Minority Leader responds to Bentley’s “Road to a Billion Dollars”

December 28, 2012

GADSDEN – Alabama House of Representatives Minority Leader Craig Ford took exception to Governor Robert Bentley’s statement on his plans to shrink Alabama state government. Here is his statement: “The governor claims he is saving millions of dollars through “right-sizing the state government workforce” and “consolidating government agencies.” But that really means is he is […]


Bentley: Update on Road to a Billion Dollars in Savings

December 28, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday provided an end-of-the-year update on the Road to a Billion Dollars in Savings, the state’s long-term effort to identify greater efficiencies and cost savings in government. More than $750 million in current and projected annual savings have now been identified, up from $674 million in savings that had […]


Suspended Chief’s Civil Service Hearing set for January 17th

December 28, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Greg Ray, suspended from his job as Chief of Police will have his Civil Service hearing on January 17th. Ray was asked to resign by Mayor Ian Sanford in October because of his alleged failures to perform his required duties. Ray refused to quit and instead asked for a Civil Service hearing on the […]


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New Today – Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 12/12/12 – 12/28/12

December 28, 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.


Muscle Shoals Policeman allegedly shoots deer on Reservation

December 28, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Officer Greg Scoggins is on administrative leave in the wake of his alleged shooting of a white tail deer on the TVA Reservation near 2nd Street. According to TVA spokesman Scott Brooks, the incident took place last Sunday morning. TVA did not identify Scoggins, however several other sources have confirmed his identity. […]


Driver identified in Sparkey’s crash

December 27, 2012

Tuscumbia-The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado who lost control of the truck and slammed into the side of Sparkey’s  just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26 has been identified as Walker Ricks, 41, 115 Graham Ave., Tuscumbia. The impact was so severe that the driver had to be freed from his truck by Tuscumbia […]


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Elizabeth Romine – Happy warrior gone at 88 – VIDEO

December 27, 2012

  FLORENCE – Long-time resident, Miss Elizabeth Romine, passed away on Christmas Day. She was 88 years old. Miss Romine was a long-time resident of East Florence and kept watch over the goings on at Florence City Hall. Before she moved to Florence in the ’60’s, Elizabeth served in the Marine Corps., rising to the […]


New Today – ECM Hospital Births 12/16/12 – 12/22/12

December 27, 2012

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


Annual List of 2012 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

December 27, 2012

Intoxicated Driver Suing Deceased Victim Tops List in Poll Spotlighting Most Outrageous Abuses of Legal System WASHINGTON, D.C.—A lawsuit by a driver who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and then sued a victim that he killed tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) survey of the Top […]


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New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/18/12 – 12/25/12

December 27, 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.


Sparkey’s Drive-In Destroyed – Domestic dispute blamed

December 26, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – A pickup truck, driven by a man who allegedly was chasing his girlfriend along Old Lee Highway, drove through the front of Sparkey’s Drive-Inn this morning. The destruction was thorough.             Sparkey’s owner of 17 years, Karen Smith was distraught as she surveyed the damage. “The truck moved […]


New Today – Marshall County Arrest Reports 12/17/12 – 12/26/12

December 26, 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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New Today – Madison County arrest Reports 12/17/12 – 12/26/12

December 26, 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.


Raymond James / Morgan Keegan – Ribbon Cutting

December 26, 2012

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the new offices of Raymond James / Morgan Keegan on North Court Street. Here is what the financial company had to say about itself: Raymond James is one of the largest financial advisory firms in the country, boasting over 6,000 advisors total. Locally […]


Statement from Governor Robert Bentley on Christmas Day Tornadoes, Severe Storms

December 26, 2012

“A powerful storm system continues to move through Alabama and has caused significant damage in several areas. First responders are doing a tremendous job helping people in areas impacted by the storms, and those efforts will continue.”We are currently assessing damage in various communities, and we will use all available resources to help communities in […]


The Christmas we found out how Santa gets into our house

December 25, 2012

Tuscumbia-My siblings and I grew up on an active dairy farm south of Tuscumbia Alabama.  Dad would get up early milk, bottle it and then head out on his milk route. In the afternoon, they would hit the fields, come home to milk the cows, and come in late, so we didn’t get to see […]


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part II

December 25, 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.


New Today – Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 12/11/12 – 12/18/12 Part I

December 24, 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.


Lauderdale County License Commissioner holds Open House

December 24, 2012

Florence, Alabama – Newly appointed Lauderdale County License Commissioner William Smith held his first annual Open House and Christmas Party recently.  The event was held in the lobby of the License Commissioner’s office with many of Commissioner Smith’s friends, colleagues, city and county employees and other guests attending.  Commissioner Smith’s wife Laura presided over the […]


Merry Christmas from Mary and the Hooligans

December 24, 2012

Tuscumbia-I must explain,  I have these three rescued Border collies that keep me young.  By that I mean, they are always busy, and those of you familiar with Border collies understand what I mean. Just multiple it by three times.  Border collies are constantly on the go even up to the day they die.  My […]


Santa One Cleared for Flight

December 24, 2012

NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight.  Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies being rolled […]


Tis the season to be healthy — tips for eating well this holiday

December 23, 2012

Birmingham-Holiday meals are steeped in tradition, but experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that checking grocery shopping lists twice is an important practice for better health. A healthy diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for […]


Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit raises $3000 – PHOTOS

December 21, 2012

FLORENCE – Thursday evening’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row (MS2MR) at the Conference Center exceeded all expectations. The room was packed, the music was excellent, and Jimmy Wayne’s, “Project Meet Me Halfway”, was given a memorable Christmas Gift, a check for $3-thousand. Singer / songwriters Jimmy Wayne, Tony Arata and Pat Alger provided a great show, and were […]


Helen Keller Hospital ends security lockdown

December 21, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Having been in “lockdown” since Monday for security reasons, Helen Keller Hospital has just issued a media release that the health care facility has returned to normal operation. Julia Boughner, Director of Community Relations for Helen Keller released this statement: “As of 11:45 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, Helen Keller Hospital is […]