Spirit of Freedom Celebration canceled due to lack of sponsors

FLORENCE–The Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration has been canceled this year due to a lack of sponsorships. Urban Radio Group of Tuscumbia, who usually coordinates the event says this year businesses were just not willing to pay for the event.


UNA Summer Theatre Brings Back Alumnus for New Production


FLORENCE – Michael Baldwin, former UNA theatre student, is back in Florence for the summer theatre production ofThe Mountain Top.

The play is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth. The entire play is set in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of […]

Governor Ivey Issues Statewide State of Emergency in Preparation for Severe Weather

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

MONTGOMERY– Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather moving through Alabama starting on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting significant flash flooding possible Tuesday through Thursday as tropical moisture moves northward into the state.

The National Weather Service predicts heavy […]

Florence man killed in Thursday night crash

LAUDERDALE COUNTY- A single-vehicle crash at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, June 15, has claimed the life of a Florence man. Randall Keith Patterson, 58, was killed when the 2000 Ford F-150 he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.


Florence Man Arrested After Officer Injured During Fight

James Daniel Moss

FLORENCE–James Daniel Moss, 34, of Florence was arrested Wednesday following a trespassing call which led to a fight with officers. Florence police responded to a trespassing call in the area of Glendale and Florence Blvd shortly before 1 pm on Wednesday. Officers arrived to find Moss inside of a business in […]

Former Florence convenience store employee arrested in robbery scheme


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.


SAFEPLACE LIBERTY LUNCHEON: Celebrating 36 years of domestic-violence free life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

FLORENCE– If all homes were safe homes communities would not need services like Safeplace, Inc. However numberless homes, including many in the Shoals, are not safe havens.

Each month Safeplace, the only domestic violence program in northwest Alabama, serves an average of […]

NW-SCC 2017 Kids in College to feature Weird Science




MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Child Development Center presents the 2017 Kids in College, Weird Science. Kids in College will be held July 17-21, 2017, in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals campus.

The summer camp is open to children entering grades kindergarten through sixth in the […]

Authorities release name of drowning victim



MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities have identified the 12-year-old victim in today’s drowning incident at TVA’s Rockpile Park.


Young girl dies after rescue at TVA Rockpile


MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a 12-year-old girl who was rescued from the drain pipe at the Rock Pile waterfall has died.