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Dennis Sherer

History and Haunts Strolls October 28 and 29 in Tuscumbia

October 19, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-As one of the oldest towns in Alabama, Tuscumbia has a rich history. Some people say that long history is responsible for considerable paranormal activity in the downtown area. “I don’t like to call them ghosts, but there are a lot of unexplained things that happen in and around downtown Tuscumbia,” said local historian and […]


Mars Hill duo wins Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge

October 16, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Hunter Bridges and Brannan Rippey  overcame a lack of sleep and less-than-ideal fishing conditions to win the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake Oct. 12. Bridges and Rippey, who play football for the Mars Hill Panthers, did not get home until around 11 p.m. following their game against Central the night […]


Campers experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green – EVENT PHOTOS

October 9, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-A group of students, who came from three states to attend a special camp at Ivy Green, left Tuscumbia with fond memories of Helen Keller and The Shoals. The students, traveled from as far as Wisconsin to attend Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience, Oct. 3-6. Most camp activities were held at Ivy Green, Keller’s […]


Fishing For Kids A Stellar Day For All Involved

October 1, 2019

SHEFFIELD-About 30 special needs adults and children participated in the 21st annual Timmy Horton Fishing for Kid fishing rodeo on Pickwick Lake Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers spent the morning fishing with the special anglers. First place went to Christopher Reynard with 27 pounds. The 2018 champion, Rachael Griffin  finished second with 26 pounds. Bobby Rowell […]


Haunted hayrides at LaGrange College Site Park offer scary fun

September 29, 2019

LEIGHTON-They’re back. Haunted hayrides, to hear stories about the ghosts that are rumored to haunt LaGrange Mountain, are returning to LaGrange College Site Park in Colbert County. The rides drew huge crowds and rave reviews during their opening season in 2018. From dusk until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October, LaGrange Living Historical […]


Ninth annual Littleville Bluegrass Festival is October 12

September 25, 2019

 LITTLEVILLE – The 9th Annual Littleville Bluegrass Festival is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Littleville Community Building on Pine Avenue (behind Dollar General on U.S. 43). Performers include the Rockdale Ridge Runners and Wildcat Ridge, both from Tennessee and the Southern Strangers from Huntsville. There will be a buck dancing contest […]


Volunteers needed for Timmy Horton Fishing for Kids event

September 19, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Volunteers with fishing boats and pontoon boats are needed for this year’s Timmy Horton Fishing for Kids fishing rodeo for special needs anglers. The pontoon boats are needed for anglers who use wheelchairs. The rodeo is Saturday, Sept. 28 on Pickwick Lake out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. At this year’s rodeo, the anglers will […]


Program to mark historic homes kicks off in Colbert County

September 12, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Colbert County’s newest tourist attraction will literally take visitors and resident back in time and guide them through the earliest history of the county. Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, along with a committee of local historians and history organizations, are working to identify homes throughout the county that were built before 1920. […]


Thursday media conference to announce historic homes markers program

September 11, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-At 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, on the east lawn of the Colbert County Courthouse (Main Street entrance), Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, along with local historical groups, will announce a program to mark homes throughout the county that were built prior to 1921 with distinctive metal markers. Local tourism and elected officials, […]


FREE shuttle service available during Oka Kapassa Festival

September 9, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Free shuttle service from downtown Tuscumbia to Spring Park will be available during the Oka Kapassa, Return to Coldwater Festival. The Tuscumbia trolley and bus will utilized to provide the service from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Pickup and drop off locations will be the Colbert County Courthouse parking lot on Water Street […]


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