Probation denied for former Muscle Shoals insurance agent

Ronald Warren Powell

TUSCUMBIA- Probation was denied at a hearing today for a former Muscle Shoals insurance man.

Ronald Warren Powell remained emotionless as Colbert County Presiding Circuit Judge Jackie Hatcher denied his probation, thus imposing the sentence of 7 years in prison. Powell pled guilty to a charge of Insurance and Securities Fraud […]

Where is God in all the turmoil occurring in this world?

Remember, these articles began with the question that is on a lot of people’s minds these days: “Where is God in all the turmoil occurring in this world?” And, the answer has been coming forth from week to week, for well over a year now—God is just where He said He would be, […]

Who will take Doug Jones out next year?

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year. The question is which Republican will be the nominee and capture the seat.

The early favorite is U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne. There is an old adage that often […]

Three-year-old drowns in Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS- A three-year-old boy drowned in Muscle Shoals on Sunday morning.


Female inmate escapes Tuscumbia jail

Rachel Bertina White

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities are searching for an escaped female prisoner that fled the facilities late Saturday afternoon.


Keller Hospital names new president

Kyle Buchanan

Kyle Buchanan has been named president of Helen Keller Hospital, succeeding Paul Storey who has accepted another leadership position with a Birmingham hospital.


Smith replaces Rodney Howard on board of trustees

Gary L. Smith Esq.

FLORENCE — The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Kay Ivey’s appointment of Andalusia business executive Gary L. Smith to the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees. Smith replaces First Metro Bank president Rodney Howard of Muscle Shoals.


UNA Marketing Program Recognized at National Conference

FLORENCE – A group of UNA students from the campus chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national conference in New Orleans. The trip was led by the chapter president, professional marketing with a sales concentration major Madison McNeely, and its executive vice president, management major and sales minor Cameron Johns. Faculty […]

Battle of Armageddon

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

After Satan failed to eliminate the infant Seed of the woman by King Herod, and Jesus Christ went on to purchase our redemption, the devil had to change his tactics. He could not stop Christ’s First Coming, so he is planning to do his worst to stop […]

History will come to life at Recall LaGrange Festival May 3-5

Alabama’s bicentennial and the history of the state’s first chartered college and a Civil War-era military academy will be celebrated May 3-5 at the annual Recall LaGrange Festival The festival is held at LaGrange College Site Park, 1491 LaGrange College Road in Leighton.


Principal resigns amid texting allegations

Dr. Alan Willingham

MUSCLE SHOALS– McBride Elementary Principal Alan Willingham resigned his position this morning amid allegations of improper texts.

Sources familiar with the situation confirm to that Willingham resigned this morning at a specially called board of education meeting due to allegations that he improperly texted more than one of the teachers […]


Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As I observe the legislature, it occurs to me that I am getting older. A lot of the legislators and lobbyists I have known over the years have moved on.


Most Wanted – Lauderdale County Worthless Check Unit

The following individuals have active arrest warrants for worthless checks:

Susan Abernathy $ 2,722

Dyanne Blackstock $ 3,700

Cindy Davis $ 280

Christopher Gargis $392

Mark Heald $ 3,270

Pamela McDaniel $ 459

Tara Silva $ 553

Ray Smith $ 885

Sabrina Taylor $ 735

Tykeshia White $ 1,251

Musa Zookari $ 1,234

If […]

God took a risk in creating angels and men with freedom to choose

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Human beings have been from the beginning representatives of the Creator. “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the earth and everything in it (Genesis 1:26).” And that dominion extended even into outer space. Read Psalms 8:3-8. Angels, […]

Tuscumbia Radio Stations have new owner and a new format

TUSCUMBIA– Singing River Media LLC, headed by veteran broadcaster Mike Self, is the new owner of the radio station cluster on Main Street in Downtown Tuscumbia.

Singing River Media took over operations April 1st and big changes are on the way.

Mike Self is the son of legendary broadcaster Mitch Self, who owned […]

UNA Alumnus Skipworth Wins Academy of Country Music Award

Skipworth on stage

FLORENCE, Ala. — Ben Skipworth, a 2012 graduate of UNA’s Department of Entertainment Industry and producer, won Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday. Skipworth produced the video for Chris Janson’s “Drunk Girl” and shared the award with director Jeff Venable and Janson himself.


Two die in early morning house fire

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– Authorities tell that two people have died in an early morning house fire.


Ivey was thinking of next generation rather than next election

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There is no question that Governor Kay Ivey’s Infrastructure/Gas Tax Program was the cornerstone issue of this legislative session. This monumental legislation will be a tremendous enhancement for Alabama’s economic development for decades to come. Gov. Ivey and the legislative leadership deserve accolades for addressing this important […]

Let’s talk about the two witnesses

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Dealing with the last three and one half years of this present age introduces the subject of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. Not coincidentally, those two men’s ministries in Jerusalem will coincide with the same time period.


A Good Solution To The Tier 2 Retirement System

Craig Ford

Unintended consequences are a common problem when it comes to making laws and government policy. A good example of this is the changes lawmakers made in 2012 to the retirement systems for education and state employees.