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FLORENCE – Allison Mackey, a Florence resident and secretary of the Shoals Writers Guild, has won the 2021 Southern Christian Writers Conference Notable Book Award for Traditionally Published Fiction with her debut novel, “The Edge of Everywhen,” published by Lifeway (B&H Kids) in May of 2020. 

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FLORENCE - Project Help is a Florence Utilities assistance program in partnership with the Help Center located at 621 S Court Street, Florence. The partnership provides an easy way for concerned citizens to help provide warmth and light to those in need. Many people of Lauderdale County will…

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FLORENCE – North Alabama Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of a new robot to its multi-disciplinary robotic-assisted surgery program. The robot can be used in a wide range of specialty services available at NAMC including general surgery, gynecology, urology and hernia repair. 

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Housing Finance Authority has been authorized to implement the State’s new COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program. Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Alabama is funded entirely by a $263 million congressional grant under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 20…

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FLORENCE – During a recent ceremony at UNA on Sixth in Tuscumbia, the Culinary Arts Management program in the School of the Arts at the University of North Alabama was officially named for 1996 UNA graduate Jeff Eubanks.

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FLORENCE - Junior League of the Shoals placed the second of several Little Libraries on the campus of Florence’s Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The church is located at 129 N. Cherokee St.  There will be other Little Libraries placed in various Shoals locations through…

FLORENCE – United Way of Northwest Alabama’s Northwest Alabama Covid Emergency Fund recently received a very generous donation from Orsted on behalf of its Muscle Shoals Project.  The money will be distributed in phases. The first will help alleviate some of the financial burden those in the…

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FLORENCE – North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) is offering bamlanivimab and casirivimab and imdevimab, a new monoclonal antibody therapy, for treatment of non-hospitalized patients with a mild or moderate case of COVID-19.   The drug was developed by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Rege…

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MUSCLE SHOALS — When Barbara Moomaw’s 77th birthday was approaching this year, her husband of 56 years, Jimmy, conspired with his Washington Park Baptist Church family to celebrate in the safest way possible through a card drive.

I’m writing this act of kindness that two different people showed to me at the Dollar Store on Huntsville Road  recently. 

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TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Art Association welcomes noted Birmingham artist and Notre Dame graduate, Amy R. Peterson, for an all-day plein air workshop on Saturday, May 1 from 8:30–4 at the  Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia.

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SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent recently announced the internal promotions of team members Tracey Williams, Kyle Mangum, and David Greenfield 

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College and Helen Keller Hospital are partnering to provide vaccines to area residents. A vaccine clinic for ages 75 and over was operated January 18 on the NW-SCC Shoals campus. 

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MUSCLE SHOALS - The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) currently offers industry-led training certifications at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

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FLORENCE – Florence City Schools recently announced the acquisition of a custom-built concession truck it calls The Falcon Feeder and a dream purchase of the FCS Child Nutrition Program.

Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. According to the American Lung Association, tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer. Smokers also may have an increased risk o…