FLORENCE– High Ridge Spirits, a micro-distillery, plans to open in East Florence at 1401 Huntsville Road this fall.

Vodka, gin, and moonshine will be made the old-fashioned way at the new distillery.


Man hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria from Tennessee River

Lesions from the necrotizing fasciitis (FB)

FLORENCE–A man has been admitted to the North Alabama Medical Center and is undergoing surgery to treat flesh-eating bacteria that the man contracted from the Tennessee River on July 6th when he went kayaking.



FLORENCE– Steve Holt, Mayor of Florence, announced on Monday that Chicken Salad Chick, the fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will be opening in Florence on Cox Creek Parkway near Olive Garden which is in front of Florence Mall.


Florence AirBnb owners to meet with city over controversy

Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

FLORENCE– Florence Airbnb owners and transient short-term rental owners received a letter to cease operation of their single-family dwelling, accessory structure and property as a Bed & Breakfast, transient short term rental, rooming or boarding house.


Man finds stranger in home

Marty Baskins

FLORENCE– A burglary in progress call has resulted in the arrest of a Florence man.


Electronics store coming to vacant Best Buy building

FLORENCE– Electronic Express is coming to the vacant Best Buy building on Cox Creek Parkway.



FLORENCE–Overturned semi-trailer truck on Helton Drive, Southbound lane just before Patton Island Bridge.

Arrest made in weekend stabbing

William A. Holden

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in connection to this past weekends stabbing incident.




FLORENCE–City officials tell that Old Navy is coming back to Florence.



FLORENCE–The following people were arrested Friday by the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force in operation “Press On”. Agents started making the arrests early Friday morning. Authorities tell the people arrested were known drug dealers.

1. Howard Watkins, 42, 2314 Roberts Lane, Florence.

2. Bobby Travis Little Jr., 44, 308 Dover Avenue, Sheffield

3. […]

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Whoa Nelly!! This woman means business

Owner Nelly Gabriel Hart

FLORENCE-When Nelly Gabriel Hart moved to the Shoals from Canada in 1997, little did she know that success, marriage, and good fortune would all come together for her in the Shoals area. Hart is the owner of the successful Gabriel Trucking Company in Industrial Park in Florence.


Authorities catch suspected arsonist in the act

Howard L. Vaughn

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man on Arson charges as police officers reportedly caught him in the act.


Mississippi man dies from injuries sustained at Florence construction site

FLORENCE–A Carthage, Mississippi man died from injuries sustained on a Florence job site yesterday.

Authorities tell they responded to a construction accident on West Irvine around 11:15 am Wednesday.

EMS report when they arrived they found a man lying on the ground that was hit by a bulldozer.


Author Ron Craig: The church today has the very same authority

Author and Pastor Ron Craig

I have learned during my 40 years in Gospel ministry that piling Scripture upon Scripture, all of which deal with a certain subject, and all of which agree with one another on that subject, makes it very difficult for any honest person to argue against those […]

Man arrested after assaulting EMS worker

Cory Morrow


FLORENCE–Police have made an arrest following the reported assault of an EMS worker at a local night club.


Authorities make drug arrests after receiving complaint


Chazz Taylor

FLORENCE–Authorities arrested Tahlia Cole and Chaz Taylor On Sunday. On 5/28/17 officers responded to a reported drug call in the 300 block of Patterson Street. Upon arriving at the home officers could smell burning marijuana in the area and noticed it coming from an open window on the home. As […]

Disorderly Call Leads to Arson Arrest

Leslie Michael Brown

FLORENCE– Leslie Michael Brown, 42, was booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center shortly before 8 pm Thursday night after officers responded to a report of a disorderly person in the 600 block of West Irvine Street. According to investigators, officers arrived to find Brown attempting to burn down the […]

Florence man arrested for rape and sodomy

Matthew Blackburn

FLORENCE– According to authorities, Matthew Paul Blackburn, 28, of 209 Jordan Lane, Florence, surrendered to the Lauderdale County Detention Center this morning following an indictment by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury on charges of Rape and Sodomy.


University of North Alabama Student to Present Original Ballet

By: Carole Maynard

FLORENCE, Ala. – Senior composition student and Florence native Jeremy Smith knew that in his last year at UNA he wanted to do something big. That “something big” was writing a ballet.