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FROG POND, AL – Rockin’ Eco Hero and national PBS TV star - Steve Trash recently announced the opening of Alabama Academy of Magic, a brand new SEL (social and emotional learning) educational opportunity created just for Alabama kids. Alabama Academy of Magic (AAM for short) exclusively uses…

SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent’s 8th Annual Shelter Share drive to benefit local animal shelters us underway.  All locations of Bank Independent, along with Shelter Share partner, Pet Depot, will serve as donation points for pet food and supplies designated for local animal shelters through May 21.

MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is offering students who have not been enrolled at NW-SCC since the 2019 fall semester an opportunity to start back to college this summer tuition free. The priority deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 15, 2021. 

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SHEFFIELD – The Syed Scholarship Foundation has selected 10 high school seniors and 1 medical student to receive $1,000 scholarships in Dr. Faizullah Syed’s name.  The following students in the Shoals were selected based on their academic achievement,  involvement in school activities and th…

FLORENCE – The Friends Bookstore in the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is now accepting donations of books and recent magazines.  Bring your donations by the back entrance of the library on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am-2pm, and you will find a volunteer or library staff member to assi…

FLORENCE – The Massive Chloe’s Fund Yard/Estate Sale takes place Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22 from 7am- 2pm at the Florence Lauderdale Animal Services building at 3240 Roberson Road in Florence.  Chloe’s Fund Volunteers have been culling Estate and Yard Sales and 

FLORENCE – Arts Alive, downtown Florence’s visual arts festival is taking place in Wilson Park and at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts on the weekend of May 15 and 16.  The festival will be open on Saturday from 9 am-5 pm, and on Sunday from 10am-5pm. Approximately 80 artists, working in…

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TUSCUMBIA - The Ritz Theatre is kicking off its 2021 season with an outdoor production of Split in Three. The play will be performed on The Commons in front of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Shows will be at 2pm on May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23. The May 16 performance will be followed…

THE 4TH ANNUAL BLUE LIGHT VIGIL - HONOR THE FALLEN on Saturday, May 15, 7pm. Come out and show support for all the fallen police officers of 2019-2020. This event will have guest speakers such as Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and fellow law enforcement officers. After the guest speakers, all Law …

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We were surprised and saddened to hear about the recent passing of Florence resident, Euell T. White at age 87.   A Facebook post on his page …

In recent years, scientific studies have provided strong evidence that exposure to the pesticide paraquat significantly increases risks of Par…

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A local agent can be a valuable asset to you when signing up for a Medicare Plan. Any agent offering Medicare plans must be licensed by the St…

I am privileged to have met many thousands of fascinating people in my last three decades in this business and featured some of them in this c…

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When Noah Yawn headed out for Oak Mountain State Park in October 2020, he was planning to take part in a survey for a tree found only in Alabama. What he didn’t expect was to also stumble upon…