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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


OFFICE OF REP. BROOKS TO HOST FEBRUARY MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


FEELING THE RED HOT BRANDING POWER OF RTJ DURING THE COLD MID-WEST WINTERS!

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 […]


UNA Invited to Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Event

January 26, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of North Alabama was recently invited to perform “Master Harold…and the Boys” Feb. 4 at Daytona State College in Florida at the prestigious 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The festival showcases some of the finest theatre productions throughout the region.   […]


Toomer’s Live Oaks Will Be Replaced

January 26, 2012

AUBURN – The tradition of rolling Auburn’s oaks will continue even if the trees do not survive being poisoned in 2010. President Jay Gogue this week accepted the recommendation of the Committee to Study the Future of Rolling Toomer’s Corner, which proposed replacing the troubled oaks-should they die-with one or more large trees and using […]


New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos

January 26, 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!


Governor Bentley, Legislative Leaders Propose Education Agenda for 2012 Regular Session

January 25, 2012

    MONTGOMERY- Governor Robert Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today announced a bold agenda to make Alabama’s public schools the nation’s best. At a news conference at Wilkerson Middle School, the Governor and legislative leaders stood together to commit to ensuring every child in Alabama is offered […]


The Alabama Economic Development Alliance Unveiled Strategic Plan

January 25, 2012

  The plan, which will provide direction for Alabama’s economic development efforts over the next three years, was developed through a four-step process over a six-month period, with input from more than 1,200 Alabamians, including community, business, and state leadership. Input was collected from nearly 500 individuals through eight visioning meetings and more than 700 […]


Denton: Going To Prison – Again

January 25, 2012

BIRMINGHAM –A federal judge sentenced a Tuscumbia man Monday to almost six years in prison for a federal tax fraud conspiracy in which he took the Social Security numbers and birth dates of fellow prison inmates and used them to file false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent […]


13 COMPETE FOR MISS UNA TITLE, SCHOLARSHIP

January 25, 2012

FLORENCE – Thirteen young women at the University of North Alabama will compete for the chance to represent the campus and Shoals community as Miss UNA Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in Norton Auditorium. The pageant theme this year is “Latin Rhythm” and was chosen by 2011-2012 Miss UNA winner Brandi Lewis, a UNA […]