Battle of Akia Commemoration and Pioneer Day

May 17, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Historic Site Coordinator Joseph Smith from the Chickasaw Nation and Brian Mast from the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama will present programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Starting at 10:00 am, Smith will present a 30-minute Junior Ranger program entitled “Chickasaw Culture and […]


Traffic Violation Turns into Drug Arrest

May 16, 2017

DEKALB COUNTY –The Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows: “On Saturday May 13th a DeKalb County K-9 Deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation on County Road 155 in Flat Rock. When the Deputy approached the vehicle the driver Jamie Shrader, 45 of Chattanooga Tennessee, told the Deputy that he had a […]


Athens Police to honor those on the End of Watch List for National Police Week

May 16, 2017

ATHENS-Six names from the Athens Police Department comprise the End of Watch List for Limestone County, which holds nine names.   These names from Athens Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s Department and Alabama Troopers are those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving Athens and Limestone County. As part of National Police Week, […]


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University of North Alabama Recognizes Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Recipients During Spring 2017 Commencement

May 16, 2017

FLORENCE – Graduating senior Natasha N. Thomas of Autaugaville, Alabama was the recipient of the coveted Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Awards during spring commencement Saturday at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus. The Turris Fidelis Key – awarded on the basis of outstanding service to the university, as well as superior scholastic […]


A Lap Cat And Dare I Say Lap Dogs? Pet Of The Week

May 16, 2017

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!


P&K Western Store Holds One Year Celebration

May 16, 2017

FLORENCE-P&K Western Store held a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, May 12 to celebrate the opening of their second location in Florence.  The Shoals Chamber was on hand to help with the festivities by hosting a ribbon cutting.  Friends and family were on hand to tour the new store, enjoy the food and […]


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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%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
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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Koi…Everything you Didn’t Know

May 16, 2017

A few facts about Koi.  If you have a garden pond or are thinking about one in your backyard, you might want Koi as the fish of choice. Koi originate in Japan and represent love and friendship in their culture.  Most Koi have a lifespan of over 2oo years. The colors seen in Koi are […]


June fuel costs almost 10 percent below three-year average

May 16, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Electric consumers in TVA’s seven-state region will see monthly statements for June that will be nearly 10 percent less than the three-year same-month average.   Beginning June 1, the total monthly fuel cost for residential and business consumers will be 2.022 cents per kilowatt-hour, while large industrial customers served by TVA and local power […]


It Should Just Be Automatic

May 16, 2017

TUPELO, MS – “It’s so simple to put on a seat belt; it should just be automatic,” stated Chief Ranger Sarah Davis.  “As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer travel season ramps up, we want to keep our visitors safe and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a […]


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New! Madison County Arrest Reports 05/10/17 – 05/15/17

May 16, 2017

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


The Rodeo was great… The Horses got the day off… It’s a Zip City thing – EVENT PHOTOS

May 15, 2017

ZIP CITY – Yep. Once a year the horses get to kick back, eat some oats… maybe some sweet grass, and let the Fire Department throw a rodeo without their help. Saturday, the folks there held their 4th Annual Horseless Rodeo. And it was some of the best fun you’ve ever seen! Music and food […]


9th Annual Jeff Dropo Run 4 Kids In The Books – Event Photos

May 15, 2017

FLORENCE-The 9th Annual Jeff Dropo Run 4 Kids benefits Smile-A-Mile, a year round program for children with cancer.  The race was held on Saturday, May 13 and everyone had a wonderful time. The Quad Cities Daily had Kristy Lovelace on hand to capture the event in photos. Smile-A-Mile’s mission is to provide challenging, unforgettable recreational and educational […]


Sharpshooter to perform at Tuesday’s Listening Lounge

May 15, 2017

ATHENS-The Shoals-area band Sharpshooter will perform at the Listening Lounge at High Cotton Arts on Tuesday, May 16.   Athens Arts League sponsors the monthly event to provide free cultural opportunities for the community. AAL alternates between music and the spoken word each month. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.   “Sharpshooter […]


Mo Brooks Announces Candidacy for United States Senate

May 15, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-Today, Congressman Mo Brooks announced his candidacy for United States Senate.  Brooks will travel across the state today and host press conferences in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile.   Congressman Mo Brooks said, “I am running for the United States Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, because Congress […]


Black Holes…Really Not Black Ya’ll

May 15, 2017

If you are under the confusion that black holes are black than know that they are not. They are dark but not black. Actually, they slightly glow and emit light across the whole spectrum which includes visible light range also. This emitting or radiation is termed as “Hawking radiation”. It is named so because Stephen […]


Sweet Kittens….Bobtail Cats….Curious Cats…All At FLAS…Get You One

May 15, 2017

FLORENCE–The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter has pets who need you. This week The Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter features these lovely furbabies. Take your pick they all will give you unconditional love! Call (256) 760-6676 to adopt or foster any of these pets.


New! Florence Arrest Reports 05/02/17 – 05/09/17

May 15, 2017

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police (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.


UNA Spring Commencement Held Saturday, May 13

May 14, 2017

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama held their spring commencement on Saturday, May 13.  Wendell Wilkie Gunn gave the commencement address for the ceremonies . Wendel Gunn was the first black student to attend the university when he enrolled in 1963 in what was then called Florence State.  Gunn was awarded an honorary doctorate during the graduation ceremonies. […]


De`ja’ Vu …. It Is All Over Again … Almost

May 14, 2017

It can be said that déjà vu has now become a definite reality of our lives. No person can ignore its emergence; neither can avoid its happening. However, scientists have come to some very concrete outcomes related to déjà vu. First of all, they have made it clear that déjà vu is the resultant of […]


The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake

May 14, 2017

With previous articles that I have written for the Quad Cities Daily, there is no doubt that I am a “wrasslin” fan.   Not wrestling but “Wrasslin’”.   Not in regards to today’s Sports Entertainment, but when it was bad guys against good guys.  Wrestling has evolved over the years.  It doesn’t matter if you are rich […]


City of Athens Relay for Life Team

May 14, 2017

ATHENS-On Friday, May 12, 2017, was Relay for Life of Limestone County where all the teams celebrate what they have accomplished for our community and in the fight against cancer.   This campaign year the City of Athens Relay for Life Team lost a co-worker to colon cancer and immediately after, learned another co-worker and […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 05/05/17 – 05/12/17

May 14, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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.


Traffic Accident Takes Life Of Winston County Woman

May 13, 2017

WINSTON COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality on Saturday, May 13 near Lynn, Alabama : “A single-vehicle crash at 9:20 a.m. today, May 13, has claimed the life of a Lynn woman.  Lydia Lenae Wilson, 44, was killed when the 2012 Toyota Camry she was driving left the roadway and overturned. Wilson, who […]


Get The Kids A Dog… It Will Be Good For Them… Really

May 13, 2017

Most children love dogs. They’re cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child’s physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children’s lives. Having a pet provides constant companionship through the ups and downs. Dogs can be […]