Ahtens Police Seek Help Of Public In Locating Suspects Wanted In Robbery

December 2, 2016
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ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson has asked for the public’s help in locating suspects who robbed an individual this afternoon, Friday, December 2: “This afternoon about 13:15 the police department received a call that an individual had been robbed at the McDonald’s on US 72 East. When officers arrived they located the male victim on […]

Sheffield And Tuscumbia Kick-Off The Christmas Season With Parades…Photos!

December 2, 2016

SHEFFIELD-North Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield was lined with parade watchers and the feeling of Christmas was in the air during the city’s annual Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1. Event Photos by Dennis Sherer:   The Tuscumbia Christmas Parade helped kick off the holiday season in the city Thursday, December 1. A large crowd turned […]

Officer Involved Shooting In Tuscmbia Turned Over To SBI

December 2, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-An officer-involved shooting that happened this morning, Friday, December 2 resulting in the death of one person that happened around 1:30 a.m. during a traffic stop in front of the Fred’s Discount Store on Woodmont Drive has been turned over to ALEA: “Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a Tuscumbia Police Department officer-involved […]

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Elf On The Shelf….A Christmas Tradition Since 2004

December 2, 2016
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a 2004 children’s picture book, written by Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. The book tells a Christmas-themed story, written in rhyme, that explains how Santa Claus knows who is naughty and who is nice. It describes elves visiting children between […]

New! Marshall County Arrest Report 11/04/16 – 11/30/16

December 2, 2016

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall 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

ADRS Childrens Rehabilitation Services…Ribbon Cutting And Open House

December 2, 2016

MUSCLE SHOALS –ADRS Childrens Rehabilitation Services held a ribbon cutting on November 29 to celebrate their new location.  They also held an open house to show off the new facility.  The Shoals Chamber was on hand to help with the festivities and a great time was had by all. Now a little about ADRS Childrens Rehabilitation […]

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Sunday 12/04 90%
Periods of rain. High near 50F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Monday 12/05 80%
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High around 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
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Tuesday 12/06 40%
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Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 57F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday 12/07 10%
Cloudy. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
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NW-SCC Phi Theta Kappa to hold Honors Forum on Civil Rights

December 2, 2016

RUSSELLVILLE – The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host an Honors Forum: A New Era of Civil Rights: How We Remember the Past, Shapes the Future, December 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville, Ala.   Each year Phi Theta Kappa focuses on a […]

Governor Bentley Announces $17.5 Million Pre-K Grant

December 2, 2016

MONTGOMERY  – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that Alabama has been awarded $17.5 million in Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funds jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. This announcement marks the third year Alabama has been the recipient of these PDG dollars. These highly competitive Preschool Development Grant […]

Athens Kicking Off Month Long Christmas Party

December 1, 2016

ATHENS-December 1 starts a month of holiday celebrations in Athens.  TONIGHT Limestone County Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m., east side of Courthouse Held prior to the Christmas parade. See ornaments made by local schools, enjoy music by the Blue Springs Elementary School Choir, and see Santa, Ms. Merry Christmas, Frosty and Rudolph. […]

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Athens State Accounting Students Tour T&C Plant

December 1, 2016

ATHENS – On November 15 the Athens State University Accounting Club toured T&C Stamping, Inc. in Athens, Alabama. The manufacturing company welcomed the students and accounting faculty into their 96,000-square-foot facility and provided the students with a glimpse into real-world management accounting. Assistant Professor Diann Hammon coordinated with employees at T&C to assure the group […]

New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 11/17/16 – 11/23/16

December 1, 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.

Park Rangers Partner with the Natchez Trace Parkway Association to Increase Bicycle Visibility

December 1, 2016

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway is a beautiful recreation route for both motorists and bicyclists, but the curvy scenic road that makes the Parkway a pleasure to travel can also reduce visibility for both drivers and bicyclists. Parkway staff have partnered with the Natchez Trace Parkway Association to promote bicyclist visibility by distributing free […]

Why Do We Hang Wreaths At Christmas?

December 1, 2016

The wreath is one of the most popular decorations during the Christmas holiday season.   Christmas wreaths have certainly become an important part of modern December holiday traditions, but they actually have a long history of symbolism spanning many different cultures. The wreath has been used symbolically for centuries. Pre-Christian, or Pagan, cultures placed much […]

Brooks Addresses House to Support President-elect Trump’s Assertion of Voter Fraud

December 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) addressed the House floor to support President-elect Trump’s assertion of voter fraud in the most recent election and challenged left-wing media efforts to silence serious discussion on the problem of noncitizens illegally voting in U.S. elections.   Brooks stated, “In January of 2016, the United States Election […]

New! Lee County Arrest Reports 11/16/16 – 11/28/16

December 1, 2016

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

Reliance Bank Christmas Parade is THURSDAY!

November 30, 2016

ATHENS-The Reliance Bank Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Downtown Athens area. Motorists should expect increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic prior to the parade and road closures and delays during the parade. There are over 100 entries, and an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 spectators will be lined up along […]

Governor Bentley Issues Statewide State of Emergency Due to Deadly Storms

November 30, 2016
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MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday issued a State of Emergency following deadly storms Tuesday night and additional severe weather Wednesday. Alabama has experienced severe thunderstorms, hail, straight line winds, and tornadoes causing damage in 12 counties including: Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, and Winston. The storm that […]

NW-SCC to hold planned emergency drills November 30 and December 1

November 30, 2016

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Today, Wednesday, November 30th, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will have a planned emergency situation lockdown drill on the Phil Campbell campus at 9 a.m. for EVERY building.   Another planned emergency situation lockdown drill will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 1st, on the Shoals campus at 9 a.m. for EVERY building. Media Release/Trent […]

Browns Ferry Fined $140,000 For Safety Violations

November 30, 2016

ATHENS-The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited the Tennessee Valley Authority over fire-safety violations at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant, according to NRC and TVA officials. This would be the second time in a month the plant has been cited. Federal regulators levied a  $140,000 fine on the Tennessee Valley Authority for failing to maintain […]

Teen Killed In Auto In Winston County

November 30, 2016
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WINSTON COUNTY–The ALEA reports a traffic fatality on Tuesday, November 29 which resulted in the death of one individual: “A single-vehicle crash at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, has claimed the life of a Houston teen. The teen was killed when the 2005 Chevrolet pickup he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. […]

The Word Christmas

November 30, 2016

The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ,” later shortened to “Christ-Mass.” The even shorter form “Xmas” – first used in Europe in the 1500s – is derived from the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ’s name: Xristos, therefore “X-Mass.” Today we know that Christ was not born on the 25th […]

New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports – 11/18/16 – 11/27/16

November 30, 2016

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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

Athens State Community Band Christmas Concert Announced

November 30, 2016

ATHENS – The Athens State University Community Band, under the direction of Roy Adams, is gearing up for its annual Christmas Concert. The Community Band and is made up of volunteer musicians from a six county area who rehearse on a weekly basis throughout the year. Adams, who also serves as the Director of the […]

The New York Police Department and Glock

November 30, 2016

    As most of you know, I am a retired Police Officer but more than anything, I am a “gun guy.”  I have been fascinated by firearms from a very young age.  I became a Firearms Instructor at the start of my career as a Police Officer and still hold that certification.  I recently […]