University of North Alabama Student to Present Original Ballet

By: Carole Maynard

FLORENCE, Ala. – Senior composition student and Florence native Jeremy Smith knew that in his last year at UNA he wanted to do something big. That “something big” was writing a ballet.


Defense has text messages demanding money from accused

FLORENCE-An upcoming case set for trial in Lauderdale County for a Tuscumbia man accused of rape and sodomy should prove to be interesting. Some concerned citizens have expressed outrage that Brian Tyrell Boddie, of High Street, Tuscumbia, was ever arrested on rape and sodomy charges.


Pelham Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Anabolic Steroids

BIRMINGHAM – A Pelham man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroids, announced state and federal officials.



US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced today that he will vote against H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act.

Congressman Brooks stated, “As much as I would like to vote with many of my Republican colleagues in Congress and in the White House (most of whom privately tell […]

Muscle Shoals Man Sentenced to Nearly Eight Years in Prison as Three-Time Convicted Felon Possessing a Gun

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Muscle Shoals man to nearly eight years in prison as a three-time convicted felon in possession of a gun, announced federal officials.


Counselor’s Corner: How Do I Help My Loved One with an Addiction?

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

First things first. Addiction can happen to anyone, regardless of income, status, education, or age. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated that 21.7 million people aged 12 or older needed help with an addiction in 2014. It is […]

Lt. Governor Kay Ivey Appoints Beverlye Brady to Ethics Commission

Beverlye Brady

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Senate has confirmed Ms. Beverlye Brady of Auburn to the Alabama Ethics Commission. Ms. Brady is replacing Mr. Jerry Wood on the Commission.


University of North Alabama to Hold Birthday Celebration For Mascots

FLORENCE, Ala. –The University of North Alabama will host a public birthday party for its lion mascots, Leo and Una, Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.


Authorities search for missing man

Stacy L. Rester

Florence police are asking the public for help in locating a missing person; Stacy L. Rester, 52, of Florence was last seen on 3-5-17 in the area of E. Limestone Street.


Shoals Insider Ask The Attorney: Alabama’s Lemon Law

Ask the Attorney Columnist James Irby

In keeping with James Irby P.C.’s commitment to service and justice, this week’s article is about another consumer protection available to people in Alabama, the Alabama Lemon Law. Alabama has enacted a series of laws which can help you when your new vehicle purchase just isn’t right.

The […]