Tuscumbia attorney expected to make full recovery after crash

Scene of the crash

TUSCUMBIA– Colbert County attorney Ken Hewlett was struck by a truck on Saturday as he was enjoying the Helen Keller Festival.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan tells ShoalsInsider.com that Hewlett was struck crossing the intersection on the corner of 6th Street and Main.

Hewlett was taken to Helen Keller Hospital […]

Man drowns at Gnat Pond

MUSCLE SHOALS– A Ford City man has drowned after his vehicle was submerged at Gnat Pond.

Authorities say, Michael Jordan Trousdale, 34, River Road, Muscle Shoals, was pronounced dead at the scene by Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque. ShoalsInsider.com delayed the release of Mr. Trousdale’s name until family members were notified.


Sheffield Council has until July 1 to make decision on smoking ordinance

Sheffield Attorney Bennett L. Pugh and the City Council

The Sheffield City Council has an extension to settle the claim made against them by a local businessman.

The council held a special called meeting on Wednesday, two days after their regular meeting. The meeting’s purpose was to vote on whether to accept or deny […]

Roy Moore to run for Senate in 2020

Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday he is running for an Alabama US Senate seat again in the 2020 elections.

Moore’s announcement is causing controversy among the Republican party. According to several Republicans including President Trump, if Moore runs the party will not win the Senate seat. Many Republicans consider the race for the Senate […]

Madison County Pill Mill Doctor Traded Prescription Drugs for Sexual Favors

BIRMINGHAM – A Madison County physician pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges related to illegally distributing and dispensing prescription drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.

DR. RODNEY MORRIS, 64, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Annemarie Carney Axon […]

Local mayors endorse Bradley Byrne in Senate race

Bradley Byrne

This week, two Shoals area mayors have endorsed Mobile native Bradley Byrne for US Senate.

Florence Mayor Steve Holt endorsed Byrne in his run on Thursday. This follows a previous endorsement from Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford, showing that Bradley is building strong support here in the Shoals.

Here is what Mayor […]


Rep. Andrew Sorrell loading food into cars for needy individuals

SHEFFIELD– Here’s something you don’t see that often, an elected official keeping their campaign promises. State Representative Andrew Sorrell is keeping his to his district.

Sorrell, who was not in a suit and tie as usual, worked up a sweat loading food boxes into […]


If God is in total control of every thought, word and action of every creature on this planet, then He is either an incompetent ruler or a despicable tyrant. Of course, John Calvin thought it was due to the wonderful counsel of God that some human beings had been chosen by God to […]

Florence AirBnb owners to meet with city over controversy

Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

FLORENCE– Florence Airbnb owners and transient short-term rental owners received a letter to cease operation of their single-family dwelling, accessory structure and property as a Bed & Breakfast, transient short term rental, rooming or boarding house.


Alabama Constitutional Amendments Sent to Voters

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

MONTGOMERY- Alabama voters will have several amendments to vote on in the 2020 elections, on March 3 and November 3.

Most bills will be in the November general election with some exceptions such as K-2 education governance amendment. The other bills that will be voted on are on […]

Mathews receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Larry Holcomb presenting award to Dr. Bob Mathews

SHEFFIELD–At the 2019 Helen Keller Hospital Foundation Spring Dinner our friend Dr. Robert D. Mathews was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Mathews served the Shoals area as a urologist for 31 years.

Mathews began his practice in Sheffield with his partner […]

UNA announces changes in faculty and deanships

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced several transitions among deanships and one other position on campus. Among the changes are:



FLORENCE- Police and emergency personnel responded to a fatal crash on Gresham Road, near the intersection of Seville Street, on Saturday.

Florence Police tell ShoalsInsider.com both drivers were transported to North Alabama Medical Center where one of the drivers died as a result of their injuries.


UNA Alumnus Wins Baking Competition

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

UNA alumna Emily Cook recently won on a Netflix baking competition called “Nailed It.”

The show has three amateur bakers compete against each other to see who can best recreate a certain dessert. She appeared on season three of the show.


Florence police searching for wedding crasher

By Eric Marchan

Florence Police are asking the public for help in identifying the woman pictured above. She is believed to have stolen from at least two local weddings this past weekend.


Will Alabama’s Chemical Castration be Effective?

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

Days after Governor Kay Ivey signed the chemical castration the American Civil Liberties Union considers the law unconstitutional.


The devil is a liar

The overall Scripture picture does not picture God as having preplanned everything that occurs in history. However, He has planned that everything will eventually fit into His overall plan when it is all over. He created every creature to function a certain way, and that way is the only way it will function […]


FLORENCE– ALEA’s Marine Patrol Troopers are investigating a boat crash on Wilson Lake that claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured a third person Saturday night.


Police issue missing child alert for Florence teen

Trinity Amber Kimbrell

FLORENCE–Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing Florence teenager.


Two children airlifted after receiving burns

FLORENCE– Two children have been airlifted after being burned by scalding water.