ADECA forms community action advisory group

December 6, 2012

MONTGOMERY— Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Director Jim Byard Jr. announced today the creation of an advisory group to strengthen the partnership between ADECA and the state’s regional community action agencies. The announcement comes at the conclusion of Byard’s tour of all 21 community action agencies across the state. Byard scheduled the visits […]


Chamber “After Hours” at Billy Reid – PHOTOS

December 6, 2012

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held an “After Hours” get-together at Billy Reid on Court Street. Affording business owners and managers a casual venue to get together, share ideas and in general, get to know one another better, these “After Hours” events are only one of the many services offered by the […]


New Today – ECM Births 11/25/12 – 12/03/12

December 6, 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.


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Belle Mont – Plantation Christmas – PHOTOS

December 6, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The Christmas Season officially opened last Saturday at Bell Mont Mansion in Colbert County. A tradition in The Shoals, Saturday’s open house was a festive event featuring period clothing and decorations. A large number of area residents came to engage with a taste of history. Last month, The Quad-Cities Daily published an article by […]


Shoals Symphony at UNA premieres local composition

December 6, 2012

FLORENCE- Internationally known composer Roger Briggs returns to his hometown of Florence as the Shoals Symphony at UNA performs the world premiere of his Symphony No. 2, “The Shoals.” The symphony commissioned Briggs to compose a work in honor of its 30th season. The premiere will be during the symphony’s annual holiday concert, “Celebration Concert,” 2 […]


Exercise for the New Year… fitness and exercise advice for the middle-aged

December 5, 2012

Birmingham-New Year’s resolutions that crowd gyms every January suggest people may know the benefits of regular exercise to physical and mental health. Exercise can boost focus and energy as well as improve appearance and even sex life, but sports injuries seen by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) doctors suggest many – particularly men 40 years and […]


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Harlan Hill Player of The Year finalists announced

December 5, 2012

FLORENCE – The voting has concluded for the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year Award, and while the results of that voting won’t be announced until December 14, three players have received invitations to attend the 27th Annual Harlon Hill Trophy Presentation Banquet for the naming of the top player in Division […]


New Today – Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 11/21/12 – 12/03/12

December 5, 2012

New Booking Information from Muscle Shoals 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.


New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 11/25/12 – 12/01/12

December 5, 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.


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A Dickens Christmas Y’all…come to Tuscumbia

December 4, 2012

Tuscumbia-Come to Tuscumbia on December 7th and 8th ….it’s going to be a “Dicken’s Christmas, Y’all”.  The merchants and town-folk of Tuscumbia are planning an all southern twist to Charles Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol”. The unique event begins at 7 pm on Friday, December 7th with a Victorian era Christmas Feast with all the […]


Christmas is Coming to Tennessee Valley Art Association

December 4, 2012

 TUSCUMBIA, Ala. -The Tennessee Valley Art Association celebrates the holidays this year with its annual “Trees of Christmas” exhibit, a show and sale of holiday work by TVAA artist-members, a performance of the classic play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and – new this year – a tree-ornament workshop for children. An always-popular tradition, the […]


Haddock encourages Florence residents to attend NCAA II Championship

December 4, 2012

  FLORENCE –  Mayor Mickey Haddock, in what is becoming a new feature of his administration, sent an email to Florence residents about the upcoming NCAA Division II championship. Here is a copy of that letter: “TO THE CITIZENS OF FLORENCE:  December 15, 2012 marks the 27th year the City has hosted the NCAA Division II National Football […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 11/26/12 – 12/03/12

December 4, 2012

New Booking Photos from Marshall 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 – Madison County Arrest Reports 11/26/12 – 12/03/12

December 3, 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.


The Shoals Chamber of Commerce promotes local businesses – VIDEO

December 3, 2012

THE SHOALS – Steve Holt, President of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, recently sat down with The Quad-Cities Daily to explain the various roles of the Chamber in the community.  From promoting education, to assisting local businesses, the Chamber is an integral part of life in The Shoals.           Another important […]


One-of-a-kind memories are what we specialize in

December 3, 2012

FLORENCE – The sidewalk sign says it all, “You’ll get exactly what you want at The Mall… So will 43 million other people”. Billy Hammock, owner of Creative Jewelers on Court Street specializes in gifts that can’t be found at any national brand jewelry store. He creates stunning works of art by a noble melding […]


New Today – Sheffield’s Christmas Parade – PHOTOS!

December 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – The annual Christmas Parade was a big success due to beautiful and festive floats, The Sheffield High School Marching Band, a cavalcade of City Leaders,  and the much anticipated appearance of Santa Claus. Even more satisfying was the fact that there was a large turnout of spectators who forsaked the 2nd-half of the […]


New Today – Cherokee Christmas Parade – PHOTOS!

December 2, 2012

CHEROKEE – Cherokee’s Annual Christmas Parade was held Saturday afternoon. The event is always special. The unique nature and personality of Cherokee is always reflected in everything the Town does, and the parade was no exception. Our favorite contributor and photographer extraordinaire’, Mary Carton was on hand to photograph the afternoon’s festivities. These photos are […]


Helen Keller Hospital employee honored as “Hospital Hero”

December 2, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Dan Jackson, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Helen Keller Hospital, was recently honored for his dedication to the health care field by the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHa). Dan was recognized at a luncheon in Decatur, hosted by the North Alabama Regional Council of the Alabama Hospital Association, which was one of seven regional awards […]


Florence Christmas Parade – PHOTOS! Part I

December 1, 2012

FLORENCE – The City of Florence held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night before an estimated  crowd of 6-thousand spectators. The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were filled with children, their parents and grandparents. Everyone turned out to see the star of the parade: Santa Claus. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph this […]


Florence Christmas Parade – PHOTOS! Part II

December 1, 2012

FLORENCE – The City of Florence held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night before an estimated  crowd of 6-thousand spectators. The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were filled with children, their parents and grandparents. Everyone turned out to see the star of the parade: Santa Claus. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph this huge […]


Florence Christmas Parade – PHOTOS! Part III

December 1, 2012

FLORENCE – The City of Florence held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night before an estimated  crowd of 6-thousand spectators. The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were filled with children, their parents and grandparents. Everyone turned out to see the star of the parade: Santa Claus. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph this huge […]


Florence Christmas Parade – PHOTOS! Part IV

December 1, 2012

FLORENCE – The City of Florence held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night before an estimated  crowd of 6-thousand spectators. The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were filled with children, their parents and grandparents. Everyone turned out to see the star of the parade: Santa Claus. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph this huge […]


Florence Christmas Parade – PHOTOS! Part V

December 1, 2012

FLORENCE – The City of Florence held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night before an estimated  crowd of 6-thousand spectators. The weather was perfect, the sidewalks were filled with children, their parents and grandparents. Everyone turned out to see the star of the parade: Santa Claus. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph this huge […]