Tennessee – Alabama Border, 6 Slain

May 24, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, TENN. – Authorities say two men have been charged in six killings, including a toddler and unborn baby, near the Tennessee-Alabama border last fall during a dispute over drug dealing. Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder announced on Thursday that 36-year-old Henry Burrell, of Fayetteville, Tenn., and 35-year-old Zakkawanda Moss, of New Market, Ala., are […]


New Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/07/13 – 05/21/13 Part II

May 24, 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.


New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 05/08/13 – 05/13/13

May 24, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals 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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Cause of Respiratory Illness in Southeast Alabama Discovered

May 23, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Houston County Health Department have determined that the cause of a respiratory illness cluster in southeast Alabama was a combination of influenza A, rhinovirus, the virus associated with the common cold, and bacterial pneumonia. “This is good news. Testing has ruled out avian flu and novel […]


Two North Alabama truckers die in Lawrenceburg accident

May 23, 2013

LAWRENCEBURG – Two North Alabama truckers died yesterday in a highway-speed head on collision just north of the state line. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that Tuscumbia resident, 59-year-old Joseph Redford; and  Mark Wenger, 50, of Waterloo died from their injuries they sustained when their 18-wheelers collided head-on at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. The wreck happened […]


Florence-Lauderdale Public Library – “Screening Rooom”

May 23, 2013

Editor’s Note: This John Ford movie is an all-time great. If you like westerns, try to make plans to attend TONIGHT! The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library SCREENING ROOM series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, with a special showing of director John Ford’s gripping and magnificent Western THE SEARCHERS (1956) at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, […]


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New Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 05/07/13 – 05/21/13 Part I

May 23, 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.


Sheffield man shot – Remains in critical condition

May 23, 2013

SHEFFIELD – According to police, James Allen Gray III, was accidentally shot in his home at the Autumn Pointe Apartments Tuesday afternoon.  Huntsville Hospital reports that Gray remains in critical condition. Apparently Gray was in an adjacent apartment to Tad Kennedy Waddell; who at the time was unloading his gun. According to the police report, Wadell […]


Jameson Chain Takes Over Emerald River

May 23, 2013

SHEFFIELD – The nationally recognized brand, Jameson Inn, will be taking the place of the property formerly owned known by the name Emerald River Hotel. According to General Manager, Phil Pezzuto, the new owners have spent approximately $600,000 during the current renovation session, and plan on another using another $3 million for future renovations. Currently […]


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Bluegrass on the Bridge Festival Honoring Dr. Bill Foster

May 23, 2013

SHEFFIELD – The Old Railroad Bridge Company, Inc. (ORBC) is proud to announce the first annual Dr. Bill Foster Bluegrass on The Bridge festival scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2013.  Terry Graves, President of the ORBC said “We are proud to honor Dr. Foster with a music festival in his memory.  Dr. Foster and his […]


Plan outlines state government’s response to drought conditions

May 23, 2013

MONTGOMERY—During the dry spells of recent years, many Alabamians became familiar with the yellow and red warning indicators of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map printed in newspapers and shown on TV weather reports. Less familiar is the key role state government plays in developing Alabama’s portion of the map and in preparing the state […]


New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/14/13 – 05/21/13

May 23, 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.


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Your Brain Lives In The Past

May 22, 2013

Your brain actually lives slightly in the past of everything else, it takes a few milliseconds for your brain to comprehend what has happening around it. Therefore, everything that you have perceived to have happened in this moment, actually occurred a fraction of a second ago. In order to test this, researchers performed a study […]


New! Helen Keller Hosptial Births 05/12/13 – 05/17/13

May 22, 2013

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


Burglary, Florence Woman Arrested

May 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Elizabeth Catherine McKinney, 34, has been accused of getting into an altercation with a security guard and then crashing into two parked cars while attempting to elude the police on Mother’s Day. According to police, McKinney was stopped by security employees at Wal-Mart after she was seen taking nine items and putting them […]


Colbert County Tourism – You know Summertime’s near!

May 22, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The folks at the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau had a few folks over Tuesday afternoon for their annual “Ice Cream Social”. It’s a throwback to the past when, in a gentler time, churches and civic organizations would say “Hello” to Spring and “Good Riddance” to Winter. This was one of the […]


Spirit of Freedom Festival – See Something, Say Something

May 22, 2013

FLORENCE – Enhanced security measures will be in place at the 32nd Spirit of Freedom Festival at McFarland Park this Fourth of July. In an interview with the Quad-Cities Daily, Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler said that security is their paramount reason for being out in force. “While we always have a lot of security down […]


Troopers Remind Motorists to Drive with Care during Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2013

MONTGOMERY –  Alabama Department of Public Safety holiday safety campaigns have one goal:  to  prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities along Alabama’s roadways. During Memorial Day weekend holiday travel period – from 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, to midnight Monday, May 27 – all available state troopers and their law enforcement partners across the state will be conducting a […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/14/13 – 05/20/13

May 22, 2013

DECATUR-New Booking Photos from Morgan 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.


Aderholt Meets with Alabama Wounded Warriors in Washington

May 22, 2013

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) met with wounded warriors Major Phill Green of Muscle Shoals and Specialist Corey Garmon of Boaz this past week in Washington. “It was my honor to spend part of my day with Major Phill Green, Specialist Corey Garmon and his wife Megan touring some of the Capitol, discussing their […]


Florence I.R.S. office picketed – Tea Party out in force

May 21, 2013

FLORENCE – The huge dustup now taking over Washington D.C. against the Internal Revenue Service’s singling-out and delaying right wing-groups their tax-free status has made it to town. Anti-tax activists moved onto the front lawn of the I.R.S. offices this morning with a protest against what they say is a flagrant overreach of authority. The activists […]


Boat US Collegiate National Championship

May 21, 2013

FLORENCE-Florence Lauderdale Tourism is proud to sponsor the Boat US Collegiate National Championship Fishing Tournament on Pickwick Lake May 23 & 24.  This championship tournament is sponsored by Cabela’s and will be held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. Registration, Sponsor displays, and banquet will be held at the Shoals Marriott Conference Center located at the […]


Alabama Ready to Assist Oklahoma as Needed in Tornado Recovery

May 21, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday said various state agencies in Alabama are in contact with their counterparts in Oklahoma to offer any assistance needed in the recovery from Monday’s deadly tornado.  Governor Bentley also encouraged Alabamians to keep the people of Oklahoma in their prayers throughout the recovery.   “It’s important for all of us to continue to pray for the people […]


Increase in respiratory illness reported in southeast Alabama

May 21, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Houston County Health Department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating a cluster of respiratory illnesses of unknown origin in southeast Alabama.  Seven people have been admitted to a hospital with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Two of the seven […]