New Today – ECM Hospital Births 09/03/12 – 09/13/12

September 19, 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.


North Alabama State Fair 9/18/2012 – Photos

September 19, 2012

THE SHOALS – The North Alabama State Fair opened up in Muscle Shoals Tuesday. After two days of heavy downpours, the weather cleared, the carnies opened their joints, the food wagons started cooking smoked sausages and onions. The crowd was decent for a Tuesday. As the evening progressed the exhibit halls filled and the rides […]


Trust Fund amendment passes – Bentley says State is stronger

September 19, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Alabama voters, by a margin of nearly 2 to 1, approved a constitutional amendment that allows the government to borrow $437 million from The Alabama Trust Fund. The money will be used to plug any holes in the budget where needed. Primarily, the money will be used to keep thousands of state employees in […]


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New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 09/08/12 – 09/14/12

September 18, 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.


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/11/12 – 09/18/12

September 18, 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.


5.23 inches of rain in The Shoals – PHOTOS

September 18, 2012

THE SHOALS – Although  NWS weather radar showed the heaviest rainfall moving out of the area, the precipitation over the last 24 hours recorded 5.23 inches at Wilson Dam. The City of Muscle Shoals got a record 3.09 inches, which topped 1992’s amount of 2.01 inches. A check of Lauderdale and Colbert County Emergency Management […]


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Pop’s is Tops

September 18, 2012

  St. Florian, AL –  After reading a recent article about this local barbecue eatery, my friend Jim and I decided to give them a try on our way up to the state line for lottery ticket. The Friday that we visited was a bright sunny day and when we pulled into the parking lot […]


Alabama State Parks Offer Free Admission September 29, 2012

September 17, 2012

Montgomery, AL-In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Alabama State Parks will waive day-use fees on September 29, 2012. Participating parks include those operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Locations and directions are found at www.alapark.com. Day-use fees average $1 to $3 per person at most state parks. Fees for park amenities such […]


U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

September 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, last week named U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (AL5) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.  NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Brooks for “doing big things for […]


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UNA to Hold Convocation On Wednesday

September 17, 2012

Florence, AL-The University of North Alabama will hold its annual Fall Academic Convocation for freshmen and new transfer students Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Norton Auditorium. The event, jointly sponsored by UNA and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, will host attorney and UNA alumnus Marcus Maples, of Birmingham, as keynote speaker. Maples, a […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 09/10/12 – 09/16/12

September 17, 2012

New Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 09/04/12 – 09/11/12 Part II

September 17, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/Lauderdale 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.


UPDATED PHOTOS – Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride – Photos Part I

September 16, 2012

LAUDERDALE COUNTY – Since 1995, Trail of Tears motorcycle  riders have been making the trek from The Smoky Mountains area near Chattanooga, down to the shores of the Tennessee River in Lauderdale County. There are two organizations, sometimes working at loggerheads against one another, who each organize a ride to commemorate the Great Indian Removal […]


UPDATED PHOTOS – Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride – Photos Part II

September 16, 2012

LAUDERDALE COUNTY – Since 1995, Trail of Tears motorcycle  riders have been making the trek from The Smoky Mountains area near Chattanooga, down to the shores of the Tennessee River in Lauderdale County. There are two organizations, sometimes working at loggerheads against one another, who each organize a ride to commemorate the Great Indian Removal of […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 09/04/12 – 09/11/12 Part I

September 15, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/Lauderdale 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.  


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 09/11/12 – 09/12/12

September 15, 2012

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.


Are you Ready To Ride? The Trail of Tears Is Here

September 15, 2012

SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR ARRIVAL TIMES IN FLORENCE AND WATERLOO The 2012 Trail of Tears Remembrance Ride will start in Chattanooga, TN, and follow scenic highway41/72 around Lookout Mt. to Jasper, TN. In Jasper, the ride will leave the Drane Hood route and followHighway 41 to Monteagle, TN. This route is one of the […]


Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

September 13, 2012

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. … Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Ritz Theater, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Laura Ashley Foster is the director. Roles are available for men, women and children of all ages. Auditions will be by cold reading. Performances for school groups will be […]


Oka Kapassa Festival PHOTOS

September 13, 2012

BIG SPRING (TUSCUMBIA) – The Oka Kapassa Native American Festival was held last weekend. Native Americans gathered to celebrate their heritage and to display their culture and tell stories to visitors attending the event. Additionally, many Native American craft works and art were made available for the locals to purchase. Be sure to check out […]


North Alabama State Fair…Let Them Eat Funnel Cake

September 13, 2012

 The Fair this year promises to be the biggest and best yet.  Make plans to be there.  The weather is going to be great and the fun even better. Gates Open: Tuesday – Friday from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm                        Saturday from noon – 10:00 pm                        Sunday from noon – 6:00 pm Admission Prices: […]


Artist combines Southern, Mexican influences

September 13, 2012

TUSCUMBIA, AL- Works by Huntsville artist Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, whose pottery and quilts reflect both her Southern and her Mexican backgrounds, will be at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, from Sunday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 11. “Merging: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson” opens with a free reception at the museum, […]


UNA To Boost Student Success With Freshman Live-On Requirement In 2014

September 13, 2012

FLORENCE – More University of North Alabama freshmen will gain the complete college experience beginning in fall 2014. The university is implementing a new policy that will require all first-time, full-time freshmen to live in a campus residence hall. “Statistically, students who live on campus perform better academically, have an all-around more successful college experience and […]


New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/05/12 – 09/11/12

September 12, 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.


Rep. Brooks to Host Academy Day

September 11, 2012

Huntsville, AL – Today Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced that he will be joining representatives from the five U.S. Service Academies in hosting a special “Academy Day” for students across North Alabama. Interested students who live in Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and want to learn more about attending one of the Service Academies are encouraged to […]