MEMPHIS, TN – Several local young ladies are among the 500 elementary, junior high, and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2021 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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MEMPHIS, TN – Several local young ladies are among the 500 elementary, junior high, and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2021 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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FLORENCE – A well-known retired teacher of science and gifted education for the Florence City School system  has recently published her 15th book.

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SHEFFIELD — Medical Associates of the Shoals, P.C., last week broke ground on a new 6,300 square-foot medical facility on Cloverdale Road in Florence.  The state-of-the-art facility will provide primary care as well as walk-in urgent care.   

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FLORENCE – The 2nd Annual Trax4MAX Turkey Trot 5k takes place in downtown Florence on Thursday, November 25 in memory of Max Barnett, a long-time supporter of the YMCA of the Shoals.   Barnett passed away in 2020 after a three-year battle with Glioblastoma (GBM), a cancerous brain tumor.   A…

SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent’s 11th Annual Toy Share drive for area children is underway.   The Bank will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at any Bank Independent location through December 3.   This year as for of a touchless option, Toy Share can also accept monetary donations throug…

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MONTGOMERY – Brylee Goode of Lauderdale County exhibited the Shorthorn Champion during the Alabama National Fair Youth Beef Cattle Heifer Show at Teague Arena in Montgomery in October. Fair livestock shows are sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance.  Goode also exhibi…

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FLORENCE – According to NW-SCC Director of Advancement, Katie Smith, the Northwest-Shoals Community College Foundation recently received a $100,000 private donation to start the West Florence Scholarship Fund for residents in public and income-based housing in West Florence. 

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SHEFFIELD – Two Northwest-Shoals Community College students are among ten local recipients of the 2021/2022 Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship awarded through Bank Independent. Both students were recognized at a reception held in their honor at the Hospitality Center on the Shoals Cam…

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FLORENCE – Sonja Croone, owner of Smiling Faces Photography was shocked and humbled as she was presented with a Key to the city by Florence Mayor, Andy Betterton, during a recent cancer survivor’s event in Florence.  

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College Interim President Dr. Chris Cox announced Tuesday morning the reinstatement of athletic programs at the College. Beginning in fall of 2022, NW-SCC will field men’s baseball and women’s softball teams. 

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MUSCLE SHOALS – The Muscle Shoals High School Show Choir will present its 10th anniversary iMpulse Show Choir, The DECA Year November 13-15 at Muscle Shoals High School.    

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SHOALS – Plans are in the works for Reed’s Metals of Florence to cover one special family this Christmas. We’re not talking about a few generic gifts and a turkey dinner.  

SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce hosted the Spirit of the Shoals Awards at Cypress Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse in mid-October.  The bi-annual gathering of Shoals businesses and community celebrated Shoals area successes over the past two years and honored individuals working toward th…

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Jennifer Denton was recently named the Long-Lewis Hero of the Month for September.

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FLORENCE – October 21 was International Credit Union Day, and Florence Mayor Andy Betterton took the occasion to recognize Florence’s seven credit unions with a city-wide proclamation recognizing the work each of these institutions has done for our community. Credit Unions have served the ar…

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FLORENCE – Florence Federal Credit Union has begun construction on its new state of the art full-branch location on Tennessee Street in Downtown Florence.  That branch has serviced the Shoals community and FFCU’s 4,000 members for over 40 years.  

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BIRMINGHAM – Barber Motorsports Park and Museum in Birmingham has hosted the Barber Vintage Festival for 16 consecutive years.  It is one of the largest vintage motorcycle festivals in the United States taking place this year October 8-10.   Over 50,000 fans attended this year’s event that f…

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SHOALS – Advertising effectiveness was the focus of a recent study by ThinkNewsBrands, through its “Benchmark and Payback Series.” 

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MUSCLE SHOALS --The Northwest-Shoals Community College Foundation presents a Metallica Scholars Initiative Benefit Concert. The benefit features Iron Horse and The Fiddleworms on Thursday, October 21, outdoors on the Shoals campus.  Gates will open at 5:30pm with music starting at 6pm.