BIRMINGHAM — A Florence man injured while saving his two children from a house fire last week continues to fight for survival in a Birmingham hospital, family members said Monday.
Vonda Green said her son, Timothy Shane Green, is still in critical condition at UAB Hospital.
"He had a rough day Sunday," Green said. "His temperature got very high and he's back on a ventilator 100 percent."
Shane Green, 39, suffered burns and sustained a serious injury during the fire a 421 Enterprise St. in east Florence.
Green broke a window with his hand and lifted his children — Trinity, 2, and Devin, 6 — to safety.
Vonda Green said her grandchildren have been released from the hospital.
"They are doing great," she said. "They are staying with their aunt."
The Green Family Benefit Fund has been established at Bank Independent to help the family.
FLORENCE — The Shoals Environmental Alliance will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library to discuss two pending lawsuits.
Topics for discussion are notice of intent to file suit against the Tennessee Valley Authority by a group of environmental watchdogs under the umbrella of the Southern Environmental Law Center, and notice of intent against the owner of the former Florence landfill in west Florence.
Discussion leaders will be Charles Rose, president of SEA, and David Cope, a retired University of North Alabama math professor who has been a long-standing critic of landfill practices in Florence.
The group will meet in the colonnade area of the library's main floor. The meeting is open to the public.
SHEFFIELD — Free Saturday art classes are being offered to area students in grades kindergarten through 12th at the former Southwest School building, 1300 W. Eighth St.
Classes are sponsored by the HOPE program and are held the third Saturday of the month for grades ninth through 12th from 10 a.m. to noon., every fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for grades kindergarten through fifth, and 1-3 p.m. for grades sixth through eighth.
Students from surrounding counties are welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary Napier at 256-383-8254.