Electronics store coming to vacant Best Buy building

FLORENCE– Electronic Express is coming to the vacant Best Buy building on Cox Creek Parkway.


Doctor Charged With Prescribing Controlled Substances for Sexual Favors

Dr. Paul Roberts

BIRMINGHAM – On Wednesday, a federal grand jury, in a 103-count superseding indictment, charged a Fultondale doctor with conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances and participating in a healthcare fraud conspiracy with a Demopolis pharmacist and a Tuscaloosa sales representative, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, DEA Special Agent in Charge […]

Terry selected as Sheffield’s police chief

Chief Ricky Terry

SHEFFIELD– Well it’s now official. Interim Police Chief Ricky Terry is now Chief Terry. That’s the announcement Mayor Ian Sanford made this morning.


UNA Police Chief Gillilan Selected for FBI National Academy

UNA Police Chief Kevin Gillilan

FLORENCE, Ala. – UNA PD Police Chief, Dr. Kevin Gillilan has been selected to attend a 10-week FBI National Academy in January.

This is the first time a representative of the UNA Police Department was chosen for attendance at the FBI National Academy. Gillilan will join the less […]


FLORENCE–Overturned semi-trailer truck on Helton Drive, Southbound lane just before Patton Island Bridge.

The Church is divided over Tribulation

The church is actually divided over the second major end-time teaching error, regarding whether or not the church will go through the Tribulation time spoken of in Jeremiah, Daniel, Matthew, Mark and Luke, and in some of Paul’s letters, and finally in the book of Revelation. The prime supposed evidence the experts use to […]

ALEA’s Statement Concerning Thanksgiving Shootings at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.

Emantic Bradford Jr. has been identified as the 21-year-old man shot

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) received a request Friday, Nov. 23, from Tenth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Mike Anderton to investigate two shooting incidents that occurred Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Riverchase Galleria in the Jefferson County, […]

Anderson to receive honorary doctorate at December commencement

Charles Anderson Sr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama alumnus and Chairman Emeritus of Anderson Companies, Charles Anderson Sr., ’56, will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from UNA, which will be conferred at the December 2018 commencement ceremonies.


There are major flaws in most end time prophecies

Before exposing the next major end-time teaching error, let me mention one more Scripture passage that may just provide more light on the exposure of this first of the major errors. Revelation 16:12 states that in those last days the Euphrates River will be dried up to make way for the kings from the […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]