ECM awarded advanced certification for palliative care from The Joint Commission

January 14, 2013

Florence– Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its palliative care program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in palliative care. The certification award recognizes ECM’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards. ECM is […]


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 12/28/12 – 01/11/13

January 14, 2013

New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia 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 entire country of New Zealand ran out of what commodity during the filming of “The Hobbit”?

January 14, 2013

  If you’ve seen The Hobbit, you know that the main goal of the Dwarf company in the movie is to regain the gold that the dragon Smaug stole from them. In the first few minutes of the movie, you can see the amazingly large collection of gold coins, weapons and jewelry that Thorin and […]


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Governor Bentley to Celebrate Expansion of Automotive Supplier, Creation of 200 New Jobs

January 13, 2013

CULLMAN – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday, Janury 14, 2013 will take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Cullman.   The ceremony will take place at REHAU 2424 Industrial Drive, Cullman, Alabama.     The expansion of REHAU is expected to create approximately 200 new jobs […]


A Macaque stole a photographer’s camera and took self pics. Check them out!

January 13, 2013

  Photographer David Slater got a bunch of pictures he didn’t intend to get when a macaque stole his camera when he left it unattended and used it to take picture of himself. Macaques are known for their intelligence and dexterity. The female macaque was fascinated by her reflection on the lens and she somehow […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/25/12 – 01/08/13 Part IV

January 13, 2013

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.  


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Who famously began his “final fast” on this day?

January 12, 2013

475 – Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople. 1493 – Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily 1528 – Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden. 1552 – Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed 1583 – Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583) 1598 – Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/25/12 – 01/08/13 Part III

January 12, 2013

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.


What superstar was stalked by a pink rabbit?

January 12, 2013

  While he went around his 2004 tour, a 5’3″ woman dressed as a pink bunny followed David Bowie around his stops. While the press thought it was someone stalking Bowie, it was actually a super fan member of davidbowie.com named Isabelle_Guns. Bowie was aware of it and that she’s not a stalker. During a […]


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Joe H. Ritch Sworn In as TVA Board Member

January 11, 2013

HUNTSVILLE― Joe H. Ritch, of Huntsville, Ala., on Friday became a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Huntsville. His term will expire on May 18, 2016. Ritch, confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 1, was sworn in by U.S. District Judge […]


Flu-related hospitalizations up but no crisis in Shoals

January 11, 2013

THE SHOALS – As American news outlets continue to report that a national flu crisis exists, Shoals area hospitals are well prepared to handle the number of sick. As we reported January 8, Dr. Karen Landers, Epidemiologist for the Alabama Department of Public Health in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties said,”“This is nothing we haven’t seen […]


Alabama’s Online Insurance Verification…What you need to know

January 11, 2013

Montgomery-Alabama’s new Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS), effective earlier this month, brings with it changes in the way the Alabama Department of Public Safety handles crashes. Rather than require each driver involved in a traffic collision to submit an SR-13 form, Public Safety now will provide a new form, the SR-31, which contains only the […]


Thelma and Louise shoot the barn, police called

January 11, 2013

Tuscumbia-Thelma paid a visit to the Coondog Cemetery outside Tuscumbia Alabama during its 75th birthday celebration.  While there she ordered a custom engraved stone from Hal for her faithful departed rescued Australian Shepherd she had for 16 years.  She agreed to pick it up later at Hal’s place in Whistle Stop Junction.  When the stone […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 01/04/13 – 01/08/13

January 11, 2013

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.


What event started the ball rolling against Saddam’s Iraq on this day?

January 11, 2013

532 – Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople 1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 1158 – Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king 1558 – Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm 1569 – 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral 1571 – Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion 1599 – Jacob van Necks fleet leaves […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/25/12 – 01/08/13 Part II

January 11, 2013

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.  


What famous inventor’s last breath is saved in a test tube?

January 11, 2013

  You may have heard of Thomas Edison, or at least a few small things he invented. You know, like the first movie camera, the incandescent light bulb, just a few minor things. Anyway, Edison was close friends with Henry Ford, yes, the same Henry Ford that owned the car company. It is rumored that […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 01/01/13 – 01/06/13

January 10, 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.


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/26/12 – 01/04/13

January 10, 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.


What commodity was discovered in Texas on this day that changed the world?

January 10, 2013

49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. 69 – Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar 236 – St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1072 – Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo 1356 – German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree 1429 – Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain 1430 – Order of the Guilder forms 1475 – Stephen […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/25/12 – 01/08/13 Part I

January 10, 2013

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.


Shoals Area Hertz Rental Agency has Ribbon Cutting

January 10, 2013

Florence, Alabama – Decatur Transit, Inc., a Hertz Licensee recently celebrated their Shoals Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening  Ribbon Cutting at their new facility.  The Florence Hertz Agency is located  at 875 Cox Creek Parkway, which is between Darby and Wood Ave.,  in Florence. Decatur Transit, Inc., located in Decatur, AL is an employee owned company that […]


What nation’s border guards have to face each other to prevent defections?

January 10, 2013

The demarcation line between North and South Korea is marked by blocks of concrete and the two sides face each other. All South Korean guards in this area, by the demilitarized zone, are armed with pistols, and stand in a modified Tae Kwon Do stance with solid facial expressions, clenched fists, and sunglasses meant to […]


NASA Chases Climate Change Clues Into The Stratosphere

January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth. The first flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX), a multi-year airborne science […]