UNA Scholars Selected to Present at Prestigious Undergraduate Research Conference in Wisconsin

March 17, 2013

FLORENCE – Ten students from the Math and Computer Science Undergraduate Research Team at the University of North Alabama were recently notified that their research projects have been accepted for presentation at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference will take place April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, […]


Record Tennessee Valley Historical Society and UNA Scholarship Competition Turn-out

March 17, 2013

FLORENCE-The 29th annual scholarship competition held at UNA’s Guillot Center Auditorium on March 9, 2013 hosted the largest turn-out of scholarship seekers ever witnessed. While past years participants averaged in the mid-60s, this year’s entrants more than doubled – totaling 141 students representing the following High Schools: Lexington (57), Phil Campbell (47), followed by Florence […]


St. Patrick’s Day… Erin go Bragh

March 17, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day fun and green beer.  Here a just a few wacky facts you should know as we celebrate  ….. To get you started The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland.  It was in Boston in 1737.   You better sit down for this one. St. Patrick was not Irish! His […]


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Russia and Japan still have not signed a peace treaty.

March 17, 2013

One of the most paradoxical results of World War II is the fact that Russia and Japan still have not signed a peace treaty ending the conflict. That is even more ironic considering that the two countries never engaged in the kind of bloody and devastating warfare that characterized the conflict between the Soviet Union […]


NW-SCC offers a FREE Jump Start class to 2013 high school graduates

March 16, 2013

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is providing a “Jump Start” on education for the 2013 graduating class by offering them one free class (savings of up to $544 for a four hour class).   “This program is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds,” stated NW-SCC Financial Aid Director, Shauna […]


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 03/12/13 – 03/14/13

March 16, 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.


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Quad Cities AWF Wild Game Cook-Off…Get your tickets today!

March 16, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-The best wild game around will be found at the annual AWF / Alabama Army National Guard Wild Game Cook-Off Saturday, March 23 at the Longhorn Arena in Tuscumbia! The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. and in addition to the outstanding cuisine, there will be shotgun, rifle and youth gun raffles and a huge silent […]


New! ECM Births 03/02/13 – 03/07/13

March 16, 2013

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.


Game On! Scout Bowl Premiers Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

After all the preparation after all the tests and try-outs, after all of the hoopla, Game Day is here. Eighty-One hopeful college football players from around the world will take the field tonight at Braly Stadium for their last best shot at going Pro. There will be an array of Professional Team Scouts on hand to select the lucky players that make the cut. The scouts represent not only the US’s National Football League, but also the Canadian Football League and the European Football League so there is truly an International flavor to the game.


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Tuscumbia City Hall – A few more photos…

March 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Here are a few more photos which were taken over at Tuscumbia’s City Hall grand opening. You can never know when The quad-Cities Daily may show up to photograph. Earlier today, we published lots of nice photos by Dave Reasons. And we found some other pix from yesterday, that our readers might like […]


What’s Next??

March 15, 2013

Recently while out and about I had the occasion to stop at the Aldi’s Grocery Store on the corner of Mall Dr. and Cox Creek Parkway. As I turned into the parking lot, I was amazed to see the old unoccupied building located in McLendon Plaza, 2901 Mall Dr., being dismantled. After I exited Aldi’s, I stopped and took several pictures of the remains of the old Mclendon & Sons Optical Building.


Tuscumbia City Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 15, 2013

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Tuscumbia City Municipal Building, a.k.a Tuscumbia City Hall, a.ka. The Old Tuscumbia Post Office Building. According to Mayor Shoemaker, the original plans were to replace the Post Office lettering above the entry way with the Tuscumbia City Municipal Building, but due to cost of each letter they settled on Tuscumbia City Hall. And then, after consideration for what the history of the building stood for and the undertaking to preserve and re-purpose the final decision was made to leave the lettering as is with “Tuscumbia Post Office”, so that future generations would know of it’s history.


The hummers are coming, the hummers are coming!!

March 15, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-The heralds of spring, the ruby throated hummingbirds are on the way back to the valley.   According to the latest migration maps, on March 12, a ruby-throated was sighted near Birmingham.   http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html   So it won’t be long before they will be coming back to the Shoals area.   It is time to get feeders […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 03/04/13 – 03/11/13

March 15, 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.                     


Man Thought to Be in a 23-Year Coma Was Conscious the Whole Time

March 15, 2013

It’s a nightmarish medical scenario: a man spent 23 years paralyzed but conscious while his doctors believed he was in avegetative state. And his situation might be more common than we’d like to think. When he was 20 years old, Rom Houben was involved in a car accident that left him completely paralyzed. The accident didn’t place […]


Madison County Arrest Reports 03/04/13 – 03/11/13

March 15, 2013

[sam id=”6″ codes=”true”]   ADAMS, RICHARD CHRISTOPHER (W / MALE) Status: In Jail Booking No: MCSO13JBN002947 Booking Date: 03/10/2013 22:23:31 Age On Booking Date: 44 Bond Amount: $0.00 CELL Assigned: Facility: MCDC , Dorm: NMED , Pod: MED , Cell No: 013 Visitation Schedule (VISITATION RESTRICTED) CHARGES STATUTE CASENO CHARGE DEGREE LEVEL BOND _________________________________________________________________________ ALLEN, […]


Congressman Brooks Introduces Bill to Protect U.S. Missile Defense

March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 1128, Protecting U.S. Missile Defense Information Act of 2013. This legislation expands Congressman Brooks’ work in 2011 and 2012 to prevent the White House from leveraging and sharing classified American missile defense technology in negotiations with Russia.  Congressman Brooks said, “H.R. 1128 keeps United States missile defense […]


FBI Arrests Virginia Murder Suspect in Huntsville

March 14, 2013

BIRMINGHAM—Richard D. Schwein, Jr., Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Birmingham Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that Kelvin Kennedy Parker, II, age 23, was arrested at approximately 6:45 a.m. on March 14, 2013, without incident in connection with an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (UFAP) murder charge issued in […]


Outdoor recreation adding muscle to Alabama’s economy

March 14, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Outdoor recreation represents a $10 billion industry in Alabama, according to a study by the Outdoor Industry Association, and recreation officials in the state say the economic impact will grow with the opening of several new recreational facilities that have already drawn visitors from across the nation. The study, released last month, found that outdoor […]


Bentley Signs Accountability Act Providing New Flexibility for Public Schools, Children and Parents

March 14, 2013

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, which will provide flexibility to help public schools improve while also helping more children have access to a high-quality education.   “For the first time ever, we’re giving all public schools the flexibility they need to better serve their students,” Governor Bentley […]


New! Births Helen Keller Hospital 03/01/13 – 03/07/13

March 14, 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.


We thought SPARKEY’S was a thing of the past… Guess we thought-wrong.

March 14, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – Enroute to a photo shoot at the Arc of The Shoals Thursday morning, The Quad-Cities Daily car drove by the site of Shoals legendary drive-in, Sparkey’s. The place, famous for its foot-longs and orange-pineapple ice cream, had been dealt a fatal blow a couple of months ago. Tuscumbia Police reported that a truck […]


It’s Mid-March… Must be time to plant the hydrangeas!

March 14, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The folks at KEEP THE SHOALS BEAUTIFUL  (KTSB). had a big morning at Spring Park Thursday. Scores of “warm-weather-energized’ Shoals residents showed up for the big flower giveaway. It is always a harbinger of the warmer months, these flower giveaways. KTSB and the Shoals Master Gardeners partnered this morning and gave away hundreds of hydrangea plants. Lots […]


Copyrights are an American thing… Sort of..

March 14, 2013

Copyright laws are a bit of an odd thing in the United States. The Copyright Act of 1976 made copyrights last for the life of the author plus 50 years or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship. The Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 […]