SUGARBAKERS COMING TO SEVEN POINTS IN FLORENCE

1144 North Wood Avenue

FLORENCE– In the next couple of weeks, sweet tooths all over the Shoals will have something to celebrate as Sugarbaker’s Bakery is opening their new location at 1144 N. Wood Avenue in Florence.

The owners say the new location should be open in the next couple of weeks pending inspections […]

CHARGES UPGRADED TO MURDER, WITNESSES SAY FULKERSON PUNCHED SELF IN FACE TO APPEAR ASSAULTED

DAVID ALLEN FULKERSON

TUSCUMBIA–According to Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson attempted murder charges against a man who shot another man in the face after the Alabama / LSU game Saturday have been upgraded to murder.

31-year-old David Allen Fulkerson was served while in the custody of the Colbert County Jail, with a warrant for […]

Singer Ethan Sak Releases New Single With Powerful Message “Live Another Day” to Increase Suicide Awareness

LOS ANGELES, — The lyrics are powerful, the message is clear, the visuals tell a story even with your volume silenced. Ethan Sak captivates a global audience with his ability to interpret an unfortunate relatable experience by turning it into a colorful visual with a universal language. Many artists steer away from the controversial […]

CONVICTED BUSINESSMAN RONNIE POWELL AGREES TO PAY $1000 PER MONTH RESTITUTION

RONALD WARREN POWELL

TUSCUMBIA– Convicted businessman and fraudster Ronnie Powell was back in Colbert County for a restitution hearing last Thursday in Judge Jackie Hatcher’s courtroom.

Powell agreed to start paying $1,000 a month in restitution to his victims.

Powell pleaded guilty last December to insurance fraud charges.

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1 MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT OVER LSU – TIDE GAME, 1 MAN IN CUSTODY

DAVID ALAN FULKERSON

TUSCUMBIA– One man is in jail and another is in critical condition in Huntsville Hospital after an argument over the Alabama – LSU game escalated into a shooting.

According to Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson, David Alan Fulkerson is being held in the Colbert County Jail on a $50,000 bond after […]

GOD’S WRATH WILL BE POURED OUT IN DIFFERENT WAYS

The third of the last seven judgment bowls full of God’s wrath will be poured out on rivers and springs, turning them into blood, just as that second bowl was emptied into the oceans, turning them into blood. But this time the angel communicated the reason for the blood-plagues. Ever since the fall […]

CONVICTED FRAUDSTER RONNIE POWELL BACK IN COLBERT COUNTY FOR COURT

RONALD WARREN POWELL

TUSCUMBIA– Convicted fraudster and what some are calling the Shoals Area’s Bernie Madoff, Ronnie W. Powell, of Muscle Shoals, has returned from prison for a hearing in Circuit Judge Jackie Hatcher’s courtroom on Thursday morning.

The hearing involves restitution Powell owes several victims. In all, Powell owes close to $1 million […]

MAN ARRESTED AFTER FATALLY SHOOTING GOLDEN RETRIEVER

COLBERT COUNTY- A man has been arrested for animal cruelty after fatally shooting a neighbor’s golden retriever in Eastern Colbert County on Spout Spring’s Road.

According to police, 31-year-old Justin Aaron Demastus of 1505 Spout Springs Road, Muscle Shoals, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he reportedly shot his neighbor’s golden retriever […]

TWO ARRESTED IN EARLY MORNING DRUG BUST

LEIGHTON–Colbert County authorities have arrested two people in an early morning drug bust.

The Colbert County Sheriff’s Department and the Colbert County Drug Task Force raided a home off of Jarmon Lane this morning.

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1 DEAD IN LAUDERDALE CRASH

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– A 17-year0old girl has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in rural Lauderdale County.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the crash occurred around 7:30 am Tuesday at the intersection of Lauderdale County Roads 25 and 144.

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Victim identified, ex-wife charged with capital murder

PEGGY SUE HALL

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is still working the crime scene and investigating a homicide in the northern part of the Lauderdale county.

According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office, the victim has been identified as Randall Bobo, owner of Bobo Roofing.

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SHOALS NATIVE INDICTED IN BOATING DEATHS ON SHOAL CREEK

Wooten’s boat after the crash

FLORENCE– A Lauderdale County Grand Jury has indicted an Augusta, Georgia man for manslaughter in the death of a mother and daughter who died on June 8th on a boating accident on Shoal Creek.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly announced the indictment […]

AG ALLEGES POWELL MOVING LARGE SUMS OF CASH FROM PRISON

RONALD WARREN POWELL

TUSCUMBIA– A motion has been filed in Colbert County Circuit Court alleging convicted felon Ronald Warren Powell has been overheard on recorded and monitored prison telephone lines moving huge amounts of money that should have been paid as court ordered restitution to his victims. Some of whom may be in their […]

SYLACAUGA MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR ENTICING MINOR

Jerry Wayne Hamilton Jr.

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Sylacauga man to 10 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

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Limestone county sheriff arrested on 13 count indictment

Sheriff Mike Blakely

ATHENS– According to state and federal authorities, ten-term Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was booked into his own jail this morning on criminal and ethics charges.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment and arrest of Michael Anthony Blakely, the sheriff of Limestone County, on 13 counts of theft and ethics […]

UNDERWOOD MUST SURRENDER LICENSE PLEADS GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR

Tuscumbia Attorney Billy Underwood

TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia attorney Billy Underwood has pled guilty this morning to a single misdemeanor count of jury tampering and must surrender his law license, and serve 4 months in the county jail.

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Colbert’s Sheriff Williamson receives humanitarian award

Sheriff Frank Williamson gives a speech after receiving the award

SHEFFIELD– At Monday nights meeting of the Shoals Democratic Club, Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson was presented with the Outstanding Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to a Shoals Area Citizen who has tirelessly dedicated themselves to the service of others.

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Colbert Probate Judge Rosser hospitalized after stroke

Judge Daniel Rosser

HUNTSVILLE– Colbert County Probate Judge Daniel Rosser has been admitted to the hospital and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital. According to family members, Rosser has reportedly suffered a stroke.

It’s our understanding Rosser was initially admitted to a local hospital and was later transferred to Huntsville.

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CREWS SEARCH WILSON LAKE FOR MISSING FLORENCE MAN

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–Crews are searching for a Florence man that reportedly went overboard late Sunday afternoon on Wilson Lake.

According to Marine police, the single-vessel incident occurred at approximately 6:20 pm on Sunday.

Emergency officials say Dallion Quantrell Long, 28, of Florence, fell overboard while boating on Wilson Lake and is now considered missing. […]

FIVE SHOALS RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN DRUG / THEFT STING

ATHENS– The Limestone County Narcotics Unit recently conducted an operation that led to the arrest of five Shoals area residents.

When investigators stopped the suspect’s vehicle, it was occupied by five people.

Investigators searched the truck and located methamphetamine, heroin, fake meth, fake heroin, multiple syringes, and digital scales. Investigators also discovered multiple […]