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.


Popular Tuscumbia steak house closes

TUSCUMBIA–OhBryans Steakhouse in Downtown Tuscumbia has called it quits. Sunday, October 1st was the last day the popular restaurant was open for business.


Tuscumbia police searching for shooting suspect


TUSCUMBIA – A man hunt is underway in northwest Alabama. Tuscumbia police are looking for the man they have identified as opening fire at a busy convenience store over the weekend.

Tuscumbia police say the shooting Saturday night was likely the result of a road rage incident moments earlier. Just after 10:30 […]

Beloved Shoals Area Author Danny Creasy excited about Keller Fest to be at ColdWater Books for Book Signing Monday

Danny Creasy with two of his recent books

TUSCUMBIA–Shoals author Danny Creasy is psyched about Monday (the first day of the Helen Keller Festival), June 19th. He will be at ColdWater Books on 6th Street in beautiful downtown Tuscumbia from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. interacting with readers and signing books.


Tuscumbia loses friend as former mayor Shoemaker dies

Former Tuscumbia Mayor Bill Shoemaker

TUSCUMBIA–Tuscumbia has lost a good friend with today’s’ passing of former mayor Bill Shoemaker.


Two die in Colbert head-on collision

COLBERT COUNTY–Two men from rural Colbert County were killed in a head-on collision Saturday night on Power Line Road.


Safeplace opens new Tuscumbia outreach office

Staff and friends of the new Safeplace office

TUSCUMBIA–Safeplace, a domestic violence program serving Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties, has opened a new office in the city of Tuscumbia.

Safeplace provides shelter and counseling for families due to domestic violence and offers outreach programs such as court advocacy services, prevention […]

Leighton man fatally wounded in early-morning shooting

TUSCUMBIA-Police are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old Leighton man.


The Cabin Reclaimed Relics Grand Opening Saturday, March 4th, in Downtown Tuscumbia

Call 256-335-0130


TUSCUMBIA- I know you have seen the log cabin building on the corner of 2nd Street and Dickson in downtown Tuscumbia. You owe it to yourself to stop by this Saturday and see all of the beautiful relics and antiquities available at The Cabin.


Colbert Heights senior dies in crash

A single-vehicle crash at 7:15 a.m. today, Feb. 9, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia teen, who was a senior at Colbert Heights.