March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Shoals Shorts

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 State 4-H Peanut Essay Contest. More...

 

Commentary

A Four Year Wait For This Budget?

Senate Democrats pass a budget out of committee that includes massive tax increases, dramatically increases spending, never is projected to come close to balancing the budget, and in a tip of the hat to George Orwell, they call it “balanced&rdq More...

Active Shoals Seniors

How to make informed healthcare decisions

The typical healthcare patient has changed in recent years. No longer are individuals putting all of their healthcare decisions into the hands of nurses and doctors. More...

Physical activity deters Alzheimer’s

A new study in the journal Neurology suggests that working out is the most effective way to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers studied roughly 700 study participants from Scotland, all of whom were born in 1936. More...

Cat and Kids

Be Fascinated

It’s spring. Love is in the air. Speak my son’s words aloud and then go play. TO THOSE WHO THINK PLAYING IS A WASTE OF TIME By Garrett Turner More...

Ask the Attorney

ASK THE ATTORNEY

Ask the Attorney is sponsored by local attorneys, McCutcheon & Hamner, PC, as a service to the residents of NW Alabama. Why do workers compensation benefits reduce the amount of social security I receive? Charles, Rogersville, AL More...

Knights Korner

Knight’s Korner

14th Hall of Fame Class

It’s spring time and in the sports world in the Shoals, that signals the annual Colbert and Lauderdale County Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies. More...

An Apple A Day

“Fall Prevention in the Elderly”

As we get older, maintaining our independence becomes a very real concern. Falls can limit mobility and decrease independence, resulting in serious injuries about one-third of the time. Most fractures in the elderly are the result of a fall. More...

Dave Says

DAVE Says

Can I motivate my parents? Dear Dave, My parents are close to retirement and very heavily leveraged. Do you have any advice on how I can help motivate them to succeed financially? Jack Dear Jack, More...

Imagine Success

Girlfriend Gala Highlights New Partnership

SHOALS– The United Way of Northwest Alabama recently announced the partnership between the Success by 6 program and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. More...

READbots Unleashed at Cherokee Elementary

CHEROKEE–Students at Cherokee Elementary participated in a READbot contest conducted by school librarian, Ellen Nelson. The event kicked-off their upcoming book fair. More...

Page Flip Edition

This Week in the Shoals

Bearing Gifts

Harlon Hill’s Legend and Generous Spirit will Endure for Many Years

FLORENCE -- This week our community has been reflecting on the life of local and national sports legend Harlon Hill. Hill was a Lauderdale County native who brought much athletic recognition to the Shoals area during his life.. More...

SIGNATURE STATUS

FLORENCE–Here and There: Pastel Paintings by Mikki Root Dillon will be on exhibit at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence from April 4 -May 9. Dillon is from Lilburn, Georgia. More...

Happening This Week

THE 4TH ANNUAL AREA WIDE SINGING hosted by North Carolina Church of Christ, 3500 County Road 36 in Killen, will be Friday, March 29 from 7-9pm. Singing will be led by Brother William Tankersley, a song leader from Columbia, TN. More...

Letters to the Editor

Impose Immoral Laws

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News Clothes, Rabbits

Dear Editor: Easter-B.C. Three different festivities were held on the same day. The Jewish people celebrated the Passover. The Christians celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus. More...

No Need for a Con-Con

To the Editor: Several organizations, including the new Compact for America (CFA) initiative, are advocating an Article V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) as a way to solve various national issues, including a Balanced Budget Amendment. More...

Community

Community Notes

NAMI Shoals (the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets for its monthly educational meeting Tuesday, March 26, 7pm at the NAMI Shoals office, 749 Thompson St., Suite A, Florence. More...

Soap Opera Preview

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Rick was shocked to see Maya at his father’s dinner party -- and with another man. Donna was disappointed in Brooke’s actions toward Bill. Eric went public with his and Taylor’s relationship. More...

Lio

Full Story

Questions from the Heart

Questions from the Heart

Cardiologist with the Cardiovascular Institute of the Shoals

I’ve been smoking for a long, long time, since I was in high school. I always hear that smoking is bad for you, but I’ve heard that some of those effects are exaggerated. How bad is smoking really? More...

Computer Skeptic

FIRE FROM THE SKY

I HAVE A LOVE/HATE relationship with lightning. I love it for the business it brings me. After a good storm, we generally have to replace 4 or 5 expensive routers and quite a few computer power supplies. That is good for business! More...

Pet Connection

SEVEN SECRETS

Tips to make life easier on yourself — and your dog

As the veterinarian on “Good Morning America,” I’m always hearing about and looking at pictures of other people’s pets. I truly enjoy hearing about the love people share with their companion animals. More...

Cats can — and do — fall out of windows

• If you live anywhere above the ground floor, your cat could be injured falling out of a window. They’re just not able to understand the risk, and sometimes jump after something interesting, such as a bird. More...

Poll

The Shoals area has a higher smoker rate than the rest of Alabama - which has a higher rate than the national average. Are you a smoker?