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3 inmates in local cases have parole hearings

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider parole this week for three inmates who have been convicted in Shoals-related cases, authorities said.Shauna Marie Davis is up for parole Wednesday, while Claude Bennet Reatherford and James Wesley Tyler Tingle are up Thursday, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons…

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TVA investigates Wilson Dam fatality

An apparent automobile crash on Wilson Dam Road killed the driver and created a flume of smoke coming from the bridge over the dam.Tennessee Valley Authority Police said they are investigating the Monday incident and confirmed there was a fatality but have not released the victim’s name.The crash happened early Monday evening and resulted in…

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Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin all report more than 1,000 COVID cases

Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin have all surpassed the 1,000-mark in COVID-19 cases, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.Colbert has had 1,093 cases, including 314 in the last 14 days, and 121 deaths, according to the department. So far, 7,627 residents have been tested in the county.Lauderdale has had 1,071 cases, including 281 in…

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Tourism officials focus on listening to public

FLORENCE- Florence-Lauderdale Tourism officials did a lot of talking Monday, but ultimately decided their goal moving forward should be to do a lot more listening.The tourism board held a planning meeting, during which Mitch Hamm, director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama, was invited to give…

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AC repair underway at Government Building

FLORENCE – Temperatures inside the Florence-Lauderdale Government Building have hovered into the 90s at times, thanks to a broken air-conditioning system. However, the system could be repaired by the time workers come in Tuesday morning.Mayor Steve Holt said the issue has plagued the building since July and even earlier.It reached the point that many workers…

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Local mayoral candidate forums start Tuesday

NextGen Shoals and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a series of local mayoral forums beginning with Florence at 7 p.m. Tuesday.The events can be streamed at NextGen’s Facebook page. They each start at 7 p.m. and last about an hour.The next forums after that are Tuscumbia on Thursday, Sheffield on Aug. 11 and…

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Judge: no bail for Lauderdale capital murder suspect

FLORENCE – A woman charged with capital murder in the 2019 shooting death of her ex-husband had bail denied and the case has been bound over to a Lauderdale County grand jury.Peggy Sue Hall, 55, is charged with killing Randall Bobo, who was shot in the head and chest at his residence of Lauderdale 130…

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Florence allowing absentee voting for city elections

FLORENCE – The city of Florence has announced guidelines that will allow you to vote by absentee ballot for the Aug. 25 municipal elections.According to a release from the city, this applies to anyone who is concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. The release states the Alabama Secretary of State’s office is allowing voters to do…

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Florence adds 8 businesses

FLORENCE – Eight businesses opened in the city in June, according to city leaders. The list of businesses include the following:                    Business Name                                           Address 1.              Flo Glo                                                      333 E. College St. 2.              The Donut Shoppe                                     909 Florence Blvd. 3.              M & G Cleaning Group                             623 S. Seminary St. 4.              La…

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Lauderdale Schools extends deadline on virtual option to Friday

The Lauderdale County School System has extended its deadline to noon Friday for parents to decide whether to send their children to school virtually rather than in class.Superintendent Jon Hatton issued a notice to parents, starting the system is extending the deadline, which would have been today. Classes start Aug. 17.Information on the virtual option…

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