Natchez Trace Parkway near Tennessee River to close for repairs; The section is expected to reopen by November 1

October 7, 2022

TUPELO—The National Park Service will close a section of Natchez Trace Parkway including the John Coffee Memorial Bridge at 8 PM, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The bridge is located 6 miles north of Cherokee, Alabama and spans the Tennessee River.   The full closure from Mississippi Highway 25 (Tishomingo County) to Alabama Highway 20 (Lauderdale County) and signed detour around the […]


Upcoming Events In The Shoals For October

October 7, 2022

COLBERT COUNTY-Fall is in the air! Take a look at the exciting events happening in our area… family-friendly or spooky, there’s something for everyone! See the exciting list of events for October coming up in Colbert County: October 1,8,15,22,29, 2022 – Haunted Hayrides, LaGrange College Site Park, 1491 LaGrange College Road, Leighton. Every Saturday in […]


Severe manifestations of monkeypox are seen in the current monkeypox outbreak; get screened if you have had close contact with a person with the illness or have symptoms

October 7, 2022

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports at least 139 cases of monkeypox as of October 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently noted that severe manifestations of monkeypox have been seen in the current outbreak in the United States. While anyone can be infected with the contagious rash illness, male-to-male […]


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Recycling Grants Reach $2.3 Million

October 7, 2022

MONTGOMERY-In the continued effort to enhance recycling and assist economic growth, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has awarded $2.3 million in recycling grants to communities across the state for the 2023 fiscal year to enhance recycling and assist economic growth. The 22 grants will be used to pay for collection equipment, educational materials, processing […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 09/22/22 – 10/05/22

October 7, 2022

MORGAN COUNTY-Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff CLICK HERE. 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 as a public service.


The Hamilton Career Center is Hosting a Hospitality Training Session in the Marion County/Hamilton Area

October 6, 2022

HAMILTON – The Hamilton City Career Center is hosting a hospitality training session featuring the Marion County Extension Coordinator Carla Lewis. The training is designed to help frontline service industry professionals provide excellent service. Participants in this training will learn and practice excellent customer service skills. The hospitality training session will be held at the Hamilton […]


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Third Pawloween Event Set for October 29

October 6, 2022

FLORENCE  – The third Pawloween event, sponsored by the Town and Gown Task Force on behalf of the City of Florence and the University of North Alabama, is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. until noon in downtown Florence.   “We are thrilled to have the return of this event in downtown,” said […]


New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 09/19/22 – 10/04/22

October 6, 2022

ETOWAH COUNTY-Booking Photos from Etowah County Sheriff CLICK HERE. 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 as a public service.


Pop Up Marketplace Returns to Decatur October 28-30

October 6, 2022

DECATUR-A special shopping experience, featuring some of the best vendors from Alabama, as well as artisans and makers from nearly 20 other states, will be available at the end of October for shoppers in search of holiday décor and to get a jump start on Christmas gifts. Vintage Market Days, an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring […]


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Athens-Limestone Tourism Lights Up Athens Big Spring Memorial Park This December With The Annual North Pole Stroll

October 6, 2022

ATHENS-The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will once again be bringing the North Pole to the historic Beaty District of downtown Athens. But this year, this annual December holiday event will be even grander as we will have electricity to better light up the array of creatively decorated trees. “This annual fundraiser is a favorite tradition […]


Alabama Health Organizations Strongly Encourage Alabamians to Get a Flu Shot

October 6, 2022

MONTGOMERY– The Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Hospital Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama are encouraging Alabamians to get a flu shot with the No Time for Flu campaign. Helpful information and additional resources to help stop the spread of the flu […]


STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS WITH MAYOR ANDREW BETTERTON OCTOBER 6, 2022 – FLORENCE, ALABAMA

October 5, 2022

FLORENCE-Mayor Andrew Betterton is pleased to announce the STATE OF THE CITY program will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the Wendell-Gunn Commons on the campus of the University of North Alabama.  Mayor Betterton will give updates on the current status of the City of Florence as well as provide exciting, new details […]


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New! Florence Arrest Reports 09/29/22 – 10/03/22

October 5, 2022

FLORENCE-Booking Photos from Florence Police CLICK HERE. 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 as a public service.


MLF Announces Wheeler Lake as Venue for 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Wild Card Regional

October 5, 2022

DECATUR-Major League Fishing, the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, announced that the 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine Wild Card Regional will take place on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Alabama, Nov. 11-12.  The two-day event, hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism, will launch from Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. Anglers must have entered all […]


Madison Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident Near Athens

October 5, 2022

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Reports a single-vehicle accident that has taken the life of a Madison, Alabama man: “A single-vehicle crash at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, has claimed the life of a Madison man. Mark Anthony Stacey, 57, was critically injured when the 2010 Chevy Aveo that he was driving left the […]


ADCNR Seeks Manager for Walker County Public Fishing Lake

October 5, 2022

WALKER COUNTY-The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently accepting applications for lake manager at the Walker County Public Fishing Lake near Jasper, Alabama. The lake manager position is contracted with the State of Alabama for a three-year term, which is renewable at the discretion […]


Patrons Of Athens Bar Hold Robbery Suspect Until Police Arrive

October 5, 2022

ATHENS-The Athens Police Department issued a statement concerning a robbery that took place on October the 1 in Athens: “On October 1, 2022, just after midnight the Athens Police Department responded to Mac’s Sports Bar & Grill for a disturbance involving a subject with a firearm. When officers arrived, they discovered that several patrons had […]


New! Helen Keller Hospital Births 09/26/22 – 09/28/22

October 5, 2022

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


New! Dekalb County Arrest 09/16/22 – 10/02/22

October 4, 2022

DEKALB COUNTY-Booking Photos from Dekalb County Sheriff CLICK HERE. 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 as a public service.


Browns Ferry Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

October 4, 2022

DECATUR  – After generating more than 20 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free electricity over the past two years, TVA’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 was safely taken offline Friday night to start a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that will prepare the unit for the next two years of providing energy to the people of the […]


YOUNG LEARNER’S SERIES: Freshwater Mussels

October 4, 2022

FLORENCE-The Florence Indian Mound Museum is hosting a series of children’s programs where students can explore the early history of the Shoals through hands-on learning exercises. The programs will cover a wide range of topics within Native American history and culture and are aimed at an elementary level age group. Each program will have a […]


Statement From Governor Ivey On The Close Of Fiscal Year

October 4, 2022

MONTGOMERY-Following the close of the fiscal year, Governor Ivey issued the following statement: “Last week, we closed out the fiscal year, and I am proud to report to the people of Alabama that thanks to the conservative management of our budgets for the past several years, Alabama’s financial footing is very strong. Let’s be clear, […]


Kilby School Ranked No. 1 in Best Public Elementary School Teachers in Alabama

October 4, 2022

  FLORENCE – Kilby Laboratory School, on the University of North Alabama campus, has been ranked No. 1 in Best Public Elementary School Teachers in Alabama for 2022-2023, according to a report released by Niche, a national education research group.   “It is an honor for our faculty to be recognized for their hard work […]


Boaz 58th Annual October Harvest Festival October 7-8

October 3, 2022

BOAZ-October is knocking on the door which means towns and communities across North Alabama are gearing up for their fall celebrations. The 58th Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Friday & Saturday, October 7th & 8th, 2022 from 8 am – 6 pm located at  Hwy 168 Just off 431 Boaz. Cooler temperatures are […]