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High School Basketball: Florence boys hold off rival Muscle Shoals
MUSCLE SHOALS — Tuesday’s meeting between the boys basketball teams from the Shoals’ largest high schools matched an experienced Florence group against a Muscle Shoals team that looks starkly different from last year.
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.
Sheffield accepting applications for police officers
SHEFFIELD — The city will be accepting job applications for the position of police officer through Dec. 21. Applications are only available at the city clerk's office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. City hall is located at 600 N. Montgomery Ave.
Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital to be demolished; property to be donated
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Since the grand opening of the new hospital in Florence, many people have wondered, ‘what will happen to the old Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital?’ Hospital administrators say the building will be demolished and the property will be donated to the city of Florence and Lauderdale
Muscle Shoals Christmas parade is Tuesday
MUSCLE SHOALS — The city's annual Christmas parade begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Avalon Avenue. The parade is expected to last until 8 p.m. and will require some detours on Avalon Avenue. The parade route proceeds east on Avalon Avenue from the police station to city hall.
Alvin Rosenbaum Book Talk At FLPL
FLORENCE- The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has a book talk/signing we have scheduled for January:. Book Talk/Signing – The Muscle Shoals: First Frontier of These United States by Alvin Rosenbaum.
Police identify man who died in Tuscumbia home during standoff
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Police have identified a man who died in a burning home last week. Tuscumbia police said Monday that Edward Howard, 42, was the man whose body was found inside a home on Riverview Drive Dec. 3.
Florence City Council member to serve community a free meal
Florence City Council member Kaytrina Simmons will host a free community meal Sunday December 16th at the Handy Recreation Center. Simmons said the meal is a time for fellowship and bringing the community together. Last year, they fed around 400 people and plan to feed even more this year.
Florence is one step closer to building a Comprehensive Cancer Center
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -With a ruling handed down December 11, 2018 by Administrative Law Judge, Terry L. Butts, the Certificate of Need application is approved for a comprehensive cancer center in the Shoals.
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.
Allman-Betts Band conclude sesson at Muscle Shoals Sound
SHEFFIELD — Devon Allman said he certainly felt a vibe while recording tracks for the upcoming Allman-Betts Band album in the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where his late uncle Duane laid down tracks for the likes of Boz Skaggs, Ronnie Hawkins, Lulu and John Hammond.
Drama of Faith is Living Hope
MUSCLE SHOALS – Highland Park Baptist Church’s Worship Ministry will present “Living Hope” at its annual Christmas event December 14–16. This year’s music includes classic and contemporary Christmas selections led by Highland Park’s choir, orchestra, and children’s choir.
Police in Alabama identify man who died in police standoff
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama have identified a man found dead in a house fire that occurred during a standoff with police. Gilbert County Coroner Justin Gasque told news outlets that 42-year-old Edward Howard died in the home in Tuscumbia on Dec. 3.
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.
Florence nonprofit proposes putting Dred Scott statue in front of court house
FLORENCE, Ala. - A local nonprofit in Florence is asking the county commission Monday for permission to erect a statue of Dred and Harriet Scott in front of the court house, adjacent to the Confederate monument.
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
Lyons HR sells staffing operations
FLORENCE — Florence-based Lyons HR has sold its staffing operations to Elwood Staffing Services. Dallas based Capital Alliance Corporation acted as exclusive adviser to Lyons HR in the transaction.
Muscle Shoals Career Academy receives national distinction
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – A high school career academy here in North Alabama is setting the bar for the state and nation. The Muscle Shoals Career Academy has become the only AdvancED STEM Certified school in Alabama.
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.