Remains of Historic Church – removed of its famous stained glass – conveyed

October 16, 2012

  SHEFFIELD – Windows and other historic artifacts removed for their salvage value, responsibility for the future of the Grace Episcopal Church building at 700 N. Montgomery Avenue  has been conveyed to The Colbert Historical Landmarks Foundation. The building, which last operated as a wedding chapel until it deteriorated beyond reasonable repair, was purchased from the owners […]


NEWS UPDATE-Alabama residents received contaminated NECC products -1 Death

October 16, 2012

Montgomery- The Alabama Department of Public Health has been made aware of 19 residents who have received New England Compounding Center (NECC) contaminated steroid products from procedures in Tennessee and Florida. At this time, 12 residents have been contacted and do not have symptoms of meningitis or fungal infection. One resident has died and an autopsy […]


Meningitis Outbreak threatens 13 Alabama residents – News conference scheduled

October 16, 2012

MONTGOMERY – News reports are surfacing around the state that 13 Alabama residents have been injected with tainted steroid injections inplicated in the nationwide meningitis outbreak. WSFA in Montgomery and WBRC, Birmingham are reporting that “Alabama Department of Public Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson says Alabama has two potential links to the nationwide meningitis outbreak. He says 13 Alabama […]


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Cognitive training helps adults with HIV

October 16, 2012

Birmingham-As more effective antiretroviral therapy has evolved over the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has shifted from an acute to a chronic condition. But as patients live longer, research indicates that they are experiencing cognitive impairments at a higher rate than people without the disease. A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,  […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 10/08/12 – 10/15/12

October 16, 2012

New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


UA Car Tags Raise $4 Million to Support Scholarships

October 16, 2012

Tuscaloosa— The University of Alabama collegiate license tag program raised some $4.1 million during the 2012 fiscal year. Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The UA National Alumni Association raised a total of $4,140,319 through the car tag program in the 2012 fiscal year, the most of […]


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Ritz Hosting benefit for Bluegrass player

October 15, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Jake Landers, storied Bluegrass writer and performer is the focus of a benefit concert at Sheffield’s Ritz Theater Tuesday night. The concert begins at 6 o’clock with Mike McGuire of Shenandoah, Rusty Moody, Peanutt Montgomery and Doctors, Lawyers & Such. Then at 7, Iron Horse performs. At 7:30 pm, it will be Walt Aldridge […]


MEISA Hosts Auditions For UNA Music Showcase

October 15, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) at the University of North Alabama is hosting its third annual UNA Music Showcase in hopes of prompting some healthy musical competition in Florence and the surrounding area and potentially uncovering the next big name in music. According to MEISA President Katie Swann, the auditions […]


Governor Bentley Details Voluntary Retirement Incentive Proposal

October 15, 2012

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced details of legislation that would offer a retirement incentive to eligible state employees who voluntarily retire from state service.  “The Voluntary Retirement Incentive program will give eligible employees an attractive choice.  The program will be a benefit for employees who choose to participate and a benefit for taxpayers […]


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Smoke-Free…Trending Upwards

October 15, 2012

Waffle House in Tuscumbia, Alabama joins Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Shoals in its efforts to encourage people to support smoke-free workplaces in the Shoals area.  This Monday, October 15, 2012  marks the beginning for a smoke-free workplace at the Waffle House, manager , Rene White is excited to be a part of giving the employees […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 10/09/12 – 10/14/12

October 15, 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.


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 10/06/12 – 10/12/12

October 15, 2012

New Booking Photos from 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.


Littleville’s Bluegrass Festival a hit

October 15, 2012

LITTLEVILLE – There was some big music Saturday in one of The Shoals’ smallest communities. It was The Littleville 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival, and a few hundred folks from all over turned out. The weather was excellent, there was lots of food, and even a flea market was in high gear as music from 10 […]


Start Something “Reel”

October 15, 2012

Florence-Big Brothers Big Sisters serves  children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are in need of an additional adult role model relationship. These  children are matched with a suitable volunteer who spends time with them to promote self-worth, and encourage them to reach their full potential in school, at home and in the […]


Hospitals to Conduct North Alabama Health Assessment

October 14, 2012

Sheffield-Like an annual physical examination, communities need to have an occasional check up on their overall health too. That’s why Huntsville Hospital Health System and its affiliates are conducting a Community Health Assessment throughout north Alabama over the next several months. The assessment includes an online public survey, as well as feedback from physicians, and […]


ConnectingALABAMA holds high-speed Internet workshops for businesses

October 14, 2012

ConnectingALABAMA is holding high-speed Internet workshops for businesses and organizations interested in broadband. The topics will cover broadband technologies and how to create websites for business. Part of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, ConnectingALABAMA was created to increase awareness and encourage adoption of high-speed Internet in the state, with a special focus on […]


Tuscumbia History in Peril

October 14, 2012

Tuscumbia-The grand old Lady was built in 1852 for a congregation that had been meeting in homes since 1832.  She survived being used as a horse stable during the Yankee occupation during the Civil War.  She survived the tornado of November 22, 1874 as evidenced by the numerous earthquake rods going from wall to wall […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 10/02/12 – 10/09/12

October 13, 2012

New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


Pumpkins & Tiaras – October 2012 First Friday

October 13, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Another great First Friday in downtown Florence is in the books. The weather was delightful, not to hot nor to cold. The crowd was large and folks were having a great time taking in all the sights. There was a pumpkin painting where kids could paint their Halloween pumpkin with a face […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 10/02/12 – 10/09/12 Part II

October 12, 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.


10 Alabama Health Care facilities received NECC products

October 12, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Although no Alabama health care facilities received fungus-contaminated injections from New England Compounding Center, 10 health care facilities did receive other NECC sterile injectable products. The compounding pharmacy is at the center of a massive multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak.           The Alabama Department of Public Health has contacted all facilities […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/26/12 – 10/09/12

October 12, 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.


Veterans Drive closing Monday- Make alternate plans

October 12, 2012

FLORENCE – Starting Monday, motorists are going to have to reroute their driving around Veterans Drive. The Tennessee Southern Railroad will be making repairs to their crossing at Royal Avenue. The crossing is scheduled to reopen on October 18. Tennessee Southern Railroad is a small line that operates from The Port of Florence to Natco, Tennessee, […]


Unusual airplane lands at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

October 11, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Eyes were opened wide at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Thursday afternoon, as a Navy V-22 Osprey landed for refueling. As it was getting gassed up, a small crowd of onlookers approached the fence to the ramp where it was parked. Smartphones in hand, they busied themselves with picture taking.       The […]