Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

February 13, 2016
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SAN ANTONIO, TX-Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday […]


Etowah County Jail Inmate Dies While In Custody

February 13, 2016
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COUNTY-The Etowah County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement on the death of an inmate being held in the Etowah County Jail: “Date: February 13, 2016 INMATE DEATH (Etowah County, Alabama) An Etowah County inmate passed away early this morning, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin. Gerald Joe Hill, 55, of Gadsden, appears to have died of […]


UPDATE: Missing Moulton Teen Found In Florence

February 13, 2016
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UPDATE: Chelsie Nicole Bolan has been located and is safe. She is in the custody of Florence police Saturday morning,  February 13 and is awaiting  her parents to pick her up. MOULTON-The Moulton Police have asked for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. Chelsie Nicole Bolan is 5’05” and 145 lbs. She has Brown hair […]


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That Valentine Gift That Will Be All Over Facebook….Wait And See

February 13, 2016
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Valentine’s Day….did you get your sweetie a gift yet?  Was it flowers, chocolates, or maybe a gold heart. If you have waited to the last-minute or you are just looking for something a little avant garde….check these gifts that might or might not have scored with a big PLUS ….   Some guy thought he […]


“Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement” book By UAB Professor

February 13, 2016
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BIRMINGHAM-Birmingham is rich with stories about the civil rights movement and the prominent leaders, local activists and even children who fought for social change, but little is known about the role educators played during that time. A new book by University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., examines the role that African-American educators […]


Shoals Chamber Endorses Quinton Hanson for Lauderdale County Commission Chairman

February 13, 2016
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THE SHOALS – The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a resolution to endorse Quinton Hanson as Chairman of the Lauderdale County Commission in the upcoming election to be held on March 1, 2016. The Shoals Chamber of Commerce supports Quinton Hanson because of his pro-business agenda and his long-time commitment to lead a […]


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New! Florence Arrest Reports 02/02/16 – 02/09/16

February 13, 2016
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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.


Decatur Police Make Arrest Of Woman Passing Phoney Money

February 13, 2016
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DECATUR-On Thursday, February 11 the Decatur Police made an arrest on Forgery Charges.  Statement follows: “SYNOPSIS OF OFFENSE & ARREST: On February 11th, 2016 at 2:53pm, Officers of the Decatur Police responded to a Forgery at 1000 Beltline Rd SW 35603 (Aldi’s Market). When Officers arrived, they learned that a female identified as Tiffany Roberts, […]


Aderholt Bill Will Make it Easier for States to Drug Test SNAP Recipients

February 12, 2016
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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), today released a statement on introducing HR 4540, a bill that enables states to drug test SNAP/Food Stamp recipients, thereby cutting fraud with the savings going to drug treatment programs. “Millions of hard working Americans get up to go to work in factories, on farms and other places to […]


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Black History, Rebecca Ryan, and More At FLPL

February 12, 2016
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FLORENCE-A few events and activities, along with book talks and signings…here are just a few of the happenings in February at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library:   About Us: A Learning Session Saturday, February 13, 11:00 am Kids can learn all about the important contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history. Activities will focus on […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 02/05/16 – 02/12/16

February 12, 2016
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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.


Morgan County Drug Task Force Arrest Several In Meth Distribution Ring

February 12, 2016
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MORGAN COUNTY-The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and their Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine drug distribution ring.  Sheriff Ana Franklin released a statement concerning events leading up to several arrests: “The Morgan County Drug Task Force arrested several subjects this week in a methamphetamine distribution ring. Agents had been conducting investigations on several subjects […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/01/16 – 02/07/16

February 12, 2016
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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.


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 02/01/16 – 02/07/16

February 12, 2016
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THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at Helen KellerHospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Cupid….Nobody’s Baby

February 12, 2016
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day….The story of Cupid’s life is one of myth and legend dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. His role in history continues today as the mascot of Saint Valentine’s Day. The mention of Cupid typically conjures up images of a cherubic winged infant wielding a bow and arrow, but […]


Athens State University to Offer Drug and Alcohol Counseling

February 12, 2016
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ATHENS – Athens State University expands campus community counseling to include education and services on drug and alcohol issues. Two counselors from Quest Prevention Services funded through a grant from the Alabama State Department of Mental Health will be on campus weekly. Counselors Michele Moore and Wendy Johnson have worked for the Mental Health Center of […]


Huntsville’s Ritch To Continue As TVA Board Chair

February 12, 2016
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CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors re-elected Joe Ritch from Huntsville, Ala., as chair during its meeting on Thursday. Ritch joined the board in 2013 and was elected to his first term as chair in 2014. The board also approved pole attachment regulation cost methodology and delegated to the CEO the […]


Auburn University biologist discovers new tarantula species, names it after Johnny Cash

February 12, 2016
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AUBURN-A team of researchers, led by Chris Hamilton, former doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, has discovered a previously unknown species of tarantula and named it after legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The species, Aphonopelma johnnycashi, was found in California near the site of Folsom State Prison, which Cash made famous […]