FLORENCE – Many of us remember some inspiring words from our coaches over the years. Some readers were fortunate enough to be coached by Noona Kennard, Brenda Mayes, or Vickie Nichols. A new generation of coaches has the chance to be impacted by all three this Saturday before lunch.

GULF SHORES – The Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Florence 10U Softball All-Star team won the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Rec All Star World Series in Gulf Shores earlier this month, blowing through the tournament with a 6-0 record.

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FLORENCE – The Cadillacs are sponsoring their 5th Annual “TRIBUTE TO THE STARS” of the 1950’s/60’s/70’s this Saturday, August 7 at 7pm at the Florence Lauderdale Coliseum of of Veterans Drive.

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Summer Olympics just don’t energize me like they have in years past. It isn’t a single thing, but a series and many years of changing situations.

FLORENCE–The Zodiac Players and the Gingerbread Players joined forces and bank accounts in 2008 to purchase the Shoals Theatre, making it the home for community theatre in downtown Florence.

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FLORENCE – Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is hosting an art workshop for children ages eight and above on the weekend of August 7-8 with art educator, Jamie Lynch, teaching a two-part Batik print workshop. Hours are Saturday, August 7 from 10am-noon, and Sunday, August 8 from 1-3pm. Th…

THE COLBERT COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION FOR 2020 had to be postponed due to Covid-19. That class will be honored on Friday August 6. Due to the ongoing restrictions and concerns, there will not be a banquet this year. However, the induction ceremony takes place at the Ritz Theatre i…

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

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FLORENCE – The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library’s front lawn will be transformed into a family fun game venue beginning at 6pm Thursday, August 5 when the Friends of the Library organization presents “Game Night with Friends.”

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SHEFFIELD - The Rescue Me Project hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 31 in Sheffield to commemorate the opening of the new RMP Mega Center/School, formerly Southwest Elementary School. This facility is located at 1300 S.W. 8th Street in Sheffield will be used to offer structured progra…

LEOMA, TN – A tiny community in Lawrence county, Tennessee might seem an unlikely place for a botanical garden, but the USA Today Network and Gannett media company are putting it on a national stage.

In our last exciting installment, we discussed the Filter Bubble. To refresh: Your news and information from the internet is filtered by algor…

On a Medicare card Part A will have the word “Hospital” beside it. Because of that Medicare Part A is most commonly known as the inpatient or …

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Steffy learned a secret about Finn’s past. Finn and Steffy later announced to their families their impending weddin…

Do you own shares of stock, or other assets like mutual funds, that have appreciated in value in recent years? If the stock is held in a taxab…

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) provides several youth dove hunt opportunities throughout the state ea…

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The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will begin accepting entries on Monday, August 2, 2021. This year’s contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural…

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Registration for the fall 2021 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens on August 4 at 6 p.m. for first-time attendees and August 8 at 6 p.m. for both first-timers and those who have pr…