Shoppers will say, ‘Be mine,’ to the artwork available at High Cotton’s Sweet’art Saturday

February 8, 2018

ATHENS-Those seeking unique Valentine’s Day gifts will find flowers that never wilt, dancing that never ends and hearts that are always fat free during the Sweet’art Saturday event at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens.   The event will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Local artists have created pieces […]


Kissing Does A Body Good

February 8, 2018

Kissing someone gives you pleasure, presents a sign of love, ends your date appropriately, connects you with your partner, makes your love passionate, and everything like that. But apart from this, kissing is actually very, very good for health. It is proved by researchers that kissing improves the immune system and increases the oxytocin level […]


Athens Relay Fishing Tournament Lures Interest of Others Who Want to Fight Cancer

February 8, 2018

ATHENS-The annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament is luring the interest of other businesses that want to be a part of fighting cancer.   With those businesses’ partnerships, this year’s tournament offers the most prize money in its history. This year, anglers can win a total of $9,000 in prize money […]


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New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 01/29/18 – 02/04/18

February 8, 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 public service.


Book & Gift Sale To Be Held At Helen Keller Hospital

February 8, 2018

SHEFFIELD – The Helen Keller Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Book & Gift Sale March 1 and 2 at Helen Keller Hospital. The fair will be presented by Collective Goods and will include 30%-70% off retail prices on various types of books and gifts for the whole family. The proceeds benefit the projects of […]


The University of North Alabama’s Kilby Laboratory School Earns 99 out of 100 Points on DOE Report Card

February 8, 2018

FLORENCE – A recent report card form the State Department of Education shows the University of North Alabama’s Kilby Elementary School scored a 99 out of a possible 100 points, making it the highest scoring elementary school in Lauderdale county. The DOE’s Education Report Card grades each school in the state on academic achievement, academic growth and […]


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Several Schools Close Due To Flu Outbreak

February 7, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Several schools in the area are closing due to the flu outbreak in North Alabama. CLOSED FEBRUARY 8 and 9, THURSDAY/FRIDAY Albertville City Schools Boaz City Schools Cullman County Schools Fayetteville City Schools Guntersville City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday,  February 8 and 9   Marshall County Schools closed until February 13. […]


Florence Police…Imminent Danger Led To Lethal Force…Three Suspects Shot

February 7, 2018

FLORENCE-Police Chief Ron Tyler released a statement concerning the officer-involved shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 7: “At 5:50 a.m. on February 7, 2018, while executing a lawful search warrant, our officers encountered a dangerous and threatening situation at a residence located at 100 County Road 609. These officers […]


It’s Raining Diamonds…Somewhere In The Universe

February 7, 2018

Did you knowwhen it rains on Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds….Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated. New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say.  Lightning storms turn methane […]


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Governor Ivey Expedites Signing of Bill as Part of Toyota-Mazda Incentives Package

February 7, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 98, providing authority to counties to abate rollback ad valorem taxes for certain projects that qualify for the incentives under the Alabama Jobs Act. The bill was sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Representative Danny Crawford and will allow Limestone County to offer tax […]


Sinking of USS Maine at Pope’s Tavern

February 7, 2018

FLORENCE-Pope’s Tavern Museum will host an exhibit to mark the 120th anniversary of the sinking of USS Maine in Cuba that launched the U.S. into a war with Spain February 15,16, and 17. Even though the war lasted for only four months, it established the U.S. as a world power. The exhibit will display artifacts from […]


Pet Of The Week….Opie And His Friends

February 7, 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!


New! Wayne County, TN Arrest Reports 01/24/18 – 02/04/18

February 7, 2018

WAYNE COUNTY-Booking Photos from Wayne 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.


Hartselle Woman Indicted On Child Abuse Charges

February 7, 2018

HARTSELLE-ON Tuesday, February 6 the Hartselle Police Department released a statement concerning the indictment of a suspect in a child abuse case from August of 2017 “On 8/14/2017, Hartselle PD received a report of child abuse involving a 6-year-old boy. The child appeared to be malnourished and was ultimately hospitalized for treatment. was determined Erein […]


Police provide update in viral child pornography video investigation

February 6, 2018

MONTGOMERY-On Tuesday, February 6 the Department of Public Safety post commander for the Montgomery Post, Sergeant Steve Jarrett released a statement concerning a viral child pornography video that had been spread throughout several social media sites.  This video was determined to have originated in Alabama:   “Beginning on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, members of the […]


Franklin County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration With Marker Unveiling

February 6, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE-Franklin County….1818 – 2018… The Franklin County Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration was held Tuesday, February 6 at the Franklin County Archives, 300 Limestone Street NE in Russellville. The day started off by the Star-Spangled Banner played by the Russellville High School band as the Tuscumbia Color Guard presented the colors. An invocation by Jackie Richardson followed by […]


Chaucer….The Reason For Valentine’s Day?

February 6, 2018

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his […]


Healthy Valley Women Welcomes Jerry Williams, M.D.

February 6, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Jerry Williams, M.D. will speak to the Healthy Valley Women group on Tuesday, February 20 on the Helen Keller Hospital campus. The topic is “Anti-Aging: You Can Turn Back the Hands of Time”. Dr. Williams has been practicing cardiology in the Shoals area for over 25 years. He works with the Heart Center, located behind Helen […]


New! Dekalb County Arrest Reports 01/18/18 – 02/03/18

February 6, 2018

DEKALB COUNTY-Booking Photos from Dekalb 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.


11th Annual Shoals Earth Day … April 9

February 6, 2018

THE SHOALS-Save the date….the 11th Annual Shoals Earth Day Fest, Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11AM-6Pm will be held in historic Downtown Tuscumbia at the intersection in front of Coldwater Books.  In the event of rain the  location is the Roundhouse. As a response to continued environmental degradation, Senator Gaylord Nelson proclaimed the first Earth Day on […]


The University of North Alabama to Host Author Michael Eric Dyson as Part of Black History Month Events

February 6, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity will host renowned professor, speaker and author Michael Eric Dyson as part of the Black History Month celebration. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Mane Room, 310 N. […]


Purring Spiders…Now That Would Freak The Cat…Really

February 5, 2018

Male wolf spiders use “purring” vibrations to serenade their sweethearts, but this wooing only works if the females can feel these vibrations. For the females to feel these vibrations, the courting couple must be standing on a suitable surface that can vibrate, like dry leaves. This group of spiders doesn’t have typical ears, and it’s […]


Former U.S. Senate candidate qualified today to run for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama as a Democrat

February 5, 2018

FLORENCE-Dr. Will Boyd, former Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama’s 2017 special election, filed his declaration of candidacy for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Alabama this afternoon. “Alabama needs a Lieutenant Governor who will fight for a stronger economy, truly affordable healthcare, and quality public education for all,” said Dr. Boyd. “My […]


JFK’s visit to the U.S.S. Arizona

February 5, 2018

I was recently watching Hawaii Five O, when McGarrett was talking to someone who mentioned that President John F. Kennedy was the first President to visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.  This got me to thinking.   I wanted to know more about this so I started the research for this article.   First, we should talk […]