Drive With Care This 4th Of July

July 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY-As motorists across Alabama celebrate the Fourth of July, Alabama State Troopers prepare for heavier- than-usual traffic. All available troopers will be on duty during the Fourth of July holiday safety blitz, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, and runs through midnight Sunday, July 8. They will enforce all traffic laws, assist motorists […]


Culinary Program for at-risk students launched

July 2, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and Northwest Shoals Community College are cooking up something special for 12 lucky young people. This summer,  a dozen students will participate in a hands-on culinary experience designed to teach them the fundamentals of food service, to prepare them for careers in a culinary environment. College President Dr. Humphrey […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 06/19/12 – 06/26/12 Part II

July 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence P.D. / 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.


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Give Them Paint And Everyone Wins

July 1, 2012

 TUSCUMBIA, Ala. … Summer time is camp time, and youngsters attending Art Camp at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, this year will learn about watercolors, pastels, clay items from around the world and 3-D sculptures made with found objects. “We are so excited about the local artists who will […]


Helen Keller Festival rip-roaring success – 125 PHOTOS!

June 25, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Record turnout – record heat was the theme of this year’s annual Helen Keller Festival. Thousands of people swarmed to the 4 day event, despite temperatures that hovered at 100 degrees. This was the 34th such event, The Shoals longest running, and plans are already underway for next year.         […]


Helen Keller Festival – Spring Park PHOTOS!

June 23, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Arts & Crafts, Food, and Music was the world of The Helen Keller Festival on Friday night in Spring Park. According to The Festival’s facebook page, it was the largest Friday audience in several years. Here is how the Festival characterized the evening: “Biggest Friday night crowd in several years ! Jason Isbell […]


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Helen Keller Festival kicks off in Tuscumbia

June 22, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – The 34th annual Helen Keller Festival had a great start Thursday with a parade and street party in downtown.             The parade was led by a color guard, Mayor Bill Shoemaker, and Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, along with many Police Officers and Tuscumbia Firefighters. The Deshler High School […]


Helen Keller Festival ….Right Around The Bend

June 20, 2012

It’s June.  Summer’s here!  It is time to celebrate… and celebrate we will, at the Helen Keller Festival!  The annual event has become a rite of the season in the Shoals area and the historic town of Tuscumbia is spruced up and ready to welcome the thousands who will visit during the next four days […]


First Friday 6/1/2012 – Pictures!

June 2, 2012

FLORENCE – The weather was great, the entertainment was excellent, and the crowd was huge. What more can we say? First Friday on Historic Court Street was the place to be in The Shoals. Check out all the photos, you might be in there! As always, these photos are sized for printing at your home, or […]


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New Today – Madison County Arrest Reports 05/24/12 – 05/31/12

June 2, 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public […]


North Alabama African Heritage Festival

June 2, 2012

Tuscumbia, AL. The Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Willie Green Recreational Center, 609 S East St., Tuscumbia, Alabama from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The event is free.   According to Wallace Ricks, the President of the Board for the Festival, “We are so […]


Hot Rods In Spring Park

June 2, 2012

Tuscumbia, AL.  The 41st Annual Muscle Shoals Area Street Rod Festival will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Spring Park, Tuscumbia.  Approximately 250 street rods will be on display in scenic Spring Park all day on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  There will be a swap meet and vendors will be on hand […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/22/12 – 05/28/12 Part II

June 2, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.


14 Alabama Trails get recognition – Shoal Creek Preserve Included

June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – For the third year in a row, Alabama leads all other states in the number of trails selected for inclusion in the National Recreation Trail registry. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced that 14 Alabama trails received the designation. Forty additional trails located in […]


Decatur Man Indicted for Distaster Fraud

June 1, 2012

BIRMINGHAM-A federal grand jury today indicted a Decatur man for fraudulently claiming disaster benefits following the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that struck North Alabama, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley, and Department of Homeland Security-Office of the Inspector General Special Agent in Charge James E. Ward announced. An […]


New Today – Sheffield Arrest Reports 05/25/12 – 05/31/12

June 1, 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/22/12 – 05/28/12 Part I

June 1, 2012

New Booking Photos from Florence/Lauderdale. 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 information in accordance with The Alabama Open Records Law, free of charge as a public service.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]