Mountain Of Silver…Where?

August 2, 2015
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The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The area that would later become Argentina was rumored to be rich in silver. There was a legend among European colonialists that there was a mountain made of silver in Argentina. The world for silver in Spanish is plata. Argentina was referred to as […]


European space company RUAG to launch Alabama manufacturing operation

August 2, 2015
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DECATUR – Switzerland-based RUAG announced today that it will launch an Alabama manufacturing operation after forming a strategic partnership with United Launch Alliance, which produces rockets at a factory in Decatur. RUAG, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of products for the space industry, said the new Alabama operation will produce carbon-fiber components for ULA’s Atlas […]


New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports – July

August 2, 2015
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TUSCUMBIA-New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia 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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A Rockin’ Good Time at Joe Wheeler State Park

August 2, 2015
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DECATUR – As summer winds down, the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce and Joe Wheeler State Park have come together to host a day of family fun along the banks of Wheeler Lake. Set for August 15, 2015, Rockin’ the River is a celebration of live music, children’s activities, food and other family-friendly fun at one of […]


One Dead Two Air-lifted To Hospital After Car Crash

August 1, 2015
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FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department confirm that one  person lost their life in the car crash reported earlier at Helton and Rickwood, Saturday, August 1. Two additional persons were transported from the scene via AirEvac for treatment. The accident remains under investigation and names of the victims have not been released at this time pending notification […]


Two Car Crash Leaves One Man Dead

August 1, 2015
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DECATUR  – A two-vehicle crash Friday, July 31, claimed the life of a Toney man. Jackson Morgan Blair, 22, of Toney was killed when the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving collided with a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Cayla Jade Whitt, 23, of Athens. Blair, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced […]


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UPDATE: Man Wanted In Limestone County Steals Car

August 1, 2015
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Update on Wanted person – Kenneth Kaylon Shellnutt – suspect has stolen a vehicle in Sylacauga, AL in an attempt to avoid being captured. Be on the lookout for Green 1995 Jeep Cherokee, tag is 61AG336. LIMESTONE COUNTY-The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted for the burglary at the Elkmont Rural […]


First Fridays celebrates 10 years in August!

August 1, 2015
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FLORENCE– Ten years ago, a small group of community-minded volunteers had an idea to spotlight Florence’s historic downtown with a monthly gathering of artisans and musicians. Since then, First Fridays has grown to become one of the biggest and most well-attended events in the Shoals. On August 7, from 5-8 p.m., we’re celebrating our anniversary […]


Kristallnacht in 1938 Was the Worst Set of Pogroms Ever

August 1, 2015
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In 1938, the Nazi Party began a massive series of pogroms ( Pogroms are riot-like events where groups of people of a particular ethnicity or background are threatened and killed). These would become known as the night of broken glass or Crystal Night, which is Kristallnacht in German. Throughout November of 1938, more than 7,000 […]


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Auburn University, NASA to explore 3-D printing applications

August 1, 2015
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 AUBURN– Auburn University and NASA today signed a Space Act Agreement to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing — a technology that will revolutionize how all kinds of products, from simple items to components in rocket engines, are made. The signing took place during the university’s forum on additive manufacturing, […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 07/01/15 – 07/19/17

August 1, 2015
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MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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 Faces …Helen Keller Welcomes New Medical Personnel To The Shoals

August 1, 2015
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SHEFFIELD-Helen Keller Hospital and Doctors Randall Little and Jerry Williams welcome a new member to the staff.  Dr. Phillip Dean joins the Heart Center’s Sheffield location. Dr. Dean is originally from Dothan Alabama .  He earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama and a medical degree from the University of Alabama at […]


Athen’s Fire And Rescue Chief Tony Kirk Retires

July 31, 2015
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ATHENS-The City of Athens said good-bye today, Friday, July 31, to Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Tony Kirk, who retired after 29 years with the department. Kirk has served as chief since June 2012. Prior to his appointment as chief, Kirk served the department as the fire marshal. City officials held a retirement reception for […]


Huntsville, Alabama Police Officer Convicted of Excessive Use of Force and Obstruction of Justice

July 31, 2015
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HUNTSVILLE-A federal jury in Huntsville, Alabama, convicted Huntsville Police Department Officer Brett Russell, 48, of deprivation of rights under color of law for assaulting and injuring G.H., a detainee, as well as obstruction of justice for filing a false police report regarding this incident. According to the evidence presented at trial, on Dec. 23, 2011, […]


Madison County Sheriff Is looking For Two Suspects Wanted On Seperate Charges…Have You Seen These Men?

July 31, 2015
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MADISON-The Madison County Sheriffs Department has a couple of suspects they are looking for. If you have any information or know of the whereabouts of either of these suspects please call the Madsion County sheriff’s Office at 256.533.8820. here are the wanted posters:     THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND BOND$2500 Corn, Henry Lee Address: (Last […]


Washington Street ATRIP Grant Project And TAP Grant Will Enhance Athens Downtown

July 31, 2015
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ATHENS-The City of Athens will start work on its ATRIP grant project for Washington Street in August. The ATRIP project is resurfacing Washington Street from Hoffman Street to U.S. 72. That includes the stretch of Washington Street that runs through downtown Athens. The $920,000 project will be funded with $736,000 from the ATRIP grant. Limestone […]


Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Makes 3 Year Commitment With TBF High School Fishing World Finals Championship

July 31, 2015
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FLORENCE-Following a 2015 event that brought in $1.5 million in economic impact in to the area, the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Board voted today to approve a three-year commitment with The Bass Federation (TBF) to hold its High School Fishing World Finals Championship in Florence in 2016, 2017 and 2018. “The 2015 event was a total success,” […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 07/19/15 – 07/23/15

July 31, 2015
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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.