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UNA Police Chief Gillilan Selected for FBI National Academy

UNA Police Chief Kevin Gillilan

FLORENCE, Ala. – UNA PD Police Chief, Dr. Kevin Gillilan has been selected to attend a 10-week FBI National Academy in January.

This is the first time a representative of the UNA Police Department was chosen for attendance at the FBI National Academy. Gillilan will join the less than […]

Anderson to receive honorary doctorate at December commencement

Charles Anderson Sr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama alumnus and Chairman Emeritus of Anderson Companies, Charles Anderson Sr., ’56, will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from UNA, which will be conferred at the December 2018 commencement ceremonies.


UNA and Northeast Mississippi Community College Form Partnership

Dr. Ken Kitts, UNA President and Ricky G. Ford, NEMCC President, sign the MOU agreement.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and Northeast Mississippi Community College are forging a partnership for student success.

Administrators from both institutions met to sign an articulation agreement, which will allow NEMCC students to transfer to UNA […]


LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn.- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has added a Lawrenceburg man who allegedly raped a 16-month-old baby boy to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.


Bailey sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner

Commissioner Tori Bailey with mother Odessa Bailey following her swearing-in ceremony

TUSCUMBIA–Democrat Tori Bailey was sworn in as Colbert County Commissioner for District 4 on Wednesday.


Woman killed in machine at Freight Car America in Barton

Angel Foster

BARTON–A young lady in her 20’s was killed in a machine overnight at the Freight Car plant in Barton.


UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Two Speakers, McCutcheon and Shaw


FLORENCE –In a first for the University of North Alabama, Fall Commencement will feature two speakers at three ceremonies.

Dr. Jimmy Shaw, ’01, alumnus and Florence City Schools superintendent, will be the featured commencement speaker at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences graduation […]

UNA’s Director of Diversity Receives Diversity Award

Joan Williams Director of Diversity


FLORENCE, Ala. – Joan Williams, director of the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity at the University of North Alabama has been recognized by the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) as the 2018 recipient of the ALAHEDO Louis Dale Diversity Leadership Award for outstanding contributions […]

Off-duty Trooper fatally struck by driver

Trooper Jason William Hewett

FLORENCE–A pedestrian crash at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, has claimed the life of a Florence man. The pedestrian, Trooper Jason William Hewett, 34, was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.


NW-SCC moving forward with plans for new Advanced Manufacturing Center

MUSCLE SHOALS — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) President Dr. Glenda Colagross met with representatives from the Alabama Community College System and Lauderdale County Schools last week to discuss the new Advanced Manufacturing Center to be located in Lauderdale County off U.S. Highway 72.


Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

FLORENCE-– The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will present 20th Century Fox’s Feature Film “Home Alone” at 3pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Norton Auditorium.

“This concert will amaze audiences, with Home Alone showing on a massive screen while the Shoals Symphony Orchestra underscores the entire movie LIVE,” said Dr. Daniel Stevens, music director and […]

Woman Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support And Resources to Terrorists

BIRMINGHAM – This week a federal grand jury indicted a woman, who is a former resident of Alabama, with attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting others, in violation of federal law, announced Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the National Security […]

NW-SCC to hold Veterans Day tributes on both campuses

Veterans salute the flag during 2016 NW-SCC Veterans Day Tribute

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will hold Veterans Day Tributes on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses next week to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.


UNA’s 7,650 Students Shatters Record for Highest Enrollment in School History

FLORENCE – The official enrollment numbers are in and the University of North Alabama has broken the school’s enrollment record.

Officials said the University’s current enrollment of 7,650 is the largest fall enrollment in the school’s 188-year history and greatly surpasses the 7,492-mark set in fall 2016.



LAUDERDALE COUNTY–Today, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department recovered a four-wheeler which is believed to be stolen.



ZIP CITY–A one-vehicle bus crash at 3:35 p.m., Monday, resulted in minor injuries to seven children.


Arrest made in weekend stabbing

William A. Holden

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in connection to this past weekends stabbing incident.


NW-SCC college bowl team finishes third in first tournament of the year

(pictured from left to right) Mack Elkins (from Phil Campbell, Ala.), Cameron Vandiver (from Russellville, Ala.), Jarrod Lasseter (from Russellville, Ala.) and Carly Weeks (from Phil Campbell, Ala.)

PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. – The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) college bowl team recorded a third-place finish in their first tournament of the 2018-2019 academic year […]

Movie Stars coming to Muscle Shoals Rec Center on November 3rd and 4th

John Rhys-Davies

MUSCLE SHOALS-Celebrities and movie stars alike will be coming to Muscle Shoals Recreation Center on November 3rd and 4th for the Annual Con-Fuzion.