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FLORENCE – The Cadillacs are sponsoring their 5th Annual “TRIBUTE TO THE STARS” of the 1950’s/60’s/70’s this Saturday, August 7 at 7pm at the Florence Lauderdale Coliseum of of Veterans Drive.

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GULF SHORES – The Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Florence 10U Softball All-Star team won the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Rec All Star World Series in Gulf Shores earlier this month, blowing through the tournament with a 6-0 record.

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FLORENCE – Many of us remember some inspiring words from our coaches over the years. Some readers were fortunate enough to be coached by Noona Kennard, Brenda Mayes, or Vickie Nichols. A new generation of coaches has the chance to be impacted by all three this Saturday before lunch.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in the community.  The Metallica Scholars Initiative is funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) a…

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TUSCUMBIA — The Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride held annually at Gardner Farm in Tuscumbia had raised an average of just over $100,000 per year over its first 24 years. The one-year event record was $172,000 according to event organizer, Jimmy Gardiner.

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MUSCLE SHOALS – An evening or two of brainstorming 25 years ago has created quite a bi-annual stir in the Shoals.    

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FLORENCE — Sports legend Bo Jackson will be taking the stage live at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, August 7 for the 49th Annual Heritage Event. Ballroom doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at approximately 7:15pm.  Musical guest Home Free will be performi…

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ENTERPRISE, AL– The Sheffield Parks and Recreation Department’s Dixie Debs 19U won the state softball tournament in Enterprise recently to advance to the 19U World Series in Ruston, Louisiana beginning July 30. 

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ATLANTA – The ASUN Conference has recognized North Alabama’s Reid Homan as a member of the 2020-21 Winners for Life Team. The league announced its spring sport honorees recently with a list that includes one student-athlete from each of the nine institutions and honors those who display exce…

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MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Child Development Center will offer the 2021 Kids in College STEM summer camp July 19-23.  The camp is open to children entering grades 1-9 in the fall.

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TUSCUMBIA — Saddle up your horses, there’s a trail to blaze.  The 25th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Concert will be July 15-17 at Gardiner Farms.

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SHOALS – The Lauderdale County Commission’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mobile Clinic continues offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Special stops this week include Florence High School Wednesday, June 7 from 9am-2pm, Wilson High School from 9am-2pm Thursday, July 8, and Brooks High School from 9a…

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SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual nationwide list of America’s Best-In-State Banks 2021 and ranks number 1 in the State of Alabama for a second year in a row.  This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statisti…

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College’s  Automotive Service Technology program was recently named Local Contributor of the Year by the Alabama Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education at their annual conference in Birmingham.

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SHOALS – The Handy Festival will celebrate four decades of annual Handy Festivals this year with a design by Garrett Rittenberry, the winner of this year’s W.C. Handy Music Festival design competition.  

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FLORENCE – The Hough Rd. location in Florence was almost a rural area then.  John Moody and Garry Barnes founded Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Inc. with just five  employees just off the two-lane undeveloped road known as Circular Road on July 1, 1971, the predecessor to Cox Creek Parkw…

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FLORENCE – The Florence-Lauderdale Convention + Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite on March 18, 2021 on Pickwick Lake. nEconomic impact figures have been calculated with estimated travel-related expenditures exceeding $1.1 million in the local economy.