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West Nile Virus strikes resident of Lauderdale County – five weeks ago

October 4, 2012

FLORENCE – There have been a number of media reports of a single case of West Nile virus infecting a resident of Lauderdale County. However, the complete story is that the disease struck the resident, a man over 50 years old, several weeks ago. According to Dr. Karen Landers, he has completely recovered and no […]

New Air Carrier arrives at Shoals Airport – Atlanta, we’re back!

October 1, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Muscle Shoals Trojans High School Band was ready, politicians and dignitaries were all there, the support personnel had everything in ship-shape order and the news media were ready to roll. However, the rain-god wasn’t cooperating between here and Atlanta where Silver Airways was originating its inaugural flight to The Northwest Alabama […]

Courtland Air Show a big success – Audience thrilled – PHOTOS and VIDEO

October 1, 2012

COURTLAND – Saturday’s 3rd Annual Courtland Air Show was a crowd pleaser, with tolerable weather, good food, and, of course, some exciting aerobatics in spectacular aircraft. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to take photos and video of the day. The video contains some selected scenes from the day’s events. Be sure to watch all […]

Singing River Statue is unveiled in Sheffield – VIDEO

September 24, 2012

SHEFFIELD – As the audience gathered around the base of the old fountain on Bob Love Plaza, David Anderson, Bill Matthews and Mayor Ian Sanford wrested the black visqueen from an 18-foot tall statue of a 1950’s era rock ‘n roll guitar player. The statue, sculpted in shiny aluminum by artist Audwin McGee, is the […]

Singing River Sculpture to be unveiled Sunday afternoon

September 21, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Visitors to Downtown Sheffield will find it easy to spot the colossal addition to Bob Love Plaza. They will be able to instantly tell that it’s a statue – a big one. But no one will be able to see exactly what is under the drape of visqueen until Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. […]

Ground Awakening In The Shoals – Put another one in the “Win” column – VIDEOS

September 11, 2012

FLORENCE – They flew in from Japan, Texas, Indiana. Governor Robert Bentley and his entourage flew up from Montgomery. They gathered in what was at one time a hay field in the Industrial Park to meet with local officials and interested Citizens to announce a new company.           TASUS Corporation, announced […]

Oka Kapassa Weekend – VIDEO

September 7, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The Oka Kapassa Native American Festival returns to Spring Park this weekend. Representatives from numerous tribes have gathered for this annual event, one of the largest of its kind. The Quad-Cities Daily caught up with Colbert County Tourism’s Ninon Parker, and she told us all about it. [cvg-video videoId=’4′ width=’864′ height=’486′ /]

Firestone expands its Shoals operations – 40 new jobs in the future

August 27, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – “When an existing company expands its operations, that says a lot about the quality of the community where it is located,” Greg Canfield, Alabama Commerce Committee Secretary said today. His remarks were given to Business and Government leaders who assembled to hear the news that another company was adding more square footage to […]

Neil Armstrong: War Veteran, Test Pilot, Educator, Explorer – Now a part of history

August 26, 2012

Millions of us were saddened when word of the death of Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on another world, flashed around the Third Rock From the Sun Saturday. Armstrong died from complications of recent cardiac surgery. He was 82. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and […]

Irons endorses Singleton in tight mayoral race

August 14, 2012

FLORENCE – Two-term Mayor, Bobby Irons, who is stepping down from his post, today endorsed former Florence Police Chief, Rick Singleton to replace him. Singleton, is in a tight contest with Mickey Haddock for the post. The municipal election is August 28, and there are many issues facing Florence for the man who wins the post. […]

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