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There was good news for advocates of a proposed cancer center to be built in Florence Wednesday, as the State of Alabama Certificate of Need (CON) Review Board granted Certificate of Need for the project by a 4-1 vote. While that vote isn't the final potential legal hurdle for the proposed cancer care center, it was an important step in that direction for the Northwest Alabama Cancer Care LLC, th
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2/21/2018 10:52:27 AM
My name is Joe Mansell. After much prayer and support from family and friends, I feel that this is the right time to announce my candidacy for probate judge of Franklin County. When I decided to run, I was often reminded that our forefathers fought for the freedom of the common man to run for public office and to vote our conscience. Those freedoms are still being fought for today. The freedom to...read more
2/21/2018 10:50:41 AM
A diet in moderation, with portion control, reasonable caloric intake and a variety of nutritious foods, along with daily physical activity. That’s the basic goal for coronary health, and the message shared by Florence cardiologist Dr. Ajit K. Naidu to senior citizens last Thursday at the third annual Go Red Luncheon, an event to promote awareness of heart health sponsored by the Foster Gra...read more
2/21/2018 10:49:26 AM
A bill sponsored by Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) could open the door for more family practice physicians in rural Alabama. Senate Bill 210 would authorize the Alabama Medical Education Consortium to administer up to 25 scholarships annually to medical students who are on a family practice track and attend one of Alabama’s four colleges of medicine. The scholarships would pay tuition for ...read more
2/21/2018 10:46:10 AM
There are 10,000,000 people within a four-hour drive of Northwest Alabama’s Bear Creek Lakes system. When the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction in the late 1960s on the Bear Creek Water Control Project, it formed the Bear Creek Development Authority (BCDA) to oversee and control the four-lake system. Recently, the Bear Creek Development Authority Board of Directors realized that...read more
2/13/2018 4:15:07 PM
When a Tharptown Elementary School parent approached TES principal Kelby Daniel about the school possibly starting a robotics program, Daniel supported the idea but said they would have to find a faculty member to spearhead the program. That’s where first-year special education teacher Jake Ward came in. Ward heard about the idea and immediately volunteered to help start a robotics program ...read more
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