Governor Ivey Issues Statewide State of Emergency in Preparation for Severe Weather

June 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY– Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather moving through Alabama starting on Tuesday.  The National Weather Service is forecasting significant flash flooding possible Tuesday through Thursday as tropical moisture moves northward into the state. The National Weather Service predicts heavy rain combined with the current […]


Sunday alcohol sales kick off this Sunday in two cities – More to come

June 20, 2017

THE SHOALS – It has been a long time coming. But people in The Shoals will soon be purchasing their beer and liquor on Sundays, just like in the big cities. Many say it’s been worth the wait, lots of folks also think that Sunday sales is a bad idea. The Alabama Legislature passed the […]


Bats…Low On The Rabies Scale…High On The Good For Farmers Scale

June 20, 2017

One of the most maligned species in the animal kingdom is the bat.  If you care about food then you should care about bats.  Gray bats can eat 3,000 insects in a night. Sauta Cave at Scottsboro, Alabama  is one of the most famous bat caves in the U.S. If you go to Sauta Cave […]


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Traffic Accident Takes Life Of Georgia Woman Near Bryant

June 20, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-The Alabama Law Enforcdement Agency reports a traffic fatality thatoccured on Monday, June 19: “A single-vehicle crash at 12:30 a.m. today, June 19, has claimed the life of a Trenton, Ga., woman.   Janet Suzanne Wooten, 69, was killed when the 2007 Chevrolet HHR she was driving left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Nature Bingo”

June 20, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Do you like nature and learning about the world we live in? Do you like playing bingo? The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Nature Bingo,” a special Junior Ranger program on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this fun 45-minute program and […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 06/02/17 – 06/09/17

June 20, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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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Suspect Arrested And Charged With Robbery 1st After Sunday Afternoon Heist In Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect on Sunday, June 18.  The suspect has been charged with robbery 1st: “Yesterday afternoon David Earl Freeman was arrested for robbery 1st degree. Around 2:25 Freeman walked into the Marathon gas station at Hwy 31 and Forest Street. Freeman had a […]


Governor Ivey Announces Winkelmann Group to Establish Production Facility in Alabama

June 19, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE – Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Winkelmann Group CEO Heinrich Winkelmann […]


Can You Name The First Female Doctor?

June 19, 2017

In the period known as the “Old Kingdom” in Ancient Egypt, from 2600-2100 BC, all professions were open to men and women, including the clergy, business, and medicine. In fact, records show that there were more than 100 prominent female physicians in Ancient Egypt, with Peseshet as their director. She was known as “lady overseer […]


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New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 05/25/17 – 06/15/17

June 19, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Wayne 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.


Athens and Limestone art students offered studio space in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Secondary and college students now have art studios in Downtown Athens to showcase the talents of local youth. This week Athens Arts League received approval for a $2,500 grant from Athens Rotary and earlier this year a $1,800 sponsorship from Athens State University for studio space at High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League operates High […]


Traffic Accident Claims The Life Of Two Men In Colbert County

June 18, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single-Vehicle wreck that claim the lives of two men on Sunday, June 18: “A single-vehicle crash at 7:20 a.m. today, June 18, has claimed two lives. Ryan Matthew Smith, 22, of Red Bay and Eddie Allen Dees, 21, of Vina were killed when the 2007 Ford Explorer they […]


Don’t Stand Under The Apple Tree

June 18, 2017

The manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.” The manchineel tree can be found on coastal beaches and in brackish swamps where it grows among mangroves. […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 06/05/17 – 06/10/17

June 18, 2017

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


43 grill: A restaurant review

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June 18, 2017

A friend of my recently suggested eating at the 43 Grill located in Russellville.  I had not heard of it but when they told me where it was, I remember the building.  There has been a Ponderosa as well as a Mexican Restaurant there before.  I was interested in seeing how the food was.  I […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 05/10/17 – 06/14/17

June 18, 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.


One Dead After Thursday Night Accident

June 17, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-Alabama Law Enforcement report a traffic accident that happened on Thursday, June 14.  The accident took the life of one man. Randall Keith Patterson, 58, of Florence was critically injured in the wreck that occurred just before midnight Thursday, June 14. The one-vehicle accident was on Lauderdale 5 about nine miles north of Florence […]


Are You Woman Enough To Try It?

June 17, 2017

Tampons….who wants to wear them?  After this interesting fact you might just change your mind…. “In the 19th century, tampons were soaked in opium and belladonna,” says Liz Sherman, executive director of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where a box of antique opium-soaked tampons is on display. “The opium was to relieve pain, and the […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/25/17 – 06/13/17

June 17, 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.


Hi-Tech Solution to Aquatic Weed Monitoring

June 17, 2017

TVA’s Dr. Brett Hartis is a man with a mission: to control aquatic weeds, which can overtake TVA reservoirs. Now he’s using the latest digital technology to see the underwater world and get a jump on nuisance plants before they get out of control.  TENNESSEE VALLEY-The summer heat came early to the Tennessee Valley, upping […]


Huntsville Man Arrested for Providing Support for Act of Terrorism

June 16, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-The Huntsville Police Department releasaed a statement concerning the arrest of a man on Thursday, June 15 whohas been charged with Soliciting of Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism: “The Huntsville Police Department has charged Aziz Sayed, 22 year old of Huntsville, with Soliciting of Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism. The arrest is […]


Alabama’s May Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%

June 16, 2017

Lowest Rate Since March 2008; Wage and Salary Employment Fourth Highest in History MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, along with Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate is 4.9%, down from April’s rate of 5.4%, and significantly lower than May 2016’s rate of 5.8%.  May’s […]


Brown Recluse Spiders…Deadly Or Not

June 16, 2017

The brown recluse is a spider with a necrotic venom   (death of skin) and is one of two spiders (the other being the black widow) with medically significant venom in North America. Brown recluse spiders are usually between 6 and 20 millimetres (0.24 and 0.79 in), but may grow larger. While typically light to […]


Bears are on the move!

June 16, 2017

MONTGOMERY-With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen […]