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 […]


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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.


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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.


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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 […]


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 10/28/12 – 11/02/12

November 7, 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.


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 10/31/12 – 11/04/12

November 7, 2012

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.


Local Election Results

November 7, 2012

Lauderdale County  Precincts %  Totals School Superintendent  39/40 Jennifer Gray (D)  17,548 Scott Jones (R)  14,306 Marty Mosley (I)  4,077 Probate Judge    39/40 James Hall (D  18,675 William Smith (R)  17,247 Commission Chairman    39/40 Dewey Mitchell (D)  18,578 Quinton Hanson (R)  17,247 Commission, District 1  39/40 Rhea Fulmer (D)  8,699 Roger Garner (R) […]


Sheffield hotel property sold – again

November 6, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The Emerald River Hotel on Hatch Boulevard has been sold yet another time. A source at City Hall has informed The Quad-Cities Daily that the 200+ room facility has been purchased by DAS RED, L.L.C. The source indicates that the new owner, Alkesh R. Patel is Chairman of The Asian American Hotel Owners Association. The […]


Navistar won’t talk, Bentley won’t talk – This can’t be good

November 6, 2012

THE SHOALS – When it was announced in September, 2011 that Navistar International Corp. would take over the National Railcar Assembly Plant, Shoals business leaders breathed a huge sigh of relief. That warm feeling that everyone was feeling 14 months ago has apparently dissipated. Navistar is in trouble. In the ensuing months, the expansion of the […]


Special Agent Schwein in charge for Birmingham District of the FBI

November 6, 2012

Birmingham-Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Richard D. Schwein, Jr. special agent in charge of the Birmingham Division. He will oversee all FBI investigative programs and personnel in the northern judicial district of Alabama. He most recently served as a member of the FBI Counterterrorism Division and the FBI Senior Executive Service, where he […]


Sheffield City Council swears in 2 new members

November 6, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Ronnie Wicks and Steve Nix were sworn into office last night, along with the existing members of the City Council. Leaving office was Janet McCleary, District 3, who was defeated in the Municipal Election by Nix. Also leaving office after 12 years was Waylon Huguley, District 1,  who decided not to run for another […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 10/29/12 – 11/06/12

November 6, 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 10/29/12 – 11/05/12

November 6, 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.


Mickey Haddock – Florence council Members sworn in

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE – As of 10:20 this morning, the City of Florence has a new Mayor. Joined by his family of the dais in the City Auditorium, Micky Haddock took the Oath of  Office. Once sworn in, Haddock, who served as Lauderdale County’s License Commissioner for 20 years, addressed the audience. He thanked retired Mayor Bobby […]


First Friday a Blast – Photos – Part 1

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE –  November’s First Friday event on Court Street saw the weather perfect, the crowds large and enthusiastic, good food, good music. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was there to capture the evening in photographs. These photos are suitable for printing on your photo printer or at a photo kiosk. So make yourself a copy […]


First Friday a Blast – Photos – Part 2

November 5, 2012

FLORENCE –  November’s First Friday event on Court Street saw the weather perfect, the crowds large and enthusiastic, good food, good music. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was there to capture the evening in photographs. These photos are suitable for printing on your photo printer or at a photo kiosk. So make yourself a copy […]