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37th Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival – EVENT PHOTOS

August 20, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE-The Franklin County Watermelon Festival began in 1981 and is the largest festival in Franklin County and in year 37 the crowds were bigger and better than ever. A chance of rain faded quickly and the crowds had a most wonderful time.  There was fun, food, rides for the kids some really awesome music and […]


Stutts responds to 4 Way Inn approval from Alabama State Fire Marshall

August 17, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY – The Quad Cities Daily reported on August 15 that the Alabama State Fire Marshall approved architect plans for the renovation of the 4 Way Inn at the intersection of Highways 43 and 72A. The renovation is to bring the property to the appropriate occupancy code so that Alabama State Prison parolees can […]


4-Way Inn parolee-housing plans clear another hurdle

August 15, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY – Despite efforts by members of the public, some Colbert County Commissioners and the county’s State Senator and State Representative, the plan to convert a vacant motel to house over 30 state prison parolees is moving forward. The renovation plan, according to Alabama State Fire Marshall, Scott Pilgreen, has been reviewed by his […]


Saturday Night in Zip City – EVENT PHOTOS

August 6, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY – The Butler Creek Boys were back, there was BBQ and Kona Ice… Robert Walker and the fellas got the water slide put together (with the expert help of the Zip City Volunteer Fire Department). This writer and photographer kept his distance from the axe throwing line (discretion is the better part of […]


August First Friday….Just Right! – EVENT PHOTOS

August 5, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence First Friday for August had a full house.  The weather was warm….not too warm… the crowds were large….no too large and the fun that everyone had doing and seeing all that First Friday entails was spot on. The Quad Cities Daily enjoyed all the fun and managed to take a few photos of folks […]


W.C. Handy Music Festival – Street Strut – EVENT PHOTOS

July 30, 2018

FLORENCE – The weather last Saturday was picture-perfect for the W.C. Handy Music Festival’s annual “Street Strut” parade. for years the event has been held to celebrate those persons who have bravely fought back against cancer. And the event is always well attended. This year  saw representation from a number of different family groups who […]


Handy Nights…Champy’s…Travis And Company – EVENT PHOTOS

July 26, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Handy Fest is in full swing. Music is in the air, folks are living large and the food is to die for.   Quad Cities Daily dropped into one of their favorite eateries…Champy’s in Muscle Shoals.  We had some fine fried chicken and more fun then we could stand with old and new friends…the music […]


Handy Week continues at Champy’s – Johnny Rotten Cash

July 23, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS – Here’s a quick photo from Sunday night’s show at Champy’s. The deck was crammed to overflowing by fans of “Johnny Rotten Cash”. The music was great. The food was great. Check out Champy’s Facebook page: CHAMPY’S


Stutts trounces Lolley in Republican Primary runoff – On to the General Election in November

July 18, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY – Incumbent State Senator Larry Stutts (R) won a resounding runoff victory against Steve Lolley in Tuesday’s runoff election. At stake was the opportunity to meet State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D) in November’s General Election. Stutts, who is serving his first term as State Senator, soundly defeated political neophyte Steve Lolley with […]


Tuscumbia 2nd Saturday featured Tomato Sandwich Day at the Coberty County Courthouse – EVENT PHOTOS

July 16, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia held their Second Saturday event downtown on Saturday, July 14 and while this fun event was in full swing downtown up by the Courthouse Square the Colbert County Extension held a Tomato Sandwich Day event in honor of national Tomato Sandwich day. Everyone enjoyed a good old white bread, mayo and homegrown Alabama tomatoes […]


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