Spirit of Freedom Celebration – PHOTOS! – Page 1

July 5, 2012

We are publishing the several hundred photos as quickly as we can. If you don’t see yourself in this batch, keep checking back for subsequent pages! Click on the thumbnails for a high resolution image (suitable for printing). As always, these photos are sized for printing at your home, or at a photo kiosk. Just […]


July At Tennessee Valley Arts….Art…Music…Theater

July 4, 2012

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Art Association will highlight art, music and theater with its July events. SummerStock at the Ritz, TVAA’s theatre-education program for ages 16-29, presents “The Sound of Music,” Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, and Thursday-Friday, July 26-27, at 7:35 p.m., at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Tickets are $15.50 […]


Spirit of Freedom Celebration is almost here

July 3, 2012

THE SHOALS – One of the largest Independence Day events in The South is less than a day away as crews busily erect stages, set up parking, and rig up a huge barge loaded with pyrotechnics. The 31st Annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration at McFarland Park kicks off Wednesday when the gates open at 6 […]


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New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 06/25/12 – 07/01/12

July 3, 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.


Fire danger still high – Fireworks common sense in order

July 3, 2012

THE SHOALS – Sheffield Fire Marshall Terry Lentz says that even though there is no official State clampdown on fireworks this dry 4th of July Holiday, these tinderbox conditions can be trouble. In past years, when the fields and lawns turn brown from weeks of little or no rain, the Alabama Fire Marshall has resorted […]


Andy Griffith dies

July 3, 2012

MANTEO, N.C. – UNC President Bill Friday says beloved television star Andy Griffith died in North Carolina Tuesday. Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith’s home Tuesday morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. “Doug” Doughtie told WAVY.com . Griffith’s home is located along Highway 64 in Roanoke Island. Friday, a close friend of Griffith’s, confirmed his death to WITN. […]


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Drive With Care This 4th Of July

July 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY-As motorists across Alabama celebrate the Fourth of July, Alabama State Troopers prepare for heavier- than-usual traffic. All available troopers will be on duty during the Fourth of July holiday safety blitz, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, and runs through midnight Sunday, July 8. They will enforce all traffic laws, assist motorists […]


Culinary Program for at-risk students launched

July 2, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and Northwest Shoals Community College are cooking up something special for 12 lucky young people. This summer,  a dozen students will participate in a hands-on culinary experience designed to teach them the fundamentals of food service, to prepare them for careers in a culinary environment. College President Dr. Humphrey […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/19/12 – 06/26/12 Part II

July 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence P.D. / 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.


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Give Them Paint And Everyone Wins

July 1, 2012

 TUSCUMBIA, Ala. … Summer time is camp time, and youngsters attending Art Camp at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, this year will learn about watercolors, pastels, clay items from around the world and 3-D sculptures made with found objects. “We are so excited about the local artists who will […]


Sheffield Housing Authority – “To make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs.”

June 29, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Shirley Whitten has been on a mission ever since she was recruited to the job of Housing Authority Executive Director. The mission? “I want to improve and enhance every property we own,” she Told The Quad-Cities Daily, “and I want to enhance the lives of every one of the people we serve.” An […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/19/12 – 06/26/12 Part I

June 29, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence P.D. / 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.  


Tips To Beat Summer Heat

June 29, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With 100-degree temperatures expected this week, the Tennessee Valley Authority is encouraging consumers to use electricity wisely and efficiently. Consumers can save energy, lower the impact on their power bills and reduce peak demand on the TVA system by simply increasing thermostat temperatures a few degrees during the day, turning off unnecessary […]


Health-Care Reform Ruling Good For Uninsured…. Not So Much For States

June 28, 2012

Birmingham-The ruling on Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Supreme Court was a surprise to many, in part because speculation leaned heavily toward it overturning the individual mandate — if not the entire law, says M. Paige Powell, Ph.D., MHA, assistant professor of Health Care Management in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions.   […]


AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka praises the Supreme Court Health Care Decision

June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – The head of America’s largest union federation, Richard Trumpka, today gave high marks to the U.S. supreme Court, for its upholding The Affordable Health Care Act. Here is the text of his prepared statement: “We are pleased and relieved that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Today’s […]


Brooks says the Supreme court has put a “heavy boot on the throat of liberty.”

June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville/Florence) issued a statement today on the upholding of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, The Affordable Health Care Act. “Today, by one vote, the United States Supreme Court expanded federal power beyond anything previously permissible. In effect, one Supreme Court justice’s vote empowers the federal government to dictate that American citizens […]


Gerald Darnell Robinson Wanted For Rape

June 28, 2012

Lawrenceburg,TN-Lawrenceburg police are searching for a Sheffield man they say raped two girls, ages 12 and 17. Lawrenceburg police Capt. Don Laws said officers have been looking since May for Gerard Darnell Robinson, 25, who has family and friends living in Sheffield. Laws said Robinson has outstanding arrest warrants for three counts of rape of […]


Governor Bentley Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

June 28, 2012

MONTGOMERY – In a statement that governor Robert Bentley issued just after The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable health Care Act, he characterized his feelings as being “deeply disappointed”. Bently said, “The health care law is an overreach by the federal government that creates more regulation, bureaucracy, and a dramatic increase in costs […]


Colbert County D.A. Accelerates Bad Check Roundup

June 28, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The District Attorney’s Office is looking for numerous persons who have written bad checks, or who owe money to the Courts for restitution and other fines in Colbert County. The bad news is, if they are picked up by Sheriff’s Deputies, they will face a lot more problems than they would have if they […]


Big Bang For UA’s Rose Towers July 4th

June 27, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Rose Towers will be demolished July 4 to make way for a new residence hall to be built near the same site. The building will be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. Jack Warner Parkway, Hackberry Lane and Old Hackberry Lane will be closed in the vicinity of Rose Towers […]


Julie Magee Elected to the Federation of Tax Administrators Board of Trustees, 06-27-12

June 27, 2012

Montgomery – Alabama State Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee was elected to the Federation of Tax Administrators’ Board of Trustees during the board’s annual meeting held last week in Washington, D.C. “I am humbled by the confidence my colleagues across the country have placed in me by their nomination and election of me to the board,” […]


Jim Reddoch Appointed As Commissioner Of Alabama Department Of Mental Health

June 26, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced Jim Reddoch as the new commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health.  Reddoch will fill the commissioner’s position held by Zelia Baugh, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, citing family priorities.    Reddoch will continue the work of integrating mental health patients into more modern, community-based care […]


Celebrate….A Rockin’ Good Time….With Stars And Stripes

June 26, 2012

Now is the time to make your plans for the 31st Annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration.  It’s a day of fun for the entire family; full of great musical entertainment on the banks of the Tennessee River. Join us for food and fun, and enjoy some of the best local and national musical performances all day.  […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 06/18/12 – 6/24/12

June 26, 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.