New Today – Marshall county arrest reports 10/29/12 – 11/05/12

November 6, 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.


Mickey Haddock – Florence council Members sworn in

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE – As of 10:20 this morning, the City of Florence has a new Mayor. Joined by his family of the dais in the City Auditorium, Micky Haddock took the Oath of  Office. Once sworn in, Haddock, who served as Lauderdale County’s License Commissioner for 20 years, addressed the audience. He thanked retired Mayor Bobby […]


First Friday a Blast – Photos – Part 1

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE –  November’s First Friday event on Court Street saw the weather perfect, the crowds large and enthusiastic, good food, good music. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was there to capture the evening in photographs. These photos are suitable for printing on your photo printer or at a photo kiosk. So make yourself a copy […]


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First Friday a Blast – Photos – Part 2

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE –  November’s First Friday event on Court Street saw the weather perfect, the crowds large and enthusiastic, good food, good music. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was there to capture the evening in photographs. These photos are suitable for printing on your photo printer or at a photo kiosk. So make yourself a copy […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 10/29/12 – 11/03/12

November 5, 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.


NARA – Hanger party as good as it gets

November 5, 2012

THE SHOALS – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport officials held a “Welcome To The Shoals” get together last Thursday. The event was in celebration of Silver Airways, the new airline that serves our Community with two daily flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. By the look of the 350-plus attendees, the Hangar Party was a smash […]


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FOOD Team Graduates First Class

November 5, 2012

Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Recently Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) hosted a graduation ceremony at the NWSCC Hospitality House.  The ceremony was attended by family and friends of the first graduating class from the FOOD Team (Food Occupational Opportunity Development) Enrichment and Mentoring program.  The FOOD Team program is a highly acclaimed and successful 16-week […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 10/19/12 – 10/30/12

November 5, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield 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.


An Alabama Harvest

November 5, 2012

The air around my part of the countryside has been dusty and noisy with the hum of combines and cotton pickers.  First it was the remnants of a dust storm blowing in from Colorado.   We haven’t had rain in weeks, so the soil is very dry which makes it very dusty in the fields while […]


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William D. Johnson Named President & Chief Executive Officer of TVA

November 5, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The TVA Board of Directors announced today that William D. Johnson, former chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Progress Energy, Inc., will become president & CEO of the $11 billion federal agency, effective January 1, 2013.  Johnson, 58, will succeed Tom Kilgore, 64, who has served as TVA’s first president […]


‘Art of War’ …. A Must for Veterans Day

November 5, 2012

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. … As part of an exhibit on posters from both World Wars, the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art will host a Veterans Day program on “The Art of War: Posters, Photographs and Postcards of World War I.” Marty Olliff, associate professor of history at Troy University, will give the program at 2 p.m. […]


How to get an extra hour of sleep…without really trying

November 2, 2012

Now that Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it’s time to change the clocks again and get one extra hour of sleep. Daylight saving time ends this Sunday morning, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m., or late Saturday night, and extra 60 minutes will be added to the clock. Some […]


UNA, Athens State Officials Sign Partnership Agreement for MBA Program in Athens

November 2, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials from the University of North Alabama and Athens State University met on the Athens State campus this afternoon to sign a partnership agreement making the UNA Master of Business Administration program available in Athens. UNA graduate business classes will begin on the Athens State campus in January 2013. “This is an exciting […]


UNA Theatre Presents ‘6 Characters in Search of an Author’

November 2, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Mid-20th century meets modern-day Florence, Ala., in the fresh, thought-provoking production that will kick off the University of North Alabama’s 2012-13 theatre season. The university’s Department of Music and Theatre will present Luigi Pirandello’s “6 Characters in Search of an Author” at the George S. Lindsey Theatre Nov. 8-10 and 16-17 at 7:30 […]


Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announces $1.2 million terminal renovation

November 2, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Northwest Alabama Regional Airport announced a $1.2 million renova­tion project today that will upgrade the facility and prepare it for anticipated growth. The announce­ment was made by Barry Auchly, Chairman of the Air Services Committee, and Barry Griffith, NARA Executive Director.               “Our remodeling and […]


McAnally Takes the Fifth: Five Time CMA “Musician of the Year” Award

November 2, 2012

NASHVILLE – Mac McAnally won his 5th consecutive “Musician of the Year” CMA Award at the CMA award show Thursday night. Sheffield’s favorite son of music, is a songwriter, instrumentalist, singer, and producer. However, he is probably best known as Jimmy Buffett’s friend, collaborator and long-time member of Buffett’s band, “The Coral Reefers”. Ever humble, Mac […]


New Today – Florence/Laduerdale Arrest Reports 10/23/12 – 10/30/12 Part II

November 2, 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.


Governor Bentley Announces Dr. Nancy Dunlap as Special Advisor to the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission

November 2, 2012

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that Dr. Nancy Dunlap, a well-known expert in business and health policy, will serve as Special Advisor to the newly-established Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission. Dr. Dunlap is a professor of medicine and business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She has also served as chief of […]


Silent Auction Benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project

November 1, 2012

Florence-Local Artist and Army spouse,  Marianthe Boyagis Snyder, The American Legion Post #11 and the UNA ROTC cadets will be sponsoring a silent auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.  There will be over 55 pieces of art to bid on by Local and Nationally know artist. The event will be held at the American […]


Friday’s fatal auto crash in Sheffield claims one more

November 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Ashley Hale, 26, of Muscle shoals was pronounced dead late last night at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital. Last Friday, her daughter, 7-month old Mariah, and cousin Amanda Hyatt, 32, were killed in the crash at South Montgomery Avenue and South Jackson Highway. Witnesses say that Hale’s car was traveling at an […]


Trustees Name Judy Bonner New UA President

November 1, 2012

TUSCALOOSA –  The University of Alabama has a new president. Dr. Judy Bonner, UA Provost and Executive Vice President was unanimously appointed this afternoon by the Board of Trustees. Here is the text of the University media release: “Statement from Dr. Robert E. Witt, chancellor of The University of Alabama System: I am pleased to […]


UAB first in nation to test experimental therapy for emphysema – VIDEO

November 1, 2012

BIRMINGHAM – Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham injected a foam sealant into the lungs of a former smoker on Oct. 29, 2012, to treat his worsening emphysema. He was the first patient in the United States treated in a late-stage clinical trial of the AeriSeal System. The therapy, approved for use in parts of Europe and […]


TVA, Local Power Companies Increase Energy Efficiency Savings in 2012

November 1, 2012

KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Valley Authority energy efficiency initiatives in 2012 saved enough energy to power more than 35,000 Tennessee Valley homes for a year, TVA’s top energy efficiency official said Thursday. Bob Balzar, TVA vice president for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, said the programs reduced electric power usage by 560 gigawatt-hours for the second […]


Congrats to Bobby and Sarah

November 1, 2012

Florence-Mayor Bobby and Sarah Irons on the 22nd of October just got another reason to enjoy retirement from running the city of Florence.   Emma Kate arrived on the 22nd at 12:21pm.  She is the daughter of Jonathan and Emily Hinton who is the granddaughter of Bobby and Sarah.  The Quad-Cities Daily extends Best Wishes […]