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Operation Cross Country..105 children recovered in sex traffic sting – VIDEO

July 29, 2013

WASHINGTON- Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals. During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children […]


Handy Festival – Jameson Inn Party On The Parking Lot

July 29, 2013

THE SHOALS – Handy Fest had several new music venues this week, among them, The Jameson Inn in Sheffield. For those readers who don’t know where the Jameson Inn is located; it’s where  the old Holiday Inn in Sheffield was situated. Big things are happening at The Jameson, the company that owns it is spending millions […]


Happy Birthday Harry!!

July 29, 2013

FLORENCE- It’s Harry’s Birthday!  Just a few of the events you can find at the Florence-Lauderdale Library in the upcoming week.   $10 for 10 Fine Waiver Program Now through October 2 To celebrate our 10-year anniversary and to thank you for your loyalty, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is offering you a chance to waive up to $10 […]


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Handy Festival – Headliner Concert: An Evening With Keb’Mo’

July 29, 2013

THE SHOALS – Folks around The Shoals waited all week to see the fabulous Keb’Mo’ in concert at the Norton. and they weren’t disappointed! Before the show Festival goers got to listen to the soulful funk of Mojo Risin’ our on the Norton Courtyard. The Quad-Cities Daily was there, as per usual, to take Event […]


TVA to Test New Emergency Notification System

July 29, 2013

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Valley Authority on Tuesday and Wednesday will be testing a new supplemental voice emergency notification system for notifying plant personnel at its nuclear facilities. Similar to recently updated emergency sirens within the 10-mile notification area around the plants, the new voice system will be battery-powered, capable of operating for up to seven days, and mounted […]


Handy Festival – Roundhouse Rhythm

July 29, 2013

THE SHOALS – Saturday’s show at Tuscumbia’s beautiful, new Roundhouse was truly special.  The Roundhouse, part of the Tuscumbia Railroad Company complex, featured “The Lawmen”. Here’s what The Lawmen say about themselves on their website: “Founded by a group of railroad policemen who enjoyed pickin’ and singin’, the Norfolk Southern Lawmen today are among the […]


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New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 07/16/13 – 07/22/13

July 29, 2013

FLORENCE-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.


Alabama, Mississippi Governors Call for Assessment of Oil Sands Resources

July 28, 2013

MOBILE – Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board.   Governor Bentley and Governor Bryant signed a memorandum of understanding commissioning an assessment of oil sands, which […]


Handy Festival – Street Strut & Parade

July 28, 2013

THE SHOALS – One of the most uplifting events of the W.C. Handy Music Festival (And there are quite a few!) is the celebration of those who fight cancer in their lives. A truly uplifting event. Sheri and Steve Wiggins were on Court Street taking Event Photos of the revelers. We hope that you enjoy […]


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Handy Festival – Marriott Shoals Massively Cool Street Party

July 28, 2013

THE SHOALS – Well, it sure lived up to its name, “Massively Cool Air Conditioned Street Festival” at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. There was Barbecue, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and music… Lots of music! Sheri and Steve Wiggins were taking photos during the time that Kerry Gilbert and the KGB were on stage. Great music! We present […]


Handy Festival – Riverside Jazz

July 28, 2013

THE SHOALS – Friday evening’s Riverside Jazz seems to have been a bit more Country/Rock than the name implies. But that’s OK. Among the performers was Bay City Brass Band, Mary Mason, Tosha Hill, and Replay, with Steve Price. Photographer Mary Carton took these Event Photos. They are nice and big so that you can copy them and make a […]


Handy Festival – GAS Handy Fest Concert

July 28, 2013

THE SHOALS – GAS Design Center was yet another scene of great music. GAS was also the venue where music lovers had a chance to give back. Folks who came by to listen to Shona Tucker & Eye Candy, Red Mouth and other bands, brought canned food as their cost of admission. In all, it was […]


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New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 07/19/13 – 07/24/13

July 28, 2013

SHEFFIELD-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.  


Ask The Lawyer – Just like diamonds… Your Police Record is forever!

July 28, 2013

I have a client who had trouble crossing the border into Canada. The Canadians have rules to keep criminals out of their country. My client has never been convicted of any crime.  However, he had been arrested fifteen years ago. The charges were dropped. He is not guilty but the arrest is on his record […]


Youth Leadership Shoals had a real good day – $10 thousand dollars worth

July 27, 2013

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce’s program, Youth Leadership Shoals was given a big boost Friday. In a ceremony at Chamber headquarters in Florence, AT&T presented a check for $10,000. The money will be used to help pay operational expenses of the program in which select high school juniors enhance their leadership, professionalism, communication and […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 07/13/13 – 07/22/13

July 27, 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.


Grant supports launchpad program for Alabama entrepreneurs

July 27, 2013

MONTGOMERY— A program that helps Alabama entrepreneurs turn business concepts into reality is getting a boost from a $733,059 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley.   The grant to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation is helping fund the Alabama Launchpad program. The program provides opportunities for individuals with a business idea to receive expert […]


Handy Festival – MS2MR

July 26, 2013

THE SHOALS – Thursday night Kix-96 of Big River Broadcasting delivered a superb Muscle Shoals To Music Row, as part of the W.C. Handy Music Festival. This year’s event presented the music of Atlantic Records impresario Jerry Wexler. A super show indeed! Dick Cooper’s iconic images set a tableau that defined the evening. They were masterful […]


Braly Site in Athens Earns “Primary – Ready to Recruit” Status by TVA

July 26, 2013

ATHENS-. The 141-acre on  Interstate 65 at mile marker 347,  Braly  Site in Athens, Alabama, has been named as a Primary site that is ready to recruit data centers. The Braly site is strategically located on Interstate 65, south of the interchange at Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road with a majority of the site positioned with direct […]


Atlanta Federal Court Ruling: S.E.D.A. must give back $500K… Colbert Schools, $1Million

July 26, 2013

FLORENCE –  The regular Quarterly meeting of the Shoals Industrial Development Committee was churning on as it usually does. The Thursday conclave had budgets read, discussed some of the truly remarkable things that have been done to draw new business to The Shoals. Toward the end of the meeting, however, the organization’s attorney, Jimmy Hughston […]


Handy Festival – A Sheffield Tour

July 26, 2013

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival continued in the weeklong extravaganza Thursday, and the camera of Sheri Wiggins was keeping up with the progress. This day was the Michael Center’s “Tina Turner Show”, featuring Huntsville performer, Dorothy Cole. The Sheffield Public Library held “Blues and Bread Pudding”, with tunes from “The All Star Combo”. […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce – Buckle

July 26, 2013

FLORENCE-The Chamber of Commerce welcomed it’s newest member Tuesday, Buckle.Buckle’s mission: “To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests.” Chamber Ambassadors were there to hold the traditional Ribbon Cutting and give management the traditional booklet of Ambassador business cards and the Membership Certificate. Being a member of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce […]


Ever been to a MASSIVELY COOL anything? Well, you can go to one on Friday.

July 26, 2013

THE SHOALS – Tony Fowler is a special fella… He makes just about everything he touches into something nifty. And that’s a good thing. You see, Tony is the quarterback of the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. And this week’s play he’s calling is, “The MASSIVELY COOL Air Conditioned Street Festival” It’s this Friday evening. and […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 07/15/13 – 07/22/13

July 26, 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.