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Woman charged with capital murder in Lauderdale County shooting

Authorities charged a woman with capital murder today in the shooting death of her ex-husband. Read more

Tuscumbia school board calls special meeting

TUSCUMBIA — There will be a special called meeting of the Tuscumbia school board Thursday at noon at the board of education office. Read more

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Man dies in morning shooting

Law enforcement officials remain at the scene of a shooting this morning that claimed the life of one person. Read more

YMCA construction to be completed by November

FLORENCE — It's week 14, but all of the construction at the YMCA of the Shoals is expected to be completed in early November. Read more

Florence school board sets $59.3M budget for fiscal year 2020

FLORENCE — The city school system's budget will be about $4 million higher in 2020, thanks to additional funds from the state's Education T… Read more

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Alabama's DeVonta Smith finally getting his due

TUSCALOOSA — Terrell Lewis didn’t mince words about it: DeVonta Smith simply hasn’t gotten his due. Read more

Prep volleyball roundup: Waterloo wins thriller over Cherokee

Waterloo held on in a tight fifth set to edge Cherokee, 21-25, 25-9, 14-25, 25-11, 15-13 in Class 1A volleyball Tuesday. Read more

Fun's over: Auburn faces new set of challenges as SEC play begins at Texas A&M

AUBURN — College football programs don’t play preseason games the way NFL teams do. But, if you think about it, Auburn just finished that p… Read more

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New UNA stadium is a bad idea

New UNA stadium is a bad idea Read more

Gun laws are helping lower suicide rate

The Mercury NewsGun violene and mass shootings are the focus of attention in Congress, and rightly so. But the news that suicide rates are … Read more

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Life

Sharon Randall Commentary: Life is short and fragile

Eighteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked and crashed four U.S. passenger planes, killing all on board and nearly 3,000… Read more

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Obituaries

September 18, 2019, funerals

James Bryson, 11 a.m., New Home Baptist Church, Moreland community Read more

Edna Handley Smith

TUSCUMBIA — Edna Handley Smith, 93, of Tuscumbia, AL departed this life Friday, September 13, 2019. Visitation will be today, September 18,… Read more

Woodven Carvelle Wright Sr.

FLORENCE — Woodven Carvelle Wright Sr., 102, died September 16, 2019. Visitation Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church… Read more

Peggy Joan McDonald

BRASELTON, GEORGIA — Peggy Joan McDonald, age 83, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. Peggy enjoyed reading, p… Read more

Danny Ray Stevens

LEIGHTON — Danny Ray Stevens, 73, of Leighton passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. Visitation will be at Colbert Memorial Chapel on T… Read more

Roger Dale Robinson

MOULTON — Roger Dale Robinson, 64, died September 16, 2019. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral will b… Read more

Carolyn R. Mapes

FLORENCE — March 18, 1931 - September 14, 2019 — Ruth Carolyn Rogers Mapes, 88, of Florence, AL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sat… Read more

Linda Faye Hopkins

FLORENCE — Linda Faye Hopkins, age 75, of Florence, passed away September 15, 2019. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Spry-Williams… Read more

Roy Halbrooks

HATTON — Roy Halbrooks, 102, died September 16, 2019. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral will b… Read more

Herbert Wayne Norris

MUSCLE SHOALS — Herbert Wayne Norris, 75, died September 17, 2019. Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia, will announce arrangements. Read more

Luster Deloney Sr.

HILLSBORO — Luster Deloney Sr., 88, died September 15, 2019. Funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland. H… Read more

Mary Jane Long Bendall

VESTAVIA HILLS — Jane Bendall, affectionately known as Mimi, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama passed away peacefully on September 13th, 2019 with… Read more

Brian T. Johnson

LORETTO, TENNESSEE — Brian T. Johnson, 48, died September 16, 2019. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Greenhill Funera… Read more

Millie F. Sadler

FLORENCE — Millie F. Sadler, 75, died September 17, 2019. Graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wright Cemetery. She was the… Read more

Gary Edward Sandy

ST. JOSEPH, TENNESSEE — Gary Edward Sandy, 65, died September 16, 2019. Graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Richardson Chapel … Read more

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