SHOALS COUPLE ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY ON THEFT AND DRUG CHARGES

At approximately 2PM New Year’s Day, a 1996 Camaro was observed by sheriffs deputies in Graves County, Kentucky, loaded with items, suspected as possibly stolen. The vehicle in question was bearing Alabama registration plates.Campbell County and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the items loaded in the vehicle has […]

Capturing The Heart Of The Shoals Part 1: Roy Sullivan’s debut album

Everyone can agree that the heart of the Shoals area shares a part of it’s beating self with it’s deeply rooted music history. From The Swampers (Muscle Shoals Rythm Section) playing for Aretha Franklin, to “The Father of The Blues”, WC Handy and the more recently produced Muscle Shoals Documentary, we of the Quad […]

POLICE ARREST FLORENCE WOMAN FOR FELONY ASSAULT

KATIE ANN FITCH

FLORENCE– Police officers made an arrest early Sunday morning after receiving a domestic violence call.According to Florence police, at around 5:13 Sunday morning, officers responded to 745 Meridian Street Apartments, to a domestic call involving a knife.

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MUSCLE SHOALS CITY CLERK ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

RICKY WILLIAMS

MUSCLE SHOALS– Muscle Shoals City Clerk Ricky Williams announced at the Monday night city council meeting that he will retire at the end of January 2022.

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MUSCLE SHOALS CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS HIRING BRUSH HAULING CONTRACTOR

MUSCLE SHOALS– Muscle Shoals has called a special meeting of the city council for this Thursday to discuss hiring a third-party contractor to haul brush and debris to the landfill in Cherokee.

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New Ag Center prompts city to apply for funding to provide sewer system

Artistic rendering of the Lauderdale County Agricultural Event Center

FLORENCE–With the construction of the new agricultural center in full swing, the city of Florence is searching for new ways to fund the $2.4 million sewer system needed to support the facility.

The city council voted unanimously to apply for a $1,672,895 grant from the […]

Mastercard Recognizes Bank Independent for Outstanding Community Service

FLORENCE–Community service and partnership have long been a passion of the Bank Independent brand. Their partnerships with local agencies have made it possible to continue strong initiatives that keep the area thriving while providing opportunities for the less fortunate to have a helping hand.This year, Mastercard recognized Bank Independent as the winner of their […]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle

FLORENCE– A pedestrian on a mechanized scooter was struck Friday night in Downtown Florence.

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Kennedy – Douglass Center for the Arts hosts: Renderings of Youth

FLORENCE– The Renderings of Youth art exhibit opened recently at Kennedy- Douglass and will continue through the end of the month. This exhibit features the work of students grades 7-12 from Colbert, Lauderdale, and Franklin counties, and was founded by Florence art educator Jerry Foster 30 years ago.

The public is invited to meet […]

Lactation Pod Arrives on UNA Campus

FLORENCE – The Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus is home to a new Mamava lactation pod, making UNA just the second college campus in Alabama to house this equipment designed to give nursing mothers a place to breastfeed or pump.

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Florence man arrested with $50,000 of meth in apartment

FLORENCE – A Florence man faces trafficking charges after authorities found him with a large amount of methamphetamine at his apartment.

Demarcus L. Robinson, 44, is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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PAROLE DENIED FOR FORMER FORMER SHOALS INSURANCE SALESMAN

RONALD WARREN POWELL

MONTGOMERY– The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for a former Muscle Shoals Insurance agent convicted of fraud.

According to Matt Estes, spokesman for the parole board, 58-year-old Ronald Warren Powell, also known as Ronnie Powell, had his application for parole denied on Tuesday morning.

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TWO DIE IN LAUDERDALE CRASH

CLOVERDALE– A one-vehicle crash around 11 am on Saturday, December 19, has claimed the life of two Florence residents.

According to Corporal James Howard of the Quad Cities Trooper Post, Mary Montgomery Smith, a 53-year-old female, was driving a 2016 Toyota Prius that left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was taken […]

Two Students Awarded Keller Key at December Commencement

FLORENCE, AL – Two graduates from the recent commencement ceremonies at the University of North Alabama were honored as part of the event as recipients of the Keller Key. The Keller Key is awarded at each commencement to graduating seniors who have achieved the highest scholastic achievement. Recipients of this award are selected by […]

KILLEN WOMAN DIES IN CRASH

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– A two-vehicle crash at approximately 3:39 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, has claimed the life of a Killen woman and injured three others.

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4 arrested for Florence Boulevard vehicle theft, break-ins

LUNDON MATTHEW MICHAEL MEYERS Antawn Decarlo Thomas II

FLORENCE – Four men were arrested recently in connection with a vehicle theft and multiple vehicle burglaries at a Florence Boulevard business, police said.

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BODY FOUND IN COLBERT COUNTY

COLBERT COUNTY- A body was found around noon on Wednesday off of Jarmon Lane in rural Colbert County.

According to Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson, the body was found in a wooded area off of Jarmon Lane by some rabbit hunters.

When asked if the body is that of a male or female, Williamson […]

131 NEW JOBS COMING TO FLORENCE

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.

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Friend to Shoals Area Joel Anderson dies at 76

JOEL R. ANDERSON

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 […]

Tuscumbia mayor moves city contract to avoid personal conflicts

MAYOR UNDERWOOD

TUSCUMBIA–Mayor Kerry Underwood merged his accounting firm with King, Leigh, and Associates in 2019 following his 2016 mayoral win. Tuscumbia, along with many other cities, relied on the services of King, Leigh, and Associates to complete the city’s annual financial audits, prompting Underwood to scout another agency to handle the city’s contract […]