Friend to Shoals Area Joel Anderson dies at 76

JOEL R. ANDERSON

FLORENCE- Joel Anderson, a member of the Anderson family businesses that is known for its business success and civil-minded spirit, died Monday.

Anderson, who was a friend to the Shoals area, died at his home around 5:30 pm Monday of natural causes.

Anderson had served on many positions in the community […]

TWO DENIED PAROLE IN LOCAL CASES

MONTGOMERY — Two inmates serving on convictions in local cases have had their parole requests denied, authorities said.

Charles Edward Blankenship and William Paul Cosby had requests denied by The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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PAROLE DENIED FOR MAN SERVING 12 YEARS

ERIC C TERRELL

MONTGOMERY–The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a parole request yesterday for a man serving 12 years on a felony domestic violence conviction, authorities said.

The board turned down the request from Eric C. Terrell, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Terrell […]

Suspected Shell station robber wore duct tape as mask, steals Cash, Yoohoo and Marlboro Reds

JASON LYNN DICKSON

FORD CITY- Authorities have arrested the man they say is responsible for the robbery last week of the Ford City Shell station and firing shots at Florence police in a chase the next day after the robbery.

Colbert Sheriff Frank Williamson says Jason Dickson, 45, of Muscle Shoals, is in custody […]

TWO INMATES PAROLED ON LOCAL CHARGES

LEE VAUGHN HAMER MATTHEW LEE VANDIVER

Parole was granted Tuesday for two inmates serving time for Shoals area crimes.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles granted requests from Lee Vaughn Hamer and Matthew Lee Vandiver following hearings, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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Missing Tuscumbia man found alive

Harvey Antuawn Sherrod

TUSCUMBIA- Authorities have confirmed that the missing Tuscumbia man, Antuawn Sherrod, has been located.

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Spirit of Freedom postponed to Veterans Day

FLORENCE – The 39th annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration scheduled for July 4, 2020, at McFarland Park in Florence has been rescheduled. The new date for the event is November 11, 2020, on Veterans Day.

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7 inmates in Shoals Area cases have May parole hearing

When the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles resumes parole hearings this month, seven inmates with cases that have Shoals connections will be scheduled for hearings.The board resumes hearings on May 19 after postponing them due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Terry Abbott, communications director for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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TWO DIE IN COLBERT WRECK

LEIGHTON/BRICK HATTON – Two Ohio residents lost their lives in a single vehicle crash on Second Street Tuesday night.

The crash occurred around 7:00 p.m.

The driver and passenger of a 2008 Ford Focus, who were from Cincinnati, Ohio, were killed when their vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the […]

TUSCUMBIA ATTORNEY SNAGS A BIG ONE OVER WEEKEND

William Hovater with 75 lb. blue catfish

WILSON LAKE- A lot of folks in the Shoals area have been spending time on the water here lately with the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Two big fish were caught over the weekend on Wilson Lake, one by a Russellville man and the other by Tuscumbia Attorney, William Hovater. […]

COLBERT’S FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

SHEFFIELD- Colbert County has its first case of Covid-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total amount of Shoals area cases to eight.

Officials at Helen Keller Hospital have confirmed one patient has tested positive for the disease.

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SINGING RIVER MEDIA GROUP ISSUES STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

Singing River Media Group is committed to safety in this unprecedented time during the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. We continue to monitor the latest information and are sending updates to our radio stations, facebook pages, and singingrivermediagroup.com.

SRMG is following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization […]

Russellville teen killed, Tuscumbia teen critically injured in crash

RUSSELLVILLE–A Russellville teen was killed in a car accident and her cousin a Tuscumbia teenager was also critically injured.

Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that a single-vehicle crash at 9:55 p.m., on Monday, claimed the life of Megan Gooch, 17. She was killed when the 2001 Lexus ES300 she was driving left the roadway and struck […]

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING ESTABLISHES AN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA

MUSCLE SHOALS– North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) is pleased to provide a five-thousand-dollar scholarship at the University of North Alabama (UNA), benefiting a sophomore or junior engineering and technology student.

The purpose of NAL’s scholarship is to help offset the cost of schooling and support the development of engineers and potential team members […]

MANSELL UNSEATS BLACK IN PRIMARY

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

TUSCUMBIA– Tyrus Mansell has unseated two-term incumbent David Black in the Republican primary for the Colbert County District 2 Commissioners race.

Mansell, who works in pharmaceutical sales, said about his win, ‘I want the voters to know we are truly humbled by this win. and want to thank those that […]

SUSPECT IN MUSCLE SHOALS CAR THEFT ARRESTED

MUSCLE SHOALS– Authorities have arrested a suspected car thief. Police say Matthew Butler is now in custody in the Muscle Shoals Jail.

At approximately 2:00 pm today members of the MSPD Detective Division, along with Investigators and Deputies of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, effected the arrest of Matthew Jacob Butler, 20, at a […]

RESTAURANT CLEARED BY HAZMAT OFFICIALS AFTER CUSTOMER DIES

MUSCLE SHOALS–Hazmat and EMA officials were on the scene at Garden Gate Cafe on Avalon Avenue late Monday afternoon after one of its customers died in the restaurant.

According to Colbert County EMA Director Michael Smith, the deceased had just undergone some radioactive medical testing and out of an abundance of caution, the building […]

COPELAND RETIRES FROM MUSCLE SHOALS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Clint Reck with Officer Chris Copeland

MUSCLE SHOALS- Officer Chris Copeland retires today from the Muscle Shoals Police Department.

Chief Clint Reck thanked Copeland for years of exemplary service to the citizens of Muscle Shoals.

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RUNNER DIES AT TVA TRAIL

MUSCLE SHOALS– Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com a runner collapsed and died of natural causes in the early morning hours of Tuesday at the TVA Trail.

Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque says Charles Andrews,74, Muscle Shoals, died at TVA’s Walking Trail between 3:00 – 3:30 am near the corner of Reservation Road and the entrance to […]

Second victim dies in Muscle Shoals house fire

MUSCLE SHOALS– A second victim in a Muscle Shoals house fire has died.

Officials tell ShoalsInsider.com that Anthony Burcham, 54, and Glenna Carney, 96, have both died due to injuries received in the house fire at 403 Dearborn Avenue.

According to Muscle Shoals Fire Investigator Brian Stafford the fire originated in the kitchen.

“We […]