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Robert J. Collins  Sentinel-Tribune

Robert J. Collins, 90, of Deshler, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2018 at Oak Grove Healthcare Center, Deshler.

Deshler football placed on probation, forfeits region game  WHNT News 19

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama High School Athletic Association reported Thursday that the Deshler High School football team violated AHSAA eligibility ...

Deshler parents, students upset over possible asbestos, band director's leave  WAFF

A group of Deshler High School parents are still waiting to find out whether their kids have been exposed to asbestos.

MUSCLE SHOALS 31, DESHLER 0/Impressive opener | High School |  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Keevon Hankins celebrated his 17th birthday in style Thursday night.

Deshler students create own apps | Local News  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Deshler High School student Tyler Gunn took a few minutes from playing a game involving chasing a ball to accept classmate Madison ...

Tuscumbia board approves resource officers | Local News  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — As Deshler High School students were in class Monday, a meeting at the Board of Education building next door focused on a topic that has ...

All-Area High School Wrestler of the Year: Deshler's Monquavius Ricks  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Deshler senior Monquavius Ricks is the TimesDaily high school wrestler of the year after a stellar season.

Muscle Shoals 27, Deshler 14: Hankins helps Muscle Shoals beat Deshler | High School  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Scott Basden's Muscle Shoals team finished its regular season Thursday night successfully, scoring four unanswered touchdowns in a 27-14 ...

Prep roundup: Florence boys rally to beat Deshler  Times Daily

FLORENCE — Five players reached double figures as Florence overcame a 16-point first quarter deficit to edge Deshler 69-57 on Friday night.

Area school systems' bells to ring soon | Education  Times Daily

The days of sleeping in late in the morning will come to a grinding halt this week as school bells ring in a new year — the first of which.

New banner honors Deshler wrestling tradition | Sports  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Wrestling is rarely the spotlight sport. At many high schools, it was never part of the athletic culture, or it used to be but isn't any longer. At.

PREP FOOTBALL 2018: 5 storylines for the season | Sports  Times Daily

The wait is over. High school football returns to the area tonight with the first games of the season. Here's five storylines to pay attention to throughout the ...

Z Factor program coming to Deshler Middle School  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — There's a new program coming to Deshler Middle School that stresses leadership among students through mentoring.

Local teens weigh in on school violence issue  Times Daily

In the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the TimesDaily asked local teenagers what they would ...

Colbert County, Florence, Tuscumbia schools back in session  Times Daily

Three more Shoals school systems — Colbert County, Florence and Tuscumbia — opened their doors Wednesday and welcomed students back for the 2018-19 ...

Deshler football: Tigers want to show Deshler football is back  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA – When Brandon Davenport started attending Deshler football games as a boy, he learned how much they mattered.

Intensity mounts as kickoff nears | Local News  Times Daily

Florence football coach Will Hester and Deshler football coach Bo Culver both used the same saying regarding the end of this week's practices: “The hay is in ...

Deshler's Culver earns top honor | High School  Times Daily

1st team. Quarterback – Tucker Brown, senior, Wilson – Passed for 2,394 yards and 17 TDs and rushed for 1,563 yards and 20 TDs. Running back – Carlos ...

Prep basketball: Muscle Shoals claims boys county tourney title  Times Daily

COLBERT HEIGHTS — Last year's Colbert County boys championship game was a tense drama, as Colbert County and Sheffield each struggled to gain the ...

Deshler boys fall to Cordova 56-48 in 4A NW Regional Finals  Times Daily

HANCEVILLE — Avery Sears averaged one point for every minute he was in the game. J.P. Robins… Loading... Loading... Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print ...

Prep Roundup: Deshler softball beats Muscle Shoals | Sports  Times Daily

Deshler softball reeled off 5 runs in the sixth inning to grab a come-from-behind home win Monday over Muscle Shoals, 6-4.

State volleyball: Deshler advances to Class 4A semifinal; Wilson eliminated  Times Daily

BIRMINGHAM — Deshler advanced to the Class 4A state volleyball semifinals this morning with a quick 3-0 win over Elmore County.

200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools named  WSFA

Two-hundred Alabama schools have been selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday.

Deshler 35, Colbert County 20: Deshler beats Colbert County, goes to 5-0 | High School  Times Daily

LEIGHTON — Jacoby Belue took the handoff and appeared headed for trouble. Miscommunication between the players and coaches sent the Deshler running ...

High School Volleyball: Deshler earns victory over Florence  Times Daily

Deshler got off to a fast start and went on to defeat Florence 25-15, 25-12, 22-25, 25-19 in area volleyball action Thursday night.

Tuscumbia schools emphasize attendance | Local News  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA -- The boisterous yells and cheers from Deshler Middle School students earlier this week seemed to rattle the rafters of the school's gymnasium.

Prep roundup: Deshler wins tri-match with Florence, Muscle Shoals  Times Daily

Deshler took down Florence and Muscle Shoals in high school wrestling Thursday night.

Unstoppable | Deshler |  Times Daily

HANCEVILLE — Taylor Aikerson had an ear-to-ear grin after banking in a 3-pointer to open the second half of Deshler's 56-30 win over West Limestone in the ...

Buckhorn High School is the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!  WHNT News 19

NEW MARKET, Ala. - Buckhorn High School was pumped up for this week's Pep Rally of the Week! The Bucks were loud and proud and ready for this week's ...

Academic Achievers | Life  Times Daily

Essity, a global hygiene and health company with local operations in Barton, has awarded a total of $14500 in scholarships to local students, as part of its ...

Wilson Warriors: In time of transition, what does Wilson's future look like?  Times Daily

It would be easy to look at the Wilson Warriors on paper, considering all the graduations and the new starters and the coaching change for 2018, and assume ...

Malone eyeing career in baseball | Other Local Sports  Times Daily

Sydney Malone drove her white Jeep Grand Cherokee from Massachusetts to the Providence airport on July 6, and Joey Matulovich rode shotgun. They thought ...

Colbert man indicted for manslaughter | Crime  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — A Muscle Shoals man has been indicted in connection with the death of a Colbert County teenager killed in a January traffic accident.

More coyotes being spotted, even near a school in Tuscumbia  WHNT News 19

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Early last week WHNT News 19 first reported on numerous sightings of coyotes across several Shoals cities. Since then, there have been ...

Prep football: Coaches mixed on using instant replay  Times Daily

Most area football coaches declining instant replay.

Prep Notebook: Brooks track and field athlete Lazarius Decatur signs with Alabama  Times Daily

KILLEN – Until a few weeks ago, Lazarius Decatur was not a highly-recruited track athlete.

Prep Roundup: Colbert Heights volleyball sweeps Shoals Christian  Times Daily

Emma James had 13 kills and 5 aces and Caroline Clark had 33 assists and 5 aces Tuesday as Colbert Heights swept Shoals Christian 25-19, 28-26, 25-13.

Madison Academy girls repeat as 4A state champions  WHNT News 19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ( - Alissa Hargett finally has her state championship. Hargett, a senior starter on Madison Academy's 2009 runner-up team, won a ...

4A-6A Boys All-Area Team: Muscle Shoals' Mark Sears player of year, Brooks' Brian Wright coach of year  Times Daily

At its best, the Muscle Shoals boys basketball team is perhaps the most dangerous, efficient boys team in the Shoals.

Several events scheduled to mark Veterans Day | News  Times Daily

There will be several options for residents of Colbert and Lauderdale counties to honor area veterans on Veterans Day, including celebrations in Florence and ...

Former Huntsville City Schools Athletic Director Wade Lipscomb passes away  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The North Alabama High School sports community has lost one of its own. News of the passing of former Huntsville City Schools Athletic ...

Central snaps 32-year drought, beats Deshler | Sports  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Connor Bevis knew it was time to call his play.

Demolition Day: Tornado-damaged science/band room razed at Vina High School  Times Daily

VINA — A demolition crew was at Vina High School first thing this morning, as the school's science department/band room, destroyed in a December, 2016 ...

Search and school lockdown result of high speed chase  Times Daily

BRICK HATTON — Hatton Elementary School is on lockdown as area law enforcement search the woods behind the building for a man wanted on a number of ...

Cheerleading continues to grow, evolve in the Shoals  Times Daily

Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-U-Mah! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Minn-e-so-tah!” So goes the first organized cheer, according to, used at a University ...

Statom named interim Deshler football coach | Local News  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Michael Statom will serve as Deshler High interim football coach for the rest of this season, Tuscumbia City Schools Superintendent Mary Kate ...

Prep Notebook: Six locals named to North roster for All-Star game  Times Daily

Three boys and three girls from the TimesDaily's coverage area have been chosen for the North team in the North-South All-Star Basketball games. All 60 ...

Threadgill, Tate selected to Alabama High School Hall of Fame  Opelika Auburn News

MONTGOMERY – Eleven major contributors to prep athletics, including former coaches Obadiah Threadgill III and Jerome Tate, in Alabama have been selected ...

Deshler football team dominates season of adversity following head coach’s death

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) - On a warmer than usual day in December, Deshler practices through some light rain on their field at Howard Chappell Stadium.

Florence High's move to 7A among local classification changes  Times Daily

Seven high schools in the TimesDaily's coverage area will change AHSAA classification for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years based on changes approved ...

Threat at Cherokee High School prompts more security  Times Daily

CHEROKEE — Colbert County school district officials said they immediately addressed a threat found on a bathroom wall Thursday at Cherokee High School, ...

Three locals are up for Miss Basketball | Colbert County  Times Daily

Three local high school seniors are candidates to be named 2017-18 Miss Basketball in Alabama.

Brumley is career tech Teacher of Year | Education  Times Daily

COLBERT HEIGHTS — Colbert Heights High School health science teacher Beth Brumley has been named the state's New Career Tech Teacher of the Year.

RUSSELLVILLE 24, CORNER 13: Russellville overcomes slow start | High School  Times Daily

DORA — After spotting Corner a two-touchdown lead Russellville went to work in the second quarter Friday night.

WATERLOO 38, SHOALS CHRISTIAN 6: Palmer, Irons spark Waterloo past Flame  Times Daily

FLORENCE — Bryce Palmer threw 3 touchdown passes and Christian Irons accounted for 3 scores for Waterloo as the Cougars pounded Shoals Christian 38-6 ...

Solutions sought for flooding at Cherokee High School  Times Daily

CHEROKEE — Problems with standing water have plagued the Cherokee High School football field for decades, and it appears the main culprit is a natural ...

Lauderdale Indictments 10-28-18 | Local News  Times Daily

The following were indicted during the September session of the Lauderdale County grand jury:

Person of interest in school threat is in custody  Times Daily

MUSCLE SHOALS — City schools Superintendent Brian Lindsey said the district's weekend-long investigation into a threatening note found Friday night in the ...

Gerelds: faith, love led to story of 'Woodlawn'  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA -- Before speaking Monday night at a Tuscumbia Education Foundation fundraiser, Todd Gerelds sat in the back row of the Deshler High School ...

Florence man charged in death of volunteer coach  Times Daily

FLORENCE = Police have arrested a Florence man on murder charges in connection with the death of a volunteer Deshler High School football coach whose ...

Reality football show brings Tuscumbia native fame | Local News  Times Daily

When Esquire Network officials initially approached Marecus Goodloe in 2012 about filming him while he coached his youth football team in San Antonio, Texas, ...

No charges yet, one in custody in connection with roommate's death  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Authorities said a Colbert County man is in custody after deputies discovered the body of his roommate buried in a wooded area behind their ...

Waterloo High's new greenhouse meets community's needs | Education  Times Daily

WATERLOO — About two years ago, serious interest surfaced in re-establishing the agriscience program at Waterloo High School.

‘Beauty from ashes’  Opelika Auburn News

Deshler players lean on faith, each other after coach's death to take on Super 7.

Class 1A playoffs: Hackleburg, Decatur Heritage head to deciding game  Times Daily

DECATUR — Decatur Heritage and Hackleburg split the first two games of a best-of-3 series on Friday in the second round of the Class 1A state baseball ...

Lauderdale County baseball splits doubleheader with Colbert County | High School  Times Daily

Slade Brown stepped up to the plate for his final at-bat Tuesday night, and with his Lauderdale County team ahead by 8 runs it wasn't exactly the ...

Colbert man killed in early morning Tuscumbia wreck  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Reports indicate a Colbert County man has been killed in a one-car accident that happened just before 8 a.m. this morning in Tuscumbia.

Local track athletes prepare for postseason at Muscle Shoals Invitational  Times Daily

MUSCLE SHOALS — Tyler Inman added the 110-meter hurdles to his list of events midway through last track season, and now it's the Central junior's best ...

MARK AND MICHELLE: We don't hold back  Times Daily

The window in the WFIX 91.3 FM control booth looks out over Seminary Street in downtown Florence.

Class 3A baseball: Lauderdale County drops opener | High School  Times Daily

MONTGOMERY — One of the ways the 2018 Lauderdale County baseball team has distinguished itself is through its ability to handle tough situations.

Prep Notebook: Florence's Brake, Linder chosen for All-Star Games  Times Daily

A pair of Florence High School juniors will represent the North squads in Alabama's annual All-Star Games this summer in Montgomery.

Weather could impact trick or treating | Local News  Times Daily

Forecasters are hoping trick or treaters will be able to make their rounds and be safely home before heavy rainfall begins in area Wednesday night.

2 charged after 3-county chase | Crime  Times Daily

MOULTON — A car chase that began in Colbert County just after 1 p.m. Wednesday ended about 30 minutes later when the suspects got a stolen Jeep stuck ...

Waterloo 47, Woodville 7: Palmer shines in rout of Woodville  Times Daily

WOODVILLE — Bryce Palmer threw 3 touchdown passes and also returned an interception for a touchdown as Waterloo routed Woodville on Friday night.

Sheffield Council OKs 2.4% electric rate hike | News  Times Daily

SHEFFIELD — City Council members on Monday unanimously approved a 2.4 percent electric rate increase that will be reflected on customers' October bills.

Hotel owner: FloBama noise a problem | News  Times Daily

FLORENCE — The owners of a new boutique hotel and event center have filed a complaint against their next door neighbor, claiming excessive noise from the ...

Prep Notebook: Brooks football players present special needs classmate with jersey  Times Daily

Brently Aycock is a 17-year-old Brooks High School student and a big sports fan. Knowing that, it was only fitting Wednesday afternoon he gained a new ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Florence soccer sweeps Russellville | Sports  Times Daily

Claire Borden scored 2 goals and Somer Beth Jean added a goal and an assist to lead Florence to a 4-0 victory over Russellville in girls soccer action Thursday.

Prep baseball: Hackleburg seeks great finish to good year  Times Daily

HACKLEBURG — Noah Barnett and Brynn (pronounced like “Bryan”) McGuire are two of the starting pitchers for the Hackleburg High baseball team.

Florence man charged with murder after body of volunteer Deshler coach found in Tennessee River

Florence Police arrested a man early this morning in connection with the death of a volunteer Deshler coach whose body was found Friday in the Tennessee ...

High school football - Top games each week | High School  Times Daily

Week 1 – Sheffield at Wilson (tonight). Though Wilson is in Class 4A and has more experienced players than Class 2A Sheffield, the Warriors will likely need a ...

Brooks' Villalta, Sheffield's Cummings selected Fans' Players of the Week  Times Daily

Strong hitting performances earned Sheffield's Hannah Cummings and Brooks' Carson Villalta selection as Fans' Players of the Week in voting that ended ...

A look at the ASUN: Lipscomb will be UNA's closest league neighbor  Times Daily

It's not the most pressing concern, but with North Alabama joining the ASUN it will be interesting to find out which schools might become the Lions' natural rivals.

Prep Roundup: Lexington volleyball wins Brooks Invitational | High School  Times Daily

Lexington volleyball downed Deshler, Saint John Paul II, Russellville and Brooks to to reach the championship game of the Brooks tournament Saturday.

Spring show will go on despite resignation | Education  Times Daily

FLORENCE — The resignation of Florence High School Choral Director Brad White won't halt plans for the school's annual Connection Spring Show.

Hubbard found guilty of capital murder | News  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — For the first time during the week-long trial, Thomas Hubbard showed emotion Thursday when a Colbert County jury found him guilty of capital ...

AUSTIN 17, FLORENCE 9: Black Bears' goal-line stand frustrates Falcons  Times Daily

Sometimes, inches are all a team needs to win. Austin's defense had its back against the wall up eight points with just over 80 seconds to play. One small step ...

Sports briefs: Muscle Shoals football player Terrell McDonald commits to UAB  Times Daily

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Muscle Shoals' McDonald. commits to UAB Blazers. Terrell McDonald, a rising senior at Muscle Shoals High School, announced on ...

Prep roundup: Florence, Hatton lead way in cross country meet  Times Daily

Hatton High swept Class 1A-3A boys and girls team titles and Florence's Mary Claire Ridgeway was one of three individual champions from the Shoals area in ...

State Legislature recognizes Barton plant | Local News  Times Daily

BARTON — Essity, a global hygiene and health company that has manufacturing operations in Barton Industrial Park, has received a state commendation for ...

Law and order 8-26-18 | Crime  Times Daily

ARRESTS. Lauderdale sheriff. • Quinn P. Erwin, 41, 220 Lauderdale 85, Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance. • Brandon C. Foster, 36, ...

Alzheimer's Symposium set for Friday | Local News  Times Daily

FLORENCE — The area's 25th annual Alzheimer's Symposium is Friday at Crosspoint Church of Christ.

Pisgah topples Lauderdale County girls | High School  Times Daily

BIRMINGHAM — Slowly getting up from their seats, the Lauderdale County girls headed toward midcourt to receive a trophy.

UNA SOCCER: Lions ready for title game | UNA Sports  Times Daily

FLORENCE — It seemed worth asking after Tuesday night's North Alabama soccer practice what the Lions would have thought if someone had told them back in ...

'Tykes' coming to Shoals to take on Florence team  Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA -- Tuscumbia native Marecus Goodloe is bringing his "Friday Night Tykes" to the Shoals to play a Florence team.

Law and Order 6-2-18 | Crime  Times Daily

ARRESTS. Rogersville police. • Jason L. Ghrigsby, 38, 2208 Lauderdale 88, Anderson; driving on a suspended license, second-degree possession of ...

Mo Brooks keeps congressional seat | Local News  Times Daily

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, of Huntsville, has won a fifth term in Congress representing the 5th District Tennessee Valley region of north Alabama.

Phil Campbell 46, Cold Springs 29 (girls): Bobcats advance to state semifinals  Times Daily

HANCEVILLE — Plenty of supporters were present Monday afternoon to watch Phil Campbell girls basketball play for the 2A Northwest Regional title, and more ...

Ex-Skynyrd guitarist Ed King remembered | News  Times Daily

Guitarist/producer Jimmy Johnson said "Sweet Home Alabama" by the legendary Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs of ...

Prep golf: Muscle Shoals boys, girls repeat Class 6A titles; Olive wins in 5A  Times Daily

FORD CITY — Playing not far from their school, the Muscle Shoals boys and girls golf teams made it back-to-back Class 6A golf championships Tuesday at the ...

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