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Sealand claims to be the smallest “country” in the world. It’s not even made out of land.

February 17, 2013

The Principality of Sealand is officially a “micronation”, which is “an entity that resembles a nation or a state, but which for the most part exists only on paper, on the Internet, or in the mind of its creator”. Sealand earns the dubious title of smallest country, with only 550 square meters of area. It’s […]

Police Chief Greg Ray – I knew the second I read the charge – I’m fighting this!

February 16, 2013

  SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities asked for and was granted the first comprehensive interview with Greg Ray, reinstated Thursday afternoon to his position as Sheffield’s Police Chief, by the Civil Service Board. Ray was relieved of his duties in October 2012 by Mayor Ian Sanford who alleged numerous inefficiencies in Ray’s work performance. The defrocked leader of […]

Tuskegee Airmen Presentation at the Sheffield Public Library

February 16, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Dr. Daniel L. Haulman, Ph.D is Chief of Organizational History Division at the Air Force Historical Research Agency.  He will be at the Sheffield Library to give a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen a Black History Month Event.  This presentation will be held at the Library in Sheffield on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. […]

Men have nipples because every fetus is a female until the Y chromosome kicks in.

February 16, 2013

  After conception, the human embryo develops as a female. Only after 6-8 weeks does the Y chromosome kick in and the fetus begins developing male characteristics. By this point breast tissue, milk ducts and nipples have already formed. This happens in all mammals, the only exception being stallions, who do not posses nipples.  Generally […]

Crepe Myrtle trimming the right way or Crepe Murder

February 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-One of my biggest pet peeves in driving around the Shoals is improper pruning of crepe myrtle trees.  Crepe Myrtles are trees that many owners treat as shrubs.  It is the most planted tree in the US and is available in white, purple or lilac, red and pink colors. With the large number planted, many home […]

As a punishment for misbehavior, Thai cops have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands.

February 15, 2013

A police chief in Bangkok, Thailand instituted a new policy for Bangkok cops in 2007. They have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands with hearts on them as punishment for misbehaving. This punishment could be for just about anything: breaking the law, littering, showing up late to work, parking in the wrong place. “This new […]

BREAKING NEWS – Police Chief Ray reinstated – Here is the actual document

February 14, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray, relieved of his duties last October by Mayor Ian Sanford, was reinstated today by the Sheffield Civil Service Board. Here is a copy of the actual document from the Board that was delivered to Sanford. See our first report on this developing story.  

BREAKING NEWS – Fired Sheffield Chief of Police Reinstated

February 14, 2013

SHEFFIELD – A confidential source has just informed The Quad-Cities Daily that Greg Ray has been reinstated as sheffield’s Chief of Police by the Civil Service Board.

TVA Community Credit Union Ribbon Cutting

February 14, 2013

Muscle Shoals – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and the TVA Community Credit Union (TVACCU) celebrated the grand opening of the TVACCU’s newest branch office with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Muscle Shoals recently.  The 10,000 square foot, state-of-the art, full service banking center features lobby, drive-thru services and offices on the ground floor, with […]

ACM nominates local radio station KIX96

February 14, 2013

FLORENCE – The Academy of Country Music in Nashville has nominated a Shoals radio station for “Small Market Station of the Year”. The nomination goes to KIX96 -WXFL 96.1FM, Florence. The ratio station, founded by music legend, the late Jerry Phillips, got word Wednesday that it had been honored by the Academy with this nomination. […]

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