December 21, 2014
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SHEFFIELD – There’s a great new restaurant in Sheffield Downtown. Located in Park Place, the name is Ami’s. It is yet another great addition to the City Center which is undergoing a remarkable rebirth. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand Friday evening to record the scene in EVENT PHOTOS. We present them here. If you are looking […]

Make 2015 the year to quit smoking

December 21, 2014

MONTGOMERY-Quitting smoking is hard, but you don’t have to do it by yourself. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) offers state residents free help to quit, including coaching and two weeks of nicotine patches, if eligible. The Alabama Tobacco Quitline – 1-800-QUIT-NOW – is available every day from 6 a.m. to midnight. Calls placed […]

New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 12/08/14 – 12/15/14

December 21, 2014

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.  

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2014’s Last Column

December 21, 2014
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Many of you will read this article on Christmas so here are the ideas I want you to take into the New Year and stick this to your refrigerator or bulletin board:   If you reach an agreement with someone to loan or borrow money or for work around the house put the agreement in […]

Donner and Blitzen weren’t originally part of Santa’s reindeer

December 21, 2014
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The reindeer that take Santa on his trip also underwent some rebranding through history. In the original draft of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ Donner and Blitzen went by the far clunkier monikers “Dunder” and “Blixem.” The names, much like Santa, were taken from the Dutch oath for the words that mean “thunder and lightning.” […]

Do You Recognize This Woman?

December 20, 2014
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FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department is looking for the women in the photo shown below.  Here Is what they know about the possible theft case: “Do you recognize this woman? She is a suspect in a theft case at Austin’s Shoes. If you know this person please contact FPD at 256-760-6610 or text a tip to […]

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Feral Swine Control Methods

December 20, 2014

MONTGOMERY-Uttering the words “feral swine” among a crowd will generate a variety of responses. Among landowners and farmers, it could quite possibly result in outrage due to the damage feral hogs do to crops and fields. Spanish explorers introduced pigs about 500 years ago. The spread of feral pigs in the early years can be […]

Car Insurance Tips For Newly Or Nearly Married Couples

December 20, 2014
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Okay, so auto insurance savings might not be at the top of your list of reasons to get married. But there are some car insurance benefits to be reaped from your wedding. Policy consolidation. This will simplify the billing process and could save you money. See if you qualify for additional discounts. For example, if […]

Christmas Pudding And Mince Pie …. Why ?

December 20, 2014
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The legendary Christmas 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. […]

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Eleven Employess With More Than 300 years Of Combined Service Retire From Natchez Trace Parkway

December 20, 2014

 TUPELO- By the end of the year, Natchez Trace Parkway will say “Happy Trails” to 11 employees who have decided to exchange the day-to-day grind for a life of leisure. “These employees have contributed more than 300 years of combined service to the Parkway, stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “They take with them an incredible amount […]

New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 11/13/14 – 12/10/14

December 20, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police  (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.

Bennett says Alabama will Implement Voter Citizenship Requirement

December 19, 2014

MONTGOMERY-Secretary of State Jim Bennett said the state will proceed with implementation of the Legislature’s requirement that new voters show proof of citizenship. Bennett stated, “Now that the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed long-vacant Commissioner positions on the Election Assistance Commission, those officials are now in place to grant our request that all voter registration […]

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.0%

December 19, 2014
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Lowest Rate in More than Six Years; Increase in Percentage of Job Growth Highest in Eight Years MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 6.0%, down from October’s rate of 6.3%, and below the October 2013 rate of 6.2%. “Alabama’s unemployment rate has not only […]

New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/04/14 – 12/10/14

December 19, 2014

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

New! Florence Arrest Reports 12/02/14 – 12/09/14

December 19, 2014

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police  (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.

Vina Receives Grant Of $300,000 To Help Repair Park

December 19, 2014
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VINA-Governor Robert Bentley has awarded $300,000 to alleviate a major health and safety risk that threatens to close the only park in the town of Vina. Bentley awarded a Community Development Block Grant to help the town repair a drainage problem that is undermining the park and placing several structures and features at risk of imminent […]

The Word Christmas

December 19, 2014

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 […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

December 19, 2014
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TUPELO– A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its knowledge […]