Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2013

February 18, 2013

Sheffield-What if every child fulfills his or her potential? What if every child is put on the right path today? What if every child in America graduates high school and college, and gives back to his or her community? What will that start?   It will be the start of something BIG. Every time you […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 02/12/13 – 02/17/13

February 18, 2013

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.                                  […]


Believe it or not, you actually CAN’T see the Great Wall of China from Space!

February 18, 2013

You’ve probably seen this “fact” a bunch of times (we here at OMG Facts certainly have): “The Great Wall of China is the only human-made object that can be seen from outer-space.” Turns out it’s not even true. The first known publishing of this “fact” was back in 1938, long before anyone was traveling in […]


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New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 02/12/13 – 02/17/13

February 17, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


Sealand claims to be the smallest “country” in the world. It’s not even made out of land.

February 17, 2013

The Principality of Sealand is officially a “micronation”, which is “an entity that resembles a nation or a state, but which for the most part exists only on paper, on the Internet, or in the mind of its creator”. Sealand earns the dubious title of smallest country, with only 550 square meters of area. It’s […]


Police Chief Greg Ray – I knew the second I read the charge – I’m fighting this!

February 16, 2013

  SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities asked for and was granted the first comprehensive interview with Greg Ray, reinstated Thursday afternoon to his position as Sheffield’s Police Chief, by the Civil Service Board. Ray was relieved of his duties in October 2012 by Mayor Ian Sanford who alleged numerous inefficiencies in Ray’s work performance. The defrocked leader of […]


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Tuskegee Airmen Presentation at the Sheffield Public Library

February 16, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Dr. Daniel L. Haulman, Ph.D is Chief of Organizational History Division at the Air Force Historical Research Agency.  He will be at the Sheffield Library to give a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen a Black History Month Event.  This presentation will be held at the Library in Sheffield on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/10/13 02/15/13

February 16, 2013

DECATUR-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.


Men have nipples because every fetus is a female until the Y chromosome kicks in.

February 16, 2013

  After conception, the human embryo develops as a female. Only after 6-8 weeks does the Y chromosome kick in and the fetus begins developing male characteristics. By this point breast tissue, milk ducts and nipples have already formed. This happens in all mammals, the only exception being stallions, who do not posses nipples.  Generally […]


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Crepe Myrtle trimming the right way or Crepe Murder

February 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-One of my biggest pet peeves in driving around the Shoals is improper pruning of crepe myrtle trees.  Crepe Myrtles are trees that many owners treat as shrubs.  It is the most planted tree in the US and is available in white, purple or lilac, red and pink colors. With the large number planted, many home […]


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 02/08/13 – 02/13/13

February 15, 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.


As a punishment for misbehavior, Thai cops have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands.

February 15, 2013

A police chief in Bangkok, Thailand instituted a new policy for Bangkok cops in 2007. They have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands with hearts on them as punishment for misbehaving. This punishment could be for just about anything: breaking the law, littering, showing up late to work, parking in the wrong place. “This new […]


BREAKING NEWS – Police Chief Ray reinstated – Here is the actual document

February 14, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray, relieved of his duties last October by Mayor Ian Sanford, was reinstated today by the Sheffield Civil Service Board. Here is a copy of the actual document from the Board that was delivered to Sanford. See our first report on this developing story.  


Young At Heart

February 14, 2013

SHEFFIELD- Valentine’s Day….not just for the young, but also for the young at heart.   The Valentine Day festivities started yesterday at Park Place in Sheffield.   Valentines were being made for sweethearts yesterday with much laughter and a lot of love.   And on Valentine’s Day the fun started early with the exchange of […]


TVA Community Credit Union Ribbon Cutting

February 14, 2013

Muscle Shoals – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and the TVA Community Credit Union (TVACCU) celebrated the grand opening of the TVACCU’s newest branch office with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Muscle Shoals recently.  The 10,000 square foot, state-of-the art, full service banking center features lobby, drive-thru services and offices on the ground floor, with […]


ACM nominates local radio station KIX96

February 14, 2013

FLORENCE – The Academy of Country Music in Nashville has nominated a Shoals radio station for “Small Market Station of the Year”. The nomination goes to KIX96 -WXFL 96.1FM, Florence. The ratio station, founded by music legend, the late Jerry Phillips, got word Wednesday that it had been honored by the Academy with this nomination. […]


$2.8 million awarded to help low-income residents cut energy costs

February 14, 2013

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $2.8 million to help Alabama’s low-income and elderly residents reduce their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program gives priority to those with disabilities, the elderly and low-income households with children. Homes that qualify for assistance are modified to improve both energy […]


A strawberry isn’t an actual berry, but a banana is.

February 14, 2013

By technical definition, a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single seed. The strawberry, however has its dry, yellow “seeds” on the outside (each of which is actually considered a separate fruit). True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. However, the banana fruit is a berry for the same reason […]


New! Births ECM Hospital 01/29/13 – 02/10/13

February 14, 2013

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.


What’s Cupid Got to Do with It?

February 14, 2013

According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Cupid was known to cause people to fall in love by shooting them with his magical arrows. But Cupid didn’t just cause others to fall in love – he himself fell deeply in love. As legend has it, Cupid […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/29/13 – 02/05/13 Part II

February 14, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


LongHorn Steakhouse – The Flavor of the West Coming to Florence

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE – Demolition has started on the site of the old O’Charley’s Restaurant and is expected to be completed by Saturday, February 16th, according to the supervisor over the demolition crew.  He also stated that once the demolition has been completed, construction will begin on the new LongHorn Steakhouse building and should be ready for […]


News Update…. Donnie C. Pounders has been found

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE-Mr Donnie C. Pounders of Florence has been located and he is safe.  The Florence Police Department and the family thanks everyone for their help and concern for Mr. Pounders.


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 02/04/13 – 02/13/13

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos 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.