Colbert County

Colbert County, Alabama

201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8500
Fax: (256) 386-8510

On northwestern border of AL, south of Florence; organized Feb 6, 1867 from Franklin County. Name Origin: For George and Levi Colbert, two Cherokee Indian brothers

Area (sq mi):: 623.61 (land 594.53; water 29.08) Population per square mile: 91.90
Population 2005: 54,660 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 54,984 (White 80.90%; Black or African American 16.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,533; median household $31,954; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,216-$23,219
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Muscle Shoals (12,395)

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    In a similar incident, a Colbert County High School teacher, Kenneth Clint Nunley, killed himself in December 2017. His suicide came just 15 days after the school located in Leighton, Alabama, put him on an administrative leave pending the results of a personnel investigation, an NBC-affiliated television station, ( WAFF-TV  reported.
    Vickie Gasque, who teaches business education at Colbert County High School, has known Ryan for about four years.
    "Thirty-four years after he was first sentenced to death for the murder of a Colbert County man, Thomas Arthur's protracted attempt to escape justice is finally at an end," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement.
    Neighboring Colbert County, home for the coal ash plant and directly across the Tennessee River from Lauderdale County, showed only a slight, but insignificant, increase in AD mortality rates, as compared to other watershed areas and to state rates.
    Colbert County, AL commissioners want more information before addressing a request to form a solid waste authority that would be used to help a landfill owner sell tax-exempt bonds to finance improvements.
    12 ALABAMA: Riverton Community Hunting Area offers 6,625 acres of public deer hunting in Colbert County, in the state's northwest corner.
    McCord was held at the Colbert County Jail on $10,000 bond after his arrest at the Birmingham school earlier.
    Florence is located in Lauderdale County, just across the Tennessee River from Colbert County. During the planning stages for the hotel, both counties were dry, (i.e., alcoholic beverages could not be sold in either county).