Colbert’s Sheriff Williamson receives humanitarian award

Sheriff Frank Williamson gives a speech after receiving the award

SHEFFIELD– At Monday nights meeting of the Shoals Democratic Club, Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson was presented with the Outstanding Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to a Shoals Area Citizen who has tirelessly dedicated themselves to the service of others.

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Colbert Probate Judge Rosser hospitalized after stroke

Judge Daniel Rosser

HUNTSVILLE– Colbert County Probate Judge Daniel Rosser has been admitted to the hospital and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital. According to family members, Rosser has reportedly suffered a stroke.

It’s our understanding Rosser was initially admitted to a local hospital and was later transferred to Huntsville.

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CREWS SEARCH WILSON LAKE FOR MISSING FLORENCE MAN

LAUDERDALE COUNTY–Crews are searching for a Florence man that reportedly went overboard late Sunday afternoon on Wilson Lake.

According to Marine police, the single-vessel incident occurred at approximately 6:20 pm on Sunday.

Emergency officials say Dallion Quantrell Long, 28, of Florence, fell overboard while boating on Wilson Lake and is now considered missing. […]

FIVE SHOALS RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN DRUG / THEFT STING

ATHENS– The Limestone County Narcotics Unit recently conducted an operation that led to the arrest of five Shoals area residents.

When investigators stopped the suspect’s vehicle, it was occupied by five people.

Investigators searched the truck and located methamphetamine, heroin, fake meth, fake heroin, multiple syringes, and digital scales. Investigators also discovered multiple […]

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL DATES

With August approaching, Shoals’ school districts are releasing information on important dates regarding back to school information. Such information includes orientation dates, locker rental dates, schedule pick up dates and back to school dates. These dates have been released by the school systems.

Florence City Schools have released orientation dates and times for all […]

Man hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria from Tennessee River

Lesions from the necrotizing fasciitis (FB)

FLORENCE–A man has been admitted to the North Alabama Medical Center and is undergoing surgery to treat flesh-eating bacteria that the man contracted from the Tennessee River on July 6th when he went kayaking.

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INFANT FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER NEAR DROWNING

ROGERSVILLE–An infant has been airlifted to a hospital after nearly drowning at Joe Wheeler State Park on Hwy 72 near Rogersville.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the call came in around 12:45 pm reporting that an infant was submerged in the beach area of Joe Wheeler State Park.

Rogersville Police and Fire and Rescue quickly responded […]

UNA POLICE INVESTIGATING ALLEGED RAPE

Mattielou Hall

FLORENCE- Authorities are investigating an alleged rape on the UNA campus. According to UNA officials, the incident occurred at Mattielou Hall on July 5th shortly after midnight.

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ROGERSVILLE WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH

A single-vehicle crash on Tuesday, July 9, in Limestone County has claimed one life and injured two others.

Carla R. Swan, 33, of Rogersville was killed when the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, in which she was a passenger, left the roadway and struck several trees.

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Florence pastor arrested on sexual abuse charges

John Thomas Martin

FLORENCE– Police tell ShoalsInsider.com that a local pastor who confessed from the pulpit of the church has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

According to authorities, John Thomas Martin, Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sweetwater for the past nine years, is charged with four counts of first-degree […]

Man drowns at Gnat Pond

MUSCLE SHOALS– A Ford City man has drowned after his vehicle was submerged at Gnat Pond.

Authorities say, Michael Jordan Trousdale, 34, River Road, Muscle Shoals, was pronounced dead at the scene by Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque. ShoalsInsider.com delayed the release of Mr. Trousdale’s name until family members were notified.

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SORRELL KEEPS CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE

Rep. Andrew Sorrell loading food into cars for needy individuals

SHEFFIELD– Here’s something you don’t see that often, an elected official keeping their campaign promises. State Representative Andrew Sorrell is keeping his to his district.

Sorrell, who was not in a suit and tie as usual, worked up a sweat loading food boxes into […]

2 DEAD 1 INJURED IN SHOALS CREEK BOATING ACCIDENT

FLORENCE– ALEA’s Marine Patrol Troopers are investigating a boat crash on Wilson Lake that claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured a third person Saturday night.

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Biscuit making a big difference

Kasey Biscuit Butler

Meet local Shoals area Kasey Butler who will not only help you and your family get a new ride, he cares for you too. Butler, 28, grew up in Greenhill, AL and had always been someone you knew would end up “talking for a living”. His parents raised him to […]

FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY AT SHEFFIELD ARMORY EVERY WEDNESDAY

SHEFFIELD– There’s now some real frequent help for the elderly, the veterans, the disabled, the needy , and low income people in the Shoals.

The Meal Barrel Ministries headed up by Sheffield City Councilwoman Penny Freeman is giving away free food boxes to those in need.

“We’re serving around 300 families a week,” said […]

Probation denied for former Muscle Shoals insurance agent

Ronald Warren Powell

TUSCUMBIA- Probation was denied at a hearing today for a former Muscle Shoals insurance man.

Ronald Warren Powell remained emotionless as Colbert County Presiding Circuit Judge Jackie Hatcher denied his probation, thus imposing the sentence of 7 years in prison. Powell pled guilty to a charge of Insurance and Securities Fraud […]

Keller Hospital names new president

Kyle Buchanan

Kyle Buchanan has been named president of Helen Keller Hospital, succeeding Paul Storey who has accepted another leadership position with a Birmingham hospital.

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Smith replaces Rodney Howard on board of trustees

Gary L. Smith Esq.

FLORENCE — The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Kay Ivey’s appointment of Andalusia business executive Gary L. Smith to the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees. Smith replaces First Metro Bank president Rodney Howard of Muscle Shoals.

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UNA Marketing Program Recognized at National Conference

FLORENCE – A group of UNA students from the campus chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national conference in New Orleans. The trip was led by the chapter president, professional marketing with a sales concentration major Madison McNeely, and its executive vice president, management major and sales minor Cameron Johns. Faculty […]

Battle of Armageddon

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

After Satan failed to eliminate the infant Seed of the woman by King Herod, and Jesus Christ went on to purchase our redemption, the devil had to change his tactics. He could not stop Christ’s First Coming, so he is planning to do his worst to stop […]