Veteran’s Day…A Few Facts…Remember, Thank A Veteran

November 8, 2017

Veterans Day observance is always on November 11 with speeches and parades all across the United States. Veterans Day honors American veterans…whether they are alive or deceased…but is especially about thanking living veterans who served during war or peacetime. The holiday began as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World […]


Update From Florence Police Regarding The Sunday Night Shooting In Florence

November 7, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the shooting death of Judy Staten and the arrest of Eric Bailey a suspect in the shooting of Staten o Sunday, November 5: “On November 5, 2017, at approximately 11:36pm, officers responded to a call for a welfare check regarding a subject located on N Franklin Street […]


Florence Police Looking For Suspect In Weekend Burglaries

November 7, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department release a statement concerning a rash of business burglaries over the weekend, November 3 – 5: “Florence Police Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a string of Business Burglaries that occurred over the weekend.  Several business to include, Pizza Hut 800blk of Cox Creek Pkwy., Cash Express 1500blk of Darby Dr., and […]


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Bicyclist Struck by Motor Vehicle On Natchez Trace Parkway

November 7, 2017

MAURY CO, TN – On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist on the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile post 418. Randall Singleton, 58, of Charlotte, TN, was riding his bicycle north on the Parkway, when he was struck by a […]


Pet Of The Week..Poochies…Take Your Pick!

November 7, 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!


University of North Alabama Looks Forward to Another Successful UNA Giving Day

November 7, 2017

FLORENCE – Building on the success of last year, the University of North Alabama Foundation will host the second annual UNA Giving Day, Nov. 28.   The social media fundraising push coincides with the global day of philanthropy, #GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   Elizabeth Tyson, annual giving coordinator at UNA, said they […]


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New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 10/31/17 – 11/05/17

November 7, 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.


Madison County Inmate Found Unresponsive In Cell

November 7, 2017

MADISON COUNTY-Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning released a statement concernig the death of an inmate who was found unresponsive i his cell on Saturday, November 4: “Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on November 4, 2017 Inmate Brian Dallas W/M 40 years of age was found unresponsive in his cell and transported to Huntsville Hospital […]


Coral Reefs…Teeming With Life

November 7, 2017

Hidden beneath the ocean waters, coral reefs teem with life. Coral reefs support more species than any other marine environment and rival rainforests in their biodiversity. Countless numbers of creatures rely on coral reefs for their survival. Corals are animals, even though they may exhibit some of the characteristics of plants and are often mistaken […]


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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested In Sunday Homicide

November 6, 2017

  UPDATE:   Eric Bailey, 49 from Florence, Al, has been charged with the Murder of Judy Staten. Investigators spoke with several witness and citizens that came forward with information concerning this case.  Mr Bailey is currently in the Lauderdale County Detention Center. FLORENCE– Florence Police have identified the victim from Sunday’s shooting as Judy Staten, 38 […]


One-Vehicle Accident Near Athens Claims One Life

November 6, 2017

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a one-vehicle accident that took the life of a nineteen-year-old man near Athens on Sunday, November 5: ” A single-vehicle crash at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, November 5, has claimed the life of a Somerville man. Aaron James Garlen, 19, was killed when the 2009 Mazda 6i he was driving left […]


Florence Police Are Ivestigating Possible Homicide

November 6, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning a shooting that took place overnight on Sunday, November 5.  Officers were notified about the shooting around 11 PM on Sunday night:  “Florence police are currently working a possible homicide in the 300 block of S Magnolia St. At approximately 11pm on Nov 5th Officers received a call on […]


Horn Of Plenty…Or Just A Goat Horn

November 6, 2017

We have all come to recognize the cornucopia as a symbol of Thanksgiving or the fall harvest and many of us use one to decorate our Cornucopia dining room tables as the centerpiece to our traditional feast. There is more, however, to this horn-shaped figure than meets the eye. Its name, entered into the English […]


First Friday in Downtown Florence – EVENT PHOTOS

November 6, 2017

FLORENCE – There was great weather out on Court Street last Friday. So, of course the monthly First Friday event was a big smash! Kristy Lovelace was positioned out by On The Rocks and The Pie Factory to record the evening in EVENT PHOTOS, and we present them here. Enjoy!


Celebrate The Father Of The Blues, Two Free Events

November 6, 2017

FLORENCE-You’re invited! Two events celebrating the birthday of the “Father of the Blues” are coming up!  First join us Thursday, November 16 from 11:00 – 2:00 at the W.C. Handy Home and Museum, 620 West College Street, Florence for free cake, punch, and indoor music by Reddick Pernell Cunningham. Then join us for a free outdoor concert by The Mary Mason […]


William McDonald Book Co-Authored By Butch Walker Released

November 6, 2017

THE SHOALS-Author Rickey Butch Walker will release his latest book, Cotton Was King, this month through Bluewater Publications. In conjunction with his book release, Walker will also participate in a presentation and book signing on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm at Florence Tourism in McFarland Park. Cotton Was King (ISBN 978-1-934610-99-2) was originally started by Dr. William […]


Alabama’s Brad Hasamear named 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

November 6, 2017

Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer Honored by Regional Peers LOUISVILLE, KY– The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) named Brad Hasamear the 2017 Colonel Bob Brantley Wildlife Officer of the Year at their annual meeting in Louisville earlier this week. Hasamear is a Senior Conservation Officer for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest reports 10/27/17 – 11/03/17

November 6, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New 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.


Don’t Stand Under The Apple Tree

November 5, 2017

The manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.” The manchineel tree can be found on coastal beaches and in brackish swamps where it grows among mangroves. […]


Assessment for the Construction of the Red Hills-Kosciusko 161-kV Transmission Line Across the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 5, 2017

TUPELO, MS-The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), seeks public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) to establish a right-of-way for TVA to construct a new aerial transmission line across the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) near Kosciusko, MS.  The EA analyzes the impacts of permitting the right-of-way for transmission […]


November is American Diabetes Month®

November 5, 2017

MONTGOMERY-November marks the annual observance of American Diabetes Month®. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, this observance aims to focus our nation’s attention on the disease and the tens of millions of Americans affected by it. Judging by the numbers, it is imperative that individuals are informed about diabetes and the consequences associated with the […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 10/24/17 – 10/31/17

November 5, 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.


An interview with Chief Tony Logan

November 5, 2017

    When Steve Wiggins from the Quad Cities Daily called me last year and asked if I would like to be the “Law Enforcement Liaison” for the Daily, I hurriedly agreed.  His idea was I could bridge the gap between the reader and Law Enforcement with a Law Enforcement prospective to help the reader understand.  […]


Can You Name All Of The Full Moons?

November 4, 2017

Many human cultures have given names to the full moon throughout the year. Different full moon names can be found among the Chinese, Celtic, Old English, and New Guinea cultures, to name a few. Although many Native American Tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known names of the full moon […]