Gov. Bentley Calls for Teacher Exemption from Ethics Law

December 14, 2011

    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley today called on the Legislature to amend the ethics law to make it clear that teachers may receive seasonal gifts. The current law restricts public officials from accepting certain types of gifts. Last week the Ethics Commission issued an opinion stating that the law covers public officials and […]


Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]


What’s It Gonna Be, Santa?

December 14, 2011

49 million people admit to getting stuck with an awful holiday gift. To get even, recipients tried tactics from re-gifting to ridicule, according to a recent Consumer Reports poll. Some donated unwanted gifts to charity or threw them in the trash, while others handed the pitiful presents back to the original giver. Many of the […]


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Computerworld Selects TVA’s Chief Information Officer As a 2012 Honoree

December 12, 2011

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  Tennessee Valley Authority Chief Information Officer Dan Traynor has been named to Computerworld magazine’s annual list of 100 top corporate leaders in Information Technology. The magazine’s Premier 100 awards program, established in 2000, spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative […]


NASA Engages Public With New Custom Internet Radio Station

December 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — NASA’s mission of discovery and exploration will be showcased in a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults. Third Rock – America’s Space Station is set to launch with a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format on Monday, Dec. 12. The station is being developed and […]


Large Turnout For Taylor Observance

December 11, 2011

“We want justice for Amanda. We want tonight to be all about Amanda and nothing about the ones who did this to her”,  said Lisa Murr, who, with her daughter, organized Saturday night’s observance in Tuscumbia for murdered Amanda Taylor. A crown of 200 to 300 people from across The Shoals braved the cold December […]


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Marchers Move To Main Street

December 11, 2011

  Saturday night, Occupy Tennessee Valley marchers carried their message of protest to Tuscumbia’s “Dickens Christmas, Ya’ll”. But they weren’t there for the festivities. The small, but enthusiastic band of protesters was there to spread their message that too much power and privilege has been bestowed upon the monied interests in America.       […]


New Arrests – Tuscumbia!

December 9, 2011

Click on Law and Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Tuscumbia.


Alabama A.G. Says Repeal Parts Of Immigration Law, Change Others

December 8, 2011

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has recommended to House and Senate leaders a number of changes to the newly enacted state  anti-immigration law. Strange, acting on a request by Senate President Pro Tempore, Del March and House Speaker Mike Hubbard, outlined a number of structural changes to the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen […]


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What Issues Are You Interested In?

December 7, 2011

We are working really hard to build The Quad-Cities Daily into a full coverage hard news site for The Shoals. We are a small crew of reporters and editors and can’t be everywhere at once. With your help, however, that’s not an insurmountable problem. When you see something that you think is newsworthy, let us […]


Rep. Brooks Announces New Army Aviation Caucus

December 7, 2011

Washington –  Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has formed the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC). Rep. Brooks will be co-chair with Rep.  Mark Critz (D-PA). Rep. Brooks says the Caucus will provide a forum for members of Congress, staff and the Army to improve communication and support for Army Aviation.  Rep. Brooks, who serves on the House Armed […]


TVA To Hold Follow Up Session On Redevelopment

December 7, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Tennessee Valley Authority held two public meetings in The Shoals last November to gather input on its Reservation Redevelopment Comprehensive Plan. TVA spokesperson, Larry Softly announced today that, a follow-up public meeting will be held this winter to discuss the feedback from the public. The November sessions provided interested members of […]


Inside The Quad…

December 6, 2011

Take a closer look at our front page, and you will see a couple of new navigation boxes. One for State and Regional stories of general interest, and another for features we call ‘Life & Times’. You will see a listing of articles in each box that you can click to get to the stories, […]


Sheffield Utility Board May Be Dissolved

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The City Council is considering changing the way Sheffield’s various City departments are organized. Council member Steve Stanley said that the timing of his presentation has been speeded up because of recent developments with some Sheffield Utilities Board members. The reorganization process would be to eliminate the Utilities Board, and replace it with […]


Steve Price Essay – This Is America!

December 6, 2011

During a past visit to New York City, a questionable individual that seemed to be in a real big hurry stopped me on the street and flashed a Rolex. “Wanna buy a watch?” he asked. It was such a bargain that I jumped at the opportunity. I had not walked 100 feet when another gentleman […]


Chief Ray: Law Has Two Sides

December 6, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The U.S. Justice Department says Alabama’s tough new immigration law is creating problems. Federal prosecutors said last week that the strict new law has them overwhelmed with simple violations which take them away from their mandate to go after major criminals who are in this country illegally. Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray told […]


UNA’s Chloe Roberts Headlines NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-American Team

December 5, 2011

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — University of North Alabama junior forward Chloe Roberts was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year to headline the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team. Roberts, now a three-time All-America selection, also joined 12 other student-athletes on an All-America first team that features six repeat honorees. […]


Alabama Tourism Releases Songwriters Contest CD

December 5, 2011

Montgomery – The top 11 songs from the Year of Alabama Music    Songwriters Contest are featured on a CD titled Alabama Road Songs.     The tourism department will release the CD at an event from 5:30 p.m.  to 730 p.m. Tues. Dec 6,   at American Idol winner Taylor Hick’s restaurant, Ore, in […]


A Christmas Carol

December 5, 2011

Not a Bah Humbug in the house. Shoals folks kicked off the holiday season with a rattle of chains and, “A Merry Christmas to each and everyone” as  Pillar of Fire and The Florence/Lauderdale Public Library on Friday, Dec. 2, presented  their annual concert reading of Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol”.     The performance […]


Immigration Law Foes Take To Streets

December 3, 2011

FLORENCE – A small group of students and activists held a protest rally in opposition of Alabama’s strict new anti-immigration law Thursday at Wilson Park. About 30 protesters, carrying signs and hurling slogans, marched up Court Street to The University Of North Alabama, and on to The Memorial Amphitheatre. They were rather well behaved, however […]


Housing Authority To Reinvigorate Park Place

December 2, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority will only make Park Place better, said Executive Director Shirley Whitten. In an interview Thursday with The Quad-Cities Daily, Ms. Whitten promised that the upscale apartment complex in Sheffield’s Downtown is set for a major face lift. The Housing Authority closed the deal to buy Park Place November 28th […]


Park Place Sold To Housing Authority

November 30, 2011

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Housing Authority Monday, closed on its purchase agreement with Park Place. It was a rather quiet real estate transaction. There was little or no fanfare from those in power at The Sheffield Municipal Building, considering how important this business deal was to The City. Park Place was not just a collection […]


Muscle Shoals Senior Center Gets Grant

November 30, 2011

MUSCLE SHOALS – A “home away from home” for many senior citizens in Muscle Shoals that was damaged by fire will receive energy efficiency upgrades with the help of a $100,000 grant from The State Of Alabama.While insurance is paying for structural repairs, the grant will enable the city of Muscle Shoals to incorporate energy-efficient […]


Holiday Traffic Deaths

November 28, 2011

Montgomery – During the Thanksgiving holiday travel period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through midnight Sunday, Nov. 27, Alabama State Troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six traffic deaths. These six fatalities occurred in Mobile, Russell, Etowah (2), Washington and Madison counties. Five of the six individuals killed were not wearing seat belts. […]