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Gemstone Foods opening Florence operation

FLORENCE - Officials with Gemstone Foods LLC said operations are expected to begin in the old Hillshire Farms processing plant in Florence by January. Company officials have already started the hiring process and will soon starting training employees for the operation, which is on South Seminary Str

TIMES DAILY - 2017-11-16 22:25:00

Worker dies after being hit by bull dozer at Florence construction site

A worker from Cherokee was killed in a west Florence construction site accident on Wednesday. File photo The man was hit by a bull dozer at the site of a new apartment complex just off West Irvine Avenue, said Florence police Sgt. Greg Cobb. Police, fire and emergency medical workers were called to

AL.COM - 2017-11-16 13:44:12

Lauderdale couple charged after chase

FLORENCE - A Lauderdale County man and his girlfriend were arrested Wednesday night after they led authorities on a high-speed chase throughout north Lauderdale County and southern Tennessee. Authorities said James Allen Burbank Jr., 26, 160 Lauderdale 13, Florence, and Shelby N. Johnson, 23, 500 La

TIMES DAILY - 2017-11-16 17:04:00

Construction worker identified after deadly incident in Florence

A man working at a construction site in Florence died Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a bulldozer, according to Florence Police. Officials identifed the man as 55-year-old David Thornton. Police said he was from Carthage, Mississippi. Police said Thornton was hit just before noon Wednesd

WAAY-TV - 2017-11-16 15:57:00

Florence, Lauderdale County leaders break ground on new animal shelter

A plot of land off of Roberson Road in Florence's Industrial Park has been cleared of all the trees and after years in the making the new Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter will start to take shape. Wednesday, city and county officials broke ground on the $3 million project. The building won't be

WAAY-TV - 2017-11-16 01:17:00

After years of debate, ground is broken on new Animal Services facility in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. - There are many people in Lauderdale County who never thought they would see this day come. Wednesday morning ground was broken on a new Animal Services facility for Florence and the county. By the dump truck load, dirt is being brought in to prepare the site for construction. Floren

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-15 23:09:43

Florence PD K9 escapes; bites woman

FLORENCE, Ala. - A canine with Florence police attacked a woman over the weekend. Tuesday afternoon, Florence police briefed the news media on the incident. According to department officials, there is an ongoing investigation involving a canine who has been with the department since 2012. Sergeant W


Work begins on Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services Center

Dirt is moving in Florence to build the new animal shelter. Homeless dogs and cats in Lauderdale County will have a new place to go to help them find a forever home. "This is an exciting day. We've been waiting for this for a long time," said Florence Mayor Steve Holt. It is at least three year's of

WAFF - 2017-11-15 23:28:12

Early morning fire destroys home

Nate Webb was in the shower this morning when his house caught fire. Webb said he got up to get ready for his day and cut on his gas heating system. The heat, he said, ran for about 15 to 20 minutes before he got in the shower. Suddenly, he said, his wife's niece, who had stayed overnight at the hou

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:45:00

Little help from her friends

Woman working to recover from cancer and surgeries gets a fundraiser to get her over some of the costs of medical treatment Connie Harrell, left, Jennifer Hobbs Seward and Kathy Walker sit together inside The Daily Herald offices on Wednesday morning. Seward has fought through cancer and surgeries t

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-16 17:53:00

Sharing a library director's words

I have been writing the "A Page in Due Time" column for the Daily Herald for more than four years now. I have personally written each column and shared my thoughts about library services or resources of which would be of interest to the public. Due to time restrains, this month I am going to share t

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-16 15:30:00

Not a bad seat in the house

Roanoke Cinemas is receiving a face-lift after years of use from moviegoers. Owners Blaine and Janelle Given, who purchased the business early November 2013, said the No. 2 theater will receive new seats, flooring, walls and ceiling. The two have long wanted to replace the seats, which they said wer


J.C. Penney closing is a loss for Lions, kids

Lion's Club members say Penney's would nearly double the number of gifts paid for from the club's $2,500 donation. Without Penney's, Lions are looking for support to keep Christmas giving bright for the children who are helped through the program As the image of 'JCPenney' fades, left behind after l


Card skimmer found on one Halifax County ATM; another machine tampered with

Weldon, N.C. - Police in Weldon said they have found a card-reading device on a frequently used ATM off Interstate 95. A customer on Sunday noticed something suspicious about the State Employees Credit Union CashPoints machine on U.S. Highway 158 and alerted police. Police Chief James Avens said Thu

WRAL - 2017-11-16 18:04:00

Video of suspects emerges in Weldon ATM skimmer case

The Weldon Police Department released a video and a timeline in connection with the case of an automatic teller machine skimmer installed over the weekend. Weldon Police Chief James Avens said the device, which is designed to steal ATM card numbers and PIN information, was installed in the machine s


Brooke powers thru the playoffs

HOLLISTER - Brooke Mills Simpson has breezed past the playoffs on NBC's "The Voice" and earned her spot in the show's live rounds starting next week. The Hollister native and current Florida resident performed James Browns' "It's a Man's World" on Wednesday night's episode, beating three others from

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-16 18:53:00

5 Homes With Fireplaces In Natick On The Market

NATICK, MA-Sometimes the only answer to a bitter Massachusetts winter is cozying up beside the fire. We're starting to feel the chill, and you may be in the market for a house or condo with a fireplace. Here are five on the market with fireplaces: 21 Parker Ct, Natick Updated kitchen with stainless

PATCH - 2017-11-17 15:00:00

Natick Detective: Framingham Firefighter robbed bank to pay debt

A panic attack stopped Michael Espinosa's original plan to rob the Citizens Bank inside of the Rte. 9 Stop and Ship in Natick last week until he received a phone call, a detective said Thursday. Espinosa, a Framingham firefighter on paid administrative leave, went outside and sat in his Jeep for sev

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 01:07:08

5 Things to Do in Natick

1) Kids Connect will sponsor its annual ARTS AND ARTISANS CRAFT SHOW from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Morse Institute Library. 2) St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold its annual HOLIDAY FAIR from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18. The event includes local artisans, a silent auction, children's crafts and

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-16 20:21:01

Natick Lions Club's door is open

As a member of the Natick Lions, I want to tell you how much enjoyment I have as a member, and encourage you to join us. Our main goal is vision care and research. Our community is so generous in donating used eyeglasses. These glasses help many people from all over the world to see a sunrise, cuddl

MILFORD DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-16 22:27:59