THE POPE’S TAVERN SPEAKER SERIES features presentations about Florence’s early history, from settlement through the Civil War. There will be ten presentations in the first series, spanning December-June.

Dr. Carrie Barske Crawford, director of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, will give a presentation on her work with the Sulphur Creek Trestle Preservation Project in Limestone County at 6pm on Thursday, January 16.  The Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle, which took place during the Civil War in September 1864, was centered around a bridge on the Alabama and Tennessee Railroad.

This event is the third in a series of presentations that will be held at Pope’s Tavern, 203 Hermitage Drive in Florence.  Call 256-760-6439 for more information.

THE ALABAMA MASTER GARDENERS class will start Tuesday, January 21 at the Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive. You can also download the application at  For more information, please call 256-766-6223. 


REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY AND WISE ALLOYS REUNION isSaturday, January 18 at 2pm at the Golden Corral in Florence.  Main plant, reclamation, can plant, hourly, and salary, spouses, friends, and family are all welcome!