FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Two young anglers competing in a high school fishing tournament rescued two other competitors whose boat was sinking on a lake in northwest Alabama.
Deputy says knife wasn’t reason for shooting 19 year old
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee deputy has testified that a knife had nothing to do with why he shot a 19-year-old suspect in January, despite initial reports to the contrary.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question...
Florence coffee shop also becomes a coffee roaster
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — An above-average coffee experience; that's what Jeff Felten and Tommy Bolger set out to do when they started Batch Nine Coffee Co.
MILAN (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Italy says a cousin of hers was threatened on a public tram in Florence because of the color of his skin.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is considering building a new stadium for its football team.
The Times Daily reports possible designs and locations were discussed last...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says rapper Kodak Black will likely have to return to South Carolina this year to face a charge of raping a woman after a 2016 concert.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer wounded in a shootout in South Carolina has returned to work after six months.
Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said Investigator Sarah Miller...
LONDON (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own Florence workshop.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Creating high-tech jobs and attracting millennials are among the ideas emerging in discussions about how to spur economic development in the Shoals region of...
Grammy-winning singer Jason Isbell brings new fest home
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama native Jason Isbell is bringing a new musical festival to the Shoals area.
The first-ever ShoalsFest is set for Oct. 5 and will feature performances by Isbell...
Alabama inmate caught after brief escape
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate in Alabama has been captured after a brief escape.
News outlets reported that 43-yea-rold Glen Marvin Hanback ran from a jobsite in Florence around 6 a.m....
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A woman in South Carolina has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run that killed two men last weekend.
Florence police told news outlets that Lauren Alexis Green of...
NEW FLORENCE, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles man is dead after reportedly shooting himself at the conclusion of a lengthy police chase that spanned 50 miles and three Missouri counties.
Darla Moore funding education center in her hometown
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — Investor and philanthropist Darla Moore is creating an education center in her South Carolina hometown.
News outlets reported that Moore is setting up a $25 million...
South Carolina sheriff’s deputy arrested, fired
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has been arrested on charges of misconduct in office and assault and battery.
News outlets reported that Florence County Sheriff...
ROME (AP) — A painting by Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi has been found hidden beneath another of the Baroque master's work, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence said.
Marberry carries Lipscomb past North Alabama 87-75
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Rob Marberry had 22 points as Lipscomb defeated North Alabama 87-75 to earn a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference title on Friday night.
North Alabama seeks revenge on Lipscomb
Lipscomb (22-6, 13-2) vs. North Alabama (10-20, 7-8)
Flowers Hall, Florence, Alabama; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lipscomb goes for the season sweep over North Alabama after...
King leads North Alabama over Jacksonville 69-55
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tavon King had a season-high 24 points as North Alabama beat Jacksonville 69-55 on Tuesday night.
Jamari Blackmon had 12 points for North Alabama (10-20, 7-8 Atlantic...
North Alabama looks to sweep Jacksonville
Jacksonville (12-17, 5-9) vs. North Alabama (9-20, 6-8)
Flowers Hall, Florence, Alabama; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: North Alabama goes for the season sweep over Jacksonville...
Cabbil scores 30 to carry Liberty past North Alabama 80-70
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil had a career-high 30 points as Liberty defeated North Alabama 80-70 on Saturday.
Cabbil shot 8 for 10 from the floor, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, and converted 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Caleb Homesley had 13 points for Liberty (23-5, 12-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Scottie James added 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Horchler leads North Florida past North Alabama 82-73
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Noah Horchler had a career-high 32 points as North Florida defeated North Alabama 82-73 on Saturday.
Ivan Gandia-Rosa had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists for North Florida (10-16, 4-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which ended its six-game losing streak. Ezekiel Balogun added 15 points and three blocks. Garrett Sams had seven rebounds for the visitors.
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Police: Tennessee suspect shot after displaying knife
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a sheriff's deputy shot a teenager who had displayed a knife during an arrest.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a news release 19-year-old Dalton Elam of Florence, Alabama, was taken to a Nashville hospital with non-life threatening injuries Saturday.
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Smith, Stafford lead North Alabama past Kennesaw St, 76-71
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Kendarius Smith and Kendall Stafford combined to score 35 points and North Alabama bounced back from its first loss in its last five games to hold off Kennesaw State, 76-71 in an Atlantic Sun Conference battle Thursday night.
After getting walloped in their conference opener at North Florida, the Lions put together ra four-game win streak before falling at Liberty Monday night.
Agnew’s half-court shot wins it for North Alabama
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Agnew hit a half-court shot as time ran out to give North Alabama a 63-62 victory over Stetson on Saturday.
After Stetson's Kenny Aninye missed two free throws with 5.7 seconds left, Agnew got the rebound before making a bank shot a few strides behind the half-court line. Until that shot, Agnew had just two points on 1-of-9 shooting, having missed his three previous 3-point attempts.
Study of Leonardo’s 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts
ROME (AP) — The first-ever scientific study of a drawing Leonardo da Vinci did in his youth shows he added details to an earlier sketch.
The Uffizi Galleries said the 1473 "Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve" was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration laboratory for study.
Smith, Blackmon net 16, N Alabama tops NJIT 61-55
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Kendarius Smith and Jamari Blackmon scored 16 points apiece and North Alabama defeated NJIT 61-55 on Saturday.
Christian Agnew added 14 points for the Lions (5-13, 2-1 Atlantic Sun), who shot just 33 percent but cashed in at the free throw line and off turnovers.
Williamsburg County gets first woman as elected supervisor
KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) — The first woman to be elected Williamsburg County Supervisor has taken the oath of office.
Tiffany Wright defeated the former supervisor in the Democratic primary in June and faced no opposition in December.
North Alabama beats FGCU for 1st D-I win of season
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tavon King scored 15 points, Kendarius Smith added 13 points and North Alabama beat Florida Gulf Coast 61-56 on Tuesday night for its first win of the season against a Division I team.
Cantavio Dutreil had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jamari Blackmon dished six assists for the Lions (4-13, 1-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), who held the Eagles to 35-percent shooting and ended a six-game skid.
Man imprisoned for murder in one state sentenced in another
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A man imprisoned in South Carolina for a shooting death has been sentenced in Alabama for another there in 2013.
Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly tells news outlets 27-year-old Justin "Pop-a-Molly" Butler was sentenced Wednesday in county circuit court for killing 32-year-old Eric Watkins in Florence. Authorities say Watkins was found inside his SUV with several gunshot wounds after Butler shot him over drugs and money.
Uffizi urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis
MILAN (AP) — The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II, dramatizing its absence by hanging a black and white photo of the work with the label "Stolen" in three languages.
Private school raises $40,000 for 7 officers shot in ambush
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A private school in Darlington has raised $30,000 for the families of seven officers who authorities say were shot during an ambush earlier this year.
The Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School presented checked for $4,825 to each officer or their family on Tuesday.
Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carrway and Florence County Sheriff's investigator Farrah Turner were killed in the Oct. 3 shooting and five other police officers and deputies were injured.
Hospital busier than ever since move to new $230M building
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — North Alabama Medical Center is busier than ever since it moved two miles to a new $230 million building.
The hospital has set records for numbers of surgeries and emergency room visits since the Dec. 6 move, Chief Operating Officer Mike Howard told the Times Daily of Florence.
Smith, big second half lift N Alabama past Huntingdon 90-58
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Kendarius Smith scored 20 points and North Alabama used a dominant second-half to break a four-game losing streak with a 90-58 win over Division III Huntington on Thursday.
Two free throws by Aleksa Matic with 1:05 to play in the first half gave the Lions (3-7) a 31-29 lead at the break. After the Hawks tied the game to open the second half, North Alabama took the lead for good with a 14-2 run, Smith scoring eight.
School’s historical re-enactment causes shooting scare
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of police offices rushed to a South Carolina elementary school Tuesday after 911 dispatchers heard gunshots and someone pulled an alarm reporting a shooting on campus. But it turns out the gunfire was actually blanks being fired as part of a historical re-enactment, deputies and officials at Delmae Heights Elementary School in Florence said.
Florence native will go from Princeton to Oxford University
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Florence native John Hoffmeyer will attend Oxford University next fall as a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.
Hoffmeyer, who was selected as one of 32 scholars, will finish his comparative literature degree at Princeton University in May and will study for a one-year master's degree in modern languages — specifically focusing on French, German and Spanish.
Hoffmeyer said he's excited to get to know other Rhodes scholars and students while at Oxford.