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 […]

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.

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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:

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Arrest made in Pizza Hut Robbery

MUSCLE SHOALS– Thanks to the quick response of the Muscle Shoals Police Department, an arrest has been made in the armed robbery of Pizza Hut Delivery on Avalon Avenue.

The robbery occurred shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

According to police, Richard Raekwon Foster was apprehended several blocks from the scene just minutes after […]

Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

FLORENCE-– The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will present 20th Century Fox’s Feature Film “Home Alone” at 3pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Norton Auditorium.

“This concert will amaze audiences, with Home Alone showing on a massive screen while the Shoals Symphony Orchestra underscores the entire movie LIVE,” said Dr. Daniel Stevens, music director and […]

Lauderdale County Grand Jury Indictments

 

The following people were indicted by the most recent session of the Lauderdale County grand jury.

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Former Decatur Pain Doctor’s Office raided today

Dr. Mark Murphy

LEWISBURG, Tenn.–The offices of a Decatur pain doctor that left for Tennessee last year was raided this morning by federal agents. Murphy is reportedly suspected of running a pill mill.

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Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.

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Lauderdale County authorities looking for missing teen

Nellie Rogers has last seen Oct. 7th.

 

FLORENCE–Authorities in Lauderdale County are actively searching for a missing teen.

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Former Florence convenience store employee arrested in robbery scheme

Cooper

FLORENCE–Zamera Cooper, 26, of Florence was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a recent Lauderdale County Grand Jury. The indictment alleges the charge of Robbery 1st.

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Authorities release name of teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student

Teacher Taylor Boyles

MOULTON–Police tell the Shoals Insider they have arrested Moulton Middle School teacher Taylor Brooks Boyles, who is 27 years old.

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Muscle Shoals police offering Citizen’s Police Academy

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals Citizen’s Police Academy is a unique experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the day-to-day operation and mission of the Muscle Shoals Police Department.

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Tuscumbia attorney turns 50

William Hovater

TUSCUMBIA–Today marks the 50th birthday of prominent Colbert County Attorney William Hovater. If you get the chance today call 256-381-4771 today to wish him a Happy Birthday or comment and share on Facebook.

Have a Blessed and Happy Birthday William from your friends, family, and the Shoals Insider, notably Becky, Jennifer, […]

Events in the Shoals for the Weekend

Thursday April 7 Scott Boyer III 5-7 pm Swamper’s – Inside Marriott Shoals Free. 256-246-3600 www.marriottshoals.com […]

Troopers release statement concerning Jacob Sanders

Emergency crews at Pride’s Landing Boat Dock (Photo: Shoals Insider)

PRIDE LANDING-At approximately 8:30 a.m. today, March 15, the body of Jacob Cody Sanders, 24, was located by fisherman and later recovered from the waters of Pickwick Lake near Pride Landing. The search for Jeremiah Michael Sanders, 29, continues through air and water […]

Velcro Pygmies Facebook Page: “Fairly sure they’ve pinpointed the location” of missing brothers

 

As a service to our readers, we are running an update from the Velcro Pygmies Facebook page.

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Tuscumbia Police investigate deadly shooting

TUSCUMBIA-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities have confirmed to the Shoals Insider one person is dead and another person has been injured in a shooting that occurred late on Super Tuesday.

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Florence PD searching for missing Alzheimer’s patient****located****

Missing Alzheimer Patient

FLORENCE-(SHOALS INSIDER) – Investigators with the Florence Police department are asking for the public’s help locating a missing Alzheimer’s patient.

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Boutique Air takes over Muscle Shoals Flight Service

Th official ribbon-cutting and grand opening at Muscle Shoals Airport today

Boutique Air is pleased to begin services in Northwest Alabama Regional Airport to and from Nashville and Atlanta. The airline was recently awarded the DOT Essential Air Service contract to provide service between Muscle Shoals and the two destinations after receiving strong […]