Atlanta Federal Court Ruling: S.E.D.A. must give back $500K… Colbert Schools, $1Million

July 26, 2013

FLORENCE –  The regular Quarterly meeting of the Shoals Industrial Development Committee was churning on as it usually does. The Thursday conclave had budgets read, discussed some of the truly remarkable things that have been done to draw new business to The Shoals. Toward the end of the meeting, however, the organization’s attorney, Jimmy Hughston […]


Handy Festival – A Sheffield Tour

July 26, 2013

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival continued in the weeklong extravaganza Thursday, and the camera of Sheri Wiggins was keeping up with the progress. This day was the Michael Center’s “Tina Turner Show”, featuring Huntsville performer, Dorothy Cole. The Sheffield Public Library held “Blues and Bread Pudding”, with tunes from “The All Star Combo”. […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Buckle

July 26, 2013

FLORENCE-The Chamber of Commerce welcomed it’s newest member Tuesday, Buckle.Buckle’s mission: “To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests.” Chamber Ambassadors were there to hold the traditional Ribbon Cutting and give management the traditional booklet of Ambassador business cards and the Membership Certificate. Being a member of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce […]


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Ever been to a MASSIVELY COOL anything? Well, you can go to one on Friday.

July 26, 2013

THE SHOALS – Tony Fowler is a special fella… He makes just about everything he touches into something nifty. And that’s a good thing. You see, Tony is the quarterback of the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. And this week’s play he’s calling is, “The MASSIVELY COOL Air Conditioned Street Festival” It’s this Friday evening. and […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 07/15/13 – 07/22/13

July 26, 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.


Handy Festival – Screening Room “Jerry Wexler Immaculate Funk”

July 25, 2013

THE SHOALS – Well this was a special one. Terry Pace sure knows how to entertain a crowd, and Tuesday’s “Screening Room” at the Florence/Lauderdale Public Library was a prime example. This week being the W.C. Handy Music Festival, Terry brought together the guys from Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, who played such a big part in […]


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Handy Festival – Cypress Lakes Country Club

July 25, 2013

THE SHOALS – There was some seriously great tunes emanating from the Cypress Lakes Country Club last night. It was music from Shoals favorites, The Decoys. There were a couple of very special guests appearing, Beehive Queen, Christine Ohlman and Gary Nichols. It proved to be a great evening for music. Even the “Muscle Shoals Horns” […]


Handy Festival – Blues on the Bluff

July 25, 2013

THE SHOALS – It was a superb evening for music on the picturesque bluff in Sheffield. The Hitmen served up some of their classic songs to the enjoyment of folks out on a lovely evening. Yep, the W.C. Handy Music Festival was in fine tune. The Quad-Cities Daily was there to record the event in photographs. They are […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 07/15/13 – 07/20/13

July 25, 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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Foxes in the Wildland-urban Interface

July 25, 2013

Throughout most of the eastern and southeastern United States, foxes are often admired for their cunning and stealthy nature. To some people, seeing a fox in the wild is a captivating experience that awes and amazes. To others, the sight of foxes or physical evidence of their presence is unsettling. In recent years, the latter […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 07/15/13 – 07/21/13

July 25, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE-New Booking Photos from Franklin 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 – Hot Dogs Anyone? – PHOTOS

July 25, 2013

THE SHOALS – “A hot dog, my good man… and don’t spare the mustard!” The Chamber Executive Committee donned their aprons, festooned their heads with chef’s hats and doled out dogs and drinks to Members who stopped by the Headquarters Tuesday. It was a celebration of NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH, which for some reason the folks […]


First Class Pre-kindergarten grants funded by the Office of School Readiness

July 24, 2013

 FLORENCE-The Lauderdale County School System has been awarded three First Class Pre-kindergarten grants funded by the Office of School Readiness. The pre-k programs will be located at Waterloo, Wilson, and LCHS. Applications are currently being taken for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications may be picked up at the Lauderdale County Board of Education, located at […]


Handy Festival – Sheffield’s Sunset Serenade

July 24, 2013

THE SHOALS – Monday morning nobody thought the rain was going to break. In fact a lot of Handy events were moved indoors because of the rain. But just as the organizers of Sheffield’s “Sunset Serenade” that’s held every year at beautiful Riverfront Park started getting plans-to-move underway… Lo and behold!!! The clouds broke and the […]


Handy Festival – Tuesday Tour

July 24, 2013

THE SHOALS – The Quad-Cities Daily visited several places around The Shoals on Tuesday afternoon-evening. Lots of folks were out having a super time listening to music. Here are a slew of Event Photos from Sheri and Steve Wiggins. They are suitable for downloading and printing on a photo printer or at your local drugstore… So […]


Talk about one bad decision after another… Robbery Suspect allegedly steals pickup truck before getting arrested

July 24, 2013

FLORENCE POLICE –  Texaco Robbery Suspect Arrested in Stolen Truck: Joshua Alexander Mardis, 21, of Florence was arrested shortly after midnight after a foot pursuit with officers in West Florence. Ofc. Jason Fort attempted a traffic stop on Mardis on suspicion of DUI. Mardis is accused of fleeing from the truck as officers gave chase. […]


And the winners are…….

July 24, 2013

ROGERSVILLE-The Rogersville Bluegrass Festival celebrating it’s 12th year was a great success and the first ever instrument competitions of banjo, mandolin dobro and guitar were held and here are your winners: Alabama Bluegrass Music Mandolin Champions: 1st PLACE   John Boulware of Kimball, Tennessee 2nd PLACE  Matthew Taylor of Maryville, Tennessee 3rd PLACE  Rob Pearcy […]


Sheffield’s Park Place enjoys the music of Handy Week!

July 24, 2013

SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities Daily was over at Park Place yesterday (Tuesday) to hear some more great music. We have a batch of event photos from the midday affair and we present them here.


ECM Hospital gets into Handy spirit – Lunchtime Music

July 24, 2013

FLORENCE – On Monday, our correspondent, Mary Carton attended a musical luncheon over at Coffee Hospital. Why, you ask? Well, that’s where she keeps her day-job! Here’s some photos from Mary.


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 07/12/13 – 07/19/13

July 24, 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.


Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital announces the arrival of North Alabama Neuroservices

July 24, 2013

FLORENCE – Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of North Alabama Neuroservices. “This is a significant step in our efforts to provide specialized services to keep our residents at home for care,” said Russell Pigg, Chief Executive Officer of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.           North Alabama Neuroservices is […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 07/14/13 – 07/21/13

July 24, 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.


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Longhorn Steakhouse

July 24, 2013

FLORENCE – The Chamber of Commerce welcomed it’s newest member Tuesday, Longhorn Steakhouse.  They have a saying, “Passion For Grilling”. Chamber Ambassadors were there to hold the traditional Ribbon Cutting. Sarah Galen, Managing Partner, was given the traditional booklet of Ambassador business cards and the Membership Certificate. Being a member of the Shoals Chamber of […]


Caught in the act – Florence Police arrest Muscle Shoals Woman

July 23, 2013

FLORENCE POLICE – Video Captures Female Stealing Wallet at Government Building: Florence Police have arrested Gena Marie Schmidinger, 57, of Muscle Shoals who has been arrested and charged with Theft of property 2nd after she is alleged to have stolen a wallet from the Florence/Lauderdale Government Building after a man left the wallet while handling his […]