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Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announces $1.2 million terminal renovation

November 2, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announced a $1.2 million renova­tion project today that will upgrade the facility and prepare it for anticipated growth. The announce­ment was made by Barry Auchly, Chairman of the Air Services Committee, and Barry Griffith, NARA Executive Director.               “Our remodeling and […]


Hughes replaced at Sheffield Utilities – 2nd Sheffield management shakeup in 4 days

October 30, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Allen Hughes, with 18 years tenure at Sheffield Utilities, was replaced today by a former TVA executive. The news came suddenly and follows on the heels of the dismissal of Greg Ray, the City’s Chief of Police. The two actions are apparently not connected with one another.          .  . […]


Mayor releases Civil Service letter in Police Chief dismissal

October 28, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Mayor Ian Sanford released to the media the letter that he sent to members of The Sheffield Civil Service Board in the matter of his suspension of Chief Greg Ray. Ray was given the opportunity to resign, according to Sanford, but declined. Here is a copy of the letter to The Civil Service Board: […]


Ray defiant, says he looks forward to resuming duties

October 27, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The lawyer for suspended Chief of Police, Greg Ray, issued a media release late Friday stating that his client has received “overwhelming support” from area residents. Florence attorney Tony Hughes sent the letter to area media on behalf of Ray after an afternoon-long meeting following Ray’s dismissal of duties. The letter reads: “Chief […]


Five persons seriously injured in high-speed crash

October 26, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Five persons, one an infant, have been rushed to area hospitals tonight as a result of a head-on collision. Sheffield Police, Fire, and Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene at the intersection of South Montgomery Avenue and Jackson Highway shortly before 9:00 pm.           Three of the victims […]


Sheffield Police Chief fired – Sanford: “This has been coming for a while”

October 26, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford said that the decision to suspend Police Chief Greg Ray was a painful, but necessary thing to do. “I met with Chief Ray this morning, Council member Gary Scales was there, and told Greg that we wanted him to resign,” Sanford told The Quad-Cities Daily. “We laid out our […]


Ritz benefit show a big hit

October 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Excellent Bluegrass and Country music wafted through the auditorium of The Ritz Theater Tuesday evening, as some of the best of Muscle Shoals’ singers, songwriters and musicians took the stage. The show was a benefit for bluegrass legend, Jake Landers, who was all smiles as he and his wife, Joanne, listened to all the […]


Remains of Historic Church – removed of its famous stained glass – conveyed

October 16, 2012

  SHEFFIELD – Windows and other historic artifacts removed for their salvage value, responsibility for the future of the Grace Episcopal Church building at 700 N. Montgomery Avenue  has been conveyed to The Colbert Historical Landmarks Foundation. The building, which last operated as a wedding chapel until it deteriorated beyond reasonable repair, was purchased from the owners […]


10 Alabama Health Care facilities received NECC products

October 12, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Although no Alabama health care facilities received fungus-contaminated injections from New England Compounding Center, 10 health care facilities did receive other NECC sterile injectable products. The compounding pharmacy is at the center of a massive multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak.           The Alabama Department of Public Health has contacted all facilities […]


Sam Phillips Music Celebration 2012 – PHOTOS

October 9, 2012

FLORENCE – The Sam Phillips Music Celebration 2012 proved to be a challenge against the forces of nature. Despite the rain, Big River Broadcasting leaned into plow and gave music lovers a great Saturday night. Naturally, The Quad-Cities Daily was present with its cadre’ of photojournalists, Dick Cooper, Sheri Wiggins, Dave Reasons and Steve Wiggins. […]


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