Hunt receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

NW-SCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross awards Chance Hunt with the 2018 President’s Award for the Shoals campus.

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Chance Hunt, of Florence, Ala., received Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) most prestigious honor last night at the annual Shoals Campus Honors and Awards Night. He was awarded the President’s Award for the Shoals […]

Kirkman hired as New Director of Kilby Laboratory School

Dr. Eric Kirkman

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Eric Kirkman ’97, University of North Alabama alumnus and current Sheffield Junior High principal, will soon be at the helm as the new director of Kilby Laboratory School.

Kirkman will replace Dr. Chris James June 1. James, who has served as the Kilby director for three years, […]

Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Shoals Area Births

Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield

March 31: Carlos and Rebecca Jassco, Muscle Shoals, boy, Marc Anthony Jasso.

April 2: Dylan Brown and Ashlee Yarbrough, Tuscumbia, boy, Boston Blake Brown; Wilder Castellanos and Elena Hernandez, Florence, boy, Francisco Castellanos.


Colbert County Mugshots 04/17/18

name JORDAN BLAKE HAMM age 21 race W sex M address TUSCUMBIA, AL 35674 booked 2018-04-17 Charges charge description jurisdiction type bond GJI: TOP 2ND Property 2500


The following people have been arrested in Colbert County:


Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

Christopher Torres

FLORENCE–Police are currently looking for Christopher Torres, he was last seen by family members on Saturday, April 14th.


Four Way Sex offenders have moved to Sheffield

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson

TUSCUMBIA–Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson announced today the last sex offenders that were residing at the Four Way Motel have moved to Sheffield.


Arrest made in Sheffield Drive By Shooting

SHEFFIELD– Authorities have made an arrest in a Sunday afternoon drive by shooting. Interim Sheffield Police Chief Rick Terry says one person is in custody after shooting into a vehicle in the Manning Homes Housing Project.


Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-filer

Tax Specialist and Columnist Vickie Smith EA

Has it been awhile since you filed a tax return? Feeling guilty? Scared? Don’t know what to do? Do you even need to file?

Many people become non-filers each year for a number of reasons. They lose the paperwork, they couldn’t pay, or they forgot about it. […]


Dr. Glenda Colagrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – At the Alabama Community College System board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Dr. Glenda Colagross as president of Northwest-Shoals Community College.


UNA’s Spring Commencement to Feature Florida State Senator and Alumna Annette Taddeo ‘92

Senator Annette Taddeo

FLORENCE, Ala. –University of North Alabama alumna and Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo ’92 will be the featured commencement speaker at the UNA spring graduation ceremonies. UNA will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Taddeo will speak at both events.

Born […]

Helen Keller Hospital Births

SHEFFIELD-Here is the lists of most recent births for Helen Keller Hospital.


Colbert County Man Arrested for Alleged Securities Fraud and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Ronald Warren Powell

MONTGOMERY- Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced that Ronald Warren Powell, a resident of Colbert County, Alabama, turned himself in, April 5, 2018, to the Colbert County Jail upon an arrest warrant based on a five-count indictment returned by the March 2018, Colbert County Grand Jury. Powell […]

McDonald’s Fresh Beef, Made-to-Order Quarter Pounder Burgers Launches in Tuscumbia

McDonald’s now cooking fresh when you order

TUSCUMBIA– Today, McDonald’s USA announced that fresh beef, cooked right when ordered, in all Quarter Pounder and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers is now available across approximately 3,500 restaurants in select markets, including Tuscumbia, and is on track for rollout to all participating restaurants in the contiguous U.S. […]

Florence man dies in early morning motorcycle crash

FLORENCE–An early morning motorcycle crash has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray Retires

Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray

SHEFFIELD–Police Chief Greg Ray retired Monday and starts a new chapter in his life. City officials wished Ray well on Monday.