Saturday Sep 13
Birdhouse project helps parents deal with grief
A simple project of building a birdhouse may not seem like it would be a tool to help parents who have experienced the death of a child. But for a local chapter of Day by Day, group leaders are hoping a birdhouse can serve as more than just a tool in the healing process for grieving parents.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Arrest made in Florence credit union robbery
The father accused of killing his five children and dumping them in trash bags in Alabama is being extradited back to Lexington County to face murder charges.Custody of Tim Jones, Jr. was transferred over Tim Jones, Jr., the man accused by Lexington County investigators of brutally murdering his five children, will appear before a judge Friday morning.
Crowds camp out for free Chick-fil-A at newly rebuilt Florence location
Many people were excited about the grand opening of Chick-fil-A's newly rebuilt restaurant in Florence, customers and employees alike. A crowd of people camped outside the store Wednesday night in order to be the first 100 adults in line and win free Chick-fil-A for a year.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
A jacket was found with the name "RED" on it.
Investigators from the Florence Police Department recovered two bags containing items possibly used in the Alabama Central Credit Union robbery. Two hats were found along with a jacket, pants, two handguns, a pair of shoes, and other assorted items.
Florence police investigating home invasion with numerous guns taken
Shotguns, pistols, and long rifles were all taken by a masked man at gunpoint and investigators need your help locating the robber. What looks like a quiet street during the day, was anything but that inside one of the homes on South Crown Street a few hours earlier.
Texas Roadhouse expanding Alabama presence next year with new restaurant in Decatur
Texas Roadhouse will open its sixth Alabama restaurant next spring at the corner of Beltline Road Southwest and Veterans Drive in Decatur, the company told AL.com today. Texas Roadhouse, which has more than 425 stores in 48 states, plans to launch an 8,000-square-foot eatery near Olive Garden.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Alabama cigar boom prompts Huntsville native to expand Madison business to the Shoals
A lifelong cigar smoker who watched his parents run a successful RV company in Huntsville for nearly three decades is expanding his own small business in northwest Alabama.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Florence man indicted on more than 1,000 child porn charges
A Lauderdale County grand jury has returned an indictment of just more than 1,000 counts of child pornography charges against a Florence man who was arrested May 20. Travis Orlanders Cherry, 41, faces 1,000 counts of possession of pornographic images of a person less than 17 years old.
I drove over 200 miles Monday and didn't see one sign for governor....
I was struck by the fact that driving from Birmingham to Tuscumbia Monday I did not see one political highway sign, billboard, bumper sticker or yard sign about the governor's race.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Vandals create thousands in damage at UNA construction site
More than a thousand dollars in reward money is being offered for the tip which leads to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing a construction site in Florence.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
3 arrested, accused of stealing Florence parking meter
Florence police received a call that someone was pulling up a parking meter on Mobile Street Plaza at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Beer Boom in Florence
The local beer boom makes its way to the Shoals! The owners of the Singing River Brewery in Lauderdale County are hope to bring new attention to the Shoals area.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Book Review: Remembering the distinctly Southern sound of Muscle Shoals
Three months ago, a veteran "sound doctor" emailed me about a new documentary titled "Muscle Shoals" that was about to be shown on PBS and then briefly archived on the PBS website.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Florence police charge man, juvenile with 19 counts of burglary
James Michael Fountain, 20, of Florence and a juvenile were arrested after police say they burglarized multiple vehicles in the Lakeside Highlands community Wednesday night.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
In which metropolitan area in Alabama, Mississippi does $100 buy the most?
The nonpartisan Tax Foundation published a map on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, showing the regional differences within states of the relative value of $100.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to speak Aug. 21 at Shoals Chamber of Commerce breakfast
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, will speak at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Sessions will provide a Washington update on key issues impacting the Shoals region, area small businesses, and local workers.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Volunteers supply homeless with ways to beat the heat
You may not always see them, but Shoals leaders say homelessness is a growing trend in parts of Colbert and Lauderdale County.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Florence man charged with vehicular homicide in connection to fatal hit-and-run in March
Authorities have arrested the man they believe was driving the vehicle that hit and killed a Florence woman on March 20 .
Woman tries to escape from patrol car, police say
Florence police arrested a woman after responding to a fight in the area of Court Street and Tennessee Street in Florence on Friday night.