Governor Bentley Announces New Measure to Protect Borrowers from Excessive Debt & Interest Payments

September 18, 2013

New Central Database will help Ensure Compliance with Alabama’s Payday Loan Law MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced a consumer protection measure aimed at helping people avoid excessive amounts of debt from payday loans.  The measure will also help lenders by providing a method to ensure they are complying with state law. Payday […]


Florence Police busy this afternoon –

September 18, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Police report another arrest in a violent crime. Here’s their report: “Lexington Man Arrested And Charged in Felony Assault; Justin Leigh Holden, 22, Lexington, was arrested by Florence Police Detectives today in connection with a September 9th fight that resulted in one man being hospitalized with serious cuts to his face. Reports indicate […]


It’s Everywhere… Really. DNA Evidence Lands Local Man Behind Bars in Year Old Burglary Case

September 18, 2013

FLORENCE – The Florence Police Department uses state-of-the-art tech to nab suspects. Here’s their report: DNA Evidence Lands Local Man Behind Bars in Year Old Burglary Case; John Dave McGee, 47, Florence, was arrested this afternoon by Florence Police investigators and charged with burglary. He is accused of breaking into Mars Hill Bookstore (on Cox Creek […]


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New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 09/09/13 – 09/13/13

September 18, 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.


March of Dimes recognizes State Health Officer for leadership in newborn screening

September 18, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The March of Dimes recognized State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson on Sept. 18 for his leadership in newborn screening. Alabama newborns are screened for 30 primary treatable metabolic and functional disorders as recommended by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and endorsed by the March of Dimes and the American Academy of […]


Rick Bragg to dish on Southern foods at Athens Grease Festival

September 18, 2013

ATHENS-It’s not just enough to taste fried Southern foods at a festival with the name “Grease” in it. As Southerners, we have to talk about it, too.   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg will discuss the culture of Southern foods and cooking during the second annual Athens Grease Festival on Sept. 28. Bragg authored two […]


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North Alabama State Fair 9/17/2013 – EVENT PHOTOS – Part I

September 18, 2013

THE SHOALS – The Quad-Cities Daily went to The North Alabama State Fair Tuesday night to take EVENT PHOTOS on the event’s Opening Night. Lots of folks. Lots of rides. Lots of food… Well, you get the picture. Just remember, please, these photos are for your PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Photos by Sheri and Steve Wiggins


North Alabama State Fair 9/17/2013 – EVENT PHOTOS – Part II

September 18, 2013

THE SHOALS – The Quad-Cities Daily went to The North Alabama State Fair Tuesday night to take EVENT PHOTOS on the event’s Opening Night. Lots of folks. Lots of rides. Lots of food… Well, you get the picture. Just remember, please, these photos are for your PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Photos by Sheri and Steve Wiggins


Pilots of Florence Bus Tour…Ozark Flaming Fall Revue

September 18, 2013

FLORENCE-The Pilot Club of Florence is sponsoring a bus trip to benefit the Pilot International Brain Safety and Fitness program.  Since 1992, Pilot International has worked in the area of brain-related service.  The Pilot has narrowed its focus to “Brain Safety and Fitness,” and Piolts of Florence have chosen this cause as a focus on […]


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New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 09/01/13 – 09/09/13

September 18, 2013

FRANKLIN COUNTY-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 Celebration of The United States Constitution

September 17, 2013

A Celebration of The United States Constitution at the Alabama Veterans Museum, September 19, Athens With Special Guest Speaker Major General Chris Anzalone USAF (Ret) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and […]


New! Franklin county Arrest Reports 08/19/13 – 08/30/13

September 17, 2013

FRANKLIN COUNTY-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.


The Oka Kapassa – Return to Coldwater Festival – Mary Carton Photos

September 17, 2013

THE BIG SPRING, TUSCUMBIA – One of the “must-do” events at Oka Kapassa is the annual retracing of the trek to Tuscumbia Landing. In the history of the “Great Indian Removal”, the march from the Big Spring to the riverbank marked the final demarcation of the Cherokee and Creek from their ancestral home. The men, women […]


20 Suspects arrested in Shoals drug bust – BOOKING PHOTOS

September 16, 2013

FLORENCE – Last week more than 50 local, state and federal law enforcement officers participated in a roundup of persons suspected in drug dealing. Law Enforcement was working on 40 arrest warrants and hit 50% in the number of collars made. The suspects are accused with a number of crimes including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and […]


The Oka Kapassa – Return to Coldwater Festival – EVENT PHOTOS

September 16, 2013

THE BIG SPRING, TUSCUMBIA – There was a great turnout for this year’s Oka Kapassa – Return to Coldwater Festival. Native Americans from all over came once again to Big Spring Park to celebrate their heritage. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to take EVENT PHOTOS and we present them here. The photos make really nice color prints. So […]


A Night on the Trace – EVENT PHOTOS

September 16, 2013

NATCHEZ TRACE – They only do this twice each year. It is a night hike through a short section of the Natchez Trace near Tupelo. The Trace was for a long period of time a pathway from Natchez, Mississippi up to Central Tennessee. Nobody knows really how long this trail has been in existence. It […]


New! Madison county Arrest Reports 09/05/13 – 09/10/13

September 16, 2013

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Dish Cafe’ throws a little soiree – 7 years of food and fun…

September 15, 2013

FLORENCE – A while back, The Quad-Cities Daily received an invitation to a party of sorts. It turns out that a little gourmet eating establishment in Downtown Florence was about to celebrate 7 years of operation. It’s Dish Cafe’ and we wanted to show our readers some photos of the event. If you want to have […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 09/03/13 – 09/08/13

September 15, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


Ask The Lawyer – A new way of finding Methamphetamine criminals

September 15, 2013

Recently I found myself in municipal court. Several people were arrested and charged under a new law. The law is called the Electronic drug offender tracking system and is Section 20-2-190.2. This law is another attempt by the Alabama Legislature to control the production of Methamphetamine. Everyone knows that this drug destroys lives. Addiction is […]


Measles cases on the rise in U.S., UAB expert encourages vaccine

September 14, 2013

BIRMINGHAM-Prior to the use of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, hundreds of those infected with the measles would die yearly, tens of thousands would be hospitalized and around 1,000 cases would result in chronic disability. Decades later, after believing that endemic transmission of this highly contagious illness was eradicated in the United States in 2000, cases are […]


Florence Police Blotter 09/05/13 – 09/12/13

September 14, 2013

09/05/13: Theft of Property/Breaking and Entering a Vehicle in the 1000 block of North Olive in florence.  Taken an Apple Mac Book Pro Serial# 3403264WATM value $1500.00 froma 2008 BMW 525I. Theft of Property  at ECM Hospital in Florence.  Taken a necklace designed by Tiffany’s  yellow gold pendant value $1700.00. 09/06/13: Criminal Mischief in the […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Association kicks off meeting at Belle Mont

September 14, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Natchez Trace Parkway Association decided to eschew Tupelo for its Annual meeting this year. Instead the body decided to move the venue to Tuscumbia. The idea was to take advantage of the Oka Kapassa Native American Festival which is coincidentally happening at Spring Park. Friday evening, the Association held a kick-off get […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 09/03/13 – 09/08/13

September 14, 2013

MORGAN COUNTY-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.