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Killen Founder’s Day 2017 – EVENT PHOTOS

August 14, 2017

KILLEN – Yep… There was some rain on the parade Friday evening. But that didn’t stop the big town-wide party that’s known as Founder’s Day. You just dry out and wait until Saturday morning to go to the park for all the festivities. And Saturday, the weather was fine! The city park was filled with […]

FirstBank Names Greg Taylor Commercial Relationship Manager

August 10, 2017

FLORENCE – Greg Taylor has been named Commercial Relationship Manager, SVP of FirstBank’s Florence loan production office. In his new role, Taylor will work with existing business customers and help develop new relationships in the Florence-area business community. “Greg is a great banker who knows the Quad Cities area well and has built relationships across the […]

Hot Muggy But Always Fun…August First Friday – EVENT PHOTOS!

August 7, 2017

FLORENCE – Well, the rain held off for a couple of hours, at least. First Friday’s crowd was pretty nice for a warm August evening. The rain held until about 7 PM and that gave QCD Photog Kristy Lovelace time to make the rounds! Here are her EVENT PHOTOS. Enjoy!

Shoals Chamber hosts Governor on business tour – EVENT PHOTOS

August 6, 2017

THE SHOALS – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey was in town Friday for a tour of businesses, educational facilities and regional construction projects. The survey was sponsored by The Shoals Chamber of Commerce, and was designed to give the State’s new Chief Executive a working overview of the economic progress in this part of Alabama. It […]

New bridge opens at Mars Hill

August 5, 2017

FLORENCE – This past Friday, Florence city officials formally opened up the new bridge at Mars Hill Road. The culmination of a project that was started in 2015, the two lane bridge spans Cox Creek and replaces a 69-year-old bridge that, for years, has been in great need of replacement. Actual construction of the project […]

Handy Festival Tour Around Town – EVENT PHOTOS

August 1, 2017

THE SHOALS – Now that the big week of the W.C. Handy music Festival is in the history books, we thought it might be fun to reflect on the week with some of our previously unpublished EVENT PHOTOS. You might just find yourself in his collection. So enjoy them! Photos by Sheri Wiggins and Kristy […]

Handy Fest Street Strut Parade – EVENT PHOTOS

July 31, 2017

FLORENCE – Saturday was a fine day for a parade. and that’s just what too place on Court Street for the annual Handy Fest Street Strut Parade. It’s a New Orleans style event, and is always a great way to show your stuff! The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to record the parade in EVENT […]

High-Flying Handy Fest Event at Airport – EVENT PHOTOS

July 31, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Director, Barry Griffith and his staff threw a great W.C. Handy Music Festival event on Saturday. The Aaron Blades Band and Asleep by Ten performed at the event. It was lots of fun! Here are some EVENT PHOTOS. Photos by Sheri Wiggins and Steve Wiggins  

Norbert Putnam and Counts Brothers Music – Handy Master Class

July 27, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – There’s always great music at the W.C. Handy Music Festival. But for many, the presentations given from music greats is a big draw. Wednesday, Counts Brothers Music held a Master Class with music producer and bass player, Norbert Putnam. Putnam also owned (with David Briggs) the world famous Quadraphonic Studios Nashville on […]

W.C. Handy Music Festival opening Ceremonies – EVENT PHOTOS

July 25, 2017

FLORENCE-The W.C. Handy Music Festival kicked-off on a warm July night at the W.C.Handy Home and Museum located on College Street.  The front lawn was the place to be and the Quad Cities Daily’s very own Kristy Lovelace was there to capture this night in photos.     Photos by Kristy Lovelace

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