Public Announcement – Target/Sam’s Club Connection is now open!

December 14, 2018

 FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt is pleased to announce that the connection between the section of the road bounded by the Target Shopping Center and Sam’s Club Shopping Center has been opened. Traffic is able to pass between the two shopping centers without going to the Cox Creek Parkway intersection. When the weather warms, they will place […]


Was Saturnalia co opted by the Romans to become Christmas? Could be…

December 14, 2018

It was a public holiday celebrated around December 25th in the family home. A time for feasting, goodwill, generosity to the poor, the exchange of gifts and the decoration of trees. But it wasn’t Christmas. This was Saturnalia, the ancient pagan Roman winter solstice festival. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The origin of the Christmas holiday has […]


Alabama Career Center System to Host Emergency Meetings for Virginia College Students and Employees

December 14, 2018

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Career Center System, in cooperation with the Alabama Community College System, AIDT, the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE), and the Rapid Response Team (part of the Dislocated Worker Unit at the Alabama Department of Commerce) is hosting emergency information sessions for students and employees who have been impacted […]


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An Exclusive QCDNews Interview: Dani Jordyn

December 14, 2018

This article is the next installment in the interview series to let fans into the world of Professional Wrestling.  I interviewed “White Lightning” Tim Horner first and then followed that interview with one with “Mr. Olympia” Jerry Stubbs.  Both interviews can be found at the links below: Jerry Stubbs: http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=449543 Tim Horner: http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=438962 I met […]


Governor Ivey Awards $3.1 Million to Assist Low-Income Residents

December 14, 2018

 MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the award of grants totaling $3.1 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life. The Community Services Block Grants will enable 20 community action agencies throughout the state to help low-income residents achieve self-sufficiency and address barriers to success through […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 11/21/18 – 12/12/18

December 14, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A -defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.


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University of North Alabama Sees Immediate Student Success with “Finish in Four” and New Winter Session

December 14, 2018

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama are celebrating thanks to larger than expected Winter Session enrollment numbers and overwhelming student response. Initially expected to bring in 250-300 students, the University’s inaugural Winter Session’s enrollment is currently more than 750 students. Dr. Ross Alexander, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, said the University […]


Vinemont Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident

December 13, 2018

CULLMAN COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report a single vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, December 12 that has claimed the life of a Vinemont man: “A single-vehicle crash at 1:45 p.m. today, December 12, has claimed the life of a Vinemont man. David Anthony Smith, 54, was killed when the 2000 Dodge Durango he was driving […]


A Christmas Carol….But Did You Know

December 13, 2018

 Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ written on December 19, 1843 is 175 years old.  We read it today…celebrate it with Christmas Dinners and Tiny Tim look-alikes.  But did you know…..   Dickens was inspired to write A Christmas Carol in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum […]


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Shoals Students Take Home South’s Regional BEST Robotics Awards

December 13, 2018

AUBURN – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Shoals-area winners from the South’s BEST Robotics Championship held December 1-2 at Auburn University. Sixty teams spanning five states participated and five represented the NW Alabama BEST Robotics region. These teams included Creekside Academy, Brooks High School, Covenant Christian School, Phillips High School […]


Miss Kitty…”Take Me Home For Christmas, Or Maybe One Of Friends”…Pet Of The Week

December 13, 2018

THE SHOALS-We have pets from all over the Shoals…Please find just the pet for you and take them home….you both will be happy (Or if you choose more than one…You all will be happy). Check here to see your Pet Of The Week!


Last Bake Sale This Year for Chloe’s Fund– Helping Florence-Lauderdale Shelter Animals!

December 13, 2018

FLORENCE-With your help this year, Chloe’s Fund has given medical care to hundreds of Florence Lauderdale Shelter animals in need. On December 14, the last bake sale for the year will be held; all proceeds benefit Chloe’s Fund. In addition to holiday treats, we’ll have Gift Baskets and assorted presents for animal lovers to purchase. […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 12/03/18 – 12/09/18

December 13, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A -defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.


Why Does My Homeowners Insurance Keep Going Up?

December 12, 2018

As many homeowners policies are set to renew in the beginning of 2019, a common question posed by our customers is “why do my rates keep going up?” Many reasons factor into rates, but here are a few of the most common, as well as some ways to help make sure that your policy is […]


New! Winston County Arrest Reports 11/26/18 – 12/02/18

December 12, 2018

WINSTON COUNTY-Booking Photos from Winston County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A -defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.


Alvin Rosenbaum Book Talk At FLPL

December 12, 2018

 FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has a book talk/signing we have scheduled for January: Book Talk/Signing  –  The Muscle Shoals: First Frontier of These United States by Alvin Rosenbaum Thursday, January 10, 5:30 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Alvin Rosenbaum will be speaking at FLPL about his new book The Muscle Shoals: First Frontier of These United States. The Muscle […]


Buffalo Bill won his nickname in a shootout. Read more!

December 12, 2018

William Frederick Cody (a.k.a. Buffalo Bill) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. Cody had documented serviceas a soldier during the Civil War and as Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars. He claimed to have had many jobs, including as a trapper, bullwhacker, “Fifty-Niner” in Colorado, a Pony Express […]


Alabama’s hospitals are effectively controlling healthcare-associated infections

December 12, 2018

 MONTGOMERY-For the seventh year in a row, Alabama’s Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) program has been committed to protecting patients from adverse healthcare events, while promoting safety, quality and value in Alabama’s healthcare delivery.   “We publish an annual report that provides information on the number of infections per category and whether the hospital performs better than […]


Single Vehicle Accident Takes Life Of Lexington Man

December 11, 2018

LEXINGTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 11 that has taken the life of a Lexington man: “A single vehicle crash at 6:40AM on December 11, 2018 has claimed the life of a man from Lexington, Alabama.  Jason Kyle Allen, 44, was killed when his 1994 Chevrolet […]


‘White Christmas’….The Movie….Did You Know

December 11, 2018

 White Christmas the much beloved movie starring Bing Crosby was first aired in the movie theaters in 1954.  Here are a few little know facts about the movie: did you know….the “Sisters” comedy act that Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye perform was not originally in the script. They were clowning around on the set and […]


Some Schools Delay Opening On Tuesday December 11 Due To Severe Weather Threat

December 11, 2018

 TENNESSEE VALLEY-Possible severe weather in the area Monday night and Tuesday morning prompt school officials to delay some school openings for Tuesday, December 11: Albertville City Schools – 2-hour delay – All employees should report at 8:00 unless otherwise directed Athens Bible Schools -2-hour delay Athens City Schools – 2-hour delay Athens State University -2-hour […]


University of North Alabama and Huntsville Hospital Health System Team up for Partnership

December 11, 2018

FLORENCE. – Officials with the University of North Alabama and the Huntsville Hospital Health System announced that they will team up to form a partnership. An official signing of a Learning Agreement took place Monday, Dec. 10 at Huntsville Hospital. According to the agreement, Huntsville Hospital Health System will be considered a “preferred educational partner.”  As […]


Natchez Trace Parkway is Hiring

December 11, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season. The season begins April 15, 2019 and ends October 14, 1019. There could be opportunities in any of the following locations: Mississippi           Alabama         Tennessee Natchez                Cherokee         Hohenwald Port Gibson      […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 11/16/18 – 12/09/18

December 11, 2018

MARSHALL COUNTY-Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A -defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.