FLORENCE — "Farewell to Andy Griffith" salute concludes today at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.
The Screening Room series concludes with a 2 p.m. showing of Griffith's performance as Old Joe in writer-director Adrienne Shelly's critically acclaimed romantic comedy "Waitress" (2007).
Admission is free.
Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the Deep South who falls into an unlikely relationship with a newcomer as a last attempt at happiness. Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto and Shelly herself co-star.
The afternoon also includes the classic "Mountain Wedding" episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" (1963) staring Don Knotts, Howard Morris as Ernest T. Bass, Denver Pyle, Maggie Peterson, Hoke Howell and the Dillards.
TUSCUMBIA — Weekly garbage pickup routes will run one day early this week because of Thanksgiving.
The regular Tuesday run will be Monday, Wednesday's will run Tuesday and Thursday's will run Wednesday, Public Works Director Bo Stanley said.
ANNISTON — The Alabama National Guard reported that most of the 50 soldiers who went to help with the disaster response to Superstorm Sandy have returned to the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center in Anniston.
The soldiers from the 167th Theater Sustainment Command deployed to New York, New Jersey and Delaware to provide logistical organization support. That included coordinating fueling and water removal operations to help local authorities, relief workers and utility crews in damaged areas.
The 167th's commanding general, Major Gen. Reynold Hoover, said it was gratifying to support disaster relief operations after the storm hit Oct. 30.
ATHENS — Vandals damaged a cemetery in north Alabama for the second time in less than 10 days.
The roughly 200 grave markers were toppled at the Hatchett Cemetery in southern Limestone County.
Some of the grave markers cracked or split into smaller slabs.
The rural cemetery is surrounded by cornfields and was likely damaged Nov. 8 or Nov. 9.