Natchez Trace Parkway Announces National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 10, 2018

TUPELO, MS – In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams. The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often overlooked for the critical role they play […]


Suspect Arrested Sunday For Hit-And-Run Accident In Athens Last Week

April 9, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson issued a statement on the hit-and-run accident that occurred  last week on US 31.  Police arrested the suspect on Sunday, April 8: “Jonathan Ross McCulloch was arrested Saturday afternoon in Muscle Shoals for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.  McCulloch was driving the car that caused the accident […]


Moulton Police Looking for Missing Woman

April 9, 2018

MOULTON-The Moulton Police Department released a statement concerning a BOLO for a missing Moulton woman who was last seen on Sunday, April 8:   “Be On Lookout. Missing Person*** Based on a report filed by family members, Jennifer Marshell White was last seen at residence in Moulton on 04/08/18  (Sunday) at around 1:30 PM. She […]


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To Breathe Or Not To Breathe..Now That Is The Question

April 9, 2018

Some of your more pretentious wine-loving friends may have waxed poetic to you before about always letting red wine breathe before you drink it…but is this good advice? Red wine was first invented in Armenia, in the Stone Age.  As far as we can tell, people weren’t worried about letting their wine breathe back then. […]


Governor Ivey Announces Funding for New Behavioral Health Services

April 9, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Alabama has set aside $11 million in its recently passed budgets for the Alabama Department of Mental Health to expand behavioral health services for Medicaid-eligible children and youth. When combined with federal matching funds, the money is expected to generate more than $36 million in total spending during […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 03/27/18 – 04/03/18

April 9, 2018

FLORENCE-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.


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Monday 04/23 60%
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Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. Thunder possible. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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University of North Alabama to Host Reception for Paul R. Jones Art Exhibition

April 9, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception celebrating an exhibition by UNA of the Paul R. Jones Collection of Art, Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the UNA University Art Gallery (located inside the Art Building). There will be a brief presentation at […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Disappearing Act”

April 9, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Disappearing Act,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10:00 am. Every animal has at least one adaptation that helps it survive in its environment. Camouflage is an adaptation that helps […]


How Much Do We Dream?

April 8, 2018

Since the beginning of civilization, dreams have been a subject of intense debate and pondering. People have tried to seek the meanings and material manifestations of their dreams. This has given rise to a field called fortune telling, which holds its roots in the attempted interpretation of dreams. Dreams have a direct impact on a […]


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Mentored Turkey Hunt Yields Unforgettable Results

April 8, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The fate of a turkey hunt’s outcome is indeed fickle. High-fives can be the celebratory conclusion just as easily as the dejected hunter’s incessant second-guessing of the tactics that caused the gobbler to walk away instead of strutting into range. Chuck Sykes, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Director, has been in both situations. Sometimes […]


Airbnb Seminar At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism April 19

April 8, 2018

 FLORENCE-The world of travel is constantly evolving, as is the way in which travelers want to experience a destination. Airbnb was founded in 2008 to meet that need and has become a trusted marketplace for people to list and book unique accommodations. Florence and Lauderdale County currently have over 60 listings on the Airbnb site […]


Flor-Ala Staff Members Bring Home Mark of Excellence Awards

April 8, 2018

FLORENCE– Current and former staff members of the Flor-Ala were recently honored for being finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. The University of North Alabama student news organization competed against student news organizations from Region 3, which comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 03/30/18 – 04/06/18

April 8, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-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.


April 8, 2018

FLORENCE-On Thrusday, April 5 Garner-Pierce Autos on Florence Boulevard celebrated their grand opening with food, friends and a tour of the place.  The Shoals Chamber was on hand to give support to their newest member with a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting and a word of congratulations…”Congratulations to Elmer Pierce and Ronnie Garner for bringing new life to […]


Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Arrest 11 In ‘Operation Safe Children’

April 7, 2018

MARSHALL COUNTY-Operation Safe Children a Sweep Operation by federal and local law enforcement arrested 11 North Alabama people on an array of sex crimes charges. Officials with the Marshall County  Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the arrests on Thursday, April 5 in an effort to round-up suspects charged with sex […]


Monsters Of The Sea …Or Not

April 7, 2018

While most of these creatures were probably just dolphins or whales or seals, to the pirates that encountered them, they were often fearsome creatures. Some Where not….or so they say.  Here are just a few: 1603: The Steipereidur…Abraham Ortelius first published a map with this creature on it. The whale-like creature may look terrifying, but […]


TVA Visitor Centers Opening for Season on April 7

April 7, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – Spring has officially arrived and the Tennessee Valley Authority will be opening visitor centers on Sat., April 7, at its first dam, its tallest dam, its longest dam and several other facilities around the Tennessee Valley. The public can visit centers at TVA’s tallest dam, Fontana, which towers 480 feet and forms […]


University of North Alabama Selected as a Semifinalist for Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award

April 7, 2018

FLORENCE. – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently announced that the University of North Alabama (UNA) is one of six semifinalists for its 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award. The $100,000 award, given once per biennium, will recognize an institution for achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national or global challenges. The […]


Florence Forward Sustainable Partner Program – APPLY TODAY

April 7, 2018

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt and the Florence City Council are pleased to announce the launch of the Florence Forward Sustainable Partner Program. This program is a revamp of the Certified Green Team Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to highlight and support the businesses and organizations in Florence that are committed to sustainable practices. […]


Wheeler Pounds Releases Book Series

April 7, 2018

JASPER-Wheeler Pounds will premier his new series at a book signing on April 8, 2018 at the Jasper Public Library, 98 18th Street East, Jasper, Alabama 35501. The book series, Secrets of the Cherokee Hideaway, features Raleigh Walker, a young man of Cherokee decent, who journeys down a path of discovery that he never expected. The first book in […]


New! Dekalb County Arrest Reports 03/23/18 – 04/05/18

April 7, 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.


Florence First Friday And Saturday’s Bicentennial Parade Cancelled

April 6, 2018

FLORENCE-Update from the City of Florence concerning April First Friday.  First friday event s have been cancelled for Friday, April 6. Also due to the inclement weather, the Bicentennial Parade scheduled for Saturday, April 7 will be cancelled. It is planned to be rescheduled as the theme for the Christmas parade in December.  


Florence Police…BOLO CANCELLED

April 6, 2018

UPDATE:  Alicia Harrison has been located and is safe. FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a BOLO on Friday, April 6 for a 38-year-old Florence woman.  Please contact  FPD with any information you might have:   “The Florence Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Alicia Joann Harrison. Alicia is 38 years old. She […]


Shoals Insider owner arrested on felony charge

April 6, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – Jeffrey Lane Roland, the publisher of Shoals Insider, made bond today after spending 2 nights in Colbert County Jail on felony charges. According to Sheriff Frank Williamson, Roland has been charged with Theft of Property, a Class B Felony, for allegedly promising to remove a person’s arrest records from local websites including The Quad-Cities […]