Colbert County Woman Dies In Industrial Accident At FreightCar America

November 14, 2018

  BARTON-According to Colbert County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigator Tim Vanderford on Tuesday, November 13 a Colbert County woman was killed in an industrial accident at freightCar America during the night shift. Vanderford identifed the victim as Angel Foster, 21.   Officials said emergency workers went to the plant in Cherokee a little after 9 p.m. Tuesday […]


Space Death In A Vacuum….Really

November 14, 2018

If sci-fi movies were to be believed, terrible things would happen if your body were pushed from a spaceship without a suit. But it’s mostly fiction. There would be some discomfort as the air inside the body expanded, but nothing like the exploding body parts Hollywood loves. Although liquids do boil in a vacuum, your […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 11/05/18 – 11/11/18

November 14, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY-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 as a public service.


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UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Two Speakers, McCutcheon and Shaw ‘01

November 14, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. –In a first for the University of North Alabama, Fall Commencement will feature two speakers at three ceremonies. Dr. Jimmy Shaw, ’01, alumnus and Florence City Schools superintendent, will be the featured commencement speaker at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences graduation ceremony, Friday, Dec. […]


December is a busy month in Colbert County

November 14, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-With a cornucopia of festivals, celebrations, parades and other events, December is a busy month in Colbert County. Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert County Tourism, said there will be plenty for Colbert residents and visitors to do in December. “With so much going on throughout our county, December is a great time […]


Pet Of The Week….Cold Weather Is Coming…Get A Dog Or Cat To Sit By Your Fire

November 14, 2018

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!


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Athens Christmas Open House, November 16th-18th

November 14, 2018

ATHENS-Busy sidewalks, city sidewalks, dressed in holiday style… In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas! That’s right!   Once again all the joys of the Christmas Season are headed back to downtown Athens for Christmas Open House, November 16, 17 and 18!  This year marks the 32nd year of the Athens Christmas Open House, organized […]


Athens Police Arrest Suspect On Theft Charges

November 14, 2018

 ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect charged with Theft of Property 1st among other charges.  The suspect was arrested on Monday, November 12: “William Cody Clark was arrested yesterday for 3 counts of unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of theft of property first […]


Temporary Blackland Prairie Trail Closure On Natchez Trace Parkway

November 13, 2018

 TUPELO, MS – A portion of the Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail from Lakeshire Drive to Highway 78/I-22 will be closed due to hazardous trees. Recent storms have caused needed tree maintenance before the trail is safe for users. The closure will be from Tuesday, November 13, 2018 until further […]


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R.I.P. Stan Lee

November 13, 2018

On November 12th, 2018, we lost a piece of American history. Stan Lee passed away on this date. Stan is famous for creating such Marvel Comic characters as Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, The X-Men and Captain America. Not only had Stan been involved with the comic books of these characters but also in the […]


Bermuda Triangle…Fact Or Fiction?

November 13, 2018

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. According to the US Navy, the triangle does not exist, and the name is not recognized […]


University of North Alabama’s Director of Diversity and Institutional Equity Receives Diversity Award

November 13, 2018

 FLORENCE – Joan Williams, director of the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity at the University of North Alabama has been recognized by the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) as the 2018 recipient of the ALAHEDO Louis Dale Diversity Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Higher Education. […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 10/17/18 – 11/07/18

November 13, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-Booking Photos from Colbert 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 as a public service.


Southeast Tourism Society Selects Athens North Pole Stroll as an ‘STS Top 20 Event’-Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985

November 13, 2018

 ATLANTA, GA-Southeast Tourism Society has named Athens North Pole Stroll as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2018. This year’s North Pole Stroll is to be held December 1st – Dec 31st. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select […]


All About The Light….And The House

November 12, 2018

The first documented lighthouse was the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built in 200 BC on the island of Pharos by the Egyptian Emperor Ptolemy. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is thought to have been 492 ft (150 metres) high – about three times taller than modern lighthouses. Romans emperors built […]


ALEA to Add Digit to New Driver License Numbers Beginning December 1

November 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) soon will add a digit to driver license numbers to accommodate the state’s growing population. Effective December 1, 2018, all new driver licenses and non-driver IDs will contain eight-digit numbers. The longer numbers already have been used on state-issued non-driver IDs. The change will not affect Alabama driver license […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 10/30/18 – 11/06/18

November 12, 2018

FLORENCE-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 as a public service.


Farmers Insurance- Sheldon Hayes Agency Celebrate Grand Opening With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

November 12, 2018

 MUSCLE SHOALS-Congratulations to Farmers Insurance- Sheldon Hayes Agency for opening its doors in Tuscumbia! Located at 958 Woodmont Drive.  To celebrate the occasion Farmers Insurance held an open house and the Chamber welcomed it’s newest member with a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting. “Sheldon and his team at Farmers Insurance have the pleasure of helping customers identify […]


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Part 3: New Handguns

November 12, 2018

  This article concludes the three part series on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.    The previous articles can be found here: Part 1:  http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=490427 Part 2:  http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=491214 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sentinels was recently given new handguns.  The firm of Sig Sauer presented the Sentinels were given special edition Sig Sauer M-17 […]


University of North Alabama and Kilby Laboratory School Welcome Author Charles Ghigna for Young Authors Conference and Workshop

November 12, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences, and Kilby Laboratory School will welcome award-winning author Charles Ghigna for a Young Authors conference and a writing workshop, Nov. 15.   The Young Authors conference will take place at Kilby and will feature Ghigna reading aloud his new bicentennial book, Alabama: My Home, Sweet […]


Thank A Veteran…Here Are Few Ways To Show Your Thanks…

November 11, 2018

Each year on November 11, we commemorate Veteran’s Day. Sometimes Veteran’s Day is confused with Memorial Day.  The difference….Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who gave their lives in service of our country…..Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who service now and in the past to defend and protect our nation. […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 10/29/18 – 11/05/18

November 11, 2018

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.


University of North Alabama Professor Pretes Named VP of Prestigious Geography Association

November 11, 2018

FLORENCE – Dr. Michael Pretes, professor of Geography at the University of North Alabama, has been elected Vice President and President-Elect of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG). Pretes was elected at the APCG’s annual meeting held in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 24-27.  Pretes will serve as the Vice President for one year and then as […]


Alabama State Parks Honor Vets With ‘Parks For Patriots’

November 11, 2018

 MONTGOMERY-Last year, the AlabamStateParks introduced the new #ParksforPatriots Veterans Program. This voluntary program allows park visitors to provide free admission for veterans through sponsorship contributions. We are proud to provide this program as a tribute to all of the men and women who have provided us the freedoms we enjoy today. Visit alapark.com to learn more about this […]