Single Vehicle Crash Claims One Life Near Moulton

December 13, 2017

MOULTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a one vehicle accident that resulted in the death of one victim on Tuesday , December 12: A one vehicle crash at 8:50 p.m. yesterday, December 12, 2017, has claimed the life of a Moulton man. Austin Dwight Hagood, 23, was killed when the 2004 Nissan Titan he was driving […]


More than Meow! Cats Can Make Over 90 Different Sounds

December 13, 2017

Meow! Grrrr! Hisss! These are some of the noises we typically associate with cats. One of the most surprising cat facts is that cats can actually make almost 100 different sounds. From the peeps of kittens to the meows of adults, cats have a wide range of vocalizations. Kittens typically meow to their mother for […]


ALGOP Statement on the U.S. Senate Election Results

December 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY–Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate election results: “While we are deeply disappointed in the extremely close U.S. Senate election results, with our candidate Judge Roy Moore, we respect the voting process given to us by our Founding Fathers. We are grateful to the army of Republican […]


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“Cotton Was King”, Co-Authored by Dr. William L. McDonald and Butch Walker – Book Signing – December 14

December 13, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will host a book signing by author Rickey Butch Walker in conjunction with the release of his latest book, Cotton Was King. The free event will take place December 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center in McFarland Park. Cotton Was King was originally started by Dr. William L. McDonald. McDonald […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 11/23/17 – 12/10/17

December 13, 2017

ETOWAH COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Etowah 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.


Santa…Bikes…Holiday Lights…At Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Tree Lighting And Gift Giveaway

December 13, 2017

ATHENS-A community worked together to ensure children in Athens enjoyed the Christmas season. About 85 children received presents, more than 20 won bicycles, at the annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee Tree Lighting and Gift Giveaway. Each year, the committee works with the Boys and Girls Club and families in the area to help Santa provide a […]


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Everyone Needs An Angel….Pet Of The Week

December 13, 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!


Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Unveils Replicated Colbert Bandolier Strap – EVENT PHOTOS

December 12, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, took receipt of a replicated 1830’s Bandolier Strap. The beautiful bandolier is a faithful copy to the original that once belonged to Chickasaw Chief George Colbert. The original strap was gifted by Chief Colbert, for whom Colbert County is named, to his neighbor and friend Isaac Lane whose son Edward […]


Search Continues For Four Missing Brothers…Arrest Warrants Issued For Their Parents

December 12, 2017

ARAB – State, federal and local authorities continue to search for four young boys who went missing last week from Arab, warrants have been issued for their parents’ arrests.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a missing child alert for the four brothers who they say haven’t been seen since Friday, December 8. Marcus Eugene Simmons […]


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Donner and Blitzen weren’t originally part of Santa’s reindeer

December 12, 2017

The reindeer that take Santa on his trip also underwent some rebranding through history. In the original draft of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ Donner and Blitzen went by the far clunkier monikers “Dunder” and “Blixem.” The names, much like Santa, were taken from the Dutch oath for the words that mean “thunder and lightning.” […]


Is the Revolver dead?

December 12, 2017

Is the Revolver dead?  Has this iconic piece of self-defense machinery gone the way of the DoDo Bird?   I don’t think so.  I think that it still has a place in today’s society as a valuable tool in the Self-Defense tool box.  Okay, what started this topic?  You guessed it, two men. I was recently […]


$37 Million in Grants Awarded To Help Low-income Families Prepare For Cold Weather

December 12, 2017

MONTGOMERY – With the first real surge of winter weather in Alabama last week, Governor Kay Ivey is awarding $37.3 million in grants to ensure that many of Alabama’s neediest families are prepared for the cold weather.   The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program grants, issued to 21 community service agencies throughout the state, provide funds […]


Suspect Arrested Charged With Robbery 1st And Assault 2nd In Sunday Night Stabbing

December 12, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement concerning an incident involving a knife on the evening of Sunday, December 10: “Last night the police department received a call of a cutting at the U wash at the intersection of Clinton Street and Forrest Street. The caller told the dispatcher one person had left going […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 12/01/17 – 12/08/17

December 12, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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 Releases Statement on President Space Policy Directive

December 12, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released a statement in response to President Trump’s signing of President Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The President Space Policy Directive 1 ensures that NASA will lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners, to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back […]


Florence Police Investigate Sunday Morning Fire As Possible Arson

December 11, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department held a press conference regarding the Sunday morning fire that took the life of John Kalama: “Florence Police and Fire responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Whisperwood Trail at approximately 6:45 am on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Upon arrival, Police and Fire found the house at 123 […]


Victim Of Sunday Fire Identified…Investigation Ongoing

December 11, 2017

FLORENCE-The body found in the aftermath of the Sunday morning fire has been identified as that of John Kalama, 81 of Florence. The body was found after the fire had been brought under control. The fire occurred i the 100 block of Whisperwood Trail located in the Briarcliff Subdivision off of Jackson Road in Florence. […]


Spider Facts…Everything You Want To Know About A Spider

December 11, 2017

Eight legs, eight eyes and a pair of venomous fangs – the average spider is so well-equipped that it’s easy to see why arachnophobes are terrified. So….here we give you eight spider facts you probably did not know….. Black widows are known for cannibalizing their mates, but this doesn’t actually happen all the time. The […]


Single-Vehicle Crash Near Town Creek Claims Life Of Leighton Man

December 11, 2017

TOWN CREEK-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a one-vehicle accident on Sunday, December 10 that has taken the life of one man:  “A single vehicle crash at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, December 10, has claimed the life of a Leighton man.  Charles Edwin Rowell, 43, was killed when the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup he was driving […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 11/28/17 – 12/05/17

December 11, 2017

FLORENCE-New 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.


2018 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest Opens December 11

December 11, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Alabama artists are invited to enter the 2018 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest, which opens December 11, 2017. The winning artwork will be featured as the design of the 2019-20 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp. The Alabama stamp is required for all licensed hunters when hunting migratory waterfowl in the state. Revenue from the sale of the stamp is used to purchase, […]


Merry Christmas Tuscumbia Style Y’all

December 11, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Holiday festival reminiscent of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”, Carriage rides, snow falling, music, arts & crafts and food vendors all this on a cold Saturday for the annual “Dickens Christmas Y’all” held in Tuscumbia on Saturday, December 9. Everyone who braved a cold crisp day had a great time at this Victorian Style street […]


Air Evac Lifeteam Shoals celebrated 16 years service

December 11, 2017

THE SHOALS-Air Evac Lifeteam Shoals celebrated 16 years of operations in the Shoals area with a helicoptor drop and ribbon cutting at the Shoals Chamber on Friday, December 8. Now a little about Air Evac Lifeteam by The Shoals Chamber: “Air Evac Lifeteam is the leading air medical service in the United States and conducts […]


University CDJR-Fiat has HUGE Christmas Tree Giveaway – EVENT PHOTOS

December 11, 2017

FLORENCE – Folks around The Shoals have been waiting for days for the big annual event at University Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat on Florence Boulevard. It was the Second Annual “Great Christmas Tree Giveaway”, co-sponsored by Attorney Tony Hughes. The big giveaway started at 1:00 o’clock, but the line started forming early! Radio station […]