Sheffield Alabama Street Party – EVENT PHOTOS

May 28, 2017

SHEFFIELD – The 2017 Edition of Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Street Party was extended to two big nights. And the fans loved it! These EVENT PHOTOS were shot on Friday Night’s Street Party. Event organizer and show producer David Johnson brought to the Stage, Shoals Favorites Eddie Floyd, Travis Wammack, Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie. And […]


Greg Allman

May 28, 2017

On May 27, 2017, the Music Industry lost an icon.  Greg Allman passed away.  Greg was part of the Allman Brothers Band with his brother Duane. Gregory Lenoir Allman was born on December 8, 1947, in Nashville, Tennessee.  Greg worked delivering papers to purchase a Silvertone Guitar.  He was part of several bands, along with […]


Chickens….Not Just Breasts And Legs

May 28, 2017

Little know facts about chickens…they have more going for them than breasts and legs.  Chickens feel empathy for each other. Researchers proved that domesticated hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed. Chickens are able to remember and recognise over 100 individuals; they can also recognise humans.  Chickens are […]


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Panache Celebrates Grand Opening With Flare And Style

May 28, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Panache on Main located at 116 South Main Street in tuscumbia held their grand opening on Thursday, May 25.  The celebration kicked off with a tour of the business, good food and fun with friends and family.  The Shoals Chamber helped with the celebration by hosting a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting. Now a little more […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 05/19/17 – 05/26/17

May 28, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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.


Brooks Applauds 2017 Service Academy Appointees

May 28, 2017

HUNTSVILLE – On Friday, May 26 Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) hosted a reception at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in honor of this year’s North Alabama appointees to the U.S. Service Academies.  Twelve outstanding men and women were selected to represent North Alabama at the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and West Point.    Congressman Mo […]


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Monday 05/29 50%
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Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
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Tuesday 05/30 20%
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Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds light and variable.
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Wednesday 05/31 40%
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Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
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Thursday 06/01 60%
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Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Friday 06/02 80%
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Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Green…The Color Means More Than Envy….Really

May 27, 2017

Was Napoleon poisoned….or was it the wallpaper he so dearly loved that offed “the little corporal”? The wallpaper in his room was dyed with Scheele’s Green, a coloring pigment that had been used in fabrics and wallpapers from around 1770. Named after the Swedish chemist who invented it the dye contained copper arsenide. In 1893 […]


New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 05/03/17 – 05/24/17

May 27, 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.


Governor Ivey Signs Midwives Bill

May 27, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 315, related to the practice of midwifery in Alabama. Today, she released the following statement: “After thoughtful and deliberate consideration, I signed the midwifery bill because it gives mothers more options to choose how to deliver their baby, while simultaneously ensuring that those midwives who […]


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New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 05/14/17 – 05/18/17

May 27, 2017

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


New Employment Projections Show Tech, Medical Jobs Rising, and Clerical and Textile Jobs in Decline

May 27, 2017

MONTGOMERY– The Labor Market Information Division of the Alabama Department of Labor has released its new employment projections through 2024. These projections use a variety of data inputs, including growth, online job ads, openings, and wages to determine demand, growth, and decline. Based on these projections, occupations in the tech and medical fields have the […]


From Hooker’s Lips To Monkey Orchids…Flowers Are Just Plain Strange!

May 26, 2017

Flowers make people smile…they are beautiful and strange.  Some are scary and some are sweet and they come in many many shapes and sizes.  Here are ten of the most odd and beautiful flowers: Bleeding Heart…The flower, especially in the bud form, of the Lamprocapnos, a flowering plant of the poppy family, oddly resembles the conventional shape of […]


Governor Ivey’s Statement on Tommy Arthur Execution

May 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Tommy Arthur has been executed for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. After being notified that Mr. Arthur had died, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “How to proceed when faced with a potential execution is one of the most difficult decisions I will ever have to make as governor. After much prayer and careful […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/02/17 – 05/24/17

May 26, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


UNA Student Athlete Advisory Committee Raising Money for Make-A-Wish

May 26, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is raising money with the hope of granting a child’s wish.   Peggy Wingo, senior administrative assistant for Athletics, said the SAAC is a student organization that gives UNA student athletes a voice. She said UNA is part of the Gulf South Conference, which meets […]


Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 11th Year in a Row

May 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY – For the 11th year in a row, Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program is being hailed as one of the nation’s highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten programs for four-year-olds. This assertion was made today by the National Institute for Early Education Research in its 2016 State of Preschool Yearbook. Released every year since 2003, NIEER’s […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 05/15/17 – 05/22/17

May 26, 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.


UPDATE: Tommy Arthur … Stay Issued 30 Minutes Before Execution

May 25, 2017

UPDATE:  With 30 minutes to go before his scheduled execution the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution for Tommy Arthur.   The death warrant for Arthur is  only valid for May 25. So if the temporary stay last past midnight, the state would have to seek a new execution date once the […]


Suspect Arrested After Assault On Loss Prevention Officer

May 25, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday, May 24 for assault and theft: “Micah Brown was arrested last night after assaulting a loss prevention officer with Belk department store. Officers responded to a shoplifting call a few minutes after 5pm last night. Upon arrival officers found Micah Brown […]


Bathroom Art….da Vinci Was Famous For It….Really

May 25, 2017

In the last 6 years of his life, Leonardo da Vinci worked for King Francis I of France. The king bought one of Leonardo’s paintings, which he hung in his bathroom. Called La Gioconda, this portrait of Lisa Gherandini was the first painting to feature fading colors to create a sense of aerial perspective. Today it […]


Reclaimed Spirit By Stacey Held Grand Opening On May 24

May 25, 2017

FLORENCE-Reclaimed Spirit located at 416 N. Court Street in Florence held their grand opening and open house on Wednesday, May 24.  Their friends and family were along to help with the celebration and the Shoals Chamber provided the ribbon cutting for the event. Now a little about Reclaimed Spirit by Stacey by Reclaimed Spirit by Stacey: […]


New! Lee County, MS Arrest Reports 04/27/17 – 05/23/17

May 25, 2017

LEE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lee 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.


“The Miracle Worker” performances begin June 2

May 25, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Tickets are going fast for this season’s performances of the “The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller, in Tuscumbia. “We’ve had people from California, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and all over calling to order tickets,” said Sue Pilkilton, executive director of Ivy Green. “We have only a limited number of reserved […]


Custer’s last stand

May 25, 2017

Today is June 25th, 2017.  Let’s rewind to June 25th, 1876.  It has been known by several names.    Custer’s Last Stand.  Battle of Little Big Horn.  Battle of the Greasy Grass.  Whatever you call it, 263 Soldiers with the 7th Calvary, including George Armstrong Custer, were killed in this battle in Montana. From the Battle […]