Traffic hit a cotton-pickin’ hard time on Jackson and Hatch in Sheffield – VIDEO

October 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield police and fire units responded with sirens and lights Tuesday afternoon, when traffic was snarled due to an overturned tractor-trailer. No one was hurt in the accident, but tons of cotton seeds on their way to the mill made the roadway look like a snowbank. It took a while to clean up […]


Bentley awards grant to brighten Town Creek Park

October 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $28,480 grant to install lighting and additional benches to the Town Creek Park walking trail. The trail surrounds Town Creek Park and is used extensively by walkers and joggers. Residents will be able to use the trail after sunset once the new lights are installed. “Alabamians who work […]


“Alabama Don’t Text and Drive” …Outreach Program for Teens

October 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY – A new video that has the power to save lives will soon be distributed to driver education programs throughout Alabama.   “Alabama Don’t Text and Drive” is an outreach program designed to educate the public, particularly teenaged drivers, about the dangers of texting from behind the wheel.  As part of the outreach, approximately 450 driver […]


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New Today- Helen Keller Hospital Births 09/23/12 – 09/27/12

October 2, 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 09/24/12 – 09/30/12

October 2, 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.


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 09/24/12 – 09/30/12

October 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Franklin 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 Air Carrier arrives at Shoals Airport – Atlanta, we’re back!

October 1, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Muscle Shoals Trojans High School Band was ready, politicians and dignitaries were all there, the support personnel had everything in ship-shape order and the news media were ready to roll. However, the rain-god wasn’t cooperating between here and Atlanta where Silver Airways was originating its inaugural flight to The Northwest Alabama […]


2012 UNA Homecoming Parade

October 1, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Every year, hundreds of University of North Alabama (UNA) fans come out to see the spectacular parade floats that make their way down Court Street and this year was no exception. UNA kicked off their 2012 edition this past Saturday with Police sirens blaring, pretty girls a smilin’, boys styling and profiling, […]


Courtland Air Show a big success – Audience thrilled – PHOTOS and VIDEO

October 1, 2012

COURTLAND – Saturday’s 3rd Annual Courtland Air Show was a crowd pleaser, with tolerable weather, good food, and, of course, some exciting aerobatics in spectacular aircraft. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to take photos and video of the day. The video contains some selected scenes from the day’s events. Be sure to watch all […]


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Bentley axes Obamacare’s Medicaid Component for poor Alabamians

October 1, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Due to a lack of proper options and very little guidance from the federal government, Governor Robert Bentley on Monday chose not to include Alabama in the “essential health benefits” plan under the Affordable Care Act, essentially opting out of the program where states would participate in their Medicaid programs.  Governor Bentley explained his […]


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 09/21/12 – 09/30/12

October 1, 2012

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.


Echota Cherokee Pow Wow – PHOTOS

October 1, 2012

MOULTON – The Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama held their 15th annual Pow Wow at Oakville Mounds just south of Moulton this past weekend. Native American Artisans had their crafts on display, there was story telling, dancing, drums and music. Native American Culture is enjoying a renaissance in America, as descendants of the first Americans begin, […]


City of Florence makes application to ADEM to renew permit for Florence Landfill – Shoals Environmental Alliance voices objections

October 1, 2012

  FLORENCE – The Alabama Department of Environmental management (ADEM) recently received an application from the City of Florence to renew its permit to operate the Florence landfill for another 5-year period. Under the new permit the landfill will no longer bury any garbage and will dispose of only construction and demolition material as well as […]


How’s my driving? – Feature Redux

September 30, 2012

Back in January, when The Quad-Cities Daily was just starting out on the road to millions of views, Lynn McMillen offered this feature article, “How’s My Driving?”. We thought is would be a good idea to re-post it, now that school is back in session. It’s a quick read. Here’s the LINK.


Cotton picking time

September 29, 2012

You know that Ray Stevens song about where do my socks go when I put them in the dryer. I kept wondering what was happening to my yard socks until I looked under my desk. When I come in from the yard, I’ll sit down at my desk to check my e-mails and Facebook and […]


Frank Vafinis named a finalist as Restaurateur of the Year

September 28, 2012

Montgomery, Alabama – Frank Vafinis from George’s Steak Pit has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Restaurateur of the Year for the 13th annual Stars of the Industry Dinner on Monday, October 15 at the Westin in Huntsville. The event is a celebration of excellence by individuals within the Foodservice and Hospitality industries, […]


Bentley awards $230,976 to assist family violence victims in northwest Alabama

September 28, 2012

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded three grants to support a Florence-based nonprofit organization that gives a helping hand to victims of family violence in a six county area. Safeplace Inc. will use the grants totaling $230,976 to help victims in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties.           “The […]


UPDATE – Courtland Air Show this Saturday

September 28, 2012

COURTLAND AIRPORT – Final preparations are underway, tents and barricades are in place, and the pilots are arriving in their unique aircraft today for tomorrow’s big airshow. The gates open at Noon on Saturday, with show aircraft on static display. Show visitors can walk right up to vintage war birds and experimental aircraft of many […]


Coach Gene Stallings – Featured Speaker at NW-SCC Fundraiser

September 28, 2012

Muscle Shoals, AL – Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Foundation will hold the 20th Annual Pathfinder’s Dinner Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Listerhill Banquet Hall, Listerhill Credit Union, 4790 East 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals, AL. The Pathfinder’s Dinner will be preceded with a silent auction at 6:00 p.m. and dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. The […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/18/12 – 09/25/12

September 28, 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.


NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds signs of ancient stream

September 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Scientists say NASA’s newest Mars rover has found signs that a stream once flowed across the surface near the site where it landed. Curiosity touched down in a crater near the Martian equator last month. The red planet today is dusty and dry but scientists think it was once warmer and wetter. Evidence […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 09/18/12 – 09/25/12 Part II

September 27, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/Lauderdale 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.


“Like” … UNA Facebook #1

September 27, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Facebook page this week was named No. 1 for audience engagement among university Facebook pages with 20,000-74,999 fans. The ranking is from Varsity Outreach, a leader in social media marketing for university audiences. Varsity Outreach, last year, ranked the UNA Facebook page among the nation’s 100 largest. The […]


Edward Jones Investment Office has Ribbon Cutting

September 27, 2012

Florence, Alabama – J. Nathan Campbell and The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of the newest Edward Jones office located  at 454 North Pine Street in downtown Florence with a ribbon cutting ceremony  In attendance were Edward Jones Advisers and staff, invited guests and members of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.   Edward Jones […]