Happy Birthday W.C. Handy – From Your Home Town

November 17, 2012

Florence, Alabama – On November 16th, a celebration was held at the Handy Museum to honor W.C. Handy’s 139th Birthday.  The “Father of the Blues,” William Christopher Handy, was born in Florence, AL on November 16, 1973.  W.C. Handy was the author and composer of many blues classics such as the Saint Louis Blues, Beale […]


Jar & Company – Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

November 17, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Recently Jar & Company, located in downtown Florence, along with The Shoals Chamber of Commerce, held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Jar & Company specializes in clothing for the Southern gentleman.  They carry top brands such as Bill’s Khakis, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Southern Proper, Over Under, Volunteer Traditions, Pennington & Bailes […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 11/09/12 – 11/14/12

November 16, 2012

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.


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New Today – ECM Hospital Births 11/05/12 – 11/11/12

November 16, 2012

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.


Big River’s “Muscle Shoals to Music Row”

November 16, 2012

FLORENCE – Great music, great audience, loads of fun was the order of the evening last night at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Big River Broadcasting’s , “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” delivered on its promise with Ira Dean, Chris and Camille Wallin,  Kim Tribble, and rising Nashville star, Brooke Burrows. It was a solid 2 hours of […]


Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1%

November 16, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary October unemployment rate is 8.1%, down from September’s revised rate of 8.2%.  This rate is below last October’s rate of 8.5%. The October 2012 rate represents 175,013 unemployed persons, down from 177,632 last month and 186,251 in October 2011. The civilian labor force increased […]


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Public can now access information on healthcare-associated infections in Alabama hospitals

November 15, 2012

Montgomery-Starting today, Alabamians will have access to information on healthcare-associated infections as reported by the state’s hospitals. The report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health, provides hospital-specific infection data for several types of infections and can be found at . “The law requiring hospital infection reporting was passed in 2009 with cooperation from […]


Not so fast winter says the butterfly

November 15, 2012

Tuscumbia-Since I live in a valley below a mountain, I usually have frost earlier than the rest of the Shoals area.  When the temperature was to drop in the high thirties, I pulled all of my green tomatoes and stored them in a dark area so that they would ripen slowly.   Here it is the […]


AMHOF purchase on hold – Barnard: “When one door closes, a window opens”

November 14, 2012

  TUSCUMBIA – Wiley Barnard got the e-mail a few days ago that the purchase deal was being put on hold by Northwest Shoals Community College. “The work will continue at The Alabama Music Hall of Fame (AMHOF),” he told The Quad-Cities Daily. “It’s going to be a struggle, but we’re excited about the future,” he […]


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Navistar responds to The Quad-Cities Daily

November 14, 2012

LISLE, IL – Navistar, Inc. responded to an inquiry today by The Quad-Cities Daily as to the status of its Barton Riverfront Industrial Park facility. Steve Schrier, Manager, Corporate Communications for Navistar reported to us that the company is still in the process of restoring itself to a profitable condition, and until that happens any […]


UNA and Alabama A&M Partner to Offer Master of Social Work Degree

November 14, 2012

Florence-Officials of the University of North Alabama and Alabama A&M University signed a partnership agreement this morning to offer an Alabama A&M satellite program for the Master of Social Work degree on the UNA campus. Through the program, students will complete coursework toward the MSW degree from Alabama A&M. “We are proud to partner with Alabama A&M in offering […]


Nashville Hit Makers Tonight at “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” – A must-see event

November 14, 2012

THE SHOALS – This week’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row features performer/songwriters, Ira Dean, formerly of Trick Pony; Chris Wallin, Camille Wallin, and Kim Tribble; and new recording artist, Brooke Burrows. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8 o’clock at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa Conference Center. Purchase your tickets […]


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 11/03/12 – 11/09/12

November 14, 2012

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.


Arc of The Shoals holds its annual Awards Day

November 14, 2012

FLORENCE – The Arc of The Shoals recently recognized individuals and businesses who in the past year have contributed their time, money, and care to the organization. The Arc works to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities and for their families. The luncheon was held at Cross Point Church where nearly […]


Navistar pulls golf sponsorship from RSA course – No word on Barton assembly plant

November 14, 2012

PRATTVILLE – The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting that Navistar, the major sponsor of the LPGA Golf Tournament, has pulled out from the event. This is but the latest in a string of ominous signs that the Lisle, Illinois manufacturing giant is in deep financial trouble. Navistar leased the foundering National Rail Car manufacturing plant in Barton […]


Bird Calls, Hoot Owls and Whippoorwills Inspiration for W.C. Handy

November 14, 2012

Florence-Florence, Alabama is celebrating the 139th birthday of native son William Christopher Handy, The “Father of the Blues” on November 16th. A celebration at W. C. Handy’s birthplace takes place every year, complete with birthday cake, ice cream and a heaping helping of the blues.   W.C. Handy was born in Florence in 1873 in a […]


Explosion at Barton Industrial Park – One injury reported

November 13, 2012

UPDATE- -The explosion at the nitrate plant  in Colbert County did not result in a fire at the plant and emergency crews reported that all employees at the plant have been accounted for. There was one injured employee who was  taken to Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield. His identity and condition are still unavailable at […]


Rural Health Week in Alabama ….November 12-16

November 13, 2012

Montgomery-Governor Robert Bentley has declared the week of November 12-16, 2011 as Rural Health Week in Alabama.  This week includes November 15, which has been declared as National Rural Health Day.   The availability of adequate and quality health care, that is often taken for granted in our more urbanized counties, is far from a […]


Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Will Not Set Up State Insurance Exchange

November 13, 2012

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced that Alabama will not set up a state insurance exchange under the federal health care law.  “I am not going to set up a state-based exchange that will create a tax burden of up to $50 million on the people of Alabama.  As governor, I cannot support adding such a […]


Renaissance Salon – Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

November 13, 2012

Florence, Alabama –  Recently the Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new location of the Renaissance Salon and Gifts.  While Master Stylist Wesley Roden  and his associates have been open at their previous location since 2006, which they had outgrown, the new location on Darby Drive provides more […]


UNA Honors Servicemen and Women

November 12, 2012

Florence, Alabama – The University of North Alabama (UNA) held their Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12, 2012 to honor all past and present servicemen and women.  Originally scheduled to be held at the UNA Amphitheater, the event had to be moved indoors to the GUC Performance Center because of inclement weather. The Veterans […]


Veterans Day in The Shoals

November 12, 2012

FLORENCE – The annual Veterans Day ceremony was held Sunday at Veterans Park. November 11 is set aside to honor all those who have worn the uniform of the United States Military. The Quad-Cities Daily was there to capture the event in photographs, and we present them here. These photos are suitable for printing on […]


VIDEO – 115th E.S.B., in from Afghanistan, Marches to waiting families and friends

November 12, 2012

THE SHOALS – Here is a short video of the recent homecoming ceremony of The 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. The soldiers arrived October 31st in Huntsville. They were the second and final group to arrive home from the 115th. [youtube http://youtu.be/x6HnKrfq_Vc] You may want to look at our other articles on the homecoming. CLICK HERE.


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 11/06/12 – 11/12/12

November 12, 2012

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.