Two die in Colbert head-on collision

COLBERT COUNTY–Two men from rural Colbert County were killed in a head-on collision Saturday night on Power Line Road.


Do you recognize this person? Police want to know

FLORENCE–Do you recognize this person? Florence Police Detective Alex Guynn needs to speak with her about a theft case.


Beloved Shoals Area Author Danny Creasy greeting fans at Reader Riot

Danny Creasy

FLORENCE–Are you interested in diving into two unique Shoals-based books? Please drop by this weekend’s Reader Riot event in downtown Florence (Florence-Lauderdale Public Library) and check out “Jim & Nancy: Two Paths Merged by War” and “Slingshot 8.”


Wright Named Rogersville Municipal Judge

Rogersville Municipal Judge Cliff Wright

ROGERSVILLE-Florence attorney Cliff Wright has been named Rogersville’s new municipal judge.


Three People Sentenced for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced three Birmingham residents for conspiring to traffic nearly $2 million worth of heroin and fentanyl, federal officials announced.


Federal Corrections Officer Charged with Accepting Bribes for Prison Contraband

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors last week charged a former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution at Aliceville with accepting $5,695 in bribes to smuggle contraband into the prison and lying about it to investigators, announced federal officials.


New execution date set as US Supreme Court rejects Arthur appeal

Tommy Arthur (ALDOC)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The appeal for condemned murder-for-hire killer Tommy Arthur has been rejected by the Supreme Court.


Safeplace opens new Tuscumbia outreach office

Staff and friends of the new Safeplace office

TUSCUMBIA–Safeplace, a domestic violence program serving Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties, has opened a new office in the city of Tuscumbia.

Safeplace provides shelter and counseling for families due to domestic violence and offers outreach programs such as court advocacy services, prevention […]

Tuscumbia gets new attorney

Willie Hovater Attorney at Law

TUSCUMBIA-Congratulations to Willie Hovater, a 2009 Muscle Shoals High School graduate, on passing the state bar exam.


UNA Bands Presents a ‘Revolutionary!’ President’s Concert


FLORENCE – UNA Bands presents the annual President’s Concert Friday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m., in Norton Auditorium. This year’s concert is titled “Revolutionary!” and features revolutionary music as well as music written about revolutions.


Tennessee educator and 15-year-old kidnap victim located

The Amber Alert has been cancelled. According to authorities, Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas have been located in Northern California. Cummins is under arrest and Thomas has been safely recovered.


UNA Business Society Students Recognized at State Conference




By Guy McClure

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama College of Business students had a successful trip April 7 and 8 at the annual Phi Beta Lambda State Conference this year. 14 College of Business student chapter members traveled to Birmingham to compete with collegiate institutions throughout the state […]

UNA’s first African-American student to speak at Spring Commencement

Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65)

By Bryan Rachal

FLORENCE –Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65) will serve as the University of North Alabama’s spring commencement speaker Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall.

In addition to speaking at both events, Gunn will be the recipient of an […]

NW-SCC students chosen for 2017 All-Alabama Academic Team

The 2017 NW-SCC All-Alabama Academic team consists of Kaylen Bishop (pictured on the right) and Ashley I Dulce Rosa Figueroa-Cifuentes (pictured on the left). They are joined by NW-SCC President, Dr. Humphrey Lee.

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — Kaylen Bishop and Ashley I Dulce Rosa Figueroa-Cifuentes were selected to the 2017 All-Alabama […]

Man arrested for child abuse after school reports injuries

Marieo Foster

FLORENCE–Police arrested Marieo Foster on Friday following an investigation into child abuse.


Ghoulishness Envelops Arkansas’ Mass Execution Schedule

Ghoulishness envelops Arkansas’ decision to pump deadly drugs into eight men over the next fortnight. Although two of the eight scheduled executions have definitively been stayed — and judges have issued orders halting the remaining six — the state has been vigorously appealing these roadblocks.

Articles about […]

UNA Brings Masterpiece to the Stage


By Carole Maynard

FLORENCE – Masterpiece. That is the word Dr. Terrance Brown, director of opera at UNA, uses to describe Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” UNA Opera’s spring 2017 production.

“‘La Bohéme’ is known as the epitome of operatic culture,” said Brown, “and this is our time […]

Teens presented with award

In February of this year, an elderly woman accidentally struck a teacher and a 9-year-old girl and then collided with the Waterloo school. High school students Chandler Cole and Dacota George witnessed the accident and rushed to the scene.


Calera Man Convicted of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

BIRMINGHAM — A federal jury today convicted a Calera man of possessing a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Hyche. […]

Geography’s Fleming Builds Remote Operated Submarine For Underwater Research at UNA

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Jonathan Fleming said he is human like everyone else when it comes to finding inspiration for ways to enhance hands-on learning. Fleming, who currently serves as an assistant professor in the Geography Department, has introduced a new tool to his classes, a remoted controlled submarine.