Whoa Nelly!! This woman means business

Owner Nelly Gabriel Hart

FLORENCE-When Nelly Gabriel Hart moved to the Shoals from Canada in 1997, little did she know that success, marriage, and good fortune would all come together for her in the Shoals area.  Hart is the owner of the successful Gabriel Trucking Company in Industrial Park in Florence. Continue reading Whoa Nelly!! This woman means business

Hunt receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

NW-SCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross awards Chance Hunt with the 2018 President’s Award for the Shoals campus.

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Chance Hunt, of Florence, Ala., received Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) most prestigious honor last night at the annual Shoals Campus Honors and Awards Night. He was awarded the President’s Award for the Shoals campus.

Hunt will graduate this year from NW-SCC and has been awarded a transfer scholarship to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Continue reading Hunt receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

Kirkman hired as New Director of Kilby Laboratory School

Dr. Eric Kirkman

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Eric Kirkman ’97, University of North Alabama alumnus and current Sheffield Junior High principal, will soon be at the helm as the new director of Kilby Laboratory School.

Kirkman will replace Dr. Chris James June 1. James, who has served as the Kilby director for three years, was recently named associate professor in the UNA College of Education. Continue reading Kirkman hired as New Director of Kilby Laboratory School

Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Shoals Area Births

Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield

March 31: Carlos and Rebecca Jassco, Muscle Shoals, boy, Marc Anthony Jasso.

April 2: Dylan Brown and Ashlee Yarbrough, Tuscumbia, boy, Boston Blake Brown; Wilder Castellanos and Elena Hernandez, Florence, boy, Francisco Castellanos. Continue reading Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Colbert County Mugshots 04/17/18

JORDAN BLAKE HAMM – BOOKING MUGSHOT 2018-04-17 11:42:00, Colbert County, Alabama

name JORDAN BLAKE HAMM
age 21
race W
sex M
address TUSCUMBIA, AL 35674
booked 2018-04-17

Charges

charge description jurisdiction type bond
GJI: TOP 2ND Property 2500

 

The following people have been arrested in Colbert County: Continue reading Colbert County Mugshots 04/17/18

Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

Christopher Torres

FLORENCE–Police are currently looking for Christopher Torres, he was last seen by family members on Saturday, April 14th. Continue reading Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race

Andrew Sorrell

A 32-year old Alabama conservative businessman and small government conservative is outpacing every other non-incumbent candidate for state legislative office for the 2018 primary cycle. 

Andrew Sorrell is running for House District 3, an open seat that has been held by the Democrats for over 140 years, but which analysts predict to swing solidly Republican after voting overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016.

Continue reading 32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race

Four Way Sex offenders have moved to Sheffield

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson

TUSCUMBIA–Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson announced today the last sex offenders that were residing at the Four Way Motel have moved to Sheffield. Continue reading Four Way Sex offenders have moved to Sheffield

Arrest made in Sheffield Drive By Shooting

SHEFFIELD– Authorities have made an arrest in a Sunday afternoon drive by shooting.  Interim Sheffield Police Chief Rick Terry says one person is in custody after shooting into a vehicle in the Manning Homes Housing Project. Continue reading Arrest made in Sheffield Drive By Shooting

Ron Craig: Wrong tracks go to wrong places

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 Many modern church members claim to be Christians, but at the same time question many of the plain doctrines of the Bible. And that raises this question in my mind: On what do they base their Christianity? Outside the Bible Truths about what Jesus Christ purchased for us on the cross there is no Christianity! How can anybody be sure they are a Christian when they practically deny what the Bible plainly teaches about what constitutes a Christian? “I know the Bible says so-and-sobut I believe something differentYet, I know I am a Christian!” I challenge all to think about that. Several different times in my life, I have been challenged with some weird doctrines by people who were quite convinced that their beliefs were the absolute truth. And, of course, they tried to convince me too that those things were true. Do the words “wolves in sheep’s clothing” ring a bell right about now? Each of those times I was driven into God’s Word to get the answers I needed to make sure that I was on the right trackor to get on the right track. Wrong tracks go to wrong places. Be sure you are on the right track Continue reading Ron Craig: Wrong tracks go to wrong places

FLOWERS: Adderholt is the crown jewel of our Congressional Delegation

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama congressmen were very progressive New Deal Democrats; whereas, our delegation today is one of the most conservative in America.

Their paths to Congress were also very different. It was as though the earlier folks had been born to be in Congress. They all went to the University of Alabama for college and law school, went off to fight in the World War, came back to their hometown to practice law for a short while before going off to Congress for a 20-30 year tenure of “Going Along to Get Along.” Continue reading FLOWERS: Adderholt is the crown jewel of our Congressional Delegation

Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-filer

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vickie Smith EA

Has it been awhile since you filed a tax return? Feeling guilty? Scared? Don’t know what to do? Do you even need to file?

Many people become non-filers each year for a number of reasons. They lose the paperwork, they couldn’t pay, or they forgot about it. Sometimes illness, family crisis or depression plays a role. The list goes on and on.

If you are a non-filer, don’t procrastinate any longer. You may be hoping the IRS has forgotten about you, but that rarely happens. In truth, the longer you wait, the more costly it will be if you owe money. And if you are due a refund, the statute of limitations on that refund expires three years from the date the return should have been filed. Don’t risk losing your money. Continue reading Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-filer

COLAGROSS NAMED PRESIDENT OF NORTHWEST-SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Dr. Glenda Colagrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – At the Alabama Community College System board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Dr. Glenda Colagross as president of Northwest-Shoals Community College. Continue reading COLAGROSS NAMED PRESIDENT OF NORTHWEST-SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CRAIG: God was in Christ and Still Is!!!

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

You who have followed these articles consistently may remember how they started out. The first one was based on the question of where God is in all the turmoil in this fallen world. You will likely also remember the Bible answer to that question—Exactly where He said He would be—In Christ! God in Christ? Yes! Second Corinthians 5:19 says plainly that “God was IN Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not accounting their trespasses [sins] to them, and has committed to us [preachers and all Christians] the word of reconciliation.” Continue reading CRAIG: God was in Christ and Still Is!!!

OP ED: Governor Kay Ivey Is One Year In, Serving Alabama

 

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

April 10, 2018, marks one year since I unexpectedly became governor. With only three hours’ notice, I was called on to lead.

The tasks at hand were plentiful.

We had to restore integrity to state government. Relationships with legislators and community leaders across the state had to be repaired. Priorities needed to be reexamined and progress had to be achieved.

Most of all, the people of Alabama needed a reason to believe in, and trust, their leaders again. Continue reading OP ED: Governor Kay Ivey Is One Year In, Serving Alabama