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FLORENCE – Over 80 volunteers had beautiful day to conduct a successful cleanup recently around Florence. The volunteers removed over 2,000 pounds of trash from city streets. A few random pictures courtesy of Florence Recycling are here.

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FLORENCE – World-class storytellers and musicians will be in Florence at the Shoals Theatre on May 19- 21 to regale expected crowds with tales of heart, humor, and music as The Shoals Storytelling Festival continues with the 11th Annual event in north Alabama.

MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College will host its 2021-2022 commencement ceremonies Thursday, May 12 outdoors on the Shoals campus. 

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FLORENCE – The Burrell Schools Alumni Association is celebrating the legacy of historic Black Florence schools with special “Keepers from the Bleachers” plaques. The Association has commissioned a limited number of unique keepsakes created from original wood from the Burrell School Gymnasium…

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FLORENCE – The Shoals Writers Guild will host a community outreach program geared toward widows at 4pm on Thursday, May 19 in the colonnade on the ground floor of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. 

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SHOALS – Eleven months is too long to wait. However, the Courier Journal-Shoals Pet Picture Contest is back and we are underway for our 34th year.

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May 7th is Derby Day in Kentucky and Churchill Downs will be full of fans sipping Mint Julips and cheering on their favorite horses. But if you could go back in time about 175 years you would see that The Shoals area had a similar reputation.

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FLORENCE – Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area programs coordinator, Terrence Johnson, took to the water this past weekend to start a kayaker’s dream trip – paddling the length of the Tennessee River and completing a 652-mile journey.

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FLORENCE – The American Heart Association recently presented the 2021 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards to hospitals around the country.

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SHOALS – The Shoals Alabama Kidney Foundation’s 2022 Walk & Celebration takes place on Sunday, May 1 from 1-3pm at River Heritage Park in Florence, adjacent to the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Henry J. King, President of King Realty & Auction Co. is the honorary chair of the lo…

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FLORENCE – Rock Steady Boxing YMCA of the Shoals is joining millions in observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month during April. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which causes deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. Rock Steady Boxing YMCA of th…

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SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent distributed over $21,338 in cash donations along with 4,408 items of non-perishable food in support of the 8th Annual Food Share drive, “Feed a Family for $5 with Food Share” campaign.  These donations created a financial impact of $34,562 for local food banks ac…

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Todd Ouellette was hired as a sales consultant for Long-Lewis, a Bessemer, AL Ford dealer in 1983 at the age of 19.   Long Lewis’ owner,  Vaughn Burrell, saw potential in the graduate of George C. Wallace State Community College.  

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Long-Lewis Automotive Group in cooperation with The Long-Lewis Foundation is awarding one local person each month $500 and a Certificate of Appreciation to reward and recognize their efforts for Outstanding Community Service to the Shoals community. February’s winner was Evan…

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FLORENCE – Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa and UNA Culinary Department present the Shoals’ most extraordinary treat on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-9:30pm.  The Inaugural UNAfied event is a culinary extravaganza with proceeds going to the Jeff Eubanks Endowment with the UNA Foundation.