God is looking for human beings who will accept the awesome authority God has delegated

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

The primary point in these current lessons is to get across the biblical reality that God is not going to step down from His glorious throne to intervene in world problems, because He has already come down in the human form of Jesus Christ, and solved all […]

Senator Jones Urges FCC Chairman to Follow Through on Funding Commitment for Internet in Alabama Schools

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai addressing why the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has failed to fund $32 million for internet services through the E-Rate program, requested by the State […]

UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore forHairspray! The Broadway Musical.

Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she […]


In case you haven’t heard, National Advance Auto Sales at 3641 Cloverdale Road in Florence, is now Buy Here / Pay Here. National Advance Auto Sales will now finance a vehicle for you. All you need is a down payment. Call 256-767-3705 to get you in a car today.


UNA Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama is offering an exciting new opportunity for former UNA students who have 60 hours or fewer remaining to complete their undergraduate degree.

Students may receive up to $1,200 in scholarship funds toward tuition by enrolling for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship can be applied […]


In 2017, Alabama traffic statistics covered a 5 day period, which was from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4. In 2018, the below Alabama traffic statistics covered a total of 10 days, which was from Friday June 29, to Sunday, July 8.


God uses humans to execute his plan

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

We started publishing these weekly articles on Shoalsinsider a little under a year ago, to address this pointed question: “Where is God in all of the turmoil going on in the world?” “Why does God not come down from His throne in heaven, and do something about […]


Randy Hames

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Randy Hames, a residential property owner, lawyer, and landlord in Cullman, Alabama, subjected female tenants to egregious sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Along with Randy Hames, the Department’s complaint names […]

Hines Tire goes above and beyond for customers and community


TUSCUMBIA–Most people don’t know this but Hines Tire Company has been serving the Shoals Area for 52 years and owner Wayne Hines wants to thank the community for their outpouring of support for his business and the Hook Street storage buildings, which have recently been torn down.


Inspiring play to be presented July 15 at Deshler Auditorium

TUSCUMBIA–“Good Works…Right Motives?” is a modern-day humorous, yet serious musical stage play, written and directed by Cynthia Ricks Pollard.

This inspiring play will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Deshler High School auditorium, 200 N. Commons East, Tuscumbia.


UNA Student is First from Institution to Win Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study abroad

James Traywick

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama student James Traywick, a junior from Trussville, will be actively immersing himself in the language and culture of Japan.

Traywick will spend two semesters in Japan thanks to the Freeman-ASIA award, which is needs-based funding designed to assist recipients with the cost of the […]

Let’s Talk Taxes Special Edition: Let’s Talk About Identity Theft

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vicki Smith EA

Identity theft is the collection of personal information for dishonest purposes. This information includes: Your name, address, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers, medical information, and children’s information. Thieves obtain the information in a variety of ways including: discarded bills, discarded […]

Religion has cheated us out of our stuff

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

In my lessons both here and elsewhere, I often make the point that religious tradition has robbed much of the church of our rich inheritance in Christ. If we are heirs of Abraham, God and Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; Hebrews 1:2), and according to Scripture […]


FLORENCE–The following people were arrested Friday by the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force in operation “Press On”. Agents started making the arrests early Friday morning. Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the people arrested were known drug dealers.

1. Howard Watkins, 42, 2314 Roberts Lane, Florence.

2. Bobby Travis Little Jr., 44, 308 Dover Avenue, Sheffield

3. […]


FLORENCE–After today motorists will notice another closed business as the Rite Aid on Florence Boulevard across from Office Depot is closing after being purchased by Walgreen’s.