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Steve Wiggins

Tuscumbia City Council to firearms makers: “If they don’t like you in the North, make your new home here!”

April 25, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – “Come to Tuscumbia, the climate’s warm!” was the message, in so-many-words, to Northern firearms manufacturers. The message originated at last Monday’s Tuscumbia, Alabama City Council meeting, when Mayor Bill Shoemaker and the Council members approved a resolution that supports both our Second Amendment rights and the manufacturers of legal firearms in America. Shoemaker told […]


“I was all about the music and the pickers, and the styles they played” – Rick Hall

February 27, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When the movie, “MUSCLE SHOALS” screens tonight in Florence, it will mark the first time a feature length film has celebrated a bunch of Southern Boy musicians and studio owners who changed the world’s idea of music. It happens tonight at the Marriott Conference in Florence, and if you hurry, you can still […]


“I get to stand on the shoulders of giants who have built an industry from nothing” – Rodney Hall.

February 26, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When the Award Winning film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers Wednesday night in Florence, decades of commitment by a bunch ‘good-old-boys’ will finally be recognized. Rodney Hall, president of world-famous FAME Studios, spoke to The Quad-Cities Daily as part of a series of interviews on Muscle Shoals Music leading up to Wednesday night’s screening […]


“I think it’s important because it deals with the people” – Swamper David Hood shares some thoughts on “Muscle Shoals” the movie.

February 25, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – In this, the second installment of interviews with Muscle Shoals music-makers, David Hood discusses the importance of the film “Muscle Shoals”. The amazing story of how a bunch of country-boys, both “White” and “Colored”, left their differences at the front door of the studios and went inside to record some of the […]


“Rick was the greatest thing that ever happened to us” – Jimmy Johnson talks about the film, “Muscle Shoals”.

February 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first of FOUR interviews which lead up to the Shoals Premier of “Muscle Shoals” which appears at “The George Lindsey Film Festival. MUSCLE SHOALS – When  the film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers locally at the Marriott Conference Center, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Rodney Hall and David Hood will be among a panoply […]


Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford – (The Chief of Police and I) We’ll start over!

February 18, 2013

SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities Daily last Saturday published it exclusive one-on-one interview with Greg Ray, Sheffield’s reinstated Chief of Police. Ray had just 2 days prior been vindicated by the Civil Service Board as he fought to get his job back. Today, we had a chance to sit down with Mayor Ian Sanford at his office […]


Sheffield Mayor had his shot… Now it’s Greg Ray’s turn…

February 7, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford, has had lots of good days during in his career at City Hall. Back in the late ’90’s he was thrust into office when his friend and mentor, Mayor Laughlin Ashe, died too young. Sanford presided over a city that was suffering a fate similar to so many other towns […]


Scott Boyer benefit tonight – S.R.O. for this great cause

January 17, 2013

FLORENCE – Halley Phillips told The Quad-Cities Daily that she expects a full house at the Marriott Hotel Conference Center tonight. It’s a Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit for Scott Boyer, Jr., famed musician and member of The Decoys band. Phillips, Director of Digital media for Big River Broadcasting, said that response to tonight’s show […]


Scott Boyer benefit Thursday night – Ticket sales brisk

January 16, 2013

FLORENCE – Muscle Shoals to Music Row reports that tickets are selling fast for the Scott Boyer Benefit. Boyer, a beloved member of the Muscle Shoals music community, is presently in the hospital suffering from complications in surgery.             The show is certain to contain one of the best lineups […]


Elizabeth Romine – Happy warrior gone at 88 – VIDEO

December 27, 2012

  FLORENCE – Long-time resident, Miss Elizabeth Romine, passed away on Christmas Day. She was 88 years old. Miss Romine was a long-time resident of East Florence and kept watch over the goings on at Florence City Hall. Before she moved to Florence in the ’60’s, Elizabeth served in the Marine Corps., rising to the […]


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