Muscle Shoals and Sheffield Police work together to capture suspect

MUSCLE SHOALS- Detectives in Muscle Shoals are thanking Sheffield police for their assistance in apprehending a burglary suspect.


UNA Planetarium Says Many Will Be Able to See Perseid Meteor Shower on 12th

FLORENCE – “The Earth will pass into the orbit of the comet Temple-Tuttle and we will see the annual Perseid meteor shower reach its peak,” said Dr. Mel Blake, UNA associate professor for physics and astronomy and director of the UNA Planetarium.

You’ve heard of them before, meteor showers, but what exactly are they? […]

Postal service tight-lipped on closure of Muscle Shoals post office

MUSCLE SHOALS— Yesterday the U.S. Postal Service implemented a temporary closure of the Muscle Shoals Post Office, located at 2350 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 until further notice due to “unsafe conditions”.


Waterloo man dies in crash checking mail

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–A two-vehicle crash in Lauderdale County has claimed the life of a Waterloo man. The crash occurred on AL-20, approximately 17 miles west of Florence, on Tuesday, August 7th, at approximately 7:00 pm.


Florence businessman cleared of charges

Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.

A Florence businessman who was accused, arrested and charged in Baldwin County, AL with child enticement in 2015 has been cleared of the charges after two years of declaring his innocence.

According to Baldwin County courthouse personnel, in April of 2017, Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.,51, of Florence, was cleared […]


FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama football program has signed a contract to play Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah.

It will be UNA’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 1997 when the Lions, then NCAA Division II members, stunned Louisiana-Lafayette 48-42 in four […]

We must do our part to receive the benefits

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

While I do not want to be too repetitive, still, although I have covered some subjects in past articles, I do not remember in which articles such issues were covered; nor do I remember all of the details of the issues I dealt with in those articles; […]

UNA Breaks Ground on New Nursing Building

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Debbie Shaw, Assoc. Dean Terra Kirkman, SGA President Chase Holcombe, Hugo Dante, Simpson Russell, Dr. Ken Kitts, Dean Vicki Pierce, Dr. Ross Alexander, Mayor Steve Holt, Jeff Johnson and Greg Bragg Sr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with the University of North Alabama broke ground recently on the […]

Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Carl Elliott

FLORENCE – U.S. Representative Carl Elliott (1913-1999) will be honored at a special event Aug. 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus.


Former Florence Substitute Teacher Indicted For Having Sexual Contact With Student

Kayla D. Safford

FLORENCE– Kayla D. Safford, 24, of Florence, turned herself into authorities Wednesday morning after being indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury for having sexual contact with a high school student. Safford’s arrest follows a lengthy investigation into allegations that she had sex with a male student away from the […]