First Friday in Florence This Afternoon

June 1, 2012

FLORENCE – People from all over The Shoals will be attending the June 2012 Edition of First Friday on Court Street in Florence. The 4 block long event is a “must see and do”. The Quad-Cities Daily plans to be there, roaming with our cameras. So if you see us, stop and smile! You could find […]

Be A Force Of Nature

June 1, 2012

Washington, DC-With Atlantic hurricane season starting today, this week is national Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is teaming up with other federal partners to help get businesses and communities StormReady. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and two landfalling hurricanes. The impacts of […]

Back to The ’70’s Photos Part V

June 1, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Last Saturday night’s music celebration in Downtown Sheffield drew a huge crowd of revelers, and The Quad-Cities Daily was there to document the event. We are publishing a lot of photos; so many in fact, that we will have to split them up over several pages. Just keep looking, as you will probably see […]

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Whoopers Leave Wheeler

April 12, 2012

DECATUR – Nine Whooping Cranes, wintering at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge finally left today on their northward trek, according to a report by Operation Migration. The Cranes, among the rarest species of birds in the world, had been at Wheeler since early February when they had been taken there by conservationists. They were placed in the […]

Tea Party Organizes Prayer Rally – Atheists Attend

April 2, 2012
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FLORENCE – About 160 people attended a rally at Wilson Park Saturday – 150 Christians and 10 atheists. The rally, sponsored by The Tea Party Patriots of North Alabama, emphasized their belief that public prayer in schools was a First Amendment right, and the Supreme Court ban should be overturned. One of the organizers, Carolyn […]

Alabama Music Hall of Fame – Swan Song? – Johnson Reflects

March 26, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The building on Highway 72 lies quietly in repose on the 40-acre parcel that was once a cotton field on the south side of town. There are no cars in the parking lot; no visitors walking through the doors. Yesterday in Birmingham, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors decided to keep […]

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The Quad-Cities Daily Sets New Record

March 16, 2012

THE SHOALS – The week of March 12, 2012 ends tonight , The Quad-Cities Daily will have once again set a new readership record. The ‘newspaper of the internet’ site officially signed on in January, 2012 with hard news stories, features, and other Shoals vital information such as free obituaries and birth notices. The news site […]

Wise Metals Opens New Facility – State and Local Leaders Gather

March 2, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Wise Metals Group today cut the ribbon on its latest expansion facility in The Shoals. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Congressman Mo Brooks, Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) C.E.O. David Bronner, Mayors of Florence, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals, and numerous city council members, state representatives, and business leaders attended the ceremony. The new facility, […]

Whooping Cranes To Live at Wheeler: A Distinct Possibility

February 1, 2012

WINSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA – When it comes to the notion of following a ultralight aircraft down to Florida, nine of the world’s rarest birds aren’t feeling it any more. Now that the birds are no longer cooperating, the dedicated crew that has been supporting the young Whooping cranes is trying to figure out what to do […]

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Whooping Cranes On Their Way South

January 18, 2012

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Nine Whooping cranes, among the most endangered animals in the world, have finally left their makeshift home of five weeks and have continued on their journey to Florida. The immature birds, on their first migration from Wisconsin where they were hatched, left their pen near the Russellville Airport shortly after dawn. Led […]