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.


Counselor’s Corner: 5 Parenting Strategies to Head Off Teen Substance Use

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

Parenting a teenager can be hard. Hormones are raging, cell phones are constantly buzzing, and suddenly, it’s embarrassing to be seen with you in public. In that space between childhood and adulthood, teenagers still need guidance, and parents can find themselves struggling with […]

Valentine Date Night Desserts Video

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Zodiac this week


The Zodiac Players Present “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Performances to run February 9-12.

For those that don’t know the story, it centers around a southern family celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of patriarch, Big Daddy.


Florence man dies in two-car wreck

FLORENCE-Authorities say a Florence man was killed in a two-car accident late Thursday afternoon around 6:30.


Shoals Insider’s Ask The Attorney: Dealing with collection agencies?

Ask the Attorney Columnist James Irby

Dealing with Collection Agencies?

It happens. Sometimes folks end up dealing with these companies because of an oversight and sometimes because they’ve fallen behind. Either way, you don’t have to put up with anybody infringing on your rights.


Couple go on spending spree with stolen card

Chris Hammond

FLORENCE–In December, officers were notified of a theft that had occurred at a residence in Glen Mary Subdivision. The complainant, an elderly female, had just been released from the hospital after a nearly month stay.


Taziki’s coming to Florence

Florence will soon be home to Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. The franchise will locate near the new Grogan’s Jewelers, in the former Towles House of Carpets building.


Home invasion gone bad, name of deceased intruder released

James D. DeMoss

FLORENCE-Police have released the name of the deceased in what authorities are calling a home invasion gone bad.


UPDATE: 1 dead, Florence police on the scene of a shooting


FLORENCE-Authorities are at the scene of a shooting that occurred this morning on East Limestone Street.