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FORMER CONVENIENCE STORE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR THEFT

A former employee at the Shell Quick Mart at 901 Florence Blvd. stands accused of taking money from the cash register over a 90-day period.

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AUTHORITIES RELEASE IDENTITY OF MAN FOUND DECEASED AT BUDGET INN

Authorities have released the identity of a man who was found deceased at a Florence motel and is the subject of a death investigation.

Last Saturday, on March 23, 2024, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Florence Police responded to Budget Inn on Florence Boulevard to the report of an unresponsive person.

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AUTHORITIES RELEASE IDENTITY OF DECEASED MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY KELLER AMBULANCE

A two-vehicle crash involving a Keller ambulance that occurred at approximately 9:25 p.m. Saturday, March 23, has claimed the life of a Blountsville man.

According to State Troopers, Sidney L. Canada II, 33, was fatally injured when the disabled 2003 Honda VT600 motorcycle that he was on was struck by the 2017 Ford […]

FORMER SHEFFIELD RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL ABUSE

A former Sheffield resident pleaded guilty Thursday in Colbert County Circuit Court to two sexual abuse charges in exchange for a 24-month prison sentence.

According to court records, John Thomas Sledge, 70, of 385 Jones Road in Russellville, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the first and second degrees with the sentence to […]

RUSSELLVILLE CITY SCHOOLS HIRES NEW SUPERINTENDENT

At a special called meeting Friday afternoon, the Russellville City Schools Board of Education officially hired Dr. Tim Guinn as the next superintendent of Russellville City Schools.

Guinn is no stranger to Russellville or to Russellville City Schools. While Guinn is currently serving as superintendent of Satsuma City Schools in South […]

MAN PLEADS TO MURDER IN 2019 SHOOTING DEATH

On Tuesday March 19,2024 Colbert County Circuit Court, Richard Kevin Hester, 59, the man accused of killing John Thomas Call, 34, back in 2019 pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a plea deal that allows him to serve 4 and a 1/2 years in prison to run concurrent with a prior sentence on […]

POLICE MAKE ARREST IN VEHICLE BURGLARIES

During the morning hours of Wednesday March 13, police received multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the area of Ford Avenue to West Edison Avenue. During the course of the burglaries, multiple debit/credit card(s), and other sensitive instruments and documents were stolen. Utilizing leads developed during the hours that followed the burglaries, officers […]

FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DRUGS FOUND IN SEARCH OF HOME

On Friday, March 8th, Agents with the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 30 Rainbow City Drive. A search of the residence revealed approximately 8 grams of Fentanyl pills, a gun, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The street value of the Fentanyl was approximately $ 1,200. […]

CLOVERDALE

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN WIFE’S DEATH

Authorities have arrested a man in the shooting death of his wife.

On Tuesday, at around 8:00 a.m., Lauderdale County deputies responded to the 4000 block of County Rd 10, north of the Cloverdale community on a welfare check.

Once on scene deputies located a […]

MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Authorities have arrested a Lauderdale county man after he was indicted by a grand jury on five counts of possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, Hunter Cole Borden, 25, of County Road 277 in Florence, was arrested last Thursday and booked into the Lauderdale County detention center.

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Northwest Shoals Celebrates Success of Upward Bound student Soraya Fonseca

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) Upward Bound Phil Campbell Project participant Soraya Fonseca has been awarded the prestigious QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship.This will secure her place at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, upon her graduation from Russellville High School in 2024.

The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship is […]

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO THREE ARREST

Authorities arrested three people after finding a cache of contraband during a traffic stop.

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