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Breast Cancer Was Once A Taboo Subject

June 14, 2015

In the effort to raise awareness of breast cancer facts, some groups began selling pink ribbons to support the cause. The now ubiquitous pink ribbon is a symbol of support for breast cancer awareness and is also worn to honor those who have been diagnosed or who have died from breast cancer. Seeing pink ribbons […]

Come Play….The Celebrity Waiting Game

June 13, 2015

THE SHOALS-Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals will be holding a Celebrity Waiting Game on Tuesday, July 7th from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Shoals area celebrities will be waiting tables for BIG tips to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals.  The public is invited to come out and eat at Champy’s […]

Smoking Kills A Small Town Each Day….Really

June 13, 2015

Let’s face it: smoking causes 1,300  deaths a day. The truth of the matter is that smoking is deadly. It kills. 1 in 5 deaths in the United States is caused by smoking-related diseases. Cigarette smoking kills 480,000 people each year – that’s 1,300 deaths per day. By some estimates, over 40,000 of these deaths are caused […]

Statement From Colbert County Sheriff’s Office On Missing Man…Leon Tidwell

June 12, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-The Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson has issued an update on the missing person case reported here on Monday. Here is the statement from Sheriff Frank Williamson: “UPDATE … MISSING PERSON … UPDATE Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson and his team of investigators would like to update the public on the matter of missing […]

A survey about surveys. Want your opinion heard? Read on!

June 12, 2015

Seems that everybody likes to have their opinion heard. So we’re thinking about conducting on-line surveys where our Site Visitors can share their opinions on everything from politics to the best places to catch a Crappie. What do you think? OK. Here’s one for you… If the Quad-Cities Daily were  to conduct a survey about public […]

Dolphins And Humans Make Strange Fishing Partners

June 12, 2015

Humans and dolphins have had cooperative relations dating back to Roman times. In particular, fishermen and dolphins can work as a team to fish. Here’s how it works: the dolphins will work together to herd schools of fish towards the fishermen’s nets. Once the fish are caught, the fishermen give the dolphins their share of […]

Income Tax ….Introduced To Finance The War Against The Confederacy…..Really?

June 11, 2015

Benjamin Franklin said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The Revenue Act of 1861 introduced income tax in the United States of America. It was first used to help finance the war against the Confederacy. On this day, August 5th in 1861, Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by […]

Cleopatra….Not The First And Not Even Egyptian….Really?

June 10, 2015

Although she was the last of the Egyptian Pharaohs, Cleopatra was actually descended from Greek origins. She was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s conquest. The Ptolemies spoke only Greek, which explains why some Greek is shown in official documents from Egypt at the time. Cleopatra was given power […]

Lieutenant Colonel Yeilding Honored With His Own Speed Limit ….2,200

June 9, 2015

FLORENCE-The Florence Police were on hand today, Tuesday, June 9 to honor Lieutenant Colonel Ed Yeilding with his very own speed limit on Cox Creek Parkway. Here is how the Florence Police describe the ceremony and unveiling of the 2,200 speed limit sign: “*New speed limit on Cox Creek Parkway* Not for real but we […]

All Cats Begin With Felis Sylvestris…I Thought I Saw A Puddy Cat!

June 9, 2015

Recent studies show that domestic cats are all descendants of one species, . It’s an incredible cat fact that all the different breeds of cats in the world are from one species that was domesticated in the Near East nearly 12,000 years ago! As humans developed agricultural societies, it’s likely that cats became helpful in […]

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