Chief Tyler Issues Statement On Indictment of Former Employee

March 29, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler issued a statement concerning the Grand Jury indictment of Lauren Ezell on Charges of theft on Tuesday, March 28.  Ms Ezell was an employee of the Florence Police Department at the time the thefts occurred: Statement from Chief Ron Tyler: “In November of 2016, I, Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler, […]


Suspect Arrested After Newborn Test Positive For Methamphetamine

March 29, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on charges of Child Endangerment: “Taylor Brooks was arrested on warrants yesterday stemming from the birth of her child on February 28, 2017. In this case, detectives were notified that a child had been born at a private residence and transported to […]


Two Dead After Car Accident Near Double Springs

March 29, 2017

DOUBLE SPRINGS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-car crash on Tuesday, March 28.  Two died in this accident: “A two-vehicle crash today, March 28, has claimed two lives.  Billy Ray Massey, 72, and Carolyn Walker Massey, 69, of Double Springs were killed when the 2006 Buick Lacrosse they were in collided with a 1996 Freightliner driven […]


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Next time you’re looking for a surgeon, make sure he’s a gamer! Read on!

March 29, 2017

All those years on the couch playing Nintendo and PlayStation appear to be paying off for surgeons. Researchers found that doctors who spent at least three hours a week playing video games made about 37 percent fewer mistakes in laparoscopic surgery and performed the task 27 percent faster than their counterparts who did not play […]


Sweet Dogs With Wagging Tails And Warm Hearts…Get You One

March 29, 2017

THE SHOALS-We have pets from all over the Shoals…Please find just the pet for you and take them home….you both will be happy (Or if you choose more than one…You all will be happy). Check here to see your Pet Of The Week!


New! Florence Arrest Reports 03/14/17 – 03/21/17

March 29, 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.


2017 Terrific Tuesdays RTJ
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Thursday 03/30 80%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High near 75F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 03/31 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 70F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/01 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/02 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 77F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Monday 04/03 90%
Rain
Showers and thundershowers in the morning, then cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Play ball, hunt eggs and support healthy babies on Saturdays at the park

March 29, 2017

ATHENS-More than 1,000 children will embrace outdoor recreation in Athens on Saturday, April 1, as baseball, softball and spring soccer seasons kick off at the Sportsplex on U.S. 31.   Baseball and softball will host opening day ceremonies with baseball starting at 9 a.m. and softball at 10 a.m. Mayor Ronnie Marks will throw the […]


McCutcheon & Hamner Pays It Forward

March 29, 2017

Effort is underway to purchase a van for the American Legion Post 31 Color Guard.  The color guard performs at many military funerals every year and they need a van to travel together in.   McCutcheon & Hamner is raising money to support our Veterans.  We will write simple Wills for people who make a […]


Blankenship Appointed Alabama Deputy Conservation Commissioner

March 29, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Chris Blankenship of Mobile, Alabama, has been appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as Deputy Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). He replaces Curtis Jones, who retired from the position earlier this month. Most recently, Blankenship served as Director of Marine Resources, a division within ADCNR, for the past six years. […]


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Keystone Business Center Holds Grand Opening Celebration

March 29, 2017

FLORENCE-The Keystone Business Center located at 623 South Seminary in Florence celebrated their grand opening with an open house and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 22.  The Shoals Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting and welcomed Keystone to the Chamber family. A little about Keystone Business Center: The Shoals Chamber was on hand to capture the […]


One Arrested After Officers Respond To Argument….Suspect Charged With Burglary And Theft

March 28, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of one suspect on Monday, March 27 for Burglary and Theft: “Jason Pennington was arrested yesterday following a suspicious persons call in the area of Cypress Mill Road. Officers responded to the area in an attempt to locate a suspicious male and female who were […]


A member of the Cherokee tribe is the only illiterate person in recorded history to create a writing system!

March 28, 2017

Sequoyah was an illiterate Cherokee silversmith who lived from 1770 until 1840. However, through hard work, he independently completed his creation of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This is the only time in recorded history that a non-literate person ever created an effective writing system. The Cherokee nation […]


American Electric Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

March 28, 2017

FLORENCE-On Friday, March 24 American Electric, Inc. located at 7544 Highway 17 in Florence held an old fashion ribbon cutting and open house.  All their friends and business associates along with the Shoals Chamber were on hand to help with the celebration. Now just a little about American Electric by American Electric: “From corporate parks […]


Everybody Needs A Good Cat…FLAS Has Just What You Need

March 28, 2017

FLORENCE–The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter has pets who need you. This week The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter features these lovely furbabies. Take your pick they all will give you unconditional love! Call (256) 760-6676 to adopt or foster any of these pets.


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/09/17 – 03/15/17

March 28, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan 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.


Striker’s Steakhouse: Restaurant Review

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March 28, 2017

  I recently met a friend of mine at a restaurant in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee for dinner.  They recommended this restaurant for their good food.  I had never heard of the restaurant but was in the mood for some red meat.  The name of the restaurant is Striker’s Steakhouse.  It is located behind the Big Lots, […]


Be Our Guest

March 28, 2017

April ushers in spring showers—and open house at several of TVA’s dam visitor centers. Come see us to learn more about our history, operations and mission. TENNESSEE VALLEY—TVA’s dams make certain that the Tennessee Valley is ready to deal with whatever April showers may come. And three of its most remarkable dams are kicking off […]


Florence Woman Arrested After Home Owner Catches Her Burglarizing Residence

March 27, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence Police issued a statement regarding a burglary that took place on Monday, March 27 resulting in the arrest of one suspect: “Florence Woman Arrested After Home Owner Catches Her Burglarizing Residence; Jessie Cochran Young, 56, of Florence was jailed today after police responded to a burglary in progress in the 600 block of Simpson […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Reports Single Motor Vehicle Collision with Two Fatalities

March 27, 2017

ATTALA COUNTY, MS – On March 25, 2017, at approximately 12:32 p.m., the Natchez Trace Parkway Communications Center received notification of a single motor vehicle collision near Kosciusko, MS (milepost 152).  U.S. Park Rangers, Attala and Leake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Thomas Town Volunteer Fire Department, and the Attala County Medical Examiner responded to the scene. […]


Alabama’s February Unemployment Rate is 6.2%

March 27, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 6.2%, down from January’s rate of 6.4%, and above January 2016’s rate of 6.0%. February’s rate represented 2,067,042 people working, up from January’s count of 2,053,837, and significantly higher than February 2016’s count of 2,036,314. […]


Early Morning Domestic Dispute Ends In Gunfire

March 27, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement regarding the arrest of one suspect in an early morning Domestic Dispute where shots were fired, Saturday, March 25: “Florence Man Arrested Following Domestic Altercation; Derrick D. Turnley, 40, of Florence was arrested this morning following a domestic altercation in the 1800 block of Maple Ave. Responding officers […]


Some Area Schools Closing Early Monday March 27 Due To Severe Weather Threat

March 27, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Some area schools will be closing early today, Monday, March 27 due to the threat of severe weather.  We will bring you all the closings here: Ascension Lutheran Child Development Center closing at 3:00 PM Athens City, Elementary School (K-4) is dismissing at noon. All other schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Boys & Girls […]


Just hang that Bubble Wrap like wallpaper, you say? Read on!

March 27, 2017

In 1957, inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes attempted to create a 3D wallpaper. Unfortunately, the wallpaper didn’t catch on but the men realized that it was useful for packing delicate items for shipping! The success and popularity of bubble wrap has gotten so large that the last Monday of every January is dubbed “Bubble […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 03/13/17 – 03/20/17

March 27, 2017

THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.