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UNA to have its first summer commencement

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama will have its first summer commencement at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 in Flowers Hall. Read more

Florence man helped send man to the moon 50 years ago

FLORENCE — Like many people in the United States, Jim Traglia watched the historic moon landing on his home television on July 20, 1969. Read more


'Remote Shoals' has 85 applicants from 12 states

A program designed to bring high-tech workers to the Shoals appears to be creating interest, with some 85 people applying for the opportuni… Read more

Muscle Shoals experiencing growing pains with new garbage trucks

MUSCLE SHOALS — While the new system for collecting residential garbage has been in place since March, the drivers of the city's new automa… Read more

Residents bring ideas, enthusiasm to local RiverLine meeting

FLORENCE — The second of five stops to communities to gather ideas on how to improve life along the Tennessee River has been completed, and… Read more


Despite Clemson victory, SEC rivals not predicting Tide's downfall

HOOVER — Like many across the country, Marlon Davidson watched last season’s national championship with a sense of astonishment. Read more

Auburn's top priority is naming QB starter

HOOVER — No roster is ever fully complete in the preseason. Not even the best ones in the country. Read more

Mark Bradley: A legendary trio reminds us why we care about college football

The grind of SEC Media Days — 14 coaches and 42 players spaced over four days talking about a season that's more than a month away, plus St… Read more


It's not always about the economy

On the good news front, Alabama continues to set records for low unemployment. Read more

Jim Blasingame: Your Blockchain close encounter of the first kind

This is the third article in a series about Blockchain technology and its implications. The first was an introduction, and the second was h… Read more

George Will: The puzzling problem of vaping

SAN FRANCISCO — A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centur… Read more


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 Items will not be published wi… Read more

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


Local nonprofit agencies are looking for volunteers to fill the community’s needs. A list of different agencies is published every other we… Read more


Evelyn Burnett

TOWN CREEK — Evelyn Burnett, 74, died Friday, July 19, 2019. Visitation will be from noon till 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Lawrence … Read more

Ronnie Joseph Barton

HALEYVILLE — Ronnie Joseph Barton, 68, died July 19, 2019. Visitation will be July 21, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Ha… Read more

Elza Ann 'Jane' Price

KILLEN — Elza Ann “Jane” Price, age 77, of Killen passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1-2 p. … Read more

James "Jimmy" Cox Starkey

MUSCLE SHOALS — James “Jimmy” Cox Starkey, of Muscle Shoals, passed away at the age of 73, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Visitation will be S… Read more

Charle Edward Andrews Sr.

MUSCLE SHOALS — Charles Edward Andrews Sr., 71, of Muscle Shoals died July 16, 2019. He was employed with the Lauderdale and Colbert County… Read more

Connie Sue Newton

LEXINGTON, AL — Connie Sue Newton, 57 of Lexington, Alabama, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at her residence. Miss Newton was born June 11, 196… Read more

Kenny Leon Whitock

PHIL CAMPBELL — Kenny Leon Whitlock, 51, died Friday, July 19, 2019. Visitation will be Sunday, from noon until 2 p.m., at Spry Memorial Ch… Read more

Kaye Taylor

TRINITY — Kaye Taylor, 40, died Saturday, July 20, 2019. Arrangements will be announced later by Colbert Memorial Chapel. Read more

John Conrad Robbins

FLORENCE — John Conrad Robbins, 84, of Florence, passed away July 13, 2019, at his home. John was a graduate of Deshler High and attended U… Read more

July 21, 2018, funerals

Charles Andrews Sr., 2:30 p.m., Mt. Olievia Missionary Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals Read more

Weather Today

Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.


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Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

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Wind:SW at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:40%
UV Index:8 Very High
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Sunset:08:01:26 PM

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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Tue
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Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
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Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Thu
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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Fri
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