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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 […]

Tourism boom expected following Crappie USA fishing tournament

April 5, 2018

SHEFFIELD – A Crappie USA fishing tournament held on Pickwick and Wilson lakes Saturday, March 31, confirmed what many local anglers have been talking about this spring. Big crappie are more plentiful in the lakes than they have been in years. Henry and Jo Haley of Carmi, Ill., won the pro division of the tournament […]

Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo Held Saturday At Sheffield’s Riverfront Park -EVENT PHOTOS

April 2, 2018

SHEFFIELD-A Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo that was held at Riverfront Park in Sheffield Saturday, March 31. About 50 children from throughout the Shoals participated. The rodeo was sponsored by Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, City of Sheffield and Sheffield Parks and Recreation. It was held in conjunction with a Crappie USA fishing tournament that […]

Are you ready to rumble?

March 23, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Registration is underway for the Red Warrior River Rumble on Pickwick Lake on April 14, 2018 out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield.   The annual bass tournament is held in memory on Evan Isbell, a member of the Muscle Shoals Trojan Bass Fishing Team. The tournament features a cash payout and divisions for student anglers, […]

Youths can reel in prizes at Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo

March 15, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Shoals area youths have an opportunity to fish for trophies and other prizes along with a chance to win a college scholarship. A Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo for children 12 and younger is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Riverfront Park in Sheffield. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.. There is no charge to enter. […]

Tournament boosts economy, provides opportunities for local anglers, children

March 5, 2018

THE SHOALS-Local anglers can turn their ability to catch crappie from Pickwick and Wilson lakes into cash and prizes. A Crappie USA fishing tournament on the lakes Saturday, March 31, is open to local anglers. Crappie anglers from throughout the South and Midwest will compete. Weigh-in for the tournament, which is sponsored by Colbert County […]

December is a busy month in Colbert County

November 28, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-With a new holiday concert along with numerous festivals, celebrations, parades and other events, December is chock-full of activities in Colbert County. A Christmas Concert at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, will feature Clayton Ivey, Billy Lawson, Travis Wammack, Mike Curtis, Coby Greer, C Tyler Jones, Kassidy McCorkle and […]

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