New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 06/28/13 – 07/04/13

July 12, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at Helen Keller Hosptial is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Rogersville Bluegrass Festival….Down Home Bluegrass

July 12, 2013

ROGERSVILLE-July 18 will kick-off the Rogersville Alabama Bluegrass Festival with Jamming in Heritage Park and Lee Street in downtown Rogersville. All jammers are welcome!!!! The Rogersville Bluegrass Festival is in it’s 13th year and for the first time will now host both band and instrument competitions. Competitors will be competing for the Alabama Bluegrass Music […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 07/02/13 – 07/08/13

July 12, 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.


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The Belted Kingfisher

July 12, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Aptly named, the stocky, blue-gray belted kingfisher is often seen fishing around lakes, ponds, streams and coasts of Alabama. Kingfishers use a couple of different fishing techniques. One technique is to rest on a perch over or near the water and after spying a fish, hover over the prey until the right moment and then […]


“Saving Grace” Ice Cream Social Planned for Lawn of Sheffield City Hall

July 11, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Summer time and ice cream just go together, according to the committee recently formed to aid in “Saving Grace.” On Friday, July 12, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held on the lawn of Sheffield City Hall.  Those who attend may enjoy delicious ice cream served with a home-baked goodie on […]


Police say a Sheffield mom left her infant child in the closet. Mom is now in the slammer.

July 11, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Police report that a 22 year old woman left her infant son locked in a closet while she went out for a while. Ashley Renea Coker, 21, was arrested after authorities say they discovered the baby strapped into a child-seat inside a closet at her apartment at 2716 12th Avenue. This all happened […]


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Let’s Get This Party Started!

July 11, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS-Jump-start your Handy Festival fun on July 19 by climbing aboard the Florence Trolley for a one-of-a kind musical adventure. The “Swampette Musical Mystery Tour” will include an inside look at the legendary FAME and 3614 Jackson Highway recording studios followed by the chance to ride in the W.C. Handy Festival Parade. The tour, which begins […]


The Shoals Chamber of Commerce Proudly Supports Shoals Scholar Dollars

July 11, 2013

THE SHOALS – Big news for education is coming out of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Shoals Scholar Dollars. The organization works to ensure that every student in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties has the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. Scholarships begin with the class of 2014. The following is a reprint […]


Governor Bentley Signs Bill to Increase Efficiency in State Vehicle Fleet

July 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY – A more efficient method of managing state-owned vehicles will soon be developed thanks to legislation signed by Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday.   Governor Bentley held a ceremonial signing for Senate Bill 57, which authorizes the Alabama Department of Transportation to review state agency fleets and develop a statewide program to achieve cost savings and greater efficiencies […]


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Port of Huntsville sees surge in international air cargo, improves runway

July 11, 2013

HUNTSVILLE — When you think of a port, images of water, piers, docks and ships usually come to mind. When someone mentions the Port of Huntsville,  however, those images aren’t present. And while this key component of Alabama’s transportation infrastructure is just as active and economically vital as a standard port, that’s where the similarity ends.This port […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Florence Pharmacy

July 11, 2013

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Wednesday for Florence Pharmacy. They are located on Veterans Drive, just across from the entrance of  the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Conference Center, and the Headquarters of the Chamber. Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Craig anderson, Derek Ray, and Stapp Harrison to our business community. Here is […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/01/13 – 07/08/13

July 11, 2013

DECATUR -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.


Police say he exposed himself to Florence woman

July 10, 2013

FLORENCE – Police report that a man posed this morning as an internet buyer to a Florence woman, but offered her more than cash. Here’s the report: A Muscle Shoals man has been arrested after posing as a Craigslist buyer, then exposing himself to a female in a Florence parking lot. Reginald Swopes, Jr, 18, […]


“Honey, guess what I found today?”

July 10, 2013

FLORENCE – Gina Haygood Reed reported on facebook today, “Alligator found on Middle Cypress creek County Rd 6…. Be careful when swimming in creeks. The water is up and this is what you may run into. Dwayne is releasing this one in a less populated area.” WHAT??? Hey, there are photos to prove it! The […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 07/01/13 – 07/07/13

July 10, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hosptial is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Two-Month-Old hanging on to life. Mom’s boyfriend in jail.

July 10, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Ryan Anthony Allen, 21-years old, is being held at Colbert County jail on suspicion of aggravated child abuse. His alleged victim, 2-month old baby is on life support at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Saturday, police were called to a Dickson Street residence in response to a 911 call. It is unclear from where the […]


Library Launches July Movie Lineup With GREAT ESCAPE

July 10, 2013

FLORENCE-The free film series The Screening Room: Classics, Crowd-Pleasers, Cult Favorites and Neglected Gems launches its July schedule at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with a special 50th-anniversary showing of The Great Escape (1963) at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, Alabama.   Action-movie specialist John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven, Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) directs […]


New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 06/30/13 – 07/05/13

July 10, 2013

  TUSCUMBIA -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.


Students must have Tdap vaccine to protect against highly contagious pertussis

July 10, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal bacterial disease which has increased alarmingly in the past decade. To help provide protection, all students 11 years of age and older entering the sixth grade in Alabama schools during the 2013-2014 school year are required to have a tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.   […]


Saving Grace: Ice Cream Social

July 10, 2013

SHEFFIELD-An Ice Cream Social is planned for  4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, featuring live music on the lawn of Sheffield City Hall. Tickets for the gourmet ice cream in several flavors, which will be served with a home-baked item on the side, are available for a $6.00 donation, in advance at Sheffield […]


Burglary in progress thwarted – Alleged culprits in custody

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – Florence Police report that two alleged burglars were caught thanks to some alert neighbors. The burglary evidently happened this morning. Here’s their report: “Vigilant neighbors and quick response lead to arrests in East Florence Burglary: Justin Ross Bevis, 30, of Florence and Amber Danielle Page, 27, of Muscle Shoals were arrested after a […]


Be On The Lookout – BOLO Florence PD still looking for Sonic Robber

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – He is still on the run. Florence Police Department Detectives have asked the public not to engage the suspect in Monday’s armed robbery of the Helton Boulevard Sonic Drive Inn. The man, a black male; 150 pounds, is carrying a shotgun with a pistol grip. The robbery took place early Monday morning at about […]


TASUS factory is taking shape in Florence Industrial Park

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – Progress is moving forward at a rapid pace for the TASUS Corporation manufacturing facility in the Florence Industrial Park. Back last September, the President of parent company, Tsuchia Company, Ltd. Koichi Ohara, was in Florence to celebrate the “Ground Awakening”. Koichi Ohara the President of Tsuchiya Co. Ltd., which has its headquarters in Nagoya, […]


Governor Bentley Appoints Jim Bennett as Secretary of State

July 9, 2013

MONTGOMERY – One of Alabama’s former Secretaries of State will serve as the next Secretary of State.  Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced he will appoint Jim Bennett to the position.  Bennett will succeed current Secretary of State Beth Chapman, who announced she would step down from the position on July 31.  Bennett’s appointment will be effective upon Chapman’s resignation on that […]