How’s My Driving?

January 3, 2012

However, when it comes to staying out of the statistics column, the responsibility rests on you. Ask yourself truthfully, “Am I a good driver?” Most of us would answer, “Yes, I’m a great driver.” But are we? The truth is most of us, perhaps without thinking about it, engage in dangerous activities while driving that […]


Bentley Awards $145,870 to Improve Evidence Analysis

January 3, 2012

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences will be able to identify illegal substances quicker thanks to a $145,870 grant from Gov. Robert Bentley. The department will use the grant to purchase an additional piece of equipment that will speed up analysis of drug evidence submitted by Alabama law enforcement agencies. The Direct Analysis in Real […]


“Wars Should Be Fought By Old Men” – Homer Hickam

January 3, 2012

Huntsville-Wars, according to author and Vietnam veteran Homer Hickam, should be fought by old men. As a young man in the ’60s, he was idealistic and eager to experience what he thought would be the adventure of war. But if someone asked him to go secure a hill today, he joked, he would just sit […]


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Wallace Named UNA Football Head Coach

January 2, 2012

FLORENCE – It was announced this afternoon by University of North Alabama officials that UNA legendary coach Bobby Wallace will be returning. Wallace was head coach there from ’88-’97, then at Temple for 7 seasons and last served as head coach at West Alabama from 2006-2010. Wallace won three consecutive D-II national championships from ’93-’95. […]


New Booking Photos and Arrest Reports – Sheffield

January 2, 2012

Click on Law & Order for the latest booking photos and arrest reports from Sheffield P.D. All persons who appear here are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.  Or CLICK HERE to go directly to the most recent.


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

As 2012 comes into being, we at The Quad-Cities Daily are excited for the future! Lots of  hard news, features, opinion… The kind of journalism that The Shoals can use. Even though we’re taking the ‘Under Construction’ banner down, there are plenty of things yet to do on the news site. So bear with us […]


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Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 76F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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FREE TOWING ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 29, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, AL – As Americans pop the cork on New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, AAA Alabama cautions partygoers against getting behind the wheel after the champagne toast. According to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, during the last decade, the years’ highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occur on […]


Cloverdale Walmart Moves Closer to Reality

December 23, 2011

FLORENCE – The Florence Planning Board Thursday night gave tentative rezoning approval for a new Walmart Supercenter on Cloverdale Road. The decision to rezone came after representatives of Walmart and the Barnett Family Properties, L.L.C. presented their plans for the retail complex of the retail facility and several out-parcels near the General John Coffee cemetery […]


A Christmas Gift

December 23, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Fire and Police units responded to a house fire at 705 Walnut Street Friday morning. The structure fire was contained within minutes of their arrival on the scene. Authorities credited the fast work of two neighbors with garden hoses for keeping the blaze under control until the Fire Fighters got there.   […]


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State Troopers Step Up Patrols For The Holidays

December 22, 2011

MONTGOMERY – Enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but know that Alabama State Troopers will be out in force during the season, stepping up enforcement activity in an effort to protect the lives and safety of Alabama motorists. “This is an exciting time of year, and we want you to really enjoy the holidays […]


Do Pajamas and Christmas Go Together?

December 22, 2011

FLORENCE – Do pajamas and Christmas go together? Well, if you were to visit the offices of Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, you just might think so. Assistant Tourism Office Director, Allison Stanfield, told the Quad-Cities Daily that the tradition started a few years ago, when she was taking some cookies and treats to her daughter’s elementary school […]


Is That a Freight Train…Let Us Pray!

December 19, 2011

Tornados have become commonplace in the South and for decades a common refrain “It sounded like a freight train” was broadcast across the airwaves as reporters placed microphones in the stunned faces of storm survivors. Now there appears to be a new age, a very pompous renaissance, even a self-serving genesis as one familiar response […]


Santa and Marriott Team to Help

December 19, 2011

FLORENCE – Nearly 80 children were treated to a holiday party Monday at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. The event centered around a visit by Santa Claus, who gave the children Christmas presents. Brought together by the Salvation Arm         The holiday party featured a movie of Frosty The Snowman and […]


Home From Iraq?

December 19, 2011

We would like to do a story about a Shoals member of the US military who is coming home from Iraq. Know someone? Contact us! The phone number and e-mail address are on this page. Or just leave a comment.


Dorson Vickery – Obituary

December 16, 2011

Dorson Vickery, 96, of Muscle Shoals, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.  Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Colbert Memorial Chapel from 11 am to 1pm.  Mike Brooks will officiate the funeral service beginning at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vickery retired from Union Carbide after 37 years […]


Colbert Site Off the Table, RegionalCare to Build in Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) has abandoned efforts to locate a 300 bed hospital anywhere in Colbert County. Instead the Brentwood, Tenn., company, owners of ECM Hospital, ECM East, and Shoals Hospital, will apply for a Certificate Of Need with its proposed facility in Lauderdale County. Jeff Atwood, RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president for […]


Gov. Bentley Calls for Teacher Exemption from Ethics Law

December 14, 2011

    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley today called on the Legislature to amend the ethics law to make it clear that teachers may receive seasonal gifts. The current law restricts public officials from accepting certain types of gifts. Last week the Ethics Commission issued an opinion stating that the law covers public officials and […]


Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]


What’s It Gonna Be, Santa?

December 14, 2011

49 million people admit to getting stuck with an awful holiday gift. To get even, recipients tried tactics from re-gifting to ridicule, according to a recent Consumer Reports poll. Some donated unwanted gifts to charity or threw them in the trash, while others handed the pitiful presents back to the original giver. Many of the […]


Computerworld Selects TVA’s Chief Information Officer As a 2012 Honoree

December 12, 2011

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  Tennessee Valley Authority Chief Information Officer Dan Traynor has been named to Computerworld magazine’s annual list of 100 top corporate leaders in Information Technology. The magazine’s Premier 100 awards program, established in 2000, spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative […]


NASA Engages Public With New Custom Internet Radio Station

December 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — NASA’s mission of discovery and exploration will be showcased in a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults. Third Rock – America’s Space Station is set to launch with a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format on Monday, Dec. 12. The station is being developed and […]


Large Turnout For Taylor Observance

December 11, 2011

“We want justice for Amanda. We want tonight to be all about Amanda and nothing about the ones who did this to her”,  said Lisa Murr, who, with her daughter, organized Saturday night’s observance in Tuscumbia for murdered Amanda Taylor. A crown of 200 to 300 people from across The Shoals braved the cold December […]


Marchers Move To Main Street

December 11, 2011

  Saturday night, Occupy Tennessee Valley marchers carried their message of protest to Tuscumbia’s “Dickens Christmas, Ya’ll”. But they weren’t there for the festivities. The small, but enthusiastic band of protesters was there to spread their message that too much power and privilege has been bestowed upon the monied interests in America.       […]


New Arrests – Tuscumbia!

December 9, 2011

Click on Law and Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Tuscumbia.