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 2021-02-28 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Pine Street study offers city, UNA options for improving safety...

FLORENCE — Reducing a roughly 1 1/3-mile section of Pine Street to three lanes would not seriously impact traffic, but would increase safety and pedestrian travel through a portion of the University of North Alabama and downtown Florence....

 2021-02-28 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

COVID-19 vaccine remains elusive in the Shoals...

Area health officials say not being able to predict when the next supplies of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive is adding to the frustration of those who wanting to be vaccinated....

 2021-02-28 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Snow removal in the south requires creativity...

Muscle Shoals Public Works Director Butch Fleming wouldn't suggest the city council allow him to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on snow removal equipment that he might only use once every few years....

 2021-02-28 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Shoals designer unveils her botanical print designs...

SHEFFIELD — Fashion designer Eve Styles is a self-professed mad scientist whose aim is to protect the planet....

 2021-02-28 06:07 

Florence Times Daily

Retired doctors, nurses volunteering to give COVID-19 vaccines...

FLORENCE — Dr. Gil Melson has been retired about nine years, but when asked, he and his wife gladly agreed to help the Lauderdale County Health Department administer COVID-19 vaccinations....

 2021-02-27 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Heavy rainfall to continue; 3 to 5 inches possible...

Rainy conditions continue this weekend and are expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rainfall before being done, forecasters said....

 2021-02-27 06:20 

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Rogers Group submits low bid for US Highway 72 resurfacing in Killen...

KILLEN — An Alabama contractor with offices in the Shoals has submitted the apparent low bid to resurface almost 2 miles of U.S. Highway 72 in Killen from the junction of Lauderdale 63 to the junction of Lauderdale 66....

 2021-02-27 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Bank Independent's Food Share Drive starts Monday...

Bank Independent will kick off the 7th annual Food Share Drive on Monday....

 2021-02-27 06:05 

Florence Times Daily

Utilities customers can assist Project Help...

FLORENCE — Officials are sending out a call to assist with the Florence Utilities' Project Hope program....

 2021-02-26 17:45 

Florence Times Daily

Lauderdale, Franklin County Health Departments still not online for vaccine scheduling...

Alabama Department of Public Health announced this morning that several county's health departments still don't have online sign-ups available for the COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-02-26 16:45 

Florence Times Daily

UNA K9 Officer Toby passes away...

FLORENCE — University of North Alabama police lost its K9 Officer of nine years on Friday after a brief illness, according to a UNA press release....

 2021-02-26 06:20 

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Shoals Cerebral Palsy Center telethon set for March 7...

TUSCUMBIA — Two-year-old Jett McGuire has two gears — go and go faster....

 2021-02-26 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

SIDC funds target industrial park improvements...

FLORENCE — The Shoals Industrial Development Committee agreed Thursday to dedicate up to $371,200 toward projects at the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park....

 2021-02-26 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Firm will study impact of temporary Sixth Street closure...

MUSCLE SHOALS — When a portion of Sixth Street is temporarily closed later this year, it's expected to dump a significant amount of traffic on other roads leading to the Shoals Research Air Park, home North American Lighting....

 2021-02-26 06:05 

Florence Times Daily

Tennessee Riverkeeper to host virtual concert featuring Jason Isbell...

DECATUR — With strains of Americana, country, rock, rap and bluegrass music, environmental advocates hope to generate waves of interest and support for the Tennessee River....

 2021-02-25 19:45 

Florence Times Daily

Brooks teacher indicted, charged with sexual contact with student...

FLORENCE — A Brooks High School teacher has been indicted on two felony charges of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 17, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said....

 2021-02-25 16:00 

Florence Times Daily

Keller second-dose vaccine clinic rescheduled...

The second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Helen Keller Hospital for the remainder of the week has been rescheduled....

 2021-02-25 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Colbert schools take part in annual Leadership Day...

CHEROKEE — About 75 high school students from Colbert County schools and Deshler spent Wednesday morning driving and maneuvering tractors, competing in various areas of public speaking, honing CPR skills, and testing their knowledge through a HOSA b...

 2021-02-25 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Muscle Shoals mayor, council want to address litter issue...

MUSCLE SHOALS — Mayor Mike Lockhart and city council members said they want to work with resident Chelsea Kauchick on ways to educate the public about the need to curb the amount of litter in the city....

 2021-02-25 06:17 

Florence Times Daily

Commission buys 2 trailers for mobile vaccine clinics...

FLORENCE — The Lauderdale County Commission has purchased two trailers for $157,000 to be used for mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the county....

 2021-02-25 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Lauderdale County extends tag, registration deadlines...

FLORENCE — Lauderdale County License Commissioner Rodney Pettus said his office is waiving penalties for vehicle tag renewals and registration until March 31....

 2021-02-25 06:12 

Florence Times Daily

Duo facing drug trafficking charges in Sheffield...

SHEFFIELD — Two people were arrested and more than 10 ounces of cocaine and other drugs were seized in a drug bust in southeast Sheffield....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

Florence Times Daily

Lauderdale County Commission chairman speaks at anti-Marxism rally...

FLORENCE — Lauderdale County Commission Chairman Danny Pettus said he asked a lot of questions to organizers of an anti-Marxism rally before agreeing to speak at the event....

 2021-02-25 00:00 

Florence Times Daily

Grant/loan funds $160K of equipment for Tuscumbia Fire Department...

TUSCUMBIA — A USDA loan/grant program will help the city meet some of its most pressing needs, especially within the fire department....

 2021-02-24 22:30 

Florence Times Daily

YMCA's 'Reset at the River' continues until March 19...

FLORENCE — "Reset at the River" is going on weekdays now through March 19 at McFarland Park....

 2021-02-24 15:30 

Florence Times Daily

YMCA's Reset at the River going on now through March 19...

FLORENCE — Reset at the River is going on weekdays now through March 19 at McFarland Park....

 2021-02-24 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

MPO considers BUILD grant for RR overpass planning...

MUSCLE SHOALS — Members of the Shoals Metropolitan Planning Organization will decide today if they want to apply a second time for a grant to develop plans for a proposed railroad overpass in Sheffield....

 2021-02-24 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Council questions Mandolin project's feasibility...

FLORENCE — The developer of the proposed downtown Mandolin project told the city council on Tuesday he needs almost $12.8 million to help with parking, but council members expressed concerned about dedicating the funds toward the venture....

 2021-02-24 06:17 

Florence Times Daily

Grant funds $365K of equipment for Tuscumbia Fire Department...

TUSCUMBIA — A USDA loan/grant program will help the city meet some of its most pressing needs, especially within the fire department....

 2021-02-24 06:05 

Florence Times Daily

PARCA forum focuses on broadband for Alabama...

The Public Research Council of Alabama has selected a major issue in the state as the topic for its annual forum next week....

 2021-02-23 16:00 

Florence Times Daily

Mandolin developer talks with council this afternoon...

FLORENCE — The developer seeking city funds to assist with a proposed Tennessee Street residential, retail and office project will meet with the city council during this afternoon's work session....

 2021-02-23 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

2 fast-food restaurants coming to Florence Boulevard...

FLORENCE — Two popular fast-food restaurants will have new locations soon on Florence Boulevard....

 2021-02-23 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Even local law libraries have been impacted by COVID-19...

TUSCUMBIA — A decrease in the amount of money coming into the state court system is negatively impacting law libraries in the Shoals, which are funded by court costs....

 2021-02-23 06:17 

Florence Times Daily

Missed drives leave blood in short supply...

FLORENCE — Officials with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers spent Monday trying to recoup what was lost in terms of blood donations last week when snow and ice sidelined their usual collections....

 2021-02-23 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Incident at rock quarry led to Allsboro Road power outage...

TUSCUMBIA — About 400 households lost power Sunday afternoon after an electrical outage at a rock quarry in extreme southwestern Colbert County....

 2021-02-23 06:12 

Florence Times Daily

28K boxes of Girl Scout Cookies arrive...

FLORENCE — More than 28,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were distributed to 25 troops in the Shoals area on Sunday at the Farmers Market....

 2021-02-23 06:05 

Florence Times Daily

Huntsville venue expected to boost Shoals music tourism...

HUNTSVILLE — Ben Lovett's love of music goes beyond his role as a multi-instrumentalist for the award-winning British folk rock band Mumford and Sons....

 2021-02-22 16:00 

Florence Times Daily

The cookies are here, the cookies are here!...

It's officially Girl Scout Cookie season....

 2021-02-22 06:00 

Florence Times Daily

UNA Trumpet Studio hosting Boom presentation featuring Peter Bond...

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama's Trumpet Studio will host a Zoom presentation Wednesday featuring Peter Bond, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra....

 2021-02-22 06:00 

Florence Times Daily

TVAA Plein Air workshop registration open...

TUSCUMBIA — The Tennessee Valley Art Association is now accepting registration for its Plein Air workshop set for May 1 at the museum....

 2021-02-22 06:00 

Florence Times Daily

Shoals looks to warm up this week...

The Shoals has earned this week's forecast after enduring last week's icy weather....

 2021-02-21 22:30 

Florence Times Daily

Large power outage in southwest Colbert County; county roads still impassable...

The Colbert County Emergency Management Agency said there is a large power outage in the southwestern part of the county....

 2021-02-21 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Shoals health departments continue to seek vaccines...

Health departments and hospitals are feverishly working to get second-dose COVID-19 vaccine to those who were scheduled for boosters last week....

 2021-02-21 06:20 

Florence Times Daily

Several potholes could crop up after icy weather...

Florence Public Works Director David Koonce said he anticipates street department crews will be out next week filling potholes that will undoubtedly appear in city streets that were covered with ice and snow last week....

 2021-02-21 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Colbert County manslaughter convict up for parole...

MONTGOMERY — A man serving a 15-year sentence on a Colbert County manslaughter conviction is up for parole this week, authorities said....

 2021-02-21 06:15 

Florence Times Daily

Shoals students will use virtual days to make up for lost time...

With the weekend warmup putting an end to icy road conditions, area school officials say they're ready to reopen schools Monday after a week-long hiatus....

 2021-02-21 06:12 

Florence Times Daily

Sheffield, Florence utilities considering putting in "small-scale" solar farm...

Sheffield Utilities General Manager Steve Hargrove said he and representatives of the Florence Electricity Department are discussing a joint venture that would involve a small-scale solar farm to generate additional power for the Shoals....

 2021-02-21 06:10 

Florence Times Daily

Lauderdale County murderer denied parole...

MONTGOMERY — Parole was denied this week for four inmates serving time for convictions in Shoals cases, included one serving a life term for murder....

 2021-02-21 06:10 

Florence Times Daily

Colbert County probate office employee is Certified Election Official...

TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County Elections Supervisor Emily Benson has been designated a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator, which is the highest professional achievement for election officials and election vendors in the country....

 2021-02-21 06:10 

Florence Times Daily

Florence official: "We're not set up for this"...

The week of wintry precipitation caused a great deal of frustration from people who were unable to travel until the icy, snowy mix melted....

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