Governor Bentley Announces Creation of Formal Incident Response & Prevention Plan

April 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced the creation of a strategic plan for preventing and responding to active shooter events at various types of facilities. The plan was compiled by Secretary of Law Enforcement and Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier.  Collier compiled the plan at the direction of Governor Bentley and […]


Bipartisan Legislation Sets NASA’s Focus on the Moon – Aderholt

April 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), John Culberson (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Ted Poe (R-TX) have once again reintroduced bipartisan legislation directing NASA to develop a plan for returning to the Moon and establishing a human […]


Special Olympics has excellent turnout and wonderful athletes! – PHOTOS PART IV

April 11, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Student athletes from The Shoals gave it their all Tuesday morning at the area’s annual Special Olympics. Thanks to the weather, the day was perfect for our areas participants to show their skills. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph the event. Steve & Sheri Wiggins had cameras in hand to capture […]


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Governor Bentley Signs Rural Assistance Match Program for Road and Bridge Projects

April 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed into law Senate Bill 192, which will help more counties participate in the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama’s history.   Senate Bill 192 establishes the Rural Assistance Match Program (RAMP).  RAMP will be available to counties that are unable to meet the 20 percent local funding match required […]


Alabama State Parks Budget to Remain Tight, But Operational

April 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy responded Wednesday to recent media coverage regarding the possible reduction of services in Alabama’s State Parks. “We appreciate all the support that organizations and the people of Alabama have shown for their state parks, particularly over the last few weeks as potential budget cuts have been discussed,” he said.   “By […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 04/01/13 – 04/06/13

April 11, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE-New Booking Photos from Franklin 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.


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Special Olympics has excellent turnout and wonderful athletes! – PHOTOS PART III

April 11, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Student athletes from The Shoals gave it their all Tuesday morning at the area’s annual Special Olympics. Thanks to the weather, the day was perfect for our areas participants to show their skills. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph the event. Steve & Sheri Wiggins had cameras in hand to capture […]


Special Olympics has excellent turnout and wonderful athletes! – PHOTOS PART II

April 10, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Student athletes from The Shoals gave it their all Tuesday morning at the area’s annual Special Olympics. Thanks to the weather, the day was perfect for our areas participants to show their skills. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph the event. Steve & Sheri Wiggins had cameras in hand to capture […]


Special Olympics has excellent turnout and wonderful athletes! – PHOTOS PART I

April 10, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Student athletes from The Shoals gave it their all Tuesday morning at the area’s annual Special Olympics. Thanks to the weather, the day was perfect for our areas participants to show their skills. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph the event. Steve & Sheri Wiggins had cameras in hand to […]


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Postal Service to continue weekend delivery

April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday. But its governing board said it’s not possible for the financially ailing agency to meet cost-cutting goals without altering its delivery schedule. Delaying “responsible changes,” the board said, only makes it more […]


Governor Bentley Signs Women’s Health and Safety Act

April 10, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed the Women’s Health and Safety Act, a measure that will improve and strengthen the standards of care at women’s clinics in Alabama.  “As a physician, and as a governor, I am proud to sign this legislation,” Governor Bentley said.  “This bill provides appropriate standards of care.  It has been endorsed […]


Several hundred students attend the UNA Career Carnival

April 10, 2013

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA – The Third Annual Career Carnival is “an effort between UNA’s Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, as well as Career Planning and Development” according to Jennifer Smith, the Career Development Coordinator.             The carnival took place in the Guillot University Center (G.U.C.) on April 9th from 10 […]


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Bentley is running for a second term.

April 10, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Speculation as to whether Governor Robert Bentley is going for a second term has been put to rest. “I remain humbled and honored to serve the people of this great state as Governor. After prayerful consideration, Dianne and I have decided to seek the Republican nomination for a second term,” Bentley announced. “Our state has […]


Alabama Announces Creation of Formal Incident Response & Prevention Plan

April 10, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced the creation of a strategic plan for preventing and responding to active shooter events at various types of facilities.   The plan was compiled by Secretary of Law Enforcement and Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier.  Collier compiled the plan at the direction of Governor Bentley […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Blinds, Shades & Shutters

April 10, 2013

Florence – Recently the Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the newest business in English Village Shopping Center located on Darby Drive.  Jennifer Scarborough and Tracey Marcu established the business with a vision to help their clients choose the best window treatments with the functionality the customer desires, at the best […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 03/26/13 – 04/02/13 Part III

April 10, 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.  


Bluebirds

April 9, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-Eastern Bluebirds are starting to nest.  They are vigorous insect eaters and are good birds to have around. It’s not too late to get up a bluebird box.  A cedar box with a one and a half-inch hole is needed.  Avoid boxes with metal decorations as this will help cook the babies in the hot […]


Oak Savannah at Freedom Hills

April 9, 2013

Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area (WMA) had its beginning with the purchase of 7,777 acres in southwest Colbert County by the State of Alabama during the early 1940s. During the 1920s and ҆30s, what is now a camping area on the WMA was then called Stewart’s Sawmill. It was from this sawmill that most of […]


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 03/26/13 – 04/02/13 Part II

April 9, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence 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.


UNA Spring Concert by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips, Hit Musician Mat Kearney

April 9, 2013

FLORENCE– The University Program Council (UPC) at the University of North Alabama is bringing Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and four-time Top 20 hit musician Mat Kearney to campus for its spring concert on Wednesday, May 1. Phillips and Kearney will take the stage in Norton Auditorium for what Tyler Thompson, assistant director for programming […]


TVA Plans Prescribed Burn At Muscle Shoals Reservoir

April 8, 2013

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Valley Authority plans a prescribed burn today, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, if needed, on public lands managed by TVA on the Muscle Shoals Dam Reservation along Pickwick Reservoir in Colbert County, Ala., in coordination with Alabama Forestry Commission and state and local officials and adjacent landowners. Prescribed burning is […]


Brooks’ Statement on the Passing of Former Prime Minister Thatcher

April 8, 2013

HUNTSVILLE – This morning Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) made the following statement on the passing of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Baroness Margaret Thatcher.  “Margaret Thatcher was a great friend to the United States, and to all free people, everywhere. Throughout the darkest days of the Cold War, she stood alongside President Reagan, fighting […]


“A Celebration Kind of Day” in Sheffield – City Hall turns out to welcome a new business

April 8, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Things are improving in Sheffield. A newly refurbished Downtown area. The Music Heritage statue (that’s really Elvis, isn’t it?). A couple of restaurants, fishing tourneys, renovated Victorians on Montgomery Ave… the list goes on. And Saturday, Mayor Ian Sanford, Council Members Mary Stevens, Steve Stanley, Steve Nix and Ronnie Wicks were cooking hotdogs […]


UPDATE – On Your Mark..Get Ready..Go! Special Olympics set for April 9th

April 8, 2013

                                            “Let me win. But if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Editor’s Note: The date for The Special Olympics has been adjusted a few times this year because […]