The Michael Jordan of massage therapy has landed in Muscle Shoals

Dustin Blackman LMT, NCP, NCBTMB

MUSCLE SHOALS-If you have been wondering about all the noise and commotion on Avalon Avenue, it’s the remodeling and relocation of Dustin Blackman’s United Therapeutic Massage and Institute.

Located in Shoals Plaza, next to Donna & Friends restaurant, at 1315 Avalon Avenue, Dustin is nationally certified in therapeutic […]

Quit the spit during ‘Through With Chew Week’


The Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 17-23.

The education campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products is an annual event begun in 1989 by the American Academy of […]

Muscle Shoals police offering Citizen’s Police Academy

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals Citizen’s Police Academy is a unique experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the day-to-day operation and mission of the Muscle Shoals Police Department.


Two Leighton residents die in crash

A single-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, has claimed two lives. Kenneth David Pugh, 49, and Pamela Denise Brooks Thrasher, 36, both of Leighton, were killed when the 2000 Yamaha motorcycle they were occupying left the roadway and overturned.


NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

MUSCLE SHOALS, PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year’s events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of “Soul Food”. NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a program on each campus. […]

Police trying to identify suspect

CRIME OF THE WEEK – Police are trying to identify a theft suspect in this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report. Investigators said the card was used several times before being deactivated.

It’s not the best photo but it’s all Florence police could get.

The suspect seen in the pic is using a stolen […]

Counselor’s Corner: 5 Parenting Strategies to Head Off Teen Substance Use

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

Parenting a teenager can be hard. Hormones are raging, cell phones are constantly buzzing, and suddenly, it’s embarrassing to be seen with you in public. In that space between childhood and adulthood, teenagers still need guidance, and parents can find themselves struggling […]

UNA Professor Honored with Nation’s Highest Geography Teaching Award

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Michael Pretes, University of North Alabama professor of geography, is the 2017 recipient of the American Association of Geographers Distinguished Teaching Honors.

The AAG is the largest academic and professional organization for geographers in the United States, and it awards honors in several categories for “outstanding accomplishment.” Its Distinguished Teaching […]

Effects of Drought Continue to Plague Trees across State

Trees are dying. The question is, why? Although the rainfall during December and January relieved much of the drought and related wildfire issues in Alabama, the harmful effects and complications associated with drought continue to plague the state’s forestlands. While exact economic impacts are unknown at this time, the losses may be significant according […]

Newly Appointed Attorney General Steve Marshall Takes Oath of Office, Addresses Public

Newly appointed AG Steve Marshall

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert J. Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney, Steve Marshall, to serve as the 48th Attorney General of Alabama. Former Attorney General Luther Strange was appointed to the United States Senate following Senator Jeff Sessions nomination and confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.


Hard-Hitting Billboards Urge Hospitals to Protect Patients From Choking and Cancer Risk


Hard-hitting billboards and other advertisements are urging children’s hospitals in six cities, one in Birmingham, to protect patients from #HazardousHotDogs. Hot dogs should not be served to patients because they are the No. 1 choking risk for children and are linked to high risk of colon cancer says the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of […]

Valentine Date Night Desserts Video

Early morning shooting under investigation

COLBERT COUNTY-One person is recovering in Huntsville Hospital after being shot at a residence on Loop Road in rural Colbert County.


Have you seen this ATV?


MUSCLE SHOALS–This 2014 Polaris RAZR 1000 was stolen Saturday night. Please Contact the police dept if you have information on its location. The trailer was not taken. The thief drove it from the owner’s property in the Stenson Hollow area off of River Road.


Two at Muscle Shoals Police Department complete Senior Officer Training

Pictured left to right Captain Jerry Reid, Officer Shawn Fields, Officer Phillip Pettus and Chief Clint Reck


Two officers from the Muscle Shoals police department received recognition for educational training.


Shoals Insider’s Ask The Attorney: Business 101

Ask the Attorney Columnist James Irby


It’s the new year and your business is growing or, maybe you are just getting your business off the ground. It’s important to understand your options and how the law works to protect your cash flow, business partners, and family.


If you’re contemplating opening your […]

Get your Valentines goodies at Baker’s Layne; Grand Opening Today

MUSCLE SHOALS-If your out and about this Saturday (Today), stop by Baker’s Layne at 709 Woodward Avenue next to the Village Shop.

Today is the grand opening and the public is invited to register for door prizes and a chance to win a 32 inch Flat Screen Smart TV. Hours will be from 10-5pm. […]

Police asking public for help identifying robbery suspect

MUSCLE SHOALS – The Muscle Shoals Police Department needs the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect. The accused was caught on camera robbing a Subway sandwich shop shortly before closing.


Last of Four Latino Men Involved in Home Invasion Plot Sentenced to Year in Prison

BIRMINGHAM – The last of four Latino men prosecuted in federal court for their roles in a March 2016 plot to invade a Calhoun County house, take a safe from it and deliver the residence’s occupants to a Dallas-based enforcer for drug organizations was sentenced today to one year and a day in prison, […]

Beloved Shoals area author Danny Creasy to sign books at Gun & Knife Expo this weekend

Shoals Area Author Danny Creasy

MUSCLE SHOALS-Shoals area residents will get a chance this weekend to meet and greet author Danny Creasy who will have a booth at this weekend’s Gun & Knife Expo in Muscle Shoals at the North Alabama State Fair Grounds.