First Friday – Many photos! Part III

August 6, 2012

FLORENCE – The humidity was so high, folks that came to First Friday on Court Street felt like they might have been in sultry New Orleans. And just like a stroll through the French Quarter, there was so much to see and do, that one could hardly take it all in. Giant snowflakes, politicians pressing the […]


Hundreds show up for free school supplies

August 6, 2012

FLORENCE – Parents of primary school age children are familiar with the lists teachers give out with required school supplies; notebooks, rulers, blunt-noes scissors, markers, etc. And parents know that those supplies can cost $20-30 per child. That’s where Southwire in The Florence Industrial Park come in. This past Saturday, area school children and their […]


First Friday – Many photos! Part II

August 6, 2012

FLORENCE – The humidity was so high, folks that came to First Friday on Court Street felt like they might have been in sultry New Orleans. And just like a stroll through the French Quarter, there was so much to see and do, that one could hardly take it all in. Giant snowflakes, politicians pressing the […]


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First Friday – Many photos! Part I

August 6, 2012

FLORENCE – The humidity was so high, folks that came to First Friday on Court Street felt like they might have been in sultry New Orleans. And just like a stroll through the French Quarter, there was so much to see and do, that one could hardly take it all in. Giant snowflakes, politicians pressing […]


St. James Music Press Publishes Work of UNA Vocal Student

August 3, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Drew Mills, a senior at the University of North Alabama, now owns the copyright to “All Blessings Flow,” his own arrangement of the familiar hymn tune “Old Hundredth,” commonly used as the Doxology in many churches. The arrangement was published by the prestigious St. James Music Press and recorded by Chanticleer, a […]


New Today – Sheffield and Tuscumbia Arrest Reports

August 3, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield Police/Tuscumbia Police. 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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New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 07/24/12 – 07/31/12 Part II

August 3, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/Lauderdale County. 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.


Church acknowledges that Brazelle was removed from childrens & youth choir by Bishop in 2003

August 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The spokesman for The First United Methodist Church has just released a new statement regarding the ongoing investigation in the alleged sexual misconduct of Oliver Brazelle, 78, the former Minister of Music. The incident referred to in the accompanying media release, appears to confirm some of the rumors that have been circulating in […]


Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Items

August 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday encouraged Alabamians to remember this weekend’s state sales tax holiday for back-to-school items and stock up on needed supplies.   “The cost of school supplies can quickly add up, and this sales tax holiday is about saving families money,” Governor Bentley said.  “This is also a way of encouraging […]


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TVA Among Fierce Energy’s Most Innovative Utilities in Renewable Integration

August 2, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – An international energy markets publication has named the Tennessee Valley Authority among the nation’s most innovative utilities in renewable energy and one of the top utilities of the year in integrating renewable power into its grid. Fierce Energy, a daily energy markets electronic newsletter distributed to more than 10,000 energy industry executives […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 07/24/12 – 07/31/12 Part I

August 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/Lauderdale County. 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.


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 07/25/12 – 07/31/12

August 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Madison County. 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.


Lions Den Apartments – Ribbon Cutting

August 2, 2012

FLORENCE – The brand new Lions Den Apartments at 402 E. Tennessee Street held its official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The property, owned by Tim Rhodes and son, Darren Rhodes, is close to UNA and provides several apartment sizes to suit most budgets. Chamber Chairman Jackie Hendrix, President Steve Holt, along with Chamber Ambassadors, and Florence […]


18th Annual Southern Brewers Festival to be Held on the Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront

August 2, 2012

Chattanooga, TN – This year marks the 18th Annual Southern Brewers Festival, presented by Big River Grille & Brewing Works, to be held in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday, August 25, from 2pm to Midnight. For the seventh consecutive year, all festival proceeds will benefit Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block (CKOB).   This year the festival […]


Brazelle admits to inappropriate relationship with younger church member

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Disgraced stalwart of the First United Methodist Church, Oliver Brazelle, admitted to Senior Pastor Zeke Haselden that he had engaged in an “inappropriate relationship with a younger member”. This was revealed to members of the congregation of one of the oldest churches in Northwest Alabama today in a letter sent to their homes, […]


“We have identified 3 victims who are willing to come forward”, Chief Greg Ray

August 1, 2012

 SHEFFIELD – Investigators looking in to the allegations that the former First Methodist Church Minister of Music engaged in criminal sexual misconduct with underage boys, say they have 3 persons, alleged victims, who are willing to come forward. This is crucial, according to Chief Greg Ray. Without someone who is willing to accuse 78-year old Oliver […]


Brazelle’s office searched… Detectives seize computer, documents

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – After meeting with officials of The Sheffield First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Detectives of The Sheffield Police Department were granted access to the former office of accused pedophile, Oliver Brazelle. According to Chief Greg Ray, they seized a computer and numerous documents.               “We’re going over the […]


Third Annual “Brush with the Bridge” Arts Festival

August 1, 2012

The Old Railroad Bridge Company, Inc (ORBC) has set the date of October 20, 2012 for the third annual Brush with Bridge Arts Festival.  Activities are scheduled to get underway at 9:00 a.m.  Football fans will be able to attend the festival and still be home in time for a televised game.  UNA, Alabama and […]


New Today – ECM Babies!

August 1, 2012

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


New Today – Helen Keller Babies!

August 1, 2012

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at Helen Keller Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 07/17/12 – 07/25/12

August 1, 2012

New Booking Photos from Madison County. 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.


Light’s Out

August 1, 2012

Thursday afternoon we had rain at my place for the first time in a couple of weeks 1.8 inches fell in one storm and we had some wind damage.  I have a small bird house with an Auburn logo on it that one of the neighbors put up for me years ago that the wind […]


First Methodist Church lays out its position amid sex abuse allegations

July 31, 2012

SHEFFIELD – In response to our story on allegations of sex abuse from within, late Tuesday afternoon the spokesman for The First United Methodist Church laid out his timeline of events. The events that led to the firing of their Minister of Music, were laid out in an e-mail from Staff, Pastor/Parish Relations Committee Chairman, […]


Shoals Solar Symposium

July 31, 2012

Shoals Solar Symposium V will take place Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Florence Lauderdale Public Library.  This symposium is hosted by The Shoals Environmental Alliance.   Sign in will be at 9:45 a.m. and lunch orders will be taken at this time.  After sign in there will be […]