Suspicious Activity Call Leads to Arrest of Florence man

Ryan J. Hall

FLORENCE–Police tell that Ryan J. Hall, 33, of Florence, was released from custody after posting bond this morning on burglary charges.



Adam Alexander Miller

Florence Police have charged a Florence man with multiple felonies following a rash of vehicle burglaries in the area of Edgemont subdivision on August 14.


Hubbard gets life without parole in Xbox murder

Charles Thomas Hubbard of Midland Avenue Muscle Shoals

TUSCUMBIA–Charles Thomas Hubbard was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for his role in the shooting death of KJ Kijanna Freeman in 2016 in a dispute over an Xbox.


UNA to Offer Several New Degree Programs for Fall 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – In the quest to provide students of all types with more educational options, the University of North Alabama is pleased to launch several new degrees in the fall.

The programs are a combination of graduate and undergraduate degrees, and traditional and online degrees, which reflect UNA’s expanding and more sophisticated portfolio […]

NW-SCC to hold Saturday registration this weekend

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — With the fall semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a registration event this Saturday, August 11, 2018, on the Shoals Campus.


Muscle Shoals and Sheffield Police work together to capture suspect

MUSCLE SHOALS- Detectives in Muscle Shoals are thanking Sheffield police for their assistance in apprehending a burglary suspect.


UNA Planetarium Says Many Will Be Able to See Perseid Meteor Shower on 12th

FLORENCE – “The Earth will pass into the orbit of the comet Temple-Tuttle and we will see the annual Perseid meteor shower reach its peak,” said Dr. Mel Blake, UNA associate professor for physics and astronomy and director of the UNA Planetarium.

You’ve heard of them before, meteor showers, but what exactly are they? […]

Postal service tight-lipped on closure of Muscle Shoals post office

MUSCLE SHOALS— Yesterday the U.S. Postal Service implemented a temporary closure of the Muscle Shoals Post Office, located at 2350 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 until further notice due to “unsafe conditions”.


Waterloo man dies in crash checking mail

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–A two-vehicle crash in Lauderdale County has claimed the life of a Waterloo man. The crash occurred on AL-20, approximately 17 miles west of Florence, on Tuesday, August 7th, at approximately 7:00 pm.


Florence businessman cleared of charges

Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.

A Florence businessman who was accused, arrested and charged in Baldwin County, AL with child enticement in 2015 has been cleared of the charges after two years of declaring his innocence.

According to Baldwin County courthouse personnel, in April of 2017, Ira Kneeland Hibbett Jr.,51, of Florence, was cleared of […]

UNA Breaks Ground on New Nursing Building

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Debbie Shaw, Assoc. Dean Terra Kirkman, SGA President Chase Holcombe, Hugo Dante, Simpson Russell, Dr. Ken Kitts, Dean Vicki Pierce, Dr. Ross Alexander, Mayor Steve Holt, Jeff Johnson and Greg Bragg Sr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with the University of North Alabama broke ground recently on the site […]

Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Carl Elliott

FLORENCE – U.S. Representative Carl Elliott (1913-1999) will be honored at a special event Aug. 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus.


Former Florence Substitute Teacher Indicted For Having Sexual Contact With Student

Kayla D. Safford

FLORENCE– Kayla D. Safford, 24, of Florence, turned herself into authorities Wednesday morning after being indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury for having sexual contact with a high school student. Safford’s arrest follows a lengthy investigation into allegations that she had sex with a male student away from the Florence […]

NW-SCC to hold FREE Financial Aid Workshop August 2nd

MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a free financial aid workshop Thursday, August 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in room 111 of Building 127 located on the Shoals campus.


Young Running to Represent House District 3

MUSCLE SHOALS – Chad Young, a lifelong resident of Muscle Shoals, is running to represent the citizens of District 3 in the Alabama House of Representatives.



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Let’s Talk Taxes: I’m In Tax Trouble, What Are My Options?

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vicki Smith EA

A letter from the IRS is rarely a good thing. One of the worst missives to get from the tax man is the CP90 – Final Notice Before Levy. It is a final warning shot to scare you into paying up and should not be ignored.

After […]

Police make arrest in stabbing death

Bradley Wade Hill

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a man that occurred on Thursday night on Nance Street.

According to Lt. Brad Holmes of the Florence Police Department, the incident occurred around 9 pm at the 100 block of South Nance Street.


UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore forHairspray! The Broadway Musical.

Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she […]


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