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Vivity High Tech Eyes Now Available in the Shoals

With Vivity lenses, you could minimize the need for those pesky reading glasses. And now, if you live in the Shoals area, you won’t have to travel to have the procedure performed. Danny Lee, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist has brought Vivity High Tech eyes to the Shoals. “It...
FLORENCE, AL
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Baschab-Haslacker pledges support to veterans

An Open Letter To The Citizens of Colbert County From Mary Baschab-Haslacker. As the People’s Candidate for Colbert County District Judge, I pledge to help our military heroes. Veterans courts are used across the country to assist veterans coping with combat trauma. Colbert County can do the same. As District Judge, I will do everything within my power to establish a thriving Veterans Court for Colbert County citizens.
COLBERT COUNTY, AL
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Mary Baschab-Haslacker, Muscle Shoals attorney, announces her qualification to seek Republican Nomination for Colbert County District Judge

Mary Baschab-Haslacker has qualified to seek the Republican Party nomination for Colbert County District Judge. “I am running for District Judge because people need and deserve a judge who is honest, efficient, innovative, impartial, accessible, and dedicated to the rule of the law. So many people today feel disenchanted and hopeless about their government. They need leaders they can trust; leaders who will put them first and will protect and uphold the Constitution,” said Baschab-Haslacker.
COLBERT COUNTY, AL
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RED PAWN NOW OPEN IN MUSCLE SHOALS

Red Pawn has officially opened in Muscle Shoals! The pawnshop is not your typical pawnshop by any means. They offer services such as in-house custom jewelry and certified coin grading. This shop has items of all kinds that range from the finer things in life, to worksite necessities, to a vast range of collectibles. The store has a large display of jewelry, coins and many collectibles such as guitars, guns, knives, trading cards, comic books.
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL

Council retires Risner’s badge and call number

SHEFFIELD– Monday night, the Sheffield City Council voted to officially retire K-9 Whiske. Whiske had a few years of service left, but the department and council agreed it was in the best interest to have Whiske with her family. Chief Terry also honored Max Dotson with a Life Saving Award...
SHEFFIELD, AL

ROCKETZOID S3 FOOD FROM PLANET EARTH

Welcome to Rocketzoid S3, where we serve Great Food from Planet Earth. We are proud to be a part of the Lexington community, and strive to help reach others while here. We are known for supporting local teams, organizations and giving back to our local community. Our specialty is to...
LEXINGTON, AL

COLBERT CHIEF DEPUTY RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

TUSCUMBIA–Veteran law enforcement officer Jim Heffernan retired on Wednesday after 26 years in law enforcement. A reception was held for Heffernan at the Sheriff’s department Wednesday afternoon where several coworkers and area law enforcement officers came by to see Jim on his last day before retirement. Heffernan has been Chief...
TUSCUMBIA, AL

Getaway Driver in Bank Robbery Sentenced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Florida man was sentenced recently for a bank robbery in Anniston, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. United States District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced Shaun Jamar Harris, 32, of Miami, Florida, to 70...
ANNISTON, AL

TRIAL DATE SET IN CAPITAL MURDER CASE

TUSCUMBIA–(SHOALSINSIDER) Officials have set a trial date for a man accused of murdering a Sheffield man. According to court records, Richard Kevin Hester, 54, of Little Rock Avenue, Sheffield, was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury in January of 2020 for Capital Murder in the shooting death of John Thomas Call, also known as JT, 36, of Pinehurst Blvd, Sheffield.
SHEFFIELD, AL

Shoals Insider

UNA’s College of Education and Human Sciences among 60 Educator Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence ». Wow!! If you haven’t been to 360 Grille, by the Marriot in Florence, AL you need to go. The atmosphere is very classy and part of the room where the diners sit rotates “360 degrees” every hour. This provides a great view of all of the Shoals. Having been FB friends with executive chef Angel Heinkel for quite some time she had been inviting me up there and I’m so glad I went. She is a professional and my it truly shows in her work.
FLORENCE, AL

4 arrested for Florence Boulevard vehicle theft, break-ins

FLORENCE – Four men were arrested recently in connection with a vehicle theft and multiple vehicle burglaries at a Florence Boulevard business, police said. Lundon Matthew Michael Meyers II is charged him with first-degree theft of proeprty, second-degree theft of property, third-degree theft of property, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Florence police Sgt. Jason Fort said.
FLORENCE, AL

TYRUS MANSELL SWORN IN

TUSCUMBIA– Colbert County Commissioner-elect Tyrus Mansell is set to be sworn in on Wednesday, November 11th at the Colbert County Courthouse. Mansell, who represents District #2, handily defeated incumbent David Black in the Republican Primary with a platform of honest and truthful government, for the position. The oath of office...
COLBERT COUNTY, AL

Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama man was sentenced to serve 12 months in prison for tax evasion, authorities announced today. According to court documents and statements made in court, John P. Cooney of Jefferson County, Alabama, disclosed to the IRS in December 2011, through late-filed tax returns, that he owed approximately $780,000 to the IRS for the 2008 to 2010 tax years. Despite acknowledging he owed these taxes, Cooney never paid them. Instead, Cooney sought to conceal income he was earning by setting up a nominee corporation, GVA Advisors LLC (GVA), and arranging for payments to be made to GVA, rather than directly to him. From 2013 through 2016, Cooney deposited more than $435,000 into the GVA account, concealing the income from the IRS and evading payment of his outstanding tax liabilities. As a result of his actions, Cooney currently owes more than $1.3 million in outstanding balances, penalties, and interest to the IRS.
ALABAMA STATE

TUSCUMBIA MAN DIES IN CRASH

HATTON– A Tuscumbia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 157 late Monday afternoon in the Hatton Community. According to State Troopers, 46-year-old Wesley David Whitfield was killed when the 2002 Chevy S-10 truck he was driving struck the rear-end of a 2009 Sierra truck and utility trailer.
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL