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“I get to stand on the shoulders of giants who have built an industry from nothing” – Rodney Hall.

February 26, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When the Award Winning film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers Wednesday night in Florence, decades of commitment by a bunch ‘good-old-boys’ will finally be recognized. Rodney Hall, president of world-famous FAME Studios, spoke to The Quad-Cities Daily as part of a series of interviews on Muscle Shoals Music leading up to Wednesday night’s screening […]


Helen Keller Hospital Births 02/17/13 – 02/23/13

February 26, 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.


UNA Percussion Orchestra Teams with Muscle Shoals High School Percussion Ensemble for Spring Concert

February 26, 2013

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama Percussion Orchestra will present its spring concert Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Muscle Shoals High School Auditorium. Admission is free. Directed by Dr. Iain Moyer, director of percussion and assistant director of bands at UNA, the concert will feature works by David Maslanka, David Gillingham and Pat Metheny. […]


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New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 02/12/13 – 02/19/13 Par II

February 26, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


Ray – Saturday’s murder not random – Public need not worry.

February 25, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Chief Greg Ray, in a news conference this afternoon at the Sheffield Police Department, wanted to make it clear that Friday night’s ‘home-invasion’ murder of 27 year old Dorian Cliff Hamilton wasn’t random.  He made it clear that the event was the act of persons who wanted to score drugs in the house […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 02/12/13 – 02/19 13 Part I

February 25, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence  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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“I think it’s important because it deals with the people” – Swamper David Hood shares some thoughts on “Muscle Shoals” the movie.

February 25, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – In this, the second installment of interviews with Muscle Shoals music-makers, David Hood discusses the importance of the film “Muscle Shoals”. The amazing story of how a bunch of country-boys, both “White” and “Colored”, left their differences at the front door of the studios and went inside to record some of the […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 02/18/13 – 02/24/13

February 24, 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.                                 […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 02/17/13 – 02/24/13

February 24, 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.


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UNA Goes to Full Pads in Spring Practice

February 24, 2013

The UNA Lions have fired up their spring practice and started their on-the-field preparation for the 2013 season.  They’re coming off their off-season conditioning which was in anticipation of a championship run this year, but now, when the pads go on, comes the hard work.  Players are trying to crack the depth charts as the […]


KIX96 “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” a huge hit – PHOTOS

February 23, 2013

FLORENCE – Thursday’s edition of Big River Broadcasting’s “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” was different. It was almost like one of those adventurous, daring performances over at Sheffield’s community center in the 1950’s. Yeah… You know what we’re talking about. One of those Sam Phillips unorganized, last moment things when he would find some interesting talent […]


Alabamian named NWTF Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

February 23, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Conservation Enforcement Officer Darin Clifton has been named 2013 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Clifton received the award during the organization’s national convention in Nashville on February 16. This is the second year in a row that a Conservation […]


New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 02/09/13 – 02/22/13

February 23, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-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.


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/15/13 – 02/21/13

February 23, 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.


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 02/17/13 – 02/18/13

February 22, 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.


Riverkeeper to Billy Hensley’s progeny: “Your old city dump is polluting and you’re probably getting sued over it.”

February 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Nonprofit organization, Tennessee Riverkeeper of Decatur has announced its intention to file a federal lawsuit to abate pollution from the old Florence Landfill site. The notice of intent to sue, mailed by Riverkeeper to Hensley-Graves Holdings, LLC, (Hensley) is a statutory requirement 60 days prior to the filing of a lawsuit under both the federal Clean Water […]


“Rick was the greatest thing that ever happened to us” – Jimmy Johnson talks about the film, “Muscle Shoals”.

February 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first of FOUR interviews which lead up to the Shoals Premier of “Muscle Shoals” which appears at “The George Lindsey Film Festival. MUSCLE SHOALS – When  the film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers locally at the Marriott Conference Center, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Rodney Hall and David Hood will be among a panoply […]


Project Munch

February 21, 2013

FLORENCE– Between time spent studying for classes, attending clinical and simulation lab rotations, mentoring fundamental level nursing students and preparing for their state board licensure test, nursing students at the University of North Alabama are devoting efforts to a new service project that is keeping children from two local elementary schools fed through the weekends. In their final […]


Bird Attack!

February 21, 2013

Roger Clay, Wildlife Biologist, Alabama division of wildlife and freshwater fisheries SPANISH FORT-Sitting on a porch watching a mockingbird mercilessly dive-bomb a cat is a great Southern pastime.  A similar scenario may not be as amusing if you are on the receiving end while walking to the mailbox. Almost all birds flee when near a […]


CASA…Annual BBQ Plate Sale…Help a Child

February 21, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Support CASA of Colbert County by attending their Annual BBQ Plate Sale featuring delicious Whole Hog Express BBQ. Plates are $9/Whole Hog Express Plate including 1/2 chicken, BBQ beans, potato salad and a cookie for dessert.  Tickets for the plates can be purchased at Sheffield Housing Authority and Coldwater Books.  To order on line go to casacolbertcounty.org […]


Bentley Signs the People’s Trust Act

February 21, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed the People’s Trust Act, a bill that requires the full repayment of money transferred from the Alabama Trust Fund to the state’s General Fund budget.   On September 18, 2012, Alabama voters approved the transfer of $437 million from the Alabama Trust Fund – a state savings account – to the […]


Open House Held at Congressman Brooks Florence Office

February 20, 2013

Florence – Congressman Mo Brooks and his staff recently held an Open House to acquaint constituents with his newest office located in downtown Florence.  The office is in the new City/County building that used to be home to The First Southern Bank at the corner of Court and Tennessee Streets. Constituent services offered at Congressman […]


Bentley Discusses State Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness Items

February 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday urged people across Alabama to take advantage of this weekend’s state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items.   “People need to take this opportunity to stock up on the supplies they’ll need before, during and after severe weather,” Governor Bentley said.  “From NOAA weather radios, to first aid kits and […]


UPDATE – VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT! – Big news from Navistar. Barton Industrial Park the site of new jobs.

February 20, 2013

FLORENCE – Navistar the maker of big trucks announced today at the Shoals Economic Development Authority that it will continue with the original purpose of the facility it is leasing from Retirement systems of Alabama. That purpose is, of course, the manufacturing of modern rail-cars.             Today, at the regular […]