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Steve Wiggins

Johnny Belew Appreciation Night at Champy’s Shoals

June 11, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS – There was a big turn-out of music lovers at Champy’s Thursday evening. The event was to celebrate one of the music industry’s most beloved friends, Johnny Belew, who suffered a broken leg a few months ago and is still recovering. Thank goodness, Johnny’s recovery is nearly complete. So, let’s call it a […]


Everybody loves a winner – Jerimicah Burney proves that

June 2, 2021

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad Cities Daily was taking care of some business the other day at Service One Transport, when company president, Kelly Robinson told us about a very special young man who was at their office visiting his mother. She said that we would really enjoy meeting him. We walked around the corner of […]


Zip City Rodeo; First Ever Held At Robert Walker Memorial Arena

May 31, 2021

ZIP CITY – Tennessee Valley Horseman’s Association, a member of The Shoals Area Horseman’s Association, held it’s first horse show of the season. It was their first event of the Season and their first time at the new Robert Walker Memorial Arena in Zip City.     . According to President, Daniel Brison of Iron […]


Roger Hawkins – The Quiet One – Gone at 75

May 21, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS – Without a clue, this reporter, as a young musician / songwriter, and carrying a armload of song ideas and with a few tunes in his head that he’d been struggling with, walks into the wide front door of a nondescript building on Jackson Highway in 1969. The place didn’t look all that […]


Florence’s “Arts In The Park” – OUT OF QUARANTINE – EVENT PHOTOS

May 17, 2021

WILSON PARK, FLORENCE – Hallelujah! It’s been a long slog, this past year-and-a-half… And, quite frankly, we’ve still got a ways to go. But the suffering from COVID-19 is showing a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, what with vaccinations of the medical miracle drugs beginning to take effect… Things don’t seem […]


CDC…New COVID-19 Variants

January 18, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-Information about recently discovered COVID-19 variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this time, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased […]


ADPH COVID-19 Scheduling Hotline Update

January 15, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is aware that the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is experiencing difficulties. Staff continues working to expand vaccine scheduling capabilities at the call center. At present there are no more appointments available at county health departments, but the call center will take your contact information and add it to a […]


R.I.P. Robert Walker – Businessman, Community Leader, Quiet Philanthropist, Much Loved

January 11, 2021

THE SHOALS – The Quad Cities Daily, as a rule, doesn’t editorialize. But here is an Editorial, perhaps more a tribute to a person who quietly, and seeking no accolades from the public, improved the lives of so many people; many of whom will not even recognize his name. Robert Walker of Zip City, Alabama […]


Spectacular Sights and Festive Lights Safe and Fun Holiday Activities In and Around Decatur

November 18, 2020

DECATUR-Everyone looks forward to the holiday season and all of its merriment. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday celebrations are different this year in the River City. Decatur Morgan County Tourism is committed to offering families safe and responsible options to celebrate Christmas and the magic of the season. For those in search of holiday […]


North Alabama Christian Children’s Home gets some help from Service One – PHOTOS

October 14, 2020

FLORENCE – The Christian Children’s Home was back at the Coliseum Monday morning off-loading hundreds of Tyson Chicken to distribute to their 52 partner non-profit groups. The amount of food, trucked up from Dothan by Robert Walker of Service One, totaled 52-thousand pounds. It’s getting to be a regular thing, as this is the third […]


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