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Vote on rate increases is Tuesday

TUSCUMBIA -- Colbert County Commissioners will meet Tuesday and address recommendations to approve rate increases for the Colbert County Water and Household Garbage departments. If approved, county residents with county water and garbage service will see a total monthly increase of $5.75 per month.

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Waterloo makes progress on testing goals

WATERLOO - While schools across the nation are judged on how they fare on standardized testing, sometimes it's necessary to look beyond a test score to the learning that's taking place. Such is the case with Waterloo School. When Principal Gary Dan Williams arrived at the system's most outlying sch

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Public invited to share quilts for annual exhibit

Tuscumbia - "A Century of Quilts," an exhibit selected largely from the personal collection of Glenn Rikard, will be on display Oct. 4-27 at Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, off US 43 South. The exhibit will include quilts never publicly shared before, as well as some of the best of Rikard's coll

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

World-class ropers at Tuscumbia event

TUSCUMBIA - As the ropers staged on each side of the shoot, waiting on the steer to be released, tension was evident as they waited. Suddenly, the steer was released, breaking free of the shoot and heading down the arena. Within tenths of seconds after the steer is released, the team of ropers break

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield

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TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 12:59:49

City thrilled about teen's willingness to serve

SHEFFIELD - Hope Highfield enjoys helping her community, which is one reason she applied for a position on the Sheffield Beautification and Tree Board. City Council members, impressed that an 18-year old was interested in serving, unanimously approved her appointment. "I like serving and helping oth

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 05:15:00

Applicants needed for SEDA board

MUSCLE SHOALS -- Applications are being accepted by the City of Muscle Shoals for an appointment to the Shoals Economic Development Authority Board. The three-year term would end in September 2020. Applications will be received until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Applications are available at City Hall, or onli

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Digging deeper into taxpayers' pockets

According to a story in the TimesDaily, it appears that the Florence City Council is going to dig their hands deeper into the pockets of the citizens, maybe not now but soon, per request of Richard Morrissey, head of the Florence Electricity Department. Morrissey wants to increase the monthly custom

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:05:00

Man charged with breaking daughter's nose over Kool-Aid

FLORENCE - A local man is in jail on charges of child abuse after assaulting a young family member, officials said. Detective Sgt. Greg Cobb said Joshua L Gamble, 33, 2158 McBurney Drive, Florence, is accused of breaking his 14-year-old daughter's nose after he got mad when she wouldn't make him Koo

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 16:01:00

Police: Man breaks daughter's nose

FLORENCE - Police said a Florence man has been arrested after he got upset because his daughter wouldn't make him something to drink. Detective Sgt. Greg Cobb said Joshua L Gamble, 33, 2158 McBurney Drive, was arrested Thursday charged with child abuse. Cobb said Gamble turned himself in at the Laud

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

Local Briefs: Arrowheads are on display today

ROGERSVILLE - Joe Wheeler State Park and Lodge will be hosting an arrowhead show today. The event is sponsored by the Rebel State Archaeological Society. The arrowheads and other artifacts will be on display from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The items will be from Alabama and all surrounding states. Admission i

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Russellville man arrested for rape of a minor

A Russellville man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a minor. The Cullman County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) has charged Shawn Douglas Berryhill, 20, with second-degree rape following an investigation. The investigation was launched after the victim came forward and was interviewed at the

WAFF - 2017-09-22 20:18:31

Alabama Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

At a news conference Tuesday at Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club outside Montgomery, Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), announced that to honor the vast economic and cultural impact of hunting and fishing on Alabama, DCNR will wa

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Healing Place to host seminar

The Healing Place will conduct an ethics seminar next month addressing current legal and ethical issues commonly faced by counseling and mental health professionals. The seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 20 at Cross Point Church of Christ in Florence. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Larry S

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Food is a fair tradition

MUSCLE SHOALS - You don't even have to step inside the gates of the North Alabama State Fair to be enticed by the offerings awaiting your palate. The gates don't serve as barriers to the smells of the varieties of food as they waft toward people heading from the parking lot to the fair. Once inside,

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator is welcoming Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on leaving the bloc but says its content must be turned into action. Michel Barnier said in a tweet t

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 15:53:50

College Street Producers Market opens Thursday

FLORENCE -- College Street Producers Market at Singing River Brewery will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Established and new small-scale farmers from within a 200-mile radius of Florence, as well as artisans, service providers and micro-businesses, will be in attendance. FLORENCE -- College Stre

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 17:25:00

Warrant pulled after woman shows up late

FLORENCE - A woman indicted on manslaughter charges escaped returning to jail when an alias warrant for her arrest was removed after she finally showed up and waived her arraignment late Thursday afternoon. Tiffany Nicole Balentine, 27, Cypress Mill Road, Florence, was indicted for manslaughter in A

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

'Kingsman' rules box office with $39 million; 'It' continues to break reacords

NEW YORK (AP) -- The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" displaced the horror sensation "It" as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second "Lego Movie" spinoff of the year didn't assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 millio

AL.COM - 2017-09-24 19:33:17

Is it disrespectful for athletes to refuse to visit the White House?

According to Ramona Shelburne, the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will meet to discuss whether they would accept an invitation to the White House. No matter who the president is, teams have visited the White House out of respect for the office -- a tradition that should continue. However, player

AL.COM - 2017-09-23 01:00:09