Huntsville to become ‘Gig City’ with Google Fiber

Huntsville leaders announced plans recently for a new fiber network that will bring ultra-fast Internet service to residents and businesses in Alabama’s Rocket City.


Florence native Krystina Bole selected as Billy Reid Store Director of the Year


Krystina Bole pictured with internationally – renowned clothing designer, Billy Reid


FLORENCE, Ala. – “There were 13 other people going for the same award,” said internationally-renowned clothing designer, Billy Reid. “In many ways Krystina had it a lot tougher, as this is our corporate office. So more eyes were on her, […]

UNA buys Keystone building for $1.8 million to house department of environmental sciences

The Keystone Building on Seminary Street was purchased by UNA

FLORENCE – After an extensive process, you might say the University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS) is a little like Goldilocks. After some sampling, they found the building that’s just right.


Video Round-Up for February 23, 2016

AP News Minute

Here’s the latest News Video for Tuesday, February 23: Republican presidential hopefuls have their sights set on the Nevada caucuses; Sen. Ted Cruz fires spokesman; Train crashes and derails in the Netherlands; Death toll climbs to 29 after Fiji cyclone.


Alabama native Sonny James dies in Nashville surrounded by friends and family

Musical legend and Hackleburg native Sonny James died today in Nashville.

NASHVILLE-Recently hospitalized, Sonny James passed away today, Monday, February 22nd, from natural causes. He died surrounded by family and friends at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 87 years of age.


Strawberry Coconut Truffle Recipe

It’s almost strawberry season. Here’s an easy recipe.




Movie on Donnie Fritts to be screened at this year’s George Lindsey Film Festival

Donnie Fritts

FLORENCE – The state of Alabama will be a major focus in this year’s George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. All 16 submissions from Alabama filmmakers will be screened at this year’s festival, with more local films screened than ever before, including a film on a local music artist.


Tasty Video Recipe: Mini Key Lime Pies



4 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest 1/2 cup lime juice (3-4 limes) 4 egg yolks 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk


Donald Trump is “George Wallace and Big Jim Folsom rolled into one”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The presidential primary parade has been colorful and fun to watch this year. It has been even more amusing because of the pervasive presence of one Donald Trump and the fact that those of us in the Heart of Dixie have a front row seat to the […]

Video Round-Up for February 22, 2016

Top Stories from across the nation on AP NewsMinute:

AP Video: Politics This Week

Troopers continue to investigate fatal crash

COLBERT COUNTY-(SHOALS INSIDER) -Troopers continue to investigate the single-vehicle crash on Hawk Pride Mtn. Road that claimed the life of a Tuscumbia man.


Lauderdale County Mugshots Feb. 19 2016

Birth Date:  09/03/94 Booking Number:  A1600629 Agency:  LAUD Inmate Name:  MCDILL, RICHARD L Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 00:14:00 02/13/16 Domestic Violence 3rd 13A-6-132 DIST CM

Photos provided by Lauderdale County Detention Center. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty. Mugshots are provided by the Shoals Insider as a public service.

Birth Date: 08/25/97Booking Number: A1600645Agency: KILInmate Name: KELLY, ZACKARY TTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class00:15:00 02/14/16 POSSESSION OFMARIJUANA 2ND13A-12-214 3599 MUN AM

Birth Date: 08/21/70Booking […]

Tuscumbia man dies in crash

COLBERT COUNTY- (SHOALS INSIDER)-A Tuscumbia man was killed in an automobile accident on Hawk Pride Mountain Road late Saturday afternoon.


Muscle Shoals high school football on probation

MUSCLE SHOALS-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Muscle Shoals Athletics and students are feeling the sting today from a ruling from the Alabama High School Athletic Association concerning recent recruitment violations.


Florence Mugshots for Feb. 16 2016

Birth Date:  08/25/70 Booking Number:  A1600601 Agency:  FPD Inmate Name:  OATHOUT, DANIEL J Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 01:27:00 02/11/16 DUI-Liquor 2A 32-5A-191(A)2 MUN AM

Arrest reports are public record and made available to the Shoals Insider. We pay for them and give them to you as a public service. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty. Mistakes can be corrected.

Birth Date: 12/20/89Booking Number: A1600610Agency: FPDInmate Name: WRIGHT, BRADLEY CTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class16:20:00 02/11/16 […]

Florence man arrested on credit card and drug charges

John Brown (Photo FPD)

FLORENCE–Police arrested John Brown last night on warrants for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and for forging checks.


Muscle Shoals City Council President Jim Holland has died

Muscle Shoals City Councilman Jim Holland

MUSCLE SHOALS- Councilman Jim Holland succumbed to leukemia this morning around 5:30 at his home.


Author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee dead at 89

Harper Lee has died at the age of 89


MONROEVILLE- Harper Lee, the Alabama writer, famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” has died at the age of 89.


Shoals Area Most Wanted: Do you know this man?

Earl Bailey Jr. (Photo courtesy CCSD)

MOST WANTED: If you know Earl Bailey Jr., you could cash in by calling the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers.