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67-County Alabama Garden Party: Franklin County

The Alabama honeysuckle border was inspired by an 18th century, Southern applique quilt. The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabam


James Spann: Afternoon storms could produce hail in Alabama

James Spann forecasts a stormy start for the Alabama work week from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. ACTIVE DAY AHEAD: Rain is falling over northwest Alabama early this morning; this will move slowly eastward and dissipate in coming hours. Then, as a short-wave upper trough approaches, new showers and t


Franklin County escapee recaptured after a month on the run

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The second escapee from the Feb. 22 breakout from the Franklin County Jail is back in custody. Authorities say Richie Landers was captured at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday on Alabama 20 in Colbert County near the town of Leighton. The capture was made by the U.S. Marsha


Alabama’s ‘most mythical creature’ is one you’ve probably not heard of

Loch Ness Monster? Check. Abominable Snowman? Sure. You’ve probably heard of each of those scary yet could-be-completely made-up creatures. But the Alabama White Thang? That’s likely a new one.


US Supreme Court will not hear Alabama death row inmate’s case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who said his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence of childhood abuse to not be presented in court.


Please have your Pastport ready: Just passing through Russellville Public Library

The next stop on the Franklin County Pastport is the Russellville Public Library, which just recently celebrated its 105th birthday. “We’re happy to be a part of the Pastport,” said library director Ashley Cummins.


Police: Substitute at Alabama elementary school jailed after gun discharges in pocket

BLOUNTSVILLE, ALA. — A substitute teacher for a first-grade class in Alabama was arrested after a gun in his pocket discharged Friday afternoon,The Cullman Times reported. Henry Rex Weaver, 74, was charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds, aggravated assault and reckless endanger


Boys Roundup: Daniel, Wilson shut down Central

Luke Daniel threw a one-hitter to lead Wilson to a 7-1 area victory over Central in area baseball action Thursday afternoon. Daniel walked five and allowed only an unearned run. He finished with 12 strikeouts in the 118-pitch outing. Central’s Christian White gave up eight hits, but on earned runs a


Marginal Risk Expanded To Cover Most Of North/Central Alabama

The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Marginal Risk for severe storms on Monday to now include nearly all of Central Alabama and a large chunk of North Alabama. Locations south of a line from Sulligent to Phil Campbell to Huntsville to Hytop have been defined in the Marginal Risk. North of th


KbeeQue wins Best Overall at wild game cook-off

KbeeQue captured the top prize of "Best Overall," with their Good Ol Gumbo during the Alabama Wildlife Federation/Kimber Manufacturing Quad Cities Wild Game Cook-Off that took place March 16 at Longhorn Arena in Tuscumbia.


Long, Williams combine for Lions’ shutout of Sheffield

GULF SHORES - The Haleyville Lions defeated Sheffield 14-0 on Monday, March 25, in Gulf Shores, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Caleb Williams struck out Wilson Schnurer to finish off the game for HHS.


Woman killed in Saturday morning motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash Saturday morning left a Haleyville woman dead. The wreck happened at 7:25 a.m. on Dime Road, about five miles north of Haleyville, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Corporal David Sizemore. He said Diana Lynn Wyllie was killed when the 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle she


Construction of new Colbert Road Department building could start in April

TUSCUMBIA — Construction of a new office building for the Colbert County Road Department could start as early as April. Assistant County Engineer Jeremy Robison said Butler Construction of Sheffield was the only contractor to submit a bid on the project, which allows the county to negotiate the pric


20-foot-tall jazz musician sculpture closer to completion in Florence

Two new shiny, 20-foot-tall musicians will soon join the giant aluminum “band” of statues being built in The Shoals. The latest additions will be a jazz musician to be erected in Florence and a Native American musician to be featured in Tuscumbia. The City of Florence approved the jazz musician desi


Shoals residents brainstorm ways to spur region’s economy

FLORENCE, Ala. — Creating high-tech jobs and attracting millennials are among the ideas emerging in discussions about how to spur economic development in the Shoals region of Alabama.


Lady Lions tie two, win two and lose one in tournament

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lady Lions tied two, won two and lost one in the Haleyville softball tournament played at the Haleyville Sports Complex Saturday, March 16. The Lady Lions tied with Carbon Hill in the first game, 3-3. Haleyville tied the game on a home run in the third inning. Ana Aaron s


Phillips takes 2 out of 3 in series with Hackleburg

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips Bears won two out of three game with the Hackleburg Panthers March 11-12. In game one, Phillips won 9-5 at home. Ken Edwards got the win on the mound. He went three for three, with four stolen bases, as well. Jacob Cagle had two hits, with two RBIs. Wesley Williams had one


Spring Park reopens without signature amenities

TUSCUMBIA — Flood waters have receded and Spring Park has reopened, but work continues on the train, roller coaster, carousel and many of the buildings in the park. It could be some time before the park's signature amenities are available to the public.


Lions drop double header to Jasper

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions dropped a double header Friday, March 15, by the slimmest of margins to the Jasper Vikings. HHS lost 3-2 in the first game and 4-3 in the second.


HHS shuts out Cordova in doubleheader

HALEYVILLE - TheHaleyville Lions baseball team defeated Cordova 5-0 on Thursday, March 21, in the first game of the doubleheader, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. John Whiteside took the win for Haleyville. He allowed two hits and no runs over four innings, striking out five and walking