Blessing for Johnny: A Benefit For Johnny Collier

May 21, 2018

On May 19th, 2018, I attend a Benefit for Johnny Collier at the 72 Roadhouse in Rogersville.  Most of you know that Johnny is a musician.  He has played all over the United States and entertained us with his unique blend of Country, Rock & Roll and Blues.  Recently though, Johnny has had some serious […]


Arts Alive 2018 – EVENT PHOTOS

May 21, 2018

FLORENCE – The weather was beautiful for Florence’s annual Arts Alive Festival. And the large number of visitors strolling through the artwork exhibits proved it. This year there were many new artisans showing off their works. There was something for everybody! The event is held every Spring at beautiful Wilson Park in Downtown. Visitors come […]


Wojtek: A Bear That Served in World War II

May 21, 2018

It may seem weird but this interesting fact is totally true that a bear served as soldier in Polish army during World War II. In 1942, a girl donated a bear cub to the Polish Army that she got from an Iranian boy. Polish soldiers took care of this bear cub and fed it milk […]


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BOLO For Escaped Inmate From Marion County

May 21, 2018

MARION COUNTY-The Marion County Sheriff’s Department issued a BOLO on Monday, May 21 for an inmate who has escaped from the county jail:  If anyone has information they are asked to call local law enforcement or the Marion County Sheriff’s Office:  “May 21, 2018 At approximately 1245 AM on today’s date, Thomas Joe Green escaped […]


Aderholt Announces Hospital in Winfield to Remain Open

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Wednesday, May 16 Congressman Robert Aderholt announces that Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama has been sold to new owners.  This news comes after the Congressman worked with USDA to allow the sale of the hospital in an effort to support the health needs of this rural community. The Winfield Healthcare Authority […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 05/08/18 – 05/15/18

May 21, 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 public service.


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Shoals Chamber Welcomes Applicants for 30th Leadership Shoals Class

May 21, 2018

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 30th class of Leadership Shoals. Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 9 at 4:00 PM. Leadership Shoals is a program offered through the Shoals Chamber of Commerce. It has been in existence for three decades and has seen nearly 600 […]


Free Fishing Day is June 9

May 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY-On Saturday, June 9, 2018, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 2-10. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding […]


Lucy in the Sky….Worlds Largest Diamond….Really

May 20, 2018

The star, named “Lucy” after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” is estimated to be 2,500 miles across and weighs approximately 10 billion-trillion-trillion-carats – a one, followed by 34 zeros. The largest diamond known to man. Cosmic man….really! The diamond is actually the crystallized interior of a white dwarf – or the […]


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New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 04/17/18 – 05/06/18

May 20, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-Booking Photos from Colbert 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 public service.


NW-SCC awarded $500,000 grant for 2018-2019 Youth Success Program

May 20, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – The Youth Success Program (YSP) at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been funded $500,000 for 2018-2019 by the Governor’s Local Workforce Areas (GLWA). The grant award includes a $32,000 increase over the 2017-2018 program year. The budget increase will allow the program to serve at least 125 out-of-school youth […]


Registration for 2018 Alligator Hunts Opens June 5 Alabama issuing 260 tags in four hunting zones

May 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s 13th annual regulated alligator hunts on June 5 at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m., July 11. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among four hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession […]


Local Music & Makers Day Features Artists, Arthur Alexander Tribute and Muscle Shoals Music

May 20, 2018

FLORENCE – Florence is celebrating it’s Bicentennial throughout 2018 with events being held each month to commemorate 200 years of being a city.  Each month has a specific theme with May celebrating the arts. As a way to feature our many talented artisans, Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area are hosting the […]


Alabama recognizes National EMS Week

May 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris invite Alabamians to recognize and celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, observed this year on May 21–25. May 2018 marks the 44th annual National EMS Week initially authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974.   The annual national event pays tribute to […]


Aderholt Statement on CJS 2019 Funding

May 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, May 17 Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science 2019 funding bill. “This CJS funding bill we have put together addresses the needs of NASA, our border security and helping to protect rural American towns from gang violence. […]


Alabama Wage and Salary Employment at Ten-Year High

May 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Alabama’s wage and salary employment measured 2,039,200 in March, the highest since December 2007. Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 24,600, with gains in the professional and business services sector (+7,700), the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,700), and the construction sector (+3,400), among others. Wage and […]


It’s A Weird Bird For Sure

May 19, 2018

Birds should never be taken for granted, and closer observation reveals just how odd they really are. Among birds we find some of the most surprising, weird, or even human-like traits in the animal kingdom. Here are five very weird birds: The bassian thrush actually directs a stream of flatulence toward the site of a worm find. […]


Should you be tested for hepatitis? May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day

May 19, 2018

MONTGOMERY-May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected. Hepatitis Testing Day is an opportunity to remind primary care providers and the public who should be tested for viral hepatitis. The Alabama […]


1st years Dental Advice from SRD on 5th

May 19, 2018

Time to take your little one to the dentist for the very first time it can be a good experience…SRD on 5th gives you a few tips to make the experience a good one. When should I schedule my child’s first visit to the dentist? Our dentists at SRD on 5th recommend that you make […]


Athens Police Memorial for End of Watch for Limestone County

May 19, 2018

ATHENS-On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. the Athens Police Department paid tribute to those who fell for this community.   As part of National Police Week, the department hosted the annual Athens Police Memorial. Thursday’s short ceremony included reading the names and bios of those on the End of Watch List. The Athens Police […]


How TVA Changed Lives

May 19, 2018

Watch as centenarian and early TVA employee, Halie Forstner, 107, recalls how TVA changed lives and spread prosperity to one of the poorest places in the nation. What a story she has to tell! TENNESSEE VALLEY-Sitting in her recliner Halie Forstner, 107, of Chattanooga, Tenn., can tell you history’s great stories of both triumph and […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 04/17/18 – 05/08/18

May 19, 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.


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 05/11/18 – 05/18/18

May 19, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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 public service.


COMING SOON!! Cypress Creek Public Access Area

May 18, 2018

FLORENCE– Mayor Steve Holt is pleased to announce that the City of Florence has begun the process to develop an area at the corner of Jackson Road and Cox Creek Parkway for a public access and nature area along Cypress Creek and Cox Creek for the recreation and enjoyment for all. The multi-phased project will […]