Sheffield loses friend as former Mayor Billy Don Anderson passes

Billy Don Anderson

SHEFFIELD–The Shoals Insider has learned former Sheffield mayor Billy Don Anderson has died.  Continue reading Sheffield loses friend as former Mayor Billy Don Anderson passes

MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN CRASH, DRIVER FLOWN TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL

LAWRENCE COUNTY– A single-vehicle crash at 7 a.m. today, Sept. 17, has claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man. Continue reading MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN CRASH, DRIVER FLOWN TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL

Double Springs man dies in crash

RUSSELLVILLE- A single-vehicle crash at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, has claimed the life of a Double Springs man. Continue reading Double Springs man dies in crash

Leighton man dies in crash

LEIGHTON–A single-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. today, Sept. 16, has claimed the life of a Leighton man. Continue reading Leighton man dies in crash

Remembering ALEX Day of Fun and Excitement for a great cause

MUSCLE SHOALS–Tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th is a very special day for lots of people and a very special day for us at the Shoals Insider. It’s the Annual Remembering Alex Denton Day: A Day for St. Jude at the Muscle Shoals Recreation Center.

The event will be from 10 am until 2 pm in the inside gymnasiums 1 and 2. There will be a silent auction for all kinds of Alabama and Auburn sports memorabilia. Don’t miss the face painting and vendor booths, a raffle, and inflatables. So, if that’s not enough you will also get to meet Captain America or Spiderman or both. I have it on excellent authority that one of them will be at the event. Continue reading Remembering ALEX Day of Fun and Excitement for a great cause

Pre-registration Open for Northwest Alabama Job Fair at NW-SCC

Job seekers apply for jobs during the 2016 Northwest Alabama Job Fair at NW-SCC

MUSCLE SHOALS — Avoid the long registration lines by pre-registering at nwscc.edu for the second annual Northwest Alabama Job Fair to be held October 17 and 18 at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC).

Online pre-registration opens today, September 15 and remain open until October 16. NW-SCC will host the job fair Tuesday, October 17, from 4 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday, October 18, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals campus. Continue reading Pre-registration Open for Northwest Alabama Job Fair at NW-SCC

Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

(BPT) – Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life.

But while older generations are more likely to turn to medication for pain relief, millennials’ preferred method is lifestyle changes such as exercising, eating right, quitting smoking and losing weight, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in conjunction with September’s Pain Awareness Month. Continue reading Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

FDA permits marketing of mobile medical application for substance use disorder


Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application to help treat substance use disorders (SUD). The Reset application is intended to be used with outpatient therapy to treat alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulant SUDs. The application is not intended to be used to treat opioid dependence. Continue reading FDA permits marketing of mobile medical application for substance use disorder

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Russellville man

LEIGHTON–A two-vehicle crash around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. William Alexander “Alex” Wellman, 24, was killed when the 2006 Suzuki motorcycle he was operating collided with a 2007 Honda Civic. Continue reading Motorcycle wreck claims life of Russellville man

Dave Barry Humorist and Best-Selling Author to speak at UNA

Dave Barry

The University of North AL will host Dave Barry on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Norton Auditorium on the UNA Campus. The event is Free, no ticket required.

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. Continue reading Dave Barry Humorist and Best-Selling Author to speak at UNA