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FLORENCE – The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, recented awarded monetary grants to 143 institutions designed to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education projects to schools throughout t…

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FLORENCE – Riverhill School in Florence is bringing nationally known author, syndicated columnist, and family psychologist, John Rosemond, to the Shoals in late January. 

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FLORENCE – Members of the University of North Alabama campus community came together to celebrate the institution’s 190th birthday last week. Students received free t-shirts and cupcakes as part of the Founders’ Day celebration. President Ken Kitts spoke on behalf of the University and its l…

FLORENCE – The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library in cooperation with the Mutual Investment Club of Florence (MICF), TVA Community Credit Union, and the Alabama/Emerald Coast Chapter of Better Investing are offering several opportunities in the coming year to GET SMART on your finances and i…

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FLORENCE – The Cadillacs will present The Ultimate Oldies Show on Saturday, January 18 at 7pm at the Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum. This is the 4th Annual Fundraiser benefiting One Place of the Shoals,

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Listerhill Credit Union hoisted a ceremonial ground-breaking last week for its new flagship member service center at the corner of Woodward and Avalon in Muscle Shoals. 

TUSCUMBIA – The Colbert County Children’s Policy Council hosted the 2019 Fall Semester Character in Action (CIA) Awards last week in District Court Judge Chad Coker’s courtroom in the Colbert County Courthouse in Tuscumbia.

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FLORENCE – Dr. Michael Pretes, Geography Professor at the University of North Alabama, has earned the Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring award by the South East Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG).

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FLORENCE – Beth Brumley, the Coordinator and Primary Health Science Instructor at the Colbert County School System has been named the 2020 National ACTE New Teacher of the Year. The Association for Career and Technical Education recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions tow…

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SHOALS – Shoals Elks Lodge is the smallest Elks Lodge in Alabama with only 70 members. However, it is putting forth big efforts in the Shoals. With the help from a grant received from the Alabama Elks Trust, the Shoals Elks Lodge recently donated 28 bicycles to the United Way of Northwest Al…

FLORENCE – On the heels of a multi-million dollar settlement for a car accident client, Tom McCutcheon and Joel Hamner, partners in the Shoals-based law firm McCutcheon & Hamner, received notification that they had been accepted as members in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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FLORENCE – More than a million pounds of trash and debris was salvaged and recycled from the demolition of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. According to a report produced by Renascent, the demolition contractor, only 4% of material was disposed of in a landfill. Officials with North Alabama M…

BIRMINGHAM – School classrooms are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Teaching children about the flu and other contagious diseases starts at home, but it should continue at school as well.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College will offer an evening bachelor’s degree program on the Shoals campus through Huntingdon College in January. Earlier today, the two colleges signed an agreement that will provide students with an accelerated path to earning a bachelor’s degre…

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Shoals CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) helped provide three siblings with the gift of a permanent home this holiday season after a three-year battle in the court system.

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WASHINGTON D.C. – A local high school student met with the offices of Sen. Doug Jones, Sen. Richard Shelby and Rep. Robert Aderholt in July 2019 to discuss legislation to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic by cracking down on flavored tobacco products that appeal to kids. He shared speci…

CHEROKEE – TEC in Cherokee is the recipient of a matching grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Colbert County Community Broadband Project for $2,672,910. The project will add fiber internet connectivity to over 400 households in the Allsboro, Mynot, Maud, Mhoontown…

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FLORENCE – Chuck Leavell decided he wanted to make a living performing and recording music at age 13 after seeing Ray Charles in concert.