SHOALS UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN TO 7.9 PERCENT

MONTGOMERY- Unemployment in the Shoals fell to 7.9 percent in June, according to the latest figures from the Alabama Department of Labor.

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UNA CONFIRMED AS DOCTORAL-GRANTING INSTITUTION

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama has been approved to offer two doctoral programs. Beginning in Spring 2021, the College of Business will offer the Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA), and in the fall of 2021, the College of Education and Human Sciences will offer a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and […]

PAROLE DENIED FOR MAN SERVING 12 YEARS

ERIC C TERRELL

MONTGOMERY–The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a parole request yesterday for a man serving 12 years on a felony domestic violence conviction, authorities said.

The board turned down the request from Eric C. Terrell, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Terrell […]

PAROLE DENIED FOR LOCAL OFFENDER

DAVID RAY ALEXANDER

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a parole request Tuesday from David Ray Alexander, who is serving a 20-year sentence on various crimes including unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle in Colbert County, according to corrections records.Alexander has served more than 9 years of a 20-year sentence, […]

COLBERT’S FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

SHEFFIELD- Colbert County has its first case of Covid-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total amount of Shoals area cases to eight.

Officials at Helen Keller Hospital have confirmed one patient has tested positive for the disease.

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SINGING RIVER MEDIA GROUP ISSUES STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

Singing River Media Group is committed to safety in this unprecedented time during the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. We continue to monitor the latest information and are sending updates to our radio stations, facebook pages, and singingrivermediagroup.com.

SRMG is following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization […]

Shoals Area School Closings

The following schools will close or dismiss early on Monday, March 19th:

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SAFEPLACE LIBERTY LUNCHEON: Celebrating 36 years of domestic-violence free life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

FLORENCE– If all homes were safe homes communities would not need services like Safeplace, Inc. However numberless homes, including many in the Shoals, are not safe havens.

Each month Safeplace, the only domestic violence program in northwest Alabama, serves an average of […]

Have You Seen This Man? If You Do Call Muscle Shoals Police or Call 911

Derick Montez Robinson

WANTED–The Muscle Shoals Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding this offender and the harassment of women at local businesses. Muscle Shoals Police have identified the offender as Derick Montez Robinson B/M 12/05/1973. MSPD has obtained an arrest warrant for misdemeanor harassment. Robinson is a registered SEX OFFENDER in Lawrence […]

Burglary suspect caught on candid camera

Byron L. Windham

FLORENCE–Byron L. Windham, 59, of 405 W. Tombigbee Street, was arrested Tuesday following a reported weekend burglary in the 200 block of Spring Street.

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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 […]

Russellville police trying to identify two suspected robbers

CRIME OF THE WEEK – The Russellville Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying two men who robbed Walmart. The crime was caught on surveillance cameras.

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Russellville police capture pharmacy burglar

RUSSELLVILLE-. Some speculate as to why the suspect would break in a pharmacy in broad daylight. But quick action by officers led to the capture of the pharmacy burglar, Brandon Kilby, as seen in the video.

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Mary Lord goes to Chicago Cafe on Mobile Street

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Tommy Arthur execution delayed by 2 hours

Tommy Arthur (ALDOC)

ATMORE-Death row inmate Tommy Arthur will live two more hours after the state agreed to a US Supreme Court request to delay the execution.

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Authorities release name of crash victim

CHEROKEE- A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Laceys Spring man.

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Ethics complaint against Satchel dismissed

Dr. Gale Satchel

TUSCUMBIA-(SHOALS INSIDER)- The ethics complaint filed against Dr. Gale Satchel, Superintendent of Colbert County Schools, has been dismissed.

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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.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Wilson Dam closed to traffic Wednesday until end of month

MUSCLE SHOALS-Wilson Dam will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday, October 5th, until the end of October.

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