Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Select Structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District

May 22, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) proposes to remove several structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District in Lee County, Mississippi. The houses were built in 1936 by the Resettlement Administration and transferred to the National Park Service (NPS) in 1940. The Parkway has been able to preserve a number of the structures […]


North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 19th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival May 31 – June 1

May 22, 2019

 TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 19th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1  2019 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. The festival will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. with Informative Sessions focusing on African ancestry. The afternoon sessions will be […]


Kick Off the Start of Summer with Fridays After Five

May 22, 2019

ATHENS– Start the summer off right by enjoying all downtown has to offer for the entire family!   Fridays After Five will be held on selected Fridays of each month in May- August, beginning this Friday, May 24 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Athens, AL.   Fridays After Five was created to encourage residents and […]


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Local Entrepreneur Receives “Steve Nesbitt Innovation Award”

May 22, 2019

THE SHOALS-Steve Nesbitt was in the banking business in the Shoals for just under 40 years.  He was a long time Board member and advocate for the SBi.  Steve had a true passion for both the Shoals and its business community.   Following his untimely passing in March of 2017, the SBi Board of Directors […]


Honoring Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross killed at Pearl Harbor

May 22, 2019

ATHENS-Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, 39, born in Athens, Alabama, is coming home. He has been nameless for 78 years, buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Mr. Gross will be laid to rest on Memorial Day. His remains had gone unidentified since he died during the attack […]


Florence Police Arrest Two In Separate Robbery Attempts

May 21, 2019

  FLORENCE-On Tuesday, May 21 Florence Police released a statement concerning the arrests of two suspects arrested on Theft of Property charges as well as other charges: “At 9:05 am, on Monday, May 20 Officers responded to a burglary in progress to Simpsons Wrecker on Rickwood Rd. When officers arrived, they found a female, Dianna […]


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Travelers spent $249 million in Lauderdale County last year

May 21, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Travelers spent $249 million and were responsible for 2,927 jobs last year in Lauderdale County, according to a report conducted for the Alabama Tourism Department by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi. That figure represents a 2.7% increase in traveler spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation. The Alabama travel industry grew by more than $1 […]


Atlanta Braves broadcaster congratulates Athens student

May 21, 2019

ATHENS-On Monday, May 20 during his P.E. class, Athens Intermediate School student Brooks Givens heard a congratulatory message from Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray. Brooks is Announcer of the Year for Athens Parks and Recreation. Brooks, who is autistic, announces the 11 and 12 year old baseball games. His mother, Stacey Givens, says the kid who stood […]


University of North Alabama Takes A Top Prize at United Way Annual Meeting

May 21, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama was awarded the top prize in the Education Division of the 2018 United Way of Northwest Alabama Annual Campaign. The nearly $17,000 contributed to the organization that partners with 20 local agencies is a result of payroll deductions from UNA employees as well as from Step Sing. “Because […]


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New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 04/29/19 – 05/20/19

May 21, 2019

MARSHALL COUNTY– Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the chargnes, 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 as a public service.


Governor Ivey Praises Marsh, Senate for Passing Constitutional Amendment Revamping State Board of Education

May 21, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Senate on Thursday, May 16 passed SB397. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh, would change Alabama’s current elected State Board of Education to a Commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama State Senate, if passed by the Legislature and approved by the people of Alabama with a […]


Record High Employment and Record High Jobs Count in April

May 21, 2019

MONTGOMERY – For the fourth month in a row, more people are working in Alabama than ever before.  In April, preliminary estimates account for 2,139,379 people working, up by 32,335 from the same time a year ago, and up 6,739 from March. The number of jobs supported by the economy also reached another record high, […]


Fire Station #1 News Conference Debut Of New Firetruck May 21

May 20, 2019

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt, City of Florence Council Members, and the Florence Fire & Rescue Department invite all the citizens of the City of Florence to join in the celebration of the arrival of our brand new firetruck. WHO:        Mayor Steve Holt, City of Florence Council Members, and the Florence Fire & Rescue Department […]


Statewide Blue Alert For Suspect In Auburn Police Shooting Cancelled

May 20, 2019

 UPDATE:  Suspect has been taken into custody.   Wilkes was captured near the intersection of Beehive Road and Wire Road near Auburn. Authorities have charged Wilkes with capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and second-degree domestic violence. AUBURN-At 5:45AM on Monday, May 20 one officer has been killed and two have been seriously injured and […]


New! Winston County Arrest Reports 05/06/19 – 05/12/19

May 20, 2019

WINSTON COUNTY– Booking Photos from Winston County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the chargnes, 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 as a public service.


Meraki Massage In Muscle Shoals Celebrates Grand Opening May 17

May 20, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-Meraki Massage owned by Rachel Gaskins and Felicia Whitson held their Grand Opening on Friday, May 17.  Meraki Massage is located in Muscle Shoals at 1300 John R Street.  Friends and family were on hand to help with the celebration and the Shoals Chamber welcomed their newest member with a chamber Ribbon Cutting. A […]


Pet Of The Week…Sweet Dogs And One Soft Kitty

May 20, 2019

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!


Arts Alive

May 20, 2019

FLORENCE – Well, the weather could not have been more beautiful for the Arts Alive Art Festival this past weekend.  And it was about time… The Shoals Area has in the recent several weekends had some shows and music events severely impacted by rain and various-and-sundry other immoderate weather conditions. But not this time! We […]


NW-SCC Nursing program honors 86 graduates during pinning ceremony

May 20, 2019

FLORENCE – Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Nursing Program honored 86 nursing graduates at its annual pinning ceremony Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Woodmont Baptist Church in Florence. NW-SCC Director of Nursing, Brittney Humphres, faculty, and students participated in the ceremony that included remarks by Dr. Glenda Colagross, President of NW-SCC; Kimberly Brooks, NW-SCC Practical Nursing […]


Punching Out Privet

May 19, 2019

TUPELO, MS – Removal of the non-native privet (Ligustrum) plant species in high-priority areas along the Parkway is in full swing this month. “Non-native plants live outside their original distributional range. As a result, non-native species tend to take over an area and out-compete native species,” said Natural Resource Specialist Deanna Boensch. “Once privet is fully established, […]


Trissl Sports Cars Über Region Fest Charity Event Set For June 8

May 19, 2019

 FLORENCE– Über Region Fest will kick off Saturday, June 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at TMT America/ Trissl Sports Cars on Wilhite Street in Florence. It’s the fifth time Porsches from across the Southeast have gathered at the site of Trissl Sports Cars in Florence for Über Region Fest. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a […]


48th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run June 1 at Spring Park

May 19, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-On Saturday, June 1, Spring Park in Tuscumbia will be filled with around 300 antique and classic cars and trucks. The 48th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run, which features all makes and models of cars and trucks made up until 1988, is one of the largest car shows in Alabama. There is no charge […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 05/10/19 – 05/17/19

May 19, 2019

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– Booking Photos from Lauderdale County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the chargnes, 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 as a public service.


Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial May 16

May 19, 2019

 ATHENS-The Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial On Thursday evening, May 16  for National Police Week. Honor Guard members Paul Tucker and Kelley Fussell stood watch by the law enforcement monument on the Limestone County Courthouse lawn during the ceremony. The monument is engraved with nine names of officers from the Athens Police […]