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SHEFFIELD – Keller Breast Program has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national breast cancer nonprofit organization that provides trusted information and a community of support, to host a series of webinars for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45.

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A man of humanity is one who….desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain.  

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Ms. Charlotte Perrett of Muscle Shoals turned 99 years old on Monday, September 14.   She was born in 1921 and is a resident of Muscle Shoals.  All 5 of her children are still living.  They are - from oldest to youngest: Mattie Johnson of Cherokee, AL, James Freeman of Killeen, TX, Barbarise…

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When someone is missing or being held against their will, there are loved ones and friends in their hometown who have to deal with this tragedy, searching diligently for them, hoping to learn of their fate, and to reunite soon.

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LORETTO – The “Sweet Caroline Tour” will be in Loretto at the Stone Theater on Friday, September 18.

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FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is launching its Legacy Initiative September 8 as a means of rebuilding Harrison Fountain and Plaza after the fountain collapsed in December of 2019 and to ensure the perpetual vitality of the University.

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FLORENCE – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network last week announced the selection of Adventech, Inc of Florence as the 2020 Small Manufacturer of the Year.

FLORENCE–First Metro Bank recently announced the promotion of three bank officers as a result of the dedication and commitment they have continuously demonstrated throughout the years.  

FLORENCE - The University of North Alabama has completed its 2020 fall football schedule with the announcement that the Lions will open the season on October 3 in Lynchburg, VA., against FBS opponent Liberty University.

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SHOALS – Mary Day Smith is widely known in local military and veteran’s circles.  She makes her presence felt. The Adjutant and past Commander of the American Legion Post 11 in Florence was named Shoals Woman of the Year upon release of Shoals Woman magazine last week.

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SHOALS – Music unites the world.  That is a bold, broad statement. However, listening to the music and conversations flowing from the members of the bluegrass band Iron Horse, it is apparent that music does indeed flow through every human’s veins like the Tennessee River flows through north …

SHOALS – Some Shoals communities continue to excel in their census response rates.  It has been ten weeks since the census was addressed in this space. Some of our numbers have improved notably, some have barely moved.  

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FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt declared Friday, August 21,“Florence Counts Day!” He and other city officials encouraged businesses to give employees a break during the workday to fill out their census forms – whether online, by phone or by traditional paper form.

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FLORENCE – Florence council members, Florence Recycling Department, mayor Steve Holt and a representative  from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management gathered August 13 at the Florence Recycle Center to celebrate the recycling program’s growth and a significant  new grant.

I went on a walk, one evening, around my neighborhood to get a breath of fresh air. I passed a house with a sprinkler system going. 

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FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama men’s basketball team is the sixth of 11 all-decade teams to be announced in the coming weeks to honor UNA’s top individual performers of the last decade. The nine selections were made by a panel of UNA athletic department personnel. To be honored, …

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College will host a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) drive-through Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, August 20 at 6pm.  Each student will be sponsored by local business and industry. 

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FLORENCE, AL — The First Southern Bank Board of Directors recently named Joseph L. Beaver President and CEO.  In addition, Mr. Beaver was elected to the Board of Directors of First Southern Bank, First Southern Bancshares, Inc. and FSB, LLC. 

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AUTHOR’s NOTE: With everything going on lately I thought it might be beneficial to consider the history of our Confederate monument. Perhaps a better understanding of the history of the monument and the ladies who raised the money to build it will be helpful. I have tried to be non-partisan,…

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TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art has reopened, and its annual membership show, ArtWorks, is on display now through Friday, September 11.  See it in person or view the works online at www.tennesseevalleyarts.org.