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3 killed in weekend accidents

Three people were killed in three separate automobile accidents in less than 24 hours over the weekend. Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling said two wrecks happened Saturday afternoon and one Sunday morning. The wrecks took place in Lawrence County, just across the Colbert County line, in Colbert Count

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-19 05:20:00

Man killed in accident near Russellville

A Double Springs man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening. Christopher Allen Turner, 41, was killed when the 2001 Volvo truck he was driving left the roadway and overturned. The accident occurred 5:45 p.m. on Alabama 243, 12 miles south of Russellville. Turner, who was not using a s

WAFF - 2017-09-17 20:38:33

Allman Brothers producer, Alabama native Johnny Sandlin dead at 72

A key figure in sculpting the southern rock sound is no longer with us. Decatur native Johnny Sandlin, a 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee, has died at age 72, according to the Decatur Daily. Sandlin is best known for his work with the Allman Brothers Band, co-producing with the bluesy improv

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 21:56:36

Annual North Alabama Fair opens in Muscle Shoals

The planning is over and the fun begins today. The baked goods, canned goods, photos, artwork, needlepoint, flowers and other entries line the exhibit halls. The food vendors are set and ready to start cooking. The midway is in place, and the stage is set for the entertainment when the gates open to

WAFF - 2017-09-19 11:47:27

Renovations set at Alabama Music Hall of Fame

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is getting a facelift. Officials have wanted to renovate the Tuscumbia museum's lobby to accommodate larger audiences for concerts, but lacked money for the project. The TimesDaily of Florence reports that the Shoal Homebuilders' Association can

WAFF - 2017-09-17 14:49:17

Passenger killed in Sunday morning wreck in Lawrence County, driver transported to hospital

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. - According to authorities, a Muscle Shoals man died Sunday morning after being involved in a single vehicle wreck. Austin Scott Terry, 23, was killed when the 2004 GMC Sierra in which he was a passenger left the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned in a creek. Terry was p

WHNT-TV - 2017-09-17 20:44:02

Passenger killed in Lawrence County crash

One man was injured and another died in a crash this morning in Lawrence County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The crash killed 23-year-old Austin Scott Terry of Muscle Shoals, who was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that overturned in a creek. The crash happened seven miles no

AL.COM - 2017-09-17 22:59:03

Railroad willing to share cost of overpass

SHEFFIELD -- A Norfolk Southern Railway representative said the railroad would financially support a grade separation project if the city would consider closing certain railroad crossings. City and county officials have received numerous complaints from motorists who have been delayed by stationary

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-17 05:00:00

Former Sheffield mayor, UNA trustee Billy Don Anderson dies at 80

SHEFFIELD -- Former Sheffield Mayor Billy Don Anderson died Sunday after undergoing heart surgery earlier in the week. Anderson, 80, was a longtime member of the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees. He spent 36 years at Valley Federal Credit Union, including 20 as the credit union's presid

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-18 15:03:00

Shoals emergency responders train for active shooter scenario

FLORENCE, Ala. - We never want to see a terrorist attack here in the U.S., but groups around the country are always training for the "what if's". In the Shoals Tuesday, first responder groups conducted scenario based training. Encircled at the Florence Coliseum, first responders from across northwes

WHNT-TV - 2017-09-19 21:04:21

Program aims at encouraging, recognizing young readers

FLORENCE -- Students from elementary schools throughout Colbert and Lauderdale counties participated this week in the Florence READS program. READS (Recognize, Encourage, Achieve, Dream and Succeed) is a nationally recognized program held Monday and Tuesday at Florence Mall that encourages reading,

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-19 18:50:00

Lauderdale home damaged by morning fire

ZIP CITY - A fire early this morning damaged a house in the Zip City community. Reports indicate the fire was reported just before 7 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Oak Shore Drive. The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the residence, which is off of Lauderdale 7, north o

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-19 16:21:00

Learn about children's head banging

FLORENCE - Kids and Kin is sponsoring a program on children's head banging at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. The program is Thursday and will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the library, which is at 350 N. Wood Ave., in Florence. Speaker for the program will be Elysia Tucker of South

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-19 15:27:00

Superior and Premier Rank - Courier Journal: Shoals Shorts

SHEFFIELD - Keller Home Care and Keller Hospice were honored in the recently released 2016 SHPBest results. This program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize agencies and providers that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. The 2016 award recipients

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Help parents or pay student loans?

I graduated from college two years ago, and I have a good job making $60,000. I have about $10,000 in student loan debt, but my mom and dad have a real issue with their roof. It's leaking in places to the point they have to set buckets around to catch the water, and I've gotten repair estimates of $

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Our History's Range of Tension

ROGERSVILLE - The Alabama chapter of the Central States Archaeological Society will be presenting the 2017 Rogersville Indian Artifact Show Sunday, September 24 at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge from 8am-3pm. Some of the finest Indian Artifacts collected in the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Mississipp

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

How To "DEAL" With Debt Collectors

We had a nice lady, recently widowed, in our office and she was completely upset by the continued calls of a debt collector over a debt that was less than $100.00. She did not believe that she owed the money and did not know what to do. She had a friend call them back and dispute the bill. The frie

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

The Hottest Spot... - Courier Journal: This Week

Relive Barry Manilow's classic Copacabana and watch the characters come to life with a few new surprising characters thrown in as well. Join us for an evening of laughter, music, love, and heartbreak as we all come together for the annual Hospice of the Shoals fundraiser. Come and see Copacabana. Th

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

You'll Find It at the Fair - Courier Journal: News

The North Alabama State Fair is best described as a family-oriented community event. Agricultural, industrial, cultural, and commercial exhibits are on display. The North Alabama State Fair is operated for the benefit of the community. A major portion of the money spent at the Fair remains in the co

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Program Helps Those Still Learning To Be a Kid

FLORENCE - The Florence Elks Lodge recently secured a $1,000 grant to support Safeplace's Learning to Be a Kid program for a second year. Safeplace began the program last year to help children who have experienced domestic violence to overcome trauma. The program, designed for preschool-age childre

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-09-19 07:00:00