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Three People Sentenced for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced three Birmingham residents for conspiring to traffic nearly $2 million worth of heroin and fentanyl, federal officials announced. Continue reading Three People Sentenced for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl

Federal Corrections Officer Charged with Accepting Bribes for Prison Contraband


BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors last week charged a former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution at Aliceville with accepting $5,695 in bribes to smuggle contraband into the prison and lying about it to investigators, announced federal officials. Continue reading Federal Corrections Officer Charged with Accepting Bribes for Prison Contraband

New execution date set as US Supreme Court rejects Arthur appeal

Tommy Arthur (ALDOC)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The appeal for condemned murder-for-hire killer Tommy Arthur has been rejected by the Supreme Court. Continue reading New execution date set as US Supreme Court rejects Arthur appeal

Safeplace opens new Tuscumbia outreach office

Staff and friends of the new Safeplace office

TUSCUMBIA–Safeplace, a domestic violence program serving Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties, has opened a new office in the city of Tuscumbia.

Safeplace provides shelter and counseling for families due to domestic violence and offers outreach programs such as court advocacy services, prevention education programs and batterers intervention programs. Safeplace also has a transitional housing program to serve victims in our most rural areas. Continue reading Safeplace opens new Tuscumbia outreach office

Tuscumbia gets new attorney

Willie Hovater Attorney at Law

TUSCUMBIA-Congratulations to Willie Hovater, a 2009 Muscle Shoals High School graduate, on passing the state bar exam. Continue reading Tuscumbia gets new attorney

UNA Bands Presents a ‘Revolutionary!’ President’s Concert

 

FLORENCE – UNA Bands presents the annual President’s Concert Friday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m., in Norton Auditorium. This year’s concert is titled “Revolutionary!” and features revolutionary music as well as music written about revolutions. Continue reading UNA Bands Presents a ‘Revolutionary!’ President’s Concert

Tennessee educator and 15-year-old kidnap victim located

The Amber Alert has been cancelled. According to authorities, Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas have been located in Northern California.  Cummins is under arrest and Thomas has been safely recovered. Continue reading Tennessee educator and 15-year-old kidnap victim located

UNA Business Society Students Recognized at State Conference

 

 

 

By Guy McClure

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama College of Business students had a successful trip April 7 and 8 at the annual Phi Beta Lambda State Conference this year. 14 College of Business student chapter members traveled to Birmingham to compete with collegiate institutions throughout the state and 13 earned an award. Students were allowed to sign up for two competitions each. The students returned home with eight 1st place trophies, nine 2nd place certificates, and three 3rd place certificates. Continue reading UNA Business Society Students Recognized at State Conference

UNA’s first African-American student to speak at Spring Commencement

Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65)

By Bryan Rachal 

FLORENCE –Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65) will serve as the University of North Alabama’s spring commencement speaker Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall

In addition to speaking at both events, Gunn will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from UNA, which will be conferred at the spring 2017commencement ceremonies. Continue reading UNA’s first African-American student to speak at Spring Commencement

NW-SCC students chosen for 2017 All-Alabama Academic Team

The 2017 NW-SCC All-Alabama Academic team consists of Kaylen Bishop (pictured on the right) and Ashley I Dulce Rosa Figueroa-Cifuentes (pictured on the left). They are joined by NW-SCC President, Dr. Humphrey Lee.

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — Kaylen Bishop and Ashley I Dulce Rosa Figueroa-Cifuentes were selected to the 2017 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and honored last Friday (4/14) at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon at Ross Bridge Hotel and Spa in Birmingham, Ala. Continue reading NW-SCC students chosen for 2017 All-Alabama Academic Team