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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 […]

First Friday Of 2018 A Hit! EVENT PHOTOS

March 4, 2018

FLORENCE-The first First Fridays for 2018 was a hit! Vendors, shops, restaurants were full of happy people enjoying the early springlike weather. The city of Florence kicked off the first First Friday of this bicentennial year with a Bicentennial Proclamation presented by Mayor Steve Holt and Bicentennial Committee Chairperson Pat Burney at First Fridays in downtown Florence. […]

HKH Foundation Mardi Gras Luncheon and Fashion Show held February 28…EVENT PHOTOS

March 2, 2018

THE SHOALS-The Helen Keller Hospital Foundation held their annual Mardi Gras Luncheon and Fashion Show on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center.   The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the Grande Market, a shopping experience with vendors from the Shoals area and beyond. A New Orleans-themed lunch was served […]

Musician / Songwriter Scott Boyer II leaves a great legacy of music

February 13, 2018

 FLORENCE – Scott Boyer II, legendary musician passed away early this morning at his home in Florence, according to his son Scott Boyer III. Originally from Jacksonville, Boyer has performed with many legendary musicians, including Bonnnie Bramlett, Tommy Talton, and Dwayne Allman. For 50 years, Boyer performed his brand of Southern Rock n Roll all […]

Alabama Has Record Number of People Working in December

January 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that 2,093,063 people were counted as employed in December, the most ever recorded.  This number is up from November’s count of 2,087,509, and up from December 2016’s count of 2,047,753. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.5%, maintaining last month’s record rate, and significantly below December 2016’s […]

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