Bicentennial Commission Unveils Logo for “Alabama 200”

October 23, 2014
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HUNTSVILLE – The Alabama Bicentennial Commission today unveiled a red, white and black logo dominated by a bold numeral 200 with an inset of the state outline to promote the upcoming anniversary of statehood. The registered trademark will identify corporate sponsors that provide funding for the three-year celebration, chairman Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur said. […]

FLPL: Science for Everyone, Children’s Book Signing, and more!

October 23, 2014
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FLORENCE-We have lots of exciting events coming up at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library! We have a science talk, movies, a children’s book signing, and history events, just to name a few programs in the next month. We are now hosting several film series for different ages. The Screening Room, hosted by Terry and Anita Pace, features […]

Million Dollar Hole in One Shootout At Blackberry Trail Golf Club

October 23, 2014
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FLORENCE– The Florence Falcons Baseball Program is offering a chance for one lucky golfer to win $1 million or Ford Truck. The $1 Million Dollar Hole in One Shootout will be held at Blackberry Trail Golf Club with qualifying rounds beginning October 25th and the final swing for the cash November 1. The event is […]

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Test your home, test your child, and learn how to prevent lead poisoning

October 23, 2014

MONTGOMERY-Nearly a half of a million children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on data from national surveys conducted in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. Despite the continued presence of lead in the environment, lead poisoning […]

Dogs Are The Order For This Week In “Pet Of The Week”

October 23, 2014

THE SHOALS-We have pets from all over the Shoals…Please find just the pet for you and take them home….you both will be happy (Or if you choose more than one…You all will be happy). Check here to see your Pet Of The Week!

New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 09/01/14 – 09/26/14

October 23, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police (Click Here). 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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Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital Receives Stroke Care Recognition

October 23, 2014

FLORENCE-Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines–Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and […]

New Born Tests Positive For Meth…..Mother Charged With Endangerment

October 22, 2014
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DECATUR-A Decatur woman gave birth to a baby boy on October 14th.  The child tested positive for amphetamines and opiates.  Here is how Decatur Police describe the events: “On October 14th, 2014 Breanna Magdaleina Lopez gave birth to a baby boy at Decatur Morgan Hospital. At the time of the infant’s birth he tested positive […]

Florence Couple Sentenced to Hundreds of Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

October 22, 2014
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BIRMINGHAM—A federal judge today sentenced a Florence couple to hundreds of years in prison for exploiting and sexually abusing a minor child in their custody to produce images of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced PATRICIA […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Underway

October 22, 2014

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS), along with the 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), encourage Alabamians with Medicare to take the opportunity during the Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7) to review their current health and prescription drug coverage plans to ensure their Medicare plan is still the right […]

New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 10/12/14 – 10/16/14

October 22, 2014

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.

Pickwick and Wilson lakes ranked among America’s best

October 22, 2014

THE SHOALS-Local anglers tout Pickwick and Wilson lakes as two of the best places in the country to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. A leading fishing website agrees. In its listing of the top 100 bass lakes in America, ranked Pickwick 15th and Wilson 45th. California-based is one of the most popular […]

Sweet Tea And Tire Swings….This Must Be Heaven

October 22, 2014
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We sweeten our tea And butter our bread, Plant lots of  petunias, Wear caps on our head. Hang up old tires So we can swing, We don’t walk inside A fairy ring.  ****************************************************************************************************************************     We’ll cook us some beans (Add a little ham) And take a stroll To see the Wilson Dam.     […]

New! Florence Arrest Reports 10/07/14 – 10/14/14

October 22, 2014

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police (Click Here). 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.

My Ex-Wife Agreed To Cut Child Support ….Now She Wants More

October 22, 2014
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Q: When my ex-wife and I got divorced our two children were in private school. I agreed to pay extra child support to help pay for school. My children were put in public school after my wife moved and she told me that I could pay less child support. Now she is taking me back […]

Upcoming Events In November At Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

October 22, 2014
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FLORENCE-Upcoming  HistoryEvents for Florence-Lauderdale Public Library in November :     Concert at Courtview Friday, November 14, 7:00 pm Rogers Hall Front Lawn Gather on the front lawn of historic Rogers Hall and enjoy some of the same music that was performed there 150 years ago. The Olde Towne Brass band, which plays Civil War-era […]

NWTF Donates More Than $91,000 for Wildlife Management in Alabama

October 22, 2014
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MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently allocated $91,289 for wild turkey projects in Alabama. The funding was made possible through the NWTF Hunting Heritage Super Fund program. Close to $29,000 of the total allocation was approved for a variety of projects statewide including funding the improvement of wild turkey habitat […]

Pathfinder’s Dinner an excellent evening – EVENT PHOTOS

October 21, 2014
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THE SHOALS – Monday evening, The Northwest Shoals Community College Foundation held its 22nd Pathfinder’s Dinner. It was an opportunity for the Members to celebrate the excellent work being done every day in preparing students for fulfilling careers and lifetimes of service to their community. The Foundation’s slogan is, “Helping Students Unlock Their Potential”. And from […]