Fall gardening series at FLPL…Let’s All Get Dirty At The Library!

August 9, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will present another series in their Get Dirty at the Library gardening program. Their fall series will be on Thursday at 11:30 am, from August 31-September 21. Here is just a peek at what you can expect at Get Dirty at the Library this fall! Get Dirty at the Library: Fall Vegetable Gardening Thursday, August 31, 11:30 am Florence-Lauderdale […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 07/18/17 – 08/07/17

August 9, 2017

ETOWAH COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Etowah 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.


Eli’s Comin’ And He’s Bringing Friends

August 9, 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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Taziki’s Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

August 9, 2017

FLORENCE-Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, located at 261 Cox Creek Parkway in Florence held  a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 8.  The celebration for the newest addition to the food fare of Florence had Food, Fun Friends and an old-fashioned ribbon cutting sponsored by the Shoals Chamber. Now a little information about Taziki’s:   “Get away from the […]


Athens adjusts sanitation schedule to address demands from population growth

August 9, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens has grown by nearly 16 percent since 2010, and that population growth is requiring the Sanitation Department to adjust its schedules and routes.   The Sanitation Department attached notification letters to residents’ garbage cans that provided information on the new pick up schedules for garbage and trash. The new schedule will […]


From Mummies to Snails…Even Dragons Blood…What The Masters Used As Paint Pigment

August 9, 2017

There use to be a paint color brown   called Mummy Brown which was made from ground up Egyptian mummies.  It was a favorite color used by Pre-Ralphaelites, but when people found out what it was made from some painters buried the paint and ceased using it.  The paint was manufactured into the 1960’s, when the […]


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University of North Alabama Chief of Police Honored in Las Vegas

August 9, 2017

FLORENCE – University of North Alabama Chief of Police Kevin Gillian was recently named the National Chief of the Year in Las Vegas.   The National Association of Campus Safety Administration gives out the award every year to the top chief in America.  Gillian, who was hired in July 2015, credits the work of the UNA officers […]


Driver In Saturday Accident Lauderdale County Indentified

August 8, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-The driver in the firey crash that tookmplace has been identifed by ALEA: “The single-vehicle crash that occurred 0n Saturday, Aug. 5, has claimed the life of  Jeffrey Tyler Mecke, 33, of Huntsville. Mecke was killed when the GMC pickup they were driving left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at […]


Show Your Alabama Pride…Help Troopers Win Best Cruiser Contest

August 8, 2017

THE SHOALS-Alabama Law Enforcement needs your help!  Go vote for best cruiser in the Best Looking Cruiser Contest.   Show your Alabama Pride….                                  Vote today! ALEA needs your vote for the American Association of State Troopers’ (AAST) Best Looking […]


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New! ECM Hospital Births 07/22/17 – 07/31/17

August 8, 2017

THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Traffic Stops Nets Cash…Drugs…Guns Near Baldwyn, MS

August 8, 2017

TUPELO-The Lee County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect on Thursday, August 3 on several charges including Possession of Meth: “On Thursday, August 03, 2017, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bostick conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by MARTY MINOR on Hwy. 370 E, Baldwyn MS (Pratts Community) […]


Eclipse….What is It?

August 8, 2017

An eclipse is the serendipitous alignment of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. On August 21 of 2017 we here in the deep south will see this rare occurrance.  Some will see a total eclipse and others just a partical, either way it wiull be a sight to behold. Around every 18 months or […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/31/17 – 08/06/17

August 8, 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.


2017-2018 Concert Series For The Shoals Symphony

August 8, 2017

THE SHOALS-From W.C. Handy, to Sam Phillips, Rick Hall, and the Swampers, our musical legacy continues with the Shoals Symphony at UNA as we begin our 35th season! The Shoals Symphony is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Concert Series: TICKETS: http://shoalssymphony.una.edu/ Sunday, October 8. A Classical Masterworks concert, Fortune and Fate, featuring UNAs classical pianist, Dr. Yi-Min Cai, who will perform works […]


One Woman Dead…Another Arrested Charged With Murder

August 7, 2017

DECATUR-The Decatur police Department issued a release on the shooting that took place on Acadia Drive in Decatur on Monday, August 7 resulting in the death of one and the arrest of another woman on Murder charges: “On August 7th, 2017 at approximately 11:30 am the Morgan County E911 Center received a call of a shooting […]


Man Stabbed On Sunday Suspect Arrested Charged With Domestic Violence 2nd

August 7, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police issued a statement regarding the arrest of one female who has been charged with Domestic Assault 2nd in the stabbing of a man on Sunday, August 6: “Jasmine Rowell, 32, of Florence was arrested yesterday and charged with Domestic Violence Assault 2nd. The case stems from a domestic incident that took place […]


Hot Muggy But Always Fun…August First Friday – EVENT PHOTOS!

August 7, 2017

FLORENCE – Well, the rain held off for a couple of hours, at least. First Friday’s crowd was pretty nice for a warm August evening. The rain held until about 7 PM and that gave QCD Photog Kristy Lovelace time to make the rounds! Here are her EVENT PHOTOS. Enjoy!


Message In A Bottle….Just How Old Is This Message Anyway?

August 7, 2017

All of us know about the titanic story. Have you ever wondered that how many ships have missed their destinations and the lost lives sleeping dead, all alone in the lap of tremendously unfathomable oceans across the whole world? Think of all the people who died without saying even a little good-bye to their loved […]


FLAS…Sweet Dogs And Warm Fuzzy Cats…Get You One

August 7, 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.


Walls of Jericho Recognized as Best Hike

August 7, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The secret is out! Reader’s Digest lists the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Walls of Jericho as one of the Best Hikes Across America. The publication names 20 hikes and the best time of year to take them. March to October is recommended for the Walls of Jericho. “We’ve long known that the Walls of Jericho is special,” […]


Johnny Collier: Musician, Part 1

August 7, 2017

Let’s start this article from the beginning.  Hammer Down Gun & Pawn was helping to sponsor the Rally at the River this year.  Dallas Dorrall was the person that had designed the posters for the event.  I spoke to her on the phone a couple of times about getting our logo onto the poster.  She […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 07/25/17 – 08/01/17

August 7, 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.


Teen Drowns On Lewis Smith Lake On Saturday, August 5

August 6, 2017

WINSTON COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a drowning on Lewis Smith Lake In Winson County that took the life of a teen on Saturdays, August 5: “A swimming incident at 6:30 p.m. in the Arley area of Lewis Smith Lake on Saturday, Aug. 5, has claimed the life of a Miss., teen. The 16 […]


Two-Vehicle Accident Near Lexinton Takes Life Of Town Creek Man

August 6, 2017

LEXINGTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-vehicle accident near Lexington taking the life of one man on Saturday, August 5: “A two-vehicle crash at 3:30 p.m. today, Aug. 5, has claimed the life of a Town Creek man. Michael Wayne Montgomery, 34, was killed when the 1993 Honda motorcycle he was operating collided with a […]