New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part II

December 25, 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 – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part I

December 24, 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.


Lauderdale County License Commissioner holds Open House

December 24, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Newly appointed Lauderdale County License Commissioner William Smith held his first annual Open House and Christmas Party recently.  The event was held in the lobby of the License Commissioner’s office with many of Commissioner Smith’s friends, colleagues, city and county employees and other guests attending.  Commissioner Smith’s wife Laura presided over the […]


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Merry Christmas from Mary and the Hooligans

December 24, 2012

Tuscumbia-I must explain,  I have these three rescued Border collies that keep me young.  By that I mean, they are always busy, and those of you familiar with Border collies understand what I mean. Just multiple it by three times.  Border collies are constantly on the go even up to the day they die.  My […]


Santa One Cleared for Flight

December 24, 2012

NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight.  Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies being rolled […]


Tis the season to be healthy — tips for eating well this holiday

December 23, 2012

Birmingham-Holiday meals are steeped in tradition, but experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that checking grocery shopping lists twice is an important practice for better health. A healthy diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for […]


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Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit raises $3000 – PHOTOS

December 21, 2012

FLORENCE – Thursday evening’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row (MS2MR) at the Conference Center exceeded all expectations. The room was packed, the music was excellent, and Jimmy Wayne’s, “Project Meet Me Halfway”, was given a memorable Christmas Gift, a check for $3-thousand. Singer / songwriters Jimmy Wayne, Tony Arata and Pat Alger provided a great show, and were […]


Helen Keller Hospital ends security lockdown

December 21, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Having been in “lockdown” since Monday for security reasons, Helen Keller Hospital has just issued a media release that the health care facility has returned to normal operation. Julia Boughner, Director of Community Relations for Helen Keller released this statement: “As of 11:45 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, Helen Keller Hospital is […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 12/14/12 – 12/18/12

December 21, 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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Alabama’s November Unemployment Rate drops to 7.5%

December 21, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary November unemployment rate is 7.5%, down from October’s rate of 8.1% and below the November 2011 rate of 8.3%. Alabama’s November 2012 unemployment rate is also below the national rate of 7.7%.  The state’s November rate represents 162,182 unemployed persons, compared to 174,867 in […]


NCAA Division II Championship – PHOTOS

December 20, 2012

FLORENCE – Photographer Andy Keenum attended last weekend’s NCAA Division II Championship football game. Football fans from Valdosta, Georgia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina flocked to The Shoals and were greeted at Braly stadium by a large cohort of local folks who had come for the festivities. This is Andy’s first time to appear on the pages […]


Governor Bentley Appoints New Children’s Affairs Commissioner

December 20, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeana Ross as the state’s new Department of Children’s Affairs Commissioner. “Jeana Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a strong commitment to serving children and their families,” Governor Bentley said. “She also has a tremendous enthusiasm for early learning. I […]


Progress Bank & Trust Breaks Ground for Florence Office

December 20, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Progress Band and Trust Senior Officers and Directors held a ground breaking ceremony recently for their new Florence Branch Office.  Also in attendance was Mayor Mickey Haddock, Florence City Council members, Shoals Chamber of Commerce President Steve Holt, Chamber Ambassadors and many local business persons. The new branch office will be located […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 12/10/12 – 12/15/12

December 20, 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.


Parks announce Hunter’s Special

December 20, 2012

 Montgomery-  Select Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” lodging package from now through February 2013 for hunters that hunt on Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at the following state parks: Cheaha, Lakepoint Resort, Joe Wheeler, DeSoto, and Lake Guntersville. “Hunters are an important part of […]


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/18/12

December 19, 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.


Governor Bentley Awards $15.7 Million for Tornado Disaster Relief

December 19, 2012

HACKLEBURG – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced more than $15.7 million that will be awarded to nine local governments as they continue their long-term recovery from the April 2011 tornadoes. “This funding will help make communities whole,” Governor Bentley said.  “The storms were devastating to so many areas.  But since the storms, we’ve seen […]


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 12/07/12 – 12/13/12

December 19, 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.


Muscle Shoals to Music Row – interview with Jimmy Wayne

December 19, 2012

FLORENCE – This month’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row (MS2MR) is a special benefit show in support of “Project Meet Me Halfway”. Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist, Jimmy Wayne set out in 2010 to walk 1,660 miles from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness about homeless youth and more specifically children aging out of the foster system. Thursday’s show at the Marriott Conference […]


Lauderdale County License Commissioner’s Office Hosts Christmas Open House December 21st

December 19, 2012

Florence-Lauderdale County License Commissioner William Smith and his staff in the License Commissioner’s office invite the residents of Lauderdale County to attend their Christmas Open House.  It will be held on Friday, December 21st lasting from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the License Commissioner Office in the Lauderdale County Courthouse […]


Alabama adoption rules change for foreign born children

December 18, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama residents who are U.S. citizens and in the process of adopting or have just adopted a child born in a foreign country may no longer need to re-adopt the child in an Alabama court to obtain a Certificate of Foreign Birth. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, a new state law gives the State Registrar […]


Alabama State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

December 18, 2012

Montgomery-Feeling run down from the holiday excitement? Reinvigorate with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park! On New Year’s Day 2013, DeSoto, Gulf, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Sano, and Oak Mountain will each host a guided hike to help start the year off right. All 50 states are hosting First Day Hikes […]


Helen Keller Hospital stays in “Lockdown”

December 18, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital, in accordance to its safety plans, remains in lockdown for a 2nd day. The lockdown came about as a response to a threat against a patient. Julia Boughner, Director of Hospital Relations, issued this statement: “To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and employees, Helen Keller Hospital remains in lockdown […]


New Today – Madison county Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/17/12

December 18, 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.