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 […]

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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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED IN MACHETE ATTACK

GEORGE WEAKLEY RHODES JR.

FLORENCE–Authorities have charged a Florence man with attempted murder after he reportedly attacked another man with a machete on Sunday.

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ARTIST SHOWCASE CONCERT COMING TO HALL OF FAME ON JULY 31

TUSCUMBIA– Folks be sure and save the date, because a funfilled day of music is headed to the Shoals.

Alabama Music Concert – Sat., July 31 * 1:00pm – 10:00pm *15 Bands/Artists. (Food, Vendors & Live D.J.)At the Alabama Hall of Fame Outdoor Stage – Tuscumbia, ALFeaturing: Kari Erickson from American Idol, Tyler Jones […]

SHEFFIELD VFW CLOSED BY HOME OFFICE

THE SHEFFIELD VFW LOCATED AT 419 RALEIGH AVENUE

SHEFFIELD–The Sheffield VFW located at 419 Raleigh Avenue was closed on Tuesday of this week pending an audit to determine if the local chapter is following all local, state, and federal laws.

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Wow!! If you haven’t been to 360 Grille, by the Marriot in Florence, AL you need to go. The atmosphere is very classy and part of the room where the diners sit rotates “360 degrees” every hour. This provides a great view of all of the Shoals. Having been FB friends with executive chef […]

UNA’s College of Education and Human Sciences among 60 Educator Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence

FLORENCE– The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced that the University of North Alabama’s College of Education and Human Sciences is one of 60 providers from 26 states to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The Spring 2021 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 60 newly accredited EPPs, […]

CHARGE UPGRADED FOR SHEFFIELD MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING NEIGHBOR

MAJOR JULIUS RICE

TUSCUMBIA- A recent session of the Colbert County Grand Jury upgraded the charge of Major Julius Rice, 28, of Sheffield.According to officials, Rice was initially charged with Assault 2nd degree after an incident where he reportedly attacked his neighbor, Sebastian Blu Devaughn, on August 11 of 2020, at Jackson Apartments in […]

UNA Athletics Director Linder Steps Down from Duties

MARK LINDER

FLORENCE, AL – University of North Alabama Athletics Director Mark Linder will step down from his duties in that role, effective Tuesday, June 1. Linder will shift into the classroom as a Lecturer in Sport and Recreation Management in the Department of Kinesiology.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the Athletics […]

UNA and PCH Hotels and Resorts Sign Learning Agreement

Memorandum of Understanding between UNA and the PCH Hotels and Resorts. Photo by Leah T. Johnson. photo@una.edu

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama and PCH Hotels and Resorts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will benefit all PCH Hotels and Resorts employees seeking any online or on-campus, graduate or undergraduate […]

AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING TERRORIST THREAT AT LISTERHILL CREDIT UNION

SAMANTHA CLEMONS

PETERSVILLE – (SHOALSINSIDER) A Florence woman is in jail after she reportedly threatened an employee at Listerhill Credit Union in Petersville on Wednesday morning.

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UNA SET TO GRADUATE MORE THAN 900

FLORENCE, AL – Spring commencement at the University of North Alabama will graduate more than 900 students during six ceremonies May 7 and 8 that are set to take place in the newly renovated Norton Auditorium.

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Kennedy – Douglass Center for the Arts hosts: Renderings of Youth

FLORENCE– The Renderings of Youth art exhibit opened recently at Kennedy- Douglass and will continue through the end of the month. This exhibit features the work of students grades 7-12 from Colbert, Lauderdale, and Franklin counties, and was founded by Florence art educator Jerry Foster 30 years ago.

The public is invited to meet […]

Muscle Shoals City Council to Purchase a Pump for Shoals Retention Pound

MUSCLE SHOALS– At the last meeting of the Muscle Shoals city council, council members approved the purchase of two new pumps totaling $64,825.00 from MWI Pumps in Florida.

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Systems Restored After Outage Impacts Driver License Services

MONTGOMERY – Service has been restored and normal operations have resumed at all the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Offices across the state after an outage affected certain customer services.

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Lactation Pod Arrives on UNA Campus

FLORENCE – The Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus is home to a new Mamava lactation pod, making UNA just the second college campus in Alabama to house this equipment designed to give nursing mothers a place to breastfeed or pump.

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TWO CHARGED IN SHEFFIELD DRUG BUST

SHEFFIELD– Agents with the Colbert County Drug Task Force made two arrests after a search warrant was executed on Tuesday around 1 pm at a home on 20th Street in Sheffield.

According to agents, Willie Bernard Jones, 50, of SE 20th Street, Sheffield, and Brittany Howard Reaves, 36, same address, were both arrested after […]

Salvation Army opens new Sheffield store

SHEFFIELD – The Salvation Army of the Shoals opens its new family store on Hatch Boulevard on Monday, Capt. Benjamin Deuel said.The grand opening for the 4100 Hatch Blvd. location was 10 a.m. and the public was invited, Deuel said. The previous location at 500 S. Montgomery Ave. is now closed.

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Florence man arrested with $50,000 of meth in apartment

FLORENCE – A Florence man faces trafficking charges after authorities found him with a large amount of methamphetamine at his apartment.

Demarcus L. Robinson, 44, is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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PAROLE DENIED FOR FORMER FORMER SHOALS INSURANCE SALESMAN

RONALD WARREN POWELL

MONTGOMERY– The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for a former Muscle Shoals Insurance agent convicted of fraud.

According to Matt Estes, spokesman for the parole board, 58-year-old Ronald Warren Powell, also known as Ronnie Powell, had his application for parole denied on Tuesday morning.

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