TVA Welcomes New CEO Bill Johnson on First Day

January 2, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority started the New Year this week with a new President and CEO and four new TVA board nominees being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.   Bill Johnson, newly named president and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was welcomed Wednesday by TVA employees to his first day on […]


Sykes Named WFF Director

January 2, 2013

Montgomery-Charles “Chuck” Sykes has been named director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF). As director, Sykes will oversee the daily operations of the WFF which regulates hunting and fishing, manages wildlife populations, wildlife habitat, and freshwater fisheries for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).   Sykes is a […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 12/26/12 – 01/02/13

January 2, 2013

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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New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 12/26/12 – 01/02/13

January 2, 2013

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.


A high school teacher gets fired in 1960 for assigning what book?

January 2, 2013

In 1960, a teacher was fired for assigning the novel The Catcher in the Rye to his class. Unfortunately the 11th Grade English teacher’s name has mostly escaped from history. The teacher was eventually reinstated, however the 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger was removed from the school library. As many a high-schooler knows, Catcher in […]


Alabama resident named to TVA Board of Directors

January 2, 2013

NASHVILLE – Huntsville attorney Joe H. Ritch has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become only the second Alabamian to ever serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. The U.S. Senate has approved four new members to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will go on to the President’s desk […]


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When were helicopters first used in combat?

January 2, 2013

1911 Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000 1923 Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995) 1944 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) 1955 1st “Bob Cummings Show” premieres on NBC […]


Congressman Brooks says he will vote “NO” on Senate fiscal cliff bill

January 1, 2013

WASHINGTON.  – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-5) announced that later tonight he will vote against the Senate’s Fiscal Cliff Bill.   Congressman Brooks stated, “In less than 24 hours on a national holiday, Congress introduced, considered, and passed legislation that increases America’s deficit by $330 billion in what’s left of Fiscal Year 2012-13 and by $353 billion in FY […]


Thoughts for 2013

January 1, 2013

Tuscumbia-I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  The hooligans enjoyed Christmas as Santa came to visit them.  They got some chew bones, a pull rope, and a tire with a rope.  When Patches saw the tire, her eyes just lit up and she grabbed it and just shook it whacking my legs.  She used to […]


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Shelby, 1 of the 8 Senators who were willing to dive off the “Fiscal Cliff”

January 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – When the votes were counted in the United States Senate Monday night, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby cast a “Nay” vote. Shelby, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, refused to go along with the plan because he believes that the Bill only raises taxes and does nothing to restrain spending.   […]


UPDATE – Muscle Shoals sacks the deer hunter – Scoggins will appeal

January 1, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Update: Source reports that Greg Scoggins to appeal his firing to Civil Service Board. Things keep getting worse for Greg Scoggins, the Muscle Shoals police officer who allegedly stalked a deer on the TVA Reservation and shot it while on duty. Friday, he was fired by Police Chief Robert Evans after 3 […]


Scientific American staff picks “Top 10 Smartphone/Tablet Apps”

January 1, 2013

The editors of Scientific American, most assuredly all nerds, have published their Top 10 tablet and smart phone apps of 2012. Some of the apps are a Space Shuttle landing simulator, the ISS Detector that alerta you when the International Space Station will be making a pass visible from your location.   There’s an iPhone app (Android in still […]


The Quad-Cities Daily “Year In Review” – Photos, Part II

January 1, 2013

THE SHOALS – In our inaugural year, The Quad-Cities Daily has posted over 33-thousand images. Most of them were taken right here in our neck of the woods by our staff of intrepid photojournalists. The thought it would be fun to post a few of them, as they represent a window on our world.


Rep. Mo Brooks Speaks Out Against Tax Increases

December 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. – This morning Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) spoke out against Democrat tax increases on the American people and the looming fiscal cliff.   In an address to the U.S. House, Rep. Brooks observed that, “In two separate votes in February 2009 and December 2010, Democrats could have increased taxes on the ‘wealthy,’ if they […]


The Quad-Cities Daily “Year In Review” – Photos, Part I

December 31, 2012

THE SHOALS – In our inaugural year, The Quad-Cities Daily has posted over 33-thousand images. Most of them were taken right here in our neck of the woods by our staff of intrepid photojournalists. The thought it would be fun to post a few of them, as they represent a window on our world.     […]


“Run Hide Fight” New film from Alabama Dept. of Homeland Security

December 31, 2012

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has released a video that instructs people on what to do in the event of a shooting like the one at an elementary school in Connecticut. Gov. Robert Bentley asked Alabama Homeland Security officials to develop a strategic plan for dealing with such incidents after a gunman killed 20 students […]


Five Alabama Restaurants Steak Their Claim in Contest

December 30, 2012

The Top 5 Alabama restaurants in the “Alabama’s Best Steak” contest, sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, were named recently at the fall board meeting held at the Cattlemen’s Building in Montgomery. Association President Donna Jo Curtis of Athens made the announcement before an audience of 103 cattle producer leaders from 45 counties. The restaurants […]


Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 315.1 Million on New Year’s Day 2013

December 29, 2012

As our nation prepares to begin the New Year, the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau projects that on January 1, 2013, the total United States population will be 315,091,138. This represents an increase of 2,272,462, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2012 and an increase of 6,343,630, or 2.05 percent, since the most recent Census Day (April […]


NWSCC registration set for Janurary 3rd

December 29, 2012

Muscle Shoals-Northwest-Shoals Community College will have its open registration for the spring semester Jan. 3. Registration day, which will happen at both the Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses, is open to students wanting to attend Northwest-Shoals but who have not registered to do so before classes begin. The school is closed until Jan. 2. […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 12/22/12 – 12/26/12

December 28, 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.


Minority Leader responds to Bentley’s “Road to a Billion Dollars”

December 28, 2012

GADSDEN – Alabama House of Representatives Minority Leader Craig Ford took exception to Governor Robert Bentley’s statement on his plans to shrink Alabama state government. Here is his statement: “The governor claims he is saving millions of dollars through “right-sizing the state government workforce” and “consolidating government agencies.” But that really means is he is […]


Bentley: Update on Road to a Billion Dollars in Savings

December 28, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday provided an end-of-the-year update on the Road to a Billion Dollars in Savings, the state’s long-term effort to identify greater efficiencies and cost savings in government. More than $750 million in current and projected annual savings have now been identified, up from $674 million in savings that had […]


Suspended Chief’s Civil Service Hearing set for January 17th

December 28, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Greg Ray, suspended from his job as Chief of Police will have his Civil Service hearing on January 17th. Ray was asked to resign by Mayor Ian Sanford in October because of his alleged failures to perform his required duties. Ray refused to quit and instead asked for a Civil Service hearing on the […]


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/28/12

December 28, 2012

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.