Iridescent Feathers….

June 19, 2018

Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. Hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. They are also able to hover by flapping their wings in […]


Two Shows Two Weeks At The Z

June 19, 2018

FLORENCE-The Next three weeks are exciting ones at The Z. Coming up June 21st through the 24th The Musical, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, will be performed. Show times are 7:30 each night except for a 2 PM matinée on Sunday June 24th. As soon as that show closes we will reset […]


Getting Squared Away in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2018

ATHENS-Work starts the week of June 25 to improve pedestrian safety and handicap accessibility in Downtown Athens.   In 2015, the City of Athens received approval for the project from the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Alabama Department of Transportation. The project has gone through the design and bidding process. Premiere Structures received the bid […]


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New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 06/11/18 – 06/17/18

June 19, 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 public service.


Governor Ivey Comments on Potential Import Tariffs

June 19, 2018

MONTGOMERY – On Monday, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement regarding potential import tariffs.  “Alabama has a rich history as a leader in manufacturing, a legacy which continues in large part, through our five automotive original equipment manufacturers and our over 200 supporting suppliers that have helped establish “Made in Alabama” as an internationally-respected brand. Last […]


In A World….Who Said This?

June 18, 2018

Donald Leroy “Don” LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase “In a world…”, which was used in so many movie trailers that it became a […]


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Hill’s Helping Hands Celebrates Grand Opening With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

June 18, 2018

THE SHOALS– Hill’s Helping Hands, a new business in the Shoals that takes care of the daily tasks that bog down your schedules celebrated their Grand Opening on Friday, June 15. Brittany Hill’s business started with a dream to provide affordable care to anyone and everyone that desires to stay in the comforts of their own home. […]


Tuscumbia Police helps one of it’s neighbors

June 18, 2018

You usually do not hear about the good that a Police Department does.  Mostly what you hear is the bad things.  As a former Police Officer (retired), I can tell you that a lot of good things go on behind the scenes that the citizens of that City or Town never know about.  This article […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 05/22/18 – 06/16/18

June 18, 2018

MARION COUNTY-Booking Photos from Marion 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 public service.


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Do not enter bodies of water if you have cuts or abrasions; if injured, clean wound at once to reduce risk of infection

June 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Many harmful organisms are found in lakes, rivers, along the coast, and in other bodies of water.  Some bacteria may lead to destructive soft-tissue infections and other illnesses, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) cautions. Most soft-tissue infections occur with either injury or with conditions such as poorly controlled diabetes or low immunity. However, […]


Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

June 17, 2018

The circle-then-lay bit is very valuable for dogs living in the wild and can be critical to survival. It may seem a bit silly for this habit to still exist in domestic pups, but it simply hasn’t been bred out of their habits yet. When the ancestors of dogs we’re familiar with today lived in […]


5 Insurance Questions to Ask Your Agent

June 17, 2018

New car, new house, new baby, new spouse: As life changes, insurance needs change, too. But most of us are not experts in deductibles and actuarial tables. That’s what your insurance agent is there for. At your yearly agent check-in, ask these insurance questions to make sure you maintain the coverage you need. What’s my […]


New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 05/24/18 – 06/15/18

June 17, 2018

WAYNE COUNTY-Booking Photos from Wayne 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 public service.


Benefit Lunch For Patsy Mager Funeral Expenses June 19

June 17, 2018

FLORENCE-Officers from the Florence Police Department will be holding a Benefit Lunch to help with the funeral expenses of one of their part-time employees, Patsy Mager. The lunch will be held at McFarland Park in Shelter #1 on June 19 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be sold along with chips […]


Bat Blitz Highlights Role in Alabama’s Ecosystem

June 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Despite the stigma caused by countless Dracula movies, a dedicated group of naturalists continues to demonstrate its love for the animal with a face only a mother could love. Those enthusiasts express their devotion to the bat, nature’s only flying mammal, all the way down to the bat jewelry. Bat lovers met recently at Lakepoint […]


Bees Do It For Free

June 16, 2018

Between 20 000 and 60 000 bees live in a single hive. The queen bee lays 1 500 eggs a day and lives for up to 2 years. The drone, whose only job it is to mate with the queen bee, has a lifespan of around 24 days – they have no stinger. Worker bees […]


Muscle Shoals Amateur Radio Club ARRL Field Day, June 23-24

June 16, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS– The Muscle Shoals Amateur Radio Club (MSARC) invits you to join the club members at the annual ARRL Field Day which is scheduled for next weekend, June 23-24, 2018. Our club members will be participating in this event at Gattman Park, Muscle Shoals. ARRL Field Day is the most popular event in amateur […]


Wage and Salary Employment at Ten-Year High; Number of People Working at 11-Year High

June 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s wage and salary employment measured 2,042,400 in May, a ten-year high. The last time it measured at or above this level was in December 2007, when it measured 2,045,800. “Wage and salary employment in Alabama continues to increase significantly month after month,” […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Mississippi Reptiles”

June 16, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Mississippi Reptiles,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10 am.  Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an American alligator? Join Conservation Educator Deb Waz from the Mississippi Museum […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 06/05/18 -06/12/18

June 16, 2018

FLORENCE-Booking Photos from Florence Police (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 public service.


Athens Police Arrest Two Suspects In Rash Of Mini Storage Burglaries

June 16, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a release on the arrest of two suspects who have been charged in a rash of burglaries in Athens “Brandon Wayne Cole and were arrested Thursday, June 14 for 6 counts of burglary 3rd degree each. Both Cole and Tapscott are accused of breaking into storage units at Westside Mini […]


Mayor Holt Addresses Needs Of FLAS

June 15, 2018

FLORENCE-On Friday, June 15 Mayor Steve Holt of Florence held a press conference at the Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter.  He addressed the issues of overcrowding and new polices tat will be enforced.  He also stated the shelter will close from June 23rd until  July 4th for maintenance and cleanup of the shelter.  Here are the Mayor’s […]


Human Remains Found Near Moon Cemetery In Madison County

June 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-On Friday, June 15 Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning issued a statement regarding the continuing search for Oralia Mendoza and the death of her granddaughter, Mariah Feit Lopez, : “Yoni Martinez Augilar and Israel Gonzalez Polomino were arrested overnight on Capital Murder Charges. The deceased, missing and arrestees all were acquainted with each other. […]


Solutions In The Works To Stem Flooding At Cherokee High School Football Field

June 15, 2018

CHEROKEE– On Thursday, June 14 the second meeting to discuss ways to control flooding problems at Cherokee High School football field was held at Cherokee High School. This meeting was held to discuss which drainage system could best benefit the school. The decision that either a French drain or a swell would be the best […]