UAB And UA Probe Gene That Helps Protect Against Parkinson’s

February 14, 2012

Birmingham-The mechanism by which a gene that may provide a neuro-protective effect for Parkinson’s disease has been identified, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. Findings published Feb. 8, 2012, in the Journal of Neuroscience advance understanding of VPS41, a gene previously discovered to have a protective function in a worm model for […]


New Franklin County Booking Photos / Reports

February 14, 2012

Become more aware of what is happening in your community. Check out the latest Franklin County Booking Photos.


Immigration Law Debacle: Alabama Law Enforcement Quandry

February 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement is refusing to pick up persons simply suspected of being in Alabama illegally, as outlined in the country’s most severe anti-illegal immigrant law. This fact, which has not been widely reported, has begun to cause problems at all levels of State Government and Law Enforcement Agencies. While the […]


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Muscle Shoals Music To Be Featured

February 13, 2012

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism is excited to be involved in a cultural partnership with the Orange Beach Festival of Art this year in showcasing two talented musicians from the Shoals! The Festival is March 10th and 11th. Check out the schedule and bios of our performers below. Barry Billings has been a staple of the Muscle Shoals […]


Wedding Bells…Please

February 13, 2012

The Quad-Cities Daily will begin carrying Anniversary,  Engagement and Wedding announcements.  We will do this at no charge to you.  All you have to do is e-mail us your announcement information, along with up to 3 photos, to qcdnews@gmail.com.  Please have your information in our office no later than a week before your big event.  […]


Snow? Schools Dismissing Early

February 13, 2012

  BREAKING NEWS Colbert and Lauderdale County schools will dismiss at 2 p.m. today in anticipation of inclement weather. Officials with the two districts say busing is the biggest factor involved in the decision to dismiss early. Sleet is expected to hit the Shoals area by 4 p.m. today, which could make for hazardous driving […]


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Unusual Event Declared At Sequoyah Nuclear Plant

February 13, 2012

SODDY-DAISY, TN –  An electrical malfunction Sunday in the switchyard at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant damaged some localized electrical distribution equipment but did not affect the operation of the two units. TVA officials declared a “Notification of Unusual Event” Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 8:34 a.m. EST and notified federal, state and local officials. A […]


New Booking Photos – Three Agencies!

February 10, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Lauderdale County and Florence Police, Part II, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. Lots to see. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find them in Law&Order.   D.A. Connolly’s Most Wanted…New photos added…bad checks.. court cases for the week of 02/10/12.  Check out the Law […]


UNA student government explores study abroad funding options

February 10, 2012

FLORENCE – The executive committee at UNA’s weekly Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on February 9 opened the floor for the discussion of expanding study abroad funding and opportunities for students. The discussion was anchored by former SGA Pro-Tempore Allison Ray of Huntsville who currently works for the university’s Office of International Affairs and has […]


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Dogs and Snakes… Oh My!

February 10, 2012

AUBURN – The scenario sounds like a low-budget movie from the 1970s: Humongous snakes are on the loose, eating everything in sight. But this is real – a problem that Auburn University and its canines are helping to combat. Auburn researchers used detection dogs in the Everglades National Park to find Burmese pythons during a recent […]


Mental Health Dollars At Work

February 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY – For many individuals with intellectual disabilities, living in the community is their ultimate goal. Bryant Sanderson, now 41 years old, has survived living in a cardboard box behind a gas station and is now thriving in his very own apartment. He is an example of just how life changing mental health funding can […]


Bentley Approves Of House Jobs Bills Approval

February 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY–Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday released the following statement regarding House approval of three of the Governor’s jobs bills: “I am pleased that House members have given these bills the priority and attention they deserve.  The measures approved today all have one common goal, and that is putting Alabamians back to work.  Together, we can […]


“It’s Your Nature”….Celebrating 75 Year Partnership

February 9, 2012

Montgomery-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) to announce the start of a yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR), one of the most significant and successful […]


New Booking Photos – Florence/Lauderdale

February 9, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Lauderdale County and Florence Police. Lots to see. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find them in Law&Order. Also, while you’re looking in Law&Order, be sure to check out D.A. Connolly’s Most Wanted!


A Rose By Any Other Name….

February 8, 2012

During the Middle Ages people of France and England believed that birds started looking for their mates on February 14 and through the spring equinox, giving birth to the Valentine’s Day festival.  A festival dedicated to love and romance.  This date became popular with lovers and they would celebrate it by giving love notes and […]


Support Alabama Wildlife

February 8, 2012

Montgomery-You might not associate wildlife with doing your state income taxes, but there is a connection. The “Alabama Nongame Wildlife Fund” check-off box on the state income tax form provides citizens a way to donate all or a portion of their state tax refunds for the benefit of nongame wildlife. Alabama is home to more […]


Reynolds Accused of Theft: Out on Bond

February 8, 2012

Lauderdale County Solid Waste Authority employee, Trina Holden Reynolds, is out of jail on $1,500.00 bond after being arrested yesterday on theft charges. Reynolds, 46, of Florence is charged with second-degree theft of property, according to the Lauderdale County sheriff’s Department. Reynolds is the office manager of The Lauderdale County Solid Waste Authority, which operates […]


Alabama Department Of Public Safety To Offer STAR ID

February 8, 2012

In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States, and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens, Congress passed the REAL-ID Act of 2005. To comply with that act, the Alabama Department of Public Safety has developed a driver license and identification program called STAR ID. “Secure, Trusted, And Reliable,” STAR […]


Burn Planned As Part Of Wildland Fire Class

February 8, 2012

A prescribed fire is scheduled for Oak Mountain State Park on Thursday, February 9, 2012, weather permitting. The burn is part of a Wildland Fire Academy Class, which consists of fire professionals attending a course taught by fire officials from the City of Pelham Fire Department. The class is sponsored by the U.S. Department of […]


Civil Rights Activist Gives Perspectives On Life With Dr. King

February 8, 2012

FLORENCE – In recognition of Black History Month, UNA’s Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity hosted author Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson of Selma, Ala. at “Reflections of the Civil Rights Movement,” held at the university’s performance center on the evening of February 6. Ms. Jackson treated attendees to a book signing of The House by […]


Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law Unraveling?

February 7, 2012

THE SHOALS – When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents told Sheffield Police last week that they were not going to receive a person suspected of being an undocumented alien, it wasn’t extremely obvious what had just happened. But as the days have worn on, the significance of that one act of Federal defiance is now becoming […]


New! Franklin County Booking Photos – New Wanted Persons

February 6, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Franklin County. Also, over 50 more people being looked for by the Lauderdale D.A.  Have you, or someone you know, written a bad check… Scammed someone? Some interesting items in this one. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find all of our […]


Mo Brooks Voted to Continue Air Service In The Shoals

February 3, 2012

  Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) voted yes on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 658. The FAA Authorization Bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 248 to 169. The bill takes important steps to both reduce the national deficit and assist with continuing […]


New Booking Photos – Three Editions Today

February 3, 2012

Check out all the new booking photos and arrest reports for Lauderdale County, Florence and Muscle Shoals Police. Three new editions on one day. Lots to see. Know anyone special who might be in here? Find them in Law&Order.