INTERVIEW WITH TYRUS MANSELL FOR COLBERT COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #2

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

Shoals Insider Readers responded to a recent Facebook poll on the upcoming MARCH 3rd Republican Primary for Colbert County Commission – District 2 (Muscle Shoals)

The results:     David Black 22%    /   Tyrus Mansell 78%.

We followed up with a Q&A with the candidate the people of […]

ONE DEAD IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

TUSCUMBIA– One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting on Mulberry Street.

According to officials, one man was killed in a shootout with police around 4:30 am on Tuesday.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan tells ShoalsInsider.com the exchange of gunfire started at Trenholm Apartments around 4 am and officers chased the suspect to the […]

AUTHORITIES SEEK MAN ON PAROLE FROM A ROBBERY WHO LEFT REHAB

TOMMY LEE BATES

Authorities are seeking a man who is on parole from a 2008 Lauderdale County robbery and left a residential facility. Tommy Lee Bates was dismissed from the Shepherd’s Fold Substance Abuse program on Feb. 10 for failing to abide by the facility’s requirements, said Terry Abbott, communications director for the Alabama […]

FLORENCE MAN DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

SHEFFIELD– A Florence man died in route to the hospital after a serious motorcycle crash.

Alabama State Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that motorcycle crash at 12:30 a.m. Thursday has claimed the life of Tab Kennedy Waddell, 32.

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HUNTER JACKSON NEW MORNING HOST AT MY101.5

HUNTER JACKSON

TUSCUMBIA– You will hear a new voice on the FM dial starting Monday morning at 6 until 10 am. Singing River Media Group has added Hunter Jackson as the new Morning Show Host on MY101.5 FM.

Hunter is the son of former WVNA Operations Manager and Morning Show Host, Jim Jackson, who […]

ST. FLORIAN OFFICER CLEARED IN SHOOTING

FLORENCE– A Lauderdale county grand jury has cleared the St. Florian officer involved in a December shooting.

Shoals Insider has learned that, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, a Lauderdale County Grand Jury cleared St. Florian police officer Zack Tippett of any wrongdoing stemming from a December 20, 2019, shooting in which Officer Tippett was […]

Man faces drug charges after fleeing police

CEDRIC TAYLOR

FLORENCE – Police said they arrested a man Thursday night who led police on a short chase and had drugs in his vehicle.

Cedric Taylor, 32, was arrested following the 11:10 p.m. incident, Florence police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

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Shoals unemployment remains at low 3%

The Shoals unemployment rate rose slightly in December but remains low at 3%, according to the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. The rate is an increase over November’s 2.7% but is down from December 2018’s 4%, according to the department.

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COLBERT MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

TUSCUMBIA–A Colbert County man has been charged with animal cruelty charges in connection to several head of cattle that have been neglected, authorities said.Syvalious Nance, 2730 Cook Lane, turned himself in to authorities last Friday, officials said.

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ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTS FOUR

From top left to bottom right, Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, Elton B. Stephens and Gary Baker. (courtesy: AMHOF)

TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducted four new members Saturday night, with Gary Baker, Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and Elton B. Stephens joining the hall. “We […]

ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO HONOR LEGENDARY BROADCASTER MITCH SELF

MITCH SELF

TUSCUMBIA – Looking back, Kevin Self laughs when recalling something that he had thought was just a normal part of a boy’s life.

Son of radio icon Mitch Self, Kevin Self said being around big names in the music industry was as routine for his siblings and him as playing a […]

EARTHQUAKE HITS FORD CITY

FORD CITY- Colbert County experienced a minor earthquake Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The survey indicates a 2.3-magnitude earthquake hit at 9:03 p.m. in the Ford City community.

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FLORENCE MAN DIES IN CRASH

FLORENCE– State Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that a Florence man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Lauderdale County Road 8.

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Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Capital Murder Conviction in Colbert County

Peter Gerald Capote

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that on Friday the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the convictions of Peter Capote for capital murder and first-degree assault. Capote, 26, of Muscle Shoals, was convicted in Colbert County Circuit Court in April 2018 for the murder of Ki-Jana Freeman. Capote was also convicted […]

MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED IN HUGHES CASE

TONY HUGHES

HAMILTON– A motion to dismiss the charges against Florence attorney Tony Hughes was denied by a Marion County district Judge on Monday.

According to court records, Hughes is accused of three counts of insurance fraud in the 1st degree, which is a class b felony that carries a 2-20 year prison sentence […]

Portion of Harrison Fountain collapses

FLORENCE— Recently, a portion of a large bowl of the Harrison Fountain on the University of North Alabama campus collapsed. No injuries were reported, and individuals with Facilities Administration and Planning have begun assessing the damage and next steps for repair or replacement.

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Board rejects parole request from inmate

ROGER KEITH THOMPSON

A Lauderdale County man in prison for assaulting another man with a pipe lost his bid for parole recently, authorities said.

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected the parole request from Roger Keith Thompson, 56, said Terry Abbott, spokesman for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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SHEFFIELD DRIVERS LICENSE OFFICE NOW OPEN ON SATURDAY

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Division on Dec. 7 is adding to its Saturday operations lineup.

Beginning this week, the Montgomery, Sheffield, Jacksonville, Tuscaloosa and Dothan locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. The agency launched the Saturday pilot program in April […]

UNA’s Chem-E-Car Team Places Third in National Competition

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama’s Chem-E-Car team placed third in the 2019 Annual Chem-E-Car National Competition that took place in Orlando, Fla. This is the second time in three years a student-led team from UNA has placed in this competition.

“This Chem-E-Car team has been working together for more than […]

BODY FOUND IN RIVER IDENTIFIED

MUSCLE SHOALS– Police have identified a body found in the water along the shores of the Tennessee River on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com the body is that of James Allen Hovis, a white male, of Sheffield.

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