TVA Lowers Lake Levels To Prepare For Rain From Tropical Storm Cindy

June 22, 2017

KNOXVILLE, TN ― Heavy rains are forecast for much of the Tennessee Valley from tropical storm Cindy beginning Thursday. To help minimize flooding, the Tennessee Valley Authority will be lowering some lake levels to create additional water storage capacity. Those lakes being lowered include Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick, and Kentucky. […]


CALEA Assessment Visit Scheduled, Public Comments Welcome…Florence Police Department Seeks CALEA Accreditation

June 22, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) international program to achieve accreditation. As part of the on-site assessment program, administered by CALEA, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information forum. […]


Lizards..Sometimes They Don’t Look Like Lizards

June 22, 2017

Have you ever chased a lizard as a kid only to grab it and all that remained was the tip of a lizard tail?   Have you ever wondered just how many different lizards there are out there and just how Weird can they be?  We bring you here ten of the weirdest lizards around: […]


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Brooks Introduces Congressional Self-Defense Act

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 2940, the Congressional Self-Defense Act, which empowers congressional lawmakers to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in America except the U.S. Capitol or when in the presence of the President or Vice President.  Brooks was at the recent baseball practice where a shooter attempted to assassinate […]


Why Do We Keep Pets?

June 21, 2017

Animals do not keep pets….you will never see a horse caring for a pet snake or a weasel walking a hamster. Making an animal part of the family seems to be something only humans do. The question is, why? It is unclear just how far back pet-keeping goes. We know that, thousands of years ago, […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 06/11/17 – 06/18/17

June 21, 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.


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It’s summer. Lets go shooting!

June 21, 2017

It’s that time of the year again.  Summertime.  The kiddos are out of school.  The weather is warm.   The days are longer.  You want to do something on your off days.  I have an idea.  Let’s go shooting.   To go further, let’s take someone that might have never gone or have limited exposure to the […]


UNA Summer Theatre Brings Back Alumnus for New Production

June 21, 2017

FLORENCE – Michael Baldwin, former UNA theatre student, is back in Florence for the summer theatre production of The Mountain Top. The play is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth. The entire play is set in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination […]


Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter at FLPL on June 30!

June 21, 2017

FLORENCE–Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter on Friday, June 30 from 1:00 until 9:00 at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. Our most magical day of the year is back! This year, we’ll be joining Potter fans around the world in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. We’ll have trivia, crafts, […]


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How Much Is That Doggie…Pet Of The Week

June 21, 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!


Zeigler Starts Exploratory Campaign for Governor

June 20, 2017

Mobile, AL. 6/20/2017 – State Auditor Jim Zeigler has begun an exploratory campaign to assess a possible run for governor in 2018. Zeigler (R) launched a Facebook page last week titled, “Jim Zeigler Exploratory Campaign for Governor.” The page now has 7,506 likes and 7,191 followers. tinyurl.com/ZigExploratory He says he would run to stop “wasteful […]


Governor Ivey Issues Statewide State of Emergency in Preparation for Severe Weather

June 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY– Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather moving through Alabama starting on Tuesday.  The National Weather Service is forecasting significant flash flooding possible Tuesday through Thursday as tropical moisture moves northward into the state. The National Weather Service predicts heavy rain combined with the current […]


Sunday alcohol sales kick off this Sunday in two cities – More to come

June 20, 2017

THE SHOALS – It has been a long time coming. But people in The Shoals will soon be purchasing their beer and liquor on Sundays, just like in the big cities. Many say it’s been worth the wait, lots of folks also think that Sunday sales is a bad idea. The Alabama Legislature passed the […]


Bats…Low On The Rabies Scale…High On The Good For Farmers Scale

June 20, 2017

One of the most maligned species in the animal kingdom is the bat.  If you care about food then you should care about bats.  Gray bats can eat 3,000 insects in a night. Sauta Cave at Scottsboro, Alabama  is one of the most famous bat caves in the U.S. If you go to Sauta Cave […]


Traffic Accident Takes Life Of Georgia Woman Near Bryant

June 20, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-The Alabama Law Enforcdement Agency reports a traffic fatality thatoccured on Monday, June 19: “A single-vehicle crash at 12:30 a.m. today, June 19, has claimed the life of a Trenton, Ga., woman.   Janet Suzanne Wooten, 69, was killed when the 2007 Chevrolet HHR she was driving left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Nature Bingo”

June 20, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Do you like nature and learning about the world we live in? Do you like playing bingo? The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Nature Bingo,” a special Junior Ranger program on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this fun 45-minute program and […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 06/02/17 – 06/09/17

June 20, 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.


Suspect Arrested And Charged With Robbery 1st After Sunday Afternoon Heist In Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect on Sunday, June 18.  The suspect has been charged with robbery 1st: “Yesterday afternoon David Earl Freeman was arrested for robbery 1st degree. Around 2:25 Freeman walked into the Marathon gas station at Hwy 31 and Forest Street. Freeman had a […]


Governor Ivey Announces Winkelmann Group to Establish Production Facility in Alabama

June 19, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE – Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Winkelmann Group CEO Heinrich Winkelmann […]


Can You Name The First Female Doctor?

June 19, 2017

In the period known as the “Old Kingdom” in Ancient Egypt, from 2600-2100 BC, all professions were open to men and women, including the clergy, business, and medicine. In fact, records show that there were more than 100 prominent female physicians in Ancient Egypt, with Peseshet as their director. She was known as “lady overseer […]


New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 05/25/17 – 06/15/17

June 19, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Wayne 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.


Athens and Limestone art students offered studio space in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Secondary and college students now have art studios in Downtown Athens to showcase the talents of local youth. This week Athens Arts League received approval for a $2,500 grant from Athens Rotary and earlier this year a $1,800 sponsorship from Athens State University for studio space at High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League operates High […]


Traffic Accident Claims The Life Of Two Men In Colbert County

June 18, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single-Vehicle wreck that claim the lives of two men on Sunday, June 18: “A single-vehicle crash at 7:20 a.m. today, June 18, has claimed two lives. Ryan Matthew Smith, 22, of Red Bay and Eddie Allen Dees, 21, of Vina were killed when the 2007 Ford Explorer they […]


Don’t Stand Under The Apple Tree

June 18, 2017

The manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.” The manchineel tree can be found on coastal beaches and in brackish swamps where it grows among mangroves. […]