Alabama Department Of Public Safety To Offer STAR ID

February 8, 2012

In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States, and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens, Congress passed the REAL-ID Act of 2005. To comply with that act, the Alabama Department of Public Safety has developed a driver license and identification program called STAR ID. “Secure, Trusted, And Reliable,” STAR […]

Burn Planned As Part Of Wildland Fire Class

February 8, 2012

A prescribed fire is scheduled for Oak Mountain State Park on Thursday, February 9, 2012, weather permitting. The burn is part of a Wildland Fire Academy Class, which consists of fire professionals attending a course taught by fire officials from the City of Pelham Fire Department. The class is sponsored by the U.S. Department of […]

Civil Rights Activist Gives Perspectives On Life With Dr. King

February 8, 2012

FLORENCE – In recognition of Black History Month, UNA’s Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity hosted author Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson of Selma, Ala. at “Reflections of the Civil Rights Movement,” held at the university’s performance center on the evening of February 6. Ms. Jackson treated attendees to a book signing of The House by […]

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Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law Unraveling?

February 7, 2012

THE SHOALS – When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents told Sheffield Police last week that they were not going to receive a person suspected of being an undocumented alien, it wasn’t extremely obvious what had just happened. But as the days have worn on, the significance of that one act of Federal defiance is now becoming […]

New! Franklin County Booking Photos – New Wanted Persons

February 6, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Franklin County. Also, over 50 more people being looked for by the Lauderdale D.A.  Have you, or someone you know, written a bad check… Scammed someone? Some interesting items in this one. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find all of our […]

Mo Brooks Voted to Continue Air Service In The Shoals

February 3, 2012

  Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) voted yes on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 658. The FAA Authorization Bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 248 to 169. The bill takes important steps to both reduce the national deficit and assist with continuing […]

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New Booking Photos – Three Editions Today

February 3, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Lauderdale County, Florence and Muscle Shoals Police. Three new editions on one day. Lots to see. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find them in Law&Order.

Alabama Joining Southeastern ‘Move Over’ Law Campaign

February 3, 2012

MONTGOMERY – More than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died after being struck by motor vehicles since 1999.*  Thousands have been injured. In an effort to make roadways safer for everyone, the Alabama Department of Public Safety is partnering with Florida and Georgia in February to promote what is known as […]

Mild Weather Impacts TVA’s First Quarter 2012 Results

February 3, 2012

     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Milder weather than last year in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s service region drove sales of electricity down 5 percent for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, 2011, compared with the same period last year, TVA said Friday in its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.   The lower-than-expected sales […]

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Breaking News – Whooping Cranes Find Home

February 2, 2012

 WINSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA –  The nine Whooping cranes that have been stranded in North Alabama since December 11 will be taken to  Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, located in Decatur, Alabama.  This according to Liz Condie Operation Migration spokesperson.  She said more information will be available as decisions on when and how the birds will be moved […]

Former Hospice Owner Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

February 2, 2012

BIRMINGHAM—A federal judge today sentenced a Muscle Shoals man to 28 months in prison for taking part in a health care fraud totaling more than $3 million in connection to a hospice care program he operated, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley and Health and Human Services, Office […]

Bentley Awards $100,000 To Curtail Underage Drinking

February 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY—The Alabama chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has received a grant from Gov. Robert Bentley to continue a program to prevent underage drinking.The $100,000 grant will help MADD continue school-based educational programs, assemblies and DVD presentations to help teenagers understand the dangers of consuming alcohol and driving while intoxicated.“MADD is doing excellent work with […]


February 2, 2012

Washington, D.C.  – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced that staff from his District Ofwill hold three Mobile Office opportunities in February. Constituents who may not be able to travel to one of Brooks’three existing District Offices are encouraged to attend. “Caseworkers from my district staff will be in various locations throughout the district to meet with […]

UNA Step Sing To Benefit United Way of Northwest Alabama

February 1, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University Program Council branch of the Student Government Association at the University of North Alabama will host its annual Step Sing competition Feb. 2-3 at 7 p.m. each night in Norton Auditorium. The competition will bring 10 student-formed teams together to help bring in funding for the United Way of Northwest […]

New: Lauderdale D.A.’s Most Wanted

February 1, 2012

Be sure to look at our new MOST WANTED photos from Lauderdale County D.A. Chris Connolly. Do you know any of these people? Well, here’s your opportunity to be a service to your community by dropping a dime on them. Look for the handcuffs on Law&Order and click on them for the latest.

Auburn Holding Middle School Honor Band Festival

February 1, 2012

AUBURN – Auburn University will hold its third annual Middle School Symphonic Honor Band Festival Feb. 2-4 on the university campus. Close to 275 middle school musicians from more than 97 schools representing five states will participate in a weekend of concerts, rehearsals and social activities. The festival is hosted by the Auburn University Bands in […]

Whooping Cranes To Live at Wheeler: A Distinct Possibility

February 1, 2012

WINSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA – When it comes to the notion of following a ultralight aircraft down to Florida, nine of the world’s rarest birds aren’t feeling it any more. Now that the birds are no longer cooperating, the dedicated crew that has been supporting the young Whooping cranes is trying to figure out what to do […]

New Booking Photos – Several Agencies

January 30, 2012

Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from Colbert Sheriff and Sheffield P.D.  and several other agencies. Look at the listing dates for the latest. 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 […]

Whooping Cranes Thrive At Wheeler – Migration Update

January 29, 2012

DECATUR – Hidden inside a flock of several thousand Sand hill cranes, are 7 of the rarest birds on Earth. Whooping cranes, which have taken up with this migratory flock of their only cousins in The Americas, are holding their own at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This 30,000 acre refuge, part of the U.S. Fish […]

Bentley To Award Grants For Drug Task Force in Lauderdale County

January 27, 2012

MONTGOMERY- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $219,000 to combat illegal drugs and drug-related violent crime in two northwest Alabama counties.The funding will support drug task forces in Lauderdale and Lawrence counties. The task forces conduct undercover operations to arrest and prosecute drug offenders, find and dismantle dangerous methamphetamine laboratories and assist with other […]

New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos – Part Deux

January 27, 2012

Check our Law & Order Section for the latest arrest information from Florence P.D. /Lauderdale Sheriff 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!

Jamey Dubose To Lead Falcon Football

January 27, 2012

Jamey Dubose to head Florence High School Falcons football.  His approval came during a meeting of the city schoolboard of Florence last night. The announcement was made Friday morning just hours after Dubose sumitted his resignation from Prattville High School.    He informed his former Prattville players early Friday morning before they heard the news […]

MS2MR – Means Great Music

January 27, 2012

FLORENCE – Muscle Shoals To Music Row, sponsored by WXFL-FM radio, held it’s 2012 season opener Thursday night. The sold-out event held at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center featured Randy Owen, lead singer for country/rock band Alabama. Owen brought along two additional artists, Megan Mullins and Ashton Shepherd, both of Nashville, and accomplished songwriters in their […]


January 27, 2012

  My first job in tourism was at a large hotel in Los Angeles, the Westin Bonaventure. You can imagine how out of place it felt to be working in one of the largest cities in the world and working in the midst of numerous nationalities. I had never given much thought to how Alabama […]