Christmas Pudding And Mince Pie …. Why ?

December 16, 2017

The legendary pudding is actually an off shoot of the Celtic dish frumenty. The strangeness of the pudding is inspired by the myth that surrounds it. Supposedly people believed it was unlucky to cut a Christmas cake before Christmas Eve. But, the pudding wasn’t the only thing that was guarded by a long-standing myth. Mince […]


Suspect Arrest Charged With Theft Of Property 1st In Athens

December 16, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson Issued a statement regarding the arrest of a suspect on a Grand Jury Warrant For Theft 1st Degree: “Christopher Robert Williams was arrested yesterday, Thursday, December 14 on a grand jury warrant for theft of property first degree. Williams borrowed an acquaintance’s 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier in May of 2015 Williams […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 11/30/17 – 12/13/17

December 16, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall 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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Verizon Wireless Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Ribbon Cutting

December 16, 2017

FLORENCE-Verizon Wireless located at 2606 Cloverdale Road in Florence celebrated one year in business on Wednesday, December 13 with an open house and ribbon cutting. The Shoals Chamber was on hand as well as friends and family to help celebrate the one year anniversary for Verizon Wireless. A congratulatory message from The Shoals Chamber: “Congratulations […]


6 Tips for Cyber Safety

December 16, 2017

More than 41 million people have been the victims of identity theft,1 but there are steps you can take to be proactive in helping keep your information secure. Along with creating strong, varied passwords for every online account, consider these cyber security tips. Keep software up to date Tech companies are constantly monitoring their software for […]


University of North Alabama Honors Alumni With Building Names

December 16, 2017

FLORENCE – Members of the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees have decided to honor two alumni by naming two buildings on campus after them. The University Commons will now be known as the Wendell W. Gunn University Commons in honor of Wendell Wilkie Gunn ’65. In addition, the UNA Science and Technology building will become the Mitchell […]


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Brooks Recovering From Prostatectomy

December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brooks today underwent a prostatectomy as announced during a House floor speech on Wednesday, December 13. The procedure went well according to Brooks’ family and the Congressman is recovering. Results from full pathology tests will be available in the coming weeks, but preliminary lab tests came back clear, indicating that all cancer was removed […]


Morrow urges State to approve cancer center at new hospital

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE  – Alabama State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow, along with with a cadre’ of city and county elected officials and others met to encourage the State of Alabama to approved the promised cancer center at Regional Care medical Center. The cancer center has been highly anticipated as part of the new state-of-the-art medical center in […]


Alabama Department of Labor Obtaining Convictions for Unemployment Compensation Fraud

December 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the Department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor violation of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits: • Sylvia D. Thornton, of Dothan, was tried in […]


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Suspect Arrested … Charged With Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Thursday, December 14 for Receiving Stolen Property 1st: On Thursday, 12/14/2017, The Florence Police Department, along with the Lauderdale County “Drug Task Force, conducted a search warrant at 177 County Road 33, the home of Jerry Ford. In conjunction with the search […]


Munich Rathaus-Glockenspiel

December 15, 2017

Millions of tourists stand in the Marienplatz in the Bavarian capital to watch 32 splendid life-sized figures telling tales of German myth and history every year to the chime of 43 bells.  This chiming clock was added to the tower of the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) the year the building was completed in 1907. […]


UNA Planetarium Hosts Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE – Keeping with the yearly tradition, the University of North Alabama Planetarium will host the Mystery of the Christmas Star each evening at 7 p.m., Dec. 19-23, on UNA’s campus. “There is an obvious connection between astronomy and the Christmas Star,” said Dr. Mel Blake, director of the UNA Planetarium and associate professor of Physics […]


Bicentennial Calendar Celebrating Florence

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE-On March 12, 2018, the City of Florence will officially be 200 years old – making it one full year older than the State of Alabama! The Design Committee of Florence Main Street has recently published the 2018 BICENTENNIAL CALENDAR which features interesting information about Florence’s fascinating history, along with details of these commemorations that […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 11/22/17 – 12/13/17

December 15, 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


When and Where to See the Geminids in 2017

December 14, 2017

In 2017, the Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of December 13 and early morning hours of December 14. The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak, which is on December 13 or 14, depending […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 12/04/17 – 12/10/17

December 14, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan 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.


Shooting Resuts In Death Of 16-Year-Old Girl In Lawrenceburg

December 14, 2017

LAWRENCEBURG-The Lawrenceburg Police Department released a statement concerning s shooting that resulted in a death on Tuesday, December 5: “On 12/05/17 at 8:07pm Officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department were dispatched to 1015 Smith Ave in reference to a shooting. Upon Officers arrival, a female was discovered near the residence with a visible gunshot wound. […]


‘Share Your Smile with Alabama’ photo campaign open to third graders statewide

December 14, 2017

MONTGOMERY-A healthy smile is important to children, both for their overall health and self-esteem. The Oral Health Office of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is launching the first annual smile photo contest open to third grade students residing in Alabama.  Two children, one girl and one boy, will be selected from photo submissions […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 12/06/17 – 12/11/17

December 14, 2017

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.


UNA’s Geography Department Sees Dramatic Increase in Student Presenters

December 14, 2017

FLORENCE – To have a few students present at a conference is one thing, but to have 18?  Well, it turns out that is a record number of student presenters and they belong to the University of North Alabama Department of Geography. “This fall we’ve had 18 students present research at conferences,” said Dr. Francis Koti, […]


Sextuplets born at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children

December 13, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-The first sextuplets born in Alabama since 2011 were delivered at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children on Dec. 11, 2017. David L. Rushing, MD, of the Clinic For Women, delivered the Waldrop sextuplets by Cesarean section with help from a team of about 40 labor and delivery nurses, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists […]


Brooks: God Works In Mysterious Ways

December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC-This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered the following speech on the House floor.   Text of Congressman Brooks’ remarks: “Mr. Speaker, this is a very difficult speech for me to give. God works in mysterious ways. When you are an elected official, missed votes require an explanation. That is why I disclose this otherwise […]


Tuscumbia Will Celebrate Bicentennial With A Birthday Bash

December 13, 2017

 TUSCUMBIA-Citizens of Tuscumbia are invited to join together at the steps of City Hall, 116 East Sixth Street, on Thursday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m., when a celebration is planned to recognize an important milestone for the city.  History tells us that there was a settlement at Big Spring by 1817, when it was reported […]


Jones trounces Moore – Leaves many with jaws slack and agape…

December 13, 2017

FLORENCE – The mood in the room was a mixture of hope with a good salting of pensiveness. The gathering was the Democrats’ election party, complete with pizza. As it turned out, history would not repeat itself. The special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat in the United States Senate, saw a Democrat, Doug Jones […]