Former Car Dealer Nelda Stephenson Dies

Nelda Stephenson

FLORENCE–Former Florence businesswoman and Chevrolet Car dealer Nelda Stephenson died over this past weekend.

NW-SCC to host 2,600 Eighth graders at WOW career expo on Oct. 25 & 26

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL — In cooperation with North Alabama Works, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host the Worlds of Work (WOW) career expo on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. […]

Florence man dies in Sunday afternoon crash

KILLEN–A one-vehicle crash at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018, has claimed the life of a Florence man.


UNA Disability Support Services Receives Commendation from Governor Ivey

Dr. Graham L. Sisson Jr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Disability Support Services (DSS) received a certificate of recognition from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey for their amazing work with UNA’s students.

The certificate was awarded during a panel discussion that was held by DSS as part of UNA’s homecoming events. UNA […]

Applications Now Open for Spring 2019 Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at the University of North Alabama is entering its second year and is now accepting applications for spring 2019.

This international program began at Temple University by criminal justice professor Lori Pompa and celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.




Janice Thompson, Cassandra Morris, and Janice Langham

SHEFFIELD–Rhoda P’s Restaurant & Catering is going all out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Florence man indicted in rape of young relative

Anthony Thomas Stults

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Florence man for raping a female relative under the age of 16.


Walt Maddox Pop-Up Rally Set for Tuesday

FLORENCE–A pop-up rally for Walt Maddox, the Democrat running for governor, is set for Tuesday at McFarland Park.


NW-SCC sees increase in fall enrollment due to distance learning

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) enrolled 3,543 credit students for the fall 2018 semester, which is an increase of 101 students, or just under three percent, from fall 2017 figures (3,442). […]

NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit

President Colagrass

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

The College received the best possible review, with the 10 person committee […]


FLORENCE – Representative Black announced his endorsement of Chad at a Meet & Greet event held at The Shoals Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Rep. Marcel Black endorsed Chad Young for his former District 3 seat in the Alabama State House of Representatives. In his endorsement, […]

Sorrell for term limits

Andrew Sorrell

Andrew Sorrell told he believes all Legislative offices in Alabama (State House and State Senate) should be limited to either two or three terms immediately.

Why are term limits so badly needed? Here are his top 10 reasons:


UNA Expected to Break Record for Highest Enrollment in School History

FLORENCE, Ala. – Official enrollment numbers won’t be available until Oct. 31, but administrators at the University of North Alabama said the University has the largest fall enrollment in the school’s 188-year history.

Current estimates place this year’s total fall enrollment at over 7,600 students, surpassing the previous mark of 7,492 in 2016.


Three on a String to perform at NW-SCC Foundation’s Pathfinders Dinner

The Birmingham, Ala. based group, Three on a String

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Foundation will feature a live performance from Three on a String at the 26th annual Pathfinders’ Dinner Thursday, October 18, 2018, at George’s 217 in Sheffield, Ala.


Tuscumbia man killed in early morning crash

MUSCLE SHOALS– A two-vehicle crash at 6:25 am Monday, September 24, 2018, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia man.


UNA to Team Up with Haunted History of the Shoals for Ghost Walk

FLORENCE – Brave souls will have the opportunity to tour the haunted University of North Alabama campus at night, while also supporting UNA’s live mascots.

The University is teaming up with Debra Glass and Haunted History of the Shoals to offer “A Haunted History of UNA Ghost Walk.” There will be two walks taking […]

Time cannot alter what Jesus purchased for us on that tree!

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Does time really change anything? I have heard over and over that we are now in the twenty-first century, and so we need to adjust our mindset to the current thinking. And tragically, much of the church has fallen for that demonic mentality. Demonic?Absolutely! How can the Creator […]


WATERLOO– The 25th Annual Trail of Tears ride and event is happening this weekend. Vendors will be set up on Friday night September, 14th for anyone who wants to come out for the excitement. The Native American Pow-Wow begins at 10 am Saturday morning and lasts until around 2 pm Saturday afternoon.


UNA to Discuss Continued Use of Band Nickname, “Pride of Dixie”

FLORENCE, Ala. – A study group at the University of North Alabama has been empaneled to discuss a nickname used for the UNA Marching Band.

“Pride of Dixie” is a nickname that was given to the UNA Marching Band by a former director of Bands in 1965, but officials feel like it’s something that […]

UNA Professor Wins National Teaching Award

Dr. Michael Pretes

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama professor of geography Dr. Michael Pretes is the most recent recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award of the National Council for Geographic Education.

The NCGE, chartered in 1915, is a national professional organization that works to “Strengthen the quality and effectiveness […]