UNA announces changes in faculty and deanships

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced several transitions among deanships and one other position on campus. Among the changes are:

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1 DEAD, 1 INJURED IN FLORENCE CRASH

FLORENCE- Police and emergency personnel responded to a fatal crash on Gresham Road, near the intersection of Seville Street, on Saturday.

Florence Police tell ShoalsInsider.com both drivers were transported to North Alabama Medical Center where one of the drivers died as a result of their injuries.

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UNA Alumnus Wins Baking Competition

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

UNA alumna Emily Cook recently won on a Netflix baking competition called “Nailed It.”

The show has three amateur bakers compete against each other to see who can best recreate a certain dessert. She appeared on season three of the show.

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Florence police searching for wedding crasher

By Eric Marchan

Florence Police are asking the public for help in identifying the woman pictured above. She is believed to have stolen from at least two local weddings this past weekend.

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Will Alabama’s Chemical Castration be Effective?

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

Days after Governor Kay Ivey signed the chemical castration the American Civil Liberties Union considers the law unconstitutional.

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The devil is a liar

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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2 DEAD 1 INJURED IN SHOALS CREEK BOATING ACCIDENT

FLORENCE– ALEA’s Marine Patrol Troopers are investigating a boat crash on Wilson Lake that claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured a third person Saturday night.

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Police issue missing child alert for Florence teen

Trinity Amber Kimbrell

FLORENCE–Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing Florence teenager.

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Two children airlifted after receiving burns

FLORENCE– Two children have been airlifted after being burned by scalding water.

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Shoals Christian student airlifted after collapse

FLORENCE–A student-athlete at Shoals Christian School on Heathrow Drive in Florence has been airlifted to Huntsville Hospital after collapsing from possible exhaustion.

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Kanye West named in local lawsuit

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TUSCUMBIA- Kanye West, Rapper Pusha T, Def Jam Recordings, and G.O.O.D. Music have been named in a lawsuit recently filed in Colbert County Circuit Court, accusing them of unauthorized use of music owned by the historic Fame Studios of Muscle Shoals.

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Ron Craig: IS GOD IN CONTROL?

 Is God in control? Is the devil in control? Or, are human beings in control? Looking at history and current events, it is difficult to tell. (I have not abandoned the subject of that last-days event.) The primary reason such confusion abounds in the world today is that most people do not understand the Bible truth that God has a part in both history and current events, the devil has a part, and man has a part.

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Electronic Express to hold Grand Opening on July 11

FLORENCE–Electronic Express recently announced that its third Alabama store is opening in Cox Creek Shopping Center at 398 Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence, on July 11.

The 30,000 square-foot Electronic Express retail store will offer electronics, appliances, mattresses and more. Electronic Express is committed to providing a variety of products that meet the needs of daily lifestyles.

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Pedestrian dead after being struck by truck

FLORENCE–A one vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 resulted in the death of a Florence attorney.

According to Troopers, Terrell Buntyn Rochester, 64, was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck.

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Sorrell opposes kindergarten for 5-year-olds

Andrew Sorrell

MONTGOMERY– Local Republican legislator Andrew Sorrell of Muscle Shoals voted against kindergarten for all Alabama 5-year-olds this past week.

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Biscuit making a big difference

Kasey Biscuit Butler

Meet local Shoals area Kasey Butler who will not only help you and your family get a new ride, he cares for you too. Butler, 28, grew up in Greenhill, AL and had always been someone you knew would end up “talking for a living”. His parents raised him to treat others with respect and to always put God and family first as well as being an example to others.

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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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