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Fast & Furious 8 Weekend at University Chevy

April 17, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad-Cities Daily was out this weekend at University Chevrolet in Tuscumbia to look at some cars. Not ordinarily unusual… University has some sweet ‘Vettes! But this was different. On hand were some of the actual cars that appear in the newest iteration of the movie series, “Fast and Furious 8”. Lots of folks […]


Educational Talent Search Students Visit NW-SCC & Alabama Music Hall of Fame

April 14, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – Students from several area schools  had an opportunity to learn about the Music Industry from experts in the field. The tour, a part of the ongoing effort by Northwest Shoals Community College and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, brought in students from several local high schools. “Ninth grade Educational Talent Search […]


2017 UNA Color Run – EVENT PHOTOS

April 13, 2017

McFARLAND PARK – This past weekend the UNA Athletics Depart hosted the Fourth Annual UNA 5K Color Run. It was huge! and by all standards, it was a blast! A few hundred people… Students… Instructors… Kids… Folks from around town. They all got together for the fun run and managed to get a lot of […]


First Friday in Downtown Florence on Court Street – EVENT PHOTOS

April 10, 2017

FLORENCE – The Quad-Cities Daily was all over First Friday this past Friday. From the Gold Record Room all the way up to UNA, our photogs were out and about capturing the mood, the music and the moments in time! Our photographer Kristy Lovelace took some really nice pics of the event, and we present them […]


Great weather and lots of neato environmental fun… Earth Day Celebration! – EVENT PHOTOS

April 10, 2017

FLORENCE – Every year in April, The Shoals is home to Earth Day events. The biggie is the celebration such as we witnessed Saturday at Mcfarland Park on the grounds of the Florence/Lauderdale Visitors Center. There were environmental awareness booths set up underneath the shady trees. Some great music and even a magic show by […]


Sheffield High School looks at taking another run at BEST Robotics competition

April 9, 2017

SHEFFIELD – S.H.S. used to participate in the National BEST Robotics competitions until a few years ago, when they lost their teacher/mentor. And so, Mrs. Mary Stephens and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, coordinator of BEST Robotics got together and began planning a strategy to have the city students get back in the program with […]


Fun times at the Gold Record Room – EVENT PHOTOS

April 9, 2017

FLORENCE – The Gold Record Room at 200 S. Court Street is a relatively new  venue that’s quickly getting known for producing some innovative music shows that bring together the artists and their fans in a close-in fashion. The room, on the First Floor of the Sun Trust Bank Building, was the scene last Friday with […]


Spurgeon was formally read charges in child abuse, human trafficking – PHOTOS

April 7, 2017

FLORENCE – Jenise Spurgeon was a foster parent. And was this morning formally presented the charges against her in several hundred counts (along with her husband, who is still awaiting extradition from Florida) of sex crimes with children, by Circuit Judge Gil Self. It didn’t take long, considering the severity of the charges. Over  100 […]


World War One kickstarted the Shoals – 100 years ago…

April 4, 2017

FLORENCE – Joel Mize is the Shoals representative to Alabama’s World War One Centennial Committee. Yesterday, he introduced the year-long campaign at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center. Mize painted a pre-war portrait of our area… Northwest Alabama was only a small part of the economic wasteland that was Appalacia. But we had something special; lots […]


Rare Handy Festival posters found – PHOTOS

March 31, 2017

FLORENCE – “It’s funny… People sometimes forget just how deeply the W.C. Handy Music Festival is woven into the music of Muscle Shoals,” remarked Dick Cooper, who has been, it seems, in synchronous time with the music history of our little corner of the world. Dick, Handy Festival Chair, Tori Bailey and Music Preservation Society Board […]


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