New Franklin and Madison County Arrests and Photos

February 28, 2012

Check out Law & Order for all the booking photos, most wanted, and R.S.O.’s – An informed public is a safe public. Today, we have just published the latest reports from FRANKLIN COUNTY and MADISON COUNTY.


Sales Tax Holiday on Severe Weather Preparedness Items Proposed

February 28, 2012

PRATTVILLE – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday outlined new legislation that would provide an annual sales tax holiday covering items related to severe weather preparedness. “A sales tax holiday will promote readiness by giving people an extra incentive to stock up on supplies that will be needed during and after severe weather,” Governor Bentley said.  “The […]


Alabama Film Production Increases Due To Incentives

February 27, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The passage of the 2009 Alabama Entertainment Act, which allowed for film incentives, has brought significant growth to the state’s film industry.   The Alabama Film Office (AFO) reports that in 2011 they received 112 inquiries for assistance from film productions. These requests ranged from big budget feature films, independent film makers and […]


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Ultralight Aircraft Crashes in Morgan: Two Killed

February 27, 2012

LACEY’S SPRING – An ultralight aircraft crashed Sunday afternoon in Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. The accident happened about 2:30 in the afternoon near the Morgan County community. Two people, a husband and wife were killed in the crash and resulting fireball. The Morgan County Coroner identified the two people killed as Larry Hicks and Gayle Owen. A […]


Woman Sentenced For FEMA Fraud

February 27, 2012

BIRMINGHAM-A federal judge last week sentenced a Birmingham woman to two years in prison for a false statement she made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an attempt to gain disaster benefits after the April 27 tornadoes, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent […]


New Lauderdale, Tuscumbia & Sheffield Booking Photos

February 24, 2012

Check out new booking photos from Florence/Lauderdale , Tuscumbia and Sheffield P.D., just published today!


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Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Graduates Another Business

February 24, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Shoals entrepreneurial Center today announced its most recent graduate, Service One Transport, Inc., Muscle Shoals. Service One ships products and packages for a multitude of clients, including FedEx, to all parts of the country. They began operating in 2004 at the S.E.C. Northington Campus in the Florence Industrial Park with two employees […]


Sheffield Shooting Range to Close

February 24, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield City Council, in a special ‘called’ meeting last night rejected a proposal to keep an in-city shooting range open for 3 to 5 years. Instead, in a vote of 5 to 1, City Leaders tole the North Alabama Shooting Association they have only 1 year to vacate the site. The club has […]


UNA Student Government Representatives Lobby for Higher Education

February 24, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Other than its students, what’s more important to a public university than how its state funds higher education? Student Government Association President Uchenna Ralph Akalonu and SGA senators Mary-Francis Wilson and Jordan Summerford tackled this issue when they traveled to Montgomery during the first week of February as UNA representatives at a meeting […]


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Arthur: Long Journey From Childhood To Death Chamber

February 24, 2012

SHEFFIELD – It was just a chunk of concrete. Gene Lindsey must have stepped over it hundreds of times without noticing the name, barely visible, and the date. Out in the side yard of his home in Sheffield, out by the barbecue pit, the little slab was usually half-covered up with leaves or some dirt; […]


Plans to Improve Alabama’s Roads and Bridges

February 23, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday outlined his plans to upgrade roads and bridges throughout the state. Making such improvements, the Governor said, will improve the quality of life for Alabama citizens, and it will also help the state recruit additional jobs from industries that depend on a solid infrastructure. “There are more than […]


Accelerate Alabama Plan…In The Works

February 23, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Economic Development Alliance has held its first meeting focusing on implementation of the Accelerate Alabama strategic plan for the economic development of the state.   When he announced the Alliance’s strategic plan last month, Governor Robert Bentley stressed the importance of ensuring that the plan is effectively implemented.   “It is […]


Add Beauty To Your Garden ….Japanese Iris

February 23, 2012

If you have a soggy area around your place that you don’t know what to do with, have I got a plant for you!  However if you aren’t willing to water during dry spells, stop reading right now and go off to another section of the Quad Cities Daily as this plant is not very […]


Arthur To Be Executed

February 23, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Supreme Court has just set March 29 as the execution date for Tommy Arthur. Arthur, 69, was a resident of The Shoals. He had lived in several communities, including Gordon Drive in Sheffield. On February 1, 1982, Arthur shot his friend Judy Wicker’s husband, Troy Wicker, through his right eye. Wicker was […]


New Lauderdale / Florence Booking Photos

February 23, 2012

Check out Law&Order for new booking photos and arrest reports for Florence Police and The Lauderdale County Sheriff ‘s Office.


UNA Department of Entertainment Industry Celebrates Recent Achievements

February 23, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The 2011-2012 academic year has brought good fortune to the Department of Entertainment Industry at the University of North Alabama, according to Dr. Robert Garfrerick, department chair and professor.           In August of 2011, songwriter, producer and music industry insider Walt Aldridge came on board as a full-time […]


UNA and NWSCC Partner to Provide Reverse Transfer Program

February 22, 2012

FLORENCE – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and the University of North Alabama (UNA) are teaming up to increase the number of degrees awarded in the Shoals and North Alabama. On February 2, 2012, the two institutions formed a new partnership in the form of a Reverse Transfer Program. The program provides students who transferred from […]


Alabama Exports: 2011 Best Ever

February 22, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s exports in 2011 continued to grow and recorded the highest-ever total for the value of goods exported during a single year:  $17.9 billion, up 15.4 percent from $15.5 billion in 2010. “Companies in Alabama are remaining competitive in the global marketplace, and we continue to assist them through the Alabama Development Office and […]


New Muscle Shoals Arrests & Franklin County Booking Photos

February 22, 2012

We don’t know what is in the water in Franklin County, but here is the latest crop of arrestees. We also have the latest arrest reports from Muscle Shoals. Remember all persons included here are presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty in Court.


Texting Ban Heads To Alabama Senate

February 22, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Tuesday afternoon, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill which bans texting while driving. House Bill 2, which is sponsored by Springville Representative Jim McClendon  would ban anyone from driving on a public road or highway while manually using a cellphone or other wireless device to communicate by text message, instant message or email. […]


Isom Pledges Support For Existing Businesses

February 21, 2012

FLORENCE – Tuscumbia business leader David Isom promised to support existing businesses in The Shoals, even as he searches for new companies to locate here if he is elected to the District 6 Seat on the Colbert County Commission. Isom is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the seat, now held by Commission Chairman, Howard […]


No Decision On Sheffield Gun Range

February 21, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield City Council took no action last night on the future of the city’s 32-year-old shooting range. The City council is weighing whether or not to close the shooting range because of noise complaints from nearby residents.         The range, located on Village Road, is near Ridgepoint, a 10-year-old upscale […]


New Tuscumbia Arrests

February 21, 2012

Check out the new booking photos and arrest information for Tuscumbia.


Local Company Barometer of Improving Economy

February 20, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – A local automotive parts assembly company is proving to be an important indicator of growth in the United States’ economy. Less than four years ago several people from Troy, Michigan, and a recent immigrant from Honduras made a trip to The Shoals to see the new North American Lighting plant. Their company supplies wiring […]