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Florence council endorses carbon dividend act

FLORENCE — The City Council has endorsed a congressional bill that places a fee on carbon content and provides dividends to Americans. Read more

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County, city governments to review new waste disposal agreements

MUSCLE SHOALS — Members of a new "tri-cities" solid waste disposal authority took action Monday toward acquiring ownership of the Cherokee … Read more

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Police arrest Florence student after social media post

FLORENCE — A Florence Freshman Center student has been charged with making terrorist threats following a post on social media, authorities … Read more

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After committee passage, Senate slows animal cruelty bill

MONTGOMERY — At least one member of the Alabama Senate committee that approved a bill opponents claim takes state animal abuse laws backwar… Read more

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River drops below flood level

FLORENCE — McFarland Park is starting to emerge from beneath floodwaters after the Tennessee River at Florence spent much of the month in f… Read more

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CLASS 1A GIRLS SEMIFINAL: St. Luke's beats Mars Hill at the buzzer

BIRMINGHAM — Kylie Thigpen didn’t finish her prep basketball career without giving Mars Hill basketball one more chance. Read more

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CLASS 2A BOYS SEMIFINALS: Slow start dooms Red Bay against Calhoun

BIRMINGHAM — A season to remember for Red Bay boys basketball featured an ending to forget. Read more

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Today's editorial cartoon

Mishaps and mistakes help globalize the coronavirus pandemic

St. Louis Post-DispatchProfessionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs — when they’re left to do their … Read more

All hits, no misses

Opportunity knocks Read more

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Week Ahead

Email items to leah.daniels@TimesDaily.com at least 10 working days in advance. All venues must include a complete address. Activities in w… Read more

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Community Listings

Different sections of the Community Planner rotate every Sunday. Email items to leah.daniels@TimesDaily.com. Items will not be published wi… Read more

Wish List

The TimesDaily Wish List includes items needed by local nonprofit agencies to serve the public. A list of different agencies is published e… Read more

Life

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Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a churc… Read more

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Jim Blasingame: The Intangible Force of Organizational Special Sauce

”Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.” Read more

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Week Ahead

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Jim Blasingame: The Intangible Force of Organizational Special Sauce

”Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.” Read more

Health Ratings

The following businesses were inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health before Feb. 14. Scores are based on a 100-point system. … Read more

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Dave Ramsey: It's a better idea to pre-plan

Dear Dave: My husband passed away last year at just 45 years old. We always tried to be careful with our money, and we were in good enough … Read more

Obituaries

February 25, 2020, funerals

Lora Ayers, 4 p.m., Colbert Memorial Chapel Read more

Debra Renee Warren

SHEFFIELD — Debra Renee Warren, 61, of Sheffield, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date… Read more

Vernie S. Haraway

ROGERSVILLE — Vernie S. Haraway, 66, died February 23, 2020. Visitation will be today at Rogersville Funeral Home from 11-12 with funeral f… Read more

Gertrude Angeline Favenesi

FLORENCE — Gertrude Angeline Favenesi, 87, died February 22, 2020. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with fu… Read more

Henry T. 'Buddy' Blanke

FLORENCE — Henry T. “Buddy” Blanke, 76, died February 22, 2020. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Chu… Read more

Lora Kaye Ayers

LEIGHTON — Lora Kaye Ayers, 50, of Leighton passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. Visitation will be today, February 25, 2020 from 2-4 p… Read more

Virginia Ballard Garner

HAMILTON — Virginia Ballard Garner, 92, died February 25, 2020. Visitation will be today from 12 p.m. until service time beginning at 2 p.m… Read more

Patty Sue Denton

FIVE POINTS, TENNESSEE — Patty Sue Denton, 55, died February 24, 2020. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Loretto Memorial … Read more

Ruth Collins

MUSCLE SHOALS — Ruth Collins, 88, died February 22, 2020. Visitatio will be today from 10:30 a.m. until noon at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Fu… Read more

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David Hirst

KILLEN — David Randall Hirst, 61, of Killen, AL, passed away February 22, at his home. He was a small business contractor and owner of Hand… Read more

Bryan Sparks

BELMONT, MISSISSIPPI — Bryan William Sparks, 90, died February 22, 2020. Visitation begins 5 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church. Funer… Read more

Thomas Eugene Ray

COURTLAND — Thomas Eugene Ray, 54, died February 23, 2020. A Memorial Service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home. He was the… Read more

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Wesley Alonzo Parker

HOUSTON, TEXAS — On Friday, February 7, 2020, Wesley A. Parker, loving husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with his Lord and S… Read more

Tommy Vinson

MOULTON — Tommy Vinson died February 23, 2020. The graveside will be at 2 p.m. today at Old Beulah Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home dire… Read more

Charles G. Minor

MUSCLE SHOALS — Charles G. Minor, he said, “The G stands for Good,” age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2020. He … Read more

Harold Douglas Saint

RUSSELLVILLE — Harold Douglas Saint, age 92, of Russellville, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, February 23, 2020. He was born in Ma… Read more

Benjamin Monroe 'Ben' Sandy

FLORENCE — Benjamin Monroe “Ben” Sandy, 15, died February 23, 2020. Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights, will announce arrangements. He … Read more

Marie Florence Horton

MORELAND COMMUNITY — Marie Florence Horton, 97, died February 22, 2020. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. today at New Home Baptist Church … Read more

Weather Today

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Today

61° 43°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Humidity:69%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:W at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:4 Moderate
Sunrise:06:25:09 AM
Sunset:05:42:43 PM

This Week's Forecast

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Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.Tue
10%61° 43°
A few morning showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s.Wed
50%44° 29°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s.Thu
0%48° 34°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.Fri
10%52° 33°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.Sat
10%53° 33°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s.Sun
10%60° 46°
Showers. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.Mon
40%64° 54°
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