New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/08/12 – 05/14/12 Part I

May 17, 2012

Check out the latest booking photos and arrest information from Florence/Lauderdale. Remember these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.


Governor Bentley Finalizes Call for Special Session of the Alabama Legislature

May 17, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed the proclamation required to call a special session of the Alabama Legislature starting May 17. The call includes budget-supporting legislation, redistricting measures, and efforts to further simply and clarify Alabama’s immigration law. Topics included in the call are as follows: 1.)    Redistricting Legislation:  This is a required process based on […]


Some TVA Reservoir Levels Below Normal – But Our Waters Are Doing Fine

May 17, 2012

KNOXVILLE – Despite recent rainfall, several reservoirs managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority are experiencing lower water levels due to below normal rain and runoff this spring and may not reach targeted summer recreation levels by June 1.  But Wheeler, Wilson and Pickwick Lakes are holding normal pools. That is good news for anglers and water […]


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Sheffield’s New Baggy Pants Prohibition Seems to Work

May 17, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Municipal employees in The City Clerk’s Office and elsewhere at City Hall have for the last several years gotten far too many eyefuls of partially exposed butt cheeks. Things got so bad at Clayton Kelley’s counter where fines are paid by violators strolling in with their baggy pants down to their thighs, that […]


New Program Provides Job Training For Older Unemployed Veterans

May 16, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Beginning today, older unemployed veterans may sign up for a new job training program called Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which is designed to provide training and education that will lead to high-demand jobs. VRAP was established as part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which was signed by the […]


Franklin County Arrests – New Today

May 16, 2012

Here are the latest persons arrested in Franklin County. Remember these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.     [sam_ad id=”2″ codes=”true”]


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Shoals Chamber ribbon Cutting at Florence Nursing and Rehab

May 16, 2012

Last month The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Florence Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, L.L.C. . The Center is located at 2107 Cloyd Boulevard in Florence. This is what they have to say about themselves: “We are committed to providing loving excellence in senior care and you can be assured that […]


Walmart Site Moves Forward – Land Rezoned

May 16, 2012

FLORENCE – The Florence City Council last night voted to rezone land along Cloverdale Road to “General Business, B-2” from single family residential use. This puts the controversial development project one step closer to reality – against the wishes of many residents who have homes nearby. The regularly scheduled Tuesday evening meeting lasted almost 5 […]


Alabama Men Fined for Disturbing Artifacts on TVA-Managed Land

May 16, 2012

HUNTSVILLE – Following an investigation by the Tennessee Valley Authority, four Alabama men have been fined in federal court in connection with the theft of cultural artifacts from TVA property.  Roger Fountain and Heath Dubois, both of Tuscumbia, and John Bates, of Florence, each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor violations of the Archaeological Resource Protection Act. […]


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Tell It Again!

May 16, 2012

Florence-UNA to host second annual Front Porch Storytelling Festival. World-class storytellers will be on the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence, on May 18 and 19, 2012, to regale expected crowds with tales of heart, humor, and heritage. The University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival is the newest addition to festivals […]


Tuscumbia Booking Photos

May 15, 2012

Here are all three booking photos from Tuscumbia Police. We don’t understand why some photos are seemingly being withheld. But here is what we were given. Remember that these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge.


Madison County Arrest Reports 05/06/12 – 05/11/12

May 15, 2012

New Madison County booking photos. Remember, these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily provides these photos for free in accordance with the Alabama Open Records Law as a public service.


Ready To Hunt Alligators in Alabama?

May 14, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will open registration for Alabama’s seventh regulated alligator hunting season on June 5, 2012. The hunts will be held on August 16-18 and August 23- 25 in the Mobile Tensaw Delta and west central Alabama, and on August 10-26 for the southeast Alabama area. To register […]


Political Gerrymandering – Charges Alabama Democrats

May 14, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Only a small number of area residents turned out last Friday to hear how local Democratic Party legislators were describing the presumptive new voting districts for Alabama. This Thursday, the day after the regular 2012 Alabama Legislative Sessions ends, a special session has been called by governor Robert Bentley to hammer out court-mandated […]


UPDATED – Legendary bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn found dead in Tokyo at age 70

May 13, 2012

TOKYO – Musician Donald “Duck” Dunn, the pioneering bass player whose grooves drove Booker T and the MGs and hits including Otis Redding’s Respect has died in Tokyo, age 70. Dunn, who had many friends in The Shoals, is reported to have died in his sleep. Duck was in Japan for a series of shows with […]


Alabama Music Hall of Fame Stabilized – Humphrey Lee Rides in On White Horse

May 13, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Well at least the first part of the headline is true. But the fact of the matter is that because of some forward thinking on the part of Northwest Shoals Community College President, Dr. Humphrey Lee, The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will receive $1.1 million in desperately needed cash over the next […]


Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos 05/01/12 – 05/07/12 Part II

May 13, 2012

Click on the link to get to Part Deux of Florence/Lauderdale County booking photos. Remember, these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public information from cooperating law enforcement agencies in North Alabama as a public service. Why wait until Tuesdays? Why pay a dollar? This information […]


Mothers

May 13, 2012

Mothers Day…A day celebrating and honoring mothers, motherhood and the influence maternal bonds have on society.  This day is celebrated throughout the world in March, April and May. Mother’s Day can be traced back to many ancient festivals such as Hilaria, the Roman celebration for Cybele, the earth mother, usually held on the vernal equinox. […]


Growing Up On A Farm: Things That Give Mom’s Gray Hairs

May 13, 2012

Growing up on the farm, our favorite place to play was in the hay barn.  When our dairy was first started, it was the site of our milking barn also.  The side room was the area where the cows where milked until the 1950’s when Dad built a new milking barn. The barn had a […]


New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos 05/01/12 – 05/07/12 Part I

May 12, 2012

New today! Florence/Lauderdale .While you are here, check out Law & Order for all of our booking photos and arrest reports, Most Wanted, and Registered Sex Offenders who may be living next door to you. Remember, the people appearing in these arrest reports are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge.


Education Gets Slashed – If the Alabama House Has Its Way

May 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House has passed an education budget that is $141 million short of what was spent last year. The House adopted changes to a Senate version of the budget on Thursday, adding an additional $10 million in funding. The House-passed budget includes a nearly $36 million cut to state universities, a $77 million […]


Governor Bentley to Deliver NW-SCC Commencement Address

May 10, 2012

FLORENCE – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday will deliver the Spring Commencement address to the Class of 2012 from Northwest–Shoals Community College.   Thursday’s commencement will be a combined graduation ceremony for students from both the Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell locations of NWSCC.  Governor Bentley will encourage graduates to continue a life of service and leadership.  The […]


The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider…..New Species Discovered

May 10, 2012

AUBURN – Researchers at Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Ala. Myrmekiaphila tigris, affectionately referred to as the Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider, is named in honor of Auburn University’s costumed tiger mascot, Aubie. The research team, directed by biological […]


Patty Cake Patty Cake Baker’s Man … Celebrate The “Mother” In Your Life!

May 10, 2012

Florence, AL-Are you creative? Do you love to bake and decorate cakes? Are you a male over the age of 18? Help celebrate Mother’s Day at Regency Square Mall and you could win a Mother’s Day Brunch for 4 at Crocodile Ed’s Grill & Fish Market, flowers from Lola’s Gift & Flowers, or a manicure-pedicure and […]