Saturday, August 3th at Lanark Pavilion in Millbrook.   The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. and, in […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest 06/25/13 – 07/02/13 Reports Part I

July 8, 2013

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE -New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, 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 public service.  


Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players rich.

July 8, 2013

Powerball lottery officials suspected fraud: how could 110 players in the March 30 drawing get five of the six numbers right? That made them all second-prize winners, and considering the number of tickets sold in the 29 states where the game is played, there should have been only four or five. Many different brands of fortune […]


Lauren Schifano to ‘Unicycle Across Alabama’ to Help End Childhood Obesity

July 7, 2013

  “Instead of asking ‘what do I want from life?,’ a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”– Eckhart Tolle  FLORENCE– University of North Alabama student Lauren Schifano is hitting the road with the goal of putting an end to childhood obesity, and she is doing it on one wheel. On Aug. […]


Local bank employees serve community through “Operation Helping Hands”

July 7, 2013

FLORENCE – Operation Helping Hands, a Bank Independent sponsored initiative that encourages its team members to volunteer in the local community, recently provided 64 hours of service in two days, with eight local Bank Independent team members donating their time to the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter. Throughout the month of June, two teams of four Bank employees […]


Ask The Lawyer – Bigamy

July 7, 2013

Bigamy is not new.  The Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was signed into law on July 8, 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln. Sponsored by Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont, the act banned plural marriage.  This law was past specifically  to stop male members of the Church of Latter Day Saints from having more than one wife. This federal law […]


Swamping it …. Handy style with the Swampettes!

July 7, 2013

FLORENCE-Swamping it with the 2nd Installment of the Swampette Music Tour – Back By Popular Demand Here’s your chance to visit local recording studios, meet some music business insiders, ride in the W.C. Handy Parade and enjoy VIP parking in downtown Florence at the First Baptist Church! Climb aboard the Florence Trolley and join Judy […]


Monte Sano State Park’s New Office/Store Opens Saturday, July 6

July 6, 2013

HUNTSVILLE-Renovations to the Monte Sano State Park main office and camp store are complete and the new facility will open for business on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The original park office was destroyed by fire in 2010. Since then, the store has served as both administrative offices and store. With renovations complete, the expanded facility will […]


Restaurant owners report smoke-free restaurant and bar policies don’t harm business

July 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Smoke-free policies in restaurants and bars don’t harm business and are good for health, according to a new video released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation. The video features restaurant and bar owners in Alabama talking about their experiences operating under local smoke-free laws. They report that far from suffering a decline […]


Florence Shooting – One man in custody – Four hospitalized

July 5, 2013

FLORENCE POLICE REPORT – Early morning shooting leaves 4 in hospitals, one in police custody. Chauncey Laray Mitchell, 22, of Florence was arrested and charged with one count of Assault 1st, 3 counts of Assault 2nd, and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. Police responded to West Mobile Street shortly after 3am to a report of […]


Spirit of Freedom – Where’s there a will… There’s a way!

July 5, 2013

MCFARLAND PARK – It was wet. It wasn’t pretty. There was mud. But the inclement weather wasn’t enough to keep the crowd (small, it is true) away from their holiday celebration. Rolling storms coming up from The Gulf pummeled The Shoals all Thursday morning, afternoon… and continued through until the big fireworks show that began shortly […]


9th Annual Regency Jr. Idol Competition…you be the star!

July 5, 2013

 FLORENCE-Do you or someone you know have talent? Can they sing? Regency Square Mall is looking for talented singers ages 6-16 for 102.7 KISSFM’s 9th Annual Regency Jr. Idol Competition. The winner will receive free recording studio time and demo CDs to help further their music career as well as a professional photography session. Auditions will be held […]


Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Superman Discussion!

July 5, 2013

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Superman Discussion! with Duell Aldridge and Jake Wilbanks Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Lois Lane Exclusive: This summer’s sudden appearance of a flying caped hero has left Metropolis residents with a lot of questions. Where did he come from? Is the world ready for a […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 06/26/13 – 07/02/13

July 5, 2013

MADISON COUNTY -New Booking Photos from Madison County Sheriff. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, 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 public service.


The Show Will Go On – That’s what everybody’s saying…

July 4, 2013

MCFARLAND PARK – The annual 4th of July festivities are, as of this writing, still happening today. That’s according to Derrick Robinson of WVNA-FM URBan Radio Broadcasting, the main sponsors of  the event. The park opens at 1:00 this afternoon. Just a reminder, keep yourself up to date on the event scheduling by listening to 105.5 […]