$2.8 million awarded to help low-income residents cut energy costs

February 14, 2013

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $2.8 million to help Alabama’s low-income and elderly residents reduce their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program gives priority to those with disabilities, the elderly and low-income households with children. Homes that qualify for assistance are modified to improve both energy […]


A strawberry isn’t an actual berry, but a banana is.

February 14, 2013

By technical definition, a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single seed. The strawberry, however has its dry, yellow “seeds” on the outside (each of which is actually considered a separate fruit). True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. However, the banana fruit is a berry for the same reason […]


New! Births ECM Hospital 01/29/13 – 02/10/13

February 14, 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.


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What’s Cupid Got to Do with It?

February 14, 2013

According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Cupid was known to cause people to fall in love by shooting them with his magical arrows. But Cupid didn’t just cause others to fall in love – he himself fell deeply in love. As legend has it, Cupid […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/29/13 – 02/05/13 Part II

February 14, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


LongHorn Steakhouse – The Flavor of the West Coming to Florence

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE – Demolition has started on the site of the old O’Charley’s Restaurant and is expected to be completed by Saturday, February 16th, according to the supervisor over the demolition crew.  He also stated that once the demolition has been completed, construction will begin on the new LongHorn Steakhouse building and should be ready for […]


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News Update…. Donnie C. Pounders has been found

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE-Mr Donnie C. Pounders of Florence has been located and he is safe.  The Florence Police Department and the family thanks everyone for their help and concern for Mr. Pounders.


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 02/04/13 – 02/13/13

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE-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.


Mark Murphy, Sports Prognosticator visits Shoals Area Auburn Club Meeting

February 13, 2013

Florence, Alabama – It was an Orange and Blue night at the Shoals Marriott when the Auburn faithful gathered in the Marriott’s Swampers Grill.  One and all had come to hear Mark Murphy, legendary sport prognosticator, scout, and driving force behind the respected publication “Inside the Auburn Tigers” give his assessments and insights to the […]


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Women’s Symposium set for Saturday, February 23

February 13, 2013

THE SHOALS– ECM and Shoals hospitals have teamed up to promote and encourage women’s health in the Shoals. The second Women’s Symposium will be from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence. The event is free.   An exciting line-up is scheduled and will include […]


Aderholt Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address

February 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the follow statement regarding his hopes for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “The President’s speech tonight focused too much on his desire for gun control, increased government spending and decreased illegal immigration enforcement,” said Aderholt. “While I look forward to seeing the […]


Helen Keller Hospital Births 02/03/13 – 02/08/13

February 13, 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! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/29/13 – 02/05/13 Part I

February 13, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


The female praying mantis RIPS OFF THE MALE’S HEAD during sex!

February 13, 2013

Often, the male will try to initiate courtship in secret (technically rape, but in his defense, there’s a good chance he’s about to become someone’s lunch). If detected, the female will kill him and eat him, often by ripping off his head mid-coitus. Upon being decapitated, the male mantis will reflexively tense up and start […]


Four Alabama Football Players Suspended

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Alabama head coach  Nick Saban confirmed four of his players were arrested on Monday, February 11, 2013.  Brent Calloway, Tyler Hayes D.J. Pettway and Eddie Williams have been suspended indefinitely.   Athletic director Mal Moore made the statemet earlier today and the suspension was confirmed by Saban but the statement did not address the future […]


Senate Passes Legislation to Streamline State IT Services

February 12, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Two bills that streamline the state’s IT functions passed the Alabama Senate today. The proposals are part of the Legislature’s 2013 agenda aimed at reducing the size and cost of state government and could potentially save $30 to $60 million a year. Senate Bills 116 and 117, sponsored by Senator Phil Williams (R-Gadsden), […]


Breaking…. Four Alabama Football Players Arrested

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Four Alabama football players were arrested Monday on charges of second degree robbery. According to  the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, cornerback  Eddie Williams, defensive lineman Dennis Pettway, linebacker Tyler Hayes and running back Brent Calloway were booked on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Calloway, 20, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Tyler […]


New! Madison county Arrest Reports 02/05/13 – 02/12/13

February 12, 2013

MADISON COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Madison County Sheriff’s Department. 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.                                 


“Muscle Shoals” documentary comes home February 27

February 12, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – The critically acclaimed “Muscle Shoals” documentary that captivated audiences at the Sundance Film Festival will premiere to its home audience as part of The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. The feature-length film, which was directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier, traces the history of Muscle Shoals music through the people who created it. The […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 02/05/13 – 02/12/13

February 12, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. 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.


Big news from Florence-Lauderdale County Tourism

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE – After several years of dreaming about a beautiful, new Visitor’s Center, the folks at The Tourism Board are right at the cusp of a new day. At this week’s monthly meeting of the Tourism Board, it was announced that the project, which actually came in at a lower cost than anticipated, is about […]


Breaking News…Missing Person

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE-BOLO :  A Missing Person/ Endangered Person ALERT for Donnie C. Pounders, White Male, 59, last seen driving a silver 2003 Ford F150, (AL Tag 41F57V4). Any info please call Florence Police Dept- (256) 760-6300.


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/22/13 – 01/29/13 Part II

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


An unmanned yacht was discovered drifting off the coast of Australia; the engine still running and a meal set to be eaten.

February 12, 2013

The 3-man crew was nowhere to be found though! The Kaz II left Airlie Beach, Australia on April 15, 2007. It was bound for Townsville and then on to Western Australia. On board was the yacht’s owner, Derek Batten, and his neighbors, Peter and James Tunstead. On April 18th, a helicopter spotted the boat floating […]