Local Democrats Blame Republican-lead Closing of Veteran’s Office

June 15, 2012

THE SHOALS – When it was announced recently that the Veteran’s Service Office in Tuscumbia, along with 16 others across Alabama was closing due to State budget cuts, a lot of people were angry. Now, veterans in Colbert County will be serviced through the Lauderdale County office in Florence. The Lauderdale County Democratic Party made its […]


Healthy Valley Women to Present Program on Peripheral Vascular Disease

June 15, 2012

Sheffield – Helen Keller Hospital’s Healthy Valley Women will present “Peripheral Vascular Disease and You” at the Keller Wellcare Center and Red Bay Hospital in June. Dr. Dearl BirdSong will discuss procedures that can improve the quality of life for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is commonly used to treat narrowing […]


Panera Bread Welcomed to The Shoals

June 15, 2012

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Panera Bread on Cox Creek Parkway to wish them much success in their newest location. Here is what Panera Bread has to say about themselves: “We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of […]


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New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/05/12 – 06/11/12 Part II

June 14, 2012

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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.


Brown-Forman To Bring 200 Additional Jobs To North Alabama

June 14, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday joined with officials from Brown-Forman Corporation and state and local economic development leaders in announcing that the company will begin its second significant expansion into Alabama in the last 12 months.   “I am appreciative of the new jobs that Brown-Forman continues to bring toAlabama.  We are moving forward in our […]


Alcohol, loud music and kudzu don’t mix for Sheffield man

June 14, 2012

SHEFFIELD – According to Police sources, a 25 year old Sheffield resident is in jail today, because nobody told him that kudzu is impossible to run in.  Early Thursday morning, a Sheffield police officer observed Damien Walker pulling up to the front of the Kangaroo gas station near O’Neal Bridge. According to the official report, Walker had […]


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Alleged slayer appears in Opelika Court

June 14, 2012

OPELIKA  — The man charged in three slayings near Auburn University has made his initial appearance in court. Desmonte Leonard went before a Lee County judge in Opelika on Thursday morning. He’s facing three counts of capital murder and two assault charges in the shootings last weekend. The 22-year-old Leonard told a judge he can’t […]


Alabama Music Hall of Fame Reopens

June 14, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) brought an end to the closed doors at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame (AMHF) , when it reopened today (Thursday) at 11:00am. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has been closed due to lack of finances for the past eight months. Within this time, Northwest-Shoals Community College has devised a plan to lease […]


NEW TODAY – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/05/12 – 06/11/12 Part I

June 13, 2012

New Booking Photos from FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE. Knife-murder suspect Tiffany Nunley. 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as […]


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Real Time Insurance Verification Coming to County Tag Offices

June 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY– In January, county license plate issuing officials will have access to a new online insurance verification system developed by the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) that will allow them, as well as Alabama law enforcement, to immediately verify the insurance status of a vehicle at any point in time. “By working with the insurance […]


Helen Keller Hospital Gets an “A” in Patient Safety

June 13, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital was recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical […]


UPDATE – Leonard Remains Incarcerated

June 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The three-day manhunt for 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard, who is charged in connection with the shooting death of three people near Auburn University, ended peacefully Tuesday when he walked up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and turned himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside. Leonard was being held in a Montgomery jail […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 06/06/12 – 06/10/12

June 12, 2012

New Booking Photos from FRANKLIN 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public […]


Florence Mayoral Candidates to Meet

June 12, 2012

THE SHOALS – On Tuesday night, July 10th, candidates for Florence Mayor will be present at a forum discussion. The forum is being held in Sheffield’s I.B.E.W. Hall, just off Jackson Highway. The event is being sponsored by the Employees of the City of Florence.


Check Gas Prices – On The Way Down?

June 11, 2012

THE SHOALS – GasBuddy.com says Gas prices are moving down all around Alabama. If you need to fill up, be sure to check gas prices by clicking on the Gas Prices menu tab. It’s easy to get a quick idea of prices by checking the color of the county on the GasBuddy.com map. Now, just because […]


Alabama Vets Get Special Recognition Thanks to Local Legislator

June 11, 2012

Montgomery – State Representative Marcel Black of Tuscumbia was co-sponsor of a Bill just signed into law that will allow veterans to have a special endorsement placed on their driver’s licenses. The bill, sponsored by Black in the state House of Representatives and Sen. Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) in the state Senate, was signed into law […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 05/31/12 – 06/06/12

June 11, 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service. […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 06/01/12 – 06/06/12

June 11, 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public […]


Garden Ramblings

June 11, 2012

I just about gave up on a vegetable garden this year.  My watermelons, cucumbers and cantaloupes either drowned after four inches of rain or died in the drought that followed.  Rain was forecasted several times, but went around my area.  A storm was forecasted again for Sunday night, and my tomato plants needed to get […]


Rally at The River – Photos!

June 10, 2012

FLORENCE – There was great music and food at McFarland Park Saturday, as motorcycle enthusiasts from all over The Shoals participated in Rally at The River. The  rally, held to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis was the 10th such event. Southern Cruisers, Chapter 188 was the sponsor for the rally. Some of the musicians […]


Forever Wild Board Meets At Lake Guntersville

June 8, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting on June 21, 2012, at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held in the Lodge’s Goldenrod Room. At this meeting the Forever Wild program’s annual report will […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/29/12 – 06/04/12 PartII

June 8, 2012

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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.   […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/29/12 – 06/04/12 Part I

June 8, 2012

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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service. […]


U.S. Experiences Second-Warmest May, Hottest Spring on Record

June 8, 2012

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during May was 64.3°F,3.3°F above the long-term average, making it the second warmest May on record. The month’s high temperatures also contributed to the warmest spring, warmest year-to-date, and warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895. The spring season’s (March-May) nationally-averaged temperature was 57.1°F, 5.2°F above […]