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 […]


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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 […]


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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.


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 11/05/12 – 11/12/12

November 12, 2012

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.


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Free Hydrangea … From Keep The Shoals Beautiful

November 12, 2012

Florence-Keep The Shoals Beautiful, the local affiliate Keep America Beautiful, has partnered with the Shoals Master Gardeners for a free hydrangea give away!  On Thursday, November 15, from 9 a.m. until, hydrangeas will be given away at the Florence Lauderdale Coliseum in the first ever National Planting Day.   Keep America Beautiful is promoting National […]


“Christmas in the Country”

November 12, 2012

Tuscumbia-The annual traditional “Christmas in the Country” weekend will take place at LaGrange College Park on November 17 and 18 this year from 10:00 am until 4 pm each day.  the Park is located in East Colbert County 8 miles southeast of Tuscumbia right off of State Highway 157 on LaGrange College Road.   Come […]


A Very Special Arrival at the Mall

November 12, 2012

Florence, AL-On Friday, November 16 at 5:30 pm, Santa is inviting all of his friends to Regency Square Mall’s holiday kick-off, a “Merry KISSmas Night,” courtesy of KISS FM-102.7 and Listerhill Credit Union. Ole St. Nick wants everyone to gather outside the Mall near LeBeau’s for his very special arrival at 5:45pm. If you look up […]


Piecemakers Quilt Challenge 2012 On Display For All To See

November 12, 2012

Florence-Entries in the Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s Quilt Challenge ‘12 will be on exhibit at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence from November 14 through December 14. This year’s exhibit marks the 24th year of the Challenge.   The Guild members have new rules for the Challenge each year and the creative way the […]


Turkey – America’s Favorite Bird

November 11, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and soon everyone will be sitting down to a feast that traditionally has included a turkey dinner.  This tradition dates back to about 1540 when the turkey was introduced to England and the British embraced it as a holiday celebration mainstay. In 1863, when Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as […]


Ground Breaking for New Florence Freshman Center

November 11, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Recently Dr. Janet Womack, Superintendent of the Florence School System and Rod Sheppard, Principal of The Florence Freshman Center presided over the ground breaking ceremony for the new six million dollar Florence Freshman Center to be located on the grounds of the Florence High School.  Construction is estimated to take 12 months and when finished will be home to […]


UNA to Honor Servicemen and Women on Veterans Day

November 10, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Following the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the recent return of the 115th Signal Battalion from Afghanistan, the University of North Alabama will honor those who have served their country, both past and present, with its annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at the UNA Memorial […]


Bentley awards funding to encourage self sufficiency

November 9, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded nearly $3 million to assist low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through job training, obtain decent housing and improve their lives through other measures. Bentley awarded $2.93 million to 20 regional community services agencies that process assistance requests and provide services to residents in all 67 Alabama […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 11/03/12 – 11/07/12

November 9, 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.


Belle Food – Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings

November 9, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Belle Foods, a family owned neighborhood grocer with over 50 locations in four Southern states, recently held a Chamber of Commerce, Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for all three of their Shoals area locations.  Belle Foods is owned by the father-son team of Bill and Jeff White.  The new Belle Foods are […]


Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil to hold album release celebration

November 9, 2012

FLORENCE – The much-anticipated 1st album from the Shoals-based group is set to be released on November 13th. On Saturday, November 10th, fans can have a sneak preview of the music at a release party. The event is being held at Pegasus Records on Tennessee Street. It begins at 7:00 pm with a “meet & […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 10/30/12 – 11/06/12 Part II

November 8, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / Lauderdale 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 – ECM Hospital Births 10/28/12 – 11/03/12

November 8, 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.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 10/30/12 – 11/06/12 Part I

November 8, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / Lauderdale 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.


Update – Emerald River Hotel Purchased

November 7, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Alkesh (“Al”) R. Patel, whose home is in Battleground, WA, now has an official affiliation with the Shoals area.  He is the new owner of the Emerald River Hotel in Sheffield. On a recent visit to the hotel and to the cities in which he will be doing business, Patel had nothing but glowing […]