Handy Fest – Smokin’ hot night in Sheffield – Part IV

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – Sheffield’s newly renovated Downtown was the scene of some great music Wednesday evening. The show started with a Shoals favorite band, The Hit Men, followed by Handy newcomers, The Josh Brannon Band from Myrtle Beach. Yes, it was hot and steamy. No doubt the music heated up the audience even more! The Quad-Cities […]


UNA Gets Master of Professional Studies Program Approved by SACS

July 26, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s new Master of Professional Studies program was recently approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin this fall. The program was approved by the UNA board of trustees June, 13, 2011, and by the Alabama Commission on Higher […]


Shoals sales tax dollars at work – Money to Walgreens

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – It’s all contingent on them actually expanding the call center, but Walgreens might get $350 Thousand. That is what Susie Heird at The Shoals Industrial Development Committee told The Quad-Cities Daily today. Walgreens, which operates a 200-person-plus call center in Muscle Shoals, was promised today that if they decide to actually expand their workforce […]


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Handy Fest – Tuesday Photos Part III

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – Page three of our Tuesday Photos! The W.C. Handy Music Festival hit high gear about mid-week. There was a rich selection of music in Florence, Tuscumbia and Sheffield. And The Quad-Cities Daily was there. We hope that you enjoy these photos. Who knows? You might find yourself in here. Just remember, these photos are […]


Handy Fest – Tuesday Photos Part II

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – Part Two of our Tuesday Photos! The W.C. Handy Music Festival hit high gear about mid-week. There was a rich selection of music in Florence, Tuscumbia and Sheffield. And The Quad-Cities Daily was there. We hope that you enjoy these photos. Who knows? You might find yourself in here. Just remember, these photos are […]


Handy Fest – Tuesday Photos Part I

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival hit high gear about mid-week. There was a rich selection of music in Florence, Tuscumbia and Sheffield. And The Quad-Cities Daily was there. We hope that you enjoy these photos. Who knows? You might find yourself in here. Just remember, these photos are provided free for your personal, […]


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Handy Music Festival – On The Rocks Photos – Wommack and Fritts

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – More photos from The W.C. Handy Music Festival from Tuesday lunch at On The Rocks. It was hot outside on Court Street, but inside On The Rocks, the music was super cool! Travis Wommack and his band, featuring Roger Clark on drums, Donnie Gullett, bass guitar, and Jan Grant Gullett, guitar and vocals. These folks are […]


Blues and Rock being served up Hot at Conference Center tonight

July 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival gets better every year it seems. This year is no exception. Street music, listening rooms, parks, office buildings and eating and drinking establishments have been filled so far this week with great music. And the best part of it all… things are just heating up.   . […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 07/16/12 – 07/23/12

July 25, 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 one here!


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Tuscumbia church the scene of numerous agencies and bomb disposal teams

July 25, 2012

]TUSCUMBIA – What turned out to be a prank by some teenage boys had local law enforcement agencies scrambling to a church on Willingham Road. About 8:45 this morning, a groundskeeper at The Family Worship Center nearly ran over a small package near the front entrance. Scrawled on the package was, “Bomb number II”.   […]


TVA To Temporarily Close Road Over Wilson Dam on July 26

July 25, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Traffic across Wilson Dam on State Highway 133 near Florence, Ala. will be closed for several hours on Thursday, July 26. The closure will be in effect that day from 8 a.m. CDT to approximately 2 p.m. CDT to allow workers to move equipment to the lock. In the event of inclement […]


Miami Ice – Tuscumbia Location Holds Ribbon Cutting

July 24, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member to the organization, Miami Ice. Chamber Ambassadors, Mayor Billy Shoemaker, and a number of well-wishers were on hand to cut the ribbon on the new store. This is a prepared statement from Scott Whittle, of Miami Ice: “The Coolest Drink in Town” was founded […]


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 07/14/12 -07/24/12

July 24, 2012

New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia PD. 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 Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 07/06/12 – 07/19/12

July 24, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield PD. 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.


Extra “Sound of Music” performance

July 24, 2012

SummerStock at the Ritz has added an encore performance of “The Sound of Music,” 7:35 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Tickets are $15.50 adults and $9 students in advance from the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 256.383.0533, orwww.ritztheatre.ticketleap.com  (online handling fee added) and $17.50 adults and $10 students at […]


ArtWorks People’s Choice winners announced

July 24, 2012

 TUSCUMBIA, Ala. … Photography, furniture and mixed media were the favorite pieces of opening-day visitors to ArtWorks 2012, the annual member-artists show at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia. Those who attended the recent opening reception voted for the pieces they liked the best. The four People’s Choice winners are […]


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 07/10/12 – 07/24/12

July 24, 2012

New Booking Information from Muscle Shoals P.D.. 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.


Handy Festival – Bridge and The Blues Photos

July 24, 2012

 THE SHOALS – Quad-Cities Daily contributor, Dave Reasons, shot some great photos Monday night at The Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield. It was a great setting to watch the sun go down and listen to the music of Kent DuChaine,  and his 70-year-old steel National guitar, Led Bessie. [portfolio_slideshow size=medium]


Monday Night handy Festival Photos

July 24, 2012

THE SHOALS – Monday night was a hot and sweaty evening in this part of the Deep South. If you were walking down by the majestic Tennessee River, or along historic Mobile Street, if you closed your eyes you could imagine being in The Delta, or New Orleans. And with the sweet sound of music […]


Integrative Health Center In The Works For UNA

July 23, 2012

The University of North Alabama this week is taking another major step toward the creation of a Center for Integrative Health, a first-of-its-kind academic center to train graduate-level health professionals in holistic approaches to some of the most chronic health issues in today’s society. The university is hosting Zhang Zhiting, who plans to underwrite the […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 07/16/12 – 07/22/12

July 23, 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.


Park Place was the place to be for cool Jazz

July 23, 2012

SHEFFIELD – It was hot outside on Bob Love Plaza in Downtown. Not deterred by the heat, the sweet sounds of jazz music wafted through the hallways of Park Place, home of premier living in The Shoals. Music was provided by The Happy Tymes Jazz Band, a handy Festival Regular. If you don’t know about […]


Multi-media art reception a crowd pleaser in Tuscumbia

July 23, 2012

TUSCUMBIA –  The Tennessee Valley Art Association held a special reception Sunday at The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.  Part of TVAA’s  “Art Works 2012” program, the multi-media survey of work by TVAA artist members illustrates the vast range of talent and innovation by northwest-Alabama artists. Oianist Cheryl Sparks, of Tuscumbia, performed a selection of […]


Tuscumbia man still wanted for questioning, hit-and-run victim still in hospital

July 23, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Police investigators are still looking for Thomas Joshua Henson, 22, of Tuscumbia to get his side of the story in a suspicious hit-and-run incident. The scene took place Saturday afternoon, July 21, at Nine Oaks Apartments. The area surrounding Nine Oaks near Little Rock Avenue and 6th Street, is known to police as a […]