Election Night Photo Gallery – Lauderdale County

March 14, 2012

FLORENCE – Enjoy our photo gallery from the Lauderdale County Courthouse. click on the thumbnail for a larger image.


New Florence / Lauderdale Booking Photos – New Arrest Reports

March 14, 2012

Check out Law & Order for the latest public information on arrests. You have a right to know. CLICK HERE to go directly to the latest Florence / Lauderdale County booking photos and information. Also MUSCLE SHOALS arrest info is updated. Sorry, but Muscle Shoals P.D. does not provide us with photos. Remember, everyone included here is PRESUMED […]


Election Night Photo Gallery – Colbert County

March 14, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – We tried to get everybody in this gallery. There was a big turnout for Tuesday’s vote counting, here are some photos. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.                  


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Helen Keller Hospital P&K Western Wear

New Options For Alabama Schools And Students Outlined By Legislative Leaders

March 14, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley and legislative leaders on Wednesday outlined a proposal that will give educators more local control over public education while also giving parents and students new educational opportunities.   The Education Options Act of 2012, to be filed in the Alabama Legislature this week, calls for new flexibility within local school systems, […]


Lauderdale County Primary Election Summary

March 14, 2012

FLORENCE – The vote counting wrapped up around ten Tuesday night at The Lauderdale County Courthouse. Click on the link to see the results. Lauderdale County Election Summary


Colbert County Primary Election Summary

March 14, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Colbert County’s votes were all in by 9:15pm Tuesday night. There was a large crowd on hand of politicians, supporters and media to watch the activities. Colbert County Election Summary


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Need Gas? Check The Price Before You Leave Home

March 13, 2012

The Quad-Cities Daily makes it easy for readers to check gas prices in The Shoals. We are affiliated with GasBuddy.com. The benefit to Shoals motorists is that they can find the best prices on fuel at gas stations nearby by just clicking on the menu item just below the masthead. So give it a try, […]


Who Says It’s Too Early For Kudzu?

March 13, 2012

FLORENCE – The American Cancer Society and Regency Square Mall joined forces on Saturday, March 10th to honor some hard working women with green hair, the “Kudzu Queens.” It is not hard to pick these ladies out of a crowd, green hair and all… But they actually do a great service to The Shoals. The Kudzu […]


Alabama’s January Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8%

March 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced today that Alabama’s January unemployment rate was 7.8%, down from December 2011’s rate of 8.0%, and well below January 2011’s rate of 9.3%. January’s rate represents 168,883 unemployed persons, compared to 174,443 in December, and 205,086 in January 2011. “I am happy to see […]


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Arthritis Drugs Hold Promise For Multiple Sclerosis

March 12, 2012

Birmingham-A new class of drugs completing clinical trials soon for rheumatoid arthritis should be examined as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, according to the authors of a University of Alabama at Birmingham study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The UAB study focused on a protein called “suppressor of cytokine signaling 3,” found […]


New Franklin County Booking Photos 03/05/12 – 03/12/12

March 12, 2012

Check out Law & Order for all the latest booking photos from all over Northwest Alabama, well most of it anyway. New today Franklin County. While you’re there, keep your family safe by reviewing all the lists of Registered Sex Offenders in your locales. As for the arrestees, remember, they are presumed innocent until PROVEN […]


Tuscumbia Man Arrested After Gunshots

March 12, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Police ended a 2-hour standoff when an officer Tasered Tuscumbia resident, William Beane, outside his house on Richton Street, near Northwest Shoals Community College. According to his wife, Beane, who has been out of work for nearly a year, started shooting his son’s .40-caliber Glock into the ground after an argument. Mrs. Beane told […]


Hummingbirds – Tiny Heralds of Spring

March 10, 2012

Spring is close and my favorite iron bird is migrating back to the area.  Just think the tiny little hummingbird, weighing just ounces has crossed thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico to return to their nesting grounds in North America.  They have flown, not ridden on the back of Canadian Geese, and they […]


Candidates Make Their Case To Community Leaders

March 10, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Daniel Rosser, candidate in the March primary election for Colbert County Probate Judge, met with community leaders at The Michael Recreation Center Thursday evening. He was among several other county-wide candidates who appeared at the NAACP monthly meeting. Also attending the meeting were school superintendent candidates Bob Montgomery and Anthony Olivis; Daniel Rosser’s opponent in […]


Toomer’s Trees Could Make It

March 9, 2012

AUBURN – The historic live oaks at Toomer’s Corner are showing signs of new growth, however experts warn fans not to get their hopes up… too much, anyway. Auburn horticulturist Gary Keever says the unseasonably warm winter is forcing the trees’ metabolism to accelerate. In a report from the Opelika-Auburn News Keever said the trees’ new growth […]


Florence / Lauderdale Booking Photos

March 9, 2012

Check out Lauderdale County / Florence P.D. booking photos and arrest reports… All new today! Remember, these people are PRESUMED INNOCENT… until PROVEN GUILTY. Don’t judge.


Democratic Party “Meet The Candidates” Photos

March 9, 2012

FLORENCE – Lauderdale and Colbert County Democratic candidates gathered at Five Guys Burgers & Fries Thursday night to meet with members of the public and share their political views. Even though the torrential rain was a night-long affair, the event drew well over a hundred and fifty participants. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to take […]


FBI Raises Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with the recent series of tornadoes in the Midwest and South should be reported to the […]


Muscle Shoals Schools Closing – 300+ Kids Sick

March 8, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Schools in Muscle Shoals were emptied this afternoon because of a suspected outbreak of Norovirus. They will remain closed Friday. Schools superintendent, Dr. Jeff Wooten, announced mid-morning today that all city schools would be let out after lunch because of the suspected virus. As of 10 o’clock, there were approximately 400 absences, with McBride Elementary […]


Obama Administration Announces $15 Million Multi-Agency Challenge To Foster Job Creation and Business Innovation In Rural Communities Nationwide

March 8, 2012

The Obama Administration today announced a $15 million multi-agency Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator challenge to spur job creation and economic growth in distressed rural communities. This competition, which is being funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the […]


Miss UNA Gets Her Ring

March 8, 2012

FLORENCE – Anne-Marie hall, Miss UNA for 2012, will be presented with her “Miss UNA” custom-designed ring from Creative Jewelers in Florence. The ring, which she designed herself at Creative jewelers to represent her winning the Miss UNA crown will be presented at 2:30pm, March 13th at their store on Court Street. It is a reward […]


NOAA’s NWS Predicts Tragic Tornado Outbreak Three Days In Advance

March 8, 2012

Each year, the United States experiences approximately 1,300 tornadoes. No state is invulnerable to the twisting, destructive winds that emanate from dark thunderstorms–and last week, Nature’s fury was focused on the central and southern states. Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has in place a multifaceted tornado early warning system that includes general area outlooks days […]


Red White And Blue Jeans Concert At UNA

March 8, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of North Alabama will host its annual Red, White and Blue Jeans concert March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Auditorium to support the band scholarship fund and offer a variety of Americana-style music to audiences.   The concert will feature the UNA […]


Huntsville Hospital and UAB Partner In Residency Program

March 7, 2012

Birmingham-Huntsville Hospital and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will begin a new residency program in July to train internal medicine physicians in Huntsville. The new residency slots were granted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which oversees graduate medical-education programs.   “Our community is growing, and so is the need for primary-care physicians,” said Huntsville Hospital […]