So You Think You Know Dolly Parton….Think Again

April 26, 2017

So you thought you knew Dolly Parton…here are just a few little know facts about one of County Music’s greatest. Dolly spent over a million dollars recreating her childhood home. The home she grew up in with 11 siblings didn’t even have indoor plumbing. She is also the godmother of Miley Cyrus, although she never participated in an […]


New! Giles County, Tn Arrest Reports 03/31/17- 04/24/17

April 26, 2017

GILES COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Giles 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.


Please Don’t Disturb Archaeological Sites

April 26, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Now that spring weather has arrived, TVA’s Natural Resources employees are seeing an uptick in activity by artifact hunters and others who disturb significant and protected archaeological sites on TVA-managed lands. Recent incidents include the invasion of a cave in which looters damaged a protective gate across the entrance and disturbed items found inside. […]


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Black Bears on the Move Late Spring and Summer

April 26, 2017

   MONTGOMERY -Historically, Alabama’s black bear population only occurred in the southwest portion of the State, primarily in Mobile, Washington and Clarke Counties. The bears of this region of the State are of the Florida subspecies, Ursus americanus floridanus, and while in low numbers here, are quite abundant throughout many areas of Florida. In recent […]


Art students explore old roots, new beginnings for bicentennial art project

April 26, 2017

ATHENS-As Athens embarks on its 200th birthday in 2018, local artists have examined ways to express the theme “Old Roots, New Beginnings” for a quarterly art contest that high school students conduct.   The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission oversees the Share the Art Contest, which includes developing themes, deciding which artwork will be on display […]


Athens Wastewater Treatment Facility Wins Award of Excellence

April 25, 2017

ATHENS-Awards are flowing into the City of Athens Wastewater Treatment Facility.   The facility most recently received the 2017 Alabama Water Environment Association Award of Excellence for plants in the 1 to 10 million gallons per day category.   The facility previously placed second in the association’s competition in 2016 and 2015. In addition, the […]


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2:45 AM CDT on April 26, 2017
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10:46 AM CDT on April 29, 2017
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Wednesday 04/26 10%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High near 85F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 75F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 04/28 20%
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 89F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 04/30 90%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms developing later in the day. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Aderholt Statement on FY 2017 Budget

April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) member of the House Appropriations Committee, on Monday, April 24 released the following statement in regard to the current FY 2017 budget, funding for which is scheduled to run out at the end of the week.    “I returned to Washington a bit early from the April recess and […]


Get Your Hot Dog Right Here….Pet Of The Week

April 25, 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!


A Tornado in 1925 Traveled Over 200 Miles

April 25, 2017

Tornadoes move with their thunderstorm clouds because they are connected at the top to the cyclone of air within the cloud. The area where the tornado connects to the ground moves across the land as the cloud moves with the storm above. The ground the tornado travels across is considered the path of the tornado. […]


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Walgreens Customer Care Center Adding 150 New Jobs

April 25, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens, the second largest U.S. pharmacy chain, is seeking to fill the customer care advisor positions at the center immediately. […]


Symphony Brings Disney LIVE! to the Shoals Once Again

April 25, 2017

FLORENCE– With the success of last year’s sold-out performance of Disney LIVE! “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Shoals Symphony at UNA is bringing back this unique concert experience on May 5 with Disney LIVE! “The Jungle Book.” “From 11 performances in Germany, to one performance in London, England, directly to the Shoals, we are pleased […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 04/13/17 – 04/19/17

April 25, 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.


Car Crash Takes Life Of Jasper Man

April 24, 2017

JASPER-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality from a single car crash on Monday, April 24: “A single-vehicle crash at 4 a.m. today, April 24, has claimed the life of a Jasper man.   Jeffrey R. Murry, 36, was killed when the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving left the roadway and […]


Shoals Area Schools Best for STEM in Alabama

April 24, 2017

THE SHOALS-The global economy continues to grow through technology and innovation and skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are becoming more important as the percentage of jobs requiring these skills is rapidly rising.  Jobs in STEM fields often pay well with an average wage for all STEM occupations nearly double the average […]


UNA’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Presents Recent Economic Impact Study

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development has prepared a report concerning the economic impact of the University of North Alabama on Colbert and Lauderdale counties.   The complete report can be found here:    https://www.una.edu/web/docs/2017%20UNA%20Economic%20Impact%20Final%20Draft.pdf   In addition, we’ve provided an info-graphic below that sums up the key figures! Media […]


Suspect Caught In The Act….Arrested For Burglary And Theft

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Friday, April 21.  the suspect has been charged with Burglary and Theft: ” Joey J. Vaughn was arrested on 04/21/17 after officers responding to an alarm call at Kids Club Child Development Center, 1201 Hermitage Dr, Florence. Officers arrived and noticed […]


Flood Warning Affecting Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

April 24, 2017

LAUDERDALE/COLBERT COUNTIES-The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.  Alabama State Highway 20 is flooded at the underpass below U.S. Highway 43 and 72. “The Flood Warning in Alabama.. Tennessee River at Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River AT Florence. * […]


Galeophobia…..this Word Describes MOST Of Us

April 24, 2017

Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Their body frames are not made up of bones – they are made of cartilage, the tough, fibrous tissue that shapes our noses and ears. Instead of scales shark skins have small tooth-like spikes that are so […]


What is a picture?

April 24, 2017

From the Webster Dictionary: Definition of picture 1: a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography) 2a:  a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something the book gives a detailed picture of what is happening :  a mental image   Recently I wrote an […]


Kittens And Cats A Great Way To Celebrate Spring…Get You One

April 24, 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! Florence Arrest Reports 04/11/17 – 04/18-17

April 24, 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.


More To This Bark …..Or Maybe Less

April 23, 2017

The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog. The bird was discovered by ornithologist Robert S. Ridgley in the Andes in Ecuador in June 1998. Thirty of these long-legged, black-and-white barking birds were found. It apparently had gone undetected because it lives […]


Hunters Reminded Mechanical Turkey Decoys Illegal in Alabama

April 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Online videos depicting the practice of using mechanically manipulated decoys while turkey hunting have prompted several inquiries to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources about the legality of using them in Alabama. Under current law, certain forms of turkey decoys are illegal in the state. Mechanically-manipulated decoys are illegal in Alabama under hunting […]


Reader Riot Book Festival Brings Authors, Book Fun to Florence

April 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is ready to riot, but it just might be the nerdiest riot you’ve ever heard of. That’s because the library, along with a committee of community volunteers, is hosting the Reader Riot, a free two-day book festival featuring dozens of authors, vendors, and activities. The Reader Riot will take place […]