Alabama’s April Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%; Wage and Salary Employment Tops Two Million

May 19, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 5.4%, down from March’s rate of 5.8%, and well below April 2016’s rate of 5.8%. April’s rate represents 119,256 unemployed persons, compared to 128,610 in March and 126,490 in April 2016. 2,088,884 people were working […]


Athens Police Honor Fallen During End Of Watch Ceremony

May 19, 2017

ATHENS-On Thursday, May 18 the Police Memorial was held by Athens Police honoring the fallen during  Police Week 2017. During the ceremony, the nine names of Limestone County’s End of Watch list were read. In addition to the memorial and despite the rain, the Athens Police Department Honor Guard changed the flags on the graves of […]


Garde a l’eau!

May 19, 2017

The assumption that Crapper invented the flushing toilet in untrue. The device was created by Sir John Harington, a courtier of Elizabeth I, who had a ‘john’ built at the palace. It was developed by Alexander Cummins, whose device allowed a modicum of water to remain in the bowl to prevent seepage from the sewers. […]


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New! ECM Hospital Births 05/08/17- 05/13/17

May 19, 2017

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


Beat the Heat

May 19, 2017

Summer temperatures have arrived early in the Tennessee Valley. Try our top tips for painlessly curbing your energy use to keep your power bill under control. TENNESSEE VALLEY-This year—after a mild winter—temperatures are soaring across the Valley even before the official start of summer. Not to worry: To keep us all calm, cool and collected, […]


Northwest-Shoals Nursing Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

May 19, 2017

Phil Campbell, AL – Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Program honored 62 registered nursing graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Director of Nursing, Brittany Humphres, faculty and students participated in the ceremony that included remarks by Dr. Lee, president of NW-SCC; Lisa Allen, class representative; and special remarks by Melissa DeFloor, ECM Patient […]


2017 Way to Play Wednesdays RTJ NWS_CC
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Monday 05/22 60%
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Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/23 60%
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Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High 79F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
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Wednesday 05/24 70%
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Becoming partly cloudy after some morning rain. Thunder possible. High 69F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 05/25 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around 75F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Friday 05/26 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 86F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 05/02/17 – 05/17/17

May 19, 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


Happy 79th Birthday Natchez Trace Parkway!

May 19, 2017

TUPELO, MS –  Still young and going strong at 79 years old! Drop in, eat a cupcake while they last, and wish a happy birthday to the Natchez Trace Parkway. This national park transverses the state of Mississippi, nips the corner of Alabama, and lands straight in the heart of Tennessee.   The Parkway welcomes you to […]


Russellville Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash

May 18, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports single-vehicle crash on Thursday, May 18 that took the life of one person: “A single-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. today, May 18, has claimed the life of a Russellville man.  Matthew Christopher Lynch, 19, was killed when the Nissan pickup he was driving struck a guardrail and overturned. Lynch, […]


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May 18, 2017

Sherlock Holmes facts….bet you didn’t know Sherlock Holmes is perhaps  he never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” None of Doyle’s words mention it. It was a line that was first sound film (1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes) in which Sherlock Holmes was featured in as a character. This phrase is cited at the every end […]


Be aware that all bodies of water can pose health risks

May 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) would like to remind swimmers of ways to stay safe and healthy when swimming in any body of water.  All bodies of water, both fresh and saltwater, can contain many microorganisms (germs) as part of natural flora and from animals or other species entering the water. Germs are […]


North Alabama African Heritage Festival June 2-3 in Tuscumbia

May 18, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and June 3rd, 2017 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. Wallace D. Ricks of Tuscumbia, an organizer of the festival, is expecting a big crowd. “We’ve had people calling from all over […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 05/03/17 – 05/16/17

May 18, 2017

MARION COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marion 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.


Shoals Storytelling Festival Kicks Off with Community Events

May 18, 2017

FLORENCE-As part of the Storytelling Festival in Florence, AL this weekend, May 19,& 20, from 9am-9pm, storytellers will go out into the community to speak to schools, libraries, businesses and churches Thursday, May 18 as part of the Pre-Festival events. They will have an opportunity to listen to a great form of art-the art of storytelling. […]


Limestone County’s largest toga party is a Top 20 tourism event

May 18, 2017

ATHENS-Combine togas with fried foods and quirky events like a frozen turkey toss and you have the ingredients for a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.   The organization named the Athens Grease Festival a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for September 2017. Athens Main Street will host the festival on Sept. 30 in […]


Profiles of Aviators at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport – Sophie Repolt Rogers

May 18, 2017

“He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull MUSCLE SHOALS – “I get to see the world from above,” explained Sophie Repolt Rogers, “and the challenge is so very compelling.” Rogers holds her Commercial Pilots License and flies […]


Police Presence at Deshler High School

May 17, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-This morning at approximately 11:30 AM, Tuscumbia Police, Tuscumbia Fire and Keller Ambulance responded to the Deshler High School Lunchroom for a call that came in as a “riot.”  I arrived on-scene to find these agencies already there.  I spoke with a parent who stated “that there was a big fight in the lunchroom and […]


Tennessee Valley Strummers Return To Florence-Lauderdale Visitor Center

May 17, 2017

FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play folk dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Valley Strummers will be performing at the Visitor Center the 3rd Friday of every month. “The Visitor Center has become a venue […]


Video Surveillance Camera Captures Burglary In Progress…Arrest Made

May 17, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect involved with a burglary that took place on Saturday, May 13: “Byron Windham was arrested yesterday following a reported burglary in the 200 block of Spring Street. On 05/13/17 officers responded to a reported burglary in the 200 block of Spring Street. […]


Get Your Groove On 7 Days a Week at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios!

May 17, 2017

SHEFFIELD-Muscle Shoals Sound Studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield is expanding the hours of operation and adding Sunday for tours and merchandise sales beginning Sunday, May 28th.  The Studio opened for tours January 9th, 2017 with a Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm schedule.  Named the state of Alabama’s Attraction of the […]


What was the Age of Discovery?

May 17, 2017

The Age of Discovery was a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the discovery of the Americas by Castile in 1492, and the Portuguese discovery of the ocean route to the East in 1498, and […]


29th annual Frontier Day Celebration set for June 3rd and 4th

May 17, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence’s historic Pope’s Tavern Museum presents the 29th annual Frontier Day Celebration on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Relive the frontier heritage of Florence with crafts, music, period costumes, and food. Celebration hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is free. This […]


7th Annual Sheffield Street Party May 26th and 27th

May 17, 2017

SHEFFIELD – On Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, a benefit concert will be held in downtown Sheffield (on Montgomery Ave.). The seventh annual Sheffield Street Party will benefit the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Foundation scholarship fund. The two day concert will feature southern rock bands: Jackson Highway, Wet Willie, Travis Wammack and legendary pop artist, […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/04/17 – 05/10/17

May 17, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan 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.