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.


Dead In The Saddle…Jockey Declared Winner

July 25, 2016
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On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes took off through the gates at Belmont Park on Long Island. He and his horse, Sweet Kiss, made it to the finish line first. But all was not well. During the race, Hayes had a heart attack and died. Nonetheless, he was declared the winner. The thirty-five-year-old Hayes […]


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Own a Piece of History in your Next Handgun

July 25, 2016
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I get asked all the time, “what handgun should I buy.”   The correct answer is “the one that is right for you.”  Sometimes I hear “I really want “Sig Sauer Pistol for the price of a Ruger.”  That goes back to the old saying “Champagne taste with a Coke Cola budget.”  However, I just remembered […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 07/05/16 – 07/22/16

July 25, 2016
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COLBERT COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Colbert 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.


Handy Fest Saturday Tour – PHOTOS

July 24, 2016
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FLORENCE – Well, the WC Handy Music Festival, 2016 Edition, is in full swing. Hot temps and hot tunes! The Quad-Cities Daily was out and about sampling the events and taking some photos. We plan to be all over The Shoals this next week, so be on the lookout for our cameras. We started the tour at […]


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Lauderdale County Detention Center Employee Arrested And Charged With Drug Crimes

July 24, 2016
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FLORENCE-On Saturday, July 24 a Lauderdale County Detention Center employee, Kenneth Lee Lawson, 32 of Florence was arrested as he came into work on Saturday morning. According to authorities Lawson was arrested for allegedly bring drugs and tobacco into the detention center for the inmates. Lawson was only employed at the Lauderdale County Detention Center […]


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

July 24, 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 […]


When a crow dies, other crows investigate

July 24, 2016
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Crows may be the homicide detectives of the avian world. Despite birds’ reputation for being, well, bird-brained, crows and other members of the corvid family—which includes ravens and magpies—are actually quite intelligent. They’ve shown an ability to understand basic cause-and-effect relationships, use tools to gather food, and recognize (paywall) individual faces. Now, research suggests crows […]


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Getting Ozone Out of Our Valley

July 24, 2016
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Mission accomplished! The entire Tennessee Valley now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 standard for ozone. KNOXVILLE, TN-It has been a long road, and breathing easy in the Tennessee Valley is better than it’s been in many years. After decades of work to reduce ozone emissions across the Tennessee Valley, the Environmental Protection Agency has […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 07/12/16 – 07/19/16

July 24, 2016
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FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents “Beavers: Making a Splash” Junior Ranger Program

July 24, 2016
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TUPELO– The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Beavers: Making a Splash” a special Junior Ranger program held at the parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 10:00 am. Beavers are incredible animals that can turn the tiniest stream into a flooded wetland, creating their own habitat. Join a park […]


Drug Bust At Motel 6 In Decatur…One Suspect Arrested Held on $115,500.00 Bond

July 23, 2016
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DECATUR-The Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit investigated complaints of drug activity at the Motel 6 and discovered an illegal drug operation: “After receiving numerous complaints from concerned citizens, the Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit began an inquiry into the alleged drug activity at the Motel 6 room#114. During the operation Brett Marvel was […]


Franklin County Teen Located

July 23, 2016
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UPDATE:  Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver reports the 13-year-old Franklin County girl reported missing since Wednesday, July 20  has been found. McKayla Nicole Slater was found just after 12:45 PM on Friday, July 22  at a residence on Franklin 82, just south of Russellville.  FRANKLIN COUNTY-The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the help of the […]


Rare Corpse Flower to Bloom this Weekend After 77 Years at the NY Botanical Garden July 22, 2016

July 23, 2016
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For the first time in almost 80 years, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will be displaying a blooming titan arum. The plant is known in latin as Amorphophallus titanum, and it is more colloquially called the “corpse flower” because of the infamous odor it emits when in bloom. The last time the NYBG displayed […]


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 05/01/16 – 05/31/16

July 23, 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.


Art Center Holds Alumni And Faculty Exhibition

July 23, 2016
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ATHENS – A juried showing of art by alumni and faculty of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College will be on display July 25 through September 29 in the main gallery and walking gallery at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur.  There will be 96 pieces on view by 32 artists. Twenty-six […]


Alabama’s June Unemployment Rate is 6.0%

July 23, 2016
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Wage & Salary Employment Remains at Nearly Eight Year High MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 6.0%, unchanged from May’s revised rate of 6.0%, and below June 2015’s rate of 6.1%. June’s rate represents 130,349 unemployed persons, compared to 132,019 in May and […]


BOLO Issued For Missing Lauderdale County Man

July 22, 2016
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY-The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office has issued a BOLO for a missing Lauderdale County man: “The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Mr. Michael Indelicato was last seen at a residence in the 900 block of County Road 73 at approx. 04:30 am on 07-22-16. […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 07/14/16 – 07/20/16

July 22, 2016
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MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


New! ECM Hospital Births 07/11/16 – 07/18/16

July 22, 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.


Two Upcoming Relay for Life Fun-raisers Slated for Limestone County

July 22, 2016
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ATHENS-The fight to end cancer is a daily event in many lives in our community and the desire and dedication of the Limestone County Relay for Life Teams to raise funds for cancer research and cure are just as active. County For A Cure, the Limestone County Government Team, has partnered with The Village Pizza […]


An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees

July 22, 2016
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For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines were produced. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary […]


UNA Professor Hopes to Grow Photography Program

July 22, 2016
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FLORENCE – For University of North Alabama photography professor Robert Rausch, it’s always about the next project coming up. “I’m usually always doing something different and new,” he said. Rausch is an award-winning photographer who was born in Southern California, where he received his education and found his passion for design and photography. “But family and […]