MLK…Did You Know?

January 12, 2018

Martin Luther King born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia grew to be the icon of Civil Rights was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi as well as Abraham Lincoln died much too young by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.  MLK was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. Here […]


School And Business Closings And Delays Due to Winter Winter Threat For Friday, Janaury 8

January 12, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Due to the threat of winter weather several area schools will not open on Friday, January 12. We have that list for you here and will add to the list as we get more information. Alabama A&M University…The student dining halls will be open for breakfast and lunch Friday with a “to go” option […]


Postcards… Hula Hoops….Get Out Of Town…All At FLPL

January 12, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has a host of fun and educational events scheduled for the rest of January including an exhibit featuring postcards of Alabama historical buildings from the Wade Hall Postcards collection. The exhibit is on display throughout the month of January on the second floor of the library. The exhibit was created by Troy […]


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UNA Theatre to Present “The Mountaintop”

January 12, 2018

FLORENCE –The Department of Entertainment Industry UNA Theatre will present Katori Hall’s, The Mountaintop, Feb. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., in the George S. Lindsey Theatre. Directed by Charlton James, M.F.A., UNA’s associate professor of Theatre, The Mountaintop is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth. […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 12/27/17 – 01/10/18

January 12, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Franklin 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


Natchez Trace Parkway Winter Weather and Traveler Advisory

January 12, 2018

TUPELO, MS – A traveler advisory is in effect for the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway from the Tennessee/Alabama line (milepost 342) to Nashville, TN (milepost 444).  A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Travelers […]


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Alabama declares state of emergency due to widespread flu cases

January 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The influenza outbreak in Alabama has prompted Governor Kay Ivey to declare a state of emergency on Thursday, January 11. According to the governor’s proclamation, healthcare facilities in the state are overwhelmed by the number of patients with the flu. The emergency declaration allows those facilities to implement “alternative standards of care” plans. The Alabama […]


Wintry Precip Predicted For Friday

January 11, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Wintry weather is BACK! A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of North Alabama and South Middle Tennessee for a mix of ice/sleet/snow access on Friday, January 12 with highest amounts of accumulation in South Middle Tennessee Rain overnight will transition to wintry precip on Friday. The morning commute will be messy. […]


Accident Near Cullman…One Dead

January 11, 2018

CULLMAN-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Cullman man: “A single-vehicle crash at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, has claimed the life of a Cullman man. Randy Joe West, 40, was killed when the 1989 Ford Econoline van he was driving left the roadway on Cullman County 1435 […]


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SEDA Welcomes Toyota-Mazda to North Alabama

January 11, 2018

THE SHOALS-The Shoals Economic Development Authority (SEDA) would like to welcome the Toyota-Mazda OEM to North Alabama. Less than an hour drive from the future site, our community has been busy preparing for this day and we have invested wisely in properties and sites that are ideal for their suppliers and supporting businesses. With two […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 12/23/17 – 01/09/18

January 11, 2018

MARION COUNTY-Booking Photos from Marion 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


Watches…Really Weird Watches

January 11, 2018

Watches….do people even wear them anymore?  Have you ever thought maybe there is more to the watch than just a pretty face and a short stem?  Here are some really strange watches that might just be the next biggest trend…   The Iron Samurai watch, a spectacularly ugly bracelet-style watch made from “Samurai sword carbonized […]


Tennessee Valley Strummer Return To Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center

January 11, 2018

FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play folk dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, January 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Valley Strummers will be performing at the Visitor Center the 3rd Friday of every month.  Others that play the dulcimer or other folk […]


Grammy Winner Jason Isbell To Headline Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 30th Annual Huntsville Classic

January 11, 2018

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville Hospital Foundation announced today that two-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell will headline its 30th annual Huntsville Classic, Thursday, May 10, 8:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, will perform for a crowd of more than 5,000 during the Classic concert. The group’s new album, The Nashville […]


Ghost story: Hawaii Five O style

January 11, 2018

Let me start out by saying I am a big Hawaii Five O fan.  Not the show from the 1970s, but the modern version.  I vagely remember the old show but never got into it.  I have been a fan of the new version since the beginning.  Alex O’Loughlin, who potrays Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett, […]


Toyota-Mazda to invest $1.4 billion in Limestone County facility, create 4,000 jobs

January 10, 2018

ATHENS-Press Release Issued by Tom Hill, President, LCEDA: 2:10 PM on Jan. 10, 2018: On Wednesday afternoon, the Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA) issued a statement congratulating its partners with the Toyota-Mazda recruitment team after state and local officials announced the company’s decision to locate in Limestone County. The team consisted of the State […]


Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers Awards Art Education Grants to Local Schools

January 10, 2018

FLORENCE-Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018 Art Education Grants. Recipients will be honored at the monthly volunteer meeting Friday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. Fund-raising events like the Arts Alive Festival and Holly and Ivy Luncheons not only support the art center, but make these art […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 12/11/17 – 01/08/18

January 10, 2018

ETOWAH COUNTY-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


Natchez-Under-The-Hill….Outlaw Hideout

January 10, 2018

At one time, Natchez was home to more millionaires than any other city in the nation; however, far from the impressive mansions that filled Natchez was an area of the city known for its rowdy ways. Situated on the riverbank, downhill from the opulent population on top of the bluff, the area was aptly named […]


Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/23/17 – 01/04/18

January 10, 2018

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


Robin Is In The Hood And She Has Some Merry Friends….Pet Of The Week

January 10, 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!


Athens to honor King’s legacy with community celebrations and student projects

January 10, 2018

ATHENS-Athens and Limestone County will involve students and the community to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for the annual holiday.   Each year, organizers host a march, student essay contest and celebrations on the observed holiday, which is Jan. 15 this year.   In addition, the Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday […]


Sources Report $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Plant Coming To North Alabama

January 9, 2018

LIMESTONE COUNTY-On Tuesday, January 9 several  sources have reported that North Alabama will be the site for  a new $1.6 billion Toyota and Mazda auto plant. The purposed location is the TVA megasite in Athens near exit 3 off I-565. The site is 1,200 acres and could soon be home to a plant employing 4,000 […]


Athens firefighters use oxygen mask to resuscitate dog rescued from fire

January 9, 2018

ATHENS-On Tuesday morning, January 9,  Athens firefighters cleared a house where a bedroom burned only to discover the family dog named Marley still was inside the home. Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighter Coty Collins and Chuck Talley went into the home on Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road and felt for the dog. Talley […]