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Campers experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 24, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – A recent trip to Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller , will be remembered for years to come by a group of students who got an up-close look at the life of Keller. The students, who came from three states, attended Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience, Sept. 20 -23. Most camp […]


Campers from three states will experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 18, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-A group of happy campers from around the South are headed to Colbert County to experience the life of Helen Keller. Since 2013, students from as far away as Wisconsin, have attended Camp Courage, A Helen Keller Experience. The camp is based in Tuscumbia at Ivy Green, the home of Helen Keller. This year’s camp, […]


September is a busy month in Colbert County…Something To Do For Everyone

August 21, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-With the longest-running Labor Day celebration in Alabama, a tribute to raccoon-hunting hounds, a state fair, motorcycle rides and festivals, September is a busy month in Colbert County. The events kick off Monday, Sept. 3 with Labor Day celebrations at Spring Park in Tuscumbia and at Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery near Cherokee. […]


John Michael Montgomery will headline this year’s Saddle Up for St. Jude festival

July 10, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Riders from several states are getting ready to load up their horses and head to Gardiner Farm in Tuscumbia to help fight childhood cancer. The 22nd annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival is Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at Gardiner Farm, 85 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia. The festival includes trail […]


Helen Keller Festival features star-studded musical lineup

June 15, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Organizers of the Helen Keller Festival said this year’s event will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous. The festival is Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24 in Tuscumbia. Red Marlow, a finalist from the 2017 season of “The Voice, will headline the concert on Friday, […]


The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green attracts a global audience

June 14, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Each summer, fans of Helen Keller from around the world make their way to Tuscumbia to see William Gibson’s epic drama about her early life performed on the grounds of the home where she grew up. The 57th season of The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green kicked off to a packed house June 8. […]


Camp teaches students ways to make their mark on the world

June 13, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – Each June, design and engineering students from colleges and universities around the world travel to western Colbert County to learn ways of solving problems big and small.as they work to make the world a better place. Since 2013, SHiFT Design Camp has been held annually at Seven Springs Lodge, in the Appalachian foothills […]


Helen Keller Festival features star-studded musical lineup

June 8, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Organizers of the Helen Keller Festival said this year’s event will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous. The festival is Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24 in Tuscumbia. During a news conference Wednesday, June 6, organizers announced “The Voice” finalist Red Marlow, who is originally […]


47th Annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run Held Saturday, June 2nd

June 6, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Spring Park in Tuscumbia was filled Saturday, June 2, with almost 300 antique and classic cars and trucks. The automobile enthusiasts came from as far away as Illinois to compete in the 47th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run. When the Muscle Shoals Area Street Rods Club was founded in 1971 there were only 20 cars […]


2018 Timmy Horton High School Anglers Challenge

June 6, 2018

SHEFFIELD-On Saturday, June 2 the Timmy Horton High School Anglers Challenge fishing tournament was held on Picwick Lake in Sheffield. Walker Brown of Loretto, Tennessee, won the senior division of the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge fishing tournament with a five-bass, 20.61 pounds catch. Gabe Wallace of Russellville Anglers finished second with 17.17 pounds […]


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