Womack leaving post as Florence school superintendent

Dr. Janet S. Womack (Courtesy Florence City Schools)

FLORENCE-This morning the Florence Board of Education bought out the remainder of Superintendent Janet Womack’s contract.


Authorities asking public for help in identifying robbery suspect

FLORENCE- The search continues for a robbery suspect in Florence. Investigators are looking for leads which can help identify the bandit caught on surveillance video. Florence police said this week’s featured crime took place in the early morning hours of Monday.


Simpson hired as media relations manager at Florence Lauderdale Tourism


FLORENCE– Florence/Lauderdale Tourism is excited to announce the Manager of Media Relations has been filled. A graduate of the University of West Alabama (Livingston) and social media/graphic design standout, Randa Simpson, has joined the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism staff as Manager of Media Relations. She began her new job near the end of January and […]

The Michael Jordan of massage therapy has landed in Muscle Shoals

Dustin Blackman LMT, NCP, NCBTMB

MUSCLE SHOALS-If you have been wondering about all the noise and commotion on Avalon Avenue, it’s the remodeling and relocation of Dustin Blackman’s United Therapeutic Massage and Institute.

Located in Shoals Plaza, next to Donna & Friends restaurant, at 1315 Avalon Avenue, Dustin is nationally certified in therapeutic massage […]

Muscle Shoals police offering Citizen’s Police Academy

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals Citizen’s Police Academy is a unique experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the day-to-day operation and mission of the Muscle Shoals Police Department.


Two Leighton residents die in crash

A single-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, has claimed two lives. Kenneth David Pugh, 49, and Pamela Denise Brooks Thrasher, 36, both of Leighton, were killed when the 2000 Yamaha motorcycle they were occupying left the roadway and overturned.


Police trying to identify suspect

CRIME OF THE WEEK – Police are trying to identify a theft suspect in this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report. Investigators said the card was used several times before being deactivated.

It’s not the best photo but it’s all Florence police could get.

The suspect seen in the pic is using a stolen […]

Counselor’s Corner: 5 Parenting Strategies to Head Off Teen Substance Use

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

Parenting a teenager can be hard. Hormones are raging, cell phones are constantly buzzing, and suddenly, it’s embarrassing to be seen with you in public. In that space between childhood and adulthood, teenagers still need guidance, and parents can find themselves struggling with […]

UNA Professor Honored with Nation’s Highest Geography Teaching Award

FLORENCE, Ala. – Dr. Michael Pretes, University of North Alabama professor of geography, is the 2017 recipient of the American Association of Geographers Distinguished Teaching Honors.

The AAG is the largest academic and professional organization for geographers in the United States, and it awards honors in several categories for “outstanding accomplishment.” Its Distinguished Teaching […]

Effects of Drought Continue to Plague Trees across State

Trees are dying. The question is, why? Although the rainfall during December and January relieved much of the drought and related wildfire issues in Alabama, the harmful effects and complications associated with drought continue to plague the state’s forestlands. While exact economic impacts are unknown at this time, the losses may be significant according […]