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

Let’s Talk Taxes Special Edition: Let’s Talk About Identity Theft

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vicki Smith EA

Identity theft is the collection of personal information for dishonest purposes. This information includes: Your name, address, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers, medical information, and children’s information. Thieves obtain the information in a variety of ways including: discarded bills, discarded tax returns, family members, hackers, phishing emails, unsecure computers, viruses, medical professionals, schools, and dumpster diving.

Continue reading Let’s Talk Taxes Special Edition: Let’s Talk About Identity Theft

Religion has cheated us out of our stuff

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

In my lessons both here and elsewhere, I often make the point that religious tradition has robbed much of the church of our rich inheritance in Christ. If we are heirs of Abraham, God and Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; Hebrews 1:2), and according to Scripture that is true of us right now in this life, not just when we get to heaven, then much more belongs to us right now than religious tradition has taught us about. Religion has cheated us out of our stuff! 

Continue reading Religion has cheated us out of our stuff

LAUDERDALE DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTS 40 DEALERS IN ROUND-UP

FLORENCE–The following people were arrested Friday by the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force in operation “Press On”. Agents started making the arrests early Friday morning.  Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the people arrested were known drug dealers.

1. Howard Watkins, 42, 2314 Roberts Lane, Florence.

2. Bobby Travis Little Jr., 44, 308 Dover Avenue, Sheffield

3. Terqunia Monai Eggleston, 27, 104 Markate Avenue, Muscle Shoals.

4. Cecil Grant Nesmith, 34, Address unknown, Russellville Continue reading LAUDERDALE DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTS 40 DEALERS IN ROUND-UP

RITE AID ON FLORENCE BLVD. CLOSES DOORS TODAY

FLORENCE–After today motorists will notice another closed business as the Rite Aid on Florence Boulevard across from Office Depot is closing after being purchased by Walgreen’s. Continue reading RITE AID ON FLORENCE BLVD. CLOSES DOORS TODAY

Florence man arrested in nationwide health care fraud takedown


BIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama this week charged five employees, including a district and an operations manager, of an Alabama-based compounding pharmacy with participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars.
U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announced the charges against employees of Northside Pharmacy, based in Haleyville and doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy, as part of a nationwide health care fraud takedown. Global’s compounding and shipping facility was in Haleyville, but the pharmacy did its prescription processing, billing and customer service at its “call center” in Clearwater, Florida. Continue reading Florence man arrested in nationwide health care fraud takedown