UNA and Northeast Mississippi Community College Form Partnership

Dr. Ken Kitts, UNA President and Ricky G. Ford, NEMCC President, sign the MOU agreement.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and Northeast Mississippi Community College are forging a partnership for student success.

Administrators from both institutions met to sign an articulation agreement, which will allow NEMCC students to transfer to UNA […]


SCOTTSBORO-Authorities have confirmed the arrest and capture of suspected child rapist Simon Dean Porter.



LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn.- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has added a Lawrenceburg man who allegedly raped a 16-month-old baby boy to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.



FLORENCE– Florence police are searching for a suspect in a theft case they are working.


Sheffield officer graduates academy

Sheffield Police Chief Terry and Officer Kenneth Elkins

SHEFFIELD–Officer Kenneth Elkins with the Sheffield Police Department has graduated the 175th session of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy at Jacksonville State University.


Alabama’s 55th Governor was raised right and the accent is real

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. Even recently, as I’ve traversed the state, I am always amazed at how you can visit with […]

Bailey sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner

Commissioner Tori Bailey with mother Odessa Bailey following her swearing-in ceremony

TUSCUMBIA–Democrat Tori Bailey was sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner for District 4 on Wednesday.


FDA approves new drug to treat travelers’ diarrhea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Aemcolo (rifamycin), an antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of adult patients with travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli), not complicated by fever or blood in the stool.


Sometimes their expertise is not so expert after all

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

But, what about Ezekiel 38 and 39? Daniel 11:44 is key. As the Antichrist is about to enter Jerusalem to crush it, “news from the east and the north will trouble him, and he will go out [obviously in those directions] to destroy and to annihilate many.” […]

Woman killed in machine at Freight Car America in Barton

Angel Foster

BARTON–A young lady in her 20’s was killed in a machine overnight at the Freight Car plant in Barton.


UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Two Speakers, McCutcheon and Shaw


FLORENCE –In a first for the University of North Alabama, Fall Commencement will feature two speakers at three ceremonies.

Dr. Jimmy Shaw, ’01, alumnus and Florence City Schools superintendent, will be the featured commencement speaker at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences graduation […]

UNA’s Director of Diversity Receives Diversity Award

Joan Williams Director of Diversity


FLORENCE, Ala. – Joan Williams, director of the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity at the University of North Alabama has been recognized by the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) as the 2018 recipient of the ALAHEDO Louis Dale Diversity Leadership Award for outstanding contributions […]


US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Media outlets in Washington are reporting the resignation of embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions just moments ago.


Off-duty Trooper fatally struck by driver

Trooper Jason William Hewett

FLORENCE–A pedestrian crash at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, has claimed the life of a Florence man. The pedestrian, Trooper Jason William Hewett, 34, was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.


NW-SCC moving forward with plans for new Advanced Manufacturing Center

MUSCLE SHOALS — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) President Dr. Glenda Colagross met with representatives from the Alabama Community College System and Lauderdale County Schools last week to discuss the new Advanced Manufacturing Center to be located in Lauderdale County off U.S. Highway 72.


Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

FLORENCE-– The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will present 20th Century Fox’s Feature Film “Home Alone” at 3pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Norton Auditorium.

“This concert will amaze audiences, with Home Alone showing on a massive screen while the Shoals Symphony Orchestra underscores the entire movie LIVE,” said Dr. Daniel Stevens, music director and […]

The Bible identifies where the Anti-Christ will come from

Let me expose first the erroneous teaching that the Antichrist will originate in Russia. The idea obviously is derived from a misunderstanding of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Those two chapters indeed reveal that the Antichrist will descend from the north of Israel. So he will come down from Russia. However, neither those chapters […]

There’s a lot of speculation on end time events

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Before getting deeper into the end-time-events subject, I want to make a few comments and ask a few questions. I have learned that different people have different motivations for their interest in end-time events. Although many are sincere, some are obviously motivated by mere curiosity. While curiosity […]

Woman Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support And Resources to Terrorists

BIRMINGHAM – This week a federal grand jury indicted a woman, who is a former resident of Alabama, with attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting others, in violation of federal law, announced Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the National Security […]

NW-SCC to hold Veterans Day tributes on both campuses

Veterans salute the flag during 2016 NW-SCC Veterans Day Tribute

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will hold Veterans Day Tributes on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses next week to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.