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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. […]


Ready to rock out – Sam Phillips Music Celebration tonight

October 6, 2012

  FLORENCE – The final stages of preparation are underway for the 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration. The National Weather Service predicts a cool but dry evening in The Shoals… Just right for spending an evening out listening to some of the best musical acts ever. Those who haven’t gotten their tickets can purchase […]


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 […]


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