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Tell It Again!

May 16, 2012

Florence-UNA to host second annual Front Porch Storytelling Festival. World-class storytellers will be on the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence, on May 18 and 19, 2012, to regale expected crowds with tales of heart, humor, and heritage. The University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival is the newest addition to festivals […]


Tuscumbia Booking Photos

May 15, 2012

Here are all three booking photos from Tuscumbia Police. We don’t understand why some photos are seemingly being withheld. But here is what we were given. Remember that these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge.


Madison County Arrest Reports 05/06/12 – 05/11/12

May 15, 2012

New Madison County booking photos. Remember, these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily provides these photos for free in accordance with the Alabama Open Records Law as a public service.


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Ready To Hunt Alligators in Alabama?

May 14, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will open registration for Alabama’s seventh regulated alligator hunting season on June 5, 2012. The hunts will be held on August 16-18 and August 23- 25 in the Mobile Tensaw Delta and west central Alabama, and on August 10-26 for the southeast Alabama area. To register […]


Political Gerrymandering – Charges Alabama Democrats

May 14, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Only a small number of area residents turned out last Friday to hear how local Democratic Party legislators were describing the presumptive new voting districts for Alabama. This Thursday, the day after the regular 2012 Alabama Legislative Sessions ends, a special session has been called by governor Robert Bentley to hammer out court-mandated […]


UPDATED – Legendary bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn found dead in Tokyo at age 70

May 13, 2012

TOKYO – Musician Donald “Duck” Dunn, the pioneering bass player whose grooves drove Booker T and the MGs and hits including Otis Redding’s Respect has died in Tokyo, age 70. Dunn, who had many friends in The Shoals, is reported to have died in his sleep. Duck was in Japan for a series of shows with […]


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Alabama Music Hall of Fame Stabilized – Humphrey Lee Rides in On White Horse

May 13, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Well at least the first part of the headline is true. But the fact of the matter is that because of some forward thinking on the part of Northwest Shoals Community College President, Dr. Humphrey Lee, The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will receive $1.1 million in desperately needed cash over the next […]


Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos 05/01/12 – 05/07/12 Part II

May 13, 2012

Click on the link to get to Part Deux of Florence/Lauderdale County booking photos. Remember, these persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public information from cooperating law enforcement agencies in North Alabama as a public service. Why wait until Tuesdays? Why pay a dollar? This information […]


Mothers

May 13, 2012

Mothers Day…A day celebrating and honoring mothers, motherhood and the influence maternal bonds have on society.  This day is celebrated throughout the world in March, April and May. Mother’s Day can be traced back to many ancient festivals such as Hilaria, the Roman celebration for Cybele, the earth mother, usually held on the vernal equinox. […]


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Growing Up On A Farm: Things That Give Mom’s Gray Hairs

May 13, 2012

Growing up on the farm, our favorite place to play was in the hay barn.  When our dairy was first started, it was the site of our milking barn also.  The side room was the area where the cows where milked until the 1950’s when Dad built a new milking barn. The barn had a […]


New Florence/Lauderdale Booking Photos 05/01/12 – 05/07/12 Part I

May 12, 2012

New today! Florence/Lauderdale .While you are here, check out Law & Order for all of our booking photos and arrest reports, Most Wanted, and Registered Sex Offenders who may be living next door to you. Remember, the people appearing in these arrest reports are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge.


Education Gets Slashed – If the Alabama House Has Its Way

May 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House has passed an education budget that is $141 million short of what was spent last year. The House adopted changes to a Senate version of the budget on Thursday, adding an additional $10 million in funding. The House-passed budget includes a nearly $36 million cut to state universities, a $77 million […]


Governor Bentley to Deliver NW-SCC Commencement Address

May 10, 2012

FLORENCE – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday will deliver the Spring Commencement address to the Class of 2012 from Northwest–Shoals Community College.   Thursday’s commencement will be a combined graduation ceremony for students from both the Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell locations of NWSCC.  Governor Bentley will encourage graduates to continue a life of service and leadership.  The […]


The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider…..New Species Discovered

May 10, 2012

AUBURN – Researchers at Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Ala. Myrmekiaphila tigris, affectionately referred to as the Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider, is named in honor of Auburn University’s costumed tiger mascot, Aubie. The research team, directed by biological […]


Patty Cake Patty Cake Baker’s Man … Celebrate The “Mother” In Your Life!

May 10, 2012

Florence, AL-Are you creative? Do you love to bake and decorate cakes? Are you a male over the age of 18? Help celebrate Mother’s Day at Regency Square Mall and you could win a Mother’s Day Brunch for 4 at Crocodile Ed’s Grill & Fish Market, flowers from Lola’s Gift & Flowers, or a manicure-pedicure and […]


Backyard Cookout “Southern” Style

May 9, 2012

Folks in Colbert County and throughout the Shoals came in droves to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Day with the Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau.  Susann Hamlin, Executive Director, along with staff and members of the Tourism Board held a “Backyard Cookout” on Wednesday, May 9, on the grounds of the Tourism office.  Mayors […]


New Madison County Booking Photos and Arrest Reports

May 9, 2012

Check out the new MADISON COUNTY booking photos, all new today in The Quad-Cities Daily. Did you know that we publish this public information as it comes in instead of holding everything to publish on a single day like “You-Know-Who”? And this information is FREE! It is public information, and we don’t believe that you should […]


Democrats to Host Hearings Across the State Regarding Reapportionment

May 9, 2012

Montgomery – With the Alabama Legislature in full swing and reapportionment of State Senate and House districts underway, political wrangling is at what seems to be an all time high. This week Alabama Democrats, who have repeatedly charged state Republicans with “back-room” politics, are holding public meetings across Alabama to inform the constituents of changes […]


Disarming of Law Enforcement Officer Bill On Way to Governor For Signing

May 9, 2012

MONTGOMERY – The act of disarming a law enforcement officer is one step closer to becoming a felony in Alabama under a bill sponsored by Sen. Tammy Irons, D-Florence. Senate Bill 91 passed the House of Representatives today. Earlier in the session, the Senate passed this bill with a vote of 25 to 0. The bill […]


Texting While Driving Outlawed in Alabama

May 8, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 2, a measure that prohibits texting while driving.       . . “Signing this bill sends a message that drivers need to focus on driving – not on sending a text,” Governor Bentley said.  “There is nothing so urgent that it is worth […]


Networking is What It’s All About

May 8, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held it’s monthly networking breakfast Tuesday morning at Servpro in Muscle Shoals.     Approximately 60 business men and women had the opportunity to network with each other while enjoying the food and hospitality of Servpro of the Quad Cities.               Door […]


Florence/Lauderdale & Franklin Booking Photos and Arrests

May 8, 2012

New Florence/Lauderdale AND Franklin County arrest reports and booking photos. Some interesting item. Check out all of Law&Order for the latest law enforcement information. Please remember that the persons reported here are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Don’t judge.


Recall LaGrange Has Roaring First Day – VIDEO

May 6, 2012

COLBERT COUNTY – When the LaGrange College Site Park opened for this weekend’s”Recall LaGrange 2012″ event, one could stroll through the historic grounds, squint their eyes a bit, and find themselves in antebellum Alabama once more. Recall LaGrange continues through Sunday afternoon.           The annual event commemorates the 149th anniversary of […]


George Lindsey Dies At 83

May 6, 2012

One of the most love characters on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD, and later Hee Haw, namesake of The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival and beloved son of Florence, Alabama George Lindsey, passed away this morning from complications of a stoke he suffered earlier this month.  George was much more than “Goober Pyle” though. […]