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 […]


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TVA Provides $530 Million in Tax Equivalent Payments in 2011

November 23, 2011
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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
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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 […]


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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 […]


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Occupy Tennessee Valley Marches On Florence

November 19, 2011
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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
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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
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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 […]


Brooks Hangs U.S. Economy On Dems

November 8, 2011

 Rogersville – Rep. Mo Brooks (R. Huntsville) said that the U.S. is headed toward the recent violent outbreaks seen in Europe. And he pointed a finger squarely at Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. He made his remarks in one of his last Town Hall meetings in Rogersville Monday night. “The adverse consequences are quite plain”, Brooks […]