Monsters Of The Sea …Or Not

November 24, 2017

While most of these creatures were probably just dolphins or whales or seals, to the pirates that encountered them, they were often fearsome creatures. Some Where not….or so they say.  Here are just a few: 1603: The Steipereidur…Abraham Ortelius first published a map with this creature on it. The whale-like creature may look terrifying, but […]


FLAS Cats…Kittens…Maybe Even A Pup Or Two….Remember NO ADOPTION FEES THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

November 24, 2017

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.


Statewide sustainable food/farm conference Dec 8-9

November 24, 2017

NAUVOO, AL– On Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) will host a statewide event called the Food & Farm Forum, which it describes as “part conference, part fair, and part reunion.”  The Food & Farm Forum will consist of peer-to-peer, hands-on, and experiential learning, in the form of workshops, panel […]


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Belle Mont Mansion’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration Set for December 3

November 24, 2017

TUSCUMBIA– One of Alabama’s most distinguished antebellum homes, Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia, Ala., will celebrate the holiday season with “A Plantation Christmas” on Sunday, December 3. The afternoon event, reminiscent of Southern hospitality in the early 1800’s, has been  held annually at the mansion on the first Sunday in December for more than 30 […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 11/09/17 – 11/22/17

November 24, 2017

ETOWAH COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Etowah 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.


Thanksgiving, Indians and New World Settlers

November 23, 2017

Fall is here and with fall comes our holiday of Thanksgiving and with the Thanksgiving comes the fact Native Americans saved the day.   Have we always called the people of the New World Native Americans..and just what do we know about the folks who saved the bacon for the New World settlers? A few facts: The term […]


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Celebrating 7th Year…Small Business Saturday On November 25

November 23, 2017

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation formally declaring November 25th as Small BusinessSaturday in Alabama. Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact it has on Alabama communities. “Small Business Saturday is a wonderful opportunity for Alabamians to support local businesses on the first Saturdayafter Thanksgiving,” Governor Ivey said. “Small businesses have long […]


Public Comments Sought for Proposed Solar Power Purchase Agreement

November 23, 2017

MILLINGTON, TN­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comment on its draft environmental assessment for a proposed solar generating facility located in Millington, Tenn. TVA would purchase power from the proposed 53-megawatt Millington Solar Facility for up to 20 years, pending the outcome of the assessment. The draft environmental assessment evaluates the anticipated […]


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 10/22/17 – 11/20/17

November 23, 2017

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.


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ADPH encourages HPV vaccination, teen video contest announced

November 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health, Immunization Division, wants to increase awareness about a cancer-prevention vaccine, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The HPV vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for both males and females to protect young children […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 11/14/17- 11/20/17

November 23, 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.


Suspect Arrested Charged With Arson 1st After Florence Police Respond To Unwanted Guest Call

November 22, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect who has been charged with Arson 1st as well as drug charges on Wednesday, November 22: “Early this morning, 11-22-2017, at around 3:30am Florence Police Patrol Units responded to 962 Beale St on an unwanted guest call. Once they arrived they saw […]


Weird Thanksgiving Traditions….Maybe you will see yours here…Or Find One You Want To Embrace

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving….a time for family, football and food.   Most of us give thanks for all the bounty in our lives. But….some of us have some really weird traditions to help celebrate the Indians saving the Pilgrims. Here are just a few really off the wall Thanksgiving Day traditions…..after yesterday do you think maybe your family […]


Florence Accepting Nominations for 2018 City of Florence Walk of Honor

November 22, 2017

FLORENCE—Mayor Steve Holt announced today that the City of Florence will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Walk of Honor Inductees.  The public is invited to make nominations.  The Walk of Honor, located in the beautiful River Heritage Park, recognizes individuals of Florence and Lauderdale County who have achieved national or international acclaim.  This is […]


New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 11/07/17 – 11/20/17

November 22, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Wayne 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.


Mac McAnally in concert at the Shoals Theatre in Florence December 16

November 22, 2017

FLORENCE-Shoals Scholar Dollars and the Shoals Theatre present 9-time CMA musician of the year, Mac McAnally in concert at the Shoals Theatre in Florence. The concert is Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 P.M. Appearing with Mac will be former Allman Brothers guitarist, Jack Pearson and the percussionist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, Eric Darken. […]


Public Health investigates teen diagnosed with Neisseria meningitidis in Jackson County

November 21, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is investigating a case of Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcal disease, at Scottsboro Junior High School in Jackson County. No other cases have been identified. Meningococcal B disease is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 to 18 years of age in the U.S. The […]


Adopt A Pet…You Won’t Regret It

November 21, 2017

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!


A Strawberry…Not A Berry….Really?

November 21, 2017

Pumpkins, watermelons, avocados and bananas are all berries.   Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not berries at all. The botanical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single flower and containing one ovary. Grapes and eggplants are two common examples. The seeds are usually embedded in the fleshy interior of the […]


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

November 21, 2017

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 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 […]


Lone Survivor and Beyond

November 21, 2017

Many of our readers may have seen the movie “Lone Survivor”, starting Mark Walhberg as Marcus Luttrell.  I have seen the movie twice and have cried both times.  The movie depicts Operation Redwing, where four Navy Seals were dropped into a mountainous range to capture a high value target of the Taliban.  The mission was […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 11/13/17 – 11/19/17

November 21, 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.


Need A Pet For Christmas…..FLAS Pawlidayz Adoption Event November 24 And 25

November 20, 2017

                                                             HOME FOR THE PAWLIDAYZ ADOPTION EVENT FLORENCE-On Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10am-5pm (both days) the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter will have free adoptions! All adoptions on these […]


$1.5 million in Local Homeland Security Grants For First Responders Across Alabama

November 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced first responders from across the state will receive Homeland Security grants totaling $1.5 million. The grants will provide sheriffs’ offices, police departments, fire departments and other first responders the opportunity to acquire new equipment, as well as to conduct training in three categories: interoperable communications, critical infrastructure/soft target protection and […]