Florence man arrested for murder

William Butler

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence man for murder in the last night shooting death of a man on Blair Street.

According to police, William Butler, 69, of 122 Blair Street was arrested on the scene of the incident that left one man dead.

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY AT SHEFFIELD ARMORY EVERY WEDNESDAY

SHEFFIELD– There’s now some real frequent help for the elderly, the veterans, the disabled, the needy , and low income people in the Shoals.

The Meal Barrel Ministries headed up by Sheffield City Councilwoman Penny Freeman is giving away free food boxes to those in need.

“We’re serving around 300 families a week,” said Freeman.

Freeman says families only need to bring picture ID to get registered for the free food that’s given out every Wednesday at the old Sheffield Armory next to Southern BBQ on Avalon Avenue in Sheffield.

Crews start giving the food out at 6 pm until 7 pm or until all families have been served.

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Florence utility deposits are doubling

FLORENCE–The utility deposits in Florence are doubling.

The Florence City Council approved a change to the city’s utility deposit fee last night voting 4 to 2 to increase the amount.

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Officers find burglary suspect hiding in garage

Danielle Pierce

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Killen woman on burglary charges.

According to police, on Monday at around 10:27 am, officers responded to a burglary in progress call to a home on North Prairie Street. When officers arrived, they found, Danielle M. Pierce, 25, of Killen, inside the garage of the home hiding.

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Employees catch suspected car burglar in the act

Dianna Alexander

FLORENCE– Employees at Simpson’s Wrecker Service on Rickwood Road in Florence got a surprise Monday morning after they saw a possible burglary suspect around the cars at the company impound lot.

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Satan still uses lies

 The overall Scripture picture does not picture God as having preplanned everything that occurs in history. However, He has planned that everything will eventually fit into His overall plan when it is all over. He created every creature to function a certain way, and that way is the only way it will function best, and be pleasing to Him.

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Second victim dies in Muscle Shoals house fire

MUSCLE SHOALS– A second victim in a Muscle Shoals house fire has died.

Officials tell ShoalsInsider.com that Anthony Burcham, 54, and Glenna Carney, 96, have both died due to injuries received in the house fire at 403 Dearborn Avenue.

According to Muscle Shoals Fire Investigator Brian Stafford the fire originated in the kitchen.

“We had to go in through a bedroom window,” said Stafford. “The fire has been ruled accidental as the fire started in or around the cooktop stove,”

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Probation denied for former Muscle Shoals insurance agent

Ronald Warren Powell

TUSCUMBIA- Probation was denied at a hearing today for a former Muscle Shoals insurance man.

Ronald Warren Powell remained emotionless as Colbert County Presiding Circuit Judge Jackie Hatcher denied his probation, thus imposing the sentence of 7 years in prison. Powell pled guilty to a charge of Insurance and Securities Fraud in December 2018.

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Where is God in all the turmoil occurring in this world?

 Remember, these articles began with the question that is on a lot of people’s minds these days: “Where is God in all the turmoil occurring in this world?” And, the answer has been coming forth from week to week, for well over a year now—God is just where He said He would be, as recorded in Holy Scripture.

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Who will take Doug Jones out next year?

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year. The question is which Republican will be the nominee and capture the seat.

The early favorite is U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne. There is an old adage that often holds true, the early bird gets the worm.

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Three-year-old drowns in Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS- A three-year-old boy drowned in Muscle Shoals on Sunday morning.

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Female inmate escapes Tuscumbia jail

Rachel Bertina White

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities are searching for an escaped female prisoner that fled the facilities late Saturday afternoon.

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Keller Hospital names new president

Kyle Buchanan

Kyle Buchanan has been named president of Helen Keller Hospital, succeeding Paul Storey who has accepted another leadership position with a Birmingham hospital.

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Smith replaces Rodney Howard on board of trustees

Gary L. Smith Esq.

FLORENCE — The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Kay Ivey’s appointment of Andalusia business executive Gary L. Smith to the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees. Smith replaces First Metro Bank president Rodney Howard of Muscle Shoals.

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UNA Marketing Program Recognized at National Conference

FLORENCE – A group of UNA students from the campus chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national conference in New Orleans. The trip was led by the chapter president, professional marketing with a sales concentration major Madison McNeely, and its executive vice president, management major and sales minor Cameron Johns. Faculty adviser Tim Butler accompanied them.

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Battle of Armageddon

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

After Satan failed to eliminate the infant Seed of the woman by King Herod, and Jesus Christ went on to purchase our redemption, the devil had to change his tactics. He could not stop Christ’s First Coming, so he is planning to do his worst to stop Christ’s Second Coming. You see, God has prophesied that Jesus Christ will set His foot upon the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4), and split the mountain, dividing it to the North and South, in order to make a path for some of the Jews to escape the Antichrist’s advancing armies just before the battle of Armageddon—The battle of all battles in the entire history of the human race—Blood up to the horse bridles for almost 200 miles.

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History will come to life at Recall LaGrange Festival May 3-5


Alabama’s bicentennial and the history of the state’s first chartered college and a Civil War-era military academy will be celebrated May 3-5 at the annual Recall LaGrange Festival
The festival is held at LaGrange College Site Park, 1491 LaGrange College Road in Leighton.

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Principal resigns amid texting allegations

Dr. Alan Willingham

MUSCLE SHOALS– McBride Elementary Principal Alan Willingham resigned his position this morning amid allegations of improper texts.

Sources familiar with the situation confirm to ShoalsInsider.com that Willingham resigned this morning at a specially called board of education meeting due to allegations that he improperly texted more than one of the teachers at the school.

Administrators have been especially tight-lipped concerning the allegations made against Willingham, who has been on paid administrative leave.

Lindsey reportedly recommended that Willingham resign and the board accepted the recommendation.

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LOBBYISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE STATEHOUSE


Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As I observe the legislature, it occurs to me that I am getting older. A lot of the legislators and lobbyists I have known over the years have moved on.

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Most Wanted – Lauderdale County Worthless Check Unit

The following individuals have active arrest warrants for worthless checks:

Susan Abernathy $ 2,722

Dyanne Blackstock $ 3,700

Cindy Davis $ 280

Christopher Gargis $392

Mark Heald $ 3,270

Pamela McDaniel $ 459

Tara Silva $ 553

Ray Smith $ 885

Sabrina Taylor $ 735

Tykeshia White $ 1,251

Musa Zookari $ 1,234

If your name appears on this list, contact the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s Office at 256-764-6351 immediately.