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Zip City Saturday Night – EVENT PHOTOS

June 24, 2019

ZIP CITY – LAUDERDALE COUNTY – You know Summer’s arrived when Zip City Saturday Night kicks off. The friendly, closely knit community up near the Tennessee Line seems to always compete above its weight class. The volunteer fire department and P&K Western Store team up every month when the weather warms to hold a family […]


On The Rocks is open!

June 22, 2019

FLORENCE – The popular “On The Rocks” which has been closed for almost two weeks due to a small fire incident in their cooler, is open once again. On The Rocks is located on Court Street just next door to The Pie Factory.


Contrary to rumor mill – McCutcheon not involved in boat accident

June 21, 2019

FLORENCE – “He’s not part of the investigation. I can’t say more about the case, but what I can allow is that neither Tom nor his boat were  involved,” Lauderdale County District Attorney, Chris Connolly told The Quad Cities Daily. Lawyer Tom McCutcheon, who has been practicing for years in Alabama, is a highly respected […]


Florence/Lauderdale Tourism success story – AHSAA Softball Tournament

June 11, 2019

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM – FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE TOURISM AND CITY OF FLORENCE HIGHLIGHT ECONOMIC IMPACT & PARTNERSHIP IN AHSAA REGIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT… This was the headline for the first super-successful “Sports Tourism” foray into major High School sports events in Lauderdale County. Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Director, Rob Carnegie and the Board of Directors worked diligently to make the event […]


Tuscumbia murder suspect taken into custody

June 10, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – The man suspected in the murder of 29-year-old Kendrick Graham is in custody under a $200 -thousand bond, according to Police Chief Tony Logan. According to chief Logan, “The murder suspect was taken into custody shortly after 2:45PM today by Tuscumbia Police. He surrendered himself to authorities without incident.” Gregory Martez Childress, 28, […]


New Businesses In Florence – May 2019

June 9, 2019

FLORENCE– Mayor Holt is pleased to announce that fifteen new brick and mortar businesses received their business license during May 2019.  The business list includes a manufacturer, retail stores, an array of professional service providers and establishments, and a restaurant.  Florence’s commitment to business is a foundational value, and we are thrilled that the listed […]


Athens Saturday Market Open For Business Every Saturday Through August – EVENT PHOTOS

June 3, 2019

ATHENS-It’s summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market.  Athens Saturday Market opened for business on June 1 with lots of fresh produce, a food truck, music and more. The Market will be open every Saturday 8am – noon through August 24. The Quad […]


19th Annual Shoals African Heritage Festival – EVENT PHOTOS

June 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-For the 19th year the Willie Green Recreation Center was home to the Shoals African Festival.  There was a lot to see and do and the weather was warm…but perfect. The Quad Cities Daily had a lot of fun and captured all the goings on in photos for your enjoyment.  


The good news is On The Rocks & The Pie Factory is on the mend…

May 31, 2019

  FLORENCE – Also, The Pie Factory in Muscle Shoals is still serving great food and beverages. The not-so-good news is, the Court Street locations had a small fire incident and will be closed for a few days until repairs are made.. “Thank goodness, nobody was hurt and the overall damage to the buildings is […]


Keller Hospital gets a new cutting-edge robot – PHOTOS

May 31, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Surgical technology took a big leap forward as Helen Keller Hospital brought a new state-of-the-art robot on line. Designed to assist surgeons with knee and hip replacement procedures, the MAKO SYSTEM is the first of its kind in Northwest Alabama. “This is a game changer”, said Registered Nurse Michael Hill, Director of Surgical […]


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