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Business is booming for boutiques in the Shoals


Dozens of boutiques are popping up around the Shoals in places close to the University of North Alabama, Tuscumbia, Florence, and Sheffield. Christy Dolly, the owner of Frolic Boutique in Florence, says being down the road from the University of North ...

Two people found dead in Muscle Shoals


Muscle Shoals police say the bodies were found early Saturday morning outside Jody's Restaurant on Alabama 20. Muscle Shoals Police ...
Investigators say Baskins had been staying at Key West Inn in Tuscumbia for the past few days. Police say the two ...

Police release identities of victims of double homicide in Tuscumbia


Muscle Shoals police today identified the victims of a double homicide early Saturday as a man and woman in their 20s, according to AL.com news partner WHNT-Channel 19. Police said Kayla Glover, 23, of Killen and Gary Wayne Baskins, 25, of Florence died in ...

Tuscumbia police investigating shooting deaths of man, woman


TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) - Police are investigating the shooting ...
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Police: double murder outside of Jody's Restaurant in Muscle Shoals


TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - Muscle Shoals Police Chief, Robert Evans, confirmed a double murder Saturday outside of Jody's Restaurant at approximately 2:20 a.m. When officials arrived on the scene they found Gary Wayne Baskins, of Florence and Kayla Ann Glover ...

Tuscumbia police investigating early morning shooting deaths of man, woman


TUSCUMBIA, Alabama — Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in Tuscumbia. WHNT-TV (http://bit.ly/1CNZAOD) reports the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday at a restaurant off Highway 20. Further details were not immediately ...

Groups to seek grant for Landing


SHEFFIELD — A group of Native Americans and the City Council have agreed to work together on a plan that could lead to the development of Park West as part of a Native American education and interpretive center at Tuscumbia Landing. Representatives of ...

Workers Compensation


I am a welder. Jason, Tuscumbia, AL A: Workers compensation is there to pay your medical bills and pay 2/3 of your wages while you are off work. The 2/3 of your wages is known as temporary total disability or TTD. That is supposed to approximate ...

Helen F. Welch


Helen F. Welch, age 64, Tuscumbia Alabama passed away on, Jan. 11, 2015. The visitation was Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Akins Funeral Home; the funeral service was held at Akins Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Frank Billingham officiated with burial in Spruce Pine ...

Handsome German shepherd in busy Alabama shelter has a holiday wish


Silas is a handsome German shepherd with a wonderful disposition to match. Somehow he ended up as a stray, and arrived at the Colbert County Animal Shelter in Tuscumbia, Alabama shortly after Thanksgiving. No one has come to claim him. The shelter staff ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR TUSCUMBIA

How I can eat a healthy diet?

The body needs minerals, vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy. A healthy diet means you are eating:


  • Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy and low-fat
  • Fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, lean meats and low-fat, eggs, beans, peas (peas), seeds and nuts


    Limit your intake of foods rich in:


  • Cholesterol, sodium (salt) and added sugar.
  • Fat trans: fats trans can be found in foods such as cakes (or cakes), cookies, margarine that comes in bars and fried foods.
  • Saturated fats: These fats are in animal products such as cheese, high-fat meats, whole milk and butter.
  • Refined grains: refined grain products include white bread, pasta, white rice and flour tortillas, among others.


    Get a personalized diet plan to help you choose healthy foods



    Having too much cholesterol in the blood can cause heart disease or heart attack. Approximately one in six people in the United States have high cholesterol. You may have high cholesterol and not know it. Good thing its easy to get tested for cholesterol, and if you go too high, you can take steps to control it.


    Who should be tested for cholesterol?


  • Men who are 35 or more
  • Men under 35 who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from
  • Women who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from


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    Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

    Beans and peas are unique foods

    bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

    How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

    Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

    Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

    1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

    2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.

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    Warning in TUSCUMBIA: Government Grant Scams

    “Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

    Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

    But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

    Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

    Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

    The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

    • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
    • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
    • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
    • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
    • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
    • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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