First rule: Make a full and complete stop at the stop sign when you’re carrying a load of crack…

July 3, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Two Tuscumbia men were arrested Monday night after Sheffield Police allegedly discovered a load of illicit drugs in their car. It was a routine traffic stop. According to Chief Greg Ray, the driver, 29-year old, Lamarcus Ricks was observed rolling through a stop sign Monday night in their Explorer, by two Patrol  Officers. […]


Athens Saturday Market fun for all and a parade too!

July 3, 2013

ATHENS-For the July 6 Athens Saturday Market, there will be a pet and children’s parade led by the Coolbone Brass Band of New Orleans. Steve “Coolbone” Johnson grew up in New Orleans and played with several brass bands until Hurricane Katrina disbursed players throughout the country. Johnson settled in North Alabama.   The Athens Saturday […]


Helen Keller Hospital Births 06/24/13 – 06/27/13

July 3, 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.


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New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 06/26/13 – 06/30/13

July 3, 2013

MORGAN COUNTY -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.


NEW! TUSCUMBIA POLICE ARREST REPORTS 06/22/13 – 06/29/13

July 3, 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.


Some good clean fun… Well, maybe not so clean… CASA Mud Volleyball!

July 3, 2013

ATHENS – CASA of Athens has been doing this for a long time. Slinging mud, that is. In fact this year’s annual Mud Volleyball Tournament , scheduled for July 20, 2013 at 9:00am, will mark the 25th anniversary of the event. We called Sandra Zirbel at CASA of Limestone County and asked her, “Why mud volleyball?” […]


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Spark It Up at the 32nd Annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration!

July 3, 2013

FLORENCE – The Shoals Radio Group, The City of Florence and Florence/Lauderdale Tourism are excited about again celebrating America’s birthday on the banks of the Tennessee River with the 32nd Spirit of Freedom Celebration.         Flash!  Just In!  We have been informed there will be KARAoke  between the on-stage acts.  Be there with […]


St. Florian readies new entertainment venue

July 2, 2013

ST. FLORIAN – Chip Kasmeier is staying pretty busy nowadays. He doesn’t mind the work, though. Chip is busy putting the finishing touches on the town’s latest project, an amphitheatre. An amphitheatre is an open-air venue used for entertainment and performances. And that’s just what is planned for the near future. “I thought we would have it […]


Preparing for Text-to-911

July 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the millions of Americans who use text messaging on their wireless phones, it may come as a surprise that you typically can’t reach 911 by text message. That is beginning to change, however. Text-to-911 service is currently available on a limited basis in a few locations across the country. Itcan provide a […]


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More Keller Festival Photos – This time from Mary Carton!

July 2, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Quad-Cities Daily contributor Mary Carton was busy at the Keller Festival! Mary filled in the gaps that Steve & Sheri Wiggins didn’t get to with their cameras. Mary always does a great job. You will surely agree! Here are her photos from the event. These photos are sized to make really nice prints from […]


Walking For Lady Liberty….Sheffield Style

July 2, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Sheffield is going to kick-off the 4th of July with their annual Walking Parade.  The parade is an annual event and kicks off the 4th for The Shoals area with fun for kids and adults alike.  The parade will be Thursday, July 4 beginning at 10 am in front of the Sheffield Library and finishing […]


More Keller Festival Photos – CARS!

July 2, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – What would the Keller Festival be with a car show? There was a super turnout Saturday on Main Street. Lots of rare cars and really nice restorations. Some of these beauties looked better than new! The Quad-Cities Daily, naturally, was there! We hope you enjoy these photos. They make really nice prints on a […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/18/13 – 06/23/13 Part II

July 2, 2013

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE -New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale.   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.


Florence Police say they caught a burglar who evidently liked Chinese food.

July 1, 2013

FLORENCE – Vigilant patrolling leads to the arrest of a local man on Burglary charges. Sgt. Scott Perkins is being credited with catching Billy Harold Anderson, III, 23, of Florence, allegedly in the act of burglarizing Peking Chinese Restaurant, located at 1701 Florence Blvd early Sunday morning. Perkins was patrolling the area and observed broken glass […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Serenity Family Medicine

July 1, 2013

FLORENCE – Serenity Family Medicine held an open house at its new offices this past Saturday, June 29. Dr. Pearl Govea welcomed visitors, and cut the ribbon on her new medical practice.  Here is what she has to say about the medical services her office provides: Dr. Govea is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/18/13 – 06/23/13

July 1, 2013

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE -New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale.   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.


Keller Festival Saturday Photos from Spring Park – Part I

July 1, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Saturday’s edition of the 2013 Helen Keller Festival saw a huge crowd of visitors in Spring Park. The weather was great, people were in a festive mood, and the music was second to none. The Quad-Cities Daily was there photographing the event. As a side note, we were really pleased that so many folks […]


Keller Festival Saturday Photos from Spring Park – Part II

July 1, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Saturday’s edition of the 2013 Helen Keller Festival saw a huge crowd of visitors in Spring Park. The weather was great, people were in a festive mood, and the music was second to none. The Quad-Cities Daily was there photographing the event. As a side note, we were really pleased that so many folks […]


Keller Festival Saturday Photos from Spring Park – Part III

July 1, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Saturday’s edition of the 2013 Helen Keller Festival saw a huge crowd of visitors in Spring Park. The weather was great, people were in a festive mood, and the music was second to none. The Quad-Cities Daily was there photographing the event. As a side note, we were really pleased that so many folks […]


National Park passport stamps at northwest Alabama sites

July 1, 2013

  FLORENCE-Six historic sites in northwest Alabama now offer cancellation stamps for the Passport to Your National Parks program, which encourages people to explore the history and natural resources in America’s national parks. All of the sites are in the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, one of the National Heritage Areas established by the Department […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 06/18/13 – 06/26/13

July 1, 2013

MADISON COUNTY -New Booking Photos from Madison 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.


Ask The Lawyer – Could you get a DUI of you haven’t been drinking alcohol?

June 30, 2013

A DUI is not just for people who drink alcohol. It may be for the person who took cold medication in order to go to work. A person may be charged with DUI who in taking commonly doctor-prescribed medication. DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. You may be driving under the influence of alcohol and […]


Early Successional Habitat Benefits Wildlife

June 30, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Wildlife habitat management often revolves around the manipulation of what land managers call “succession.” Simply stated, succession is the change in plant community types that occurs over time. Although you may not have noticed, everyone has likely witnessed succession taking place. In Alabama’s rural areas, forest clearcuts are a common sight. When the trees are […]


Governor Bentley Tasks Senior Services Commissioner with Developing Plan to Help More Voters Receive Photo ID

June 30, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday tasked Neal Morrison, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services, with  Neal   Morrison, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Servicesdeveloping a plan to help all citizens have access to a photo ID that will comply with the state’s photo voter ID law.   “The right to vote is […]