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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 […]


Entries still be accepted for Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake

May 31, 2018

SHEFFIELD – There is still time to enter the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge fishing tournament, which has awarded $100,000 in college scholarships since 2013. The tournament, on Saturday, June 2, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. The deadline to enter is at noon, Friday, June 1. The senior division […]


2018 North Alabama African Heritage Festival June 1-2

May 23, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 18th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and June 2, 2018 at the Willie Green Recreation Park. Organizers of the festival said it has grown from a local gathering to a destination cultural event. “People from all over […]


47th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run June 2 at Spring Park

May 14, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-On Saturday, June 2, Spring Park in Tuscumbia will be filled with some of the greatest vehicles to ever roll off of an assembly line. More than 300 vehicles are expected for the 47th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run, which features all makes and models of cars and trucks made up until 1987. There […]


Recall LaGrange Festival May 4-6

April 29, 2018

LEIGHTON-This year’s Recall LaGrange Festival will feature several new exhibits and events, while continuing to pay homage to the first chartered college in Alabama. The festival is Friday, May 4-Sunday May 6 at LaGrange College Site Park, 1491 LaGrange College Road, Leighton. Among the new exhibits is a barn quilt painting, provided by The Alabama […]


Mortimer Jordan duo wins high school bass tournament on Pickwick Lake

April 23, 2018

SHEFFIELD-While many Pickwick Lake anglers were catching smallmouth bass around Wilson Dam, Aaron Stephens and his teammate Daniel Meadows opted to go in a different direction during an April 21 Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association tournament. The gamble paid off in a big way for the duo from Mortimer Jordan High School in Kimberly. […]


Student anglers will pack downtown Sheffield Saturday

April 19, 2018

SHEFFIELD-A flotilla of bass boats is headed for downtown Sheffield. More than 500 anglers from 50 schools throughout the state are expected  in the Shoals Saturday for an Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association fishing tournament on Pickwick Lake. The tournament will launch from Riverfront Park. The weigh-in, which begins at 2 p.m., will be […]


Historic churches featured on this week’s Tuscumbia walking tour on April 21

April 18, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-This week’s Historic Tuscumbia Walking Tour on Saturday, April 21 will visit two of the oldest churches in the city. Local historian Ron Hudson will lead the tour that will focus on the founders and early members of First Presbyterian Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church.  First Presbyterian Church, built in 1827 to serve a […]


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