I have seen the face of the enemy it is us

Publisher Jeff Roland

That old quote came to mind last week when 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. This young man who had been expelled from the school a year earlier mowed his former faculty and fellow students down. The images that came out of the massacre have the whole […]

Steve Flowers: “Siegelman prosecuted for political reasons”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

I have written about the legendary capitol reporters who use to cover Goat Hill. There was Bob Ingram of the Montgomery Advertiser, Al Fox of the Birmingham News, Hugh Sparrow of the Birmingham News, Rex Thomas of the Associated Press, Don Martin of UPI and Clarke Stallworth of […]

Craig: We too are the seed of Abraham

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Do you see yourself in God’s Word? Does it seem that the Bible is in one world and you are in another? Do you have a desire to experience the good stuff you read in that Book, but question if you have the right qualifications to gain those […]

Hamilton woman dies in crash on 247

RED BAY–A one vehicle crash at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, has claimed the life of a Hamilton woman.




MOORE, ANTHONY DEWAYNE Booking #: 1802142252 Booking Date: 02-11-2018 Charges: UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE


The face of the gunman in Valentine’s Day Massacre at Florida High School

Nikolas Jacob Cruz

PARKLAND, Fla.–Authorities have released the picture of the gunman in yesterday’s Valentine’s Day High School shooting. His name is Nikolas Jacob Cruz. He stands accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


Craig: Bible interpretation has fragmented the church

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Bible interpretation has fragmented the church! Modern Christians are concerned about many modern problems, but questionable or contradictory interpretations seem not to be important to most of them. Please be not offended, but believers seem to walk around in a stupor. I have observed through the years that […]

Jake Landers Bluegrass legend dies at 79

Jake Landers

FLORENCE–Shoals Bluegrass extraordinaire Jake Landers has died at the age of 79. Landers was born in 1938 in Lawrence County, Alabama.


UNA President and First Lady to Provide Books for Area Elementary Schools

Dr. Ken and Dena Kitts

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama President Ken Kitts and First Lady Dena Kitts will provide area third graders with copies of the book “Looking for Leo.”

A team of UNA representatives, including Dr. and Mrs. Kitts, will be heading to every public elementary school in Colbert and […]

Jury returns guilty verdict in Capital murder case

Benjamin Owen Young

TUSCUMBIA–After deliberating this afternoon, a Colbert County jury found Benjamin Owen Young guilty of Capital murder.


UNA to Host Author Michael Eric Dyson as Part of Black History Month Events

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity will host renowned professor, speaker and author Michael Eric Dyson as part of the Black History Month celebration.

The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, […]


MONTGOMERY -Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today that the State of Alabama has filed suit against Purdue Pharma, L.P., Purdue Frederick Company Inc., and Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, L.P. (collectively “Purdue”), the manufacturers and sellers of prescription opioid pain medications, including the brand name drugs OxyContin, MS Contin, Dilaudid/Dilaudid HP, Butrans, Hysingla ER, and Targiniq ER, […]

Ron Craig: Interpretation of God’s Word continued

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Most modern church members have evidently become accustomed to the universal practice of interpreting the Scriptures, and that with greatly varying interpretations; and have never thought about the fact that the Bible itself outright forbids such. Even I do not recall ever hearing anyone suggest, or even […]

Colbert Drug Task Force nabs “major player” in Shoals heroin business

Jo Ann Misso Young

MUSCLE SHOALS–Thanks to tips from members of the community and complaints from neighbors, a Muscle Shoals woman has been arrested for trafficking heroin.


The Downtown Florence Chocolate Crawl is back for its 4th year in a row

Do you like chocolate and shopping? Then we’ve got a deal for you! Grab your date or group of friends and enjoy a day filled with chocolate treats and good deals! Downtown Florence boutiques, salons, and other stores will be turning into Chocolate Shops for one day only and they want you to come […]