4 simple tips for hosting a memorable summer party

(BPT) – From outdoor cookouts to dinner parties on the patio, summer is the ideal season for entertaining guests. According to a recent survey commissioned by Delta Faucet, an overwhelming majority of homeowners (89 percent) plan to host at least one summer gathering this season. To ensure hosts are well prepared, below are tips […]

Huntsville Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex-Trafficking in Madison County

Billy Edwards

BIRMINGHAM – A Huntsville man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to charges that he paid the father of a 15-year-old so he could have sexual contact with the child, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles.


Employee charged with 50 counts of forged instrument and theft of $16,000

Carnley Melton

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Killen woman on theft and forgery charges.


Former administrator sentenced to twenty years in prison

Crista Madden

RUSSELLVILLE–The former county administrator Crista Madden who pled guilty in March to stealing $750,000 from the county commission was sentenced this morning to 20 years in prison.


What is God’s Character?

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

I invite you to think along with me about this righteousness subject. In John 8:44, Jesus said those whose spiritual father is the devil will carry out the will of their father the devil. He is a liar and murderer. And those religious people Christ was addressing […]

Littleville man gets 16 years for his role in fatal crash

Michael Dexter Franks

TUSCUMBIA– A Littleville man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a traffic accident that killed a Muscle Shoals man in July of 2017.


One dead, one injured in early-morning shooting, one being questioned

FLORENCE–Police are questioning a “person of interest” in an early morning shooting that left one dead and one man injured.


Help police bring shoplifting suspect to justice

SHEFFIELD–She must have been preparing to binge watch a bunch of movies over the holiday weekend. Sheffield police say she loaded up on DVD’s last week at Dollar General on Columbia Avenue. The trouble is, she didn’t pay for them.


An electrical short in wall outlet deemed cause of fire

FLORENCE–Fire investigators tell ShoalsInsider.com the cause of yesterdays flame that leveled a Florence law firm was caused by a short in an electrical outlet.


Potts & Young building a total loss after blaze

FLORENCE-Firefighters and emergency workers have been on the scene of the fire at Potts & Young law firm since 3:00 Thursday morning. Emergency workers tell ShoalsInsider.com there were no injuries in the blaze.



Dr. Bobby Moore

MUSCLE SHOALS–Please join us in wishing Dr. Bobby Moore of Singing River Dentistry a Happy 39th Birthday.


Whedon Studies Association’s 8th Biennial Conference Taking Place at the University of North Alabama June 21-24

FLORENCE, Ala. – Scholars from England, Germany, France, Canada and the U.S., will all be in attendance for the 8th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8) on the campus of the University of North Alabama (UNA), June 21-24, 2018.


Historic Law Firm Burns in Downtown Florence

FLORENCE–Firefighters and emergency crews are on the scene of a fully involved structure fire in downtown Florence.


Mike Goens Obituary

Mike Goens

FLORENCE — Michael Dale Goens, 61, of Florence, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. today at Spry-Williams Funeral Home in Florence. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial in Greenview Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Michael Goens; […]

Former Times Daily Managing Editor succumbs to illness at 61

Mike Goens

Mike Goens, the former Managing Editor of the Times Daily, died this morning at University Hospital in Birmingham.



FLORENCE–It’s coined as Zenfully Unique but the Purple Lotus truly is the Shoals Area’s best-kept secret. Located at 1805 North Wood Avenue in Florence in the old Pasquales Building, the Purple Lotus is an awesome little shop with everything you can imagine related to soothing your soul. Candles, Essential Oils, and Diffusers are just […]

Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Filing Fraudulent Returns

A federal judge recently sentenced long-time tax preparer SANDRA LENORA GREEN, 61, of York, Ala., to five years and three months in prison for aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman.


Four arrested after call of suspicious vehicle

Tara Jones

FLORENCE–Authorities have four people in custody after a concerned citizen called in a complaint.

According to Florence Police Detective Greg Cobb, at approximately 11:30 pm Monday, officers responded to a call to a suspicious vehicle in the alley behind 219 South Spurr Street in Florence.


In Christ we are the very righteousness of God


Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

We Christians are what God says we are, not what the world or religion says we are. Remember that piling up term I used in the previous article. Of course, the world basically discounts the modern church. But one reason the world does so is that, […]

Florence man dies in crash

MOULTON–A Florence man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash.