Brazelle admits to inappropriate relationship with younger church member

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Disgraced stalwart of the First United Methodist Church, Oliver Brazelle, admitted to Senior Pastor Zeke Haselden that he had engaged in an “inappropriate relationship with a younger member”. This was revealed to members of the congregation of one of the oldest churches in Northwest Alabama today in a letter sent to their homes, […]


“We have identified 3 victims who are willing to come forward”, Chief Greg Ray

August 1, 2012

 SHEFFIELD – Investigators looking in to the allegations that the former First Methodist Church Minister of Music engaged in criminal sexual misconduct with underage boys, say they have 3 persons, alleged victims, who are willing to come forward. This is crucial, according to Chief Greg Ray. Without someone who is willing to accuse 78-year old Oliver […]


Brazelle’s office searched… Detectives seize computer, documents

August 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – After meeting with officials of The Sheffield First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Detectives of The Sheffield Police Department were granted access to the former office of accused pedophile, Oliver Brazelle. According to Chief Greg Ray, they seized a computer and numerous documents.               “We’re going over the […]


P&K Western Wear Bank Independent
Coldwater Inn Helen Keller Hospital
Singing River Dentistry Hampton Inn

Third Annual “Brush with the Bridge” Arts Festival

August 1, 2012

The Old Railroad Bridge Company, Inc (ORBC) has set the date of October 20, 2012 for the third annual Brush with Bridge Arts Festival.  Activities are scheduled to get underway at 9:00 a.m.  Football fans will be able to attend the festival and still be home in time for a televised game.  UNA, Alabama and […]


New Today – ECM Babies!

August 1, 2012

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


New Today – Helen Keller Babies!

August 1, 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.


University CDJRF Spin Arx Mortis Larry Stutts Service1 Singing River Dentistry
Johnny Mack Morrow Chad Young University KIA North Alabama State Fair Boutique Air
Bank Independent
Andrew Sorrell Sheffield Hardware
Clear
Tuesday 09/18 20%
Clear
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Clear
Wednesday 09/19 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High around 95F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday 09/20 10%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 95F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 09/21 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 91F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 09/22 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High near 90F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Live Weather Radar

New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 07/17/12 – 07/25/12

August 1, 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.


Light’s Out

August 1, 2012

Thursday afternoon we had rain at my place for the first time in a couple of weeks 1.8 inches fell in one storm and we had some wind damage.  I have a small bird house with an Auburn logo on it that one of the neighbors put up for me years ago that the wind […]


First Methodist Church lays out its position amid sex abuse allegations

July 31, 2012

SHEFFIELD – In response to our story on allegations of sex abuse from within, late Tuesday afternoon the spokesman for The First United Methodist Church laid out his timeline of events. The events that led to the firing of their Minister of Music, were laid out in an e-mail from Staff, Pastor/Parish Relations Committee Chairman, […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce

Funerals and Obituaries

The Pie Factory Aunt Bea's
contact us
306 Barbecue Champy's OTR Ichiban
Shoals Business Incubator

Shoals Solar Symposium

July 31, 2012

Shoals Solar Symposium V will take place Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Florence Lauderdale Public Library.  This symposium is hosted by The Shoals Environmental Alliance.   Sign in will be at 9:45 a.m. and lunch orders will be taken at this time.  After sign in there will be […]


First Methodist Church “Group of Six” tight lipped on alleged sexual abuse investigation

July 31, 2012

SHEFFIELD – “At this point, I think the only thing I can say is, I would just ask everybody to pray for everyone who has been affected by this,” said one of the members  of  The First United Methodist Church. ” The source is one of the six members who presented Pastor Zeke Haselden with the […]


NW-SCC Public Relations Department Wins Five Awards for Outstanding Marketing/PR Efforts

July 31, 2012

Muscle Shoals, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Public Relations Department received five awards and was recognized for its outstanding efforts by the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA).   During ACCSPRA’s recent annual conference in Mobile, Ala., NW-SCC’s Public Relations department accepted two Pyramid awards, one Award of Achievement and two Awards […]


Blues, Brews and Birds

July 31, 2012

Champy’s is hidden so to speak over on the well-traveled section of Second St. between Muscle Shoals and Sheffield.  It’s located in the building that formerly housed Campbell’s Restaurant.  The main part of the restaurant is fairly spacious and contains several regular 4-person tables, a couple of 4 person high top tables and a single […]


Handy Photos – McFarland Park, Gas Studios, Massively Air Conditioned Party, Frostbite

July 30, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand shooting pictures throughout the 2012 W.C. Handy Music Festival. These photos are from Friday, July 27. We were at McFarland Park, Gas Studios in Tuscumbia, The super cool Massiveli Air Conditioned Indoor Street Festival, and finally Frostbite in North Florence. We hope that you find yourself in […]


Longtime Youth Minister under cloud of suspicion for alleged sexual misconduct

July 30, 2012

SHEFFIELD – (Update) Oliver Brazelle, Music Minister of The First United Methodist Church, was fired last Friday afternoon, amid allegations of at least 2 decades of sexual misconduct with boys. According to the Chairman of Staff, Pastor / Parish Relations Committee, Billy Don Anderson, Brazelle was summarily dismissed from his post of over 50 years. According to […]


Roadwork Projects Approved by Bentley

July 30, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced 34 additional, supplemental road and bridge projects that are now able to move forward as part of Round 1 of funding for ATRIP – the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.   “With these additional projects, we are moving closer to our goal of improving the safety of […]


UNA Summer Theatre Presents ‘Tuna Does Vegas’

July 30, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Next on the University of North Alabama’s Summer Theatre 2012 lineup is “Tuna Does www.una.edu/summer theatre Vegas,” presented Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the George S. Lindsey Theatre. Following the enormous success of “A Streetcar Named Desire” earlier this summer, this energetic comedy re-unites the lovable and […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 07/17/12 – 07/23/12 Part II

July 30, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence PD / 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.


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 07/20/12 – 07/27/12

July 30, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield PD. 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.


Handy Fest – Mt. Moriah Baptists Celebrate with music

July 30, 2012

THE SHOALS – Quad-Cities Daily photojournalist, Dave Reasons was over at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church to capture some images from their W.C. Handy Music Festival get together. Here are his photos. Below the slideshow, you will find the actual photos. If you find one that you would like to download or print, click on that thumbnail […]


Handy Fest Street Strut Parade – Photos – Part III

July 30, 2012

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival’s yearly event, The Street Strut, a New Orleans-style parade on Court Street in Florence, went off  like clockwork Saturday morning. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand shooting pictures of the marchers and parade watchers alike. We hope that you find yourself in here. Below the slideshow, […]


Handy Fest Street Strut Parade – Photos – Part II

July 30, 2012

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival’s yearly event, The Street Strut, a New Orleans-style parade on Court Street in Florence, went off  like clockwork Saturday morning. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand shooting pictures of the marchers and parade watchers alike. We hope that you find yourself in here. Below the slideshow, […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale arrest reports 07/17/12 – 07/23/12 Part I

July 30, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence PD / 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.


Handy Fest Street Strut Parade – Photos – Part I

July 30, 2012

THE SHOALS – The W.C. Handy Music Festival’s yearly event, The Street Strut, a New Orleans-style parade on Court Street in Florence, went off  like clockwork Saturday morning. As usual, The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand shooting pictures of the marchers and parade watchers alike. We hope that you find yourself in here. Below the […]