Can you guess the nickname of the 100-percent-female lizard species?

January 5, 2013

There’s a species of lizards that are 100 percent females and they’re nicknamed the Lesbian Lizards! The New Mexico whiptail is a species of lizard found in the southern United States in New Mexico and Arizona, and in northern Mexico in Chihuahua. It is the official state reptile of New Mexico. It is one of […]


NASA Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked to Mars Crust

January 5, 2013

WASHINGTON –  NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins. This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed “Black […]


Northwest-Shoals to Extend Spring Registration through January 10th

January 4, 2013

Muscle Shoals— Northwest-Shoals Community College(NW-SCC) will extend its spring registration on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campus through Thursday, January 10, 2013, according to Admissions Director, Tom Carter.   Extended registration will be held in the Admissions Office on both the Shoals (Building 100) & Phil Campbell (Building 301) campuses. The office of Admissions’ hours of operation […]


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Bank Independent Donates More Then 2,400 Toys to Local Charities

January 4, 2013

Sheffield – The Bank Independent and WAFF 48 Joy of Sharing Toy Drive Campaign collected more than 2,400 toys—surpassing last year’s donations by almost 1,000 toys—which were donated to local charities throughout north Alabama for Christmas.   In addition to the 2,400 toys, almost $1400 in gift cards and cash were donated and distributed as well. […]


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

January 4, 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.


Alabama Tourism Names Top 10 Events for 2013

January 4, 2013

 Montgomery— The Alabama Tourism Department today released its top 10 events for 2013. The list includes events in Mobile, the Shoals, Birmingham, Huntsville, Wetumpka, Gulf Shores and Tensaw.   The top 10 events are Mardi Gras in Mobile, the W.C. Handy Music Festival in the Shoals, the statewide Alabama Restaurant Week, the 200th Anniversary of Fort Mims […]


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What thing special about Nancy Pelosi happened on this date?

January 4, 2013

1885 Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what is thought to be the first appendectomy. 1896 Utah was admitted as 45th state in the United States. 1904 In Gonzales v. Williams, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that citizens of Puerto Rico are not aliens and can enter the U.S. freely. 1948 Burma (Myanmar) gained independence from Great Britain. 1951 During […]


Property back in play – Florence Council to discuss selling to Zhang

January 4, 2013

FLORENCE – Zhang Zhiting, the Chinese National whose plans to purchase the Florence Country Club property were rebuffed a year and a half ago, is back with another offer. Thursday, Mayor Mickey Haddock addressed the news media to make the announcement. After several months of quiet negotiations, Haddock received a letter of intent from the suitor who […]


Can you use “mind power” to increase your breast size?

January 4, 2013

There’s book that suggests that you can use your mind power to increase your breast size. Yes, and all the feminist pioneers just rolled in their graves. The book’s called Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Brain Power: How to Use the Other 90% of your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts. It was […]


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Alabama Army National Guard 128th deploying to Guantanamo Bay

January 3, 2013

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Army National Guard’s 128th Military Police Company, out of Athens, has been called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 128th will have a departure ceremony in Huntsville at the Rock Worship Center, 2300 Memorial Parkway SW, at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013. The 128th Military Police […]


Mo Brooks Sworn in for second term

January 3, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The new 113th Congress convened today at noon, as Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined other House Members in a swearing-in ceremony in the House chamber. As a sophomore representative, he is the first Republican Member ever to be re-elected to the Fifth District seat. In 2010, Rep. Brooks was the first Republican elected in […]


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 12/19/12 – 12/31/12

January 3, 2013

New Booking Information 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.


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/14/12 – 12/28/12

January 3, 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 Today – ECM Hosptial Births 12/25/12 – 12/31/12

January 3, 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.


What territory made Statehood on this day?

January 3, 2013

1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X. 1777 George Washington defeated Cornwallis’s forces at the Battle of Princeton. 1833 Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands. 1870 Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began. 1920 The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth and so began the “curse of the Bambino” that haunted the Boston Red Sox until 2004. 1947 Congressional proceedings were televised for the […]


What was the secret meaning of “LEGO” that the makers didn’t know?

January 3, 2013

The word LEGO had a secret meaning that the makers didn’t know about! In 1932, Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a master carpenter and joiner in Denmark and established his business in the village of Billund. He manufactured stepladders, ironing boards, stools, and wooden toys. His son, Godtfred began working for the business at age 12. […]


TVA Welcomes New CEO Bill Johnson on First Day

January 2, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority started the New Year this week with a new President and CEO and four new TVA board nominees being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.   Bill Johnson, newly named president and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was welcomed Wednesday by TVA employees to his first day on […]


Sykes Named WFF Director

January 2, 2013

Montgomery-Charles “Chuck” Sykes has been named director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF). As director, Sykes will oversee the daily operations of the WFF which regulates hunting and fishing, manages wildlife populations, wildlife habitat, and freshwater fisheries for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).   Sykes is a […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 12/26/12 – 01/02/13

January 2, 2013

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.


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 12/26/12 – 01/02/13

January 2, 2013

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.


A high school teacher gets fired in 1960 for assigning what book?

January 2, 2013

In 1960, a teacher was fired for assigning the novel The Catcher in the Rye to his class. Unfortunately the 11th Grade English teacher’s name has mostly escaped from history. The teacher was eventually reinstated, however the 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger was removed from the school library. As many a high-schooler knows, Catcher in […]


Alabama resident named to TVA Board of Directors

January 2, 2013

NASHVILLE – Huntsville attorney Joe H. Ritch has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become only the second Alabamian to ever serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. The U.S. Senate has approved four new members to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will go on to the President’s desk […]


When were helicopters first used in combat?

January 2, 2013

1911 Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000 1923 Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995) 1944 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) 1955 1st “Bob Cummings Show” premieres on NBC […]


Congressman Brooks says he will vote “NO” on Senate fiscal cliff bill

January 1, 2013

WASHINGTON.  – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-5) announced that later tonight he will vote against the Senate’s Fiscal Cliff Bill.   Congressman Brooks stated, “In less than 24 hours on a national holiday, Congress introduced, considered, and passed legislation that increases America’s deficit by $330 billion in what’s left of Fiscal Year 2012-13 and by $353 billion in FY […]