New! Giles County, TN Arrest Reports 09/20/17 – 10/10/17

October 12, 2017

GILES COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Giles 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.


University of North Alabama Choirs to Present Fall Choral Showcase

October 12, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Choirs will present the annual Fall Choral Showcase and Honor Choir, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Highland Baptist Church, 219 Simpson St., Florence.   Dr. Ian Loeppky, director of UNA choral activities, promises the concert, which showcases UNA Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will have something […]


Decatur Police Asking Public’s Help In Locating Missing Teen

October 11, 2017

DECATUR-The Decatur Police released a statement concerning a missing 14-year-old girl on Wednesday, October 11.  They are asking for the public’s help in locating this girl. “On 10/11/2017, 14-year-old Irma Maria Diego-Gomez was reported missing to the Decatur Police Department. Diego-Gomez was last seen at approximately 7:45 AM when she left for school in Decatur. When Diego-Gomez did not arrive […]


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Inventor of Social Media App Wins Idea Audition

October 11, 2017

FLORENCE – Vicinidi, a social media notification app that sends messages within a specified predetermined zone, took home first prize in Tuesday night’s Shoals Idea Audition.  App developer Carl Holden received $5,000 for this winning entry in the entrepreneurship competition.   Holden says he invented Vicinidi as a location-based app so that specific targeted messages could […]


D-I-V-O-R-C-E……Barn Owls Do It….Really?

October 11, 2017

Love is a fickle thing—even in barn owls. These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, in fact, says a new study published April 28 in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Among people in the U.S., the divorce rate is about 40 percent. And […]


A Pup For All Seasons…Pet Of The Week

October 11, 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!


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October…Homecoming…Art…Pink..Storytelling Come To Athens We Have It All

October 11, 2017

ATHENS-It’s a great time to fall in love with Athens. Here is a list of some of our October events: Pink Lady Walk Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jimmy Gill Park and nearby neighborhoods A walk for breast cancer awareness that starts at Jimmy Gill Park, goes through neighborhoods on Hine Street […]


Governor Ivey Announces Alabama to Join FirstNet First Responder Network

October 11, 2017

First-of-its-Kind Solution Will Create Jobs, Spur Investment and Modernize Public Safety Communications across Alabama  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community that will bring advanced tools to help Alabama’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Keeping Alabama’s residents, visitors and […]


“Duty, Honor, Country”: Preserving Tradition and Legacy

October 11, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-In the words of General Douglas McArthur upon receiving the Sylvanus Thayler Award in 1962, “These three hallowed words dictate what you ought to be, what you can be and what you will be. They are one’s rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be […]


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New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 10/03/17 – 10/09/17

October 11, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan 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.


Arrest Made In Deadly Hit And Run Accident

October 10, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department held a press conference on Tuesday, October 10 in the hit and run death of  Kevin Doherty, 57.  Doherty was hit and killed on Friday, October 6 as he was traveling in the 2300 block of Cloyd Blvd in his wheelchair.   According to investigators it is believed the driver left […]


North Alabama Regional Airport has several airlines competing for flights…

October 10, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – Airport Director, Barry Griffith reported to the Chamber of Commerce’s Air Services Committee this morning that things are looking up. Way up… In their Quarterly gathering at the airport, Chamber Committee members were given the good news that boardings are within the criteria set by the Federal Government, and this will most […]


Judge Horton returns to Courthouse where he made landmark decision in Scottsboro Boys Case

October 10, 2017

ATHENS-Judge James E. Horton Jr. is returning to the Limestone County Courthouse where he upheld justice despite the social pressures of the 1930s to send a black defendant to his death.   Described as unassuming, soft spoken, and grounded, Horton’s family said if he were alive, the judge likely would feel humbled at the community […]


Florence Police Ask For Help From Public In Deadly Hit-And-Run Accident

October 10, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the hit-and-run accident that took the life of Kevin Allan Doherty on Friday, October 6:     OCTOBER 10 “On October 6, 2017, at approximately 8:20 pm, Florence Police Officers responded to the area of Cloyd Blvd and Mall Rd to a report of a pedestrian that […]


In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue….But Did You Know…

October 10, 2017

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the fine white sands of an island in the Bahamas, unfurled the Spanish royal standard and claimed the territory for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. You might know he thought he was in India but here are just a few things you may not know about […]


Hits and Haunts Tour features Muscle Shoals music and ghosts

October 10, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau is mixing up some hits and haunts with a touch of local history to create another exciting Halloween trolley tour. The third annual Hits and Haunts Trolley Tour will depart ColdWater Books, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24 for a ghost tour […]


Florence signs agreement with a University of Alabama sculptor to create its Singing River Sculpture

October 10, 2017

FLORENCE-The fourth in the series of monumentally scaled sculptures is expected to be unveiled during the city’s Bicentennial next year.   With a unanimous vote at this week’s city council meeting, Florence approved a contract with the University of Alabama for Craig Wedderspoon of the university’s art department to design and sculpt a 20 foot […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 09/26/17 – 10/03/17

October 10, 2017

FLORENCE-New 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.


Knuckle Cracking… To Crack Or Not To Crack

October 9, 2017

Obsessive knuckle-crackers are probably familiar with the old warning: keep up the noisy habit, and you’ll get arthritis someday. If you’re like most, though, the thought of aching joints hasn’t stopped you from cracking away, however guiltily. Can cracking your joints really give you chronic osteoarthritis? Or is it just a myth? Turns out all […]


Oktoberfest 15 years And Going Strong – EVENT PHOTOS

October 9, 2017

ST. FLORIAN-The town of St. Florian knows how to celebrate the beginning of fall.  Every year for the last 15 years they have held Oktoberfest.  And this year was the best yet.  The weather was warm…There was food and a whole lot of fun things to see and do.  The Quad Cities Daily was on […]


Alabama Game Breeder Receives $750,000 Fine for Illegally Importing Deer

October 9, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham have charged two Northport, Ala., men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold. In November 2016, […]


Kelly Davis Allstate Agency Celebrates Grand Opening In Tuscumbia

October 9, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The Kelly Davis Allstate Agency located at 117 Highway 72 East in Tuscumbia held a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 6 to celebrate her grand opening.  There was a tour of her new offices and friends and family enjoyed the day helping Kelly celebrate. The Shoals Chamber was there to help with the celebration and […]


NW Alabama BEST Robotics Competition “Crossfire Fire and Rescue”….Totally Awesome – EVENT PHOTOS

October 9, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-BEST is a Robotics (engineering & business-marketing) Competition for Middle & High Schools. NW Alabama BEST is a partnership between the Shoals Chamber of Commerce & Northwest-Shoals Community College. This year’s competition was Crossfire Fire and Rescue.   The kids were intense …. the crowds were loud and supportive and the robotics were off the […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 09/29/17 – 10/06/17

October 9, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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