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If It Is September It Is Dragon Boat Time – EVENT PHOTOS

September 16, 2019

FLORENCE-On Saturday, September 14 the Shoals Dragon Boat Festival was held at McFarland Park.  The festival is held each year to help raise money for Shoals Scholar Dollars. Fun was had by all and the event could not have been held on a more spectacular day…sunshine and smiling faces along with some hefty  rowing.  The […]


Oka Kapassa The 19th Year Of Celebrating Our Native Heritage- EVENT PHOTOS

September 15, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Oka Kapassa is held in Spring Park each September to honor all Native American tribes and to educate school children and the general public about Native American lifeways and culture.  The 19th year for Oka Kapassa was no exception to the rule.  There were exhibits and demonstrations  throughout the two day festival filled with color […]


Industry Night for BEST Robotics at Northwest Shoals – EVENT PHOTOS

September 11, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Confession here… Dr. Colagross’ vanilla ice cream was REALLY GOOD! Now to the story… Tuesday afternoon, Northwest Shoals Community College held Industry Night at the Muscle Shoals Campus. The event showcased the school’s 21st Century expanding direction into STEM educational programs, which are designed to provide new-tech skills to our region’s workforce. […]


Sheffield’s sewage treatment deemed safe after repairs to chlorine system finished – PHOTOS

September 9, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Utilities Facilities director, Tommy Barnes took the Quad Cities Daily on a tour of the Sheffield wastewater treatment plant. He showed us the portion of the facility where a minuscule amount of Chlorine is added to the already-treated effluent from the facility just prior to release into the Tennessee River. This particular […]


Chlorine gas accident in middle of night – Dozens of Sheffield residents evacuated – PHOTOS

September 8, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Emergency responders from Sheffield Police, Fire and Rescue were on scene at approximately 1:30 this morning near Village One. There had been an accidental release of deadly chlorine gas at the nearby Sheffield Wastewater Treatment Plant. Police and Fire personnel from all shifts responded to the area near Blackwell and Village Roads and […]


First Friday in Downtown Florence- EVENT PHOTOS

September 7, 2019

FLORENCE – Friday night, there was a really nice crowd in Downtown Florence. It was the monthly. First Friday gathering of vendors, music and artists. The weather was perfect, and it appeared that everybody was having a great time. The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to take our famous EVENT PHOTOS. We present them […]


Archive video interview with Jimmy Johnson and David Hood on acquisition of 3614 Jackson Highway – VIDEO / PHOTOS

September 6, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Back in 2013, when the legendary 3614 Jackson Highway recording studio was re-acquired from private ownership to a 501(c)3 corporation, we video interviewed Jimmy Johnson and David Hood on the meaning of this occasion. Please Click on this LINK to read the story and hear Jimmy and David talk about it.


Worldwide music legend and Muscle Shoals’ friend to everyone he met, Jimmy Johnson passes this afternoon – R.I.P.

September 5, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Jimmy Johnson, 76, of Sheffield died this afternoon at Northwest Alabama Medical Center. At 2:00PM, Jimmy’s son posted on Facebook. “He is gone. Playing music with the angels now.” Johnson had been in declining health for the last several years. He entered the hospital several days ago, suffering multiple health issues. Surrounded by […]


Arrest made in Labor Day homicide in Tuscumbia

September 4, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Police Chief Tony Logan announced in a news release this afternoon that an arrest was made in the shooting death of a Tuscumbia man, John Thomas Call. “Richard Kevin Hester age 54 of Sheffield was taken into custody about 330 today by members of the Colbert County sheriffs office, the Tuscumbia police department, […]


Tuscumbia shooting victim identified

September 4, 2019

  TUSCUMBIA – Tuscumbia Police Chief, Tony Logan identified the victim of a fatal Labor Day shooting. He was identified as John Thomas Call, whose last official address was in Tennessee. It appears that he and several family members were living in or near the Tuscumbia residence, where the shooting took place, at the time […]


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