Florence Police apprehend driver in morning high-speed chase

FLORENCE– Florence Police apprehended a man wanted for escape after a high-speed chase that sped around the city.

According to police, this morning, the Florence Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase with a vehicle that travelled through various locations of the city.

Inside the vehicle was a male identified as Drew Bonner.

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Police identify body found in river near McFarland

FLORENCE– Authorities have identified the body that was found floating in the Tennessee River Thursday night around 6:40.

According to investigators, the man’s name is Walter J Bailey, a white male from Florence, who is 51 years of age. The investigation into his death is still under investigation.

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AG ALLEGES POWELL MOVING LARGE SUMS OF CASH FROM PRISON

RONALD WARREN POWELL

TUSCUMBIA– A motion has been filed in Colbert County Circuit Court alleging convicted felon Ronald Warren Powell has been overheard on recorded and monitored prison telephone lines moving huge amounts of money that should have been paid as court ordered restitution to his victims. Some of whom may be in their 90’s.

The motion alleges Powell could be heard directing a former employee how, when, and where to move large sums of money.

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SYLACAUGA MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR ENTICING MINOR

Jerry Wayne Hamilton Jr.

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Sylacauga man to 10 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

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Limestone county sheriff arrested on 13 count indictment

Sheriff Mike Blakely

ATHENS– According to state and federal authorities, ten-term Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was booked into his own jail this morning on criminal and ethics charges.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment and arrest of Michael Anthony Blakely, the sheriff of Limestone County, on 13 counts of theft and ethics charges. Blakely, 68, surrendered to authorities and was later released on $49,000 bond.

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The sun, moon and stars will be darkened

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Moving right along on that Revelation road: Before that seventh seal is opened, we find this inserted material in chapter seven. Revelation 7:1-8 says that 144,000 newly converted Jews will be sealed on their forehead before those judgment angels pour out more misery on the Antichrist’s kingdom. From each of the 12 tribes of Israel, 12,000 will be sealed for protection from both the Antichrist and the judgement of God. Then, Revelation 7:9-17 informs us that an innumerable company of non-Jews will become believers during the Tribulation time. But they will suffer God’s judgments before they become converted, because we are told there that they will hunger and thirst no more; neither be scorched with solar heat. They will be washed in the blood of the Lamb and be given white robes. And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. Merciful God!     Then the seven Trumpet Judgments will begin. These will be a step up in intensity from the seal judgments. Revelation 8:7—Hail, fire and blood from above, resulting in a third of the trees and all the green grass being burned up. The plagues will be literal. Trumpet two, verses 8-9—Another judgment from above will turn one third of the sea into blood—A third of sea-creatures will die, and a third of the ships will be destroyed. Third trumpet, verses 10-11—One third of rivers and springs, vital sources of drinking water, will be poisoned, and many people will die from the contaminated water. Fourth trumpet judgment, verses 12-13—The sun, moon and stars will be darkened, and that will, of course, painfully affect the earth. Then, a flying angel will loudly announce that three more woes are about to be released on Antichrist’s kingdom. Revelation 9:1-12 is a little hard for most folks to grasp. One of the heavenly angels unlocks the bottomless pit (the abyss), and locust-like demons from below invade this planet. Out of the abyss will come smoke, and out of the smoke will come the demons. They will not be allowed to harm vegetation, or people with God’s seal upon them, but only those who serve the Antichrist.

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Tuscumbia officer placed on paid leave

Tuscumbia Officer Greg Scoggins

TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia police officer Greg Scoggins, who was involved in an off-duty incident this past weekend at Keller Court Apartments, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.

A video of the incident went viral over the weekend after Muscle Shoals resident Ryan Williams, who filmed the incident, posted the video of the altercation on Facebook.

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UNDERWOOD MUST SURRENDER LICENSE PLEADS GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR

Tuscumbia Attorney Billy Underwood

TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia attorney Billy Underwood has pled guilty this morning to a single misdemeanor count of jury tampering and must surrender his law license, and serve 4 months in the county jail.

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Colbert’s Sheriff Williamson receives humanitarian award

Sheriff Frank Williamson gives a speech after receiving the award

SHEFFIELD– At Monday nights meeting of the Shoals Democratic Club, Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson was presented with the Outstanding Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to a Shoals Area Citizen who has tirelessly dedicated themselves to the service of others.

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Jury selection begins Monday in jury tampering trial of local attorney

Tuscumbia Attorney Billy Underwood

TUSCUMBIA- Jury selection starts Monday in the jury tampering trial of prominent Tuscumbia attorney Billy Underwood.

Underwood, the former chairman of the Colbert County Democratic Executive Committee, was indicted in January of 2018 with attempting to bribe a prospective juror in a civil case.

Underwood is being represented by Former Attorney General Bill Baxley and Tuscumbia attorney William Hovater.

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Colbert Probate Judge Rosser hospitalized after stroke

Judge Daniel Rosser

HUNTSVILLE– Colbert County Probate Judge Daniel Rosser has been admitted to the hospital and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital. According to family members, Rosser has reportedly suffered a stroke.

It’s our understanding Rosser was initially admitted to a local hospital and was later transferred to Huntsville.

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YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Now, gore galore: Most people want to get into the gory details of Revelation, so let us jump right in. As the previous lesson points out, the book of Revelation in not just a bunch of symbols, but history revealed before it actually transpires. And, Revelation tells us how this present evil age will end. The first three and one-half years will be the mild portion of the total Tribulation Period.

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CREWS SEARCH WILSON LAKE FOR MISSING FLORENCE MAN

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–Crews are searching for a Florence man that reportedly went overboard late Sunday afternoon on Wilson Lake.

According to Marine police, the single-vessel incident occurred at approximately 6:20 pm on Sunday.

Emergency officials say Dallion Quantrell Long, 28, of Florence, fell overboard while boating on Wilson Lake and is now considered missing.

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POLICE IDENTIFY DECEASED COUPLE, CAUSE OF DEATH

LEXINGTON- Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the couple that was found dead in a vehicle behind a house in rural Lauderdale county died of apparent gunshot wounds.

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People become blind to Bible truth

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 More gore: Not just at the hand of the Antichrist, but at the hand of the Judge, God Almighty. In Genesis, when the Creator saw that humankind had become corrupt, and had filled the earth with violence, He initiated another kind of violence. With a flood He destroyed all but eight people, and started all over with them.

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TWO BODIES FOUND IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY

LEXINGTON–The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after the bodies of a man and woman were found near Lexington.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton says the bodies were found at a home on Lauderdale County Road 456.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM YARD SALE

WILLIAM T. COLE

FLORENCE– Police have arrested a Florence man for allegedly stealing money from a juvenile working at a yard sale.

According to Investigators, on Tuesday night officers arrested William T. Cole, 49, on a warrant for First Degree Theft of Property.

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RESTAURANT CLEARED BY HAZMAT OFFICIALS AFTER CUSTOMER DIES

MUSCLE SHOALS–Hazmat and EMA officials were on the scene at Garden Gate Cafe on Avalon Avenue late Monday afternoon after one of its customers died in the restaurant.

According to Colbert County EMA Director Michael Smith, the deceased had just undergone some radioactive medical testing and out of an abundance of caution, the building and people were checked for any radioactive contamination with geiger counter equipment.

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Book of Revelation is NOT a publication of mysterious, symbolic gobbledy-gook

 Dozens of times in the Book of Ezekiel God said, “Then you will know that I am the Lord.” Those statements almost always pointed to some divine activity concerning last days events. When I have My final say, God was saying, then you will know that those things I promised throughout history have certainly come to pass. That will be true for both those who are living during the Tribulation and for those who have died and gone on to their wanted or unwanted reward. So the book of Revelation is NOT a publication of mysterious, symbolic gobbledy-gook, but rather a Holy-Spirit-inspired record before it happens of what is going to happen at the end of the present age. There are symbols in Revelation, but they are all explained either in the book of Revelation itself, or in the prophecies of some other Bible book. The very term revelation means to make known!

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FIVE SHOALS RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN DRUG / THEFT STING

ATHENS– The Limestone County Narcotics Unit recently conducted an operation that led to the arrest of five Shoals area residents.

When investigators stopped the suspect’s vehicle, it was occupied by five people.

Investigators searched the truck and located methamphetamine, heroin, fake meth, fake heroin, multiple syringes, and digital scales. Investigators also discovered multiple checkbooks, debit/credit cards, and bank documents that belong to various individuals that were not in the truck. Those items are suspected of being stolen from Lauderdale or Colbert County, and an investigation into those items is ongoing.

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