izzy+ announces consolidation of manufacturing operations; plant in Florence, Alabama, to close in summer of 2015

July 25, 2014
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SPRING LAKE, MI – To harness greater efficiency in its manufacturing operations, izzy+ announced today that it will close its facility in Florence, Alabama, by the summer of 2015.   The current production at the Florence plant will be shifted to izzy+ existing facilities in Middlebury, Indiana, and Spring Lake, Michigan, along with select suppliers. The […]


Velcro Pygmies… WHAT? Outback Steakhouse – You should have been there! – EVENT PHOTOS

July 25, 2014
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SHEFFIELD – W.C. Handy, The Father of The Blues, would have been unable to stop tapping his feet in time with the music. And this was Rock ‘n Roll… Serious Rock ‘n Roll. For the third year in a row, Outback Steakhouse was host to Metal Rock band, Velcro Pygmies. Their high-energy music, wild hair and makeup, and […]


Florence Police Blotter 07/16/14 – 07/23/14

July 25, 2014
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07/16/14: Burglary to Vehicle/Theft 2nd-Miscellaneous in the 1500 block of Florence Blvd.  Taken from a 1996 Jeep Cherokee swim trunks value $40.00, sunglasses value $20.00 and a Louis Vitton bag value $1800.00. Burglary to a Vehicle/Theft 2nd-Miscellaneous in the 200 block of North Pine Street.  Taken from a 1991 Ford Ranger a Samsung laptop model […]


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Middle of Handy Week – Rosie’s and Brimstones – EVENT PHOTOS

July 25, 2014
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THE SHOALS – As the W.C. Handy Music Festival plowed on through the week, The Quad-Cities Daily reporters managed to stop by some of the more interesting venues. While there, they sampled some food and libations and took some event photos. It was fun. Appearing at Rosie’s was Microwave Dave. Appearing at Brimstone’s was Max […]


Athens State University – Audacious Women Event

July 25, 2014
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            ATHENS – Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning and the Livingston Concert Lecture Series will be presenting  Audacious Alabama Women;  Petticoats, Politics, and Prisons presented by The Seasoned Players.  The program will be held on August 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Sandridge Student Center.   Two […]


New! Giles County Arrest Reports 07/03/14 – 07/15/14

July 25, 2014
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GILES COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Giles 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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Girly Girl…Tomboy…Girly Girl….Tomboy….Bi Polar?

July 25, 2014
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When my brother came along, I screamed that he looked like a frog and to put him right back where he came from!  Momma didn’t seem to like that idea, but I didn’t see a thing wrong with taking him back to the cabbage patch. That was where ugly kids belonged, in my child’s opinion. I wasn’t […]


Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Help To Find Two Teen Runaways

July 24, 2014
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SOMERVILLE-The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two runaway teenagers.  Tatyanna Ogleton was discovered missing from her home at about  6:15 am on Thursday, July 23rd.  A note was left saying she was running away from home and it is believed she left sometime during the night.   Tatyana Nicole Ogleton and Dakota Kiennedy are […]


Chamber Honors Holt’s 20 years of service – EVENT PHOTOS

July 24, 2014
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SHOALS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Steve Holt is known throughout The Shoals. He can’t walk down the street without folks stopping him to chat for a few minutes… to tell him something about their business plans… ask him a question about some important economic issue… But, most of the time, they just want to say “Hi” […]


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Eddie is in prison… The litigation commences

July 24, 2014
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MUSCLE SHOALS - Highland Park Baptist Church is being sued. To say the least, 2014 has not been a great year for the venerable Muscle Shoals congregation. First, in January, Youth Minister Jeffrey Dale Eddie’s long, sordid history of molesting children at the church was discovered. He is paying for his crime in prison with a 30 […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 07/08/14 – 07/17/14

July 24, 2014
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THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM  Keller Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

July 24, 2014
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TUPELO– The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July  26, 2014. The presentations will show the challenges faced, and creative solutions developed, by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The public […]


Guardians of the Galaxy discussion, Heart Gallery Exhibit

July 24, 2014
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FLORENCE- Here are a couple of upcoming events at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library:Guardians of the Galaxy Film and Comics DiscussionMonday, August 11, 6:30 pmChip Valentine and the rest of the ChipAtNite.com crew comes to the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library to present an epic discussion on one of the summer’s biggest comic book movies, Guardians of The Galaxy! Come hear […]


Miss Priss and All That Jazz…A Ribbon Cutting

July 24, 2014
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FLORENCE-The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Miss Priss celebrated the grand opening of Miss Priss fashion boutique with refreshments and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 23rd.  Miss Priss is located at 879 Florence Blvd.   Here is what Miss Priss has to say about themselves: “Miss Priss fashion has the boutique looks you love […]


Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Receives Organization Of The Year Award

July 24, 2014
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FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, which opened a new state-of-the-art 7,500-square-foot visitors center in June was named Tourism Organization of the Year at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference was held July 19-22 at the Hotel at Auburn University. The award was presented at a banquet on Monday night,. This prestigious award is one of 10 that were given out […]


Grant funds equipment for emergency response on rails, trails and more

July 24, 2014
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ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue can better respond to emergencies on railroads, walking trails and tornado disaster sites with its new all-terrain vehicle with a trailer and 75-gallon water tank with pump.   The department received a total of $25,000 in TVA-in-lieu-of-tax grants to fund the purchase. Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, and Rep. Dan Williams, R-Athens, […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 06/25/14 – 07/14/14

July 24, 2014
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ETOWAH COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Etowah 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.


Alabama Firefighters Head West to Assist in Fighting Wildfires

July 24, 2014
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MONTGOMERY-Over the weekend, seven Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) wildland firefighters from across the state left for fire-fighting details out West. Five were dispatched to wildfires in Oregon, while two were assigned to Washington State, which is dealing with one of the largest wildfires in its history. According to Alabama’s State Forester Greg Pate, these veteran […]