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December 6, 2011

Take a closer look at our front page, and you will see a couple of new navigation boxes. One for State and Regional stories of general interest, and another for features we call ‘Life & Times’. You will see a listing of articles in each box that you can click to get to the stories, […]

Sheffield Utility Board May Be Dissolved

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The City Council is considering changing the way Sheffield’s various City departments are organized. Council member Steve Stanley said that the timing of his presentation has been speeded up because of recent developments with some Sheffield Utilities Board members. The reorganization process would be to eliminate the Utilities Board, and replace it with […]

Steve Price Essay – This Is America!

December 6, 2011

During a past visit to New York City, a questionable individual that seemed to be in a real big hurry stopped me on the street and flashed a Rolex. “Wanna buy a watch?” he asked. It was such a bargain that I jumped at the opportunity. I had not walked 100 feet when another gentleman […]

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Chief Ray: Law Has Two Sides

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The U.S. Justice Department says Alabama’s tough new immigration law is creating problems. Federal prosecutors said last week that the strict new law has them overwhelmed with simple violations which take them away from their mandate to go after major criminals who are in this country illegally. Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray told […]

UNA’s Chloe Roberts Headlines NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-American Team

December 5, 2011

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — University of North Alabama junior forward Chloe Roberts was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year to headline the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team. Roberts, now a three-time All-America selection, also joined 12 other student-athletes on an All-America first team that features six repeat honorees. […]

Alabama Tourism Releases Songwriters Contest CD

December 5, 2011

Montgomery – The top 11 songs from the Year of Alabama Music    Songwriters Contest are featured on a CD titled Alabama Road Songs.     The tourism department will release the CD at an event from 5:30 p.m.  to 730 p.m. Tues. Dec 6,   at American Idol winner Taylor Hick’s restaurant, Ore, in […]

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A Christmas Carol

December 5, 2011

Not a Bah Humbug in the house. Shoals folks kicked off the holiday season with a rattle of chains and, “A Merry Christmas to each and everyone” as  Pillar of Fire and The Florence/Lauderdale Public Library on Friday, Dec. 2, presented  their annual concert reading of Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol”.     The performance […]

Immigration Law Foes Take To Streets

December 3, 2011

FLORENCE – A small group of students and activists held a protest rally in opposition of Alabama’s strict new anti-immigration law Thursday at Wilson Park. About 30 protesters, carrying signs and hurling slogans, marched up Court Street to The University Of North Alabama, and on to The Memorial Amphitheatre. They were rather well behaved, however […]

Housing Authority To Reinvigorate Park Place

December 2, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority will only make Park Place better, said Executive Director Shirley Whitten. In an interview Thursday with The Quad-Cities Daily, Ms. Whitten promised that the upscale apartment complex in Sheffield’s Downtown is set for a major face lift. The Housing Authority closed the deal to buy Park Place November 28th […]

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Park Place Sold To Housing Authority

November 30, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority Monday, closed on its purchase agreement with Park Place. It was a rather quiet real estate transaction. There was little or no fanfare from those in power at The Sheffield Municipal Building, considering how important this business deal was to The City. Park Place was not just a collection […]

Muscle Shoals Senior Center Gets Grant

November 30, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – A “home away from home” for many senior citizens in Muscle Shoals that was damaged by fire will receive energy efficiency upgrades with the help of a $100,000 grant from The State Of Alabama.While insurance is paying for structural repairs, the grant will enable the city of Muscle Shoals to incorporate energy-efficient […]

Holiday Traffic Deaths

November 28, 2011

Montgomery – During the Thanksgiving holiday travel period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through midnight Sunday, Nov. 27, Alabama State Troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six traffic deaths. These six fatalities occurred in Mobile, Russell, Etowah (2), Washington and Madison counties. Five of the six individuals killed were not wearing seat belts. […]

Downtown Sheffield Gets Rescued Today

November 28, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield’s Downtown District, which has been on life support since the death of businessman Bob Love, gets its condition upgraded today to serious. Park Place, a residential retirement facility and owned by Mr. Love’s estate, is scheduled to be sold to the Sheffield Housing Authority. A number of business leaders and City officials have been […]

1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 25, 2011

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a […]

TVA Provides $530 Million in Tax Equivalent Payments in 2011

November 23, 2011

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Authority paid $529,634,769 in tax equivalent payments in fiscal year 2011 to states and local governments where it sells electricity or has power properties.             TVA provides tax equivalent payments annually in the eight states where TVA sells electricity or owns generating plants, transmission lines, substations and other assets, and directly to 144 […]

Black Bears Are a Protected Species in Alabama

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – Black bear sightings in Alabama outside of their primary range of Mobile and Washington counties have increased in 2011. While hunted in other parts of the country, black bears are a protected species in Alabama and no hunting season is established for them through a regulatory process by the Alabama Department of Conservation […]

Improved Access To Alabama Food Stamp Program

November 23, 2011

Montgomery – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), Food Assistance Program has received notification from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that their application for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation Grant has been approved. The 425,151 grant is aimed at supporting efforts to simplify the food assistance application and eligibility determination […]

Bentley Awards Grants to Create Domestic Violence Crime Unit in Lauderdale County

November 23, 2011

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants to support a new law enforcement unit dedicated to obtaining justice for domestic violence victims in Lauderdale County.The two grants, totaling $79,461, were awarded to the 11th circuit district attorney’s office to form the Lauderdale County Domestic Violence Unit which will investigate and prosecute domestic violence cases. The […]

United Way Finds New Home

November 22, 2011

The United Way Of Northwest Alabama is moving to One Mobile Place in Downtown Florence after being forced out of The Brandon Ministry Center. Even though the move comes right in the middle of holiday season, United Way staff say they are excited to be relocating. United Way Campaign Manager Karen Grubbs said there will be […]

Trooper Charged In Deadly Crash

November 21, 2011

Athens –  An Alabama state trooper has been indicted in connection with an accident that killed an Athens couple The News Courier reports that 30-year-old James Heath Moss turned himself in on indictment warrants Sunday and immediately posted $10,000 bail. He faces two counts of criminally negligent homicide. Moss was heading to another accident the […]

Occupy Tennessee Valley Marches On Florence

November 19, 2011

A small, but enthusiastic group of protesters marched on Downtown Florence Friday night. The demonstration was part of a nationwide movement spurred on by Occupy Wall Street.  About 20 participants showed up at Wilson Park just as night fell. Three Florence Police Officers were on hand to provide an escort for the marchers and help […]

Singleton Running For Mayor

November 17, 2011

Florence – Long time Chief Of Police, Rick Singleton announced today that he is retiring from the Force and will be a candidate for Mayor of the City. He has been in and around Law Enforcement in Florence/Lauderdale since 1972, and has been a member of the Police Department continuously since 1980. Mr. Singleton said […]

TVA Gets More Comments

November 16, 2011

Muscle Shoals – A small crowd came to express opinions on a proposed land use plan for the TVA Muscle Shoals Reservation. The as yet undetermined plan is to be implemented within the next five to ten years. The nation’s largest public utility has determined to relinquish most all of its property to local control […]

Coffee Hospital CEO Is Out

November 11, 2011

Joe Roach, ECM Hospital Chief, handed in his resignation today. Details are not clear at present. Roach, who has drawn a lot of fire recently by citizens and public officials alike for his advocacy of building a new hospital in Colbert County, is leaving his post immediately. This leaves ECM in a lurch, as they […]