The Word Christmas

December 17, 2018

The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ,” later shortened to “Christ-Mass.” The even shorter form “Xmas” – first used in Europe in the 1500s – is derived from the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ’s name: Xristos, therefore “X-Mass.” – (Mass, religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 12/04/18 – 12/11/18

December 17, 2018

FLORENCE-Booking Photos from Florence Police (CLICK 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 as a public service.


The Z Presents ‘The Glass Menagerie’ January 10 – 13

December 17, 2018

FLORENCE-On January 10-12 at 7:30 pm and Jan 13 at 2 pm, The Z (416 N. Court St., Florence) will present the classic Tennesse Williams drama, The Glass Menagerie, giving you a look back to 1937 through the memory of Tom Wingfield. It examines the family relationship between him, and his mother, Amanda,a fading Southern belle. […]


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“Ultimate Sacrifices – Bringing Forgotten Soldiers’ Stories to Life”

December 17, 2018

 THE SHOALS-There are many silent stories resting in our cemeteries of military men and women that served with distinction and whose forgotten stories need to be brought to life in remembrance that freedom is not free. It comes at a cost to family, friends, community and the nation. “Ultimate Sacrifices – Bringing Forgotten Soldiers’ Stories […]


Youth Trapping Workshops

December 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-There are still a few openings for the youth trapping workshops offered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The workshops are free, but registration is required.  Youth Trapping Workshops Recommended for ages 7 and up. Ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and up are not required to have an adult present, but […]


Safety Coffins…A Thing Of The Past

December 16, 2018

 The Victorian era was prime time for taphophobics…those afflicted with a fear of being buried alive. At the time, medical technology had progressed far enough for doctors to realize that they may have been putting people in the ground prematurely an act known as vivisepulture…but not far enough to definitively declare death. Thus the advent […]


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Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Areas of patchy fog early. Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Tuesday 12/18 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/19 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 12/20 70%
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Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 56F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Friday 12/21 60%
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Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 43F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 11/08/18 – 12/14/18

December 16, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police (CLICK 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 as a public service.


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 11/29/18 – 12/07/18

December 16, 2018

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.


University of North Alabama and Alabama Community College System Team up with Learning Agreement for Nursing Programs

December 16, 2018

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) are forging a partnership, with nursing students and Alabama reaping the rewards.   Officials with UNA and the ACCS signed a system-wide learning agreement for Nursing, and more specifically the online RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs in the Anderson College of Nursing and […]


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Whales….Will They Be Here In The Future?

December 15, 2018

The vastness of the ocean and the wanderlust of whales prevent biologists from getting a clear idea of how many are out there, but they can guess well enough to at least know the following 10 whales are in dire straits. This list isn’t comprehensive, but the five baleen and five toothed whales included are […]


New! North Alabama Medical Center Births 12/04/18 – 12/08/18

December 15, 2018

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


Governor Ivey Launches Year of Alabama Bicentennial

December 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey launched the year of Alabama’s bicentennial at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, saying it will be a year to celebrate and educate. “We have an opportunity in front of us, and just as Alabamians have done for the past 199 years, we will make the most of that opportunity,” Governor Ivey […]


NWTF Donates More Than $166,000 for Wildlife Management

December 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently allocated $166,175 in Hunting Heritage Super Funds for wild turkey projects in Alabama. Of that total, $80,821 was donated to the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) to fund projects including wildlife habitat management and the publication of the annual wild turkey […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports11/20/18 – 11/30/18

December 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff (CLICK 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 as a public service.


Public Announcement – Target/Sam’s Club Connection is now open!

December 14, 2018

 FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt is pleased to announce that the connection between the section of the road bounded by the Target Shopping Center and Sam’s Club Shopping Center has been opened. Traffic is able to pass between the two shopping centers without going to the Cox Creek Parkway intersection. When the weather warms, they will place […]


Was Saturnalia co opted by the Romans to become Christmas? Could be…

December 14, 2018

It was a public holiday celebrated around December 25th in the family home. A time for feasting, goodwill, generosity to the poor, the exchange of gifts and the decoration of trees. But it wasn’t Christmas. This was Saturnalia, the ancient pagan Roman winter solstice festival. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The origin of the Christmas holiday has […]


Alabama Career Center System to Host Emergency Meetings for Virginia College Students and Employees

December 14, 2018

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Career Center System, in cooperation with the Alabama Community College System, AIDT, the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE), and the Rapid Response Team (part of the Dislocated Worker Unit at the Alabama Department of Commerce) is hosting emergency information sessions for students and employees who have been impacted […]


An Exclusive QCDNews Interview: Dani Jordyn

December 14, 2018

This article is the next installment in the interview series to let fans into the world of Professional Wrestling.  I interviewed “White Lightning” Tim Horner first and then followed that interview with one with “Mr. Olympia” Jerry Stubbs.  Both interviews can be found at the links below: Jerry Stubbs: http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=449543 Tim Horner: http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=438962 I met […]


Governor Ivey Awards $3.1 Million to Assist Low-Income Residents

December 14, 2018

 MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the award of grants totaling $3.1 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life. The Community Services Block Grants will enable 20 community action agencies throughout the state to help low-income residents achieve self-sufficiency and address barriers to success through […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 11/21/18 – 12/12/18

December 14, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff (CLICK 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 as a public service.


University of North Alabama Sees Immediate Student Success with “Finish in Four” and New Winter Session

December 14, 2018

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama are celebrating thanks to larger than expected Winter Session enrollment numbers and overwhelming student response. Initially expected to bring in 250-300 students, the University’s inaugural Winter Session’s enrollment is currently more than 750 students. Dr. Ross Alexander, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, said the University […]


Vinemont Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident

December 13, 2018

CULLMAN COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report a single vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, December 12 that has claimed the life of a Vinemont man: “A single-vehicle crash at 1:45 p.m. today, December 12, has claimed the life of a Vinemont man. David Anthony Smith, 54, was killed when the 2000 Dodge Durango he was driving […]


A Christmas Carol….But Did You Know

December 13, 2018

 Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ written on December 19, 1843 is 175 years old.  We read it today…celebrate it with Christmas Dinners and Tiny Tim look-alikes.  But did you know…..   Dickens was inspired to write A Christmas Carol in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum […]


Shoals Students Take Home South’s Regional BEST Robotics Awards

December 13, 2018

AUBURN – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Shoals-area winners from the South’s BEST Robotics Championship held December 1-2 at Auburn University. Sixty teams spanning five states participated and five represented the NW Alabama BEST Robotics region. These teams included Creekside Academy, Brooks High School, Covenant Christian School, Phillips High School […]