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AARP warns of holiday scams

A newly released AARP Fraud Watch Network Survey shows that calls related to holiday scams may be on the upswing soon. Read more


Large crowds welcome Black Friday

FLORENCE — Shoppers were out in heavy numbers on Black Friday locally with many shopping centers and Florence Mall seeing full parking lots… Read more


Ritz Theatre presents Polar Express

SHEFFIELD — The Ritz Theatre invites everyone to celebrate the holidays with a series of events, beginning with "Polar Express." Read more


Empty the Shelters

FLORENCE — Florence Lauderdale Animal Services, 3240 Roberson Road, will participate in the Bissell Pet Foundation/s "Empty the Shelters" h… Read more


Local retailers are ready for holiday season

John Posey said he experiences the sensation of community every day at his store. Read more



Friday prep roundup: Smith, LCHS corral Rogers

GREENHILL — Lauderdale County, after being shut out in the first quarter, rallied to beat Rogers 50-45 in a matchup of girls basketball pow… Read more


Quinerly's 18 helps Alabama rebound from first loss

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jahvon Quinerly scored 18 points, Jaden Shackelford and Juwan Gary each had 14, and No. 10 Alabama beat Drake 80-7… Read more


With Smith's 22, Auburn leaves Bahamas with win over Syracuse

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Bruce Pearl learned a lot about his Auburn team during a grueling three-day tournament in The Bahamas. Read more



Today's editorial cartoon

Countdown To Panic is underway

Welcome to Christmas shopping season, or as I call it, Countdown To Panic. Read more

You Said It

I’m not an Atlanta Braves fan, but after losing the All-Star game due to political correctness, it was poetic justice that the Braves win t… Read more



Email items for the TimesDaily Religion Calendar to myra.arnold@timesdaily.com. Deadline to submit items is 5 p.m. Tuesday for publication … Read more

Colbert County Health Ratings published November 21

The following inspection reports were received by the TimesDaily on Nov. 17. Scores are based on a 100-point system. Restaurants scoring 85… Read more


Arts and entertainment items for Go and Do listing are published, as space permits, on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to submit… Read more


Nov. 27, 2021, funerals

Thelma Gibson, 2-4 memorial, Akins Funeral home, Russellville Read more

Rosa Orr Gober 'Rose'

HODGES — Rosa Orr Gober “Rose”, 95, died November 25, 2021. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until service time beginning at 12 p.m. a… Read more

Thelma Jean Gibson

RUSSELLVILLE — Thelma Jean Gibson died November 24, 2021. A memorial family service will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Akins Funeral Ho… Read more

Alma Scott Askew

SHEFFIELD — Alma Scott Askew, 88, died November 26, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia. Please visit … Read more

Roy Alan Balentine

FLORENCE — Roy Alan Balentine, 64, died November 25, 2021. Greenview Funeral Home is assisting the family. Read more

George Farris

HALEYVILLE — George Farris, 85, died November 25, 2021. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville. Fun… Read more

Cheryl Hightower

HAMILTON — Cheryl Hightower, 62, died November 25, 2021. The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date. Marion County Funeral … Read more

Donnie Ray Purser

IRON CITY, TENNESSEE — Donnie Ray Purser, 48, died November 24, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Greenhill Funeral Ho… Read more

Judy Fancher McCreary

BELMONT, MISSISSIPPI — Judy Fancher McCreary, 77, died November 25, 2021. Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Belmont United Methodist Chur… Read more

Eddie Holman

LAWRENCEBURG, TENN. — Eddie Holman, 89, died November 25, 2021. Visitation will be today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral wil… Read more

Kathy Darlene Taylor

RUSSELLVILLE — Kathy Darlene Taylor, 71, died November 25, 2021. Visitation Saturday from 6 to 8 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Funeral is Sunday… Read more

Weather Today

Mostly clear


59° 39°

Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Cloud Coverage:30%
Wind:SSW at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:2%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:36:15 AM
Sunset:04:39:45 PM

This Week's Forecast

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