Sam W. Irby Installed as President of the Alabama State Bar

Sam Irby

MONTGOMERY – At its annual meeting on June 30, the Alabama State Bar recognized Fairhope attorney Sam W. Irby of Irby & Heard, P.C. as the 143rd president of the 18,200-member organization. Continue reading Sam W. Irby Installed as President of the Alabama State Bar

Let’s Talk Taxes: I’m In Tax Trouble, What Are My Options?

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vicki Smith EA

A letter from the IRS is rarely a good thing. One of the worst missives to get from the tax man is the CP90 – Final Notice Before Levy. It is a final warning shot to scare you into paying up and should not be ignored.

After an IRS final notice, you could:

● Pay in full – but if you could afford to do that, you probably already would have done so. Continue reading Let’s Talk Taxes: I’m In Tax Trouble, What Are My Options?

Police make arrest in stabbing death

Bradley Wade Hill

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a man that occurred on Thursday night on Nance Street.

According to Lt. Brad Holmes of the Florence Police Department, the incident occurred around 9 pm at the 100 block of South Nance Street. Continue reading Police make arrest in stabbing death

Advance Auto back up and running after last years storm

When Advance Auto Parts on Cloverdale Road was demolished during a storm last year, the team was devastated. It took a lot of hard work to get back up and running, but now they’re back in their original location and ready to serve the Shoals! Continue reading Advance Auto back up and running after last years storm

MO BROOKS WINS FREEDOMWORKS’ PRESTIGIOUS 2017 FREEDOMFIGHTER AWARD

US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was one of only 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives awarded the prestigious 2017 FreedomFighter Award by FreedomWorks, a leading conservative organization with more than six million members nationwide. Only members of Congress who score better than 90% on the FreedomWorks scorecard receive the FreedomFighter Award. Congressman Brooks’ FreedomWorks score was in the top 4% of all Congressmen in 2017. Continue reading MO BROOKS WINS FREEDOMWORKS’ PRESTIGIOUS 2017 FREEDOMFIGHTER AWARD

LAUDERDALE COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

The following people were indicted by the most recent Lauderdale County grand jury:

• James Robert Moss, 29, 955 Grandview St., Florence; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance

Jamarious Dequan Qualls, 23, 100 Westside Plaza Apartment 12, Russellville; first-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Laportia Rene Reed, 28, 1242 Beltline Road, Decatur, AL, third-degree theft of property. Continue reading LAUDERDALE COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

Senator Doug Jones Testifies to the International Trade Commission on the Negative Impact of Newsprint Tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday testified at a hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the negative impacts recently imposed newsprint tariffs have had on Alabama’s newspapers. Senator Jones has consistently advocated to put a stop to these tariffs, which are already hurting newspapers, particularly those that serve smaller or more rural communities and are less able to absorb the additional financial burden. Continue reading Senator Doug Jones Testifies to the International Trade Commission on the Negative Impact of Newsprint Tariffs

FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER OF U.S. MILITARY CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY SCHEME RELATED TO CONTRACTS IN SUPPORT OF IRAQ WAR


WASHINGTON – A former business partner of a U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty today to one count of bribery for his role in a years-long scheme to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. Continue reading FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER OF U.S. MILITARY CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY SCHEME RELATED TO CONTRACTS IN SUPPORT OF IRAQ WAR

Birmingham Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Georgia woman to five years in prison for preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns for other people through her Birmingham-area business between 2009 and 2012, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman. Continue reading Birmingham Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

God is looking for human beings who will accept the awesome authority God has delegated

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

The primary point in these current lessons is to get across the biblical reality that God is not going to step down from His glorious throne to intervene in world problems, because He has already come down in the human form of Jesus Christ, and solved all human problems through His sacrifice, and through Holy-Spirit-empowered preaching of that redemptive message, and doing it in the all-authoritative name of Jesus Christ. In other words, God has delegated to His chosen representatives all of the authority we need to get the job done; and has commanded us to do it. His representatives are all of us Christians—born again into the family of God. Not just nominal church members! Continue reading God is looking for human beings who will accept the awesome authority God has delegated

Senator Jones Urges FCC Chairman to Follow Through on Funding Commitment for Internet in Alabama Schools

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai addressing why the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has failed to fund $32 million for internet services through the E-Rate program, requested by the State of Alabama. The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Program, or E-Rate program, provides discounts to assist eligible schools and libraries to obtain affordable internet access and telecommunications services. Continue reading Senator Jones Urges FCC Chairman to Follow Through on Funding Commitment for Internet in Alabama Schools

UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore forHairspray! The Broadway Musical.

Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she wins an audition for the show, she uses her newfound celebrity status to advocate for racial integration on the television show.  Continue reading UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

NATIONAL ADVANCE AUTO SALES IS NOW BUY HERE PAY HERE

In case you haven’t heard, National Advance Auto Sales at 3641 Cloverdale Road in Florence, is now Buy Here / Pay Here.  National Advance Auto Sales will now finance a vehicle for you. All you need is a down payment. Call 256-767-3705 to get you in a car today. Continue reading NATIONAL ADVANCE AUTO SALES IS NOW BUY HERE PAY HERE

UNA Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama is offering an exciting new opportunity for former UNA students who have 60 hours or fewer remaining to complete their undergraduate degree.

Students may receive up to $1,200 in scholarship funds toward tuition by enrolling for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship can be applied to each continuous semester that the student is enrolled and in good academic standing. Continue reading UNA Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer

TROOPERS HAVE BUSY HOLIDAY WEEK

In 2017, Alabama traffic statistics covered a 5 day period, which was from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4. In 2018, the below Alabama traffic statistics covered a total of 10 days, which was from Friday June 29, to Sunday, July 8. Continue reading TROOPERS HAVE BUSY HOLIDAY WEEK

God uses humans to execute his plan

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

We started publishing these weekly articles on Shoalsinsider a little under a year ago, to address this pointed question: “Where is God in all of the turmoil going on in the world?” “Why does God not come down from His throne in heaven, and do something about all the crime and misery on this planet?” (Not everyone, but many, will be surprised at the biblical answer. And to get the answer, we must go to the Bible, of course. And the best place to start is in the book of beginnings—Genesis. There, we learn about God’s plan for dealing with whatever goes on in the earth-realm—both before and after mankind sinned.) Continue reading God uses humans to execute his plan

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST CULLMAN LAWYER & LANDLORD

Randy Hames

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Randy Hames, a residential property owner, lawyer, and landlord in Cullman, Alabama, subjected female tenants to egregious sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  Along with Randy Hames, the Department’s complaint names his residential property company, Hames Marina, LLC, as a defendant.  Continue reading JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST CULLMAN LAWYER & LANDLORD

Hines Tire goes above and beyond for customers and community

 

TUSCUMBIA–Most people don’t know this but Hines Tire Company has been serving the Shoals Area for 52 years and owner Wayne Hines wants to thank the community for their outpouring of support for his business and the Hook Street storage buildings, which have recently been torn down. Continue reading Hines Tire goes above and beyond for customers and community

Inspiring play to be presented July 15 at Deshler Auditorium


TUSCUMBIA–“Good Works…Right Motives?” is a modern-day humorous, yet serious musical stage play, written and directed by Cynthia Ricks Pollard.

This inspiring play will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Deshler High School auditorium, 200 N. Commons East, Tuscumbia. Continue reading Inspiring play to be presented July 15 at Deshler Auditorium

UNA Student is First from Institution to Win Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study abroad

James Traywick

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama student James Traywick, a junior from Trussville, will be actively immersing himself in the language and culture of Japan.

Traywick will spend two semesters in Japan thanks to the Freeman-ASIA award, which is needs-based funding designed to assist recipients with the cost of the study abroad program as well as related expenses. Continue reading UNA Student is First from Institution to Win Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study abroad