Forks of Cypress Plantation Site & Cemetery Walking Tour

October 5, 2018

 FLORENCE – The Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office will host a free walking tour at the Forks of Cypress Plantation Site and Cemetery on Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m.  The Forks of Cypress, built in 1820’s, was the first home in America with a peristyle colonnade and is regarded as one of the great houses of […]


Applications Now Being Accepted for Funding for Economic Development of Abandoned Mine Lands

October 5, 2018

 MONTGOMERY– Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington announced On Monday, October 1 that The Alabama Department of Labor’s Abandoned Mine Land Program (ADOL AML) will take applications for a second round of $10 million in grant funding available for AML related economic development projects. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Applications received after […]


New Medicaid Long-Term Care Program Offering Enhanced Care Management, More Community Options

October 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the federal government has approved a new statewide care-management program to complement and enhance the state’s current system of long-term care services provided to approximately 23,000 Alabama Medicaid recipients. The Integrated Care Network (ICN) program was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on […]


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New! Madison County Arrest Reports 09/16/18- 09/23/18

October 5, 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 as a public service.


Authors discuss book on Tennessee River history

October 5, 2018

THE SHOALS-Local historians and authors Carolyn Barske Crawford, director of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, and Brian Murphy, curator at the Florence Indian Mound Museum, will discuss their newly released book, “The Tennessee River and Northwest Alabama,” 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the museum. Published by Arcadia Press, the book tracks the history […]


Shoals Chamber and Northwest-Shoals Partner for BEST Robotics Game Day

October 4, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Northwest-Shoals Community College will host the 2018 BEST Robotics Game Day Competition on Saturday, October 6 at the Northwest-Shoals Community College gymnasium.   This year’s theme is Current Events. Each team has created a robot to accomplish various tasks to assist with cleaning up the plastic trash that […]


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Bizzarre Insects….Somehow Beautiful…Really

October 4, 2018

There are more than one million different species of insect on the planet—that we know of—which accounts for over half the world’s living organisms.  Here are ten insects stranger than anything science fiction could ever dream up: The Puss Moth Caterpillar:  The caterpillars are bright green and will often have a row of white spots on […]


Helen Keller Public Library in Tuscumbia, Al to Celebrate 125th Birthday with Speakers, Public Reception on Sunday, October 7

October 4, 2018

 TUSCUMBIA – “Tuscumbia’s public library is rich with history,” said Mrs. Beth Wilcoxson, President of the Friends of the Helen Keller Public Library. “This year the library turns 125 years old, so we are throwing a party for the community!” “Helen Keller is known the world over for her exemplary citizenship in encouraging the disabled,” […]


University of North Alabama to Add Third Ceremony for December Graduation

October 4, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will add a third ceremony for December 2018 commencement. A new ceremony on the evening of Friday, Dec. 14, will honor graduates of the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences. The usual two Saturday ceremonies taking place Dec. 15, will recognize […]


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NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit

October 4, 2018

 MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently. The College received the best possible review, with the 10 person committee […]


Governor Ivey Attends Unveiling of State Security Operations Center and Cybersecurity Website

October 4, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey joined the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Monday to unveil its new Security Operations Center (SOC) and cybersecurity website. Gov. Ivey also declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The SOC is Alabama’s first ever centralized security operation. It monitors the state’s use of electronic resources, including what is […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 09/24/18 – 09/30/18

October 4, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY-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 as a public service.


Jack’s Place Bistro….Grand Opening and Chamber Ribbon Cutting

October 4, 2018

FLORENCE-Jack’s Place Bistro had a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening! Not only was there a ribbon cutting but Jack served up some pretty yummy treats for the occasion.  Friends and family were on hand to sample the food and celebrate the grand opening of Jack’s Place Bistro at 118 West Mobile Street on Tuesday, October […]


Athens Man Charged With Reckless Murder And DUI Assault InTuesday Night Fatal Crash

October 3, 2018

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an update on the Traffic Accident that took the life of a Limestone County man on Tuesday, October 2:   At 4:15 p.m. today, Oct. 3, Scotty Dale Moss, 38, of Athens was arrested and charged with Reckless Murder in the below crash. He is also charged with DUI-Assault for the injuries […]


Athens Woman Arrested Charged With Domestic Violence 2nd Along With Several Drug Charges

October 3, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement on Wednesday, October 3 regarding a domestic violence arrest on Tuesday evening, October 2: “Last night Mollie Irene Rosenblum was arrested for domestic violence assault 2nd degree, illegal possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers had been called to […]


One Dead One Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Athens

October 3, 2018

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic fatality that occurred on Tuesday, October 2 involving two vehicles.  One person has been reported dead and another person has been airlifted to Huntsville Hospital: “A two-vehicle crash at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, has claimed the life of an Athens man. Lloyd Jason Crawford Reed, 37, […]


A Tribute to Arthur Alexander with Donnie Fritts – EVENT PHOTOS

October 3, 2018

SHEFFIELD-On Tuesday, October 2 the Sheffield Public Library held a musical event with a “Tribute to Arthur Alexander with Donnie Fritts. Beth Ridgeway, librarian at the library said she hopes the event will be an event that can happen once a month.  Ridgeway says it is one way to help spread the word about Sheffield […]


The Day The Mississippi River Flowed Backwards

October 3, 2018

  The earthquake was so powerful, that it caused the Mississippi river to flow backwards and caused exotic ‘Sand Blows‘. Sand blows are essentially sand volcanoes which spew dirt and sand up from the ground. The violent tremors caused the land underneath the sand layers to shift and bulge, which caused the pockets of sand […]


Pet Of The Week….Every Shape, Color Or Size…..Take Your Pick

October 3, 2018

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!


NW-SCC sees increase in fall enrollment…Distance education only students up 65%

October 3, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) enrolled 3,543 credit students for the fall 2018 semester, which is an increase of 101 students, or just under three percent, from fall 2017 figures (3,442). According to NW-SCC President Glenda Colagross, in order to continue to grow, the College must continue to listen to the […]


New! Colbert County Arrest Reports 09/08/18 – 9/30/18

October 3, 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 as a public service.


Walt for Governor….Pop-Up Rally Comes To The Shoals

October 3, 2018

FLORENCE-Come to watch Walt show you why he will be the next Governor of Alabama! The pop-up rally is next Tuesday, October 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at McFarland Park! We’ll have food and drinks available! You don’t want to miss this! Walt Maddox has been holding Pop-Up Rallies all over the state. On October […]


October’s Bicentennial Celebration is all about COMING HOME!

October 3, 2018

FLORENCE – “There’s no place like home,” says Mayor Steve Holt. Homecoming is the theme for October as the City of Florence celebrates 200 years with events such as “Reunion at the River” and the University of North Alabama’s Homecoming festivities. According to Bicentennial Committee Chair Pat Burney, the “Reunion at the River” will take […]


University of North Alabama Mourns the Loss of Benefactor and Alumna Laura M. Harrison ‘55

October 2, 2018

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama are mourning the loss of one of the University’s most significant alumna. Laura M. Harrison, class of 1955, passed away Sept. 27, surrounded by family in her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Harrison and her husband Donald were significant contributors to the University, having recently served as campaign co-chairs […]