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Mayor Of St. Florian Dies At 70

February 17, 2018

 ST. FLORIAN-On Friday morning, February 16 ST. Florian mayor Don Strait dies at 70 after a brief illness. Strait, who has served on the Town Council, was in his second term as mayor. He was elected in August 2012, defeating one opponent. He ran unopposed in 2016.  He spent a little more than five years in office. […]

Congressman Aderholt Celebrates 911 Call’s 50th Anniversary

February 16, 2018

WASHNGTON, DC-In a speech on Thursday, February 15  on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Aderholt announced that in honor of the 50thAnniversary of the first 911 call, (which took place in his hometown of Haleyville), the famous, red 911 phone will be temporarily displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History.   Friday, […]

Bluegrass Music Weeps…Jake Landers Dead At 80

February 13, 2018

THE SHOALS-Jake Landers, passed away at 4:30 this morning after an extended illness according to long time friend and fellow Bluegrass musician Scooter Muse. His career spanned five decades. This past Saturday the 8th annual Jake Landers Bluegrass Concert was held at the historic Ritz Theatre in Sheffield. Jake was born on August 14, 1938 […]

Flood Warning For The Shoals

February 11, 2018

THE SHOALS-Tennessee River at Florence AL is currently forecasted to reach minor flood stage tonight, February 11 or early tomorrow morning, February 12 and continue to rise over the next few days. TVA will continue to store water in the tributary reservoirs to reduce flows into the main stem of the Tennessee River. The National […]

Colbert County Schools Closing Due To Flu February 15,16 and 19

February 9, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-Colbert County Schools will be closed on February 15 and 16 and Monday, February 19 to let students recover at home and to deep clean facilities of the flu virus that has been prevalent in Colbert County Schools.  School will resume on Tuesday, February 20. Several other school systems in the area have closed […]

Several Schools Close Due To Flu Outbreak

February 7, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Several schools in the area are closing due to the flu outbreak in North Alabama. CLOSED FEBRUARY 8 and 9, THURSDAY/FRIDAY Albertville City Schools Boaz City Schools Cullman County Schools Fayetteville City Schools Guntersville City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday,  February 8 and 9   Marshall County Schools closed until February 13. […]

Franklin County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration With Marker Unveiling

February 6, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE-Franklin County….1818 – 2018… The Franklin County Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration was held Tuesday, February 6 at the Franklin County Archives, 300 Limestone Street NE in Russellville. The day started off by the Star-Spangled Banner played by the Russellville High School band as the Tuscumbia Color Guard presented the colors. An invocation by Jackie Richardson followed by […]

Groundhog Day…Six More Weeks Of Winter

February 2, 2018

Groundhog Day, it’s a strange holiday based more on folklore than science. But despite the fact that most, if not all, meteorologists place little value on the rodent’s ability to predict an early spring, the annual tradition is still one that many people get excited about. Punxsutawney Phil, undoubtably the most famous of marmots…. thousands […]

Closings And Delays Due To Weather For Friday, January 19

January 18, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY/NORTH MISSISSIPPI-Closings and Delays for the Valley on Friday, January 19. QCDNews will continue to update this story with the latest closures and delays. SCHOOLS Alcorn County Schools closed Baldwyn Schools Two hour delay start Friday, staff report at 8 Booneville Schools Students Report 10AM; Staff Report 8AM Calhoun County Schools Closed Friday; Staff report […]

Closings And Delays Due To extreme Cold For Thursday, Janaury 18

January 17, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY/NORTH MISSISSIPPI-The snow is over and roads are clear for the most part. There still will be closings and delays for Thursday, January 18 due to the extreme cold. We have them for you here and will update the list as we receive more information.   SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS Albertville City Schools – […]

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