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UNA's MBA enrollment again highest in the state

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama's Master's of Business Administration program has reached the 1,000-enrollment mark for the firs… Read more


Angela Jackson, volunteer group want to clean their "hidden gem"

LEIGHTON — Angela Jackson enjoys reminiscing on social media about being a child growing up in Leighton and what a beautiful, thriving town… Read more


Mental health coordinators joining forces to help students

SHEFFIELD — Mental health coordinators from school districts within the three-county area met Tuesday for the first time to form a new coal… Read more

Authority sets tentative date for public meeting on recycling program

MUSCLE SHOALS — The Shoals Solid Waste Authority has tentatively scheduled a public meeting in March to allow the public to provide input o… Read more

Empty Table Fund total surpasses $61K

FLORENCE — The TimesDaily-sponsored Empty Table Fund surpassed its all-time high in collections this year, and then grew some more. Read more



Alabama muscles up, finishes sweep of UK

TUSCALOOSA — In an unfamiliar situation trailing late, No. 9 Alabama came out of the under-four media timeout on a mission to get stops aga… Read more


Freshman Cooper carries Auburn past Missouri

AUBURN — Sharife Cooper had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Auburn to an 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri on Tuesday nigh… Read more


UNA soccer: After months of practice, Lions eager for season

The North Alabama soccer team is less than two weeks away from starting — or restarting — a season almost seven months in the making. Read more


Tornadoes always a threat in Alabama

The deadly tornado that swept through Fultondale, just north of Birmingham, on Monday night reminds us that it’s always tornado season in A… Read more


Cal Thomas: Is modern media more biased than before?

There is a perception, supported by many surveys, that what passes for contemporary journalism is more biased, even propagandistic, than in… Read more


Today's editorial cartoon



Jim Blasingame: How to get rich in sales with the Magic Question

So, you’re in sales. Congratulations. Here, take this. It’s a ring holding a dozen keys — my gift to you. Read more


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Sharon Randall: Fear less and trust more

My mother tried her best to teach her children to see danger. To always be prepared for it. To never let it catch us unaware. To be ready a… Read more


January 27, 2021, funerals

Velma Boggan, 2 p.m., Greenhill Funeral Chapel Read more

Patricia Taylor

HAMILTON — Patricia Taylor, 76, died January 24, 2021. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at Bethlehem Church. Funeral will be Thursday… Read more

Barbara Ann McKay

HAMILTON — Barbara Ann McKay, 65, died January 24, 2021. A private family service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chap… Read more

Barbara 'Babs' Burgess

FLORENCE — Barbara “Babs” Burgess, 85, died January 24, 2021. Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cowboy Church of Colbert County. Please… Read more

Ruby Dean Vickery

FLORENCE — Ruby Dean Vickery, 90, died January 25, 2021. A private burial will be held at Colbert Memorial Gardens on Thursday with a celeb… Read more


Teresa Wann

SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN — Teresa Neinaber Wann, 59, passed away at her home in Tennessee on Tuesday, January 19th after a long battle with mult… Read more

Walter William 'Rusty' Graham III

FLORENCE — Walter William “Rusty” Graham III, 67, died January 23, 2021. There will be a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Spry … Read more

Edwin 'Doug' Myers

MUSCLE SHOALS — Edwin “Doug” Myers, 99, died January 24, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Muscle Shoals B… Read more

Billy Gene Wells

PHIL CAMPBELL — Billy Gene Wells, 89, died January 25, 2021. There will be a private graveside service on January 29, 2021. Pinkard Funeral… Read more

Wonsuck Kim, D.O.

FLORENCE — Wonsuck Kim, D.O., 59, died January 25, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by Williams Funeral Home. He was the husband of Soo… Read more


Betty Lovelace Hooks

FLORENCE — Betty Lovelace Hooks of Florence, AL, left this life on January 24, 2021 at the age of 88. She was born January 9, 1933 to Allio… Read more


C. Turner Jones

FLORENCE —On Thursday, January 14, 2021, our husband and dad, Clarence “Turner’’ Jones, age 88, and granddad, Papa T, left this earthly wor… Read more

Curtis W. Swinney, Jr.

HODGES — Curtis W. Swinney, Jr., 78, died January 25, 2021. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, vi… Read more

Jack Harlon Boyd

WOLF SPRINGS — Jack Harlon Boyd, 84, of Wolf Springs passed away Monday, January 25, 2021, at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. A graveside… Read more

Tommie Hindman

TUSCUMBIA — Tommie Hindman, 83, of Tuscumbia, AL passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. Visitation will be today, January 27, 2021 from 12-1… Read more

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