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Bowen to serve as chaplain for Olympics

Acton Bowen is not an athlete, but he will play a big role in the Summer Olympic Games in London. Read More

Alabama’s texting while driving ban takes effect Wednesday

MONTGOMERY — Starting Wednesday, texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving will become illegal in Alabama, with violators facing fines and possibly higher insurance rates.
That is, if they don’t have a wreck first. Read More

Eye screening scheduled for First Friday

Moman’s Eyecare at 221 Broad St. will offer free eye screenings for children during First Friday. Read More

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State News More State News

Muscle Shoals, Ala., staying true to its music

Muscle Shoals is back in the music headlines with young artists such as The Civil Wars, the Secret Sisters, Dylan Le- Blanc and Jason Isbell scoring international successes. Read More

Ala. couple devoted to growing fresh, organic food

When Cricket and Kimberly Adams plan their dinner menu, they don’t look in the fridge or the pantry. They look out their kitchen window. Read More

Cordova debates strip mining amid economic crisis

Residents in Cordova are debating whether strip mining for coal could offer economic relief for a town hard-struck by tornadoes or create environmental or quality of life problems. Read More

Sports More Sports

Johnson wins Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson fondly recalls watching the Indianapolis 500 as a kid in California, rearranging the couch cushions so he could pretend he was sitting in a race car. Read More

Braves sweep Phillies

ATLANTA — Chipper Jones said the Phillies became a mental hurdle for the Braves during Philadelphia’s run of five straight National League East titles. Read More

French get revenge for 2008 relay loss to U.S.

LONDON — Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career. Read More

Life More Life

When Harry Met … Sgt. Maj. Geneva Barkley

When writers interview people for a story such as this one, the procedure typically is to have a specific topic in mind and to concentrate on that subject. There are wonderful instances, however, when the conversation goes into other areas that… Read More

LOST AND FOUND: Chance encounter puts Back on forward journey

How did I get here? As a child, I was fascinated by New York City. I first visited as a 9-year-old and knew I’d found something special. Read More

Times Weekly Calendar for July 29

DWIGHT MASONIC LODGE NO. 550 meets at 7 p.m. for practice. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Galliher’s new role

It’s going to be a new experience for many residents of Etowah and St. Clair counties. For the first time in nearly two decades, Blaine Galliher won’t be their state legislator. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Box, Sovolla L.

Sovolla L. Box, 86, Collinsville, died Saturday, July 28, 2012. She is survived by her family. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Collinsville …..

Dunn, Jeffery Wayne

Jeffery Wayne "Jeff" Dunn, 43, Boaz, died Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was employed by Wal-Mart. He is survived by his family. Funeral will be …..

Gettrost, Glenda Mae

Glenda Mae Gettrost, 51, Centre, died Saturday, July 28, 2012. She was a member of Alexis Baptist Church. She is survived by her family. Funeral …..

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