ADPH investigates gastrointestinal illness of 36 people who ate at a catered event hosted by North American Lighting

October 17, 2017

THE SHOALS-The Colbert and Lauderdale County Health Departments, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), are investigating a gastrointestinal illness of 36 people who ate at a catered event hosted by North American Lighting Co. in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on Sunday, October 15. Persons who attended the event have reported vomiting and […]


Suspect Indicted On Sexual Abuse Charges Stemming From April Incident

October 17, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police issued a statement regarding the grand jury’s decision to indict a suspect on charges of Sexual Abuse: “Gerald L Crittenden, B/M 27yoa, Killen, Al Mr Crittenden was arrested on a Grand Jury Indictment for Sexual Abuse, he is in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a $25,000.00 bond. Mr Crittenden has been […]


Registration Open for Youth and Adult Trapping Workshops

October 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Registration is now open for trapping workshops administered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). Workshops are scheduled for both youth and adults, and are offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International.  The educational workshops will provide instruction on […]


Beth Pirtle P&K Western Wear Helen Keller Hospital
Hampton Inn

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 21

October 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama House District 21.   Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, January 9, 2018, runoff for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and the general election Tuesday, June 12, 2018. If there is no need based on number of qualifying candidates for a […]


Car Crashes Into Florence Home One Killed

October 17, 2017

FLORENCE-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a one-vehicle crash that took the life of a Florence man on Tuesday,October 17: “A one vehicle crash at 7:30 a.m. today, October 17, 2017 has claimed the life of a Florence man. Jerry Wayne Jones, 62, was killed when the 1978 GMC pickup he was driving ran off […]


A Ghoul….Not A Ghost….But Like A Zombie

October 17, 2017

Just what is a ghoul? A ghoul is not a ghost but like a zombie….or A ghoul is a monster or evil spirit in Arabic mythology, associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh. In ancient Arabian folklore, the ghoul dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The ghoul is a fiendish type of jinni believed to be […]


RTJ Big Cup
Clear
Wednesday 10/18 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 74F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 10/19 10%
Clear
Sunny. High 77F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/21 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 79F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 10/22 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Live Weather Radar
Boutique Air
University CDJRF Spin Service1
University Toyota Discount Dan's
University KIA Southern Heritage Gun & Pawn

What really is a Pawn Shop?

October 17, 2017

I have been in the Pawn Business for 6 years of my life.  I started working for Sonny’s Pawn Shop in Sheffield, Alabama in the early 90s.  The owner, Sonny Murphy had been in business for many years.  I learned a lot from him.  So much that I based our business model around Sonny’s ideas […]


Shoals Alabama Launchpad Event Supports Area Innovation Startups

October 17, 2017

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Alabama Launchpad is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cycle for the regional startup competition. The application deadline is November 1.  The preliminary pitch event is scheduled for January 11, 2018 and the finals are scheduled for February 20.   The competition is designed for new, independent ventures in the […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 10/09/17 – 10/15/17

October 17, 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.


contact us

Shoals Chamber of Commerce

Funerals and Obituaries

The Pie Factory Aunt Bea's
Champy's OTR

Get Out Your Fishnets Ya’ll….39 Years And Hot As Ever

October 16, 2017

The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in London, England, on August 14, 1975. Based on the hit London musical The Rocky Horror Show, the film featured many of the production’s original stars Few cult films have been able to define the term as clearly as 1975’s Halloween classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ Decades after […]


CareXpress Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

October 16, 2017

FLORENCE– CareXpress Family Practice and Urgent Care located at 3502 Cloverdale Road in Florence held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, October 13. Family and friends were on hand to help with the celebration as well as the Shoals Chamber who sponsored a ribbon cutting to welcome CareXpress to the chamber family.  Walk-ins are […]


Brooks Joins Launch Of NASA Caucus As Founding Member

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON DC – This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced the establishment of the bipartisan House National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Caucus led by Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09). Congressman Brooks is a founding member of the caucus. The caucus will bring attention to NASA’s economic and national security importance and serve […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 09/27/17 – 10/14/17

October 16, 2017

MARION COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marion 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.


The Dolls….They Live!

October 15, 2017

This is not a nightmare. This  a real place outside of Mexico City…home to hundreds of old and broken dolls. The dolls are  in the trees and on the ground, tacked together on wooden fence posts and hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half-empty sockets, their dirty […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 10/06/17 – 10/13/17

October 15, 2017

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.


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents the Junior Ranger Program “Camping Now and Then”

October 15, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Bow drills, wool blankets, and tin plates— before modern technology, ingenious inventions and remarkable skills were important for the survival of the American Indians and boatmen who set up camps along the Old Trace. Today, people camp at Natchez Trace Parkway campgrounds just to have fun.   The Natchez Trace Parkway invites […]


NW-SCC math students finish second in state competition

October 15, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Calculus students finished in 2nd place overall after competing in the Alabama Mathematical Association (AlaMATYC) math tournament this past Saturday (10/7) at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.   The Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges is an affiliate of AMATYC, The American Mathematical Association of Two […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 10/02/17 – 10/07/17

October 15, 2017

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


Congressman Aderholt Seeking Service Academy Nominations

October 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our nation’s service academies are elite institutions that train students to excel in academics and military affairs. These institutions seek well-rounded individuals with a high level of academic achievement, as well as a commitment to athletics, student activities, and civic organizations.   Famous graduates of these institutions include Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, […]


Friday 13th Drug Round-up In Colbert And Franklin Counties Net 140 Arrests

October 14, 2017

COLBERT and FRANKLIN COUNTIES-The Sheffield Police along with several other law enforcement agencies and the Colbert County Drug Task Force conducted a drug round-up on Friday, October 13. Authorities worked throughout the day locating the 80 people who had arrest warrants as the result of the investigation. By the end of the day, 42 had been […]


Angel Oak Oldest Living Tree East Of The Mississippi

October 14, 2017

Angel Oak is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Angel Oak is estimated to be in excess of 400-500 years old. It stands 66.5 ft  tall, measures 28 ft  in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. Its longest branch distance […]


NW-SCC to offer FREE job readiness workshops prior to job fair

October 14, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will offer FREE job readiness workshops Tuesday, October 17th, and Wednesday, October 18th, prior to the beginning of the Northwest Alabama Job Fair each day on the Shoals campus.   The job readiness workshops will be held in building 115 on the Shoals campus from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. […]


A Haunting Reality

October 14, 2017

MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, and TENNESSEE – Did you know that crash rates are three times higher at night? Did you know on the Natchez Trace Parkway 33% of all serious injury crashes and fatalities occur at night when visitation is the lowest? October is a good time to talk about the risks associated with night driving because […]


Rural Americans are much more likely to die in motor vehicle crashes; Alabamians urged to wear seat belts

October 14, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Motor vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of death in the U.S.  A recent study found the rate of death for adult drivers and passengers from motor vehicle crashes is 3 to 10 times higher among rural Americans. The simple act of buckling seat belts can prevent needless loss of life. Researchers at the Centers […]