Littleville’s Bluegrass Festival a hit

October 15, 2012

LITTLEVILLE – There was some big music Saturday in one of The Shoals’ smallest communities. It was The Littleville 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival, and a few hundred folks from all over turned out. The weather was excellent, there was lots of food, and even a flea market was in high gear as music from 10 […]


Start Something “Reel”

October 15, 2012

Florence-Big Brothers Big Sisters serves  children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are in need of an additional adult role model relationship. These  children are matched with a suitable volunteer who spends time with them to promote self-worth, and encourage them to reach their full potential in school, at home and in the […]


Hospitals to Conduct North Alabama Health Assessment

October 14, 2012

Sheffield-Like an annual physical examination, communities need to have an occasional check up on their overall health too. That’s why Huntsville Hospital Health System and its affiliates are conducting a Community Health Assessment throughout north Alabama over the next several months. The assessment includes an online public survey, as well as feedback from physicians, and […]


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ConnectingALABAMA holds high-speed Internet workshops for businesses

October 14, 2012

ConnectingALABAMA is holding high-speed Internet workshops for businesses and organizations interested in broadband. The topics will cover broadband technologies and how to create websites for business. Part of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, ConnectingALABAMA was created to increase awareness and encourage adoption of high-speed Internet in the state, with a special focus on […]


Tuscumbia History in Peril

October 14, 2012

Tuscumbia-The grand old Lady was built in 1852 for a congregation that had been meeting in homes since 1832.  She survived being used as a horse stable during the Yankee occupation during the Civil War.  She survived the tornado of November 22, 1874 as evidenced by the numerous earthquake rods going from wall to wall […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 10/02/12 – 10/09/12

October 13, 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.


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Pumpkins & Tiaras – October 2012 First Friday

October 13, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Another great First Friday in downtown Florence is in the books. The weather was delightful, not to hot nor to cold. The crowd was large and folks were having a great time taking in all the sights. There was a pumpkin painting where kids could paint their Halloween pumpkin with a face […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 10/02/12 – 10/09/12 Part II

October 12, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police / 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.


10 Alabama Health Care facilities received NECC products

October 12, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Although no Alabama health care facilities received fungus-contaminated injections from New England Compounding Center, 10 health care facilities did receive other NECC sterile injectable products. The compounding pharmacy is at the center of a massive multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak.           The Alabama Department of Public Health has contacted all facilities […]


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New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 09/26/12 – 10/09/12

October 12, 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.


Veterans Drive closing Monday- Make alternate plans

October 12, 2012

FLORENCE – Starting Monday, motorists are going to have to reroute their driving around Veterans Drive. The Tennessee Southern Railroad will be making repairs to their crossing at Royal Avenue. The crossing is scheduled to reopen on October 18. Tennessee Southern Railroad is a small line that operates from The Port of Florence to Natco, Tennessee, […]


Unusual airplane lands at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

October 11, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Eyes were opened wide at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Thursday afternoon, as a Navy V-22 Osprey landed for refueling. As it was getting gassed up, a small crowd of onlookers approached the fence to the ramp where it was parked. Smartphones in hand, they busied themselves with picture taking.       The […]


New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 09/22/12 – 10/05/12

October 11, 2012

New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia 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.


Walking Tour of Forks of Cypress

October 11, 2012

Florence-A local favorite free event is back! The Forks of Cypress Plantation Site and Cemetery Walking Tour conducted by Harry Wallace will take place Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  The site of the once thriving plantation and award winning horse training center is located on Jackson Road and County Road 41 in Lauderdale […]


New Today – Florence /Lauderdale Arrest Reports 10/02/12 – 10/09/12 Part I

October 11, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence Police/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.


$2.1 Million HRSA Grant to Benefit Disadvantaged Nursing Students and Underserved Communities

October 10, 2012

Florence-The University of North Alabama College of Nursing and Allied Health has just received a grant of $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will pave the way for disadvantaged students, particularly underrepresented minorities, into UNA’s new OPEN (Opportunities for Entry Into Nursing) program. “OPEN is a program […]


Veterans Drive closing for almost a week

October 10, 2012

FLORENCE – Motorists are going to have to reroute their driving around Veterans Drive effective October 15. The Tennessee Southern Railroad will be making repairs to their crossing at Royal Avenue. The crossing is scheduled to reopen on October 18. Tennessee Southern Railroad is a small line that operates from The Port of Florence to […]


New Today – Franklin County Arrest Reports 10/01/12 – 10/09/12

October 10, 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.


Alleged Hit and Run Driver Arrested

October 10, 2012

  FLORENCE – The man who is assused of killing a 13 year old Central High School student in a hit-and-run incident Monday night is in custody. James O’Neal Wilson,  42, is in the Florence/Lauderdale Detention Center. No bail amount has been set. Among the charges Wilson is facing, he is facing felony leaving the […]


Sam Phillips Music Celebration 2012 – PHOTOS

October 9, 2012

FLORENCE – The Sam Phillips Music Celebration 2012 proved to be a challenge against the forces of nature. Despite the rain, Big River Broadcasting leaned into plow and gave music lovers a great Saturday night. Naturally, The Quad-Cities Daily was present with its cadre’ of photojournalists, Dick Cooper, Sheri Wiggins, Dave Reasons and Steve Wiggins. […]


Distinguished Events Series Brings UNA ‘Stories From Home’ With Rick Bragg

October 9, 2012

FLORENCE – The 2012-13 season of the Distinguished Events Series at the University of North Alabama will kick off with “Stories From Home,” featuring two storytelling performances by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg, October 11 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Norton Auditorium. The event is free of charge, and no tickets are required. In addition […]


Publix holds hiring fair – Large turnout

October 9, 2012

  FLORENCE – The Shoals’ first Publix Supermarket is slated to open December 12. Today, the company, which is employee-owned, began interviewing employee candidates at The Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Even though the formal opening wasn’t until 10 o’clock, many job seekers were in the parking lot well before 8:00 this morning. “I just wanted to […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 09/14/12 – 09/27/12

October 9, 2012

New Booking Photos from Sheffield 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


Oktoberfest in St. Florian – PHOTOS

October 9, 2012

ST. FLORIAN – Well, it certainly wasn’t your traditional, bratwurst, beer maids, lederhosen kind of Oktoberfest. Nope, nobody would have mistaken St. Florian for Munich, but it was a fun Saturday nonetheless. Even the Beer Garden was back. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to record some of the day in photographs. These photos are […]