NEWS ALERT 🚨 FULL-TIME LAUDERDALE COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO GET $4000

FLORENCE – Lauderdale County full-time employees each will receive an additional $4,000 over the next four months through American Rescue Act funds, county officials said.

The Lauderdale County Commission approved dedicating the funds to the employees beginning this month.

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Inmate Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison on Assault Charge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a federal inmate on an assault charge, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.

U.S District Court Judge Liles C. Burke sentenced Lemond Lawrence Burns, 22, of Alpine, to 150 months in prison. Burns pleaded guilty to […]

FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND HOLDING WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL

RICHARD LEE LUND

FLORENCE–On New Year’s Day, the Florence Police Department was contacted by a female who reportedly ran from a home at 1901 Conway Drive Florence. The female victim had several injuries and was taken to North Alabama Medical Center.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female victim was being kept […]

SHOALS COUPLE ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY ON THEFT AND DRUG CHARGES

At approximately 2PM New Year’s Day, a 1996 Camaro was observed by sheriffs deputies in Graves County, Kentucky, loaded with items, suspected as possibly stolen. The vehicle in question was bearing Alabama registration plates.Campbell County and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the items loaded in the vehicle has […]

POLICE GIVE UPDATE ON FATAL FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

(SHOALSINSIDER) Muscle Shoals Police gave an update Wednesday morning on the fatal forklift accident that occurred Saturday afternoon. Detectives say officers responded Saturday afternoon to an accident involving juveniles.

The juveniles were under the supervision of their parents and the incident occurred at the parent’s place of employment, in the area of 235 […]

Mississippi Resident Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Healthcare Fraud

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge recently sentenced a Mississippi resident for healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Phillip Minga, […]

Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin, TN

Last weekend Franklin, TN held their 36th annual Dickens of a Christmas. This festival has been going strong for 36 years. It’s held in downtown Franklin, TN. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County recreated the time of Charles Dickens. People dress in clothing from that time and sing carols, sew quilts, show off woodworking […]

Woman2Woman: Connecting Powerful Women

LINDA D. LAW

“If you educate a man, you educate a family and a village. To educate a woman, you empower a nation.” — Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Woman2Woman is a vision manifested by Linda D. Law with the WHOLE woman in mind.

Residing in Muscle Shoals since July 2008, Linda is an actual native of […]

Anne Rice dies at 80

ANNE RICE

Anne Rice, arguably the most prolific vampire writer of the modern era, passed away on December 11th, 2021 at the age of 80. She wrote over 35 novels, including her most popular best seller, Interview with the Vampire. 

Interview with the Vampire is part of The Vampire Chronicles series which consists of […]

Holiday Leftovers Cookbook

Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is less than two weeks away now. We’re all gearing up for the holy grail of the holiday season and another huge holiday meal. But, what do we do with all those leftovers after the holidays end? Well, I asked around and compiled a sort of holiday leftovers cookbook!

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Capturing The Heart of the Shoals PT 3: Michael J. Ledbetter

Michael J. Ledbetter

Not all heroes wear capes, just as not all musicians are huge stage playing bands. Some artists can be found at some of our favorite places around here sitting on a stool with their guitar and pick just giving us a down-to-earth good night while we relax and that right there […]

What to expect when you hire a professional cleaner

It was the week before Thanksgiving and I was standing in the middle of my living room. I was so stressed and overwhelmed that I’m surprised all of my stress and guilt hadn’t materialized into a dark cloud over my head. I could almost hear the thunderstorm above me as I looked around at […]

Capturing The Heart of The Shoals Part 2: Carver Commodore

This rock ‘n roll band is our very own Florence, AL They are currently on tour in the south and just released their second LP. They offer a heavy hitting guitar with traces of retro beats and melodic lyrics that leave you feeling like dancing all over the entire room

Once again I pop […]

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Hendrickson named Miss UNA

FLORENCE–The University of North Alabama sophomore, Claire Hendrickson, of Anniston, was crowned Miss UNA on Saturday evening at Norton Auditorium on the UNA campus.Hendrickson will move on to compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Hendrickson is a mass communication major, and she performed a dance, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” for the talent […]

FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT and THEFT

CORD SCOTT CASSELS

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man for making fraudulent bank withdrawals from someone else’s account in excess of $20,000.According to court documents, Cord Scott Cassels, 33, of County Road 11, Florence, stands charged with theft of property 1st degree and identity theft.

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KILLEN MAN DIES IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

KILLEN–A man died Tuesday when his tractor rolled over on top of him, authorities said.Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker identified the victim as 79-year-old Larry Comer, of Killen.

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MUSCLE SHOALS MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

JONATHAN LEE TERRY

FLORENCE– At around lunchtime on Monday, agents with the Colbert County drug task force arrested a Muscle Shoals man for drug trafficking after he was indicted by a Colbert County grand jury.

According to task force Director Curtis Burns, Jonathan Lee Terry, 39, of Green Acres Drive, Muscle Shoals, was apprehended […]

MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

MUSCLE SHOALS-A single-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, has claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man.

According to State Troopers, Kenneth T. Yates, 58, was fatally injured when the 2006 Chevy Impala he was driving left the road and struck a metal guardrail.

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FLORENCE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ABUSE AFTER OFFICERS FIND CHILDREN IN UNLIVABLE CONDITIONS

JENNA DAWN MARION

FLORENCE–Authorities arrested a Florence woman on Friday for felony child abuse after officers found her children in horrific living conditions.According to police, Jenna Dawn Marion, 34, of the 1200 block of Hermitage Drive, stands charged with one count of felony child abuse and three counts of endangering the welfare of a […]