From Hooker’s Lips To Monkey Orchids…Flowers Are Just Plain Strange!

May 26, 2017

Flowers make people smile…they are beautiful and strange.  Some are scary and some are sweet and they come in many many shapes and sizes.  Here are ten of the most odd and beautiful flowers: Bleeding Heart…The flower, especially in the bud form, of the Lamprocapnos, a flowering plant of the poppy family, oddly resembles the conventional shape of […]


Governor Ivey’s Statement on Tommy Arthur Execution

May 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Tommy Arthur has been executed for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. After being notified that Mr. Arthur had died, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “How to proceed when faced with a potential execution is one of the most difficult decisions I will ever have to make as governor. After much prayer and careful […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/02/17 – 05/24/17

May 26, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff (CHECK 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 public service.


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UNA Student Athlete Advisory Committee Raising Money for Make-A-Wish

May 26, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is raising money with the hope of granting a child’s wish.   Peggy Wingo, senior administrative assistant for Athletics, said the SAAC is a student organization that gives UNA student athletes a voice. She said UNA is part of the Gulf South Conference, which meets […]


Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 11th Year in a Row

May 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY – For the 11th year in a row, Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program is being hailed as one of the nation’s highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten programs for four-year-olds. This assertion was made today by the National Institute for Early Education Research in its 2016 State of Preschool Yearbook. Released every year since 2003, NIEER’s […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 05/15/17 – 05/22/17

May 26, 2017

THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


2017 Way to Play Wednesdays RTJ NWS_CC
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 05/27 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 83F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 05/28 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 05/29 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/30 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High near 85F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/31 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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UPDATE: Tommy Arthur … Stay Issued 30 Minutes Before Execution

May 25, 2017

UPDATE:  With 30 minutes to go before his scheduled execution the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution for Tommy Arthur.   The death warrant for Arthur is  only valid for May 25. So if the temporary stay last past midnight, the state would have to seek a new execution date once the […]


Suspect Arrested After Assault On Loss Prevention Officer

May 25, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday, May 24 for assault and theft: “Micah Brown was arrested last night after assaulting a loss prevention officer with Belk department store. Officers responded to a shoplifting call a few minutes after 5pm last night. Upon arrival officers found Micah Brown […]


Bathroom Art….da Vinci Was Famous For It….Really

May 25, 2017

In the last 6 years of his life, Leonardo da Vinci worked for King Francis I of France. The king bought one of Leonardo’s paintings, which he hung in his bathroom. Called La Gioconda, this portrait of Lisa Gherandini was the first painting to feature fading colors to create a sense of aerial perspective. Today it […]


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Reclaimed Spirit By Stacey Held Grand Opening On May 24

May 25, 2017

FLORENCE-Reclaimed Spirit located at 416 N. Court Street in Florence held their grand opening and open house on Wednesday, May 24.  Their friends and family were along to help with the celebration and the Shoals Chamber provided the ribbon cutting for the event. Now a little about Reclaimed Spirit by Stacey by Reclaimed Spirit by Stacey: […]


New! Lee County, MS Arrest Reports 04/27/17 – 05/23/17

May 25, 2017

LEE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lee County Sheriff (CHECK 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 public service.


“The Miracle Worker” performances begin June 2

May 25, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Tickets are going fast for this season’s performances of the “The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller, in Tuscumbia. “We’ve had people from California, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and all over calling to order tickets,” said Sue Pilkilton, executive director of Ivy Green. “We have only a limited number of reserved […]


Custer’s last stand

May 25, 2017

Today is June 25th, 2017.  Let’s rewind to June 25th, 1876.  It has been known by several names.    Custer’s Last Stand.  Battle of Little Big Horn.  Battle of the Greasy Grass.  Whatever you call it, 263 Soldiers with the 7th Calvary, including George Armstrong Custer, were killed in this battle in Montana. From the Battle […]


BOLO…Muscle Shoals Police Looking For This Suspect

May 24, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals Police Department has issued a statement regarding the man suspected of harassing women in the area: *** UPDATE*** WANTED “The Muscle Shoals Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding this offender and the harassment of women at local businesses. Muscle Shoals Police have identified the offender as Derick Montez Robinson B/M […]


BOLO…Albertville Teen Missing Since Monday, May 22

May 24, 2017

ALBERTVILLE-The Albertville Police have issued a BOLO for 15-year-old Katelynn Brooke Sanders who has been missing since Monday evening, May 22. Sanders was last seen at her home in the Ashbrook Apartments on Monday around 10:30 PM. Katelynn is 5′ 7″ tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has blonde hair with dark streaks. She was last […]


Florence Police Arrest Two…Charged With Using Lost Credit Card

May 24, 2017

FLORENCE-Two people have been charged for fraudulent use of credit card by the Florence Police Department: “William and Crystal Lanon have been arrested, the couple have been charged following an incident on 04-21-17 where a victim lost her credit card at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Florence Blvd. After losing the card, the victim contacted her credit […]


Fulbright Scholar Visit at Athens State University on May 25th

May 24, 2017

ATHENS-Athens State University and the Livingston Concert Lecture Series are pleased to present Dr. Adam Kowalik, Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar, from Poland.  Dr. Kowalik will deliver an interactive workshop about “Market & Competitive Intelligence” on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The workshop will take place in the Classroom Building, Room […]


Yes Harpies Are Real

May 24, 2017

 Harpy Eagles are among the world’s largest and most powerful eagles. Their rear talons are about 3-4 inches long – the same size as a grizzly bear’s claws!  The harpy eagle is found primarily in South America, in countries like Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and northeast Argentina. The […]


Bridge Inspections Will Restrict Traffic on Wheeler Dam Bridge

May 24, 2017

ROGERSVILLE – The Tennessee Valley Authority will be conducting a series of routine bridge inspections on the Alabama State Highway 101 bridge crossing Wheeler Dam near Rogersville beginning on Tuesday, May 31. For the safety of the inspection team and motorists, the northbound lane of Highway 101 crossing the bridge will be closed from approx. […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/11/17 – 05/17/17

May 24, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff (CHECK 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 public service.


University of North Alabama to Host Four Summer STEM Camps

May 24, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will host four summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camps starting in June.    The camps will consist of two different options, residential camps June 5-7 and June 7-9, and day camps June 12-16.   According to Dr. James Jerkins, professor of Computer Science, topics will include “robotics, […]


Dogs Are Sweet Pet Of The Week….But Cats Rock…Get You One Of Each

May 24, 2017

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!


Teen Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash Near Parrish

May 23, 2017

HAMILTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic accident that took the life of a teen near Parrish on Tuesday, May 23: “A single-vehicle crash at 2:28 p.m. today, May 23, has claimed the life of a local teen. The 15-year-old was killed when the 2006 Chevrolet Impala in which she was a passenger left […]


Mountain Of Silver…Where?

May 23, 2017

The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The area that would later become Argentina was rumored to be rich in silver. There was a legend among European colonialists that there was a mountain made of silver in Argentina. The world for silver in Spanish is plata. Argentina was referred to as […]