One Car Crash Takes Life Of Jasper Man

April 24, 2017

JASPER-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality from a single car crash on Monday, April 24: “A single-vehicle crash at 4 a.m. today, April 24, has claimed the life of a Jasper man.   Jeffrey R. Murry, 36, was killed when the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving left the roadway and […]


Shoals Area Schools Best for STEM in Alabama

April 24, 2017

THE SHOALS-The global economy continues to grow through technology and innovation and skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are becoming more important as the percentage of jobs requiring these skills is rapidly rising.  Jobs in STEM fields often pay well with an average wage for all STEM occupations nearly double the average […]


UNA’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Presents Recent Economic Impact Study

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development has prepared a report concerning the economic impact of the University of North Alabama on Colbert and Lauderdale counties.   The complete report can be found here:    https://www.una.edu/web/docs/2017%20UNA%20Economic%20Impact%20Final%20Draft.pdf   In addition, we’ve provided an info-graphic below that sums up the key figures! Media […]


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Suspect Caught In The Act….Arrested For Burglary And Theft

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Friday, April 21.  the suspect has been charged with Burglary and Theft: ” Joey J. Vaughn was arrested on 04/21/17 after officers responding to an alarm call at Kids Club Child Development Center, 1201 Hermitage Dr, Florence. Officers arrived and noticed […]


Flood Warning Affecting Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

April 24, 2017

LAUDERDALE/COLBERT COUNTIES-The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.  Alabama State Highway 20 is flooded at the underpass below U.S. Highway 43 and 72. “The Flood Warning in Alabama.. Tennessee River at Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River AT Florence. * […]


Galeophobia…..this Word Describes MOST Of Us

April 24, 2017

Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Their body frames are not made up of bones – they are made of cartilage, the tough, fibrous tissue that shapes our noses and ears. Instead of scales shark skins have small tooth-like spikes that are so […]


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Monday 04/24 0%
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Generally cloudy. High 66F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 04/25 10%
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Sunny skies. High 82F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 04/26 10%
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Mainly sunny. High near 85F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 04/27 80%
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Thunderstorms in the morning will give way to partly cloudy skies late. High 78F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Friday 04/28 40%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 87F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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What is a picture?

April 24, 2017

From the Webster Dictionary: Definition of picture 1: a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography) 2a:  a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something the book gives a detailed picture of what is happening :  a mental image   Recently I wrote an […]


Kittens And Cats A Great Way To Celebrate Spring…Get You One

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE–The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter has pets who need you. This week The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter features these lovely furbabies. Take your pick they all will give you unconditional love! Call (256) 760-6676 to adopt or foster any of these pets.


New! Florence Arrest Reports 04/11/17 – 04/18-17

April 24, 2017

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police (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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April 23, 2017

The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog. The bird was discovered by ornithologist Robert S. Ridgley in the Andes in Ecuador in June 1998. Thirty of these long-legged, black-and-white barking birds were found. It apparently had gone undetected because it lives […]


Hunters Reminded Mechanical Turkey Decoys Illegal in Alabama

April 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Online videos depicting the practice of using mechanically manipulated decoys while turkey hunting have prompted several inquiries to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources about the legality of using them in Alabama. Under current law, certain forms of turkey decoys are illegal in the state. Mechanically-manipulated decoys are illegal in Alabama under hunting […]


Reader Riot Book Festival Brings Authors, Book Fun to Florence

April 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is ready to riot, but it just might be the nerdiest riot you’ve ever heard of. That’s because the library, along with a committee of community volunteers, is hosting the Reader Riot, a free two-day book festival featuring dozens of authors, vendors, and activities. The Reader Riot will take place […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 04/04/17 – 04/20/17

April 23, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Colbert 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.


Safeplace opens new location in Tuscumbia…Celebrates with Open House and Ribbon Cutting

April 23, 2017

TUSCUMBIA- Safeplace located in Tuscumbia celebrated the opening of their new office with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Shoals Chamber. Safeplace, a domestic violence program serving Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties, has opened a new office in the city of Tuscumbia. Safeplace provides shelter and counseling for families due to domestic violence […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 04/05/17 – 04/20/17

April 22, 2017

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Earth Day…Did You Know…The Ice Melting in Antarctica Can Destroy Our World

April 22, 2017

Earth Day….Global Warming….Climate Change…but did you know? Antarctica is the largest desert in the world and it is the only continent that is covered with ice. Antarctica has great importance for humans as about 90 percent of the total ice of the world is found here and more importantly it is also the largest fresh […]


Fundraiser pits band director vs. mayor, officer vs. firefighter and attorney vs. councilman

April 22, 2017

ATHENS-A band director from East Limestone has vowed to beat the mayor of the City of Athens.   The city’s mayor has referred to his opponent as a “one and done.”   This banter is not part of a heated political race but is part of a friendly wager.   East Limestone Band Director Jennifer […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Tourism Created $142 Million in Local Economic Benefits

April 22, 2017

TUPELO, MS – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,891,315 visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2016 spent $142 million in the communities near the Parkway, which supported 1,907 jobs in the local areas. Because the Parkway extends through three states, the NPS has calculated that 80% of the spending is […]


Governor Ivey Requests Change in AMBER Alert Criteria After Bessemer Incident

April 21, 2017

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, one hour and forty minutes after an incident in which a vehicle was stolen with a child inside, Bessemer police requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to issue an AMBER Alert for the child. Based on the criteria in place at that time, the incident did not meet […]


Alabama’s March Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.8%

April 21, 2017

Wage and Salary Employment Only 10,000 Away from Two Million Benchmark MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate is 5.8%, down from February’s rate of 6.2%, and below March 2016’s rate of 5.9%. March’s rate represents 128,757 unemployed persons, compared to 136,667 in […]


What Is A Hexagram?

April 21, 2017

Hexagram is a geometrical figure that looks like a star and has 6 edges and vertices. It is also refereed to as a six-pointed star. The way the hexagram can be formed is with the help of two overlapping triangles which are both equilateral. The unique thing about a hexagram is that one side points […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 04/10/17 – 04/16/17

April 21, 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.


Man Arrested Charged With Domestic Violence After Argument Over Biscuits

April 21, 2017

HARTSELLE-The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department released a statement concerning the arrest of one suspect in a Domestic Violence case: “Morgan County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit investigators arrested Billy Phillips, of Hartselle, for Domestic Violence by Strangulation. It is alleged that the initial argument started over biscuits which escalated throughout the day. This arrest came after […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 03/31/17 – 04/18/17

April 21, 2017

ETOWAH COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Etowah 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.