New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 02/09/13 – 02/22/13

February 23, 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! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/15/13 – 02/21/13

February 23, 2013

MORGAN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff. 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! Sheffield Arrest Reports 02/17/13 – 02/18/13

February 22, 2013

SHEFFIELD-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.


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Riverkeeper to Billy Hensley’s progeny: “Your old city dump is polluting and you’re probably getting sued over it.”

February 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Nonprofit organization, Tennessee Riverkeeper of Decatur has announced its intention to file a federal lawsuit to abate pollution from the old Florence Landfill site. The notice of intent to sue, mailed by Riverkeeper to Hensley-Graves Holdings, LLC, (Hensley) is a statutory requirement 60 days prior to the filing of a lawsuit under both the federal Clean Water […]


“Rick was the greatest thing that ever happened to us” – Jimmy Johnson talks about the film, “Muscle Shoals”.

February 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first of FOUR interviews which lead up to the Shoals Premier of “Muscle Shoals” which appears at “The George Lindsey Film Festival. MUSCLE SHOALS – When  the film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers locally at the Marriott Conference Center, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Rodney Hall and David Hood will be among a panoply […]


Project Munch

February 21, 2013

FLORENCE– Between time spent studying for classes, attending clinical and simulation lab rotations, mentoring fundamental level nursing students and preparing for their state board licensure test, nursing students at the University of North Alabama are devoting efforts to a new service project that is keeping children from two local elementary schools fed through the weekends. In their final […]


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Bird Attack!

February 21, 2013

Roger Clay, Wildlife Biologist, Alabama division of wildlife and freshwater fisheries SPANISH FORT-Sitting on a porch watching a mockingbird mercilessly dive-bomb a cat is a great Southern pastime.  A similar scenario may not be as amusing if you are on the receiving end while walking to the mailbox. Almost all birds flee when near a […]


CASA…Annual BBQ Plate Sale…Help a Child

February 21, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Support CASA of Colbert County by attending their Annual BBQ Plate Sale featuring delicious Whole Hog Express BBQ. Plates are $9/Whole Hog Express Plate including 1/2 chicken, BBQ beans, potato salad and a cookie for dessert.  Tickets for the plates can be purchased at Sheffield Housing Authority and Coldwater Books.  To order on line go to casacolbertcounty.org […]


Bentley Signs the People’s Trust Act

February 21, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed the People’s Trust Act, a bill that requires the full repayment of money transferred from the Alabama Trust Fund to the state’s General Fund budget.   On September 18, 2012, Alabama voters approved the transfer of $437 million from the Alabama Trust Fund – a state savings account – to the […]


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Open House Held at Congressman Brooks Florence Office

February 20, 2013

Florence – Congressman Mo Brooks and his staff recently held an Open House to acquaint constituents with his newest office located in downtown Florence.  The office is in the new City/County building that used to be home to The First Southern Bank at the corner of Court and Tennessee Streets. Constituent services offered at Congressman […]


Bentley Discusses State Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness Items

February 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday urged people across Alabama to take advantage of this weekend’s state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items.   “People need to take this opportunity to stock up on the supplies they’ll need before, during and after severe weather,” Governor Bentley said.  “From NOAA weather radios, to first aid kits and […]


UPDATE – VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT! – Big news from Navistar. Barton Industrial Park the site of new jobs.

February 20, 2013

FLORENCE – Navistar the maker of big trucks announced today at the Shoals Economic Development Authority that it will continue with the original purpose of the facility it is leasing from Retirement systems of Alabama. That purpose is, of course, the manufacturing of modern rail-cars.             Today, at the regular […]


February 20, 2013

SHEFFIELD – 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.


What present-day actor claims to have had sex with a ghost?

February 20, 2013

In a US Weekly interview, Lucy Liu was not shy about her sex encounter with a ghost, or a heavenly figure. She said that it was sheer bliss, she felt everything and then he floated away. Apparently her description is not unlike what many other people report. This could be a subset of what’s called […]


Colonel Arthur Graves to speak at Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation

February 20, 2013

SHEFFIELD-The Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation (CCHLF) will hold its winter Quarterly Meeting on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Public Library Conference Room located on 316 N. Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield, AL. U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Arthur D. Graves will be the guest speaker. His  Black History Month presentation will  […]


Bentley Highlights Need for Expansion of Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

February 19, 2013

  CLANTON – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday visited Clanton Elementary School’s Pre-Kindergarten Program to highlight his support for expanding First Class, Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program.   First Class is ranked number-one in the nation for quality by the National Institute for Early Education Research.  However, only six percent of four-year-olds in Alabama are enrolled.  Governor Bentley […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 02/11/13 – 02/17/13

February 19, 2013

FRANKLIN COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Franklin County Sheriff. 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


Pickin’ and Grinnin’…ala Jake Landers

February 19, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Jake Landers is a premier bluegrass songwriter who co-founded The Dixie Gentlemen. He was one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and has played the Grand Ole Opry. Landers penned several hit songs including Walk Softly On this Heart of Mine that sold 22 million copies. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jake holds […]


CASA, Boyer latest beneficiaries of radio station’s generosity

February 19, 2013

FLORENCE – The year 2013 in The Shoals is starting out to be one of mixed blessings. The ranks of local children who need intervention into their lives due to neglect or abuse are ever-increasing. And many of our world-famous musicians and song writers, who have given so much of themselves while building the history of Muscle […]


CALL FOR ENTRIES…W.C. Handy Music Festival Design Competition 2013

February 19, 2013

FLORENCE-The 2013 Handy Festival Design Competition is now open for entries! You are invited to submit your artwork for the 32nd Annual W.C. Handy Music Festival, presented by The Music Preservation Society of the Shoals; this year’s Festival is scheduled for July 19-28. The winning design will be used to publicize the Handy Festival and reflect […]


UNA Distinguished Events Series…presents… New Shanghai Circus

February 18, 2013

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Distinguished Event Series is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the students of UNA and local communities. The series brings nationally and globally renown individuals, organizations, and ensembles to the university; most events are free.  This  upcoming event will be the New Shanghai Circus.  The show will be on […]


Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford – (The Chief of Police and I) We’ll start over!

February 18, 2013

SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities Daily last Saturday published it exclusive one-on-one interview with Greg Ray, Sheffield’s reinstated Chief of Police. Ray had just 2 days prior been vindicated by the Civil Service Board as he fought to get his job back. Today, we had a chance to sit down with Mayor Ian Sanford at his office […]


MS2MR….Jason D. Williams and Chris Lucas

February 18, 2013

FLORENCE-Muscle Shoals To Music Row is proud to be bring Jason D. Williams to The Shoals.   Jason D. Williams ….”the past and future of rock & roll.”  After seeing a live show there will be no doubt why fans and critics alike agree with that summation of the dynamic piano player from Memphis.  Jason D. has […]


“No Laughing Matter: Exploring the Art of Humor”

February 18, 2013

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Department of English will host its fourth annual conference for graduate-level English students across the Southeast region Feb. 22 and 23 in the GUC Performance Center. The conference will feature four faculty-led academic panels and 12 student presentations as well as a stand-up comedy act and theatrical performance. The […]