New Today – ECM Hospital Births 12/16/12 – 12/22/12

December 27, 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.


Annual List of 2012 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

December 27, 2012

Intoxicated Driver Suing Deceased Victim Tops List in Poll Spotlighting Most Outrageous Abuses of Legal System WASHINGTON, D.C.—A lawsuit by a driver who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and then sued a victim that he killed tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) survey of the Top […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/18/12 – 12/25/12

December 27, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / 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.


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Sparkey’s Drive-In Destroyed – Domestic dispute blamed

December 26, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – A pickup truck, driven by a man who allegedly was chasing his girlfriend along Old Lee Highway, drove through the front of Sparkey’s Drive-Inn this morning. The destruction was thorough.             Sparkey’s owner of 17 years, Karen Smith was distraught as she surveyed the damage. “The truck moved […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 12/17/12 – 12/26/12

December 26, 2012

New Booking Photos from Marshall 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 – Madison County arrest Reports 12/17/12 – 12/26/12

December 26, 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.


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Raymond James / Morgan Keegan – Ribbon Cutting

December 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the new offices of Raymond James / Morgan Keegan on North Court Street. Here is what the financial company had to say about itself: Raymond James is one of the largest financial advisory firms in the country, boasting over 6,000 advisors total. Locally […]


Statement from Governor Robert Bentley on Christmas Day Tornadoes, Severe Storms

December 26, 2012

“A powerful storm system continues to move through Alabama and has caused significant damage in several areas. First responders are doing a tremendous job helping people in areas impacted by the storms, and those efforts will continue.”We are currently assessing damage in various communities, and we will use all available resources to help communities in […]


The Christmas we found out how Santa gets into our house

December 25, 2012

Tuscumbia-My siblings and I grew up on an active dairy farm south of Tuscumbia Alabama.  Dad would get up early milk, bottle it and then head out on his milk route. In the afternoon, they would hit the fields, come home to milk the cows, and come in late, so we didn’t get to see […]


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New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part II

December 25, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / 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 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part I

December 24, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / 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.


Lauderdale County License Commissioner holds Open House

December 24, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Newly appointed Lauderdale County License Commissioner William Smith held his first annual Open House and Christmas Party recently.  The event was held in the lobby of the License Commissioner’s office with many of Commissioner Smith’s friends, colleagues, city and county employees and other guests attending.  Commissioner Smith’s wife Laura presided over the […]


Merry Christmas from Mary and the Hooligans

December 24, 2012

Tuscumbia-I must explain,  I have these three rescued Border collies that keep me young.  By that I mean, they are always busy, and those of you familiar with Border collies understand what I mean. Just multiple it by three times.  Border collies are constantly on the go even up to the day they die.  My […]


Santa One Cleared for Flight

December 24, 2012

NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight.  Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies being rolled […]


Tis the season to be healthy — tips for eating well this holiday

December 23, 2012

Birmingham-Holiday meals are steeped in tradition, but experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that checking grocery shopping lists twice is an important practice for better health. A healthy diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for […]


Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit raises $3000 – PHOTOS

December 21, 2012

FLORENCE – Thursday evening’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row (MS2MR) at the Conference Center exceeded all expectations. The room was packed, the music was excellent, and Jimmy Wayne’s, “Project Meet Me Halfway”, was given a memorable Christmas Gift, a check for $3-thousand. Singer / songwriters Jimmy Wayne, Tony Arata and Pat Alger provided a great show, and were […]


Helen Keller Hospital ends security lockdown

December 21, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Having been in “lockdown” since Monday for security reasons, Helen Keller Hospital has just issued a media release that the health care facility has returned to normal operation. Julia Boughner, Director of Community Relations for Helen Keller released this statement: “As of 11:45 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, Helen Keller Hospital is […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 12/14/12 – 12/18/12

December 21, 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.


Alabama’s November Unemployment Rate drops to 7.5%

December 21, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary November unemployment rate is 7.5%, down from October’s rate of 8.1% and below the November 2011 rate of 8.3%. Alabama’s November 2012 unemployment rate is also below the national rate of 7.7%.  The state’s November rate represents 162,182 unemployed persons, compared to 174,867 in […]


NCAA Division II Championship – PHOTOS

December 20, 2012

FLORENCE – Photographer Andy Keenum attended last weekend’s NCAA Division II Championship football game. Football fans from Valdosta, Georgia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina flocked to The Shoals and were greeted at Braly stadium by a large cohort of local folks who had come for the festivities. This is Andy’s first time to appear on the pages […]


Governor Bentley Appoints New Children’s Affairs Commissioner

December 20, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeana Ross as the state’s new Department of Children’s Affairs Commissioner. “Jeana Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a strong commitment to serving children and their families,” Governor Bentley said. “She also has a tremendous enthusiasm for early learning. I […]


Progress Bank & Trust Breaks Ground for Florence Office

December 20, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Progress Band and Trust Senior Officers and Directors held a ground breaking ceremony recently for their new Florence Branch Office.  Also in attendance was Mayor Mickey Haddock, Florence City Council members, Shoals Chamber of Commerce President Steve Holt, Chamber Ambassadors and many local business persons. The new branch office will be located […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 12/10/12 – 12/15/12

December 20, 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.


Parks announce Hunter’s Special

December 20, 2012

 Montgomery-  Select Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” lodging package from now through February 2013 for hunters that hunt on Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at the following state parks: Cheaha, Lakepoint Resort, Joe Wheeler, DeSoto, and Lake Guntersville. “Hunters are an important part of […]