Aderholt: Responsible Federal Spending is a Must to Spur Job Creation and Long-Term Economic Growth

March 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) on Friday released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed the House Republican fiscal year 2014 budget resolution: “This week the House of Representatives is once again keeping its promise to get our nation’s fiscal house in order,” said Aderholt. “Implementing a responsible budget that […]


New! Arrest Reports For Marshall County 03/11/13 – 03/20/13

March 23, 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.


The Head of King Henry IV of France was found preserved in an attic in 2010.

March 23, 2013

It might seem a little strange that the head of a king was in the attic of a tax collector, instead of located on his buried body. The explanation is no less strange. King Henry IV ruled France from 1589 to his death in 1610. Many attempts had been made on his life as king. […]


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Church Steeple – Pointing toward Heaven

March 23, 2013

Florence – Recently while cruising  through North Florence we noticed that the street next to Highland Baptist Church was barricaded off and traffic was being detoured.  It was a good thing too, because right in the middle of the street sat the steeple from atop of the church   Always curious as to why and what was happening we stopped and talked to Terry […]


Harlan Hill – Obituary published

March 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Harlan Hill, the legendary football hero in the NFL, succumbed to lingering health problems Thursday evening at ECM Hospital. Hill, for whom the NCAA Division II player of the year award is named, spent many years making contributions to his community and school. He had a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Bears (1954–1961), the Pittsburgh […]


Kids Fishing Rodeo….an annual event in Sheffield – SATURDAY!!!

March 22, 2013

 Sheffield- A Kids Fishing Rodeo has been scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013, out of Riverfront Park, Sheffield, in conjunction with the Cabela’s KingKat Invitational Tournament being held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes on the same day.  All youth, 12 years and younger, are invited to fish from the bank at Riverfront Park, Sheffield.  Youth will […]


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Ball Cap Bandit Captured in Decatur

March 22, 2013

BIRMINGHAM—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard D. Schwein, Jr. announced today that Cedrick Lamond Hicks, age 33 of Huntsville, Alabama, was captured without incident after a car stop near the intersection of 14th Street and 6th Avenue SE, Decatur, Alabama, at approximately 3:30 p.m. today. Hicks was not armed at the time of arrest. Hicks […]


NOAA Predicts Mixed Bag of Drought, Flooding and Warm Weather for Spring

March 22, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains. Spring promises little drought relief for most of these areas, as well as Florida, with below- average […]


Bill Battle confirmed as U of A Athletic Director

March 22, 2013

TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees has just unanimously voted to name entrepreneur and former Crimson Tide player Bill Battle, Athletics Director. Battle is the hand-picked successor to Mal Moore, who stepped down from his historic tenure earlier this week.         Here is what Moore had to say in a statement […]


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Support Alabama Waters

March 22, 2013

Confession time: I’m a seafood snob with no plans to repent. Living more than 20 years on the Alabama Gulf Coast will lead to this inevitable conclusion – there’s nothing like the appetizing oysters, succulent shrimp and crabs and flavorful fish fresh from Alabama’s estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico. Shining a light on this […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Networking at Noon = Success!

March 22, 2013

Florence – Effective networking is the easiest, fastest and least expensive way to promote your business, and to make the strong connections necessary to outperform your competition. Though social media and electronic networking are viable resources, nothing can replace the benefits of face-to-face networking. That’s where Networking @ Noon comes in. Whether structured or casual, […]


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 03/07/13 – 03/20/13

March 22, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos 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.


A thunderstorm in Belgium set off 40,000 pounds of buried explosives left over from WW1 .

March 22, 2013

21 mines were laid in preparation for the apocalyptic start to the Messines battle on 7 June 1917.  However a decision was taken to explode only 19 of the mines; the remaining two remained dormant until the end of the war and beyond. It is said that the British lost the details of the whereabouts of these […]


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

March 22, 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 […]


Wise Metals Group Upsizes Working Capital Facility and Adds GE Capital to Bank Group

March 22, 2013

  MUSCLE SHOALS — Wise Metals Group, a leading North American flat-rolled aluminum producer, has entered into agreements to increase its working capital facility from $270 million to $345 million, the company announced today.  Wise’s bank group is led by Wells Fargo, as agent, and includes Bank of America, N.A., Regions Bank, Citizens Bank, and GE […]


Update – Florence City Council wants to sell property to Chinese Medicine developer

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – When the votes were counted at this week’s Florence City Council meeting, it came to 6-zip in favor of selling the old Florence Country Club property to a Chinese businessman. The deal for the 158 prime acres is now in the hands of Guizhou Shenghi Group. Florence has owned the land since 2009, […]


The SCREENING ROOM – “GREEN For DANGER”

March 21, 2013

FLORENCE – The Florence Public Library is a very special place in The Shoals. It is so much more than just books! Our friend, Terry Pace is a leading authority on classic movies and his “SCREENING ROOM” series at the Library features some of the best examples of “Golden Age” films. Here is what Terry […]


Aderholt Applauds Passage of Continuing Resolution, Legislation Will Keep Food Inspectors on the Frontlines

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed a final continuing resolution for fiscal year 2013:   “Though I am disappointed that once again it has […]


Brooks Votes for Ryan Budget

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) voted for the Ryan Budget, the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.  Brooks said, “A balanced budget is critical to America’s future because it reduces financial risk and increases economic opportunity. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Ryan Budget balances in 10 years, without raising taxes; Ryan’s Budget moves America […]


UA President Bonner to Recommend Bill Battle as Athletics Director

March 21, 2013

TUSCALOOSA — Dr. Judy Bonner, president of The University of Alabama, announced today that she will recommend to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees approval of her hiring Bill Battle as the University’s new Athletics Director. “Over the past several weeks, we have had multiple conversations about who should follow Coach Moore as AD,” […]


TVA Begins Annual Prescribed Burns

March 21, 2013

 KNOXVILLE─ The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with state and local officials and other federal agencies to conduct springtime prescribed burning on public lands managed by TVA in Tennessee and Alabama. The 2013 prescribed burn management program began this month and runs through May. Prescribed burns are planned near Chickamauga, Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick, Tims […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/12/13 – 03/18/13

March 21, 2013

DECATUR-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.


Can you guess what the most popular “Girl Scout Cookie” is?

March 21, 2013

Sure… You guessed it! THIN MINTS! Thin Mints Thin Mints 25% Thin, mint-flavored chocolate wafers dipped in a chocolate coating[22] Caramel deLites Samoas 19% Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes.[18] Peanut Butter Patties Tagalongs 13% Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolate coating […]


Proven? Time DOES seem to pass faster as you get older!

March 21, 2013

American biologist Robert B. Sothern has spent forty-five years seeing if he encounters a similar effect as he ages. Five times a day he records his temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and estimation of the passing of a minute. He never misses a day, even when he’s on holiday. His main research interest is in […]