Shoals Culinary Complex Featured by the Alabama Department of Commerce for Innovation

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently featured on the Alabama Department of Commerce website with a story highlighting their culinary incubator program.  The Shoals Culinary Complex, located in Florence at the former Burrell-Slater School, offers clients a fully equipped commercial kitchen at reasonable hourly rates.  The facility is currently being used for the production of a […]


Shoals Alabama Launchpad Event Grants Support to All Five Finalists

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE – All five finalists from the Shoals Alabama Launchpad Challenge walked away with a large check Tuesday night to help push their projects forward.  The competition judges were tasked with the disbursement of up to $100,000 in funding to the groups that had been gleaned down from eight competitors during the preliminary presentations in January. […]


Congressman Aderholt Introduces Resolution to Name the First Variant of the New SLS Launch System as the Cernan 1 Rocket

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)  introduced a resolution in the United States House of Representatives to name the first variant of the new Space Launch System (SLS) as the Cernan 1 rocket.   “While astronaut Gene Cernan is often referred to as the ‘last person to walk on the moon,’ he was quick […]


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New! ECM Hospital Births 02/13/17 – 02/17/17

February 23, 2017

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


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 02/10/17 – 02/17/17

February 23, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos fromLauderdale 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.


Fifth Grade Student From Vestivia Hills Elementary Wins Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest

February 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Ella Stephens, a fifth grade student at Vestavia Hills Elementary School, in Vestavia Hills, has won the state’s 2017 Arbor Day State Poster Contest. She will be presented with $50, a one-year Alabama Urban Forestry Association membership and other prizes for her winning poster, designed around the contest theme “Trees Are Terrific…and Forests Are Too!” […]


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Friday 02/24 40%
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Sunshine this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Record high temperatures expected. High 79F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Saturday 02/25 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 51F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday 02/26 0%
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Generally sunny. High 59F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 02/27 90%
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Thundershowers following a period of rain early. High 61F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Tuesday 02/28 20%
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Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 76F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Seven Alien ‘Earths’ Found Orbiting Nearby Star

February 23, 2017

Seven rocky planets orbiting a nearby star may be roughly the size of Earth and could even be right for water—and maybe life.  The Earth-size worlds orbit a star just 39 light-years away, and most may have the right conditions to host liquid water on their surfaces. The planets, which circle a star called TRAPPIST-1 […]


University of North Alabama to Welcome Freshman Class of 2018 to Campus

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama will host a special visit day targeting high school juniors.  UNA’s “Class of 2018 Visit Day” will take place March 18, in various locations on campus.   A schedule of the day’s events is below:   8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Check-In and Student Services Browse Fair 9:30 a.m. – […]


NW-SCC welding students can now fast-track to journeymen certification

February 22, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) welding students’ path to journeymen certification got a little bit easier Tuesday through an articulation agreement with the United Association’s (UA) apprenticeship program. The agreement with the UA of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians is a tremendous development for welding students who have completed their associate degree requirements. […]


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Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

February 22, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 28 creating the Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force. The Task Force will review the state portion of taxes related to groceries and essential food products and recommend to the Governor and the Legislature changes that ensure a fair and equitable tax structure while encouraging a […]


Fat Tuesday Heralds Arrival of HER-A-CRANES

February 22, 2017

  ATHENS-HER-A-CRANES are in the forecast in Athens for Fat Tuesday. That is when art students in a sculpture class at Athens State University will debut their creations in Downtown Athens for the annual Mardi Gras Street Fair. Art professor Gail Bergeron said the all-female class created crane costumes, one with at a least a […]


Activist Jane Elliott to Speak at the University of North Alabama

February 22, 2017

FLORENCE –Anti-racism activist, educator and feminist, Jane Elliott will speak at the University of North Alabama, Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m.   UNA’s Programming Council’s Culture and Education committee is hosting the event, which will mark the first time Elliott has held a speaking engagement in the state of Alabama.   Elliott is best known […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 02/08/17 – 02/20/17

February 22, 2017

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Adopt A Pet Today….You Will Be Glad You Did

February 22, 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!


Damages

February 22, 2017

A few weeks ago we discussed why an injured person might sue someone when they were injured because that person broke a rule or was careless and caused injury.   The next week we talked about why that person might not be responsible.  Examples of defenses are if the person injured was also breaking a […]


Can you guess the nickname of the 100-percent-female lizard species?

February 22, 2017

There’s a species of lizards that are 100 percent females and they’re nicknamed the Lesbian Lizards! The New Mexico whiptail is a species of lizard found in the southern United States in New Mexico and Arizona, and in northern Mexico in Chihuahua. It is the official state reptile of New Mexico. It is one of […]


Vehicle/Pedestrian Fatality in NW Madison County

February 21, 2017

MADISON COUNTY-Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning released a statement concerning a deceased man found on Tuesday, February 21: “Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on February 18, 2017 at approximately 2:30 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Stateline Rd East of Macedonia Rd in the Northwest area of Madison County in reference to […]


A high school teacher gets fired in 1960 for assigning what book?

February 21, 2017

In 1960, a teacher was fired for assigning the novel The Catcher in the Rye to his class. Unfortunately the 11th Grade English teacher’s name has mostly escaped from history. The teacher was eventually reinstated, however the 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger was removed from the school library. As many a high-schooler knows, Catcher in […]


Everyone needs a sweet lap cat….FLAS has what you need!

February 21, 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.


Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission seeking projects that will benefit Athens

February 21, 2017

ATHENS-High school students are interested in what volunteers can do to benefit the City of Athens and are ready to give away money to those who have a worthy project.   Mayor Ronnie Marks is serving on the grant review board for Dekko Foundation and received $2,000 from Dekko for the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission. […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/13/17 – 02/19/17

February 21, 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.


University of North Alabama to Host Rocketry Competition in March and ROV Competition in April

February 21, 2017

FLORENCE  – The University of North Alabama will host the UNA Rocketry competition, March 25, weather permitting.   Presentations will take place at 9 a.m., at Russellville Middle School, 765 Summit St. Russellville.  The rocket launches will start at 10:30 a.m., 500 yards south of the NW Alabama Livestock Auction on HWY 243 in Russellville.   […]


Five Teams Compete for Share of $100K at Shoals Alabama Launchpad Finale Tomorrow

February 20, 2017

TUSCUMBIA– Five local startups will compete on Tuesday, February 21st for a share of $100,000 in funds at the Shoals Alabama Launchpad startup competition. The Finale, located at Gas Design Center on 6th Street in Tuscumbia, will begin at 4:00 PM with winners announced at 7:30 PM.   Eight innovative teams went through a rigorous […]


Florence Police Arrest Two In Sunday Robbery

February 20, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the robbery of an 83-year-old man on Sunday, February 19: ” Jessica Long and Jacob Ryan-  Long and Ryan were arrested and charged with armed robbery following a Sunday morning incident in Indian Springs. Police were contacted after an 83-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while walking in […]