Northwest AL RC&D Wins Two State Awards

April 17, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council won two state awards for 2017 –Council Member of the Year and Hall of Fame– at the Alabama Association of RC&D Council (AARC&DC) meeting in Perdido Beach, Alabama, on Monday, April 3, 2017. Vice-Chairman Don Barnwell of Hackleburg, Alabama, won the award for Council Member of […]


Alabama A&M Speakers Series 2017 For April…Corey Mack

April 17, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-Alabama A&M University’s Dean’s Speaker Series  will be on Thursday, April 27 at 12:30 PM in Arthur J. Bond Hall, Room 233 at the University.  The keynote speaker will be Corey Mack. Corey Mack is the CEO & Head of Design of LAFORGE Optical, an Augmented Reality and Digital Eyewear company based in Los Angeles. Corey […]


St. Joseph Catholic School Receives State Honors In Competition

April 17, 2017

Students win 1st, 3rd,and 4th place in state finals of Science Olympiad Tournament FLORENCE-An academic team of St. Joseph 7th and 8th graders brought home awards in four individual events, including a state championship honor for Sam McNeill and George VanVeckhoven in the competition’s tower-building event. McNeill and VanVeckhoven also finished 4th in Meteorology. Other […]


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Natchez Trace Parkway Unveils American Indian Wayside Exhibits at Colbert Ferry

April 17, 2017

CHEROKEE, AL – The Natchez Trace Parkway will partner with the Chickasaw Nation and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association to celebrate the unveiling of the American Indian themed wayside exhibits. The event takes place at Colbert Ferry on April 27, 2017 at 10 am.   The unveiling will be at the former location of the […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 04/07/17 – 04/14/17

April 17, 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.


Industrial and Political Titans Return to Athens April 23rd

April 16, 2017

ATHENS-Men and women of Limestone County’s past who shaped the political and industrial scene will stand among the headstone of Athens City Cemetery on April 23rd to recount the stories that shaped not only Alabama but the United States and perhaps, even the world. These are just a few of the re-awakened spirits that will […]


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Sunday 04/23 60%
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Showers possible early. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
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Monday 04/24 10%
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Cloudy skies. High 71F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 04/25 10%
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Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 04/26 10%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 84F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
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Thursday 04/27 20%
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Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 03/27/17 – 04/10/17

April 16, 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.


It’s The Full Moon that Determines Easter

April 16, 2017

Likely you have already heard this from a friend, or perhaps you’ve even made this observation yourself: “Easter is coming late this year.” Have you ever wondered how the date of Easter is actually set? It is all based on the moon. The day to be observed as Easter was fixed by a great council […]


Hodges Man Dies In one Car Crash Near Hamilton

April 16, 2017

HAMILTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic death near Hamilton on Friday, April 14: “A single-vehicle crash at 12:05 a.m. Friday, April 14, has claimed the life of a Hodges man. Jeremy Christopher Tolbert, 30, was seriously injured when the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta he was driving left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Tolbert […]


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Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Nature Bingo”

April 16, 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, April 29, 2017, at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this fun 45-minute program and you get […]


NW-SCC Music Department to hold Homecoming Celebration and concert, April 29th

April 16, 2017

PHIL CAMPBELL – The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Music Department has been a staple for rural Northwest Alabama for approximately 40 years. Saturday, April 29th, NW-SCC will hold a Homecoming Celebration for all the alumni of the NW-SCC Music and Fine Arts Department. NW-SCC Music Department alumni will participate in a banquet at 5:00 p.m. […]


Kilpatrick Back In Custody After Week Long Manhunt

April 16, 2017

FLORENCE-On Saturday, April 15 the search was over for the escaped inmate wanted for attempted murder of a police officer.  After a nine-hour standoff, Christopher Kilpatrick surrendered Saturday night, ending the manhunt. Kilpatrick had been on the run since April 7 when he escaped from the Lauderdale Detention Center. He was spotted on Saturday as he […]


One Dead Near Jasper After Auto And Motorcycle Collide

April 15, 2017

JASPER-A crash between a car and motorcycle takes the life of one man and sends another to the hospital on Friday, April 14: “A two-vehicle crash at 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 14, has claimed the life of a Jasper man.  Tyler Reese Hicks, 26, was killed when the 2006 Suzuki motorcycle he was operating collided with […]


One Dead After Single-Car Crash In Franklin County

April 15, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single-car crash that took the life of a Russellville man on Friday, April 14: “A single-vehicle crash at 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 14, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. George Earl Craig, 47, was killed when the 1995 Chevrolet Caprice he was driving left the roadway, […]


UNA Opera Brings Masterpiece to the Stage

April 15, 2017

FLORENCE-Masterpiece.   That is the word Dr. Terrance Brown, director of opera at UNA, uses to describe Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” UNA Opera’s spring 2017 production.   “‘La Bohéme’ is known as the epitome of operatic culture,” said Brown, “and this is our time to tackle this masterpiece.”   The full-scale opera, which will be […]


Earth Day At Joe Wheeler State Park

April 15, 2017

ROGERSVILLE-Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd each year and this year Joe Wheeler State Park plans a day of nature and celebration of the great outdoors. The park has planned a Park Trails’ Scavenger Hunt to kick off the day of nature.  You can enter the hunt by checking in at the Lodge Front […]


Twisted Eats: a Restaurant Review

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April 15, 2017

There is a new place to eat in Sheffield, Alabama and here is a review of it.  It is called the Twisted Eats and it is located at 215 North Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, Alabama 35660.  The restaurant has just opened up.  I have had several people who have told me that the breakfast is very […]


Spiders….Big As Your Fist…New Species Found In Mexico

April 15, 2017

A new species of large cave-dwelling spider, the Sierra Cacachilas wandering spider, has been discovered in Mexico. (Now hurry up build that wall!) The Sierra Cacachilas, related to the notoriously venomous Brazilian wandering spider, was found in a small mountain range outside of La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Researchers first found the unusual […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 03/21/17 – 04/11/17

April 15, 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.


Suspect Arrested Charged With Rape 2nd Degree

April 14, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a statement regarding the arrest of a suspect on charges of rape 2nd Degree on Thursday, April 13: “Investigator Mickey Hart arrested Jonathan Alexander Knight yesterday for rape second degree. On April 11, 2017 the police department received a call from Hometown Grocery on South Jefferson Street. The caller […]


Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan….Statement On Early Morning Standoff

April 14, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan released a statement concerning the standoff and arrest this morning, Friday, April 14:   “At approximately 7:42 am this morning, the Tuscumbia Police Department was called to the scene of a violent domestic dispute at 1128 Shirley Dr. Arriving at 7:45, two injured individuals were discovered in the driveway. Officers […]


Tuscumbia Standoff Ended No Injuries One Man In Custody

April 14, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia Police went to the residence in the 1000 Block of Shirley Drive this morning in regards to a male assaulting his parents.   They also had a warrant for the same crime that was going to be served. The subject fired 2 rounds at Officers.  The area was sealed off.  The male barricaded himself […]


Armed police standoff in Tuscumbia – Situation fluid

April 14, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – Officers from Tuscumbia, Sheffield and the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office have converged on a Shirley Drive residence. This is the scene where a man has holed himself up after firing at least 2 rounds at offices who were there to serve an arrest warrant. According to sources, the man, as yet identified was […]


Winners from the Music In Our Schools Month Art Contest At The AMHOF Announced

April 14, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-This March, inspired by Music In Our Schools Month®, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame featured the artwork of five elementary schools from around Colbert County, expressing the impact that music has on the students. The program was intended to celebrate music in Alabama’s classrooms and in students’ lives. The artwork will be on display from […]