UPDATE: Missing Florence Woman found.

August 7, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Police have cancelled the BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for a Florence woman who was reported missing since she left work last night. Candace Pyland Harrison failed to return home after her shift ended at Swamper’s Bar & Grille last night around 11:30pm. She has been found safe.


Contact with Aliens? Think Before You Call.

August 7, 2013

The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. SETI stands for the “search for extraterrestrial intelligence”.  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-My e-mail is frequently larded with interesting nuggets, such as this revelation: “The aliens are in touch. Whenever I use my computer, they underline certain strange words […]


Bentley – “I want what’s best for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame” – Appoints new Board members

August 7, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley today announced that he has made 3 new appointments to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors. They are: Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau head, Judy Ryals; Alabama Tourism Director, Lee Sentell; and State Finance Director, Bill Newton. The appointments come on the heels of a sea change […]


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New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 07/27/13 – 08/03/13

August 7, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia 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.


Wood Storks return to Alabama

August 7, 2013

MONTGOMERY-While driving home last fall, I saw a flock of large black and white birds flying over the interstate. At first glance I thought I was looking at egrets, a common wading bird found throughout the state, but soon I realized these were federally endangered wood storks. This was a rare but exciting chance to […]


NW-SCC to become smoke-free as fall classes begin August 19th

August 7, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS/PHIL CAMPBELL-Northwest-Shoals Community College(NW-SCC) will institute a Clean Air Policy on both campuses and become smoke-free as classes begin for the fall semester, August 19th. “The college is committed to providing its employees and students with a safe and healthy environment,” says NW-SCC President Dr. Humphrey Lee. “Obviously, this is a significant step for the […]


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Library Memorializes Matheson With Spielberg Thriller DUEL

August 6, 2013

FLORENCE-The free film series The Screening Room: Classics, Crowd-Pleasers, Cult Favorites and Neglected Gems continues at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, with the first installment in a memorial miniseries, “Farewell to Richard Matheson (1926-2013),” saluting the influential screenwriter and author of I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time and Hell House. The double feature begins with the classic Twilight Zone chiller “Nightmare at […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 07/25/13 – 07/31/13

August 6, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at Helen Keller Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Florence Police Blotter 07/28/13 – 08/03/13

August 6, 2013

07/28/13: Theft of Property in the 2800 block of Florence Blvd.  $500.00 Stihl weedeater FS85 orange and white, $500.00 Stihl pole saw orange and white were stolen. Criminal Mischief in the 100 block of Shirley Drive in florence.  A sensor to the outside lights was damaged in the amount of $32.00. 07/29/13: Theft of Property […]


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Hablas Espanol? These Shoals kids do! Conversational Spanish being taught – PHOTOS

August 6, 2013

SHEFFIELD – These days, if you travel over to the Michael Center in Sheffield, you might get an earful of, “Buenos Dias!” from some 8 year-old. Or  maybe you’ll hear, “Hace calor?”, followed by “Mucho Calor!” between a couple of 80-year-olds. No, this isn’t coming from a group of naturally Spanish-speaking people. It would be coming […]


Students Get Wet While Learning About Their Environment

August 6, 2013

BIRMINGHAM-Students in the fourth through eighth grades can experience streams and watersheds during hands-on field trips at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near Birmingham. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) “Creek Kids” program is available as a school field trip on Thursdays and Fridays in September and October and from April through June. […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 07/23/13 – 07/29/13 Part II

August 6, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. 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.


Women’s Self Defense Class

August 6, 2013

 ATHENS-Learn how to avoid conflict and protect yourself against attackers. You will appreciate and learn from this course whether you are a teen or in your golden years. Greg Parnell of the Athens Police Department will share some common sense advice for defending yourself and train you in some basic practical moves. This class is […]


Governor Bentley Signs Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion Bills

August 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday held a ceremonial signing for three bills aimed at decreasing the abuse of prescription drugs in Alabama. “Used properly under a physician’s direction, pain relievers and other prescription drugs bring much-needed comfort to many Americans, but their abuse is a serious and growing threat,” Governor Bentley said.  “As a […]


First Friday on Court Street – The Cooper Files – PHOTOS

August 5, 2013

FLORENCE – He’s at it again. Doing what he does best. Taking photos. We’re talking about Dick Cooper. Dick joined Sheri and Steve Wiggins, Friday evening on a photo-tour of the doings along Court Street’s now-famous First Friday. Here are Dick’s photos. They are nice and big so that you can make a print for yourself. A […]


Haddock appoints Willett as Interim-Chief – Begins search for full time leader – PHOTO GALLERY

August 5, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Fire Chief Charlie Cochran tendered his resignation 3 weeks ago and took some accrued vacation time. Today, Mayor Mickey Haddock announced that Battalion chief Terry Willett will assume the post of Chief on a temporary basis. Willett moved into the position today. Originally from the Central community, he has worked for the City […]


Grants awarded to help low-income residents cut energy costs

August 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY—Some low-income and elderly Alabama residents who need assistance reducing their utility bills will get help from grants totaling $950,000 awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley. The grants will support Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which pays contractors to improve the energy efficiency and safety of homes that qualify. The program gives priority to those with disabilities, […]


Finishing touches – Tuscumbia City Hall gets a spiffy new sign…

August 5, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad-Cities Daily photographers were in Tuscumbia last Saturday on an assignment, when they spotted some folks working at the new City Hall. Well, two people were working… They were building a really nice monument sign for the building which only recently had it’s grand opening. Chad Smith, his father Arkie, and the […]


Bootlegg BBQ wins AWF Wild Game Cook-Off state finals

August 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Lobster Pot Pie, Creole Crappie and Crawfish Pie with Hoppin’ John and Peach Salsa were just some of the tasty dishes served up to around 400 people found at the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off State Finals held at AWF’s headquarters in Millbrook Saturday, August 3.  This championship event is a combination of […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest reports 07/23/13 – 07/29/13 Part I

August 5, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. 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! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 06/29/13 – 07/31/13

August 4, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS-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.  


Save $50 on the New “Freshwater Fishing” License Plate

August 4, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently pre-selling its new “Freshwater Fishing” distinctive license plate. This tag depicts a largemouth bass, the state’s official freshwater fish, and has up to six spaces for optional personalization. Proceeds from the sale of the tag will support habitat enhancement, aquatic wildlife species protection and […]


Ask The Lawyer – Sign of the Times: Attitudes about Sex Criminals has changed a lot!

August 4, 2013

A case in Franklin County made national news. Kimberly Bynum was charged with being a school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student under the age of 19 years. When I started practicing law almost 30 years ago all sex crimes began “when a male engages in a sexual act with a female”. […]


ADPH….. goin’ mobile

August 4, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Do you want to stay up to date on breaking public health alerts and news, including events and activities? Just download the Alabama Department of Public Health app on your mobile device. The department launched the application to make it easier for the public to access health information. The app connects all ADPH social media […]