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FLORENCE – University of North Alabama Alumnus of the Year and Grammy Award winner John Paul White will perform as part of the “Home for the Holidays” concert at 7pm on Wednesday, December 4 in Norton Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds will benefit the John Paul White Entertain…

Connell Cornelius of Lauderdale County exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Alabama Born & Bred Lamb in the Market Division of the Youth Sheep Show during the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery recently. The Alabama Meat Goat & Sheep Committee sponsored the Alabama Born & Bred c…

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LEXINGTON – Darrell and Kim Glover are the owners of Lexington Alabama Music Publishing Company and the Lampco, Kim’s World Records, JCFC Record Labels, a recording studio and the Family Theater located in downtown Lexington.

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FLORENCE – The law firm of McCutcheon & Hamner has renewed their semi-annual Wills for Warriors program this November to offer free simple wills, durable powers of attorney, and living wills to all first responders, veterans, and active service members. The program began November 8 in ho…

Prepare your evergreens now before winter weather takes its toll on your boxwood, camellias, and rhododendrons. Winter wind, sun, frozen soil, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on our plants, especially evergreens.

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation S-STEM program that will fund scholarships to academically promising, low-income students from Alabama’s rural school districts. Known as STEM Scholars, these students will begin their UN…

FLORENCE – The Annual Veterans Day program in Florence takes place November 11 at the Florence-Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial at 301 Veterans Park Drive north of Wilson Dam. The public and all veterans and their relatives are especially invited to attend.

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SHEFFIELD – The Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Spotlight on Excellence Awards is an annual event to honor persons who live or were born in Colbert or Lauderdale county and have made significant contributions to the community.

MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and Northwest Alabama high schools are partnering through the Alabama Community College System’s (ACCS) Clean Home Alabama Initiative from November 1-11 to help beautify the state.

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FLORENCE – Florence Exchange Club sponsors numerous events in the community that allow its membership to invest more than $10,000 annually in a variety of non-profit and community organizations. The club seeks to provide funds that allow community agencies to serve. It also seeks to actively…

FLORENCE – The American Cancer Society of the Shoals invites you to attend Singing River Social 2 on Saturday, November 2 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center beginning at 6pm.

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FLORENCE – Crime and Fire Prevention has been a major avenue of Exchange service since the 1940s. Since its inception, Exchange’s crime and fire prevention program has been endorsed by nearly every U.S. President and many of the nation’s leading law enforcement officials. Members of the Exch…

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FLORENCE - Mayor Steve Holt is excited to announce new PLATINUM designation by the TVA Valley Sustainable Community Program for the City of Florence. This exceptional achievement is through the efforts of many organizations and businesses in the Florence community.

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SHEFFIELD – Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield an Open House and ribbon-cutting for its newly-renovated Emergency Department on Friday, October 25.

AUBURN – For farmers in Alabama, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. They are working around the clock to harvest and transport the crops they worked hard to grow. During this time, farmers use many different pieces of large equipment. Using this harvest equipment comes with its ow…

FLORENCE – October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Shoals Community Clinic’s Well Woman Project is helping the women of our area keep their health “In the Pink.” The Well Woman Project provides cancer screening to low-income, uninsured women of the Shoals throughout the year…

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Foundation will feature a magic show from award-winning magician, Dr. Gary Flegal, at the 27th annual Pathfinders Dinner Tuesday, October 29 at George’s 217 in Sheffield.

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FLORENCE – Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) has completed its economic impact analysis, a 12-18 month process for the new Agricultural Event Center Master Plan. The Ag Center has been planned on approximately 170 acres of land south of Hwy 72 in Florence.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted students from 15 area schools for the 2019 Northwest Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Game Day Saturday (October 5) in the Patriot Center gym on the Shoals Campus. Creekside Academy led the…

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FLORENCE – The Florence Council Auditorium was full of community leaders last week joining efforts for the upcoming Census 2020. After performing the 2010 Census, federal officials estimate the population of Florence was undercounted by as much as 30%. This cost the community significant funding.

MUSCLE SHOALS -- Helen Keller Hospital donated a 2007 Ford ambulance to the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program this week. The ambulance will be used to train students on simulating emergency calls.

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FLORENCE – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced earlier this month that Kilby Laboratory School has been selected as one of the 21 Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College Public Relations Department received six awards and was recently recognized for its outstanding marketing and public relations efforts by the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA).

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FLORENCE–The City of Florence Gas & Water Department recently purchased 22 acres of land upstream from the city’s Cypress Creek drinking water plant to establish a greenspace buffer for the drinking water plant.

TUSCUMBIA – “A Century of Quilts,” an exhibit selected largely from the extensive personal collection of Glenn Rikard, many made in the Tennessee Valley region and dating from 100 years ago to the present, will be on display, beginning on Wednesday, October 2 - Saturday, October 26 at Belle …

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Essity is a leading global professional hygiene company with paper production and distribution operations and 500 employees in Barton. Global Safety Week is a dedicated weeklong activity where ALL Essity sites worldwide (48,000 team members) spend a week celebrating safety and recognizing te…

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KILLEN – Fall brings to mind crisp days, cool nights, pumpkin spice, and college football for most people. However, for the crew of Arx Mortis, fall means terrorizing thousands of thrill-seeking patrons looking for some haunted entertainment on weekends in October. The crew is known as the M…

ST. FLORIAN – The 17th Annual Saint Florian Oktoberfest Celebrating German Heritage takes place on Saturday, October 5 from 9am–7pm.

FLORENCE – Sustainability is at the forefront of Southwire’s strategic plan for growth and community involvement. Part of that initiative is finding new ways to give back to the community while Growing Green.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - In cooperation with North Alabama Works, Northwest-Shoals Community College will host the Worlds of Work (WOW) career expo on Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27.

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SHEFFIELD – A night of laughter cannot stop child abuse, but it can bring people together to help abused and neglected children. Shoals CASA is hosting the 2nd Annual L.a.f. Comedy Event to bring Laughter, Awareness, and Fundraising to the stage to raise money to continue the agency’s advoca…

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MUSCLE SHOALS - The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) currently offers industry-led training certifications at Northwest-Shoals Community College. The MSSC training center at NW-SCC is an industry-led training, assessment, and certification system focused on the core skills and kn…

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MUSCLE SHOALS - The North Alabama State Fair will celebrate 85 Years of Fun at the Muscle Shoals Fairgrounds beginning Tuesday, September 17 – Sunday, September 22, and will feature events throughout the week.

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TUSCUMBIA – Colbert County’s newest tourist attraction will take visitors and area residents back in time and guide them through the earliest history of the county.

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FLORENCE — Greenway Automotive recently donated seven cars to the Drivers Ed departments of area school systems.

FLORENCE – Executive Assistant, Sandra Morgan, retired last week after faithfully serving the City of Florence and in the Mayor’s office for 42 years. Her knowledge, steady presence, and dedication will be greatly missed.

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TUSCUMBIA – American Indians from throughout the nation are headed to Tuscumbia to share the stories and traditions of their ancestors. The 19th Annual Oka Kapassa, Return to Coldwater Festival, is September 13-14.

MUSCLE SHOALS - Do not miss the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Ready to Work (RTW) Program’s new student session beginning Tuesday, September 9, for individuals at least 16 years of age who are seeking a new or more fulfilling career.

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Recently, a guest speaker at the University of North Alabama reminded us that we must be willing to dream big if we expect our students to do the same.

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FLORENCE – Florence Mayor, Steve Holt, recognized and commended Billy Reid for his outstanding achievements in fashion and his influential investment in the fashion industry while bringing recognition to the Shoals area. His contributions continue to inspire both current and future fashion d…

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FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will kick of its second season as a Division I program at home this week with a special Thursday night game against the Missouri Valley Conference member, Western Illinois. The WIU Fighting Leathernecks play what is arguably the most rugged conferen…

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SHOALS – Let’s see, I can always have the Outlaw Ribeye or any of the other delectable steaks. The baby back ribs are fall off the bone, the Napa grilled chicken is amazingly flavorful, and the Cowboy pork chops are tantalizing- as is the salmon. Well, I know I’m starting off with the Wind W…

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Walking through the threshold of the old Grace Church building in Sheffield brings all your senses alive. The smell of the fresh paint, lumber, and coffee waft through the air. The light streaming through the stained-glass windows is enough to take your breath away. You can almost imagine pe…

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Parks website – alapark.com – earned a Platinum Award in the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals dotCOMM competition. The Platinum Award is the highest honor presented in the competition.

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey ceremoniously signed House Bill 261 into law on last week. This makes Alabama the ninth state to pass a law mandating human trafficking training for new CDL drivers.

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FLORENCE – Students at the University of North Alabama have indicated interest in a university-owned multipurpose facility that would allow for a wide range of events such as band competitions, football and soccer games, Spring Fling events, movie nights, concerts, graduation, and other even…

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RUSSELLVILLE – Plenty of fruity fun is on tap the third weekend in August when summer’s favorite snack takes center stage during the annual Watermelon Festival August 16-17 in Russellville. The festival offers arts and crafts, a variety of watermelon contests, car and truck show, tractor sho…