Wage and Salary Employment at Ten-Year High; Number of People Working at 11-Year High

June 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s wage and salary employment measured 2,042,400 in May, a ten-year high. The last time it measured at or above this level was in December 2007, when it measured 2,045,800. “Wage and salary employment in Alabama continues to increase significantly month after month,” […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Mississippi Reptiles”

June 16, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Mississippi Reptiles,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10 am.  Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an American alligator? Join Conservation Educator Deb Waz from the Mississippi Museum […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 06/05/18 -06/12/18

June 16, 2018

FLORENCE-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.


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Athens Police Arrest Two Suspects In Rash Of Mini Storage Burglaries

June 16, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a release on the arrest of two suspects who have been charged in a rash of burglaries in Athens “Brandon Wayne Cole and were arrested Thursday, June 14 for 6 counts of burglary 3rd degree each. Both Cole and Tapscott are accused of breaking into storage units at Westside Mini […]


Mayor Holt Addresses Needs Of FLAS

June 15, 2018

FLORENCE-On Friday, June 15 Mayor Steve Holt of Florence held a press conference at the Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter.  He addressed the issues of overcrowding and new polices tat will be enforced.  He also stated the shelter will close from June 23rd until  July 4th for maintenance and cleanup of the shelter.  Here are the Mayor’s […]


Human Remains Found Near Moon Cemetery In Madison County

June 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-On Friday, June 15 Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning issued a statement regarding the continuing search for Oralia Mendoza and the death of her granddaughter, Mariah Feit Lopez, : “Yoni Martinez Augilar and Israel Gonzalez Polomino were arrested overnight on Capital Murder Charges. The deceased, missing and arrestees all were acquainted with each other. […]


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Solutions In The Works To Stem Flooding At Cherokee High School Football Field

June 15, 2018

CHEROKEE– On Thursday, June 14 the second meeting to discuss ways to control flooding problems at Cherokee High School football field was held at Cherokee High School. This meeting was held to discuss which drainage system could best benefit the school. The decision that either a French drain or a swell would be the best […]


Two Arrested In Murder Of Madison Teen…Grandmother Still Missing

June 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday, June 15 that Yoni Martinez Aguilar, 26 and  Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34 were both arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Mariah Feit Lopez. Aguilar was arrested on Friday morning, a little after midnight and is charged with murder and Palomino was arrested on Thursday night, just after […]


Rabies….Myths And Facts

June 15, 2018

Rabies remains a serious, deadly disease that understandably frightens people. Many myths persist about rabies because of this fear. It’s important to separate fact from fiction so you have a realistic understanding of your own risk and that of your pets. Knowing the reality of rabies also helps you make informed decisions about prevention. MYTH: […]


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New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 06/04/18 – 06/07/18

June 15, 2018

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 on here.


“The Champ”

June 15, 2018

Over the last couple of weeks, I have written about my trip to Dothan, Alabama to attend the Continental Championship Wrestling Fanfest on May 12th, 2018.  While there was glitz, bright lights and fun had by all, there was a serious side that I must write about now.  Approximately two hours before the Fanfest Meet […]


Local Authors Day at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Featuring Native American Heritage, Civil War and Haunted History

June 15, 2018

FLORENCE– Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host a Local Authors Day featuring Historians Debra Glass, Tim Kent and Butch Walker.  They will speak about the history of the Shoals area associated with Native American heritage, the Tennessee River, Civil War and haunted history. The event will be held June 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/31/18 – 06/13/18

June 15, 2018

MARSHALL COUNTY-Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


Helen Keller Festival features star-studded musical lineup

June 15, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Organizers of the Helen Keller Festival said this year’s event will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous. The festival is Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24 in Tuscumbia. Red Marlow, a finalist from the 2017 season of “The Voice, will headline the concert on Friday, […]


Facebook to Invest $750 million in New Data Center in Huntsville

June 14, 2018

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that Facebook will invest $750 million to build a data center in Huntsville, creating 100 high-paying jobs. Governor Ivey was joined for the announcement by Facebook representatives and local leaders. The official announcement was made this afternoon during a ceremony at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “Every day, millions of people […]


Body Found In Madison County Identified As 13-Year Old Girl…Grandmother Of Victim Missing

June 14, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Sheriff Blake Dorning of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office released a statement concerning the body found at 166 Lemley Drive on Thursday, June 7: “Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 14, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is now conducting a Homicide Investigation in relation to the body located at 166 Lemley Drive, […]


Suspect Arrested On 13 Counts Of Possession Of Forged Instruments

June 14, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday, June 13 on 13counts of Possession of Forged Instruments: “Tammy M Cooper was arrested after detectives conducted an investigation following a report that was received from Florence Frozen Meats on 5/14/18. They reported that Ms Cooper entered the business and […]


Are You Woman Enough To Try It?

June 14, 2018

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! Franklin County Arrest Reports 05/21/18 – 06/12/18

June 14, 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.


Tennessee Valley Strummers to Perform at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center

June 14, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host the Tennessee Valley Strummers on Friday, June 15 at the Visitor Center in McFarland Park.  The dulcimer group will play folk music in the Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Valley Strummers will be performing at the Visitor Center the 3rd Friday of […]


The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green attracts a global audience

June 14, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Each summer, fans of Helen Keller from around the world make their way to Tuscumbia to see William Gibson’s epic drama about her early life performed on the grounds of the home where she grew up. The 57th season of The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green kicked off to a packed house June 8. […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 06/04/18 – 06/11/18

June 14, 2018

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 on here.


Six Deadly Sins…And The Seventh… Not Knowing The First Six

June 13, 2018

In Alabama, you may encounter deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and coyotes. Another species of wildlife that you may encounter in the forest is snakes. The ability to identify snakes while in the forest…venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes…is important.  Snakes are helpful to humans and are a part of our natural environment. It is important […]


The Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with a Live Raptor Program

June 13, 2018

TUPELO, MS – To celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host the Southeastern Raptor Center’s presentation of “Live Native Raptors” at 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 16 at the Visitor Center in Tupelo. Wildlife rehabilitators will showcase birds of prey including owls, eagles, and hawks and […]