NCAA Division II Championship – PHOTOS

December 20, 2012

FLORENCE – Photographer Andy Keenum attended last weekend’s NCAA Division II Championship football game. Football fans from Valdosta, Georgia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina flocked to The Shoals and were greeted at Braly stadium by a large cohort of local folks who had come for the festivities. This is Andy’s first time to appear on the pages […]


Governor Bentley Appoints New Children’s Affairs Commissioner

December 20, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeana Ross as the state’s new Department of Children’s Affairs Commissioner. “Jeana Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a strong commitment to serving children and their families,” Governor Bentley said. “She also has a tremendous enthusiasm for early learning. I […]


Progress Bank & Trust Breaks Ground for Florence Office

December 20, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Progress Band and Trust Senior Officers and Directors held a ground breaking ceremony recently for their new Florence Branch Office.  Also in attendance was Mayor Mickey Haddock, Florence City Council members, Shoals Chamber of Commerce President Steve Holt, Chamber Ambassadors and many local business persons. The new branch office will be located […]


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New Today – ECM Hospital Births 12/10/12 – 12/15/12

December 20, 2012

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.


Parks announce Hunter’s Special

December 20, 2012

 Montgomery-  Select Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” lodging package from now through February 2013 for hunters that hunt on Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at the following state parks: Cheaha, Lakepoint Resort, Joe Wheeler, DeSoto, and Lake Guntersville. “Hunters are an important part of […]


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/18/12

December 19, 2012

New Booking Information 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.


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Governor Bentley Awards $15.7 Million for Tornado Disaster Relief

December 19, 2012

HACKLEBURG – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced more than $15.7 million that will be awarded to nine local governments as they continue their long-term recovery from the April 2011 tornadoes. “This funding will help make communities whole,” Governor Bentley said.  “The storms were devastating to so many areas.  But since the storms, we’ve seen […]


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/07/12 – 12/13/12

December 19, 2012

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.


Muscle Shoals to Music Row – interview with Jimmy Wayne

December 19, 2012

FLORENCE – This month’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row (MS2MR) is a special benefit show in support of “Project Meet Me Halfway”. Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist, Jimmy Wayne set out in 2010 to walk 1,660 miles from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness about homeless youth and more specifically children aging out of the foster system. Thursday’s show at the Marriott Conference […]


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Lauderdale County License Commissioner’s Office Hosts Christmas Open House December 21st

December 19, 2012

Florence-Lauderdale County License Commissioner William Smith and his staff in the License Commissioner’s office invite the residents of Lauderdale County to attend their Christmas Open House.  It will be held on Friday, December 21st lasting from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the License Commissioner Office in the Lauderdale County Courthouse […]


Alabama adoption rules change for foreign born children

December 18, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama residents who are U.S. citizens and in the process of adopting or have just adopted a child born in a foreign country may no longer need to re-adopt the child in an Alabama court to obtain a Certificate of Foreign Birth. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, a new state law gives the State Registrar […]


Alabama State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

December 18, 2012

Montgomery-Feeling run down from the holiday excitement? Reinvigorate with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park! On New Year’s Day 2013, DeSoto, Gulf, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Sano, and Oak Mountain will each host a guided hike to help start the year off right. All 50 states are hosting First Day Hikes […]


Helen Keller Hospital stays in “Lockdown”

December 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital, in accordance to its safety plans, remains in lockdown for a 2nd day. The lockdown came about as a response to a threat against a patient. Julia Boughner, Director of Hospital Relations, issued this statement: “To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and employees, Helen Keller Hospital remains in lockdown […]


New Today – Madison county Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/17/12

December 18, 2012

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.


Governor Bentley Tasks AL DHS Director Spencer Collier to Develop Formal Incident Response Plan

December 18, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday tasked Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier with developing a strategic plan for preventing and responding to incidents of active shooters at various facilities.   “We have been working for some time on a coordinated effort to prevent and respond to situations such as active shooters,” Governor Bentley […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/17/12

December 17, 2012

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.


Santa’s Market at Park Place – PHOTOS

December 17, 2012

SHEFFIELD – There was a great turnout at Park Place in Downtown for Saturday’s “Santa’s Market”. Once again, the upscale living community was the centerpiece of activity for shoppers who came to find unique and hand-made gifts for their friends and family. The Quad-Cities Daily was there taking event photos, and we present them here.


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 11/26/12 – 12/10/12

December 17, 2012

New Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


UPDATE, 11:13am – Helen Keller Hospital on lockdown following threat

December 17, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital is on lockdown at this hour in response to a threat against a patient there. In accordance to their emergency plans, all entrances are posted by security guards. The only access to the facility is through the Emergency Department entrance. All employees must show  proper identification and visitors must provide photo ID and […]


UNA Football Player kicked off team after tweet

December 17, 2012

FLORENCE – Uninvited walk-on Lions player, Bradley Patterson of Red Bay, was invited to clean out his locker last night. The unceremonious boot came from Athletic Director Mark Linder after numerous people complained that Patterson had allegedly tweeted racist remarks about President Obama. The tweets were posted during the President’s speech in Newtown, Connecticut to […]


Special musical event next Thursday – Make plans to be there

December 16, 2012

FLORENCE – “Project Meet Me Halfway”  will be the beneficiary of a great lineup of musical talent at the Conference Center. The December 20th edition of “Muscle Shoals To Music Row” (MS2MR) features three award winning songwriters and recording artists, Jimmy Wayne, Tony Arata and Pat Alger.      .  .  . Jimmy Wayne is […]


FOOD Team applications being accepted

December 16, 2012

      FLORENCE – The Shoals Culinary Academy will begin the 2nd session of the FOOD Team program on January 15, 2013.  In this program, up to 16 students will participate in a hands-on culinary experience designed to teach them the fundamentals of food service to prepare them for careers in a culinary environment. […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/04/12 – 12/11/12 Part II

December 15, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / Lauderdale 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.


Gill Net Law to be Enforced Within Tennessee River Basin of Alabama

December 14, 2012

Montgomery-In response to an opinion issued by the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office on December 11, 2012, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will immediately begin to enforce a ban on the use of gill nets and trammel nets for fishing in the Alabama […]