Read with a Ranger at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

August 27, 2016

TUPELO– The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come and enjoy “Big Night for Salamanders” as part of the Read with a Ranger program. The program starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Parkway Visitor Center. Read with a Ranger is a new 45-minute program that is most appropriate […]

New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 08/12/16 – 08/19/16

August 27, 2016

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.

Alabama Youth Dove Hunt Schedule Announced…Online registration now open

August 27, 2016

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that the state’s 16th Annual Youth Dove Hunts have been scheduled for 2016. The north zone hunts begin on September 10. The south zone hunts begin on September 17. For the complete hunt schedule and registration information, visit Although the hunts are free, pre-registration […]

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FLPL News …Book Signings And More

August 27, 2016
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FLORENCE-We have some great events in the coming weeks at FLPL! NOTE *The library and the book drop will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. No items will be due on this day.* Book Talk/Signing: Samuil Book 1 The Distant Lands by Randall Stephens Saturday, August 28, 2:00 pm Local author Randall Stephens […]

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

August 27, 2016

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 […]

A State Of Teal

August 27, 2016

ATHENS-Mayor Ronnie Marks has declared September as Ovarian/Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. In accordance with the need to raise awareness to these types of cancer, their impact on Alabama, the need for research and improved screening tests, and support for women battling these diseases, a major initiative was established to […]

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New! Wayne County Arrest Reports 07/30/16 – 08/25/16

August 27, 2016
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WAYNE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Wayne 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.

Elderly Man Seeks Help By Claiming “This Is A Hold Up”

August 26, 2016

ATHENS-Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement on a robbery call from Region’s Security which proved to be a call for help: “Today about 11:30 the police department received a call of a robbery in progress call from Region’s Security. Officers were dispatched to the Region’s Bank at 1101 HWY 72 East. Dispatchers with our […]

New Citizens take Oath of Allegiance at Natchez Trace ceremony – EVENT PHOTOS

August 26, 2016
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TUPELO – Thursday, the Headquarters facility of the Natchez Trace Parkway was the venue for a naturalization ceremony for new United States Citizens. Part of the National Park Service’s Celebration of 100 years, the ceremony bestowed citizenship on 15 area residents. It was only 1 of 16 such ceremonies being held across the country to celebrate the big […]

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Madison Police Searching For Suspect In Motel 6 Shooting

August 26, 2016

MADISON-The Madison Police received a call early Friday morning, August 26 concerning a shooting that took place at the Motel 6 on Madison Boulevard. A man was shot in the leg at the motel. The shooter escaped in a newer model gray Dodge Charger. The victim according to police is a male in his early […]

Single-Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of Vernon Man

August 26, 2016
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HAMILTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality near Vernon, Alabama on Thursday, August 25: ” A single-vehicle crash at 5:10 p.m. today, Aug. 25, has claimed the life of a Vernon man. Jason Lee Locke, 29, was killed when the 2007 Jeep Wrangler he was driving left the roadway, struck a ditch, and […]

Eat Chocolate….

August 26, 2016

Do you remember your mother telling you not to eat chocolate candy…it will rot your teeth?   Well….A dentist recommending chocolate? Yes, that’s right, you read correctly. Recent studies emerging from Japan, England, and the U.S. support the fact that chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay in the mouth. And here’s […]

Drones Help Inspect Dams

August 26, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicles (a.k.a. drones) are helping to reduce the costs and human risks involved in inspecting TVA facilities and equipment—especially dams. KNOXVILLE, TN— Drone technology is being used across the United States to improve farming, study wildlife, fight wildfires and save lives through search and rescue. Now TVA—always been a leader in deploying technology […]

Madison County One Of Four Receiving Funds To Help Immigrant Victims Of Domestic Violence

August 26, 2016

MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley has awarded $437,231 in grants to a nonprofit agency that provides aid specifically tailored to the needs of domestic violence victims whose families originate from south Asia. The funds will enable AshaKiran Inc. to continue operating a 24-hour crisis line, provide training for staff and volunteers and assist in the continued […]

New! Colbert County D.A. Most Wanted August Part II

August 26, 2016

THE SHOALS– The Colbert County District Attorney’s Office is looking for the following individuals for passing worthless checks.  If anyone has information on the whereabouts of any of these people (Check HERE) please call the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office/ Worthless Check Coordinator at 256.386.8500.

50 Things You Learn By The Time You’re 50

August 26, 2016
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At State Farm, we want to empower you in every stage of your life. We’ve partnered with HuffPost to provide go-to-guides for anyone and everyone embarking on new life ventures. You can find this original article and more in HuffPost Life Handbook, which offers information, tips and advice on everything from becoming a new parent […]

Spirit of Athens and its partners win 5 Main Street awards

August 25, 2016
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ATHENS-The Spirit of Athens, a nationally-accredited Main Street organization, netted five Main Street Alabama awards that highlight partnerships with businesses, other non-profit agencies and local leaders. These type of partnerships have led to more than 4,500 volunteer hours being spent to enrich Downtown Athens since June 2014. At a banquet in Birmingham on Tuesday night, […]

Pepper Spray

August 25, 2016
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    You are walking to your car from work.  It’s dark and of course the street lamps are out.  As you get to your car, a male with a knife steps out into your path with a knife.  He tells you that “he wants your valuables as well as your soul.”  Startled, you start backing […]

Bentley awards grants to support victim services statewide

August 25, 2016

MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $439,187 to help ensure victims of sexual assault have access to free, professional assistance through a network of local agencies. The Alabama Coalition Against Rape is using funds to support services and outreach efforts at its network of 14 crisis centers throughout the state. Services offered by […]


August 25, 2016

Ghost tales abound throughout the South—but did you ever wonder why? Some theorize it’s due to the high frequency of thunderstorms across the region, charging the atmosphere with the electrical energy of lightning and the dampness of rain that allows spirits to manifest as apparitions. Others claim that haunted locations must carry some “bad karma” […]

University of North Alabama Teams up with Northwest-Shoals Community College and Shoals Scholar Dollars

August 25, 2016

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama and Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) are teaming up to provide a new scholarship opportunity in cooperation with the Shoals Scholar Dollars Program. Officials with UNA and NW-SCC have been working on an agreement with Shoals Scholar Dollars representatives that would provide a scholarship for students who plan on transferring […]

Hartselle Police Arrest Suspect In Robbery Of Pharmacy

August 25, 2016
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HARTSELLE-The Hartselle Police Department released a statement concerning a break-in and robbery of a pharmacy on Tuesday, August 23: “On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at approximately 10:30 pm, Hartselle Police Officers were dispatched to Gilchrist Pharmacy, located at 404 Sparkman Street NW Hartselle, AL, for a business alarm. Officers found the drive-through window to be […]

New! Lee County Arrest Reports 07/28/16 – 08/24/16

August 25, 2016
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LEE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lee 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.

Terrance Edwards pleads guilty in Zills, Hall stabbings

August 24, 2016
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HAMILTON  – Terrance Alexander Edwards, 32, Hamilton, will serve life in state prison for the May 2014 stabbing of former Hamilton police officer Eric Zills, as well as 20 years for the assault on another man in the same incident. Edwards plead guilty on June 13 to attempted murder in connection with Zills’ injuries and […]