Drug Arrest in Leighton

March 28, 2013

LEIGHTON-On Monday 3/25/2013 morning at approx 11 am Leighton Police made a traffic stop on a small silver Dodge truck at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Main St (County Line Rd) for minor traffic infraction.  Upon making the traffic stop, Officers observed that the driver (Adam Joshua Osborn, 26, of Renee Dr, Tuscumbia) had […]


Hospitals face blood shortages during spring break

March 28, 2013

FLORENCE- As Easter weekend approaches, many are enjoying a spring break. But for our community’s hospitals, it is one of the most difficult times of the year. Schools and colleges close and people prepare for vacations, prompting a dramatic decline in the blood donations that are essential for our local hospitals to function. A rise in […]


Things I worry about but have no control over – Mary Carton Part I

March 28, 2013

  Editor’s note: Mary Carton, one of our favorite correspondents, worries about a lot of stuff. We don’t know why; don’t have a clue. But she does. Worry, worry, worry… Here’s a small sample: Things I worry about but have no control over.-Mary Carton   Why do wiper blades wear out on driver side first […]


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New! ECM Hospital Births 03/17/13 – 03/25/13

March 28, 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! Marshall County Arrest Reports 03/20/13 – 03/26/13

March 28, 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.


Tea is the most popular drink in the world!

March 28, 2013

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour that many people enjoy. Tea likely originated in China during the Shang Dynasty as a medicinal drink. Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants […]


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Alabama to Receive Additional Disaster Recovery Funding

March 28, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Nearly $120 million in additional funding will help Alabama    communities in the ongoing recovery from the spring 2011 severe weather outbreak.  Governor Robert Bentley was informed of the allocation by Shaun Donovan, Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   “There are still several communities suffering from the long-term effects of the 2011 […]


Fourth arrest in Sheffield murder – Lake County, Ohio

March 27, 2013

  SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray has told The Quad-Cities Daily that U.S. Marshalls have arrested 31 year-old Fernando King in connection with the shooting death of a Sheffield man, supposed drug-dealer, Dorian Cliff Hamilton at Sterling Avenue last February. Ray indicated that Kind was arrested without incident in Lake County, Ohio. He is the […]


Tuscumbia’s Train Depot Heritage Day – Lots of Photos!

March 27, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Last Saturday’s First Annual Heritage Day at the Train Depot saw chilly temperatures. But the cool weather was no match for the enthusiasm of the crowd who attended the Grand Opening of the new Roundhouse. Our very own Mary Carton was on hand  taking some excellent photos for The Quad-Cities Daily. Frankly, we don’t […]


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Earth Month Kick-Off

March 27, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-The 6th annual Betty Martin Memorial Earth Month Kick-Off hosted by Shoals Earth Month, Inc. will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Gas Design Center located at 109 6th Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama. There will be food, a silent auction, and live jazz music by The Charlie Rose Trio with no […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 03/17/13 – 03/24/13

March 27, 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.


Film Series Salutes Carey With Ford Western “RIO GRANDE”

March 27, 2013

FLORENCE-The free film series The Screening Room: Classics, Crowd-Pleasers, Cult Favorites and Neglected Gems launches a memorial miniseries, “Farewell to Harry Carey Jr. (1921-2012),” with a special showing of Rio Grande (1950) – the final installment of John Ford’s highly revered cavalry trilogy – at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, Alabama.   Combining characters […]


There is a fabric that you can spray onto your body. Instant clothing?

March 27, 2013

In 2000 Fabrican patented an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. From its base at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications using aerosol […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/19/13 – 03/25/13

March 27, 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.


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Bronzed Body Luxury Tanning

March 27, 2013

Florence – In the economic times of today a saying comes to mind “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.”  This has never been truer than the effort of the mother and daughter team Jennifer and Amanda Jimmerson.  The Jimmersons from Athens had an ambition to open a luxury tanning salon and decided that historic downtown […]


Empty Bowl..Full Hearts

March 26, 2013

FLORENCE-On Wednesday, April 3, beginning at 11:30 the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary, will hold their annual Empty Bowl fund raiser. The event will be held at the Marriott’s Convention Center. There will be a fashion show made up of the many beautiful outfits found at the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store on Court St.  Come to the event, enjoy the […]


New York Times Technology Columnist and NOVA Science Now Host David Pogue Visits UNA

March 26, 2013

FLORENCE-Technology expert and New York Times weekly columnist David Pogue – host of the PBS television series NOVA Science Now – will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Distance Learning Technology Conference at the University of North Alabama. The conference, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at noon Thursday, April […]


The First Duel Fought in Hot Air Balloons – Paris, 1808

March 26, 2013

Throughout history men have participated in duels to settle just about everything you could think of, and while they are usually performed standing across from each other, there have been some strange ones. Perhaps none is stranger than the duel that occurred in Paris in two hot air balloons! The story goes that two men […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 03/12/13 – 03/19/13 Part II

March 26, 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.  


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 03/12/13 – 03/19/13 Part I

March 25, 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.  


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Tabletop Show Photos

March 25, 2013

THE SHOALS – Last Friday’s  Shoals Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting was a big success. 600 members attended the conference at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center to learn about all the positive things our Chamber does for the Business Community. Members also had an opportunity to meet fellow business people, to make new friends and […]


The greatest living flying ace is 95, had 222 air kills, and was shot down 16 times!

March 25, 2013

Major Erich Rudorffer (born 1 November 1917) is a German former Luftwaffe fighter ace, one of a handful who served with the Luftwaffe through the whole of World War II. He is the 7th most successful fighter pilot in the history of air warfare, and currently both the oldest jet fighter ace, and the most successful ace still living. Erich Rudorffer earned […]


Monster of the Midway Harlon Hill Passes Away

March 24, 2013

Florence – Local legendary Pro Football player, Brooks High School Coach and Principal, Harlon Hill passed away Thursday, he was 80 years old.  Hill was drafted by George “Papa Bear” Halas, Coach of the NFL’s Chicago Bears after being selected as the first All American from Florence Teachers College, now The University of North Alabama.  […]


Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded.

March 24, 2013

The coffee you drink as a pick-me-up in the morning could also make you more open to persuasion, researchers say. Evidence from a new study suggests that this happens because caffeine revs up the brain, not because it generally boosts mood. Previous studies have show that consuming caffeine can improve one’s attention and enhance cognitive […]