Do Pajamas and Christmas Go Together?

December 22, 2011

FLORENCE – Do pajamas and Christmas go together? Well, if you were to visit the offices of Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, you just might think so. Assistant Tourism Office Director, Allison Stanfield, told the Quad-Cities Daily that the tradition started a few years ago, when she was taking some cookies and treats to her daughter’s elementary school […]


Is That a Freight Train…Let Us Pray!

December 19, 2011

Tornados have become commonplace in the South and for decades a common refrain “It sounded like a freight train” was broadcast across the airwaves as reporters placed microphones in the stunned faces of storm survivors. Now there appears to be a new age, a very pompous renaissance, even a self-serving genesis as one familiar response […]


Santa and Marriott Team to Help

December 19, 2011

FLORENCE – Nearly 80 children were treated to a holiday party Monday at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. The event centered around a visit by Santa Claus, who gave the children Christmas presents. Brought together by the Salvation Arm         The holiday party featured a movie of Frosty The Snowman and […]


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Home From Iraq?

December 19, 2011

We would like to do a story about a Shoals member of the US military who is coming home from Iraq. Know someone? Contact us! The phone number and e-mail address are on this page. Or just leave a comment.


Dorson Vickery – Obituary

December 16, 2011

Dorson Vickery, 96, of Muscle Shoals, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.  Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Colbert Memorial Chapel from 11 am to 1pm.  Mike Brooks will officiate the funeral service beginning at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vickery retired from Union Carbide after 37 years […]


Colbert Site Off the Table, RegionalCare to Build in Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) has abandoned efforts to locate a 300 bed hospital anywhere in Colbert County. Instead the Brentwood, Tenn., company, owners of ECM Hospital, ECM East, and Shoals Hospital, will apply for a Certificate Of Need with its proposed facility in Lauderdale County. Jeff Atwood, RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president for […]


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Gov. Bentley Calls for Teacher Exemption from Ethics Law

December 14, 2011

    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley today called on the Legislature to amend the ethics law to make it clear that teachers may receive seasonal gifts. The current law restricts public officials from accepting certain types of gifts. Last week the Ethics Commission issued an opinion stating that the law covers public officials and […]


Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]


What’s It Gonna Be, Santa?

December 14, 2011

49 million people admit to getting stuck with an awful holiday gift. To get even, recipients tried tactics from re-gifting to ridicule, according to a recent Consumer Reports poll. Some donated unwanted gifts to charity or threw them in the trash, while others handed the pitiful presents back to the original giver. Many of the […]


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Computerworld Selects TVA’s Chief Information Officer As a 2012 Honoree

December 12, 2011

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  Tennessee Valley Authority Chief Information Officer Dan Traynor has been named to Computerworld magazine’s annual list of 100 top corporate leaders in Information Technology. The magazine’s Premier 100 awards program, established in 2000, spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative […]


NASA Engages Public With New Custom Internet Radio Station

December 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — NASA’s mission of discovery and exploration will be showcased in a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults. Third Rock – America’s Space Station is set to launch with a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format on Monday, Dec. 12. The station is being developed and […]


Large Turnout For Taylor Observance

December 11, 2011

“We want justice for Amanda. We want tonight to be all about Amanda and nothing about the ones who did this to her”,  said Lisa Murr, who, with her daughter, organized Saturday night’s observance in Tuscumbia for murdered Amanda Taylor. A crown of 200 to 300 people from across The Shoals braved the cold December […]


Marchers Move To Main Street

December 11, 2011

  Saturday night, Occupy Tennessee Valley marchers carried their message of protest to Tuscumbia’s “Dickens Christmas, Ya’ll”. But they weren’t there for the festivities. The small, but enthusiastic band of protesters was there to spread their message that too much power and privilege has been bestowed upon the monied interests in America.       […]


New Arrests – Tuscumbia!

December 9, 2011

Click on Law and Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Tuscumbia.


Alabama A.G. Says Repeal Parts Of Immigration Law, Change Others

December 8, 2011

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has recommended to House and Senate leaders a number of changes to the newly enacted state  anti-immigration law. Strange, acting on a request by Senate President Pro Tempore, Del March and House Speaker Mike Hubbard, outlined a number of structural changes to the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen […]


What Issues Are You Interested In?

December 7, 2011

We are working really hard to build The Quad-Cities Daily into a full coverage hard news site for The Shoals. We are a small crew of reporters and editors and can’t be everywhere at once. With your help, however, that’s not an insurmountable problem. When you see something that you think is newsworthy, let us […]


Rep. Brooks Announces New Army Aviation Caucus

December 7, 2011

Washington –  Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has formed the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC). Rep. Brooks will be co-chair with Rep.  Mark Critz (D-PA). Rep. Brooks says the Caucus will provide a forum for members of Congress, staff and the Army to improve communication and support for Army Aviation.  Rep. Brooks, who serves on the House Armed […]


TVA To Hold Follow Up Session On Redevelopment

December 7, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Tennessee Valley Authority held two public meetings in The Shoals last November to gather input on its Reservation Redevelopment Comprehensive Plan. TVA spokesperson, Larry Softly announced today that, a follow-up public meeting will be held this winter to discuss the feedback from the public. The November sessions provided interested members of […]


Inside The Quad…

December 6, 2011

Take a closer look at our front page, and you will see a couple of new navigation boxes. One for State and Regional stories of general interest, and another for features we call ‘Life & Times’. You will see a listing of articles in each box that you can click to get to the stories, […]


Sheffield Utility Board May Be Dissolved

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The City Council is considering changing the way Sheffield’s various City departments are organized. Council member Steve Stanley said that the timing of his presentation has been speeded up because of recent developments with some Sheffield Utilities Board members. The reorganization process would be to eliminate the Utilities Board, and replace it with […]


Steve Price Essay – This Is America!

December 6, 2011

During a past visit to New York City, a questionable individual that seemed to be in a real big hurry stopped me on the street and flashed a Rolex. “Wanna buy a watch?” he asked. It was such a bargain that I jumped at the opportunity. I had not walked 100 feet when another gentleman […]


Chief Ray: Law Has Two Sides

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The U.S. Justice Department says Alabama’s tough new immigration law is creating problems. Federal prosecutors said last week that the strict new law has them overwhelmed with simple violations which take them away from their mandate to go after major criminals who are in this country illegally. Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray told […]


UNA’s Chloe Roberts Headlines NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-American Team

December 5, 2011

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — University of North Alabama junior forward Chloe Roberts was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year to headline the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team. Roberts, now a three-time All-America selection, also joined 12 other student-athletes on an All-America first team that features six repeat honorees. […]


Alabama Tourism Releases Songwriters Contest CD

December 5, 2011

Montgomery – The top 11 songs from the Year of Alabama Music    Songwriters Contest are featured on a CD titled Alabama Road Songs.     The tourism department will release the CD at an event from 5:30 p.m.  to 730 p.m. Tues. Dec 6,   at American Idol winner Taylor Hick’s restaurant, Ore, in […]