Zodiac Players present……. “Little Shop of Horrors”

October 8, 2012

Florence – Alex Newborn is no stranger to ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. He made his stage debut at age 19 in the 1989 Zodiac Theatre production, and reprised his roles twice more for the same director at other venues, most recently guest-starring in the 2008 Florence High School production. Says Newborn, “On your first show, you […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 09/25/12 10/02/12 Part I

October 8, 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.


“History and Haunts” Trolley Tour Marks the Anniversary of a Civil War Battle

October 8, 2012

Tuscumbia –  On Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the Tuscumbia Trolley will once again take tour participants on the annual “History and Haunts” Trolley Tour to some of the town’s most “haunted” sites, among them Tuscumbia’s historic Train Depot and the site of the Civil War battle that took place on […]


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Sam Phillips Celebration a success despite rain

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Umbrellas and ponchos were in fashion Saturday night as organizers and Artists of The 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration kept the concert on track. The show, which was supposed to start at 6 o’clock was delayed by a little over 2 hours due to heavier-than-expected rain showers. The weather forecast for The […]


Shoals Symphony at UNA unveils spectacular’ season

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. … From Gershwin to Tchaikovsky to a world premiere, the 2012-2013 season of the Shoals Symphony at UNA promises to be spectacular, said Viljar Puu Weimann, the symphony’s music director and conductor. The upcoming performances also mark the symphony’s 30th anniversary season. “To open the season, Yakov Kasman, a silver medalist of the […]


First Friday on Court Street – PHOTOS

October 6, 2012

FLORENCE – It was a beautiful Fall evening, the music was great, the artists were out in full force, and the crowd enjoyed a pumpkin drop. A UNA sorority was raising awareness for breast cancer research, On The Rocks had a shrimp boil that was to die for, and ,all in all, it was a […]


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Sheffield Stabbing suspect in custody.

October 6, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office has in custody, Labarags Madden, 29, in connection with an stabbing incident which sent a Sheffield woman to the hospital. The assault took place Thursday night near 21st Street and Ninth Avenue in Southeast Sheffield. Police indicated that Madden has a history of drug abuse and violence. In addition to […]


Louisiana iris

October 6, 2012

In one of my previous posts I discussed the use of Japanese iris for wet spots in your yard.  The Japanese iris can be difficult to grow if not watered well.  Louisiana irises also enjoy moisture, but are a little more forgiving of lack of moisture than the Japanese iris.  These beardless irises are a […]


Alabama not currently identified in multi-state meningitis outbreak

October 5, 2012

Montgomery-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working closely with state health departments in an ongoing investigation of a multi-state meningitis outbreak. The Alabama Department of Public Health is in contact with the CDC and has been informed that Alabama is not one of the 23 states […]


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A Whole New Ballgame – When Viewed from the Sideline

October 5, 2012

This past Saturday, thanks to Mark Linder, UNA Athletic Director, I was given the opportunity to take pictures from the sidelines at the UNA vs. Shorter University football game at Braly Stadium


Sam would be pleased – 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration this Saturday – VIDEO

October 5, 2012

FLORENCE – Two blocks of Downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into a street festival of world-class music. And it is all dedicated to Florence native and the Father of Rock ‘n Roll, Sam Phillips. Never looking back, but always fixing his eyes on the future, Phillips kept reinventing himself after most people […]


Bobby Denton to present concert at historic St. John’s Church

October 5, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Senator Bobby Denton, one of the area’s most esteemed citizens, also considered one of the area’s most talented individuals, will present a concert of old-time hymns, gospel songs, spirituals and secular songs of inspiration at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama, at 3:00 p.m. this Sunday. Denton, who retired as Senior Senator […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 09/28/12 – 10/04/12

October 5, 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.


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 09/22/12 – 09/30/12

October 4, 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.


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/25/12 – 10/02/12

October 4, 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 service.


West Nile Virus strikes resident of Lauderdale County – five weeks ago

October 4, 2012

FLORENCE – There have been a number of media reports of a single case of West Nile virus infecting a resident of Lauderdale County. However, the complete story is that the disease struck the resident, a man over 50 years old, several weeks ago. According to Dr. Karen Landers, he has completely recovered and no […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 09/24/12 – 10/01/12

October 4, 2012

New Booking Photos from Marshall 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.


Willkommen zu Hause! Octoberfest is here

October 4, 2012

The 10th annual St. Florian Octoberfest, celebrating German heritage will be held this Saturday, October 6th from 9am UNTIL and this Sunday, October 7th from 11am until 5pm in St. Florian, Alabama.  Admission is free. There will be great food with lots of homemade desserts and fresh-baked breads and of course there will be German […]


North Alabama to receive grants for parks

October 3, 2012

Montgomery-Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs , along with Governor Robert Bentley announced this week grants totaling $664810.00 for 6 counties in North Alabama to improve or replace parks and playgrounds destroyed or damaged by the 2011 April storms that ravaged the area. Towns and counties included in the grants from The Land and […]


UNA Pre-game Tradition – Partying on Spirit Hill

October 3, 2012

Florence, Alabama – While the history of pre-game tailgating on Spirit Hill is not a long one, it has become a “must do” event for die-hard UNA Lions fans. All of the spots on The Hill are reserved a year in advance and are a coveted item for the lucky fans that get them. Several […]


Wanted…. No More

October 3, 2012

Russellville-Since the new Franklin County Sheriff’s Office website was introduced on September 12, two arrests have been made off the FCSO (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office) Most Wanted List, including a man wanted in connection with the severe beating of his girlfriend. Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said Aron Juan Butler, 33, 115 Truman Jackson Road, […]


Run with the Zombies…Run for your life…Run for The United Way!

October 3, 2012

Florence AL-On Saturday, October 6th come join us for the first Zombie 5K and the Undeadly Dash….  The 5K race starts at 10AM and the Dash will start at 6PM.  Registration will be from 8Am until 9:45Pm on Mobile Street in Florence. A portion of all event proceeds will benefit our local community through the efforts […]


Traffic hit a cotton-pickin’ hard time on Jackson and Hatch in Sheffield – VIDEO

October 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield police and fire units responded with sirens and lights Tuesday afternoon, when traffic was snarled due to an overturned tractor-trailer. No one was hurt in the accident, but tons of cotton seeds on their way to the mill made the roadway look like a snowbank. It took a while to clean up […]


Bentley awards grant to brighten Town Creek Park

October 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $28,480 grant to install lighting and additional benches to the Town Creek Park walking trail. The trail surrounds Town Creek Park and is used extensively by walkers and joggers. Residents will be able to use the trail after sunset once the new lights are installed. “Alabamians who work […]