Four Way Sex offenders have moved to Sheffield

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson

TUSCUMBIA–Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson announced today the last sex offenders that were residing at the Four Way Motel have moved to Sheffield.


Arrest made in Sheffield Drive By Shooting

SHEFFIELD– Authorities have made an arrest in a Sunday afternoon drive by shooting. Interim Sheffield Police Chief Rick Terry says one person is in custody after shooting into a vehicle in the Manning Homes Housing Project.


Ron Craig: Wrong tracks go to wrong places

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Many modern church members claim to be Christians, but at the same time question many of the plain doctrines of the Bible. And that raises this question in my mind: On what do they base their Christianity? Outside the Bible Truths about what Jesus Christ purchased […]

FLOWERS: Adderholt is the crown jewel of our Congressional Delegation

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of […]

Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-filer

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vickie Smith EA

Has it been awhile since you filed a tax return? Feeling guilty? Scared? Don’t know what to do? Do you even need to file?

Many people become non-filers each year for a number of reasons. They lose the paperwork, they couldn’t pay, or they forgot about […]


Dr. Glenda Colagrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – At the Alabama Community College System board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Dr. Glenda Colagross as president of Northwest-Shoals Community College.


CRAIG: God was in Christ and Still Is!!!

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

You who have followed these articles consistently may remember how they started out. The first one was based on the question of where God is in all the turmoil in this fallen world. You will likely also remember the Bible answer to that question—Exactly where He said […]

OP ED: Governor Kay Ivey Is One Year In, Serving Alabama


Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

April 10, 2018, marks one year since I unexpectedly became governor. With only three hours’ notice, I was called on to lead.

The tasks at hand were plentiful.

We had to restore integrity to state government. Relationships with legislators and community leaders across the state had to be […]

FDA restricts sale and distribution of Essure to protect women and require that patients receive risk information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure device to ensure that all women considering use of the permanent contraception device are provided with adequate risk information so that they can make informed decisions. The FDA is taking this step after becoming aware […]

UNA’s Spring Commencement to Feature Florida State Senator and Alumna Annette Taddeo ‘92

Senator Annette Taddeo

FLORENCE, Ala. –University of North Alabama alumna and Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo ’92 will be the featured commencement speaker at the UNA spring graduation ceremonies. UNA will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Taddeo will speak at both events.


Helen Keller Hospital Births

SHEFFIELD-Here is the lists of most recent births for Helen Keller Hospital.


Terry named Sheffield Interim Police Chief

Capt. Ricky Terry

SHEFFIELD-Mayor Ian Sanford has named Captain Ricky Terry interim police chief after the retirement of Chief Greg Ray.


Colbert County Man Arrested for Alleged Securities Fraud and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Ronald Warren Powell

MONTGOMERY- Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced that Ronald Warren Powell, a resident of Colbert County, Alabama, turned himself in, April 5, 2018, to the Colbert County Jail upon an arrest warrant based on a five-count indictment returned by the March 2018, Colbert County Grand Jury. […]

Etowah County Man Convicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes

Jeffrey Morris Beam

BIRMINGHAM- Today a federal jury convicted an Etowah County man for drug trafficking crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.


McDonald’s Fresh Beef, Made-to-Order Quarter Pounder Burgers Launches in Tuscumbia

McDonald’s now cooking fresh when you order

TUSCUMBIA– Today, McDonald’s USA announced that fresh beef, cooked right when ordered, in all Quarter Pounder and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers is now available across approximately 3,500 restaurants in select markets, including Tuscumbia, and is on track for rollout to all participating restaurants in the contiguous […]

Ron Craig: Clothe ourselves with HIS victory

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Before we get to the meat of today’s lesson, I need to ask a very important question. Why do human beings (even many Christians) automatically question the plain truths of many Bible passages? It is as though they are programmed to automatically take sides against God’s indisputable […]

Florence man dies in early morning motorcycle crash

FLORENCE–An early morning motorcycle crash has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray Retires

Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray

SHEFFIELD–Police Chief Greg Ray retired Monday and starts a new chapter in his life. City officials wished Ray well on Monday.


Tourism boom expected following Crappie USA fishing tournament

Matthew and Caleb Tosh won the amateur division

SHEFFIELD – A Crappie USA fishing tournament held on Pickwick and Wilson lakes Saturday, March 31, confirmed what many local anglers have been talking about this spring. Big crappie are more plentiful in the lakes than they have been in years.

Henry and Jo Haley […]


Charles Mark McCormack

BIRMINGHAM – An Alabama man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for producing child pornography between 1997 and 1998, announced federal officials.

Charles Mark McCormack, 54, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, pleaded guilty on Nov. 27, 2017, to one count […]