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F150 pickup slams into Harley this morning – Biker killed

August 30, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – It was a pretty devastating scene this morning on Alternate Highway 72 this morning about 9:30… Several motorcycles were riding together to grab some breakfast when one of their small group was killed in a traffic accident. According to Chief Tony Logan, Leland Rea, 63, of Russellville was fatally injured when his motorcycle […]

Donnie Fritts – Beloved musician and songwriter

August 28, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Donnie Fritts, whom Jerry Wexler called, “The Leaning Man of The Shoals”, died last night at U.A.B. Hospital in Birmingham after a protracted stay following heart surgery. Fritts, a native of Florence, had a luminous career. He was a prolific songwriter, keyboardist and singer. He is known as one of the founders […]

Wishbone Studio’s hosts Ed Hill and Dak Alley – EVENT PHOTOS

August 27, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Billy Lawson, the man responsible for the resurrection of the famous Wishbone Recording Studios, this past Saturday afternoon hosted what we hope will be the first of many special events there. The studio was filled to capacity to hear from Nashville famed songwriters and musicians, Ed Hill and Dak Alley about their […]

This June’s Shoal Creek fatal boat accident heads to Grand Jury – UPDATE

August 22, 2019

FLORENCE – The rumor mill, working overtime since a speedboat and a cabin cruiser collided on Shoal Creek, will finally begin to slow down as early as next week, when the case goes before the Lauderdale County Grand Jury. The accident, which occurred late at night on June 8, near the mouth of the creek […]

Underwood pleads guilty – Sentenced to jail – Surrenders law license

August 20, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Noted North Alabama lawyer, Billy Underwood plead guilty this morning to misdemeanor charge of juror tampering in a criminal case. The incident to which Underwood was convicted took place nearly 2 years ago. He was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury in January 2018 on a more serious felony charge of attempting […]

Police Involved Incident under investigation

August 19, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – This past Saturday, Tuscumbia Police responded to a residence in the city in what a source has told The Quad Cities Daily was a domestic disturbance call. There has been some unsubstantiated information released on social media as to the nature of an alleged incident between the responding police officers and a person […]

UNA Kicks Off the Year with “Unpack The Pride” Event – EVENT PHOTOS

August 17, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA – There’s nothing like a helping hand when new students and their families are moving their stuff into the dorm at the beginning of a new semester. And there were plenty of smiling faces on the students and staff of UNA as they helped new residents make the move into their […]

Colbert County Extension Tomato Sandwich Day… Gettin’ there by the Scenic Route – EVENT PHOTOS

August 11, 2019

“Little David was out in the field abiding the sheeps. and his Papa drew nigh unto him and said, “Son, there’s a thundershower coming up. Let’s get the sheep outta’ here.” Little David said, “But Papa, where will us take ‘em? Over to Lawrence Welk’s house?” He say, “Don’t bug me with no trivia!” Said, […]

First Friday in Downtown – EVENT PHOTOS

August 4, 2019

FLORENCE – The environs of Downtown were simply jammed-packed Friday evening for the August edition of First Friday. Rain threatened, but didn’t succeed. Looks like everybody had a great time. The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to record much of the evening in Event Photos. See yourself? Download it for your personal use. Enjoy!

Gettin’ Down & Gettin’ Dirty in Zip City – EVENT PHOTOS

August 4, 2019

ZIP CITY – Nestled in the upper reaches of Lauderdale County, just a few miles south of the Tennessee State Line lies the community of Zip City. Now, you may not think that much goes on there. ans you might be incorrect in your assumption. Case in point: The biggest mudslide event in Lauderdale. Folks […]

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