Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony By Gwen Schajatovic Shoals Symphony at UNA

February 18, 2018

FLORENCE-On Sunday, March 4th 2018, a mass choir will join the Shoals Symphony at UNA as they present Beethoven’s final masterwork, the Ninth Symphony. “Nothing captivates the senses like a performance of Beethoven’s thrilling Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) with 240+ musicians on stage!” said Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Daniel Stevens. Vocalists from […]


Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission accepting grant proposals from community

February 18, 2018

ATHENS-Teens in the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission are accepting grant proposals from non-profits in the community that have a project that will benefit Athens. Project Funding Summary: The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission (comprised of students in grades 10-12 at Athens High School, Athens Bible School, and home school students in Athens) is accepting project proposals […]


Alabama Central Credit Union Celebrates New Florence Location With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

February 18, 2018

FLORENCE-Alabama Central Credit Union welcomed community members and city officials to its grand opening at its new location at 501 E. Dr. Hicks Blvd. next door to the Shoals Vein Center on Thursday, February 15. CEO and President Brad Haddock was on hand to share remarks regarding this expansion. Alabama Central Credit Union has an […]


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Natchez Trace Parkway Issues Request for Proposals for Tupelo Homesteads

February 18, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking proposals for the use of eight historic houses and their associated outbuildings at the Natchez Trace Parkway. The homes are located on the east side of Hwy 145 in Lee County, Mississippi. The street address is County Road 665, Tupelo, MS 38804. The houses were […]


‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of spit tobacco use

February 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Spit” tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes and has many harmful side effects. For these reasons, the Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the “spit” during “Through With Chew Week,” February 18-24. The educational campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 02/06/18 – 02/13/18

February 18, 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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New! Madison County Arrest Reports 02/01/18 – 02/16/18

February 17, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Mayor Of St. Florian Dies At 70

February 17, 2018

 ST. FLORIAN-On Friday morning, February 16 ST. Florian mayor Don Strait dies at 70 after a brief illness. Strait, who has served on the Town Council, was in his second term as mayor. He was elected in August 2012, defeating one opponent. He ran unopposed in 2016.  He spent a little more than five years in office. […]


Where Are All The Baby Pigeons?

February 17, 2018

Run-of-the-mill city pigeons, known as rock doves, build their nests in the nooks and crannies of the concrete cityscape, reminiscent of their native European and Middle Eastern cliffside habitats. Parents typically keep babies, or squabs, hidden and safe until they can survive on their own, usually a month after hatching. As a result, youngsters are […]


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New Cigarette Butt Recycling Program In Florence

February 17, 2018

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt announced that new Cigarette Butt Recycling Receptacles are being placed around the Florence- Lauderdale Government building and City Hall.  The cigarette butts that are placed in these bins will be recycled into something new!  Florence has partnered with a company called Teracycle that will recycle the butts at no cost […]


Alabama Exports Set New Record in 2017

February 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday, February 15 that Alabama exports reached a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6 percent from 2016’s total […]


Digital Roofing Innovations Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

February 17, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for Digital Roofing Innovations in the Chamber offices on Wednesday, February 14. A welcome to Digital Roofing Innovations from the Shoals Chamber:   On Wednesday, February 14 we celebrated with Zach Blenkinsopp at Digital Roofing Innovations as he introduced his business to the Shoals area. If the roof of your residential or […]


Visitor Center Closing Saturday & Trolley Tour Postponed

February 16, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center will be closed Saturday due to potential flooding and again on Monday in observance of Presidents Day.  The “Up From Slavery” historic trolley tour that was scheduled to begin and end at the Visitor Center on Saturday has been postponed.  A new date will be announced next week.  Communications with […]


One-Vehicle Accident Results In Death Of Berry Woman Near Cullman

February 16, 2018

GOOD HOPE-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday, February 15 near Cullman: “A single-vehicle crash at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, has claimed the life of a Berry woman. Valetta Goddard Essary, 78, was a backseat passenger in a 2010 Ford Explorer that left the roadway on Cullman County […]


Why Is Bubble Gum Pink?

February 16, 2018

In 1928, Walter E. Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, was experimenting with new gum recipes. One recipe was found to be less sticky than regular chewing gum, and stretched more easily. This gum became highly successful and was eventually named by the president of Fleer as Dubble Bubble because […]


Poke Sallet Follies to showcase bicentennial with dances, skits and singing

February 16, 2018

ATHENS-A local production named after a Southern dish concocted from a weed will highlight the community and state’s history this year.   The community production, known as the Poke Sallet Follies, will share Athens and Limestone County’s bicentennial through a show dubbed “The Book of Athens.” The Alabama Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the show as […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 01/24/18 – 02/12/18

February 16, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-Booking Photos from Colbert 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.


Coming Up at the Shoals Theatre

February 16, 2018

FLORENCE-Spring is in the air and the spring season for the Shoals Theatre has several blockbuster shows lined up to kck the season into high gear.  Here are some of the shows and events you just will not want to miss. Steal Away Home Feb 24, 2018 7:00 PM Shoals Theatre, Florence, AL Two boys […]


Congressman Aderholt Celebrates 911 Call’s 50th Anniversary

February 16, 2018

WASHNGTON, DC-In a speech on Thursday, February 15  on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Aderholt announced that in honor of the 50thAnniversary of the first 911 call, (which took place in his hometown of Haleyville), the famous, red 911 phone will be temporarily displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History.   Friday, […]


NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

February 16, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will feature an I Have A Dream! concert on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campus in celebration of February as Black History Month. Thursday, February 22, 2018, the NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold an I Have A Dream! concert on the Phil Campbell campus […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 02/05/18 – 02/10/18

February 16, 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 ones.


Athens Police Charge Suspect With Sexual Abuse Of A Child

February 15, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday, February 14 who has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child Under the Age of Twelve: “Last night Sgt. Bret Constable arrested Santiago De La Cruz Ramos for sexual abuse of a child under the age of twelve. […]


34-Year-Old Woman Missing….Florence Police Seek Your Help

February 15, 2018

FLORENCE-On Thursday, February 15 the Florence Police Department has asked that anyone with any information or who might know the whereabouts of Jennifer Lynn Wicker, 34 please contact (256) 760-6500. Wicker was last seen in the Florence downtown area on December 1, 2017.   Again if anyone has information call (256) 760-6500.  


Phil Campbell Man Dead After One-Vehicle Accident

February 15, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a statement concerning a one-vehicle accident in Franklin County on Wednesday, February 14:  ” A one vehicle crash at 5:30 p.m., February 14, 2018 has claimed the life of a Phil Campbell man.  Carl Stephen Mitchell II, 24, was killed when the 2003 Ford Mustang he was driving […]