CRAIG: The weapons of our warfare are not carnal 

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Let us consider the actual predicament of the human race. The creation of Adam and Eve was miraculous. From dirt to man, and from part of the man a woman. A spirit being, the devil (fallen Lucifer) lured those two into rebellion against God. Their rebellion sprang from their inner being, but it affected their entire being—inside and out. Thus, all of mankind’s problems are spiritual in nature, and therefore can only be solved by some spiritual power bigger than their problems. That should shed some light on why all of the world’s attempts to solve the world’s problems not only have not solved them, but actually made them worse. Continue reading CRAIG: The weapons of our warfare are not carnal 

Call to police ends in drug arrest

Jason Allen

FLORENCE–Authorities made an arrest Monday after a concerned citizen called in and complained.

According to Florence police,  around 8 am, officers received a call of a person with a gun on East Tuscaloosa Street.

When officers arrived they located a vehicle that matched the vehicle that was reported in the call. Continue reading Call to police ends in drug arrest

Professor named UNA Phi Kappa Phi Teaching Award Recipient

Dr. Larry Bates

FLORENCE, Ala.—Dr. Larry Bates, a psychology professor at the University of North Alabama, was announced as this year’s winner of the Eleanor Gaunder Teaching Award, sponsored by the UNA Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society. Continue reading Professor named UNA Phi Kappa Phi Teaching Award Recipient

Phi Kappa Phi at UNA initiates 138 members

FLORENCE, Ala.—The University of North Alabama chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi hosted initiation ceremonies April 19 for 138 new members to the national academic honorary. Phi Kappa Phi President Stephanie Montgomery presided over the ceremonies, initiating seven faculty members, two alumni, 48 graduate students and 81 undergraduate students into the prestigious organization. Two ceremonies, one for initiates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Anderson College of Nursing and the other for the College of Business and College of Education and Human Sciences, were held at the Guillot University Center. Continue reading Phi Kappa Phi at UNA initiates 138 members

UNA Surpasses $35 Million Goal in First Comprehensive Campaign

 

FLORENCE. – Officials with the University of North Alabama announced that the University has completed its first comprehensive campaign, and well ahead of schedule.

Not only did UNA reach the $35 million goal announced publicly in 2016, but the state’s oldest four-year public institution surpassed it by raising a total of $36,674,395 for the “Build the Pride” comprehensive campaign. Continue reading UNA Surpasses $35 Million Goal in First Comprehensive Campaign

Muscle Shoals City Court to hold Amnesty Day May 11

MUSCLE SHOALS–Anyone who has an outstanding warrant in the Muscle Shoals Municipal Court System has a chance to clear those up without any repercussions. Muscle Shoals Municipal Court will be conducting an Amnesty Day on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Courtroom located in City Hall on Avalon Ave across from Zaxbys. Continue reading Muscle Shoals City Court to hold Amnesty Day May 11

Shoals Area Births 04/23/2018

Helen Keller Hospital

April 9: Jessica Tucker, of Brilliant, boy, Mason Nash Tucker; Candice Ballanger, of Sheffield, boy, Bryon Tanner Ballanger.

April 10: Matthew and Shanna Crosswhite, of Tuscumbia, girl, Elyse Piper Crosswhite. Continue reading Shoals Area Births 04/23/2018

UNA College of Business Receives $100k Gift

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – A recent gift to the University of North Alabama College of Business will help toward years of future success.

Mr. and Mrs. John (’69) and Glenda O’Connor provided the UNA COB with a gift totaling over $100,000 to go toward the Student Innovation Experience Program.

“The O’Connor’s generous gift supporting the experiential learning efforts at UNA will have a great impact on so many deserving students,” said College of Business Dean Greg Carnes.  “We are pleased to partner with them to further our focus of preparing tomorrow’s business leaders.” Continue reading UNA College of Business Receives $100k Gift

TVA Property sold for $5 million

MUSCLE SHOALS—The Tennessee Valley Authority announced today the sale of approximately 900 acres of the utility’s Muscle Shoals Reservation, in Colbert County, Ala., to Muscles Shoals Holdings LLC for $5 million. Muscle Shoals Holdings has approximately 90-days to close on the property pending a permit release from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

“We care about the Quad Cities’ success, and selling this property is an economic investment in the community while preserving local recreational opportunities,” said David Bowling, TVA vice president Land and River Management. Bowling confirmed that TVA will retain about 100 acres of the redevelopment area and an additional approximate 1,200 acres located along the Tennessee River, including the nationally recognized Rockpile Recreational Area and buildings that provide workspace for nearly 500 employees. Continue reading TVA Property sold for $5 million

Whoa Nelly!! This woman means business

Owner Nelly Gabriel Hart

FLORENCE-When Nelly Gabriel Hart moved to the Shoals from Canada in 1997, little did she know that success, marriage, and good fortune would all come together for her in the Shoals area.  Hart is the owner of the successful Gabriel Trucking Company in Industrial Park in Florence. Continue reading Whoa Nelly!! This woman means business

Hunt receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

NW-SCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross awards Chance Hunt with the 2018 President’s Award for the Shoals campus.

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Chance Hunt, of Florence, Ala., received Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) most prestigious honor last night at the annual Shoals Campus Honors and Awards Night. He was awarded the President’s Award for the Shoals campus.

Hunt will graduate this year from NW-SCC and has been awarded a transfer scholarship to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Continue reading Hunt receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

Kirkman hired as New Director of Kilby Laboratory School

Dr. Eric Kirkman

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Eric Kirkman ’97, University of North Alabama alumnus and current Sheffield Junior High principal, will soon be at the helm as the new director of Kilby Laboratory School.

Kirkman will replace Dr. Chris James June 1. James, who has served as the Kilby director for three years, was recently named associate professor in the UNA College of Education. Continue reading Kirkman hired as New Director of Kilby Laboratory School

Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Shoals Area Births

Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield

March 31: Carlos and Rebecca Jassco, Muscle Shoals, boy, Marc Anthony Jasso.

April 2: Dylan Brown and Ashlee Yarbrough, Tuscumbia, boy, Boston Blake Brown; Wilder Castellanos and Elena Hernandez, Florence, boy, Francisco Castellanos. Continue reading Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

Christopher Torres

FLORENCE–Police are currently looking for Christopher Torres, he was last seen by family members on Saturday, April 14th. Continue reading Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race

Andrew Sorrell

A 32-year old Alabama conservative businessman and small government conservative is outpacing every other non-incumbent candidate for state legislative office for the 2018 primary cycle. 

Andrew Sorrell is running for House District 3, an open seat that has been held by the Democrats for over 140 years, but which analysts predict to swing solidly Republican after voting overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016.

Continue reading 32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race