WRIGHT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH regretfully  has cancelled Homecoming services and activities scheduled for August 9. The main concern is the safety of family and friends as we go through these troubled times.  Let’s pray for the healing of our nation.  

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WRIGHT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH regretfully  has cancelled Homecoming services and activities scheduled for August 9. The main concern is the safety of family and friends as we go through these troubled times.  Let’s pray for the healing of our nation.  

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FLORENCE – As students prepare to return to the University of North Alabama beginning August 9, officials on campus have scheduled a virtual town hall in order to address some of the questions students and their families may have about the University’s return-to-campus plan. The event is sch…

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ATHENS – One of North Alabama’s largest antique engine and tractor shows returns to Athens this week in celebration of rural American farming heritage.

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THE 16TH ANNUAL SWAMPERS 5K AND 1 MILE WALK/RUN is scheduled August 1. This race is sponsored by Shoals Civic League and is the largest event of its kind in the Shoals area with over 800 applicants last year.  The August race will follow all guidelines as in the past years, with packet picku…

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt, Florence Council Members, and the Florence Planning and Community Development Department announce three drive-thru Census Help Events! 

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SHOALS – Funding for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has taken a hit during this pandemic, limiting the organization’s much-needed services to a smaller number of families this year. 

THE HELP CENTER FOOD PANTRY WILL BE OPEN EVERY 4TH SATURDAY each month to provide food and groceries to local families in need - July 25.  Drive thru service will be utilized for receiving food and groceries to help protect the volunteer workers and clients.  During the weekday hours of oper…

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COLUMBUS. OH – Big Lots is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest store in Florence on Saturday, July 25. 

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ARTWorks 2020: A Survey of Work by TVAA member artists opens this weekend.  The 58th Annual Tennessee Valley Art Association’s member art show takes place July 19 - August 31 at the  Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia.  Artists have entered up to two pieces that have been completed …

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Be it standing at the foothills of the Appalachians in countless river valleys or on the sugar white beaches of the Gulf, natural wonders abound for the explorer in you.  Caves, caverns, and towering mountaintops - adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of our many trails and waterways which…

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THE FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM BOARD will host  a regular business meeting on Thursday, July 9 at 9am in the Visitor Center Gallery. Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Board meetings normally take place on the first Thursday of each month and are open to the public.  For additional information, ca…

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SHOALS – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is collaborating on a Virtual Job Fair with North AlabamaWorks, other local chambers, economic developers and educational partners to assist dislocated workers and other job seekers to connect with in-demand job openings. 

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal. .  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal. .  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

CHICKEN STEW ON JULY 4, 7am-Noon at Pleasant Hill Church, 2705 Co. R. 222, Florence. Gallon: $25, 1/2 gallon: $13.  Email: donna@ph.church or 256-767-5605.