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This bulletin remains in effect until 4:22 am Sunday for Lauderdale County, AL

News

CollegeCounts scholarship deadline is Feb. 27

The deadline for applying for scholarships through CollegeCounts, Alabama's 529 college savings fund, is Feb. 27. Read more

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Firefighters put out truck fire downtown

FLORENCE — Florence Fire Rescue extinguished a vehicle fire this morning near the intersection of Pine and College streets. Read more

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UNA marker to recognize African American contributions dating back to LaGrange College

FLORENCE — A historical marker recognizing the significant impact African Americans had on the development of the University of North  Alab… Read more

Shoals Young Musicians Showcase set for Saturday

FLORENCE — The Alabama Music Teachers Association's music weekend will feature a new event Saturday, the Shoals Young Musicians Showcase. Read more

Central VFD fish fry Thursday

CENTRAL HEIGHTS — The Central Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its monthly fish fry Thursday. Read more

Sports

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Lauderdale County girls win Class 3A NW Regional Crown over Phil Campbell 47-35

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UNA FOOTBALL: Offensive coordinator Ryan Aplin leaving to go to Western Kentucky

Ryan Aplin is stepping down as offensive coordinator of the North Alabama football team to become co-offensive coordinator and running back… Read more

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Auburn basketball looks to recreate earlier defensive success

AUBURN — A little more than a month ago, Isaac Okoro sat at a table inside Auburn Arena and said he believed the Tigers were “probably the … Read more

Opinion

Palestinians at the UN continue their anti-Israel pressure campaigns

New York Daily NewsIt was one juvenile stunt after another. On Feb. 11 at the United Nations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas… Read more

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Today's editorial cartoon

Let’s get ready to work on 2020 Census count

Shoals-area officials are scrambling to get a handle on the first major challenge for the upcoming 2020 Census count, which begins in about… Read more

Life

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Jim Blasingame: Are you prepared for the next big black bird?

What do a rock, a flea, and a plate have in common with a small business? Hint: they’re all associated with surprise and danger. Any ideas? Read more

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Sharon Randall: On the Birthday Express

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about birthdays. Why? Read more

Obituaries

Hanson Lee Gadd

SHEFFIELD — Hanson Lee Gadd, 61, died February 13, 2020. Public viewing will be today from 12 to 8 p.m. at Grace Memorial Funeral Home, She… Read more

Dr. Robert Walker Clemmons

RUSSELLVILLE — Dr. Robert Walker Clemmons, 82, died February 17, 2020. At his request there will be a private inurnment on Friday in the Se… Read more

Wynneska 'Neska' Rose Walker Wright

SHEFFIELD — Wynneska “Neska” Rose Walker Wright, 78, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Visitation will be held Friday, February 21s… Read more

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Myrtle Lee Briggs

KILLEN — Killen native Myrtle Lee Briggs passed away on February 17th at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 year… Read more

William Henry Sprague

CHEROKEE — William Henry Sprague, 78, died February 17, 2020. A private service will be held for the family, burial is in Barton Cemetery. … Read more

Bonnie Barnett

FLORENCE — Bonnie Barnett, 100, died February 17, 2020. A graveside service will be Friday at 12 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. Spry-… Read more

Reginald 'Bill' Hudson

FLORENCE — Reginald “Bill” Hudson, 89, died February 18, 2020. Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights will announce arrangements. Read more

Bailey J. Berlin

FLORENCE — Bailey J. Berlin, 30, formerly of Phil Campbell, died February 14, 2020. Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, directing. Read more

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William 'Bill' Franklin Bole, Jr.

KILLEN — William “Bill” Franklin Bole, Jr., age 60, of Killen passed away Monday, February 17, 2020. Visitation will be today, February 19t… Read more

February 19, 2020, funerals

William Bole Jr., 12 p.m., Spry-Williams Funeral Home, Florence Read more

Weather Today

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Today

53° 38°

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Humidity:51%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NE at 10 mph
Chance of Rain:0%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:32:06 AM
Sunset:05:37:08 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Wed
0%53° 38°
Cloudy with morning rain. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s.Thu
100%46° 25°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s.Fri
0%46° 24°
A few clouds. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.Sat
0%54° 34°
Showers possible. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 40s.Sun
50%48° 45°
Cloudy with rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s.Mon
70%61° 44°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.Tue
20%58° 40°
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