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Sewell and Kitterman to wed

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from the University of North Alabama. He is currently employed by Launch Point Church in Tuscumbia, as the worship leader. The wedding will be held Aug. 1, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, Russellville ...

BHS and UNA Grad Honored

and Tuscumbia and at the bookstore in Tuscumbia. Wilson is an assistant professor of History at Brandman. She grew up in the Shoals, graduated from Bradshaw High School, the University of North Alabama (BA), Kansas State University (MS), and the ...

Arts, culture aid economic growth

I found myself in North Alabama a week after he died. “The Shoals,” as it is called, is a collection of four communities: Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. They offer a rich history of rock and roll, blues and R&B. Sledge recorded right ...

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was an author, lecturer, and crusader for the handicapped. Born physically normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Keller lost her sight and hearing at the age of nineteen months to an illness now believed to have been scarlet fever. Five years later ...

Bluewater Creek Bridge nearing completion

The $2.8 million bridge replacement project is expected to be completed by midsummer, weather permitting, said Kevin Evers, a construction engineer with the Alabama Department of Transportation’s North Region, Tuscumbia Area Office.

Florence, Ala. to receive Mississippi Blues Trail marker

A "Mississippi to Alabama" marker was dedicated to the Muscle Shoals studio legacy in 2010 at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia. "We are very excited to be able to honor W.C. Handy and his connection to both Mississippi and Alabama," said Malcolm ...

Alabama town to receive Mississippi Blues Trail marker for W.C. Handy

A "Mississippi to Alabama" marker was dedicated to the Muscle Shoals studio legacy in 2010 at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia. "We are very excited to be able to honor W.C. Handy and his connection to both Mississippi and Alabama," said Malcolm ...

Bill puts state’s historic integrity at risk

So are advocates for other Alabama landmarks, from Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores to Belle Mont in Tuscumbia. The cause of their concern is a bill by state Rep. Mike Holmes, R-Wetumpka, to gut the Alabama Historical Commission for cost savings. Under House ...

Tuscumbia students hospitalized after using spice

Smith said the school system is working with the Tuscumbia Police Department to see how the students obtained the drug. She said officials are also working with students and parents to educate them about the dangers of spice. According to the Alabama ...

Year of Alabama Food: Rattlesnake Saloon, Tuscumbia

TUSCUMBIA, Alabama -- Throughout 2012, as the Alabama Tourism Department celebrates “The Year of Alabama Food,” The Birmingham News will spotlight some of the restaurants, cafes, bistros and bakeries on the list of “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama ...

More Tax Opposition in Colbert County

Colbert County, Alabama: Colbert County Commissioner David Black has announced his opposition to a proposed 27% county property tax increase. Commissioner Black encourages the voters of Colbert County…

Two middle school students overdose from Spice use

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WIAT) — The battle continues to wage in the war against synthetic marijuana, the drug known as spice.  The fight has now reached Alabama schools. In the last week, four people in the…

Today in History for May 13, 2015

Fridtjof NansenMay 13, 1607 - Jamestown, Virginia was settled as a colony of England. May 13, 1648 - Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and was sentenced to be hanged by the nec…

Today in History for May 12, 2015

May 12, 1780 – During the Revolutionary War, in the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces. The battle ended when Major General Benjamin Lincoln …

Week 6: Tuscumbia to Asheville North Carolina

Our general travel route for this week...
Sunday, leaving Tuscumbia, we drove through the local towns of Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals, a relatively small metropolitan area which we have lea…

/ Hero In The World / Eyeless and Deaf .

Di zaman sekarang, pelajar-pelajar diajarkan tentang sejarah. Entah mau apa saja,bisa sejarah negara, teknologi, tokoh ,dan sebagainya. Di saat ini, saya memiliki satu tokoh yang sangat berharga buat …

Follow the Bus: Musings from the Triangle – Day 2, Morning

MUSINGS FROM THE TRIANGLE  follo ws Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin on her 1,500 mile trip around the Americana Music Triangle (AMT). Beginning on May …

Week 5: Houston to Tuscumbia Alabama

Our general travel route for this week...
As much as we have enjoyed the (generally) fine warm/hot Houston weather and the times with our friends it is time to head on. There is lots to see yet. So…

University of North Alabama - University in Florence, Alabama

The University of North Alabama is a coeducational university located in Florence, Alabama, and the state's oldest four-year public university. Occupying a 130-acre (0.5 km2) campus in a residential…

Who (or Where) Is the Tuscumbia Fire Chief?

The website for the City of Tuscumbia lists David Cole as the fire chief. According to our sources, Chief Cole has been on medical leave since last fall. He is reportedly suffering lung problems relat…


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in TUSCUMBIA ALABAMA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.


House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.


Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to TUSCUMBIA ALABAMA

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website is:www.nabp.net . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: www.vipps.info . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website www.nabp.net for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website www.fda.gov/buyonline and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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