New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 03/07/13 – 03/20/13

March 22, 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.


A thunderstorm in Belgium set off 40,000 pounds of buried explosives left over from WW1 .

March 22, 2013

21 mines were laid in preparation for the apocalyptic start to the Messines battle on 7 June 1917.  However a decision was taken to explode only 19 of the mines; the remaining two remained dormant until the end of the war and beyond. It is said that the British lost the details of the whereabouts of these […]


Ask The Lawyer – Could you get a DUI of you haven’t been drinking alcohol?

March 22, 2013

A DUI is not just for people who drink alcohol. It may be for the person who took cold medication in order to go to work. A person may be charged with DUI who in taking commonly doctor-prescribed medication. DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. You may be driving under the influence of alcohol […]


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Wise Metals Group Upsizes Working Capital Facility and Adds GE Capital to Bank Group

March 22, 2013

  MUSCLE SHOALS — Wise Metals Group, a leading North American flat-rolled aluminum producer, has entered into agreements to increase its working capital facility from $270 million to $345 million, the company announced today.  Wise’s bank group is led by Wells Fargo, as agent, and includes Bank of America, N.A., Regions Bank, Citizens Bank, and GE […]


Update – Florence City Council wants to sell property to Chinese Medicine developer

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – When the votes were counted at this week’s Florence City Council meeting, it came to 6-zip in favor of selling the old Florence Country Club property to a Chinese businessman. The deal for the 158 prime acres is now in the hands of Guizhou Shenghi Group. Florence has owned the land since 2009, […]


The SCREENING ROOM – “GREEN For DANGER”

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – The Florence Public Library is a very special place in The Shoals. It is so much more than just books! Our friend, Terry Pace is a leading authority on classic movies and his “SCREENING ROOM” series at the Library features some of the best examples of “Golden Age” films. Here is what Terry […]


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Aderholt Applauds Passage of Continuing Resolution, Legislation Will Keep Food Inspectors on the Frontlines

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed a final continuing resolution for fiscal year 2013:   “Though I am disappointed that once again it has […]


Brooks Votes for Ryan Budget

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) voted for the Ryan Budget, the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.  Brooks said, “A balanced budget is critical to America’s future because it reduces financial risk and increases economic opportunity. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Ryan Budget balances in 10 years, without raising taxes; Ryan’s Budget moves America […]


UA President Bonner to Recommend Bill Battle as Athletics Director

March 21, 2013

TUSCALOOSA — Dr. Judy Bonner, president of The University of Alabama, announced today that she will recommend to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees approval of her hiring Bill Battle as the University’s new Athletics Director. “Over the past several weeks, we have had multiple conversations about who should follow Coach Moore as AD,” […]


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TVA Begins Annual Prescribed Burns

March 21, 2013

 KNOXVILLE─ The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with state and local officials and other federal agencies to conduct springtime prescribed burning on public lands managed by TVA in Tennessee and Alabama. The 2013 prescribed burn management program began this month and runs through May. Prescribed burns are planned near Chickamauga, Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick, Tims […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/12/13 – 03/18/13

March 21, 2013

DECATUR-New Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff. 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.


Can you guess what the most popular “Girl Scout Cookie” is?

March 21, 2013

Sure… You guessed it! THIN MINTS! Thin Mints Thin Mints 25% Thin, mint-flavored chocolate wafers dipped in a chocolate coating[22] Caramel deLites Samoas 19% Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes.[18] Peanut Butter Patties Tagalongs 13% Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolate coating […]


Proven? Time DOES seem to pass faster as you get older!

March 21, 2013

American biologist Robert B. Sothern has spent forty-five years seeing if he encounters a similar effect as he ages. Five times a day he records his temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and estimation of the passing of a minute. He never misses a day, even when he’s on holiday. His main research interest is in […]


Mal Moore to Step Down as University of Alabama Athletics Director

March 20, 2013

TUSCALOOSA — The University of Alabama announced today that Coach Mal Moore will step down as athletics director, effective March 20, 2013, to become special assistant to President Judy Bonner. “Mal Moore is Crimson Tide sports,” said Bonner.  “During his tenure as athletics director, our student athletes have experienced unprecedented success in every aspect of […]


Tornado Damage Forces Closure of DeSoto State Park Hotel and Restaurant Campground and Day-use Areas Remain Open

March 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY-A tornado that struck DeSoto State Park on March 18, 2013, caused damage to the hotel, restaurant and several cabins. According to Alabama State Parks Director Greg Lein, the hotel and restaurant were most affected by the storm. “High winds caused some major damage to the roof and walls of the hotel and some of […]


Historic Tuscumbia and Sheffield Walking Tours Set for Saturdays in April

March 20, 2013

TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia and Sheffield will host walking tours, led by knowledgeable guides, beginning at 10:00 a.m. each Saturday in April (April 6, 13, 20, 27). Tours will consist of easy walking lasting approximately one hour. These tours are being offered in Tuscumbia and Sheffield as part of a state-wide initiative of the Alabama Department of […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 03/08/13 – 03/17/13

March 20, 2013

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.


Alabama Striped Bass Record Shattered

March 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Alabama has a new state record for striped bass, and it is a whopper. On February 28, James Bramlett of Dora, Ala. hauled a 69-pound, 9-ounce striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam plant in north-central Alabama. After being weighed on certified scales, this fish beat the previous record by more […]


Historical Perspective: Tuscumbia Depot – History revived

March 20, 2013

Quad-Cities Daily Correspondent, Mary Carton gives our readers a historical perspective on the historic Memphis and Charleston Railroad Depot. TUSCUMBIA -Early 1800’s Tuscumbia was a bustling town. Residents needed supplies that came up the Tennessee River. They also used the river to ship cotton and other goods downstream to eventually get to the big City of […]


Guess what’s rolling in to Tuscumbia?

March 20, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad-Cities Daily was out on Highway 72 Wednesday morning to catch a sight seldom seen anywhere. Motorists along the thoroughfare were amazed to see a Diesel locomotive rolling Eastbound down the highway! Well sure, it wasn’t under it’s own power. the locomotive was being carried on a huge TVA transport vehicle, en-route to the […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 03/11/13 – 03/17/13

March 20, 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.


New ! Franklin County Arrest Reports 03/11/13 – 03/18/13

March 20, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE-New Booking Photos from Franklin County Sheriff. 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 member of the Cherokee tribe is the only illiterate person in recorded history to create a writing system!

March 20, 2013

Sequoyah was an illiterate Cherokee silversmith who lived from 1770 until 1840. However, through hard work, he independently completed his creation of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This is the only time in recorded history that a non-literate person ever created an effective writing system. The Cherokee nation […]


A big celebration in Tuscumbia! “RAILROAD HERITAGE DAY”

March 19, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – This is something that Tuscumbia’s Favorite Son and Benefactor, the late Harvey Robbins would have loved to see come to fruition. It ties the ribbon on more than a decade’s worth of work to bring back to this city some of the glory of it’s past… It is the opening of the Tuscumbia […]