Tuscumbia 2nd Saturday featured Tomato Sandwich Day at the Coberty County Courthouse – EVENT PHOTOS

July 16, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia held their Second Saturday event downtown on Saturday, July 14 and while this fun event was in full swing downtown up by the Courthouse Square the Colbert County Extension held a Tomato Sandwich Day event in honor of national Tomato Sandwich day. Everyone enjoyed a good old white bread, mayo and homegrown Alabama tomatoes […]


BAE Systems to Create New Jobs with Alabama Expansion in Huntsville

July 16, 2018

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of the Farnborough International Airshow near London today, BAE Systems revealed the $45.5 million […]


Whooping Cranes…Rare but Numbers Improving

July 16, 2018

Whooping cranes are migratory birds. They live in one place in summer and another place in winter. Migration is the repeated, seasonal journey in response to changing food availability. Cranes migrate by day, following landmarks they’ve memorized. They weigh between  14-17 pounds and have a wingspan of  7-8 feet.  Whoopers eat crabs, shrimp, other aquatic animals and plants, […]


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Tennessee Valley Strummers W.C. Handy Music Festival Performance

July 16, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence Lauderdale Tourism and Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host the Tennessee Valley Strummers during the W.C. Handy Music Festival on July 20 from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm.  The free event will be held in the Visitor Center located in McFarland Park. The group plays at the center the third Friday of each month. […]


Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

July 16, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 07/03/18 – 07/10/18

July 16, 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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Primary Election Set For Tuesday, July 17

July 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY – On July 17, 2018, voters will return to the polls to make a final selection for the candidates they want to represent the Republican or Democrat party in the November General Election which will be held November 6, 2018.As a result of legislation passed in the  2017 Session of the State Legislature sponsored […]


Earthquakes…Did You Know?

July 15, 2018

Earthquakes can be scary. They cause widespread death and destruction, and make you realise that mankind may consider itself to be highly developed, but Nature always has the upper hand. Just a few facts about earthquakes…just to shake you up: Each year, about 20,000 earthquakes are recorded by The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) around the world. […]


Marriott Shoals Hosting Handy Fest Concerts July 24-27

July 15, 2018

FLORENCE-Hot sounds and cool indoor temps are the perfect setting for this year’s Handy Fest. The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa will host four performances during this year’s festival.  Bishop Gunn will play songs from their Natchez album (the first recorded at the renovated Muscle Shoals Sound Studio) , The Lamont Leaders Band will play […]


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The Shoals Community Theatre 2018-2019 Season

July 15, 2018

FLORENCE-The 2018-2019 Season is upon us! We had a fantastic Patron’s Party on July 12th where we revealed the lineup for this season! Tickets are now available for these productions online and by calling/visiting the box office during regular business hours! Take a view minutes to browse the season lineup below and purchase your tickets […]


Forever Wild Board Meets in Decatur on August 9

July 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its third quarterly meeting onAugust 9, 2018, at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3121 Visitors Center Rd., Decatur, Ala., 35603. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.  At this meeting, updates on Forever Wild program activities and tract assessments will be presented. […]


New! Dekalb County Arrest Reports 06/27/18 – 07/11/18

July 15, 2018

DEKALB COUNTY-Booking Photos from Dekalb 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.


Congressman Robert Aderholt Offers Amendment to Aid Children and Families in Adoption and Foster Care Services

July 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment the Congressman introduced to prevent government religious discrimination regarding child welfare agencies on Wednesday, July 11. “The amendment I offered today (Wednesday) and which was approved by the House Appropriations Committee, will address two serious problems currently facing our nation.  First, […]


 Urgent Team Opens New Location In Florence

July 14, 2018

FLORENCE-On Wednesday, July 11 Urgent Team celebrated the opening of a new Florence location at 202 Cox Creek Parkway.  They held an open house and served refreshments and with the help of the Shoals Chamber celebrated the event with a ribbon cutting.  The newest location is located at 202 Cox Creek Parkway in Florence. Now a […]


UNA Summer Theatre presents ‘Hairspray! The Broadway Musical’

July 14, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore for Hairspray! The Broadway Musical. Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she wins an audition for the […]


Ingenuity Wins

July 14, 2018

MURFREESBORO-What do you do when your mission is to keep the lights on, but a 1930s substation that provides power to approximately 1,000 people must be out of service for several months? If you are electrician Jonathan McCullough or line foreman Roy Arms, you get creative. Ingenuity was required to meet the unique challenge of […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 06/21/18 – 07/11/18

July 14, 2018

ETOWAH COUNTY-Booking Photos from Etowah 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.


New Discoveries….Three New Peacock Spiders

July 14, 2018

With its brilliant blue mask and flashy dance moves, a newly named species of peacock spider looks like it’s ready for a night on the town. Peacock spiders, which sport a dizzying palette of blues, yellows, reds, and more, have coloring as elaborate as birds of paradise.   When a peacock spider female is near, a male […]


Tyrannosaurus Rex … Did You Know?

July 13, 2018

One of the most  famous and well known  dinosaurs that ever lived… Tyrannosaurus, the giant carnivore that roamed North America 66 million years ago.  Thanks to endless appearances in popular culture, as well as many children’s books, everyone is familiar with the giant head and small arms of the largest tyrannosaurs, but there are also major […]


Summer Solos To Feature Up-And-Coming Artists During the W.C. Handy Music Festival

July 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will present three Summer Solos during the W.C. Handy Music Festival.  The entertainment will feature solo shows by up-and-coming artists La’Qua Hill, Tosha Hill, and Daniel Green. Each performance is free to the public and will be held in the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Gallery.   La’Qua […]


University of North Alabama Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer

July 13, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is offering an exciting new opportunity for former UNA students who have 60 hours or fewer remaining to complete their undergraduate degree. Students may receive up to $1,200 in scholarship funds toward tuition by enrolling for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship can be applied to each continuous semester that the student […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 07/06/18 – 07/11/18

July 13, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Hot Jazz And Birthday Fun In July At FLPL

July 13, 2018

FLORENCE-July is going to be HOT at FLPL..there will be book making, Jazz, King Kong, Poetry and Happy Birthday Harry.  Mark your calendars and do not miss one of these educational and fun events. “Our House” Bookmaking Program Saturday, July 14, 1:00-3:00 pm Want to tell the story of your home in a cool scrap […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers Utilize Unmarked Vehicles

July 13, 2018

MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, and TENNESSEE – Drivers beware. Rangers will now be using unmarked vehicles to patrol the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway). After a six month pilot program showed a dramatic increase in the number of traffic stops for distracted and aggressive driving, the decision was made to order additional unmarked units. The order includes both typical […]