Rep. Brooks to Host Academy Day

September 11, 2012

Huntsville, AL – Today Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced that he will be joining representatives from the five U.S. Service Academies in hosting a special “Academy Day” for students across North Alabama. Interested students who live in Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and want to learn more about attending one of the Service Academies are encouraged to […]


Ground Awakening In The Shoals – Put another one in the “Win” column – VIDEOS

September 11, 2012

FLORENCE – They flew in from Japan, Texas, Indiana. Governor Robert Bentley and his entourage flew up from Montgomery. They gathered in what was at one time a hay field in the Industrial Park to meet with local officials and interested Citizens to announce a new company.           TASUS Corporation, announced […]


NOAA: Contiguous U.S. Experiences Third-Hottest Summer on Record

September 11, 2012

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during August was 74.4°F, 1.6°F above the long term average, marking the 16th warmest August on record. The warmer than average August, in combination with the hottest July and a warmer than average June, contributed to the third hottest summer on record since recordkeeping began in 1895. The […]


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State Files Rehearing Applications to Defend Ability to Enforce Immigration Law

September 11, 2012

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced the State has filed petitions asking the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider parts of two opinions issued August 20 regarding Alabama’s immigration law.   The original opinions correctly upheld several parts of the law.  However, the three-judge panel’s decision to strike down three of the provisions, […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 08/28/12 – 09/04/12 Part II

September 11, 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 – Franklin County Arrest Reports 08/27/2 – 09/09/12

September 11, 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 service.


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135 New Jobs – Governor Bentley to Speak at Job Creation Announcement

September 10, 2012

  FLORENCE – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday will join other state and community leaders to take part in a job creation announcement for a new automotive supplier.  The supplier will bring approximately 135 jobs as it establishes operations in Florence.   The project represents a $19.1 million investment.  Tuesday’s job creation announcement will take place at […]


Aderholt campaign pays $13,000 penalty for inaccurate finance reports

September 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s re-election campaign has paid $13,000 in penalties for filing inaccurate finance reports. The Birmingham News reports that documents released recently by the Federal Election Commission show Aderholt’s campaign account misrepresented how much money it raised spent and had on hand for several years. Records show more than $58,000 in […]


Upcoming 9/11 Anniversary – “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

September 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Director Spencer Collier and the Alabama Department of Homeland Security reminds the citizens of Alabama that in relation to suspicious activity, if you “See Something, Say Something.” There have been no credible or specific intelligence to indicate terrorist organizations are plotting attacks within Alabama to coincide with the 11th anniversary of September 11th. However, […]


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New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 09/01/12 – 09/09/12

September 10, 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.


Killen Fields Paint Ball Park – Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

September 10, 2012

Florence – Splat Inc. recently held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony at their Killen Fields Paint Ball Park, 4041 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL. The new business was welcomed into the community by the President of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Steve Holt, Fellow Chamber members and other invited guests.         Killen […]


Singing River Sculptures on the way – Sheffield unveils the first in the series – SNEAK PHOTOS!

September 10, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The first of nine larger-than-life metal sculptures honoring the Shoals’ musical heritage will be unveiled at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 23, in Love Plaza in downtown Sheffield. The public is invited to the free event. Sheffield is the perfect site for the first Singing River sculpture, organizers said. The town was home […]


First Friday 9-7-2012 – Part II

September 10, 2012

Florence – Lots of Zombies out and about under the Friday Night lights.  We got to witness Florence’s first “Zombie Flash Mob”, what a riot.    


Dr. “Bill” Charles William Foster – Obituary

September 9, 2012

Dr. Bill Foster age 73 of Florence passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. Visitation will be Thursday September 13, 2012 at Christ Chapel from 5-7pm. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at 7pm at Christ Chapel with Pastors Doc Shell and Jimmy Hayes officiating. Charles William Foster grew up in the mountains northeast […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Report 09/01/12 – 09/05/12

September 8, 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.


Mayor-elect Mickey Haddock says “Thanks” – VIDEO PLUS First Friday Photos!

September 8, 2012

FLORENCE – MIckey Haddock and his faithful yellow-shirted army were again out in force on Court Street Friday evening. This time to tank everybody who voted him in as the new Mayor of The City of Florence. Here is what he had to say:


2012 Americana Music Festival in Nashville has a Shoals Flare

September 8, 2012

FLORENCE, AL-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will be exhibiting at the Americana Music Festival  www.americanamusic.org  in Nashville, TN Wednesday, September 12 – Friday September 14.  Florence/Lauderdale Tourism’s participation is in partnership with the  movement and will promote Muscle Shoals music and communities within the Triangle like Tupelo, Mississippi, Leiper’s Fork, TN, and Clarksdale, MS. . A “Get Your […]


ADECA announces funding for victims of tornado victims of 2011

September 7, 2012

MONTGOMERY, AL-Families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the April 2011 tornadoes that struck north and central Alabama could be eligible for financial assistance under a program announced today by Jim Byard Jr., director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Owners of single-family homes in the affected 30 counties could receive […]


Oka Kapassa Weekend – VIDEO

September 7, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The Oka Kapassa Native American Festival returns to Spring Park this weekend. Representatives from numerous tribes have gathered for this annual event, one of the largest of its kind. The Quad-Cities Daily caught up with Colbert County Tourism’s Ninon Parker, and she told us all about it.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports – 08/28/12 – 09/04/12 Part I

September 7, 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.


Google releases UNA street-view tour

September 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Take a few minutes to check out Google’s Street View of the UNA Campus. It was just released today. Two months ago, the Web giant sent its tricycle camera rig to Florence. they took some really interesting shots. You can find the Street View by clicking HERE.


THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION —AUGUST 2012

September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released its August report. Unemployment is down by a paltry .1% to 8.1%. The Obama Administration was hoping for 130,000 jobs, however total non-farm payroll employment only posted 96,000. A disappointment by any measure. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, in professional and technical services, […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 08/28/12 – 09/03/12

September 7, 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


Oka Kapassa – Return to Coldwater

September 7, 2012

                                          “If the stories fall silent, who will teach the children?” Tuscumbia, AL- The 8th annual Oka Kapassa Festival – Return to Cold Water, will be held in Spring Park, Tuscumbia, Alabama, on Friday and Saturday, September […]