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LEIGHTON – New signage on US Highway 157 was recently installed to direct visitors to the  LaGrange College Site in Leighton.  LaGrange is listed on the Alabama Register of Historic Places and is the forerunner of the University of North Alabama.  The site has been operated by the non-profit…

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MUSCLE SHOALS — The 2021 North Alabama State Fair gets underway September 21-26, and the excitement was building well before this week. 

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FLORENCE – WFIX 91.3 FM and four stations associated with Singing River Media group will host a “Park and Pray” at 6pm on Thursday, September 23 at North Alabama Medical Center. 

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TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Historical Commission recently added a Tuscumbia property to the official Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Shady Dell, the home of Dr. A.W. Davis, the first African American physician and surgeon in Tuscumbia, was among eleven sites which were  included in …

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FLORENCE – Representatives with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management were in town last Wednesday, and they did not show up empty-handed.   Blake Schmidt and Rick Kelsey with ADEM’s Materials Management division made stops at Shoals Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center in Tusc…

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FLORENCE – The Florence Rotary Club, the Greater Shoals/Sheffield Rotary Club, and the Rotaract Club of University of North Alabama recently announced the founding of Rotary STAR Park, a Sensory, Tactile, and Adaptive Recreation park for all children. The park commemorates 100 years of Rotar…

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FLORENCE – The Shoals Symphony Orchestra at the University of North Alabama invites you to this year’s performances as it celebrates its 39th season with the theme, “From Let It Be to Under The Sea.” Shows in this year’s concert series were selected to appeal to all residents of the Shoals b…

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DECATUR – Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (CAPNA) hosted the grand opening of its new Lauderdale County Early Learning Center on last week at 1410 Glory Way off Cox Creek Parkway adjacent to CrossPoint Church of Christ in Florence. 

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare- losing a child. In early April 2015, Chris and Amanda Knight’s world came crashing down around them when their infant daughter, Sadie passed away in her crib.

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MUSCLE SHOALS – The U.S. Department of Education announced recently that Northwest-Shoals Community College will receive three federal Talent Search grants totaling $1,101,938 per year for five years.  This will help more low-income students who would be the first members of their families t…

FLORENCE – The city of Florence has received a grant award for maximum funding amount to purchase vital equipment for North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) to use in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Although I am saddened by the need, I am thankful for the opportunity to assist with providing l…

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SHOALS – Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System Jimmy H. Baker last week announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Cox as Interim President of Northwest-Shoals Community College.   Cox replaced Glenda Cologross and he began his tenure on August 19.     

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MUSCLE SHOALS – The 1st Annual Shoals CASA Music Fest gets underway at 4pm on Saturday, August 28 at the new Muscle Shoals Amphitheater just behind the Muscle Shoals City Hall on Avalon Ave.

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SHOALS – More than 30 of Alabama’s mayors have signed up during the last week to help encourage Alabamians to get vaccinated, and others are joining daily.  Florence’s Andy Betterton, Muscle Shoals’ Mike Lockhart, and Sheffield’s Steve Stanley have each enrolled in the Mayors’ challenge.

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FLORENCE – Highland Baptist Church will host the Shoals Family Summit beginning at 6pm August 25.  The five-week series considers a different topic each Wednesday night through September 22.  Participants will gain valuable resources to help them best lead their family in our current culture…

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FLORENCE–Renewed Spirits is hosting a benefit dinner at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center featuring Elizabeth Smart on Tuesday, September 28.   Renewed Spirits is a nonprofit counseling service that works with the underserved in our community through various programs including Equine Therapy.  

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FLORENCE - After a nationwide search, officials at the University of North Alabama last week announced Dr. Joshua M. Looney as its new Athletic Director. The seasoned veteran has experience in athletics at universities in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and two professional sports franchises. He wil…

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FLORENCE – The Renaissance of Florence, an assisted living community at 3275 Co. Rd. 47, is sweetening up their days with their own beehives on-site.  The hives are healthy and undisturbed, located outside the community in the back corner of the courtyard nestled among the many trees.

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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.