Celebrity Waiters entertain patrons and raise over $5,000 for Relay for Life

April 18, 2018

ATHENS-As children walked into Applebee’s in Athens on Tuesday night (April 17, 2018), the excited exclamations and finger pointing began.   “It’s Captain America!” many said.   Athens Officer Michael Stainbrook exchanged his police uniform for the Captain America costume to wait tables and earn tip money for the American Cancer Society for the City […]


BOLO Cancelled For Missing Florence Man

April 18, 2018

UPDATE:  Christopher Torres who has been has been missing since April 14 has been located and is ok. Thank you all that helped in putting the message out. ~ Florence Police Department FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a BOLO for a missing Florence man on Tuesday, April 17: “FPD is currently looking for Christopher Torres, he […]


Scale Back Alabama announces 2018 prize winners

April 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Eighteen men and women from across the state won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama participants. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were randomly selected to win cash prizes for their weight loss of 10 pounds or more. Approximately 18,380 Alabamians participated in the 9-week competition that resulted […]


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Wolf Spiders…Did You Know?

April 18, 2018

Wolf Spiders biologically known as Lycosa godeffroyi is the most common spider found easily in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got they from wolf because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground. The common characteristics of the wolf spider are […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 04/02/18 – 04/17/18

April 18, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


Historic churches featured on this week’s Tuscumbia walking tour on April 21

April 18, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-This week’s Historic Tuscumbia Walking Tour on Saturday, April 21 will visit two of the oldest churches in the city. Local historian Ron Hudson will lead the tour that will focus on the founders and early members of First Presbyterian Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church.  First Presbyterian Church, built in 1827 to serve a […]


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NW-SCC President Colagross speaks at Congressional Briefing

April 18, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) President, Dr. Glenda Colagross, was chosen to speak at a United States Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C., last Tuesday, April 10, on the impact of instituting summer Pell Grants. The briefing was hosted by United States Senators, Thad Cochran of Mississippi (former Chairperson of United States […]


Spring Time Is Dog Walking Time…Get You One…Pet Of The Week

April 18, 2018

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!


University of North Alabama Taps Alumnus Kirkman ’97 for Director of Kilby Laboratory School Position

April 17, 2018

FLORENCE – Dr. Eric Kirkman ’97, University of North Alabama alumnus and current Sheffield Junior High principal, will soon be at the helm as the new director of Kilby Laboratory School. Kirkman will replace Dr. Chris James June 1.  James, who has served as the Kilby director for three years, was recently named associate professor in the […]


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Franklin County Looking For Man Wanted On Sex Offender Registration Law Charges

April 17, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY-The Franklin Conty Sheriff’s Office has placed Barry RC Lane on Most Wanted status. Lane is wanted for Sex Offender Registration Law Violation and Probation Revocation. His last known address was710 Beech Street in Russellville, AL.  He is 28 years old with brown hai, hazel eyes, 6’2″ and weighs 154. If anyone has information […]


Income Tax ….Introduced To Finance The War Against The Confederacy…..Really?

April 17, 2018

Benjamin Franklin said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The Revenue Act of 1861 introduced income tax in the United States of America. It was first used to help finance the war against the Confederacy. On this day, August 5th in 1861, Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by […]


University of North Alabama College of Business Receives Large Gift for Student Innovation Experience Program

April 17, 2018

FLORENCE – A recent gift to the University of North Alabama College of Business will help toward years of future success. Mr. and Mrs. John (’69) and Glenda O’Connor provided the UNA COB with a gift totaling over $100,000 to go toward the Student Innovation Experience Program. “The O’Connor’s generous gift supporting the experiential learning efforts at […]


Pam Doyle AASB Immediate Past President Elected to NSBA Board

April 17, 2018

AASB Immediate Past President Pam Doyle has been elected to a full, three year term on the National School Boards Association board of directors.  Doyle had been elected in March 2017 to fulfill the remainder of the term of Beth Branham, who was elected NSBA secretary-treasurer. Doyle, who serves on the board of the Alabama School of Math and Science, will represent […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 04/09/18 – 04/15/18

April 17, 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.


Disease-Carrying Ticks Widespread Across Alabama

April 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Emily Merritt, a research associate at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been working on a project, with funding assistance provided from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson) through the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF), since 2015 to determine the species of ticks in Alabama and their […]


NW-SCC students selected for 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team

April 17, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – Diane Peeples and Josh Pinkard were selected to the 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and honored last Friday (4/13) at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, Ala. Peeples, a Muscle Shoals resident, currently is […]


Celebrity Waiters earning tips for Relay for Life and seeking bragging rights

April 16, 2018

ATHENS-For three years, East Limestone Band Director Jennifer “Miss Sam” Janzen and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks have had a friendly battle over who can raise the most in tips for the City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night.   For three years, Janzen has won the battle.   This year, Marks is predicting […]


Florence Man Arrested After Kicking In Door Of Residence…Charged With Burglary 1st And Domestic Violence 3rd

April 16, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning a Domestic Abuse charge and Burglary 1 that occurred on Sunday, April 15: “Domingo Grillasca was arrested from Burglary 1st and Domestic Violence Assault after he entered a residence where his wife was staying and assaulted her. He did not have permission to enter the residence and he had […]


Lizards..Sometimes They Don’t Look Like Lizards

April 16, 2018

Have you ever chased a lizard as a kid only to grab it and all that remained was the tip of a lizard tail?   Have you ever wondered just how many different lizards there are out there and just how Weird can they be?  We bring you here ten of the weirdest lizards around: […]


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Fingerprinting for Kids

April 16, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-On April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Express Care of the Shoals Urgent Care and Walk-In clinic, 1106 North Cave Street, Tuscumbia, in partnership with the Tuscumbia Police Department and the Colbert County Drug Task will be a host site for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take- Back Day and serve […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 04/06/18 – 04/13/18

April 16, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-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.


CenterStage at the Ritz to open 2018 season with “First Baptist of Ivy Gap”

April 16, 2018

Cast and crew excited to take on poignant and emotional comedy SHEFFIELD-The Tennessee Valley Art Association’s performing arts series, CenterStage/SummerStock at the Ritz, announces the opening of its 2018 season with Ron Osborne’s “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” Performances begin at 7:35 p.m., April 19 – 21, 26 and 27 at the historic Ritz Theatre, […]


Yogurt Mountain Muscle Shoals Celebrates Grand Opening Celebration With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

April 16, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-It was a perfect day for a cool treat at Yogurt Mountain Muscle Shoals! Yogurt Mountain located at 501 W. 6th Street in Muscle Shoals opened it’s doors to a “sweet” audience today, offering up tasty, self-serve soft-serve yogurt and a mountain of toppings to choose from.  The Shoals Chamber was on hand to welcome their […]


The Appendix…Good Or Evil?

April 15, 2018

The appendix gets a bad press.    It is usually treated as a body part that lost its function millions of years ago. All it seems to do is occasionally get infected and cause appendicitis. Far from being an organ of evil, it serves a very useful function – by acting as a safe house […]