FLORENCE—Kith Kitchens, an established cabinet manufacturer in Alabama, announced plans to invest approximately $11 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Florence, AL. This high-quality cabinetry producer will create 131 new full-time jobs at their new facility in the Shoals.



FLORENCE – Andy Betterton officially was sworn in as mayor Monday morning, as were each of the six-member City Council members.Betterton narrowly eclipsed incumbent Steve Holt in the runoff for the mayor’s race. He was the District 6 councilman and a former school board member.


Friend to Shoals Area Joel Anderson dies at 76


FLORENCE- Joel Anderson, a member of the Anderson family businesses that is known for its business success and civil-minded spirit, died Monday.

Anderson, who was a friend to the Shoals area, died at his home around 5:30 pm Monday of natural causes.

Anderson had served on many positions in the community […]

Florence man arrested for child abuse


FLORENCE- Lauderdale County authorities have arrested a Florence man on felony child abuse charges.

Lauderdale County Investigators say, Thomas Wayne Mitchell, 27, of 114 N. Main Street, Florence, was arrested for child abuse after he was indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury in August.

Mitchell was released from the Lauderdale […]

UNA Anticipates Record Enrollment for Fall 2020

FLORENCE – Officials at the University of North Alabama anticipate a record enrollment for Fall 2020 thanks to a four percent growth from Fall 2019; the news comes despite ongoing challenges related to the global pandemic.

“Like many other colleges and universities, UNA was also affected by the pandemic, but, unlike many of those […]



FLORENCE- Authorities arrested a Leighton man over the weekend for theft from a heating and cooling firm.

According to police, Matthew Martin Johnson, 46, of 800 Duncan Lane, Leighton, was arrested Saturday for first-degree theft.



FLORENCE – Two people were shot this morning in west Florence, and one was flown to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Their identities have not been released, and nobody is in custody at this point, Police Chief Ron Tyler said.


Police awaiting autopsy results in weekend shooting


FLORENCE – Investigators are awaiting the results from an autopsy in the weekend shooting death of a Florence man.

Florence police identified the victim as Jeffery C. Cherry. He was killed in the Saturday morning shooting at a west Florence residence.



FLORENCE–Authorities are investigating the murder of a Florence woman at 308 Magnolia Street. According to investigators, the female has been identified as Judy Staten, 38, from Florence.


Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.


Two receive recognition for volunteer service

Elaine Augustine receiving recognition for her volunteer service to the Florence Police Department

FLORENCE–Two Florence citizens received recognition last night for service to the Florence Police Department.


UNA’s first African-American student to speak at Spring Commencement

Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65)

By Bryan Rachal

FLORENCE –Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65) will serve as the University of North Alabama’s spring commencement speaker Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall.

In addition to speaking at both events, Gunn will be the recipient of an […]

Florence Woman Arrested After Home Owner Catches Her Burglarizing Residence

Jessie Cochran Young

FLORENCE-Authorities have arrested a Florence woman after the homeowner reportedly caught her in the act.


Sears in Regency Mall closing

Sears in Florence is set to close


FLORENCE–According to a list on the news website Business Insider, the Florence location of Sears in Regency Mall will soon be closing.


Parents arrested after marijuana grow light operation discovered

Jeremy Hamner

FLORENCE-Two parents were arrested over the weekend after police found an elaborate indoor marijuana growing system.


Fred’s Pharmacy burglarized early Thursday

FLORENCE-Early this morning Florence police officers responded to an alarm call at Fred’s located on Florence Blvd. near Harris Drive.


Suspect takes mace from police, arrested on multiple charges


FLORENCE-Police have arrested a suspect that allegedly took an officer’s mace and attempted to fight officers.


Police looking for suspect in vehicle theft


FLORENCE-Authorities are looking for this man who is a suspect in a recent car theft that occurred in the area of Patton Street.


Do you know this man? Police are asking for the public’s help

FLORENCE-Police are asking the public to help them identify this man in the blue baseball cap.


UNA police arrest man on domestic violence charges

FLORENCE–University of North Alabama police officers arrested an individual en route to the campus today on domestic violence charges.