Walmart to stop Ad Matching in September

MUSCLE SHOALS–Finding those falling prices at your Shoals Area Walmart may be a little bit harder starting the second week in September. Employees tell the Shoals Insider the Ad Matching program that many loyal customers rely on for savings is about to be a thing of the past.


September is a busy month for events in Colbert County

TUSCUMBIA–With Labor Day celebrations, festivals aplenty, a state fair and motorcycle rides, September is chock-full of things to do in Colbert County. The events kick off Monday, Sept. 4 with Labor Day celebrations at Spring Park in Tuscumbia and at Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery near Cherokee.


Shoals Healing Place has 4th Annual Mini Golf Charity

MUSCLE SHOALS–In 16 years of service, The Healing Place has served over 4500 children who lost a loved one. FREE counseling and support groups provide help, hope and healing for NorthWest Alabama! Generosity funds this very important service.Here’s How You can Help… The Healing Place is having its 4th Annual Mini Charity Championship!


Tennessee man dies in Lauderdale crash

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, has claimed the life of a Leoma, Tn., man. Jonathan Wade Gooch, 28, was killed when the 1977 GMC pickup he was driving struck several concrete barriers and then a guardrail. Gooch, who was not using a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle […]

Traffic stop leads to foot chase and trafficking charge

Demarious Leon Bates

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Muscle Shoals man for trafficking marijuana. According to investigators, Demarious Leon Bates, 36, was arrested after police officers conducted a traffic stop for Failure to Signal. The vehicle stopped on N. Franklin St. in East Florence. The driver, Bates, fled on foot. The Officer pursued Bates to […]

To celebrate today’s grand opening Taziki’s donates to Room in the Inn Shoals

FLORENCE–A new Taziki’s Mediterranean Café will open in Florence on Tuesday at 247 Cox Creek Parkway. This will mark the 17th Taziki’s location in Alabama.

To celebrate the grand opening, Taziki’s is making a donation to ‘Room in the Inn Shoals,’ an interfaith, community-based partnership that provides food and shelter to homeless during the […]



MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Shannon Ray Johnson. Johnson, 48, was convicted in Lauderdale County Circuit Court in January 2017 for the murder of Keith Barnett, 22.

Evidence presented at trial stated that between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. on July 29-30, 2000, […]

One fatality in fiery Lauderdale County crash

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– A single-vehicle crash at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, has claimed one life. The unidentified driver was killed when the GMC pickup they were driving left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences […]

Senate Confirms Town as U.S. Attorney for North Alabama

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town

BIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed Jay E. Town as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Town was in the first wave of U.S. Attorneys nominated by President Donald J. Trump and is one of the first three to be confirmed by the Senate. He will […]

Authorities arrest owner of hog that attacked young girl, hog to be euthanized


ROGERSVILLE–Authorities tell the Shoals Insider they have arrested the owner of a 400-pound hog that attacked a young girl on Monday.