The following are the infants born at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield


Shoals Area Births for June and July

The following is a listing of Shoals Area Births at Helen Keller Hospital and ECM


Shoals Area Births 04/18/2018

Shoals Area Births

Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield

March 31: Carlos and Rebecca Jassco, Muscle Shoals, boy, Marc Anthony Jasso.

April 2: Dylan Brown and Ashlee Yarbrough, Tuscumbia, boy, Boston Blake Brown; Wilder Castellanos and Elena Hernandez, Florence, boy, Francisco Castellanos.


Florence physician has license reinstated with conditions

Lumpkin’s Florence Office (Photo courtesy of WAAY)

MONTGOMERY- The medical license of a Florence physician has been reinstated by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Licensure Commission. State authorities tell the license of Dr. Barry Neal Lumpkins was reinstated at the last meeting with conditions. Lumpkin’s license was suspended in December […]

Mother arrested after child test positive for narcotics

Heather Cagle

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Florence woman after she and her newborn baby tested positive for narcotics.


Florence man killed in crash

FLORENCE — A single-vehicle crash at 1:55 p.m. Friday, May 19, has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Manhunt for Escaped Criminal in Florence

Jack Avery Brown

Jack Avery Brown


BREAKING NEWS: A Lauderdale County man arrested earlier this afternoon is on the run. Around mid-day, Lauderdale County sheriff’s investigators arrested 21-year-old Jack Avery Brown for theft of property and burglary.


Owner of ECM Hospital to merge with Capella Healthcare

FLORENCE — The owner of ECM Hospital, RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. of Tennessee and Capella Healthcare, Inc. today announced plans to merge the two companies. The new company will have 18 hospital campuses in 12 states with more than 13,000 employees, 2,000 affiliated physicians and $1.7 billion in revenues. The combined company’s name will […]