Oka Kapassa Festival Goes Green

September 4, 2012

FLORENCE AL-The organizers of the 8th annual Oka Kapassa Festival have joined forces with the In Harmony With Nature initiative for the ultimate salute to Mother Earth. The festival will be held September 7 and 8, 2012, in Spring Park, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Board member Larry Gullett calls the partnership “a natural” and is proud that this event is among the […]


LuLu’s Clothing Company Holds Ribbon Cutting

September 4, 2012

Florence – LuLu’s Clothing Company, located in historic downtown Florence recently held their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony with members of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Florence Unlimited and other guests. We spoke with owner Shelly Newman about her exciting new store and she told us; “We are a fun boutique without the boutique […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 08/24/12 – 08/30/12

September 3, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield 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.


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Grace Church – Near the end, yet still beautiful

September 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – This is the second in a series of photos of the former Grace Episcopal Church on Montgomery Avenue. The stained glass windows have been removed, the pews and fixtures are on their way out. Before long, all that will remain will be the unsound masonry walls. You may read our previous story by […]


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 08/20/12 – 08/26/12

September 1, 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.


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 08/21/12 – 08/24/12

September 1, 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.


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Meet and Greet The Sounds of The Shoals

August 31, 2012

 Six Degrees of the Shoals Productions is having a series of “meet & greets” to help showcase the “New Sound of the Shoals”  which has been included in Relix.   See the blurb in their September magazine :  www.relix.com/relix/issues/2012/08/28/september The New Sound of The Shoals During the ‘60s and ‘70s, Muscle Shoals, Ala., was a […]


Cotton Pickin’ Good Time

August 31, 2012

Florence, AL-The Ladies of Florence/Lauderdale Tourism hit the road this morning to lend a hand to Alabama Chanin and Billy Reid.  They are growing organic Alabama cotton and need help weeding the fields!  See the press release we received from them that prompted our field trip!  Press Release – A Plea For Cotton Help us […]


Second Northwest Alabama Job Fair

August 31, 2012

Florence, AL-Everyone likes a success story and we’ve got several! Hosted by Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama and the U.S. Dept of Health Human Services’ division of Administration of Children and Families as a service of its Northwest Alabama Responsible Parenting Program, the first Northwest Alabama Job Fair held at Regency […]


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New Today – Florence/Lauderdale arrest Reports 08/21/12 – 08/28/12 Part II

August 31, 2012

New Booking Photos from 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.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 08/21/12 – 08/28/12 Part I

August 30, 2012

New Booking Photos from 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.


Sweet Basil Teams Up With PAWS

August 30, 2012

Sweet Basil is hosting a benefit for P.A.W.S.  There will be a dinner and silent auction, with local artist work for sale. This benefit will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6:30pm.  The Sweet Basil is located at 1627 Darby Drive, Florence, Alabama  The English Village Shopping Center . The cost per person […]


75th Anniversary of Coon Dog Cemetery – Labor Day

August 30, 2012

FREEDOM HILLS – On Monday, September 3, the Annual Coon Dog Labor Day Celebration will be held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the world’s only Coon Dog Cemetery.  Located about 20 miles southwest of Tuscumbia, Alabama, near the town of Cherokee and theNatchez Trace Parkway, the world’s only Coon Dog Cemetery is the burial ground for about 300 bona find coon hounds.  This year, the hours for the event […]


New Today – Madison County arrest Reports 08/22/12 – 08/228/12

August 30, 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.


Florence Schools unveils new Freshman Center

August 30, 2012

 FLORENCE – In an effort to consolidate high school students onto one large campus, Florence City Schools recently announced the construction of a new facility. The new Freshman Center will be built near the existing Florence High School on Bradshaw Drive. It will be a state-of-the-art facility, designed to give incoming freshmen the best introduction to […]


U.S.A. Work Ethic Alive and Well

August 29, 2012

The American work ethic has been a source of national pride for more than 200 years. In 2011, America’s workforce worked harder than ever, according to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). Produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ATUS Report measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as […]


Election Results

August 28, 2012

Haddock wins Florence Mayor Shoemaker and Cole runoff Tuscumbia Mayor Betterton wins over Oliver – Florence Stanley beats Johnson – Sheffield Nix beats McCreary – Sheffield  


Billy Reid Shindig – Photos Part III

August 28, 2012

FLORENCE – Billy Reid, Florence’s nationally known menswear designer  hosted his fourth annual Shindig event this year.  There was music galore with a concert held in the historic Shoals Theater that only took 18 minutes to sell out once tickets were offered for sale.  Add to that a book signing with John T. Edge, Director of […]


Rocks for Tots

August 28, 2012

Join UNA’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha and our host ‘Somewhere Else’ (formerly Sidepockets Lounge) on August 29th for “Rock for Tots: A Toys for Tots Charity Event”. Opening band Bottletree and the Decoy’s will deliver an evening of top notch Shoals area music. The Event starts at 8:00 pm and a donation of $15 will be asked for […]


Governor Bentley Lifts Mandatory Evacuation Orders, Issues Voluntary Evacuation Orders for Baldwin and Mobile Counties

August 28, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday lifted mandatory evacuation orders covering portions of Baldwin and Mobile Counties and issued voluntary evacuation orders for areas vulnerable to Isaac’s expected impact.  The decision was based on updated forecast models and the National Hurricane Center lifting the hurricane warning that was in effect for the Alabama coast.  Under the amended orders issued Tuesday, the mandatory evacuation orders that […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 08/20/12 – 08/26/12

August 28, 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.


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 08/17/12 – 08/22/12

August 28, 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.


Billy Reid Shindig – Photos Part II

August 28, 2012

FLORENCE – Clothing designer and Florence resident, Billy Reid thought it would be a good idea to host a free music event last Saturday at Wilson Park. And so he did. Doc Daily’s band porovided to tunes, some food trucks from Nashville provided the eats, and a few hundred music and food lovers showed up […]


Auburn researchers to study links between urbanization and West Nile Virus

August 28, 2012

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two professors in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences have been awarded a $240,000 research grant from the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program to study the links between urbanization and West Nile Virus. Clinton-McClure Professor Graeme Lockaby, and Associate Professor Latif Kalin will conduct the project, “Impact of […]