TUSCUMBIA ATTORNEY SNAGS A BIG ONE OVER WEEKEND

William Hovater with 75 lb. blue catfish

WILSON LAKE- A lot of folks in the Shoals area have been spending time on the water here lately with the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Two big fish were caught over the weekend on Wilson Lake, one by a Russellville man and the other by Tuscumbia Attorney, William Hovater.

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY MAN DIES FROM COVID-19


ELGIN– A 78-year-old Elgin man has become the first local Shoals area resident to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to family members.

Albert Trousdale died from the disease this morning, according to a Facebook post from the Albert Trousdale’s Recovery and Updates page.

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ALL STUDENTS K-12 ORDERED TO FINISH SCHOOL YEAR AT HOME

MONTGOMERY, Ala.,- School as Alabama students know it has changed for the remainder of the year.

Governor Kay Ivey just announced that students will not go back to a physical school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.


In other words, all students in public K-12 schools will begin internet or distance learning from home starting on April 6, 2020.


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Christ will not be alone in the battle of Armageddon

 Revelation 19:13 tells us that White-Horse-Rider was clothed with a robe dipped in blood. That was not His blood, but the blood of all those slain with that double-edged sword coming out of His mouth (verse 15). Christ’s blood has already been deposited on the altar of the heavenly Holy of Holies (Hebrews 9:12). Isaiah 63:3 prophesied that very event and identifies the blood that will stain Christ’s robe in that battle.      In the same verse, the White-Horse-Rider is identified as the Word of God. Our Lord was known as the Word of God before He became flesh (John 1:1, 14, 1 John 5:7), and maintains that same title in Revelation. Christ’s manhood did not alter his Godhood.    

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LOCAL PASTORS PRAY DAILY FOR COMMUNITY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON SINGING RIVER MEDIA STATIONS

TUSCUMBIA– In light of the recent Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Singing River Media Group, has announced daily prayer live and on-air.

General Manager Mike Self made the announcement:

“Starting today at noon, a local pastor will lead listeners in prayer followed by the national anthem,” said Self. 

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COLBERT’S FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

SHEFFIELD- Colbert County has its first case of Covid-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total amount of Shoals area cases to eight.

Officials at Helen Keller Hospital have confirmed one patient has tested positive for the disease.

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GOV. IVEY MOVES PRIMARY RUNOFF TO JULY 14TH

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, 2020 due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

“Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama’s Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent right as citizens of the United States and the great state of Alabama, but the safety and wellbeing of Alabama citizens is paramount.

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SINGING RIVER MEDIA GROUP ISSUES STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

Singing River Media Group is committed to safety in this unprecedented time during the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. We continue to monitor the latest information and are sending updates to our radio stations, facebook pages, and singingrivermediagroup.com.

SRMG is following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We have a plan in place to help protect our staff and clients. We have moved staff to work farther apart, increased our cleaning of all surfaces, and provide hand sanitizer throughout the facilities.

We are passionate about helping the Shoals and surrounding communities in any way possible and will continue to do so throughout the pandemic. Amidst the chaos of life, I encourage you to relax, turn on one of our stations and listen to your favorite music, My 101.5WLAY 100.1 – Country’s Greatest HitsROCK 105.5 – THE BIG DOG, and 949 The Bull are here to serve you, our listeners! We appreciate you all!

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Russellville teen killed, Tuscumbia teen critically injured in crash

RUSSELLVILLE–A Russellville teen was killed in a car accident and her cousin a Tuscumbia teenager was also critically injured.

Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that a single-vehicle crash at 9:55 p.m., on Monday, claimed the life of Megan Gooch, 17. She was killed when the 2001 Lexus ES300 she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

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REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD DAYLIGHT SAVINGS THIS SUNDAY

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING ESTABLISHES AN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA

MUSCLE SHOALS– North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) is pleased to provide a five-thousand-dollar scholarship at the University of North Alabama (UNA), benefiting a sophomore or junior engineering and technology student.

The purpose of NAL’s scholarship is to help offset the cost of schooling and support the development of engineers and potential team members of the future.

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VERTILLO’S A GREAT ADDITION TO DOWNTOWN SHEFFIELD

MEATLOVERS PIZZA

Vertillo’s is another great addition to downtown Sheffield. The fabulous food and dining experience are located at 312 N. Montgomery Ave, 256/314/2323. Look for the sign with the Italian flag, (green, white, and red). The food is strictly authentic, the recipes from Marlene the owner’s family, The restaurant is decorated in pictures of Marlene’s family and local musicians. I haven’t eaten everything from the menu, but nearly. They offer beer and wine in a family atmosphere.

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Lexington man gets 2 years in work release for deadly ATV crash

FLORENCE — A Lexington man who drove an all-terrain vehicle involved in a deadly crash in 2017 will serve two years in the Lauderdale County Work Release program.

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MANSELL UNSEATS BLACK IN PRIMARY

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

TUSCUMBIA– Tyrus Mansell has unseated two-term incumbent David Black in the Republican primary for the Colbert County District 2 Commissioners race.

Mansell, who works in pharmaceutical sales, said about his win, ‘I want the voters to know we are truly humbled by this win. and want to thank those that helped us along the way,”

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POLICE STILL SEEKING ANSWERS IN TUSCUMBIA MURDER

MARY MALONE

TUSCUMBIA — STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS — Who murdered Mary Malone? It’s a question that investigators are still trying to find an answer to. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said as of Thursday there is no update in the case.

Malone was found dead inside her Davis Court home on February 7. Ruled as a homicide, police have spent weeks interviewing people in the community for possible leads, but they need more.

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LAWSUIT FILED IN DEADLY SHOAL CREEK BOATING CRASH

The dock at Shoal Creek the night of the crash

KILLEN– A lawsuit was filed Thursday morning against the owner and the operator of a boat that was involved in the June 8 crash that killed a mother and her daughter on Shoal Creek.
The suit is filed in Colbert County Circuit Court by Jason Cowart, as surviving parent and administrator of the estate of Blakely Cowart, and by Elizabeth Livingston, surviving parent and administrator of the estate of Lauren Cowart. Augusta, Georgia, attorney A. Dixon Revell is the attorney for the plaintiffs.

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DECEASED GUNMAN IDENTIFIED IN TUSCUMBIA SHOOTING

KENNETH LANIER SASHINGTON

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have identified the man killed in a shoot out with police early Tuesday morning.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, Kenneth Lanier Sashington, 38, had charges and appeared in Tuscumbia Municipal Court the week before the shooting.

The incident began around 4 am when tenants complained of seeing Sashington around Trenholm Heights Apartments. When police arrived, Sashington reportedly started shooting at officers.

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN FLORENCE WESTSIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE– The Florence Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting that left one Florence man dead and another man injured.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Florence Police Dispatch received a call of “Shots Fired” in the Cypress Pointe area of west Florence.

Responding officers were advised that a man had been shot in the area of 1430 Carver Court.

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SHOALS HOSPITAL WAS ON LOCKDOWN WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO THREAT

MUSCLE SHOALS– Shoals Hospital on Avalon Avenue has been on a soft lockdown Wednesday morning due to threats to hospital staff.

The soft lockdown for a CODE SILVER has now been lifted.

Authorities say there was no type of active shooter and the lockdown was entirely taken out of an abundance of caution.

Muscle Shoals police said a patient died at the hospital and when the staff called to tell the family, they got upset.

Police say that the hospital has been given an all-clear around 11 am.

Hospital staff use the Emergency code due to a firearm a CODE SILVER.

ShoalsInsider.com – Keeping You Informed

INTERVIEW WITH TYRUS MANSELL FOR COLBERT COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #2

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

Shoals Insider Readers responded to a recent Facebook poll on the upcoming MARCH 3rd Republican Primary for Colbert County Commission – District 2 (Muscle Shoals)

The results:     David Black 22%    /   Tyrus Mansell 78%.

We followed up with a Q&A with the candidate the people of Muscle Shoals overwhelmingly chose if the vote were held today:

Q:        Tell us about yourself Tyrus.

A:        My wife, Lorie Henry Mansell, and I have been married for 32 years.  We have two children.  Our daughter Faith Kelley is married to Conner. and our son, Evan, is married to Leslie  We have two grandsons, Deacon and Paxton.  The family also includes a few four-legged furry family members (Ginger and Teddy). I was raised in Franklin County.  After graduating from Russellville High School in 1980 I went on to UNA.  I finished in 1985 with a degree in business management.  After graduation, I worked for the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office as the Victim’s Service Officer.  I then spent 11 years in the insurance industry and for the last 20 years, I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry.   

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