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Police identify man who died in Tuscumbia home during standoff
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Police have identified a man who died in a burning home last week. Tuscumbia police said Monday that Edward Howard, 42, was the man whose body was found inside a home on Riverview Drive Dec. 3.
Florence nonprofit proposes putting Dred Scott statue in front of court house
FLORENCE, Ala. - A local nonprofit in Florence is asking the county commission Monday for permission to erect a statue of Dred and Harriet Scott in front of the court house, adjacent to the Confederate monument.
Gas prices in Alabama, Shoals continue to drop
FLORENCE — Gas prices in Alabama have fallen 4.5 cents during the past week, and the average price for a gallon of gasoline is down to $2.07 per gallon, and even lower in the Shoals, according to GasBuddy.
North Court Street Tree Lighting Ceremony Set For December 11
-Mayor Holt announcedon Monday, December 10 that the tree lighting ceremony at the North Court median has been rescheduled and will take place Tuesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m.
Commission approves bid, accepts grant
FLORENCE — The Lauderdale County Commission has approved a bid for a new trailer for the Florence-Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency, and accepted a grant for the Region 5 EMA regional command center.
Florence Police Looking For Suspect In Thursday Afternoon Assault
FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for Assault 2nd after officers responded to a call on Thursday, December 6:
Secret Sisters return to help women in need
FLORENCE — The Secret Sisters will return to the Shoals this week to help raise money for the A New Beginning Recovery, a treatment center for women battling drug and alcohol addiction.
Snow moves in, moves out
Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan said he will take this kind of “snow forecast” every time. “Because it’s not going to last,” Grabryan said.
Study to address internet access, needs
FLORENCE — The need for high-speed or broadband internet in rural Lauderdale County has been on the mind of Commissioner Brad Holmes from the day he campaigned for office. “I had people telling me how their children had to be taken to a fast-food restaurant where they could connect with the internet
Allman-Betts Band conclude sesson at Muscle Shoals Sound
SHEFFIELD — Devon Allman said he certainly felt a vibe while recording tracks for the upcoming Allman-Betts Band album in the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where his late uncle Duane laid down tracks for the likes of Boz Skaggs, Ronnie Hawkins, Lulu and John Hammond.
Lyons HR sells staffing operations
FLORENCE — Florence-based Lyons HR has sold its staffing operations to Elwood Staffing Services. Dallas based Capital Alliance Corporation acted as exclusive adviser to Lyons HR in the transaction.
High school fishing tourney rescheduled
FLORENCE — Florence-Lauderdale Tourism officials rescheduled the 2018 Alabama Bass National High School Championship tournament. The tournament was scheduled for this past weekend after cold weather and rain showers moved into the area.
Colbert commissioner outlines jail plan
TUSCUMBIA — In an effort to move forward on a plan to build a new county jail, Colbert County Commissioner Darol Bendall has given his fellow commissioners an outline to reach that goal.
North Alabama Medical Center opens in Florence
FLORENCE, Ala. – It’s been talked about for a long time. Construction itself lasted almost two years. At the crack of dawn on Thursday morning, the first patients left ECM Hospital in Florence headed to the new North Alabama Medical Center.
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Robinson's 34 points spark Deshler victory
JP Robinson scored 34 points to lead Deshler to a 70-57 home victory over Russellville in boys basketball action Saturday night. Playing just a day after members of their roster played in the state football championship, Deshler got off to a fast start and built a 40-25 halftime lead. The Tigers led
“You’re Never Too Old” is The Motto for University of North Alabama Graduate
FLORENCE– “Anything is possible! The main thing is to never give up. I have not, yet, and look at me! I am almost 80!” That is a quote from Lorali Hulsey. Hulsey is about to do something that most people do in their early 20s; she’s going to graduate from the University of North Alabama next weekend
Empty Table Fund steadily moving toward its goal
FLORENCE — The TimesDaily-sponsored Empty Table Fund had another $2,000 contributed last week, bringing the fund to $9,138.50. The fund, which is in its 44th year, has a collection goal of $38,000. Last year's fund exceeded the goal amount and Salvation Army officials are hoping this year's will do
Florence Police Arrest Three On Drug Trafficking Charges
FLORENCE-On Wednesday, December 5 the Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of three men who have been charged with Trafficking in Illegal Drugs among other charges:
Authorities search for no-show robbery suspect
FLORENCE — Area law enforcement officials are searching for a Lauderdale County man who pleaded guilty to robbery, then cut off his ankle monitor and didn’t show up for sentencing.
Rain, rain and more rain; Shoals prepares for a wet weekend
Rain started moving into the area Friday evening and more rain is being predicted for today. Officials with the National Weather Service in Huntsville said Friday that rainfalls of 2 to 3 inches are possible over a 24-hour period from 6 a.m. today until 6 a.m. Sunday.