Limestone County Man Dead After Driving Lawnmower Into Tennessee River

July 19, 2018

LIMESTONE COUNTY-On Thursday, July 19 the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department confirm the death of a man on Douglas Drive. It appears that a 75-year-old man was mowing grass on Douglas Drive in Limestone County as he was mowing he drove his lawnmower into the Tennessee River and has drowned. His body and the riding lawnmower […]


Black Bart…Poet Robber

July 19, 2018

Often called Charley by his friends, he was also known asCharles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit with a reputation for style and sophistication, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s. Black Barts stage […]


TEDxWilsonPark Announces Speaker Lineup and Ticket Application Dates

July 19, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with TEDxWilsonPark have announced a speaker lineup for the Sept. 8 event that is sure to please!   The event, focused on Making Change, will welcome a wide-range of local speakers and speakers from across the country, including teachers, musicians, TV execs and much more!   A full list of the speakers […]


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Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

July 19, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Add Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan and St. Clair counties to the growing list of black bear sightings in Alabama in 2018. In recent years, bears have also been recorded in Chambers, Elmore, Jefferson, Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties. These recent sightings are more evidence of the state’s expanding black bear population. Biologists from the Alabama […]


TVA Invites Public Input on Proposed Updates to Natural Resource Plan

July 19, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to get involved in updating its 2011 Natural Resource Plan, which guides how TVA manages public lands and waters in its seven-state service area. The 2011 plan organized TVA’s work into six resource areas, but did not include all of TVA’s Natural Resource efforts. […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/09/18 – 07/16/18

July 19, 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 public service.


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Friday 07/20 20%
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Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 93F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 07/21 20%
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Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday 07/22 50%
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Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Monday 07/23 20%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 07/24 50%
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Cloudy with showers. Thunder possible. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Pet Of The Week….Summer Dog Days And A Couple Of Cute Kittens

July 19, 2018

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!


Stutts trounces Lolley in Republican Primary runoff – On to the General Election in November

July 18, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY – Incumbent State Senator Larry Stutts (R) won a resounding runoff victory against Steve Lolley in Tuesday’s runoff election. At stake was the opportunity to meet State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D) in November’s General Election. Stutts, who is serving his first term as State Senator, soundly defeated political neophyte Steve Lolley with […]


Guntersville Police Make Arrest In Triple Homicide

July 18, 2018

GUNTERSVILLE-A homeless man, formerly a resident of Franklin County was charged with four counts of capital murder on Tuesday, July 17 by the Guntersville Police Department . Guntersville police began an investigation on Friday after two bodies were reported in a home on Mulberry Street in the Mill Village area. During the investigation, two more […]


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Total Lunar Eclipse Coming…Longest Of The Century

July 18, 2018

The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America on July 27-28. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century.  Sadly this eclipse will not be visibale in North Alabama. Total lunar eclipses are also sometimes called Blood Moons because of […]


Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Now Open

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is now accepting entries through October 31, 2018. The contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama. […]


ADEM Recognizes Energy Efficiency Efforts

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have recognized a dozen wastewater utilities for their efforts to improve overall utility operations, conserve energy, and save money. ADEM Director Lance LeFleur and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell presented the awards in May in Prattville as part of the Alabama Wastewater Energy Management Initiative. The public […]


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 06/30/18 – 07/16/18

July 18, 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 public service.


Urban Wildlife Seminar August 9 in Huntsville

July 18, 2018

HUNTSVILLE-The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is conducting an Understanding Urban Wildlife seminar on August 9 at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge in Huntsville. Participants will discover how to solve common wildlife dilemmas, prevent negative situations, and how to encourage desired wildlife species. The workshop is free and will begin at 5:45 p.m. See agenda below. For more […]


Samuel Adams … More Than Just A Great Brew

July 17, 2018

You may know lots of facts about Ben Franklin and George Washington…but what about the man who was the real voice behind it all? Samuel Adams is more than just a brewery with phenomenal seasonal brews! Samuel Adams has been referred to as the “Father of America.” The revolutionary spirit ran in the family.  His father was one […]


Governor Ivey Announces Carpenter Technology Corporation Plans for Alabama Emerging Technology Center

July 17, 2018

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corporation at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive manufacturing (AM) technology development, with future investments slated for soft magnetics and meltless titanium […]


Apply Now for Special Opportunity Deer Hunts

July 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The application period for Alabama’s Special Opportunity Area (SOA) deer hunts is now underway through August 21, 2018. Both archery and gun hunts are available, and hunters will be selected in a random draw process. You must be 16 years or older to apply for an SOA hunt. Each drawn hunter will be assigned a 300- […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 07/06/18 – 07/13/18

July 17, 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.


5 Ways to Bump Up Your Plastic Recycling

July 17, 2018

Plastic drinking straws, to-go coffee cups, water bottles: It’s hard to go a day escaping plastic. But plastic recycling? Turns out, we’re not doing enough of it. Since 1950, only 9 percent of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced have been recycled. The rest? It ends up where we don’t want it: landfills and oceans, […]


Advance Auto Parts on Cloverdale Road Celebrates Re-Opening with Open House and Chamber Ribbon Cutting

July 17, 2018

FLORENCE-When Advance Auto Parts on Cloverdale Road was demolished during a storm last year, the team was devastated. It took a lot of hard work to get back up and running, but now they’re back in their original location and ready to serve the Shoals! Congratulations to Eric Green and his team for all the hard getting […]


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, […]


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. […]