Courtland…Did You Know?

August 1, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Originally called Ebenezer, Courtland was first settled during Alabama’s territorial period, as early as 1800. A group calling itself the Courtland Land Company bought the land on which the town of Courtland would be built in 1818 and subdivided […]


Casting Call For ‘The Marvelous Wonderetts’ At The Ritz Theatre

August 1, 2018

SHEFFIELD-The Ritz Theatre has a casting call for ‘The Marvelous Wonderetts’ a play written and created by Roger Bean. The Marvelous Wonderetts are four women age 17 to 30 who, with their bouffant hair and crinoline skirts, transport audiences back to the 1950s and ’60s singing memorable pop hits such as “Mr. Sandman”, “Lollipop” and “Leader […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/23/18 – 07/29/18

August 1, 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.


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Pet Of The Week Just In Time For the Dog Days Of Summer

August 1, 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!


Florence Bicentennial August Events…“EDUCATION” Is The Word

August 1, 2018

FLORENCE– Mayor Steve Holt said, “Florence has always been a City focused on Education. From the school for children in 1820 on the John Coffee plantation and others in town thereafter, to the Florence Female Synodical College established in 1847 and the University of North Alabama which moved to the City in 1855 from LaGrange, […]


Teen Dies In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Greenhill

July 31, 2018

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-On Monday, July 30  the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported an accident that claimed the life of a 15-year-old Rogers High School student. The accident occurred at around 4PM  at the intersection of U.S. 43 and Lauderdale 73. Colby Thigpen, 15 died from injuries when the Ford Mustang driven by Alexa King, 16, of Muscle […]


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Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Madison…Did You Know?

July 31, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. The first known settler in what was to become the City of Madison, Alabama, was John Cartwright, who came here in 1818. He came to the Tennessee Valley, part of the area then known as the Mississippi Territory, […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 07/20/18 – 07/26/18

July 31, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Booking Photos from Madison 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-Lauderdale Animal Shelter Seeking Shelter Volunteers

July 31, 2018

FLORENCE-Leah Fox, Shelter Director of the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter (FLAS), will conduct an introduction and informational meeting for potential FLAS volunteers. The meeting will be held on Friday, August 17 at 5:30pm in the City Auditorium located at 103 South Pine Street, Florence. This meeting is for anyone who has volunteered in the past, and/or may be […]


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History of the Blue Angels

July 31, 2018

When you mention the Blue Angels, most people think of the blue planes that entertain thousands each year at air shows.  However, the Blue Angels are so much more.  Until I started doing research for the article, I did not realize the history of the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels are a United States Navy […]


How to Prevent Heat Related Illness

July 31, 2018

Spending time outside is nice, but too much sun can put you at risk for developing a heat related illness. Learn how to help prevent heat cramps, rashes and more—and how to treat them. Help Stop Heat Related Illness Before It Starts If the forecast points to excessive temperatures and sunshine: Stay hydrated. Drink water even […]


W.C. Handy Music Festival – Street Strut – EVENT PHOTOS

July 30, 2018

FLORENCE – The weather last Saturday was picture-perfect for the W.C. Handy Music Festival’s annual “Street Strut” parade. for years the event has been held to celebrate those persons who have bravely fought back against cancer. And the event is always well attended. This year  saw representation from a number of different family groups who […]


Lexington…Did You Know?

July 30, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. The town of Lexington was originally established on the site of four 40-acre parcels of land purchased by early settler Lewis Marshall, who arrived in 1818. The origin of the town’s name is uncertain; it might have been […]


Petersville Family Care Celebrates Grand Opening With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

July 30, 2018

FLORENCE–On Friday, July 27 Petersville Family Care held a grand opening and open house.  Petersville Family Care is located at 2929 Cloverdale Road Unit D in Florence. Family and friends were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening and the Shoals Chamber held with the festivities by hosting a ribbon cutting. A congratulatory word to Petersville […]


Alabama Bicentennial PastPort Mobile App Now Available

July 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY-After months of development, ALABAMA 200 is proud to announce the release of the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort mobile app. The app supports the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort, a printed guide to historic sites in each of Alabama’s 67 counties. The technology links to Encyclopedia of Alabama entries where users can learn more about PastPort destinations. It […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 06/26/18 – 07/26/18

July 30, 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.


‘School Marm’s Inn Danger!’ At The Z On August 3

July 30, 2018

FLORENCE-Join us at The Z after walking around at First Friday for the next installment in the School Marm series of melodramas — School Marm’s Inn Danger! Relax in the air conditioning and get ready to laugh, heckle, and generally behave badly as an audience member! This is the second play in the School Marm trilogy […]


Red Bay…Did You Know?

July 29, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Red Bay was first known as Vinson’s Crossroads. The most likely origin of the town’s name was its location amid what was at the time a large stand of redbay trees. The first post office was opened in […]


New! Florence Arrest Reports 07/17/18 – 07/24/18

July 29, 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.


Shoals Business Incubator Rebranding Celebration

July 29, 2018

THE SHOALS-On Friday, July 27 The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center got a new name.  The Shoals Chamber, friends and family, along with former tenants were on hand to unveil the new name and logo. A congratulatory word from The Shoals Chamber to SBI: “A different name, but still the same trusted, community partner! Since 1992, the Shoals Business Incubator, […]


Richard Marcinko: The Father of Seal Team 6

July 29, 2018

He is known by many names.  Richard Marcinko.  Dick Marcinko.  Demo Dick.   The Rogue Warrior.  As well as some other names not printable here in this family publication.  But one name that is true no matter what is he is the Father of Seal Team Six and Red Cell.  Every Special Operator or Tactical Operator […]


Muscle Shoals…Did You Know?

July 28, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Muscle Shoals is located in the northwest corner of Alabama and is the largest city in Colbert County. It has a mayor/council form of government and was the last city in Alabama to change from a commission form […]


Killen Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident Near Lexington

July 28, 2018

LEXINGTON-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a traffic accident near Lexington that took the life of a Killen man on Saturday, July 28:   “A one vehicle crash at 12:50 a.m. today, July 28, 2018 has claimed the life of a Killen man. Ryan Masters Patterson, 46, was killed when the 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup […]


Assurance Financial-Florence Celebrates New Location With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

July 28, 2018

FLORENCE-On Wednesday, July 25 Assurance Financial-Florence held a ribbon cutting celebrating their new location at 4050 Helton Drive Suite 301.  Friends and family along with members of the Shoals Chamber were on hand to help with the celebration. A congratulatory word to Assurance Financial-Florence from The Shoals Chamber: Congratulations to Assurance Financial for opening their […]