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Sheffield Street Party To Benefit NWSCC 2018

May 22, 2018

SHEFFIELD-The eighth annual Sheffield Street Party held on Saturday, May 19th, in downtown Sheffield was a rousing success. The concert was held to benefit the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Foundation scholarship fund. The concert will feature Otis Redding III, Eddie Floyd, and The Temptations Review with special guest Theo Peoples. The crowds were large, the music […]

Arts Alive 2018 – EVENT PHOTOS

May 21, 2018

FLORENCE – The weather was beautiful for Florence’s annual Arts Alive Festival. And the large number of visitors strolling through the artwork exhibits proved it. This year there were many new artisans showing off their works. There was something for everybody! The event is held every Spring at beautiful Wilson Park in Downtown. Visitors come […]

USDA grants Tombigbee Communications almost $3-million for broadband internet

May 3, 2018

HAMILTON – Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, today announced the company was awarded a $2.98 million grant administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Funded under the Community Connect Broadband Grant Program, the funds primarily will be used to extend service of freedom FIBER, the company’s ultra-high-speed fiber […]

Morrow presents Amendment to regulate ex-con housing/work projects

April 24, 2018

SHEFFIELD – Alabama State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow held a public meeting Monday night to present his draft of a State Constitutional Amendment. The meeting, held at the city’s Municipal Building, was to provide the County Commission, city officials and the public a basic foundation to move forward on curbing unregulated housing and employment of […]

P&K Western Wear… New York Hot Dogs and Texas Boots!

April 23, 2018

FLORENCE – In just 3 years, P&K Western Store on Florence Boulevard became the premier location for Boots, Cowboy Hats, Men’s and women’s Western Fashions and Gifts. It’s no wonder that Robert Walker and his friendly staff are all smiles when you stop by there. It’s just a great place to visit! This past Saturday, […]

Legislative Attorney outlines condemnation procedures for McKinney’s 4 Way Hotel

April 11, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY – As public disdain grows over a proposed State Department of Corrections inmate re-entry program at McKinney Lumber Company, there is yet another foot-fall in the effort to stop the project. The State Fire Marshall is working on condemning the building in which Chester McKinney reportedly intended to house upwards of 30 persons from […]

Shoals Insider owner arrested on felony charge

April 6, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – Jeffrey Lane Roland, the publisher of Shoals Insider, made bond today after spending 2 nights in Colbert County Jail on felony charges. According to Sheriff Frank Williamson, Roland has been charged with Theft of Property, a Class B Felony, for allegedly promising to remove a person’s arrest records from local websites including The Quad-Cities […]

Pending prison parolee program at 4 Way & McKinney – Public Hearing packs City Hall

April 3, 2018

TUSCUMBIA –  The Quad-Cities Daily reported that over 30 State Corrections parolees will be placed in a shuttered motel in Tuscumbia. We also reported that they are being employed at McKinney Lumber Company facilities that adjoin the motel, among other McKinney-owned companies in the area. Alabama State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow found out about this, […]

Morrow says neighbors are worried – Parolees, some sex offenders, moving into neighborhood

March 28, 2018

  TUSCUMBIA – “One of my constituents had the person who was going to buy his house just back out of the deal already’ ” said Alabama State Representative, Johnny Mack Morrow. “The place isn’t even open yet and it’s already affecting property values.” The location of the residence where the parolees are slated to […]

UPDATE… Birmingham high school shooting: Student was showing off his handgun… classmate killed

March 7, 2018

BIRMINGHAM – UPDATE: According to reports a 10th grade boy may have been showing off gun to girls and it discharged.  Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson, “Victims were male and female, both 17. The girl was killed.” One student, not identified, has succumbed to gunfire injuries and another is in critical condition from what police are […]

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