Authorities searching for would be robber

FLORENCE–Police are seeing an uptick in crime this holiday season.  Around 12 noon today, there was an attempted robbery of the Quick Stop Convenience store, located at the corner of Royal Ave and Hermitage Dr. Continue reading Authorities searching for would be robber

Authorities trying to identify would be burglar

The suspect standing outside Leighton Pharmacy

LEIGHTON – The Leighton Police Department and Crime Stoppers need help identifying a would-be burglar.
On December 1st, you see a Chevrolet Colorado extended cab truck drive through the frame. The video starts just before 10:45 pm outside of the Leighton Pharmacy. The burglary suspect hops out of his truck and walks past the camera to the side of the building. Continue reading Authorities trying to identify would be burglar

Marshall Space Flight Center’s Jonathan Pettus to speak at UNA commencement

 

John Q. Pettus

FLORENCE, Ala. – Jonathan Pettus, associate director of the Marshall Space Flight Center and UNA alumnus, will be the featured commencement speaker at the University of North Alabama fall graduation ceremonies. UNA will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Pettus will speak at both events.

As the associate director of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Pettus is responsible for leading the institutional operations of one of NASA’s largest field installations, with approximately 6,000 civil service and contract personnel, an annual budget of approximately $2.5 billion, 4.5 million square feet of infrastructure and a broad spectrum of human spaceflight, science and technology development. Continue reading Marshall Space Flight Center’s Jonathan Pettus to speak at UNA commencement

Ron Craig: Evil eventually manifests itself on the outside 

Author and Pastor Ron Craig

How on earth can the church solve the world’s problems? It is doable! You see, since most of this planet’s problems originate on the inside of fallen human beingsthe solution to world problems is to administer a positive change on the inside of those tainted human beings! Both Jesus and Paul taught that evil originates on the inside of individuals—in their spirits. However, evil eventually manifests itself on the outside in the forms of various activities the Bible calls sin. Cain had inherited Adam’s fallen nature, and it eventually came out in the form of murder of his brother Abel. Therefore, since problems are spawned from a man’s spiritual innards, the solution to those problems is to alter the man’s spiritual innards from evil to righteous. And yes, it is doable!

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Leighton woman killed in single vehicle crash

NITRATE CITY-A Leighton woman was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash.

On Sunday at 4:30 a.m. Troopers responded to the crash on AL. 184, 2nd St., west of Bainbridge Loop in Colbert County. Continue reading Leighton woman killed in single vehicle crash

Decatur Man Indicted on Kidnapping, Child Sex-Trafficking Charges


BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury late Wednesday indicted a Decatur man on kidnapping and child sex-trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

A seven-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges BRIAN DAVID BOERSMA, 48, with two counts of attempted kidnapping, one count of attempted transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and one count of sex trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion. Continue reading Decatur Man Indicted on Kidnapping, Child Sex-Trafficking Charges

Author Ron Craig: World cannot give what it does not possess

Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 To adequately get across the primary message of these articles, I present to you these additional pertinent Scripture passages. If we are to solve any of the world’s problems, we must first identify the problem areas, and then determine if any possible solutions have been provided. Then, if we find there are genuine solutions, we need to learn how to apply those solutions to the proper problem areas. (One of the modern church’s shortcomings has been to come up with the wrong solutions, and then aim those worthless solutions at the wrong areas of human experience. Some of those frivolous solutions are political correctness, money, entertainment, and saying to the people with problems “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace—Ezekiel 13:10. Nothing from this fallen world can give either inner or outer peace. The world cannot give what it does not possess!

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Mauldin Endowed Scholarships Provide Continued Support for UNA Students

FLORENCE, Ala. – Thanks to the generosity of the Mauldin Family and Bank Independent, two additional University of North Alabama students will now have a little less to worry about this school year. Officials with Bank Independent and UNA recognized the newest recipients of the Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarships at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number to six recipients. The scholarships are in honor of Edward Fennel Mauldin, the bank’s late chairman and father of current Bank Independent President, Macke Mauldin. Continue reading Mauldin Endowed Scholarships Provide Continued Support for UNA Students

Tide falls to No. 6 Auburn

AUBURN – The top-ranked University of Alabama football team fell to No. 6 Auburn, 26-14, Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) fell for the first time this season to the Tigers (10-2, 7-1 SEC) in the 82nd Iron Bowl. Continue reading Tide falls to No. 6 Auburn

Tide prepares for No. 6 Auburn, kickoff Saturday at 2:30 CST

 

TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama football team put in two more hours of work on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for this Saturday’s Iron Bowl matchup with the No. 6-ranked Auburn Tigers, practicing in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

The Crimson Tide continued to work on a game plan to stop a high-powered Auburn offense, which ranks third in the SEC in scoring offense, averaging 37.6 points per game. Not to be overlooked is the Tigers’ defense, which ranks fourth in the conference in total defense. The two in-state rivals are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The final regular-season contest for the Tide will air on CBS with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson calling the game from the booth and Allie LaForce on the sidelines. Continue reading Tide prepares for No. 6 Auburn, kickoff Saturday at 2:30 CST

ALABAMA JOINS 12-STATE COALITION SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXPANDED TRAVEL BAN


MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Alabama is one
of a coalition of 12 states filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the
Trump administration’s expanded travel ban affecting eight countries deemed to pose a
security risk to the United States. Continue reading ALABAMA JOINS 12-STATE COALITION SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXPANDED TRAVEL BAN

Authorities catch suspected arsonist in the act

Howard L. Vaughn

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man on Arson charges as police officers reportedly caught him in the act. Continue reading Authorities catch suspected arsonist in the act

Black Friday is upon us so Pledge to Shop Shoals

Well, the big week is finally here! Unless you’ve lived under a rock your entire existence, everyone knows the ins and outs of Black Friday; long lines, stampeding crowds, all-night-campers outside big-box stores, hair pulling over Egyptian cotton sheets and Tickle-Me Igmos – we’ve all been there. And for those of you who like random trivia, it’s interesting to note that more people are injured on Black Friday in those same big-box stores than in yearly shark attacks. This one day attracts more people than the multi-million dollar theme parks on any given day.

This year, Shoals Insider urges everyone to “Pledge to Shop Shoals.” Continue reading Black Friday is upon us so Pledge to Shop Shoals

DAVID CASSIDY DEAD AT 67

FORT LAUDERDALE–National media outlets are reporting that 67-year-old David Cassidy has died as a result of complications from dementia.  Cassidy was the star of the hit 70’s show The Partridge Family.

JoAnn Geffen, his publicist, confirmed his untimely death with a statement from his family. Continue reading DAVID CASSIDY DEAD AT 67

Ivey appoints Smith to fill open Colbert commission seat

Commissioner William Smith (SI)

TUSCUMBIA–Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has appointed retired businessman William Smith to fill the seat left vacant by Emmitt Jimmar’s resignation due to declining health. Continue reading Ivey appoints Smith to fill open Colbert commission seat