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Florence, AL | Sat, August 29, 2015
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Credit union, Muscle Shoals buy first TVA Reservation properties

SHEFFIELD — Kim Burkett became a part of history Friday after a brief and uneventful auction ended when the TVA Community Credit Union purchased the first piece of Tennessee Valley Authority Muscle Shoals Reservation property sold at auction.

Credit union, Muscle Shoals buy first TVA Reservation properties

SHEFFIELD — Kim Burkett became a part of history Friday after a brief and uneventful auction ended when the TVA Community Credit Union purchased the first piece of Tennessee Valley Authority Muscle Shoals Reservation property sold at auction.

Bids opened for St. Florian traffic signal

ST. FLORIAN — Bids were opened Friday by officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation on the construction and installation of a traffic signal at Lauderdale 47 and Lauderdale 30.

Kitts installed as UNA's 20th president

FLORENCE — Just before stepping onto the stage at the University of North Alabama’s Norton Auditorium, university President Ken Kitts leaned over and whispered “Is it too late to run?”

Summer commencement honors 21 Florence graduates

FLORENCE — Matthew Gilbert said he never entertained the idea of being a high school graduate.

Committee: Tell us what you want for Red Bay

RED BAY — A 15-member committee of local leaders is asking residents fill out an online survey that will give them a better idea of what community members want and need from the city.

Lauderdale man indicted on 14 charges

FLORENCE — A man authorities said broke into his girlfriend’s home, shot into her house, fired shots in her bedroom, tried to run over two deputies, and then led deputies on a chase has been indicted on 14 counts.

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Sheffield council needs more info Tuscumbia Landing, Park West plans

SHEFFIELD — City Council members want a new group trying to raise money to develop Tuscumbia Landing to present a written proposal to the Sheffield Port Authority.

Partnership working to renew driver's licenses in Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — Mayor Keith Durham said the numbers speak for themselves.

Shindig

Billy Reid’s Shindig has become a mainstay of late-summer music, food and fashion for locals and visitors. Reid, an internationally known and award-winning fashion designer — whose flagship store sits on Court Street in Florence — and his team have created an annual weekend of events, panels, concerts, exhibits and meals. Events this year included Friday’s exhibit of Steven Perilloux photography at 116 E. Mobile and a panel with the artist will be at 7 p.m. today. The Wilson Park part of the event Friday featured food trucks and local restaurants.

Florence commencement honors 21 summer graduates

FLORENCE — Eighteen Florence High students were on hand today to receive their high school diplomas during the school's summer commencement exercises at the Burrell Slater Community Education Center.

Colbert mom indicted; baby's head fractured

TUSCUMBIA — A Colbert County mother has been indicted after she was accused of falling on top of her infant baby while she was intoxicated and fracturing his skull, police said.

Gov. Bentley's wife seeks divorce, says marriage is broken

MONTGOMERY — Alabama's first lady today filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."

Colbert mom indicted, accused of dropping baby, fracturing skull

TUSCUMBIA — Authorities said a Colbert County mother accused of falling on top of her infant baby while she was intoxicated and fracturing the child’s skull, has been indicted.

Owner of Shoals Ambulance expands into Atlanta

Priority Ambulance, which operates as Shoals Ambulance in Alabama, has acquired Atlanta-based Central EMS, one of the largest privately owned EMS providers in the South with more than 50,000 patients served each year and 77 ambulances.

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