Tuscumbia mayor moves city contract to avoid personal conflicts


TUSCUMBIA–Mayor Kerry Underwood merged his accounting firm with King, Leigh, and Associates in 2019 following his 2016 mayoral win. Tuscumbia, along with many other cities, relied on the services of King, Leigh, and Associates to complete the city’s annual financial audits, prompting Underwood to scout another agency to handle the city’s contract […]



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 […]

Nextran Truck Center in Tuscumbia Named Mack 2019 North American Dealer of the Year

(Left to right) Martin Weissburg, president, Mack Trucks; Dennis McDaniel, regional vice president, Southeast, Mack Trucks; Jon Pritchett, president and CEO, Nextran; Jonathan Randall, senior vice president, North American sales and marketing, Mack Trucks at the Mack 2019 Dealer of the Year Awards Ceremony. Photo: Mack Trucks

TUSCUMBIA – Nextran Truck Center of Tuscumbia […]



TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia Fire Chief Rodney McAnally was arrested Friday on felony theft and ethics charges.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com McAnally was charged with second-degree theft and using his office for personal gain,



TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have identified the victim of a Labor Day homicide at a home on the corner of John Street and Hobson Street.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, John Thomas Call Mansell, 34, was murdered in a truck behind the home.

Sources close to the situation tell ShoalsInsider.com, a man named […]


TUSCUMBIA– Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a truck behind a home on the corner of John Street and Hobson Street.

Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com they currently have two people of interest in the Monday night incident.

Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque pronounced the victim and […]

Tuscumbia officer placed on paid leave

Tuscumbia Officer Greg Scoggins

TUSCUMBIA– Tuscumbia police officer Greg Scoggins, who was involved in an off-duty incident this past weekend at Keller Court Apartments, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.

A video of the incident went viral over the weekend after Muscle Shoals resident […]

Jury selection begins Monday in jury tampering trial of local attorney

Tuscumbia Attorney Billy Underwood

TUSCUMBIA- Jury selection starts Monday in the jury tampering trial of prominent Tuscumbia attorney Billy Underwood.

Underwood, the former chairman of the Colbert County Democratic Executive Committee, was indicted in January of 2018 with attempting to bribe a prospective juror in a civil case.

Underwood is being represented by Former […]


TUSCUMBIA – A suspect in numerous church burglaries and car break-ins was arrested following a high-speed chase.

Police tell ShoalsInsider.com that 23-year-old Chandler Phillips crashed a stolen vehicle into a truck ending the chase near the intersection of West 1st Street and North Milton Street in Downtown Tuscumbia.


Tuscumbia attorney expected to make full recovery after crash

Scene of the crash

TUSCUMBIA– Colbert County attorney Ken Hewlett was struck by a truck on Saturday as he was enjoying the Helen Keller Festival.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan tells ShoalsInsider.com that Hewlett was struck crossing the intersection on the corner of 6th Street and Main.

Hewlett was taken to Helen Keller Hospital […]

Female inmate escapes Tuscumbia jail

Rachel Bertina White

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities are searching for an escaped female prisoner that fled the facilities late Saturday afternoon.


Local bakery goes out of business

TUSCUMBIA– Saturday, March 16th, was the last day of operation for Aunt Bea’s Gourmet Bakery & Bistro in Downtown Tuscumbia.

Aunt Bea’s was opened seven years ago by Laurie Smith.

No reason was given for the closure.

We’ll miss the chicken salad and goodies. Good luck in the future.


Deshler, surrounding schools and Helen Keller all clear after being on lockdown

TUSCUMBIA — Deshler High School, Deshler Middle School, Calvary Daycare, and Helen Keller Hospital were placed on lockdown this morning as the Tuscumbia Police Department searched for a suspect in a stabbing incident where the victim is in critical condition.



TUSCUMBIA–Sunday, December 23rd, will be the last day OhBryans Steakhouse in Tuscumbia will be open.


Authorities release name of deceased suspect in standoff


Edward Howard

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have released the name of the suspect who died in a house fire after a police standoff.



Chad, holding son Curt, and wife Jennifer, holding son Wyatt

TUSCUMBIA- Today is a special day in the Shoals area. This is the day Tuscumbia attorney M. Chad Smith turns 33-years-old. After all this time, we are still trying to figure out how Chad landed such a beautiful wife.


Hines Tire goes above and beyond for customers and community


TUSCUMBIA–Most people don’t know this but Hines Tire Company has been serving the Shoals Area for 52 years and owner Wayne Hines wants to thank the community for their outpouring of support for his business and the Hook Street storage buildings, which have recently been torn down.


Tuscumbia escapee caught in Decatur

Justin Tyler Whitman

DECATUR–An escapee from the Tuscumbia City Jail has been captured in Morgan County. Authorities tell ShoalsInsider.com around 8:30 pm on Thursday officers with the Decatur police department were dispatched to Moulton Street where Justin Tyler Whitman was apprehended after a short foot chase.


Tuscumbia woman dies after being struck by van

CULLMAN–A single-vehicle crash at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia woman.


It’s official Original OhBryans Steakhouse owners re-opening Tuscumbia location

TUSCUMBIA–It’s official the original owner of the OhBryan’s Steak House will reopen the popular restaurant that closed on October 1st.