Leighton man dies in crash

TOWN CREEK– A single vehicle crash at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, December 10, has claimed the life of a Leighton man.


Authorities trying to identify would be burglar

The suspect standing outside Leighton Pharmacy

LEIGHTON – The Leighton Police Department and Crime Stoppers need help identifying a would-be burglar. On December 1st, you see a Chevrolet Colorado extended cab truck drive through the frame. The video starts just before 10:45 pm outside of the Leighton Pharmacy. The burglary suspect hops out of […]

Marshall Space Flight Center’s Jonathan Pettus to speak at UNA commencement


John Q. Pettus

FLORENCE, Ala. – Jonathan Pettus, associate director of the Marshall Space Flight Center and UNA alumnus, will be the featured commencement speaker at the University of North Alabama fall graduation ceremonies. UNA will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Pettus […]

Leighton woman killed in single vehicle crash

NITRATE CITY-A Leighton woman was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash.

On Sunday at 4:30 a.m. Troopers responded to the crash on AL. 184, 2nd St., west of Bainbridge Loop in Colbert County.


Mauldin Endowed Scholarships Provide Continued Support for UNA Students

FLORENCE, Ala. – Thanks to the generosity of the Mauldin Family and Bank Independent, two additional University of North Alabama students will now have a little less to worry about this school year. Officials with Bank Independent and UNA recognized the newest recipients of the Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarships at a ceremony Tuesday […]

Authorities catch suspected arsonist in the act

Howard L. Vaughn

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man on Arson charges as police officers reportedly caught him in the act.


Black Friday is upon us so Pledge to Shop Shoals

Well, the big week is finally here! Unless you’ve lived under a rock your entire existence, everyone knows the ins and outs of Black Friday; long lines, stampeding crowds, all-night-campers outside big-box stores, hair pulling over Egyptian cotton sheets and Tickle-Me Igmos – we’ve all been there. And for those of you who like […]

Ivey appoints Smith to fill open Colbert commission seat

Commissioner William Smith (SI)

TUSCUMBIA–Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has appointed retired businessman William Smith to fill the seat left vacant by Emmitt Jimmar’s resignation due to declining health.


Mississippi man dies from injuries sustained at Florence construction site

FLORENCE–A Carthage, Mississippi man died from injuries sustained on a Florence job site yesterday.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com they responded to a construction accident on West Irvine around 11:15 am Wednesday.

EMS report when they arrived they found a man lying on the ground that was hit by a bulldozer.


Florence man dies in single-vehicle crash

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-– Authorities say a single vehicle crash Friday night, November 10, has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Arrest made in Florence murder

Eric Bailey

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the murder of 38-year-old Judy Staten, who was found shot to death in a home on South Magnolia Street early Monday morning.

Florence Detective Greg Cobb tells ShoalsInsider.com that 49-year-old Eric D. Bailey has been charged in the murder of Staten.


University of North Alabama Works with Local Businesses to Offer Mane Benefits Card

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Steele Center for Professional Selling is teaming up with Gold Benefits Membership program to offer a new product for the University community – Mane Benefits

Dr. Tim Butler, director of the Steele Center for Professional Selling and assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business, said […]

Two Florence men charged with trafficking heroin after routine traffic stop

Heroin and Meth found on the two suspects

MOULTON-Lawrence County authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com have charged two Florence men with Trafficking heroin and possession of methamphetamine or what it is more commonly known as “Ice”.


Tiffin Motorhomes founder honored with national industry award

Tiffin Motorhome Founder Bob Tiffin

RED BAY–Tiffin Motorhomes founder, Bob Tiffin, will be presented with the National RV Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Titan Award on Nov. 29. This award recognizes pioneering efforts of individuals whose energy and vision helped create outstanding manufacturing firms in the RV industry. The award will be presented during a special […]


Coffee & Tees at 1201 Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS–Today is a very special day for coffee lovers in the Shoals Area. Coffee & Tees is having their grand opening with lots of free food and door prizes. Owners Sam Fuller and Jonathan Cannon are asking all of their friends to come […]