Handy Festival Tour… Tuesday Edition – EVENT PHOTOS

July 27, 2016
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SHEFFIELD & FLORENCE – The Quad-Cities Daily photo tour of selected events at the W.C. Handy Music Festival continued Tuesday evening. On the schedule were 3 venues. First up was Discount Dan’s in Sheffield. Area favorites, The Wildwood Ruminators put on a great show of their folksy and soulful music repertoire. Indeed the band performed a couple […]


Governor Bentley Makes Major Special Session Announcement-VIDEO

July 27, 2016
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MONTGOMERY — Governor Bentley on Wednesday announced his plans for a future special session. Media Release/Office of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley


How do I get a doctor in my on the job injury case when my employer denies that I even had an injury?

July 27, 2016
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Q: How do I get a doctor in my on the job injury case when my employer denies that I even had an injury at work but I did. Randy Killen, AL A: For most of the 30 years that I’ve handled workers compensation cases representing injured workers, we could file a motion with the […]


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Spider Fighting….A Real Sport

July 27, 2016
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In the Philippines, Japan, Singapore and prisons in Florida, people have spiders fight one another for sport; it’s like a form of high stakes Pokémon. Using spiders that are native to the area, like female orb-weavers in the Philippines or male thiania bhamoensis spiders in Singapore, people will have the spiders fight for sport. The […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/16/16 – 07/24/16

July 27, 2016
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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.


The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Now Taking Submissions for March 2017 Event

July 27, 2016
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FLORENCE – Submissions for the 2017 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival are now open.  The Lindsey Film Festival will hold its 20th annual event March 2-4, at the University of North Alabama in Florence. Filmmakers and screenwriters can submit their work for consideration at Film Freeway, https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GeorgeLindseyUNAFilmFestival.  The cost for submission is $5 per film or […]


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Decatur Police Arrest Suspect For Passing $100.00 Counterfeit Bills

July 27, 2016
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DECATUR-The Decatur Police have been working an ongoing case of a woman passing counterfeit $100.00 bills. Decatur Police have issued a statement on an arrest in the case: “On May 23rd, 2016, at approximately 5:30pm, a black female entered the Waffle House restaurant, located at 710 6th Ave NE. She requested change for a $100.00 […]


Pet Of The Week…Dogs And A Big Ole Cat

July 27, 2016
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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!


Marriott Shoals Conference Center presents “Hot Rock with a Cool Vibe” – EVENT PHOTOS

July 26, 2016
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FLORENCE – With the outside air temperature hovering in the high 90’s, the Marriott Conference Center is a wonderful alternative to the great outdoors. The most difficult part of getting there to hear tunes from The Fiddleworms and the sensational new band, Bishop Gunn, was walking from your air conditioned vehicle. But once inside, you were immediately given the […]


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Two One-Pot Meth Labs And Other Drug Related Items Found In Morgan County Home…Suspect Arrested And Charged

July 26, 2016
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EVA-Morgan County Drug Task Force received a search warrant after officers investigating another incident observed what appeared to be a drug operation at 14 Bethel Church Road in Eva, AL.  Sheriff Ana Franklin issued this statement: “Agents with the Morgan County Drug Task Force obtained and executed a search warrant on 14 Bethel Church Rd. […]


Sheffield celebrates Handy with Sunset Serenade – EVENT PHOTOS

July 26, 2016
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SHEFFIELD – Every year’s Sunset Serenade at Riverfront Park is great. Great music along the shore of the Tennessee River. The show Monday night featured oldies band, Rewind. They were great! The Quad-Cities Daily photographers had a fun time hanging out at the gathering, taking EVENT PHOTOS.


Blue Light Vigil: A Great Event

July 26, 2016
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On July 23rd, 2016, at 8:30 PM at the Cowboy Church located in Leighton, Alabama, A special event took place.  It was an event where men and women, black or white, big or small came together for one cause.  This event was the Blue Light Vigil.  Everyone came to pay their respects to the fallen […]


Handy Fest Monday night fun on Court Street – PHOTOS

July 26, 2016
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FLORENCE – Our friends over at On The Rocks and The Pie Factory provided a double-decker of entertainment Monday night. With the outside air temperature hovering in the 90’s well after dusk, the cool refreshments and great music ensured a packed house at both venues. Music was provided by Drumb & Drumber at The Pie Factory… And Grammy winner, Gary […]


Lawmaker, state auditor file bi-partisan suit to halt Bentley administration spending of BP funds

July 26, 2016
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MONTGOMERY– A civil suit was filed Monday seeking to halt the Bentley administration from spending BP funds without legislative approval. State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (Dem. – Franklin County) and State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) are asking a Montgomery County Circuit to issue a declaratory judgment that Bentley’s spending BP funds be declared unconstitutional and enjoin […]


Starting August 1, applicants for certain licenses or permits must demonstrate U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.

July 26, 2016
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MONTGOMERY-The Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act  requires every person or sole proprietorship applying for certain licenses or permits to either demonstrate U.S. citizenship, or, if the person is an alien, to prove lawful presence in this country. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently became authorized to use the federal government’s Systematic […]


The Quietest Place On Earth….Cell Phones Are Banned

July 26, 2016
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Most of us probably think that not being able to own a cell phone would be torturous, but for the citizens of this small town, it’s actually illegal. It’s illegal to own an electromagnetic device in this small town in Green Bank, West Virginia. The tiny town, with a populaion of 143 people, all of […]


‘Preserving The Past For The Future: Tales Of The Old Railroad Bridge’ At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism August 6

July 26, 2016
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THE SHOALS-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism is pleased to bring The Old Railroad Bridge Company president Dave Reasons and Board Secretary James Bedsole for a presentation called “Preserving the Past for the Future: Tales of the Old Railroad Bridge.” The program will be held in the Gallery at the Visitor Center in McFarland Park in Florence on Saturday, […]


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 06/01/16 – 06/27/16

July 26, 2016
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SHEFFIELD-New Booking Photos from Sheffield Police  (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 Announces Honorary Degree for Music Icon Rick Hall

July 26, 2016
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FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama announced this weekend that music icon Rick Hall will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from UNA. Hall is a legendary music producer known for founding FAME studios; he’s also credited as the founder of the modern day “Muscle Shoals Sound.” The announcement was […]


One Suspect Arrested In July 1 Theft…More Arrests Expected

July 25, 2016
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ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement regarding a theft case from July 1.  An arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing: “On July 1, 2016 the police department received a complaint from Lowe’s that they had had a theft. There loss prevention department had identified 2 males that had entered the […]


Governor Bentley Commends Work of Alabama Tourism Department

July 25, 2016
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MONTGOMERY  — Governor Robert Bentley on Monday commended the Alabama Tourism Department for its work last week in New York City. The Tourism Department set out on a takeover of Manhattan. The marketing campaign involved several experiences that brought unique aspects of Alabama to the people living in and visiting New York. “What the Alabama […]


Do You Know This Man?

July 25, 2016
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SHEFFIELD-The Sheffield Police Department is enlisting the help of the public to identify a suspect wanted in a shoplifting incident. If you know this man or have any iformationregarding the theft please contact the Sheffield Police Departement at 25.383.1771. *ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY*  


2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 5 through 7

July 25, 2016
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MONTGOMERY– Alabama’s 11th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, and end at midnight on Sunday, August 7. “You don’t have to be a student or even an Alabama resident to save money the weekend of Aug. 5-7 because of the annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.” said State Revenue Commissioner Julie […]


Cats And Kittens…FLAS Has What You Want

July 25, 2016
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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.