First Friday on Court Street – Part I

June 8, 2013

FLORENCE – First Friday for June was a huge success! The weather was perfect; lots of new crafts and vendors; music… And of course, The Quad-Cities Daily was there recording the evening with photos. We have a lot for our readers to peruse, so… Let’s get started! As always, these photos are sized for printing at […]


Carhartt Bassmaster College Series: Wildcard Tournament

June 8, 2013

FLORENCE-Carhartt Bassmaster College Series,  Wildcard Tournament.  Florence/Lauderdale Tourism is excited to host college anglers from all five conferences of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series as they compete to qualify for the National Championship.  80 teams from across the United States will be fishing Pickwick Lake in search of the prize winning big bass to ensure […]


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 06/01/13 – 06/05/13

June 8, 2013

SHEFFIELD–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.


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Notices & Obituaries

Russellville Man Could Face Life in Prison

June 7, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE – Harry Wayne Roberts, 48, has been put in jail after police brought about the accusation that he raped a woman from Mississippi at a motel. If convicted of this First-degree rape charge, Roberts could be facing 10 years to life in prison. Police say the rape occurred Saturday morning at the Four Way Motel […]


Red Bay man could face up to 10 years in prison

June 7, 2013

RED BAY – Theron McKinney, owner of McKinney RV, has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse due to the allegation reported by one of his former employees. McKinney was arrested at his business Thursday, and the arrest is due to an investigation by local police and the ABI. Although McKinney has denied these […]


2013 Shoals Summer Technology Institute for Educators

June 7, 2013

THE SHOALS– The Shoals Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northwest-Shoals Community College, will host the 2013 Shoals Summer Technology Institute for Educators beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 “We have gotten tremendous response from the participants from the very beginning, many saying it’s the best professional development they’ve ever attended and has the most real-world […]


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Keller Award of Courage – Jill Hammond Rossiter

June 7, 2013

TUSCUMBIA –  A Florence woman has been named recipient of the 2013 Helen Keller Award of Courage. Jill Hammond Rossiter was raised in a small community in Lauderdale County, called Grassy, on a family farm.  Shortly after beginning school, her teacher noticed that Jill was not able to see the blackboard well and related this to […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/29/13 – 06/05/13

June 7, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY-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.


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/28/13 – 06/04/13 Part II

June 7, 2013

FLORENCE–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 service.


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Chinese Tallowtree: History and Control Techniques

June 7, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Alabama has a variety of beautiful scenery, from the white sands of the Gulf Coast to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. All of this natural beauty, however, is at risk of being invaded by nonnative plants. The Chinese tallowtree, more commonly called the “popcorn tree,” is just one of the many species invading Alabama’s […]


Governor Bentley Signs Medicaid Reform Bill

June 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 340, a measure that will help increase efficiency in Alabama Medicaid while also helping improve patient care.   “We’re providing a way to improve care for people on Medicaid and make smarter use of the tax dollars that support the program,” […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/28/13 – 06/04/13 Part I

June 6, 2013

FLORENCE–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 service.


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2013 Helen Keller Festival Set for June 26-30 in Tuscumbia

June 6, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Helen Keller Festival Board has announced plans for the thirty-fifth annual Helen Keller Festival which will be celebrated June 26 – 30 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. On the last full weekend in June each year, and in the days preceding, thousands of visitors and locals gather in the town of Helen Keller’s birth. They […]


Florence Police Blotter

June 6, 2013

05/28/13 -Theft of property and Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle; 1 brown billfold was stolen containing $180   05/30/13 -Theft of Property on the 100 block of S. Fulton St., 1 Diamond Ring  White Gold Band worth $2000. -Theft of Property on the 2300 block of Cloyd Blvd., 1 Yellow Gold ring with […]


Study Finds 74 Percent of Freshwater Snails in the US and Canada Imperiled

June 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY-According to a decade-long study conducted by the American Fisheries Society (AFS), 74 percent of all freshwater snails in the United States and Canada are currently imperiled. The AFS conservation status review created a database of the all freshwater snails in the United States and Canada, the first database of its kind. The findings have […]


New! Madison County Arrest Reports 05/29/13 – 06/03/13

June 6, 2013

MADISON COUNTY-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.


Florence Indrustrial Park ready for new Micro-brewery

June 5, 2013

FLORENCE – Tuesday night  The Florence City Council discussed the issue of whether a change needed to be made to the city code that allows a microbrewery to open in places where manufacturing is allowed, such as the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park. After some discussion the City Council has decided that it would be a great benefit […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 05/26/13 – 06/02/13

June 5, 2013

THE SHOALS – The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hosptial is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


Lineup of bands for “Rally At The River”

June 5, 2013

Editors Note:  This event time has been changed to 10:00 am.   FLORENCE – Shoals bikers and non-scooter-drivers alike have the opportunity once again to have a great time in the park and at the same time raise lots of cash for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. “Rally at the River” will be held this Saturday,  June […]


Rescue of the Hummer 2013

June 5, 2013

  TUSCUMBIA-I have an issue, I see plant, I want plant. I was contemplating looking for a plant anonymous group when my cousin Pat sent me some information about an ancestor Hermann Gusmus born in the late 1790’s.  He was the gardener for the King and some Counts in Germany and traveled the world collecting […]


On the Road and Under the Skies #3

June 5, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Saturday we drove down to Galveston Island to check out the beaches.  Now all of us just take for granted the beautiful white sandy beaches we have at Gulf Shores and along the emerald coast, because thats all we know.  Well at Galveston Island you would be shocked as to what passes […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/28/13 – 06/02/13

June 5, 2013

DECATUR-New Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff. 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.


Children’s March of 1963: Fifty Years Later

June 5, 2013

FLORENCE – In May 1963, hundreds of children left their schools to march with Dr. Martin Luther King in Birmingham, AL. Some of the children walked from miles away, and many were hosed and arrested. Historical novelist Rosalie Turner decided to write about these children’s courage in her new novel March with Me. Join us […]


Former Muscle Shoals Police Officer Convicted

June 4, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Former Muscle Shoals Police Officer Greg Scoggins has been convicted on one of three misdemeanor counts for hunting on TVA land near 2nd Street in Muscle Shoals. He was convicted of hunting without permission on private land, but found not guilty of reckless endangerment and hunting with the aid of a motor […]