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Aquila Theater Presents MacBeth

January 12, 2012

Florence – Aquila Theater returns to Norton Auditorium to perform one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays, MacBeth. Emptied by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable […]


HARLEM ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM

January 12, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Since the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s creation in 1969, the celebrated dance ensemble has presented ballet groups composed of racially diverse dancers, as well as provided artistic education and community outreach programs for all. The University of North Alabama will get a taste of what the ensemble has to offer Jan. 15 […]


Lions’ Wallace Hires Two Keeps Three …

January 11, 2012

FLORENCE, AL — University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Bobby Wallace announced Wednesday that the Lions’ offense will be under the direction of one of the most winning  quarterbacks in college football history, with the hiring of former UNA signal-caller Cody Gross as offensive coordinator. Gross was the head football coach at Wilson High […]


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Bentley Awards Grants … Aim Is To Help Abuse Victims

January 11, 2012

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants totaling $32,002 to two nonprofit organizations that help meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and rape.A $17,002 grant to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and a $15,000 grant to the Alabama Coalition Against Rape will help the agencies conduct training to help police, medical personnel […]


Deal Goes Bad: Jeweler Shoots Customer

January 10, 2012

  SHEFFIELD – Buddy Zils, 70, of Buddy’s Jewelry on Second Street, has been charged in the Monday shooting  of one of his customers.  Zils, who has for years adorned his business with messages of God’s love, has been charged with First Degree Assault, a Class A felony, according to Sheffield Police Chief, Greg Ray. “We […]


Roll Tide

January 10, 2012

  No need to say more.  When we found this picture on our Facebook….well we had no choice …it said all we wanted to say.  Alabama Number 1 ..again… Congrats to The Alabama Football Team.  You represented us well.


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Auburn University Named Top Online Education Honor Roll

January 10, 2012

AUBURN – Online graduate programs in Auburn University’s College of Education and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were named honor roll programs in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever Top Online Education Program rankings. Those named to the honor roll ranked in the top third among their peers in four categories; there were no numeric […]


UNA Music and Theatre Department …Big Music For February

January 10, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of Music and Theatre will host its annual Big Band Blowout Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in Norton Auditorium. The show will include the Shoals Big Band, the UNA Studio Jazz Band and more. Featured music will include Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, […]


Publix Pulling Out? Not So Fast…

January 9, 2012

FLORENCE – Last Spring, upscale supermarket chain, Publix, announced that it was putting a store on Cox Creek Parkway. Many Shoals residents greeted the news with enthusiasm. The nation’s largest employee-owned supermarket had been courted for years by local individuals and the Chamber of Commerce, without much success. The advent of Publix on The Shoals […]


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Brooks: Congressional Changes to Colbert and Lawrence

January 8, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Congressman Mo Brooks (R) says that with redistricting changes coming to The Shoals, residents of Colbert and Lawrence Counties will see a new face around. That face will be Robert Aderholt (R) of the Fourth District of which the two counties will become a part in January 2013. In an exclusive interview with […]


Back From A Near Death Experience

January 8, 2012

SHEFFIELD – After a disastrous crash this past Thursday, The Quad-Cities Daily now resides on a new web server. Growing pains and a programmer who is not-too-knowledgeable in WordPress, contributed to a total lack of functionality of the site. We could not publish any new stories, nor could we update any existing ones. To sum the […]


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January 6, 2012

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January 6, 2012

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UNA Makes It Official: Bobby Wallace Head Coach

January 4, 2012

The University of North Alabama announced Tuesday night, to a standing ovation, that Bobby Wallace would return as head football Coach for the Lions.  He will fill the vacancy left by the departure of Terry Bowden. Wallace was the architect of UNA’s football success in the 1990’sthat included three straight NCAA Division II National Championships. […]


UA’s Rural Health Institute Seeks Nominees for Heroes Awards

January 4, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Institute for Rural Health Research is seeking nominations for the Rural Health Heroes Awards. The awards will honor health-care providers and others who assisted victims of Alabama’s April 27, 2011, tornadoes. Award winners will be honored at the 13th Annual Rural Health Conference Friday, April 20, at UA’s Ferguson Center. UA’s Institute […]


Bentley Announces Funding for Alabama Trail Projects

January 4, 2012

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has announced the award of $729,507 in grants for the construction or improvement of 14 trail projects in Alabama. “Recreational trails offer many benefits to Alabama communities,” Bentley said. “They promote physical fitness, encourage family outings, increase tourism and are a source of pride for communities and those who use and […]


How’s My Driving?

January 3, 2012

However, when it comes to staying out of the statistics column, the responsibility rests on you. Ask yourself truthfully, “Am I a good driver?” Most of us would answer, “Yes, I’m a great driver.” But are we? The truth is most of us, perhaps without thinking about it, engage in dangerous activities while driving that […]


Bentley Awards $145,870 to Improve Evidence Analysis

January 3, 2012

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences will be able to identify illegal substances quicker thanks to a $145,870 grant from Gov. Robert Bentley. The department will use the grant to purchase an additional piece of equipment that will speed up analysis of drug evidence submitted by Alabama law enforcement agencies. The Direct Analysis in Real […]


“Wars Should Be Fought By Old Men” – Homer Hickam

January 3, 2012

Huntsville-Wars, according to author and Vietnam veteran Homer Hickam, should be fought by old men. As a young man in the ’60s, he was idealistic and eager to experience what he thought would be the adventure of war. But if someone asked him to go secure a hill today, he joked, he would just sit […]


Wallace Named UNA Football Head Coach

January 2, 2012

FLORENCE – It was announced this afternoon by University of North Alabama officials that UNA legendary coach Bobby Wallace will be returning. Wallace was head coach there from ’88-’97, then at Temple for 7 seasons and last served as head coach at West Alabama from 2006-2010. Wallace won three consecutive D-II national championships from ’93-’95. […]


New Booking Photos and Arrest Reports – Sheffield

January 2, 2012

Click on Law & Order for the latest booking photos and arrest reports from Sheffield P.D. All persons who appear here are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.  Or CLICK HERE to go directly to the most recent.


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

As 2012 comes into being, we at The Quad-Cities Daily are excited for the future! Lots of  hard news, features, opinion… The kind of journalism that The Shoals can use. Even though we’re taking the ‘Under Construction’ banner down, there are plenty of things yet to do on the news site. So bear with us […]


FREE TOWING ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 29, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, AL – As Americans pop the cork on New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, AAA Alabama cautions partygoers against getting behind the wheel after the champagne toast. According to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, during the last decade, the years’ highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occur on […]


Cloverdale Walmart Moves Closer to Reality

December 23, 2011

FLORENCE – The Florence Planning Board Thursday night gave tentative rezoning approval for a new Walmart Supercenter on Cloverdale Road. The decision to rezone came after representatives of Walmart and the Barnett Family Properties, L.L.C. presented their plans for the retail complex of the retail facility and several out-parcels near the General John Coffee cemetery […]