UNA and Northeast Mississippi Community College Form Partnership

Dr. Ken Kitts, UNA President and Ricky G. Ford, NEMCC President, sign the MOU agreement.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and Northeast Mississippi Community College are forging a partnership for student success.

Administrators from both institutions met to sign an articulation agreement, which will allow NEMCC students to transfer to UNA in order to complete their bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Continue reading UNA and Northeast Mississippi Community College Form Partnership

SUSPECTED CHILD RAPIST CAPTURED IN SCOTTSBORO

SCOTTSBORO-Authorities have confirmed the arrest and capture of suspected child rapist Simon Dean Porter. Continue reading SUSPECTED CHILD RAPIST CAPTURED IN SCOTTSBORO

SUSPECTED CHILD RAPIST WITH SHOALS TIES ADDED TO TEN MOST WANTED

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn.- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has added a Lawrenceburg man who allegedly raped a 16-month-old baby boy to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Continue reading SUSPECTED CHILD RAPIST WITH SHOALS TIES ADDED TO TEN MOST WANTED

DO YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN? A CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED

FLORENCE– Florence police are searching for a suspect in a theft case they are working. Continue reading DO YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN? A CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED

Sheffield officer graduates academy

Sheffield Police Chief Terry and Officer Kenneth Elkins

SHEFFIELD–Officer Kenneth Elkins with the Sheffield Police Department has graduated the 175th session of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy at Jacksonville State University. Continue reading Sheffield officer graduates academy

Alabama’s 55th Governor was raised right and the accent is real

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. Even recently, as I’ve traversed the state, I am always amazed at how you can visit with someone in one part of the state who is kin to or were college roommates with someone in another corner of Alabama. Continue reading Alabama’s 55th Governor was raised right and the accent is real

Bailey sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner

Commissioner Tori Bailey with mother Odessa Bailey following her swearing-in ceremony

TUSCUMBIA–Democrat Tori Bailey was sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner for District 4 on Wednesday. Continue reading Bailey sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner

FDA approves new drug to treat travelers’ diarrhea


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Aemcolo (rifamycin), an antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of adult patients with travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli), not complicated by fever or blood in the stool. Continue reading FDA approves new drug to treat travelers’ diarrhea

Sometimes their expertise is not so expert after all

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 But, what about Ezekiel 38 and 39? Daniel 11:44 is key. As the Antichrist is about to enter Jerusalem to crush it, “news from the east and the north will trouble him, and he will go out [obviously in those directions] to destroy and to annihilate many.” Well, East and North would certainly indicate China (maybe India) and Russia, so that is why at the last he will descend from the North and come back into Israel to annihilate it. That is when God will thoroughly destroy the Antichrist and His armies.  Continue reading Sometimes their expertise is not so expert after all

Woman killed in machine at Freight Car America in Barton

Angel Foster

BARTON–A young lady in her 20’s was killed in a machine overnight at the Freight Car plant in Barton. Continue reading Woman killed in machine at Freight Car America in Barton

UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Two Speakers, McCutcheon and Shaw

Commencement Speakers

 

FLORENCE –In a first for the University of North Alabama, Fall Commencement will feature two speakers at three ceremonies.

Dr. Jimmy Shaw, ’01, alumnus and Florence City Schools superintendent, will be the featured commencement speaker at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences graduation ceremony, Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Continue reading UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Two Speakers, McCutcheon and Shaw

UNA’s Director of Diversity Receives Diversity Award

Joan Williams Director of Diversity

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – Joan Williams, director of the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity at the University of North Alabama has been recognized by the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) as the 2018 recipient of the ALAHEDO Louis Dale Diversity Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Higher Education.  Continue reading UNA’s Director of Diversity Receives Diversity Award

SESSIONS RESIGNS AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Media outlets in Washington are reporting the resignation of embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions just moments ago.

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Off-duty Trooper fatally struck by driver

Trooper Jason William Hewett

FLORENCE–A pedestrian crash at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, has claimed the life of a Florence man. The pedestrian, Trooper Jason William Hewett, 34, was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Continue reading Off-duty Trooper fatally struck by driver

NW-SCC moving forward with plans for new Advanced Manufacturing Center

MUSCLE SHOALS — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) President Dr. Glenda Colagross met with representatives from the Alabama Community College System and Lauderdale County Schools last week to discuss the new Advanced Manufacturing Center to be located in Lauderdale County off U.S. Highway 72. Continue reading NW-SCC moving forward with plans for new Advanced Manufacturing Center

Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

FLORENCE-– The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will present 20th Century Fox’s Feature Film “Home Alone” at 3pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Norton Auditorium.

“This concert will amaze audiences, with Home Alone showing on a massive screen while the Shoals Symphony Orchestra underscores the entire movie LIVE,” said Dr. Daniel Stevens, music director and conductor for the orchestra. Continue reading Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

The Bible identifies where the Anti-Christ will come from

  Let me expose first the erroneous teaching that the Antichrist will originate in Russia. The idea obviously is derived from a misunderstanding of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Those two chapters indeed reveal that the Antichrist will descend from the north of Israel. So he will come down from Russia. However, neither those chapters nor any other Scripture passage teaches that Russia will be the birthplace of the Antichrist, or that he will be of Russian nationality. So never take a passage out of context and start speculating (either adding to it or taking away from it), thereby building a doctrine founded on speculation rather than on the Word of God. The Bible actually identifies what part of the planet the Antichrist will come from. It will be one of the Middle-Eastern nations. How do I know so? By studying Scripture rather than speculating from newspaper clippings! Look at Daniel 2:31-45. Is that too many verses to read to gain Bible end-time truth? Learning Bible truth requires study. Continue reading The Bible identifies where the Anti-Christ will come from

There’s a lot of speculation on end time events

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Before getting deeper into the end-time-events subject, I want to make a few comments and ask a few questions. I have learned that different people have different motivations for their interest in end-time events. Although many are sincere, some are obviously motivated by mere curiosity. While curiosity will carry one a little ways on a journey, when the truth gets to be too much for the curious one, the search usually ends right there. Only those who genuinely want to learn the truth and are willing to adjust to it will continue their journey until they reach the end—real biblical end-time truth. What is your motivation?

Continue reading There’s a lot of speculation on end time events

Woman Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support And Resources to Terrorists

BIRMINGHAM – This week a federal grand jury indicted a woman, who is a former resident of Alabama, with attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting others, in violation of federal law, announced Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the National Security Division, United States Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. Continue reading Woman Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support And Resources to Terrorists

NW-SCC to hold Veterans Day tributes on both campuses

Veterans salute the flag during 2016 NW-SCC Veterans Day Tribute

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will hold Veterans Day Tributes on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses next week to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Continue reading NW-SCC to hold Veterans Day tributes on both campuses