JUDGE RULES FLORENCE INN & SUITES TO REMAIN CLOSED

FLORENCE — Citing the need for order and the protection of the citizenry, Lauderdale County Circuit Court Judge Gil Self denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have reopened Florence Inn & Suites.

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER DOUSING CONFEDERATE STATUE WITH PAINT

FLORENCE – Authorities took a man into custody Wednesday afternoon who they say slung paint on the Confederate monument in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse.

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PAROLE DENIED FOR MUSCLE SHOALS CAR BURGLAR

JIMMY ROBERTS

MONTGOMERY – Parole was denied last week for a Muscle Shoals man convicted in Colbert County Circuit Court. According to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, 39-year-old, Jimmy Roberts formerly of Pilgrim Avenue in Muscle Shoals was denied parole for his criminal conviction on the charge of Breaking and Entering a […]

MUSCLE SHOALS CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS HIRING BRUSH HAULING CONTRACTOR

MUSCLE SHOALS– Muscle Shoals has called a special meeting of the city council for this Thursday to discuss hiring a third-party contractor to haul brush and debris to the landfill in Cherokee.

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New Ag Center prompts city to apply for funding to provide sewer system

Artistic rendering of the Lauderdale County Agricultural Event Center

FLORENCE–With the construction of the new agricultural center in full swing, the city of Florence is searching for new ways to fund the $2.4 million sewer system needed to support the facility.

The city council voted unanimously to apply for a $1,672,895 grant from the […]

Funds from the Relief Funds Act will benefit Tuscumbia Employees

TUSCUMBIA– Mayor Kerry Underwood says the City of Tuscumbia has been awarded $2 million in American Relief funds, and he and the council intend to pass benefits on to their employees in the form of a one time bonus. These funds are intended to be used to help cities boost their economies as they […]

Mastercard Recognizes Bank Independent for Outstanding Community Service

FLORENCE–Community service and partnership have long been a passion of the Bank Independent brand. Their partnerships with local agencies have made it possible to continue strong initiatives that keep the area thriving while providing opportunities for the less fortunate to have a helping hand.This year, Mastercard recognized Bank Independent as the winner of their […]

Fire Prevention Week in the Shoals

Every year, firefighters in the shoals take an opportunity to alert the public to the dangers of fires and to teach the minor preventative measures that can be taken to lessen the severity of a fire should one occur. Life-saving tactics are taught and rehearsed, and information about home smoke detectors and other devices […]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle

FLORENCE– A pedestrian on a mechanized scooter was struck Friday night in Downtown Florence.

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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO STREAM MEETING ON YOUTUBE

The Fall Meeting of the Democratic National Committee will be held tomorrow, October 9th, at 10am CT. This meeting will be streamed for the public on the DNC’s YouTube page. You can watch the meeting HERE.

Speakers will include DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, Governor Terry McAuliffe, President Biden, Governor Phil Murphy, and Congressman James Clyburn. 

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Jury Convicts Decatur Man of Soliciting Videos and Webcam Shows of Filipina Children Being Sexually Assaulted

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal jury convicted a Morgan County man Tuesday for using internet applications to seek images, videos and live transmissions of the violent sexual abuse of Filipina children as young as five years old.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur, used two web […]

20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 ATTACKS

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

This week marks the 20th Anniversary of the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation. It was a day in your life where you remember where you were and what you were doing when you first heard of the attacks on the New York World Trade Center and […]

FORMER LIMESTONE SHERIFF SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON

ATHENS — Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that formerLimestone County Sheriff Michael Anthony Blakely was sentenced recently to serve three years in jail.Blakely was found guilty by a jury in Limestone County Circuit Court on August 2 of two counts, one of theft and one of an ethics violation. After his two felony convictions, […]

AG Announces Ethics and Theft Convictions of Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely

FORMER LIMESTONE SHERIFF MIKE BLAKELY

ATHENS —Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that former Limestone County Sheriff Michael Anthony Blakely was found guilty on theft and ethics charges after a Limestone County jury returned two guilty verdicts Monday afternoon. As a result of his two felony convictions, Blakely has been removed from office as Limestone […]

Inmate Indicted on Assault Charge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury today indicted an inmate on an assault charge, announced federal authorities.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Lemond Lawrence Burns, 22, of Alpine, with assault of a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury. Burns is accused of assaulting an on-duty corrections officer in the […]

WOMAN DIES IN LAUDERDALE CRASH

KILLEN–A two-vehicle crash at approximately 2:50 p.m. Monday, July 26, has claimed the life of a Lawrenceburg, Tenn., woman and injured two others.According to Troopers, Patricia Mashburn, 81, was killed when the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving struck a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado.

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LEIGH TIFFIN NAMED PRESIDENT OF TIFFIN MOTORHOMES

Red Bay, AL – The Tiffin Group, owner of luxury recreational vehicle manufacturers Tiffin Motorhomes and Vanleigh RV, announced today that Leigh Tiffin, grandson of founder Bob Tiffin, will assume the role of President of the Company on July 12, 2021.

“It was always important to me that the legacy of this company be protected […]

Madison County Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal judge yesterday sentenced Norman David Ray Fischer, 41, of Owens Cross Roads, to 211 months in prison on gun and drug charges, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

In March, Fischer pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

ROCKETZOID S3 FOOD FROM PLANET EARTH

STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE CHIMICHANGA

Welcome to Rocketzoid S3, where we serve Great Food from Planet Earth. We are proud to be a part of the Lexington community, and strive to help reach others while here.  We are known for supporting local teams, organizations and giving back to our local community. 

Our specialty is to provide a […]

COLBERT CHIEF DEPUTY RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

TUSCUMBIA–Veteran law enforcement officer Jim Heffernan retired on Wednesday after 26 years in law enforcement.A reception was held for Heffernan at the Sheriff’s department Wednesday afternoon where several coworkers and area law enforcement officers came by to see Jim on his last day before retirement.

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