Mary Baschab-Haslacker, Muscle Shoals attorney, announces her qualification to seek Republican Nomination for Colbert County District Judge

MARY BASCHAB-HASLACKER

Mary Baschab-Haslacker has qualified to seek the Republican Party nomination for Colbert County District Judge. “I am running for District Judge because people need and deserve a judge who is honest, efficient, innovative, impartial, accessible, and dedicated to the rule of the law. So many people today feel disenchanted and hopeless about their government. They need leaders they can trust; leaders who will put them first and will protect and uphold the Constitution,” said Baschab-Haslacker.

“My upbringing, education, and work experience have made me prudent, even-tempered, and judicious. I expect every person to act in a way that promotes respect for the law, the values of our Country, and the rights given us by God. I have strong faith, respect for life and the family, and an ethic of work, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. My energy and passion will focus on making the District Court work for the people of Colbert County. I pledge that as District Judge I will run the court efficiently and effectively, relying solely on the law and the facts before me. That is why the people of Colbert County should pick Mary in the priMary.”

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NEWS ALERT 🚨 FULL-TIME LAUDERDALE COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO GET $4000

FLORENCE – Lauderdale County full-time employees each will receive an additional $4,000 over the next four months through American Rescue Act funds, county officials said.

The Lauderdale County Commission approved dedicating the funds to the employees beginning this month.

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Inmate Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison on Assault Charge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a federal inmate on an assault charge, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.

U.S District Court Judge Liles C. Burke sentenced Lemond Lawrence Burns, 22, of Alpine, to 150 months in prison. Burns pleaded guilty to the assault of a Morgan County Corrections Officer resulting in bodily injury in October 2021.

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FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND HOLDING WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL

RICHARD LEE LUND

FLORENCE–On New Year’s Day, the Florence Police Department was contacted by a female who reportedly ran from a home at 1901 Conway Drive Florence. The female victim had several injuries and was taken to North Alabama Medical Center.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female victim was being kept at the Conway Drive residence without her consent and being physically and emotionally abused.

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SHOALS COUPLE ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY ON THEFT AND DRUG CHARGES

At approximately 2PM New Year’s Day, a 1996 Camaro was observed by sheriffs deputies in Graves County, Kentucky, loaded with items, suspected as possibly stolen. The vehicle in question was bearing Alabama registration plates.
Campbell County and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the items loaded in the vehicle has just been stolen from a resident on Pritchett Road in Mayfield that has been destroyed by the December 10th tornado.

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POLICE GIVE UPDATE ON FATAL FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

(SHOALSINSIDER) Muscle Shoals Police gave an update Wednesday morning on the fatal forklift accident that occurred Saturday afternoon. Detectives say officers responded Saturday afternoon to an accident involving juveniles.

The juveniles were under the supervision of their parents and the incident occurred at the parent’s place of employment, in the area of 235 Boone Rd. Off of Reservation Road on the TVA Reservation in Muscle Shoals.

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Mississippi Resident Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Healthcare Fraud

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge recently sentenced a Mississippi resident for healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Phillip Minga, 56, of Amory, Mississippi, to 78 months in prison. In August, Minga pleaded guilty to four counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The court also ordered Minga to forfeit $7.1 million and to repay more than $16.1 million in restitution.

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Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin, TN

Last weekend Franklin, TN held their 36th annual Dickens of a Christmas. This festival has been going strong for 36 years. It’s held in downtown Franklin, TN. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County recreated the time of Charles Dickens. People dress in clothing from that time and sing carols, sew quilts, show off woodworking and play music. It is so grand to be transporting back in time to another period that is also celebrating Christmas. There is fake snow spewing from the balcony of a building, people posing to take the perfect snowy Christmas photos while they’re lightly dusted with the stuff.

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Woman2Woman: Connecting Powerful Women

LINDA D. LAW

“If you educate a man, you educate a family and a village. To educate a woman, you empower a nation.” — Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Woman2Woman is a vision manifested by Linda D. Law with the WHOLE woman in mind.

Residing in Muscle Shoals since July 2008, Linda is an actual native of Marengo County, US Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, Educator, Life Coach & motivational speaker.

Her Facebook group has exploded within the past year to include women from all across the world and from all walks of life. She has begun to get a lot of traction and attention. I got with her over coffee to ask her about the group and this is what she said:

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Anne Rice dies at 80

ANNE RICE

Anne Rice, arguably the most prolific vampire writer of the modern era, passed away on December 11th, 2021 at the age of 80. She wrote over 35 novels, including her most popular best seller, Interview with the Vampire. 

Interview with the Vampire is part of The Vampire Chronicles series which consists of thirteen books. Some of her other series’ are Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and Songs of the Seraphim, including others. 

She died late Saturday from complications involving a stroke. 

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Holiday Leftovers Cookbook

Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is less than two weeks away now. We’re all gearing up for the holy grail of the holiday season and another huge holiday meal. But, what do we do with all those leftovers after the holidays end? Well, I asked around and compiled a sort of holiday leftovers cookbook!

The classic Leftover Sandwich:

This one is pretty simple and I’m sure everyone has made it. All you do is stuff whatever leftovers you want between two slices of bread, add your condiment, and chow down!
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Capturing The Heart of the Shoals PT 3: Michael J. Ledbetter

Michael J. Ledbetter

Not all heroes wear capes, just as not all musicians are huge stage playing bands. Some artists can be found at some of our favorite places around here sitting on a stool with their guitar and pick just giving us a down-to-earth good night while we relax and that right there is exactly what Michael is. 

Michael is good people. Running into him the few times I have, I’ve been met with a smile and what appears to be a heart of gold. 

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What to expect when you hire a professional cleaner

It was the week before Thanksgiving and I was standing in the middle of my living room. I was so stressed and overwhelmed that I’m surprised all of my stress and guilt hadn’t materialized into a dark cloud over my head. I could almost hear the thunderstorm above me as I looked around at the absolute disaster that surrounded me.

Not only that, but I had pets and their fur was everywhere. I’m a working mom with two kids and my entire days have been sucked away by homework, school projects, cooking, and working eight or more hours a day. I was just so exhausted after being a full-time mom and a working parent that I just had no more energy left to keep up with the ever-expanding list of chores that was looming over me at that moment.

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Capturing The Heart of The Shoals Part 2: Carver Commodore

This rock ‘n roll band is our very own Florence, AL They are currently on tour in the south and just released their second LP. They offer a heavy hitting guitar with traces of retro beats and melodic lyrics that leave you feeling like dancing all over the entire room

Once again I pop open Spotify and find their newest album “Welcome to the Modern World.” The cover art looks straight outta my dad or grandma’s record collection with a sky blue background and a red/yellow/orange arch. I immediately get the sense that they take inspiration from retro rock ‘n roll.

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Hendrickson named Miss UNA

FLORENCE–The University of North Alabama sophomore, Claire Hendrickson, of Anniston, was crowned Miss UNA on Saturday evening at Norton Auditorium on the UNA campus.
Hendrickson will move on to compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Hendrickson is a mass communication major, and she performed a dance, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” for the talent portion of the program.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT and THEFT

CORD SCOTT CASSELS

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man for making fraudulent bank withdrawals from someone else’s account in excess of $20,000.
According to court documents, Cord Scott Cassels, 33, of County Road 11, Florence, stands charged with theft of property 1st degree and identity theft.

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KILLEN MAN DIES IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

KILLEN–A man died Tuesday when his tractor rolled over on top of him, authorities said.
Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker identified the victim as 79-year-old Larry Comer, of Killen.

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MUSCLE SHOALS MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

JONATHAN LEE TERRY

FLORENCE– At around lunchtime on Monday, agents with the Colbert County drug task force arrested a Muscle Shoals man for drug trafficking after he was indicted by a Colbert County grand jury.

According to task force Director Curtis Burns, Jonathan Lee Terry, 39, of Green Acres Drive, Muscle Shoals, was apprehended at a Florence motel.

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MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

MUSCLE SHOALS-A single-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, has claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man.

According to State Troopers, Kenneth T. Yates, 58, was fatally injured when the 2006 Chevy Impala he was driving left the road and struck a metal guardrail.

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