Florence Police Arrest Two In Sunday Robbery

February 20, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the robbery of an 83-year-old man on Sunday, February 19: ” Jessica Long and Jacob Ryan-  Long and Ryan were arrested and charged with armed robbery following a Sunday morning incident in Indian Springs. Police were contacted after an 83-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while walking in […]


Two Killed Near Muscle Shoals In Motorcycle Accident

February 20, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday, February 19: “A single-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. today, February 19, has claimed two lives.  Kenneth David Pugh, 49, and Pamela Denise Brooks Thrasher, 36, both of Leighton, were killed when the 2000 Yamaha motorcycle they were occupying left the roadway and overturned. Pugh, […]


What famous inventor’s last breath is saved in a test tube?

February 20, 2017

You may have heard of Thomas Edison, or at least a few small things he invented. You know, like the first movie camera, the incandescent light bulb, just a few minor things. Anyway, Edison was close friends with Henry Ford, yes, the same Henry Ford that owned the car company. It is rumored that when […]


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Governor Bentley Awards Over $67,000 in Wildfire Response Grants to Volunteer Fire Departments

February 20, 2017

  Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley appeals to citizens about the serious drought situation in the state after touring the site of a recent wildfire in Walker County, near Dora, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. He joined Interim State Forester Gary Cole and Assistant State Forester Dan Jackson in urging residents to obey the Drought Emergency […]


‘Nikita: A Tale of the Ring and Redemption’: A Book Review

February 20, 2017

  It is no secret that I am a “Rasslin’ fan.  Not this Sports Entertainment that is on TV these days.  I am talking Wrestling from the 70s, 80s, 90s and I will even say to the early 2000s.  I have written a prior article last year with my thoughts on this business.  I have […]


The Perfect Wave

February 20, 2017

TVA has long been known throughout the United States for keeping the lights on reliably 99.999% of the time. Theo Laughner, TVA’s 2017 Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year, sets a new standard of excellence that keeps industry coming to the Valley. TENNESSEE VALLEY—Flip a light switch in the Tennessee Valley, and—barring a lightning strike, […]


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First Heritage Credit Celebrates Grand Opening With Open House And Ribbon Cutting

February 20, 2017

FLORENCE-First Heritage Credit located at 2512 Florence Blvd in Florence on Thursday, February 17 held their grand opening and celebrated the opening with food, fun and friends.  The Shoals Chamber was on hand to help with the celebration by hosting a ribbon cutting. A little about First Heritage Credit by First Heritage Credit: “First Heritage Credit was founded […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 02/07/17 – 02/14/17

February 20, 2017

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police (CHECK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.


One Dead After Car Crash Near Jasper

February 19, 2017

JASPER-The Alabama  Law Enforcement Agency has released a statement concerning a one car crash that occurred on Saturday, February 18: “A single-vehicle crash at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, has claimed the life of a Sumiton man.  Charles Rae Whitlow Jr, 27, was killed when the 2004 Audi A4 he was driving left the roadway, […]


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Madison Police Make Arrest in Pedestrian Fatality Hit and Run on Edgewater Drive

February 19, 2017

MADISON-The Madison Police released a statement concerning a Pedestrian Hit-And-Run fatality: “Madison Police responded to a fatality hit and run involving a pedestrian on Edgewater Drive at approximately 0600hrs. Traffic Safety Units and Detectives responded to the scene. Madison Police identified a suspect who was later arrested and charged with a felony. MPD Detectives charged […]


What country has a water bridge that allows massive ships to cross over another river?

February 19, 2017

It’s called the Magdeburg Water Bridge and it’s a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connect the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mitteland Canal and allows ships to cross over the Elbe river. It measures 918 meters, which makes it the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. Before this bridge was built, ships had to go on […]


Damages

February 19, 2017

A few weeks ago we discussed why an injured person might sue someone when they were injured because that person broke a rule or was careless and caused injury.   The next week we talked about why that person might not be responsible.  Examples of defenses are if the person injured was also breaking a […]


Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Updated on Game Check, Snapper Check

February 19, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The initial 2017 meeting of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board focused on how well Alabama’s hunters and saltwater anglers complied with reporting regulations, and the assessment definitely showed mixed results. At the meeting last weekend in Montgomery, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division Director Chuck Sykes and Alabama Marine Resources Division (MRD) Director Chris […]


TVA announces Good News for March power bills

February 19, 2017

TENNESSEE  VALLEY-The Tennessee Valley Authority has good news to report for power bills in March. Beginning with bills on March 1, the March 2017 total monthly fuel cost will be 1.927 cents per kilowatt-hour for residential and business consumers and 1.799 cents per kilowatt-hour for large industrial customers served by TVA and local power companies. […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 02/03/17 – 02/15/17

February 19, 2017

MARION COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marion County Sheriff (CHECK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.


Road Over Wilson Dam To Close For Four Weeks

February 18, 2017

THE SHOALS-The Tennessee Valley Authority will close the road over Wilson Dam beginning on Tuesday, February 21. The closure is for routine maintenance.  Authorities with TVA say the roadway will be closed for four weeks due to several routine scheduled activities on the spillway gates. The work should continue from February 21 through March 23. […]


Spring is when life’s alive in everything. —Christina Rossetti

February 18, 2017

Just to get the mood started…..we all are ready for spring and mother earth to get green again….here are a few quotes from some people you may or may not know: You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. —Pablo Neruda Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ —Robin […]


NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

February 18, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS, PHIL CAMPBELL, AL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year’s events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of “Soul Food”. NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a program on each campus. The NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a Unity Speaker and […]


New! Wayne County, Tennessee Arrest Reports 02/01/17 – 02/13/17

February 18, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Wayne County Sheriff (CHECK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.


Alabama Crayfish Poster Now Available…Free For The Asking

February 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has recently produced a poster that highlights 30 of the state’s 97 species of crayfish. The poster is available to the public for free at any Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) Fisheries Section district office. For contact information, visit www.outdooralabama.com/contact and click on “District Fisheries […]


Meeting Scheduled To Discuss The Florence Middle School Property Set For February 20

February 17, 2017

FLORENCE-The City of Florence has announced there will be a  meeting to discuss the Florence Middle School property. The meeting will be Monday, February 20 at 5:00 PM at the Marriott Conference Center. The entities involved in the discussion will be the Florence City Council, the Florence City School Board of Education, and the University […]


Shoals’ Forrest Wright receives top Alabama economic development award

February 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY– The Alabama Department of Commerce recognized Forrest Wright, president of the Shoals Economic Development Authority (SEDA), with the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development.   This award, presented annually at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) winter conference, is the highest statewide recognition available to the state’s […]


Copyrights are an American thing… Sort of..

February 17, 2017

Copyright laws are a bit of an odd thing in the United States. The Copyright Act of 1976 made copyrights last for the life of the author plus 50 years or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship. The Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 […]


Alabama Exports Set New Annual Record in 2016

February 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley announced today that exports of Alabama-made products totaled nearly $20.6 billion in 2016, setting a new annual record and showing the vitality of the state’s manufacturing sector. Alabama-made products such as automobiles, aircraft parts, chemicals and metals were shipped to 189 countries last year, according to Alabama Department of Commerce’s […]