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Game On! Scout Bowl Premiers Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

After all the preparation after all the tests and try-outs, after all of the hoopla, Game Day is here. Eighty-One hopeful college football players from around the world will take the field tonight at Braly Stadium for their last best shot at going Pro. There will be an array of Professional Team Scouts on hand to select the lucky players that make the cut. The scouts represent not only the US’s National Football League, but also the Canadian Football League and the European Football League so there is truly an International flavor to the game.


Tuscumbia City Hall – A few more photos…

March 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Here are a few more photos which were taken over at Tuscumbia’s City Hall grand opening. You can never know when The quad-Cities Daily may show up to photograph. Earlier today, we published lots of nice photos by Dave Reasons. And we found some other pix from yesterday, that our readers might like […]


What’s Next??

March 15, 2013

Recently while out and about I had the occasion to stop at the Aldi’s Grocery Store on the corner of Mall Dr. and Cox Creek Parkway. As I turned into the parking lot, I was amazed to see the old unoccupied building located in McLendon Plaza, 2901 Mall Dr., being dismantled. After I exited Aldi’s, I stopped and took several pictures of the remains of the old Mclendon & Sons Optical Building.


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Tuscumbia City Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 15, 2013

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Tuscumbia City Municipal Building, a.k.a Tuscumbia City Hall, a.ka. The Old Tuscumbia Post Office Building. According to Mayor Shoemaker, the original plans were to replace the Post Office lettering above the entry way with the Tuscumbia City Municipal Building, but due to cost of each letter they settled on Tuscumbia City Hall. And then, after consideration for what the history of the building stood for and the undertaking to preserve and re-purpose the final decision was made to leave the lettering as is with “Tuscumbia Post Office”, so that future generations would know of it’s history.


The hummers are coming, the hummers are coming!!

March 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-The heralds of spring, the ruby throated hummingbirds are on the way back to the valley.   According to the latest migration maps, on March 12, a ruby-throated was sighted near Birmingham.   http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html   So it won’t be long before they will be coming back to the Shoals area.   It is time to get feeders […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 03/04/13 – 03/11/13

March 15, 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.                     


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Man Thought to Be in a 23-Year Coma Was Conscious the Whole Time

March 15, 2013

It’s a nightmarish medical scenario: a man spent 23 years paralyzed but conscious while his doctors believed he was in avegetative state. And his situation might be more common than we’d like to think. When he was 20 years old, Rom Houben was involved in a car accident that left him completely paralyzed. The accident didn’t place […]


Madison County Arrest Reports 03/04/13 – 03/11/13

March 15, 2013

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Congressman Brooks Introduces Bill to Protect U.S. Missile Defense

March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 1128, Protecting U.S. Missile Defense Information Act of 2013. This legislation expands Congressman Brooks’ work in 2011 and 2012 to prevent the White House from leveraging and sharing classified American missile defense technology in negotiations with Russia.  Congressman Brooks said, “H.R. 1128 keeps United States missile defense […]


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FBI Arrests Virginia Murder Suspect in Huntsville

March 14, 2013

BIRMINGHAM—Richard D. Schwein, Jr., Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Birmingham Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that Kelvin Kennedy Parker, II, age 23, was arrested at approximately 6:45 a.m. on March 14, 2013, without incident in connection with an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (UFAP) murder charge issued in […]


Outdoor recreation adding muscle to Alabama’s economy

March 14, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Outdoor recreation represents a $10 billion industry in Alabama, according to a study by the Outdoor Industry Association, and recreation officials in the state say the economic impact will grow with the opening of several new recreational facilities that have already drawn visitors from across the nation. The study, released last month, found that outdoor […]


Bentley Signs Accountability Act Providing New Flexibility for Public Schools, Children and Parents

March 14, 2013

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, which will provide flexibility to help public schools improve while also helping more children have access to a high-quality education.   “For the first time ever, we’re giving all public schools the flexibility they need to better serve their students,” Governor Bentley […]


New! Births Helen Keller Hospital 03/01/13 – 03/07/13

March 14, 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.


We thought SPARKEY’S was a thing of the past… Guess we thought-wrong.

March 14, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Enroute to a photo shoot at the Arc of The Shoals Thursday morning, The Quad-Cities Daily car drove by the site of Shoals legendary drive-in, Sparkey’s. The place, famous for its foot-longs and orange-pineapple ice cream, had been dealt a fatal blow a couple of months ago. Tuscumbia Police reported that a truck […]


It’s Mid-March… Must be time to plant the hydrangeas!

March 14, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The folks at KEEP THE SHOALS BEAUTIFUL  (KTSB). had a big morning at Spring Park Thursday. Scores of “warm-weather-energized’ Shoals residents showed up for the big flower giveaway. It is always a harbinger of the warmer months, these flower giveaways. KTSB and the Shoals Master Gardeners partnered this morning and gave away hundreds of hydrangea plants. Lots […]


Copyrights are an American thing… Sort of..

March 14, 2013

Copyright laws are a bit of an odd thing in the United States. The Copyright Act of 1976 made copyrights last for the life of the author plus 50 years or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship. The Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 03/04/13 – 03/11/13

March 14, 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.


Eastern Indigo Snake Research−The Early Years

March 13, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is the largest snake found in North America. The adult snake can reach lengths greater than 8 feet. Its scales are a glossy bluish black (thus the name indigo) with a light cream to reddish coloration around the cheeks, throat and chin. The indigo snake is non-venomous, and is […]


New! ECM Babies 02/22/13 – 02/27/13

March 13, 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.


Rick Tucker Receives the 2013 NAITA International Trade Advocate Award

March 13, 2013

HUNTSVILLE-The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) today awarded the 2013 International Trade Advocate Award to Rick Tucker, Executive Director of the Port of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Airport Authority. The NAITA International Trade Advocate Award honors and recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of international trade in general and […]


“Muscle Shoals,” Movie rights picked up by Magnolia Pictures

March 13, 2013

FLORENCE-“Muscle Shoals,” Greg Camalier’s documentary on the recording studios and musicians of Muscle Shoals, Ala., became the first music documentary to secure a distribution deal at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, with Magnolia Pictures acquiring U.S. rights. PBS’ “Independent Lens” series secured the film for broadcast in the States and Films We Like purchased the […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/07/13 – 03/11/13

March 13, 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.


In the late 1930, what offer did the Government of The Dominican Republic give to Jewish refugees?

March 13, 2013

In 1938, when no other nation would welcome Jewish refugees, Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican Republic strongman, offered to take in 100,000. Between 1940 and 1945, 5,000 Dominican visas were issued, but only 645 Jews actually made their way to the Dominican Republic. The refugees settled in the tiny seacoast town of Sosua, then just jungle […]


Parents…Stress Safety during Spring Break

March 12, 2013

MONTGOMERY — With spring break season’s arrival comes heavier than usual traffic. The Alabama Department of Public Safety strongly encourages motorists — particularly young drivers and their parents — to make highway safety a priority. “Parents, let’s be proactive this spring break. Take time to sit down with your young drivers to discuss safety before […]