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Colbert County insurance agent pleads guilty to fraud
Ronald Warren Powell pleaded guilty in the Colbert County Circuit Court on Monday to one count of Securities Fraud for engaging in an act, practice, or course of business which operated as a fraud or deceit upon investors and one count of Insurance Fraud.
Colbert County High School students wow Toyota officials with presentation
TUSCUMBIA — Students in April Clark's marketing class at Colbert County High School on Tuesday wowed a group of managers with Toyota of the Shoals with their promotional campaign ideas.
Jail issue deserves a joint approach from counties
Officials in Lauderdale and Colbert counties have been talking about the need for new jail facilities for years. Those discussions moved to the forefront in 2018 as Lauderdale County commissioners agreed to spend $1.5 million to convert an old warehouse into a dormitory-style building to house femal
RHS varsity teams defeat LC Red Devils
The Golden Tigers traveled to Moulton Dec. 4 to open area play and came away with a dominating win over the Red Devils. A strong first quarter set the tone for Russellville, as the boys outscored LCHS 24-9 in the opening period. Russellville’s defense made things tough throughout the game for their
Coroner identifies man who died in burning home during police standoff
A man who died in a burning Tuscumbia home during a police standoff last week has been positively identified as a 42-year-old local man, authorities said. Edward Howard died in the Riverview Drive home on Dec. 3, said Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque.
Natchez Trace Parkway hiring summer workers
The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season. Mowing season on the Trace begins April 15 and ends Oct. 14.
Fire science students get hazmat training
CHEROKEE — Firefighting is no longer just grabbing a hose and turning on water. “There’s a lot more that firefighters have to face today,” said Michael David Smith, instructor for the Colbert County Career Fire Science class.
Traffic stops lead to felony drug charges
IUKA - Two men were arrested in drug charges in separate incidents in Tishomingo County on back to back days. On Dec. 8, Tishomingo County deputies stopped a vehicle on County Road 159 after being alerted by tip that the vehicle was involved in a drug deal in front of a business. The driver and the
Name released for victim of fire
TUSCUMBIA — Although the exact cause of the death of a man killed inside a house fire last week has not been determined, forensic officials have released the man’s name. Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque said the man has been identified as Edward Howard, 42, of Tuscumbia.
Couple charged with feeding batteries to young child
Two people from Morris Chapel have been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges of aggravated child abuse after allegedly feeding a child batteries and causing other bodily harm.
Group seeks funds for animal control
TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County pays roughly as much for animal control services as the cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, but accounts for more than half the calls for animal pickups and animals abandoned at the shelter.
Volunteers preparing for Holly and Ivy Luncheon
FLORENCE — Volunteers at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts are working to get the center decorated for the upcoming Holly and Ivy Luncheon. The annual event begins Wednesday at the arts center, which is located on Tuscaloosa Street in downtown Florence, across from Wilson Park.
Gas prices in Alabama, Shoals continue to drop
FLORENCE — Gas prices in Alabama have fallen 4.5 cents during the past week, and the average price for a gallon of gasoline is down to $2.07 per gallon, and even lower in the Shoals, according to GasBuddy.
Commission approves bid, accepts grant
FLORENCE — The Lauderdale County Commission has approved a bid for a new trailer for the Florence-Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency, and accepted a grant for the Region 5 EMA regional command center.
Simmons named Foster Grandparent of the Year
SHEFFIELD — After Olivia Simmons retired from Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, the Tuscumbia resident said she found she had plenty of time on her hands. “I wasn’t doing anything and someone at church talked to me about the Foster Grandparent Program,” Simmons said. “I looked into it, I got involved
North Court Street Tree Lighting Ceremony Set For December 11
-Mayor Holt announcedon Monday, December 10 that the tree lighting ceremony at the North Court median has been rescheduled and will take place Tuesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m.
Snow moves in, moves out
Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan said he will take this kind of “snow forecast” every time. “Because it’s not going to last,” Grabryan said.
Tharptown gets three blowout wins over Cherokee
The Tharptown Wildcats had five players in double figures in an easy 74-48 win over the Cherokee Indians Monday night. Winston Nolen scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter, helping Tharptown speed out to a 21-10 first quarter lead. Tharptown extended the lead to 47-23 by halftim
Colbert commissioner outlines jail plan
TUSCUMBIA — In an effort to move forward on a plan to build a new county jail, Colbert County Commissioner Darol Bendall has given his fellow commissioners an outline to reach that goal.
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Green's 3-pointer gives Waterloo boys victory
Trenton Green hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to give Waterloo the lead and the Cougars held on for a 57-55 victory at Hampshire in boys hoops action Friday night. The Cougars got baskets in the final minute from Christian Irons and Gavin Scott to take a 54-52 lead. Hunter Jones then conve