SINGING RIVER MEDIA GROUP ISSUES STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

Singing River Media Group is committed to safety in this unprecedented time during the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. We continue to monitor the latest information and are sending updates to our radio stations, facebook pages, and singingrivermediagroup.com.

SRMG is following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We have a plan in place to help protect our staff and clients. We have moved staff to work farther apart, increased our cleaning of all surfaces, and provide hand sanitizer throughout the facilities.

We are passionate about helping the Shoals and surrounding communities in any way possible and will continue to do so throughout the pandemic. Amidst the chaos of life, I encourage you to relax, turn on one of our stations and listen to your favorite music, My 101.5WLAY 100.1 – Country’s Greatest HitsROCK 105.5 – THE BIG DOG, and 949 The Bull are here to serve you, our listeners! We appreciate you all!

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Russellville teen killed, Tuscumbia teen critically injured in crash

RUSSELLVILLE–A Russellville teen was killed in a car accident and her cousin a Tuscumbia teenager was also critically injured.

Troopers tell ShoalsInsider.com that a single-vehicle crash at 9:55 p.m., on Monday, claimed the life of Megan Gooch, 17. She was killed when the 2001 Lexus ES300 she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

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REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD DAYLIGHT SAVINGS THIS SUNDAY

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING ESTABLISHES AN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA

MUSCLE SHOALS– North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) is pleased to provide a five-thousand-dollar scholarship at the University of North Alabama (UNA), benefiting a sophomore or junior engineering and technology student.

The purpose of NAL’s scholarship is to help offset the cost of schooling and support the development of engineers and potential team members of the future.

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VERTILLO’S A GREAT ADDITION TO DOWNTOWN SHEFFIELD

MEATLOVERS PIZZA

Vertillo’s is another great addition to downtown Sheffield. The fabulous food and dining experience are located at 312 N. Montgomery Ave, 256/314/2323. Look for the sign with the Italian flag, (green, white, and red). The food is strictly authentic, the recipes from Marlene the owner’s family, The restaurant is decorated in pictures of Marlene’s family and local musicians. I haven’t eaten everything from the menu, but nearly. They offer beer and wine in a family atmosphere.

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Lexington man gets 2 years in work release for deadly ATV crash

FLORENCE — A Lexington man who drove an all-terrain vehicle involved in a deadly crash in 2017 will serve two years in the Lauderdale County Work Release program.

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MANSELL UNSEATS BLACK IN PRIMARY

TYRUS MANSELL AND FAMILY

TUSCUMBIA– Tyrus Mansell has unseated two-term incumbent David Black in the Republican primary for the Colbert County District 2 Commissioners race.

Mansell, who works in pharmaceutical sales, said about his win, ‘I want the voters to know we are truly humbled by this win. and want to thank those that helped us along the way,”

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POLICE STILL SEEKING ANSWERS IN TUSCUMBIA MURDER

MARY MALONE

TUSCUMBIA — STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS — Who murdered Mary Malone? It’s a question that investigators are still trying to find an answer to. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said as of Thursday there is no update in the case.

Malone was found dead inside her Davis Court home on February 7. Ruled as a homicide, police have spent weeks interviewing people in the community for possible leads, but they need more.

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LAWSUIT FILED IN DEADLY SHOAL CREEK BOATING CRASH

The dock at Shoal Creek the night of the crash

KILLEN– A lawsuit was filed Thursday morning against the owner and the operator of a boat that was involved in the June 8 crash that killed a mother and her daughter on Shoal Creek.
The suit is filed in Colbert County Circuit Court by Jason Cowart, as surviving parent and administrator of the estate of Blakely Cowart, and by Elizabeth Livingston, surviving parent and administrator of the estate of Lauren Cowart. Augusta, Georgia, attorney A. Dixon Revell is the attorney for the plaintiffs.

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DECEASED GUNMAN IDENTIFIED IN TUSCUMBIA SHOOTING

KENNETH LANIER SASHINGTON

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have identified the man killed in a shoot out with police early Tuesday morning.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, Kenneth Lanier Sashington, 38, had charges and appeared in Tuscumbia Municipal Court the week before the shooting.

The incident began around 4 am when tenants complained of seeing Sashington around Trenholm Heights Apartments. When police arrived, Sashington reportedly started shooting at officers.

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN FLORENCE WESTSIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE– The Florence Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting that left one Florence man dead and another man injured.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Florence Police Dispatch received a call of “Shots Fired” in the Cypress Pointe area of west Florence.

Responding officers were advised that a man had been shot in the area of 1430 Carver Court.

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SHOALS HOSPITAL WAS ON LOCKDOWN WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO THREAT

MUSCLE SHOALS– Shoals Hospital on Avalon Avenue has been on a soft lockdown Wednesday morning due to threats to hospital staff.

The soft lockdown for a CODE SILVER has now been lifted.

Authorities say there was no type of active shooter and the lockdown was entirely taken out of an abundance of caution.

Muscle Shoals police said a patient died at the hospital and when the staff called to tell the family, they got upset.

Police say that the hospital has been given an all-clear around 11 am.

Hospital staff use the Emergency code due to a firearm a CODE SILVER.

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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 Muscle Shoals overwhelmingly chose if the vote were held today:

Q:        Tell us about yourself Tyrus.

A:        My wife, Lorie Henry Mansell, and I have been married for 32 years.  We have two children.  Our daughter Faith Kelley is married to Conner. and our son, Evan, is married to Leslie  We have two grandsons, Deacon and Paxton.  The family also includes a few four-legged furry family members (Ginger and Teddy). I was raised in Franklin County.  After graduating from Russellville High School in 1980 I went on to UNA.  I finished in 1985 with a degree in business management.  After graduation, I worked for the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office as the Victim’s Service Officer.  I then spent 11 years in the insurance industry and for the last 20 years, I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry.   

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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 600 block of Mulberry Street where he was fatally wounded.

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The One riding upon that horse was called Faithful and True

Remember that John was viewing these events as though they were occurring in his days, but that they were prophecies of sure-to-come end-time events that are not yet upon us. However, many current world events strongly suggest that the fulfilment of all those end-time prophecies must be just around the corner. For instance, Christians are already being beheaded in those Middle-Eastern countries that are hostile to Biblical Christianity.

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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 Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA UNVEILING HISTORICAL MARKER

WENDELL W. GUNN ENTERING UNA IN 1963

The University of North Alabama will unveil a historical marker recognizing the significant impact that African-Americans have had on the development of the institution since its founding as LaGrange College in 1830. The marker acknowledges the role of enslaved persons who constructed and worked at the institution, the integration of Florence State College in 1963 by Wendell W. Gunn, and the barriers broken by other African-American students in all areas of campus life.

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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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Babylon makes merchants and kings rich

 Just like most other portions of the book of Revelation, chapters 17 and 18 are problematic for those who want to believe the book is merely symbolic, and therefore may be interpreted many different ways—especially their own unique way. I agree with Finis Dake (of Dake’s Annotated Bible) that the material must be taken literally unless it becomes obvious that some portion is symbolic. And even then let the book of Revelation itself, or some other Bible book, explain the symbolism.

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TWO DENIED PAROLE, TWO MORE SET FOR HEARINGS

JEFFREY CHILDERS

Parole was denied Monday for two inmates stemming from convictions in Florence cases, authorities said.
Jeffrey Daniel Childers and Jason Lynn Wise had requests denied by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, said Terry Abbott, spokesman for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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