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Wooten indicted in fatal boating accident – D.A. Connolly “Wooten’s blood alcohol was 0.121”

September 3, 2019

FLORENCE – The Lauderdale County Grand Jury has indicted Ross “Trey” Wooten, of Georgia, on 2 counts of manslaughter in connection with the June 8th boating accident on Shoal Creek. According to the indictment, the accident involved Wooten’s run-about and a cabin cruiser, operated by Mark McBryer, of Florence. The charges are the result of […]


Victims Identified In Elkmont Shooting

September 3, 2019

ELKMONT-There has been an update from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department concerning the shooting deaths of five family members on Monday, September 2 in Elkmont. The names of the five killed on Monday are the 14-year-old suspects father John Wayne Sisk, 38, his stepmother Mary Sisk, 35, his brother, 6, sister, 5 and his 6-month-old […]


Celebrating The Coon Dog A Family Tradition On Labor Day – EVENT PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

CHEROKEE-The annual Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Celebration began to honor the first dog (Troop) who was buried in the one-of-a-kind cemetery for coon dogs in 1937.  There are over 300 graves freshly decorated to honor the coon dog.  The celebration has music, buck dancing, BBQ and a liar’s contest. You can buy wears from local […]


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14-Year-Old Confesses To Killing Five Family Members

September 3, 2019

ELKMONT-The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office reports a 14-year-old has confessed to shooting five of his family members in their home on Monday, September 2 in the 16000 block of Ridge Road in Elkmont . The teen called 911 to report a shooting in the home at around 10:30 PM.  According to investigators the boy said […]


Alabama’s Oldest Labor Day Celebration Shoals Labor Day Festival In Tuscumbia – EVENT PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Tuscumbia is home to the oldest Labor Celebration in Alabama commemorating Alabama workers. President Jimmy Carter kicked off his presidential bid at this event. The event features music, food and speeches from local politicos as well as as a Miss and Little Miss Labor Day contest. The event is sponsored by  the Shoals […]


Dog Adoption Fees Waived The Week Of September 2nd

September 3, 2019

FLORENCE – Effective September 3 thru September 8, 2019 all adoption fees for adult dogs will be waived pending an approved application. Please visit Florence Lauderdale Animal Services at 3240 Roberson Road in Florence Industrial Park to find your new best friend!       Media Release/Cheryl Jones Director, Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services


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New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 08/23/19 – 08/28/19

September 3, 2019

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– Booking Photos from Lauderdale County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). 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 as a public service.


Alabama’s Oldest Labor Day Celebration Shoals Labor Day Parade In Tuscumbia – EVENT PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – A Labor Day tradition in the Shoals would be to celebrate with family and friends at the annual Tuscumbia Labor Day Parade.  This year was no exception with one of the longest parades this year full of happy faces and good humor.  This parade ends at Spring Park in Tuscumbia which is home […]


Hummingbirds in Your Backyard

September 3, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Hummingbirds are a backyard favorite for many people. These small agile birds have hearts that beat 225 times per minute while at rest and more than 1,200 times per minute while flying. To give some reference, the average human adult (18 years and older) has a resting heart rate of only 60 to 100 times […]


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Labor Day Evening Murder in Tuscumbia – PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Police are investigating the gunshot death of a man at a residence near Helen Keller Hospital tonight. The incident happened around 9:45 PM at a house  at the corner of John Street and North Hobson Street. According to Tuscumbia Chief of Police, Tony Logan  the man was shot to death while sitting in […]


Bank Independent named one of the Best Banks to Work for in 2019

September 2, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the September issue of American […]


UNA’s Marching Band Gets New Equipment

September 2, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Marching Band, the Marching Pride of North Alabama, took to the field Thursday in the Lions’ season opener against Western Illinois with some new equipment and more on the way.   “The University’s move to Division I athletics has provided our marching band an opportunity to expand its […]


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Intensive Oil Workshops With Sheffield’s Martha Carpenter At TVAA

September 2, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-This October, internationally-recognized portrait artist Martha Carpenter will be leading two intensive oil painting workshops at her studio in downtown Tuscumbia, AL in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Art Association. Local artists both aspiring and advanced will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with an acknowledged master in a small-group setting that facilitates individualized instruction. […]


Protect yourself from mosquito-borne viruses

September 2, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reminds people of the importance of protecting themselves from mosquitoes to avoid potential viral infections. The reminder has been prompted by recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) that have been reported in Michigan and Massachusetts. This specific virus has been circulating in the United States for decades, […]


New! Dekalb County Arrest Reports 08/12/19 – 08/30/19

September 2, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY– Booking Photos from Dekalb County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). 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 as a public service.


Senator Jones Announces Bipartisan Family Farmer Relief Act Signed into Law by President Trump

September 1, 2019

BIRMINGHAM – As bankruptcy rates among American farmers near record highs, Senator Doug Jones announced that bipartisan legislation he introduced with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to help family farms reorganize their debts has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. Recognizing the unique challenges that family farmers and fishers face, Congress established Chapter 12 […]


New! Winston County Arrest Reprts 08/12/19 – 08/18/19

September 1, 2019

WINSTON COUNTY– Booking Photos from Winston County Sheriff (CLICK HERE). 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 as a public service.


UNA’s Record Enrollment Defined by Smart Growth

September 1, 2019

FLORENCE – Although official enrollment numbers won’t be available until Oct. 31, administrators at the University of North Alabama attribute the fall enrollment trends to a sustained interest in UNA by students of all types and a strategic smart growth model. “Sustained and strategic growth is critical for the University of North Alabama where state […]


MSNHA launches new ‘Friends’ program

September 1, 2019

FLORENCE—When Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area director Carrie Crawford talks about MSNHA’s historic preservation projects, educational programs, community outreach and natural resource initiatives, the question people ask most often is “How can I help?” Now, she has an easy answer: become an MSNHA Friend. “People always want to know how they can be part of […]


Alabama Department of Public Health has hepatitis A vaccine available only for people at high risk in counties where there are outbreaks

September 1, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) currently has a limited supply of hepatitis A vaccine, and it is only available for people at high risk and who reside in counties where outbreaks are being experienced.   Restaurant owners and managers have been encouraged to recommend the hepatitis A vaccine for food service workers because […]


Development Council presents checks to local festivals

September 1, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-On Friday, August 30 The Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council presented checks totaling $15,000 to three Tuscumbia events to help them boost the economy of The Shoals. “These festivals bring tourists into our area and help boost the local economy,” said Lauranne James, executive director of the development council. She credited Shoals legislators […]


Albertville Career Center And Chambers To Host Marshall County Job Fair

September 1, 2019

ALBERTVILLE – The Albertville Career Center is partnering with the Albertville Chamber of Commerce, Arab Chamber of Commerce, Boaz Chamber of Commerce, Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce, and North AlabamaWorks to host the Marshall County Job Fair on Thursday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at THE VENUE at Albertville First Baptist Church […]


Nongame Wildlife Surveys

September 1, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Nongame Wildlife Program is charged with managing, protecting, conserving, and enhancing nongame wildlife in Alabama. This includes birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. Hundreds of these species are considered to be at some level of conservation concern. Often the first step to enact conservation for these species is simply locate where they occur […]


Three-Vehicle Accident In Colbert County Claims Life Of Colliersville, TN Child

August 31, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-On Saturday, August 31 the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a statement concerning a three-vehicle accident that occurred on Friday, August 30: “A three-vehicle crash at 4:15 PM on Friday, 08/30/2019 has claimed the life of a Colliersville, TN. child. The 11-year-old child was a passenger in a Mercedes E300 that was crossing AL. […]