Two Men Arrested In Florence On Multiple Counts Of Human Trafficking Charges

May 26, 2016
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY-Attorney Edward “Chip” Dillard, 51 and Tim Staggs, 83 have been indicted by a grand jury which convened at the bequest of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Dillard and Staggs were arrested and booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center on multiple human trafficking charges Thursday, May 26. Dillard is being held on a […]


Second Suspect Wanted In May 11th Robbery In Custody

May 26, 2016
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FLORENCE-The second suspect, Daniel Chance Odom, 37 who was wanted in the robbery that took place on May 11 has been arrested. Odom was arrested Wednesday, May 25  by U.S. marshals and Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputies. Odom was charged with 2nd degree robbery and 2nd burglary,  He is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center. The other suspect, Alexander […]


Drug Bust In Morgan County…Five Arrested…Drugs Money And Cash Recovered

May 26, 2016
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DECATUR-The Morgan County Drug Task Force with assistance from ALEA Narcotics Unit executed arrest warrants and arrested 5  suspects on various drug charges: “On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Agents with the Morgan County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of ALEA Narcotics Unit, was executing an arrest warrant on James Dale McCormick, at residence located […]


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New! Colbert County D.A.Most Wanted May 2016 Part II

May 26, 2016
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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.


Northwest-Shoals Spring Semester 2016 President’s List and Dean’s List Honorees

May 26, 2016
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MUSCLE SHOALS/PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring Semester 2015. Requirements for the President’s List are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Earning Presidents Honors were: Bear Creek, AL Hannah R. Rader […]


Couch to 5K inspires group

May 26, 2016
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ATHENS-“I am a runner.” That is a sentence that would not have come out of their mouths 3 months ago. However, in February, a group of people decided to challenge themselves to stretch their limits. Julie Harbin, Kellie Jennings, Cady Stewart, Lindsay Anderson, Becky McFall, Leigh Patterson, Perry Scott, and Marian Cook decided to register […]


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Don’t Stand Under The Apple Tree

May 26, 2016
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 The manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.” The manchineel tree can be found on coastal beaches and in brackish swamps where it grows among mangroves. […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 05/16/16 – 05/23/16

May 26, 2016
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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.


2016 North Alabama African Heritage Festival June 4 in Tuscumbia

May 26, 2016
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TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 16th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and June 4th, 2016 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. Wallace D. Ricks of Tuscumbia, an organizer of the festival, is expecting a big crowd, including many former Shoals residents who […]


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Madison Police Arrest Two For Attempted Murder

May 25, 2016
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MADISON–The Madison Police Department released a statement o the shooting that took place o Sunday evening, May 22.  Two have been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder: “On Sunday, May 22nd at approximately 3:30 AM, Madison Police responded to a fight and shooting in progress at 8995 Madison Blvd at Motel 6. A group of […]


Registration for 2016 Alligator Hunts Opens June 3

May 25, 2016
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Alabama issuing 260 tags in four hunting zones MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s 11th annual regulated alligator hunts June 3 at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 12. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be spread among four […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 05/14/16 – 05/19/16

May 25, 2016
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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.


Two Arrested Charged With Theft In Rash Of Vehicle Burglaries

May 25, 2016
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FLORENCE-The Florence Police arrested two suspects on charges of Theft 4th, 3rd, and 2nd on Tuesday, May 24. Meagan Wooden, 20 and Abby Mitchell, 20 were arrested in a series of vehicle burglaries that took place Sunday night in the area of Heathrow Apartments. The pair was stopped overnight by Officer Michael South on a traffic violation. Upon […]


Hazel Green angler makes memories in Shoals kayak fishing tournament

May 25, 2016
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THE SHOALS-Bubba Jones left the Shoals with a nice payday and some special memories after winning a North Alabama Kayak Anglers bass tournament on Wilson and Pickwick lakes. Jones, of  Hazel Green, caught three bass with a combined length of 56 inches to win the tournament that was held May 21. Unlike traditional bass tournament […]


Parrots, Crows, Jays Are They “Feathered Apes”?

May 25, 2016
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Colorful and intelligent, parrots are prized for their personalities and fascinating ability to talk. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, parrots are social and interactive with their humans and might be smarter than you think. Although small when compared to intelligent mammals such as apes, elephants and dolphins, a parrot’s brain is highly developed and […]


Worker’s Compensation

May 25, 2016
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Q: I was hurt on the job and my employer’s worker’s compensation insurance paid for all my medical bills and sent me money while I was off work. My doctor has said I can go back to work on limited duty and my employer has said that they will find me something to do. Overall, […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/17/16 – 05/23/15

May 25, 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.


St. Joseph Student Awarded Merit Scholarship To Second City Chicago

May 25, 2016
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8th Grader to attend renowned comedy training facility during summer FLORENCE – John Methvin, graduating 8th grader in the Junior High program at St. Joseph Catholic School, was awarded a merit scholarship to attend the world-famous Second City Training Facility in Chicago, IL. The scholarship was awarded based on Methvin’s combination of performance and writing for […]


The return of Blue Mondays in 360 Grille benefits Safeplace

May 24, 2016
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FLORENCE – The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa announced Monday the return of Blue Mondays in the beautiful 360 Grille. Here’s what they have to say about the benefit: Beginning June 6 and every Monday through August 29 guests can enjoy the 360 Grille version of a blue plate special.   Partial proceeds of each […]


One Arrested On Charges Of Robbery and Burglary …One Still At Large

May 24, 2016
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FLORENCE– Alexander (Chase) Balentine, 23 of Florence has been charged with Burglary 2ndand Robbery 2nd.   These charges come after Balentine and a second suspect forced entry to an apartment in the 200 block of Edgewood Drive and robbed a female. This incident took place on May 11 of this year. The second suspect Daniel Chance Odom […]


Covenant Christian School Celebrates The Unveiling of ‘Eagle Walk’

May 24, 2016
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TUSCUMBIA-Covenant Christian School celebrated their ‘Eagle Walk’ Brick Program with an open house and a preview of the’ Eagle Walk’ on Monday, May 23.  Covenant Christian School is located in Tuscumbia and provides an outstanding Christian education to the children of The Shoals. The Shoals Chamber was on hand to help with the unveiling of […]


Pet Of The Week…Sweet Faces And Wet Kisses

May 24, 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! Remember The Lauderdale County Rabies Clinic will get started in June CHECK […]


Dulcimers Return To Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center Friday, May 27

May 24, 2016
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FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, May 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. The dulcimer, which means “sweet sound,” is a four-stringed instrument developed in the 1700s in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The featured players use a tablature […]


New! Wayne County Arrest Reports 04/27/16 – 05/22/16

May 24, 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.