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CNN’s Hero of the Year announces a Spring 2015 “Tennessee River Clean Up and River-Based Education Tour”

February 10, 2015

THE SHOALS-Tammy Becker looks forward to the day she no longer has a job, but for the time being there is plenty of work left to do on the nation’s waterways, including the Tennessee River. Becker is programs manager for Living Lands and Waters, an Illinois-based non-profit organization that will travel down the Tennessee River […]

February…A Month Of Love And Music In Colbert County

February 3, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-February will be a music-filled month in Colbert County. Numerous concerts and other events will help celebrate the rich musical heritage of the area. Susann Hamlin, executive director of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, said the many events this month feature several genre of music and multiple venues. “Anyone who enjoys good music […]

Sheffield Education Foundation winter fundraiser features chicken stew and music

January 26, 2015

SHEFFIELD-The Sheffield Education Foundation is cooking up chicken stew and some awesome entertainment. The foundation’s annual winter fundraiser is Saturday, Jan. 31 at Sheffield High School, 2800 19th Ave. Chicken stew will be served 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. A concert featuring Jimmy Johnson and Will McFarlane of the Swampers along with Doctors, […]

River cleanup and floating classroom headed for the Shoals

January 14, 2015

THE SHOALS-There’s going to be a lot of trash talk along the Tennessee River this spring. Illinois-based Living Lands and Water will head down the river in April for a 22-day journey to collect trash and promote conservation of the waterway. The non-profit organization will use a four-barge floating classroom and several smaller boats as […]

Ringing in 2015 in Colbert County

December 30, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-Looking to welcome 2015 with a crowd Wednesday night? Several Colbert County restaurants and lounges will have New Year’s Eve parties. – Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, 120 2nd St., Muscle Shoals, will usher in the new year with the sounds of Fathers and Son with Will and Jamie McFarlane, Justin Holder and Kevin Holley. […]

Things to see and do after Christmas in Colbert County

December 24, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-If post-Christmas cabin fever becomes problem for Shoals residents and visitors, Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau has a cure. Susann Hamlin, executive director of the tourism bureau, said visiting attractions around the county is a great way to fend off cabin fever. “By the Saturday after Christmas, a lot of the people will […]

Television show lures anglers to Colbert County

December 16, 2014

TUSCUMBIA-The Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau staff is gearing up to field lots of questions about fishing in Pickwick and Wilson lakes. The 2015 season of Timmy Horton Outdoors, which begins Dec. 30, features 12 episodes filmed on Pickwick and Wilson lakes. In addition, Horton, a professional angler from Muscle Shoals, will serve as […]

The Cherokee Library’s Silent Auction And Book Sale Set For December 6th

November 25, 2014

CHEROKEE — Just as Christmas comes only once a year, so does the Cherokee Library’s silent auction and book sale. This year’s book sale and auction is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6 at the library, 118 Church St, Cherokee. Among the rare and collectible books up for auction are a 1920 […]

The 25 days of Christmas in Colbert County

November 18, 2014

 COLBERT COUNTY-Thanksgiving leftovers will still be in refrigerators around the Shoals when the Christmas parade season kicks off in Colbert County. Sheffield and Tuscumbia have the first Christmas parades of the season, with both beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 2. For more information on participating in the Sheffield parade call 256-383-0250. The deadline to […]

Christmas in the Country, a holiday tradition

November 5, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-Kicking off the holiday season atop LaGrange Mountain in Colbert County is a tradition for many north Alabama families. The LaGrange Living Historical Association’s Christmas in the Country celebration is often the first holiday event of the season for Shoals residents. This year’s Christmas in the Country is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  […]

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