Regional Medicaid managed-care bill could save money, provide better care

April 21, 2013

MONTGOMERY- Medicaid reform proposals now in the Alabama Legislature could help save hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars and improve medical care that the agency provides to about 940,000 lower-income and disabled Alabamians.  Medicaid is vital to meet the health-care needs of our citizens.   Roughly one in five Alabamians received services from Medicaid last year.  Alabama […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 04/11/13 – 04/17/13

April 21, 2013

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison County. 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.


“Effective, Fair, and Efficient” – How prison sentences should work.

April 21, 2013

In Alabama when a person is convicted of a crime the judge pronounces the sentence. A person who is convicted of a class “C” felony can receive a prison term of up to ten years. You may have seen news where someone was sentenced to a number of years. The actual time that is served […]


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Risk of tickborne diseases is greatest in late spring and summer

April 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY-If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors, you need to beware of ticks and the diseases that they can carry. Ticks are small blood-sucking parasites that can transmit diseases to animals and people including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, southern tick-associated rash illness and Lyme disease. In 2012, 213 people in Alabama […]


TVA Board of Directors Establishes Citizens Advisory Group

April 20, 2013

COLUMBIA, TN. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors took action at its meeting Thursday to establish a citizens’ advisory group that will provide additional input and perspective to TVA on energy resources.             “By establishing the Regional Energy Resource Council, TVA will have a formal channel for receiving diverse perspectives on energy issues […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 04/10/13 – 04/16/13

April 20, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall County. 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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Pardons for the Scottsboro Boys

April 19, 2013

SCOTTSBORO – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday held a ceremonial signing for Senate Bill 97, a measure that establishes a framework for posthumous pardons in the case of the Scottsboro Boys.  Governor Bentley also signed House Joint Resolution 20, which formally exonerates the Scottsboro Boys.   “We cannot take back what happened.  But we can […]


New! Leighton Arrest Reports 04/10/13- 04/18/13

April 19, 2013

LEIGHTON-New Booking Photos from Leighton Police. 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.


U.S. Chamber Honors Congressman Brooks’ Job Creation Work With Spirit of Enterprise Award

April 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) with its Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies and work during 2012. “In the face of high-stakes politics and difficult choices, Congressman Brooks provided America’s job creators with a strong voice in Congress,” said Thomas J. […]


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White-nose Syndrome Detected in TVA Cave in Alabama

April 19, 2013

   KNOXVILLE― The fast-spreading fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome in bats has been found in Collier Cave in northwestern Alabama on property managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. “This occurrence marks the first reporting of white-nose in Lauderdale County and the farthest west the disease has been found in Alabama,” said TVA terrestrial […]


Aderholt Questions Secretary Vilsack on USDA Budget Request

April 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Dr. Joe Glauber, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Chief Economist; and Mike Young USDA’s Budget Director testified before […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 04/09/13 – 04/16/13

April 19, 2013

DECATUR-New Booking Photos from Morgan County. 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.  


Local Musicians Take Early Lead in National Competition

April 18, 2013

HUNTSVILLE-Last week, two popular north Alabama bands kicked off the Road to Roo competition at first and second place, out of over 900 musicians from across the country. The Whiskey River Kings and The Valley Roots, who all hail from across north Alabama, were accepted into the first round of voting for the Bonnaroo Music […]


War OF 1812 Shoals Area Events

April 18, 2013

The battle has waned and the troops are headed home. TUSCUMBIA-On Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013, Shoals area residents can meet re-enactors from the War of 1812 as they make their way to Nashville along the Natchez Trace Parkway.   A commemoration of the return of soldiers who traveled from Tennessee to […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 04/08/13 – 04/14/13

April 18, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at Helen Keller Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 03/30/13 – 04/12/13

April 18, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police. 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.  


Local Optometrists Offers Free Eye Exams for Infants up to 12 Months of Age

April 18, 2013

 Florence – “We are very proud to be involved in InfantSEE® to ensure healthy vision for our community’s infants,” said Dr. Basden.  “We are encouraging anyone who is interested to stop by our offices and get a packet of information on the program.”Dr. Barry Basden, Dr. Ben Kachelman, Dr. Chad Brewer, and Dr. Kathryn Thigpen […]


TWO MILLION PAGE VIEWS – Thanks A Lot!

April 17, 2013

THE SHOALS – Back in January, 2012 The Quad-Cities Daily officially began publishing. That was the day we started counting “PAGE VIEWS”. When we began this enterprise, we had no idea whatsoever that in this small corner of Alabama, with roughly 80-thousand residents, we would approach even half this number. We cleared a million page views last September […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Max Optical

April 17, 2013

Muscle Shoals – Recently the Shoals Camber of Commerce held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Max Optical in Muscle Shoals.  Now Max Optical has two great locations serving the Shoals.  The original location is at 10034 Hwy 72 in Rogersville.  At Max Optical they offer same day service at a competitive low price […]


Biologists Use Game Cameras to Monitor Wild Turkeys

April 17, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Game cameras have dramatically changed the dynamics of hunting and wildlife viewing in Alabama. When used to compliment traditional “on-the-foot” scouting, game cameras offer a never-tiring (with good batteries of course) wildlife observer 24/7 to capture images of wildlife through motion detection, heat signatures or time lapse settings. Deer and turkey hunters often use this […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 04/02/13 – 04/09/13 Part III

April 17, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. 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.


New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 04/11/13 – 04/15/13

April 17, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia Police. 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.


New! ECM Hospital Births 04/02/13 – 04/11/13

April 16, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Military Helicopter Stops Traffic at U.N.A. – PHOTOS!

April 16, 2013

University of North Alabama- On Friday the 12th of April at approximately 1:00 p.m.  a  Boeing CH-54 Chinook helicopter landed on the Band Practice Field across from Rice Hall dormitory on Pine Street, shutting down Pine Street for a short amount of time. Colonel Retired Ray Atencio, Retired out of the Alabama National Guard and […]