Several Shoals Area teams to play this week in Alabama High school football playoffs


The Insider is going to highlight a local team each week throughout the playoffs. This week we will take a look at the Wilson Warriors. Wilson heads into the playoffs with a 9-1 record, ranked 7th in the state in class 4A. Wilson’s only loss was to an undefeated Rogers team that is […]


FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is set to honor those who have served the country both past and present. UNA’s annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the UNA Memorial Amphitheater (Wesleyan Hall Auditorium in case of inclement weather).

Each year, the event […]


Alabama’s Death Chamber

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for the execution of Vernon Madison. Madison has been on Alabama’s death row for 32 years for the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte.


Lions set to play West Florida this Saturday at 4:00 pm

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama continues its pursuit of a possible 2017 Gulf South Conference football crown when the Lions travel to Pensacola, Fla., Saturday to take on West Florida at Blue Wahoos Stadium at 4 p.m. (Central).

North Alabama, 4-4 overall, is the four-time defending GSC champion and is part of […]

Tide headed to Starkville this weekend for Mississippi State matchup

TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama football team began the new week of practice with an hour and 15 minutes of work in helmets and shorts on Monday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

The Crimson Tide returned to the field for the first time following Saturday’s 24-10 win over then-No.19 LSU. Alabama will […]

Arrest made in Florence murder

Eric Bailey

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the murder of 38-year-old Judy Staten, who was found shot to death in a home on South Magnolia Street early Monday morning.

Florence Detective Greg Cobb tells that 49-year-old Eric D. Bailey has been charged in the murder of Staten.


Pastor Ron Craig: Those that pervert the Gospel message are accursed

Author and Pastor Ron Craig

If what is being taught and practiced in much of the modern church is in any way different from what Jesus and the early church taught and practiced, why is that so, and when did it begin to take place? Who had the audacity to tamper with […]


FLORENCE–Authorities are investigating the murder of a Florence woman at 308 Magnolia Street. According to investigators, the female has been identified as Judy Staten, 38, from Florence.


Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.


University of North Alabama Works with Local Businesses to Offer Mane Benefits Card

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Steele Center for Professional Selling is teaming up with Gold Benefits Membership program to offer a new product for the University community – Mane Benefits

Dr. Tim Butler, director of the Steele Center for Professional Selling and assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business, said […]

Two Florence men charged with trafficking heroin after routine traffic stop

Heroin and Meth found on the two suspects

MOULTON-Lawrence County authorities tell have charged two Florence men with Trafficking heroin and possession of methamphetamine or what it is more commonly known as “Ice”.


Tiffin Motorhomes founder honored with national industry award

Tiffin Motorhome Founder Bob Tiffin

RED BAY–Tiffin Motorhomes founder, Bob Tiffin, will be presented with the National RV Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Titan Award on Nov. 29. This award recognizes pioneering efforts of individuals whose energy and vision helped create outstanding manufacturing firms in the RV industry. The award will be presented during a […]


Coffee & Tees at 1201 Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS–Today is a very special day for coffee lovers in the Shoals Area. Coffee & Tees is having their grand opening with lots of free food and door prizes. Owners Sam Fuller and Jonathan Cannon are asking all of their friends to […]

Shoals heroes will be honored in Nov. 12 ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD– More than 140 heroes of the Shoals area will be honored Sunday, Nov. 12 at Oakwood Cemetery in Sheffield. A ceremony will pay tribute to 42 Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties and to 101 civilians who died in the Shoals while […]

University of North Alabama Chem Car Places Third in International Competition



FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s Chem-E-Car beat out scores of international competition to place third overall in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 19th Annual Chem-E-Car Competition.

The collegiate event features cars ranging in size from shoeboxes to fire hydrants powered by alternative fuels. The competition highlights the […]

NW-SCC awarded Child Care Access grant for low-income students

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) recently received a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant of $70,168 each year for four years. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The CCAMPIS program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based […]

NW-SCC to hold Forum on Freedom of Speech

PHIL CAMPBELL — Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter (Phil Campbell Campus) of Phi Theta Kappa will host an Honors Forum, A Culture in Conflict: Freedom of Speech on the College Campus, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The public forum will be held at 11:30 a.m. of the Lou B. Bevill Center on […]