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Florence, Alabama is located in Lauderdale County. Zip codes in Florence, AL include 35634, 35632, and 35630. The median home price in Florence is $149,900. More Florence information.

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18 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

2 companies announce Shoals-area expansions

Two new businesses are coming to the Shoals, giving the area a positive outlook after losing more than 1,300 jobs so far this year. One industry has plans to move to Florence, the other in Muscle Shoals.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Washington Times

Birdhouse project helps parents deal with grief

A simple project of building a birdhouse may not seem like it would be a tool to help parents who have experienced the death of a child. But for a local chapter of Day by Day, group leaders are hoping a birdhouse can serve as more than just a tool in the healing process for grieving parents.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Arrest made in Florence credit union robbery

The father accused of killing his five children and dumping them in trash bags in Alabama is being extradited back to Lexington County to face murder charges.Custody of Tim Jones, Jr. was transferred over Tim Jones, Jr., the man accused by Lexington County investigators of brutally murdering his five children, will appear before a judge Friday morning.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Crowds camp out for free Chick-fil-A at newly rebuilt Florence location

Many people were excited about the grand opening of Chick-fil-A's newly rebuilt restaurant in Florence, customers and employees alike. A crowd of people camped outside the store Wednesday night in order to be the first 100 adults in line and win free Chick-fil-A for a year.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

A jacket was found with the name "RED" on it.

Investigators from the Florence Police Department recovered two bags containing items possibly used in the Alabama Central Credit Union robbery. Two hats were found along with a jacket, pants, two handguns, a pair of shoes, and other assorted items.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Florence police investigating home invasion with numerous guns taken

Shotguns, pistols, and long rifles were all taken by a masked man at gunpoint and investigators need your help locating the robber. What looks like a quiet street during the day, was anything but that inside one of the homes on South Crown Street a few hours earlier.

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The Trussville Tribune

Cougars hold at No. 2; Huskies, Indians get consideration

Spanish Fort is No. 1, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes. The Cougars and No.

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Alabama Live

Texas Roadhouse expanding Alabama presence next year with new restaurant in Decatur

Texas Roadhouse will open its sixth Alabama restaurant next spring at the corner of Beltline Road Southwest and Veterans Drive in Decatur, the company told AL.com today. Texas Roadhouse, which has more than 425 stores in 48 states, plans to launch an 8,000-square-foot eatery near Olive Garden.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama cigar boom prompts Huntsville native to expand Madison business to the Shoals

A lifelong cigar smoker who watched his parents run a successful RV company in Huntsville for nearly three decades is expanding his own small business in northwest Alabama.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Alabama Live

Florence man indicted on more than 1,000 child porn charges

A Lauderdale County grand jury has returned an indictment of just more than 1,000 counts of child pornography charges against a Florence man who was arrested May 20. Travis Orlanders Cherry, 41, faces 1,000 counts of possession of pornographic images of a person less than 17 years old.

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Alabama Live

I drove over 200 miles Monday and didn't see one sign for governor....

I was struck by the fact that driving from Birmingham to Tuscumbia Monday I did not see one political highway sign, billboard, bumper sticker or yard sign about the governor's race.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Vandals create thousands in damage at UNA construction site

More than a thousand dollars in reward money is being offered for the tip which leads to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing a construction site in Florence.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

3 arrested, accused of stealing Florence parking meter

Florence police received a call that someone was pulling up a parking meter on Mobile Street Plaza at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Beer Boom in Florence

The local beer boom makes its way to the Shoals! The owners of the Singing River Brewery in Lauderdale County are hope to bring new attention to the Shoals area.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Book Review: Remembering the distinctly Southern sound of Muscle Shoals

Three months ago, a veteran "sound doctor" emailed me about a new documentary titled "Muscle Shoals" that was about to be shown on PBS and then briefly archived on the PBS website.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Florence police charge man, juvenile with 19 counts of burglary

James Michael Fountain, 20, of Florence and a juvenile were arrested after police say they burglarized multiple vehicles in the Lakeside Highlands community Wednesday night.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

In which metropolitan area in Alabama, Mississippi does $100 buy the most?

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation published a map on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, showing the regional differences within states of the relative value of $100.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to speak Aug. 21 at Shoals Chamber of Commerce breakfast

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, will speak at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Sessions will provide a Washington update on key issues impacting the Shoals region, area small businesses, and local workers.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Volunteers supply homeless with ways to beat the heat

You may not always see them, but Shoals leaders say homelessness is a growing trend in parts of Colbert and Lauderdale County.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Florence man charged with vehicular homicide in connection to fatal hit-and-run in March

Authorities have arrested the man they believe was driving the vehicle that hit and killed a Florence woman on March 20 .

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