Kent State project creates dialogue about liberty
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State's latest cross-discipline project will soon connect the university and city with art and history lovers in New York City and Florence, Italy.
Inaugural ShoalsFest to feature Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Isbell is bringing a big-city music festival to his corner of small-town Alabama.
The north Alabama native and his band, The 400 Unit, are among the performers at...
SC remembers 7 officers injured, killed in Florence ambush
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — It's been one year since an ambush in Florence, South Carolina, left two officers dead and five others wounded.
News outlets report hundreds gathered Thursday to...
In northern Alabama, farmers stalk solid corn yields
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Corn farmers in northern Alabama are seeing some good yields in this year's harvest, agriculture experts said.
Yields will depend on where the cornfields are located,...
Lopez throws 3 TD pass and North Alabama beats Presbyterian
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Lopez threw three touchdown passes, Terence Humphrey scored on an 88-yard run, and North Alabama defeated Presbyterian 41-21 on Saturday.
Jury to decide life or death for bank robber who killed 2
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A federal jury will decide whether a man who shot and killed two employees during a South Carolina bank robbery is to receive the death sentence for his crimes.
Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders , will be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which said their...
Trial starts for man accused in deadly S Carolina robbery
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A trial is underway for a man accused in a South Carolina bank robbery in which two women were killed.
The Sun News reports Brandon Council's trial opened Tuesday with...
Alabama A&M coach says team treated unprofessionally at game
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M coach Connell Maynor said his team was treated unprofessionally during a game at North Alabama.
Maynor said the Bulldogs won't play North Alabama again...
Bentley’s 3 TDs spark Alabama A&M 31-24 come-from-behind win
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Bentley accounted for three touchdowns as Alabama A&M scored all its points in the second half to rally past North Alabama 31-24 Saturday night, beating the Jaguars...
Bathroom privacy up in smoke as Alabama school combats vapes
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school has decided to remove some of the doors from its bathroom stalls in an effort to stop students vaping in campus bathrooms.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios founder Jimmy Johnson dies
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jimmy Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the famed studio musicians "The Swampers," has died.
Man indicted in boating crash that killed woman, young girl
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man involved in a boat crash that killed a Georgia woman and her young daughter has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter.
Sanders: Medicare for All means more taxes, better coverage
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Health care was the focus of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' second day of campaigning in pivotal early-voting South Carolina, where lack of Medicaid...
North Alabama goes deep, defeats Western Illinois 26-17
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — North Alabama scored key touchdowns on a long run and an even longer pass and the Lions defeated Western Illinois 26-17 in a season opener on Thursday night.
Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist Donnie Fritts dies at 76
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donnie Fritts, a Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist and actor who was a frequent collaborator with Kris Kristofferson and wrote the song "We Had It All," recorded by numerous...
Alabama foster parent sentenced to 25 years for child abuse
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing and torturing 11 children he and his wife adopted or fostered.
Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy’s Uffizi?
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum's director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee's bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially made...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama has pleaded guilty to child abuse, sexual abuse and torture.
News outlets report that 50-year-old Daniel Spurgeon agreed Monday to a...
Painting, stolen by Nazi soldier, is back in Florence museum
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A Dutch still-life painting, stolen by retreating Nazis and sent by a German soldier as a present to his wife, came back to a Florence museum on Friday, thanks largely to a...
North Alabama opening student inclusion center
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is opening a new center to help students, including those from the LGBTQ community.
The Mitchell/West Center for Social Inclusion will...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Alabama pastor has been charged with felony sexual abuse after church members reported him to authorities.
Couple’s gift of old newspapers is a snapshot of history
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — At the time, they were headlines proclaiming the latest news. Today, they are recordings of history.
World war victories, successful moon shots, presidential visits to...
- Business WireFayetteville PWC Reflects on Hurricane Florence One Year LaterSeptember 12, 2019
- Business WireFood Lion to Remodel 92 Stores in Greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, S.C., MarketsMarch 4, 2019
- BusinessWireThon Hotels is continuing its investment in Brussels and has refurbished both the aparthotels Thon Residence Florence and Thon Residence ParnasseOctober 23, 2018
- BusinessWireEnviva Partners, LP Reports Minimal Hurricane DamageSeptember 17, 2018
- BusinessWirePublix Collects Funds for American Red Cross Hurricane Florence Relief EffortsSeptember 14, 2018
Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy
BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II.
Florence Pugh goes down a dark rabbit hole in ‘Midsommar’
NEW YORK (AP) — How does one willingly, even eagerly, walk into a sunlit nightmare like Ari Aster's "Midsommar"? For Florence Pugh, the motivation came while watching the camera zoom between Toni...
History student uncovers former slave burial site
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A student at the University of North Alabama has uncovered a former slave burial site and plans to share his findings with some of their descendants.
Hero bus driver in Darlington says she just loves children
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — It doesn't take long to realize how friendly Darlington County school bus driver Bernadine "Bee Bee" Reed is.
Even before a visitor to the school district offices can...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is switching to a tuition plan that officials say will result in increased costs for some students but not others.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-month-old child in South Carolina died after a couple left the infant face down on a pillow in a car seat.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Civil War cannons that sat on the bottom of the Pee Dee River for 150 years are now restored and on display at a veterans center in Florence.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new medical marijuana study commission will make recommendations for Alabama legislators to consider next year.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Monday that the...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tourism officials in northwest Alabama say they hope the Tennessee RiverLine project happens soon.
The Tennessee RiverLine is a planned system of trails along the...
MILAN (AP) — A double-deck bus carrying 60 tourists from eastern Europe overturned on a Tuscan highway Wednesday, killing one passenger and injuring more than dozen others, the news agency ANSA...
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district is considering a four day school week to help recruit teachers.
Florence County School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson...
Civil War museum prepares to reopen with changes, upgrades
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Employees with the city's Arts and Museums Department have been getting Pope's Tavern Museum ready to reopen in June, according to Arts and Museums Superintendent Libby...
Senate approves medical marijuana bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could join other states that allow medical marijuana to be purchased by patients with certain health conditions, under a bill approved Thursday in the state...
Immigrant named Alabama teacher of the year
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A native of Guatemala who mainly teaches Spanish-speaking students has been named Alabama's teacher of the year.
News outlets report that Ana Carolina Behel of Weeden...
Medical marijuana vote delayed in state Senate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A medical marijuana bill stalled Wednesday in the Alabama Senate under the threat of a filibuster
Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say they have charged both the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl and the grandmother who was pushing the girl across a...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination.
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.