STATE REVOKES LICENSE OF DOCTOR WHO RAN CLINIC IN CENTER STAR

CENTER STAR- A physician who had a clinic in Center Star has had her license revoked and owes a $60,000 fine after an Alabama Board of Medical Examiners say she committed fraud and overprescribed controlled substances.

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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. […]

LAUDERDALE COUNTY MAN DIES FROM COVID-19

ELGIN– A 78-year-old Elgin man has become the first local Shoals area resident to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to family members.

Albert Trousdale died from the disease this morning, according to a Facebook post from the Albert Trousdale’s Recovery and Updates page.

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ALL STUDENTS K-12 ORDERED TO FINISH SCHOOL YEAR AT HOME

MONTGOMERY, Ala.,- School as Alabama students know it has changed for the remainder of the year.

Governor Kay Ivey just announced that students will not go back to a physical school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

In other words, all students in public K-12 schools will begin internet or […]

LOCAL PASTORS PRAY DAILY FOR COMMUNITY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON SINGING RIVER MEDIA STATIONS

TUSCUMBIA– In light of the recent Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Singing River Media Group, has announced daily prayer live and on-air.

General Manager Mike Self made the announcement:

“Starting today at noon, a local pastor will lead listeners in prayer followed by the national anthem,” said Self. 

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DECEASED GUNMAN IDENTIFIED IN TUSCUMBIA SHOOTING

KENNETH LANIER SASHINGTON

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have identified the man killed in a shoot out with police early Tuesday morning.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, Kenneth Lanier Sashington, 38, had charges and appeared in Tuscumbia Municipal Court the week before the shooting.

The incident began around 4 am when tenants complained of seeing […]

SHOALS HOSPITAL WAS ON LOCKDOWN WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO THREAT

MUSCLE SHOALS– Shoals Hospital on Avalon Avenue has been on a soft lockdown Wednesday morning due to threats to hospital staff.

The soft lockdown for a CODE SILVER has now been lifted.

Authorities say there was no type of active shooter and the lockdown was entirely taken out of an abundance of […]

INTERVIEW WITH TYRUS MANSELL FOR COLBERT COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #2

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

Shoals Insider Readers responded to a recent Facebook poll on the upcoming MARCH 3rd Republican Primary for Colbert County Commission – District 2 (Muscle Shoals)

The results:     David Black 22%    /   Tyrus Mansell 78%.

We followed up with a Q&A with the candidate the people of […]

ONE DEAD IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

TUSCUMBIA– One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting on Mulberry Street.

According to officials, one man was killed in a shootout with police around 4:30 am on Tuesday.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan tells ShoalsInsider.com the exchange of gunfire started at Trenholm Apartments around 4 am and officers chased the suspect to the […]

AUTHORITIES SEEK MAN ON PAROLE FROM A ROBBERY WHO LEFT REHAB

TOMMY LEE BATES

Authorities are seeking a man who is on parole from a 2008 Lauderdale County robbery and left a residential facility. Tommy Lee Bates was dismissed from the Shepherd’s Fold Substance Abuse program on Feb. 10 for failing to abide by the facility’s requirements, said Terry Abbott, communications director for the Alabama […]

FLORENCE MAN DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

SHEFFIELD– A Florence man died in route to the hospital after a serious motorcycle crash.

Alabama State Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that motorcycle crash at 12:30 a.m. Thursday has claimed the life of Tab Kennedy Waddell, 32.

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HUNTER JACKSON NEW MORNING HOST AT MY101.5

HUNTER JACKSON

TUSCUMBIA– You will hear a new voice on the FM dial starting Monday morning at 6 until 10 am. Singing River Media Group has added Hunter Jackson as the new Morning Show Host on MY101.5 FM.

Hunter is the son of former WVNA Operations Manager and Morning Show Host, Jim Jackson, who […]

ST. FLORIAN OFFICER CLEARED IN SHOOTING

FLORENCE– A Lauderdale county grand jury has cleared the St. Florian officer involved in a December shooting.

Shoals Insider has learned that, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, a Lauderdale County Grand Jury cleared St. Florian police officer Zack Tippett of any wrongdoing stemming from a December 20, 2019, shooting in which Officer Tippett was […]

Man faces drug charges after fleeing police

CEDRIC TAYLOR

FLORENCE – Police said they arrested a man Thursday night who led police on a short chase and had drugs in his vehicle.

Cedric Taylor, 32, was arrested following the 11:10 p.m. incident, Florence police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

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Shoals unemployment remains at low 3%

The Shoals unemployment rate rose slightly in December but remains low at 3%, according to the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. The rate is an increase over November’s 2.7% but is down from December 2018’s 4%, according to the department.

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COLBERT MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

TUSCUMBIA–A Colbert County man has been charged with animal cruelty charges in connection to several head of cattle that have been neglected, authorities said.Syvalious Nance, 2730 Cook Lane, turned himself in to authorities last Friday, officials said.

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ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTS FOUR

From top left to bottom right, Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, Elton B. Stephens and Gary Baker. (courtesy: AMHOF)

TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducted four new members Saturday night, with Gary Baker, Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and Elton B. Stephens joining the hall. “We […]

ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO HONOR LEGENDARY BROADCASTER MITCH SELF

MITCH SELF

TUSCUMBIA – Looking back, Kevin Self laughs when recalling something that he had thought was just a normal part of a boy’s life.

Son of radio icon Mitch Self, Kevin Self said being around big names in the music industry was as routine for his siblings and him as playing a […]

EARTHQUAKE HITS FORD CITY

FORD CITY- Colbert County experienced a minor earthquake Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The survey indicates a 2.3-magnitude earthquake hit at 9:03 p.m. in the Ford City community.

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FLORENCE MAN DIES IN CRASH

FLORENCE– State Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that a Florence man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Lauderdale County Road 8.

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