NW-SCC to hold Saturday registration this weekend

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — With the fall semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a registration event this Saturday, August 11, 2018, on the Shoals Campus. Continue reading NW-SCC to hold Saturday registration this weekend

Muscle Shoals and Sheffield Police work together to capture suspect

MUSCLE SHOALS- Detectives in Muscle Shoals are thanking Sheffield police for their assistance in apprehending a burglary suspect. Continue reading Muscle Shoals and Sheffield Police work together to capture suspect

UNA Planetarium Says Many Will Be Able to See Perseid Meteor Shower on 12th

FLORENCE – “The Earth will pass into the orbit of the comet Temple-Tuttle and we will see the annual Perseid meteor shower reach its peak,” said Dr. Mel Blake, UNA associate professor for physics and astronomy and director of the UNA Planetarium.

You’ve heard of them before, meteor showers, but what exactly are they? According to Blake, meteor showers occur when Earth passes into the dust left behind by a comet. Continue reading UNA Planetarium Says Many Will Be Able to See Perseid Meteor Shower on 12th

Postal service tight-lipped on closure of Muscle Shoals post office

MUSCLE SHOALS— Yesterday the U.S. Postal Service implemented a temporary closure of the Muscle Shoals Post Office, located at 2350 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 until further notice due to “unsafe conditions”. Continue reading Postal service tight-lipped on closure of Muscle Shoals post office

Waterloo man dies in crash checking mail

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–A two-vehicle crash in Lauderdale County has claimed the life of a Waterloo man. The crash occurred on AL-20, approximately 17 miles west of Florence, on Tuesday, August 7th, at approximately 7:00 pm. Continue reading Waterloo man dies in crash checking mail

Florence businessman cleared of charges

Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.

A Florence businessman who was accused, arrested and charged in Baldwin County, AL with child enticement in 2015 has been cleared of the charges after two years of declaring his innocence.

According to Baldwin County courthouse personnel, in April of 2017, Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.,51, of Florence, was cleared of a child enticement charge.

Dennis Knizley, Esq., Hibbett’s criminal attorney at the time, stated that these charges should not have ‘been brought against Mr. Hibbett.’

The Baldwin County Judge, the new District Attorney, and the Prosecutor all agreed that this was not a case of child enticement. Knizley also stated this situation was misinterpreted and greatly exaggerated. “We always felt the charges were not deserved.”

According to Baldwin County courthouse records, the original charge was reduced to a single Misdemeanor charge of Harassment of Communications.

Hibbett, who now runs an antique store on Florence Boulevard, tells the Shoals Insider he is grateful for his steadfast faith in Christ, the support of his family; community, and his team of investigators and researchers.

“My faith in the Lord is the only thing that got me through this terrible misunderstanding,” said Hibbett.

 

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UNA TO PLAY BYU IN 2020

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama football program has signed a contract to play Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah.

It will be UNA’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 1997 when the Lions, then NCAA Division II members, stunned Louisiana-Lafayette 48-42 in four overtimes in Lafayette. Continue reading UNA TO PLAY BYU IN 2020

We must do our part to receive the benefits

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

While I do not want to be too repetitive, still, although I have covered some subjects in past articles, I do not remember in which articles such issues were covered; nor do I remember all of the details of the issues I dealt with in those articles; plus the fact that new readers likely have not read those past articles containing those Bible Truths; and the fact that Bible Truths on any subject are more numerous than I can include in any one article, I want to reestablish some most vital Bible Truths on the overall theme of these Shoals Insider articles within this article; and perhaps a few future articles. Continue reading We must do our part to receive the benefits

UNA Breaks Ground on New Nursing Building

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Debbie Shaw, Assoc. Dean Terra Kirkman, SGA President Chase Holcombe, Hugo Dante, Simpson Russell, Dr. Ken Kitts, Dean Vicki Pierce, Dr. Ross Alexander, Mayor Steve Holt, Jeff Johnson and Greg Bragg Sr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with the University of North Alabama broke ground recently on the site of the new Laura M. Harrison Hall, which will house the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions upon completion.

Last week, the UNA Board of Trustees met for a special session to approve the bid for the new building of just under $19 million by Consolidated Construction out of Huntsville. Local firm Create Architects will serve as the architects for the project. Continue reading UNA Breaks Ground on New Nursing Building

Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Carl Elliott

FLORENCE – U.S. Representative Carl Elliott (1913-1999) will be honored at a special event Aug. 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus. Continue reading Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Former Florence Substitute Teacher Indicted For Having Sexual Contact With Student

Kayla D. Safford

FLORENCE– Kayla D. Safford, 24, of Florence, turned herself into authorities Wednesday morning after being indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury for having sexual contact with a high school student. Safford’s arrest follows a lengthy investigation into allegations that she had sex with a male student away from the Florence High School Campus. Continue reading Former Florence Substitute Teacher Indicted For Having Sexual Contact With Student

God found a few good men to fulfill His plan

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Although there are still other variations of the foregoing idiotic speculations, there is only one plausible view of the subject at hand—Bible Truth about God’s involvement in the world’s affairs—what the Bible actually says about it. Remember, God created man to have dominion over all of the lower earthly creatures; including this terrestrial ball itself. Then, God found the righteous Noah (Genesis 7:1), and commanded him to build a boat that would float, in order to preserve a remnant of the human population during a worldwide flood. Later, God found still another righteous man, Abraham, and made a covenant with him, promising him and his Seed they would inherit this planet. Continue reading God found a few good men to fulfill His plan

Police need your help identifying this man

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying this gentleman. Continue reading Police need your help identifying this man

NW-SCC to hold FREE Financial Aid Workshop August 2nd

MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a free financial aid workshop Thursday, August 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in room 111 of Building 127 located on the Shoals campus. Continue reading NW-SCC to hold FREE Financial Aid Workshop August 2nd

Young Running to Represent House District 3

MUSCLE SHOALS – Chad Young, a lifelong resident of Muscle Shoals, is running to represent the citizens of District 3 in the Alabama House of Representatives. Continue reading Young Running to Represent House District 3

GRANITE GALLERY HAS THE SHOALS BEST SELECTION ON GRANITE

SHEFFIELD–One only has to stop by 1121 East 2nd Street in Sheffield to see the Shoals largest selection of granite and quartz for the home, kitchen, and bathrooms. To view the photo gallery of some of Granite Galleries beautiful work here in the Shoals Area CLICK MORE or call 256-320-5460 to speak to the qualified sales staff. Continue reading GRANITE GALLERY HAS THE SHOALS BEST SELECTION ON GRANITE

Senators Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander introduce bill to delay auto tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Automotive Jobs Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill to delay President Trump’s recently proposed 25-percent tariff on imported cars, trucks, and auto parts. At the President’s direction, the U.S. Commerce Department initiated a Section 232 investigation in May to determine whether imported automobiles, trucks, and parts are a threat to U.S. national security and to subsequently levy tariffs. The senators’ legislation requires the International Trade Commission (ITC) to conduct a comprehensive study of the well-being, health, and vitality of the United States automotive industry before tariffs could be applied. Continue reading Senators Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander introduce bill to delay auto tariffs

OLD NAVY COMING BACK TO FLORENCE

 

FLORENCE–City officials tell ShoalsInsider.com that Old Navy is coming back to Florence. Continue reading OLD NAVY COMING BACK TO FLORENCE

Shoals Area Births for June and July

The following is a listing of Shoals Area Births at Helen Keller Hospital and ECM Continue reading Shoals Area Births for June and July

Evolution is the biggest lie ever sold to humanity

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 Before getting into those additional Scriptures about God’s use of human beings to do His deliverance projects on this planet, let us consider these alternatives suggested by outright sinners, as well as even by the members of some church denominations. 

Continue reading Evolution is the biggest lie ever sold to humanity