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Statue dedication at Ivy Green

August 30, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-A statue depicting the breakthrough moment when Helen Keller first communicated with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, will be unveiled and dedicated Saturday, Sept. 9 at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia. Lions Clubs of Alabama commissioned Craigger Browne of Sylacauga to sculpt the statue from Alabama marble.  It depicts Keller spelling w-a-t-e-r in Sullivan’s hand as water […]


September is a busy month for events in Colbert County

August 18, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-With Labor Day celebrations, festivals aplenty, a state fair and motorcycle rides, September is chock-full of things to do in Colbert County. The events kick off Monday, Sept. 4 with Labor Day celebrations at Spring Park in Tuscumbia and at Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery near Cherokee. The Shoals Area Central Labor Council’s […]


Solar eclipse to be watched, celebrated at Spring Park in Tuscumbia

August 5, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Monday afternoons in late summer are typically a slow time at Spring Park in Tuscumbia, but that will not be the case on Aug. 21 as a huge crowd gathers to celebrate a near total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse celebration at Spring Park will be 12:30 p.m.-2 :30 p.m.  Monday, Aug. 21. The eclipse […]


Pickwick Lake ranked best for bass fishing in Alabama

July 4, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-A poll released by the Birmingham-based Bassmaster Magazine confirmed what many anglers around the Shoals have been saying for the past couple of years;  Pickwick Lake is the best bass fishing lake in Alabama. The poll, which ranked the Top 25 bass lakes in the Southeast, listed Pickwick as number 5. It was the […]


Saddle Up for St. Jude at Gardiner Farm named a Top 20 event in Southeast

June 29, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival at Gardiner Farm, already the nation’s largest trail ride for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., is going to get even bigger this year. The annual event, which raises money to help fight childhood cancer, has been named a Top […]


Helen Keller Festival is an international event…set for June 22-25

June 2, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The population of Tuscumbia is expected to more than double for a few days as the 39th annual Helen Keller Festival takes place June 22-25. People from around the world are headed to Tuscumbia (population 8,423) for the festival that honors the legacy of Helen Keller, who was born there June 27, 1880. Keller, who […]


“The Miracle Worker” performances begin June 2

May 25, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Tickets are going fast for this season’s performances of the “The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller, in Tuscumbia. “We’ve had people from California, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and all over calling to order tickets,” said Sue Pilkilton, executive director of Ivy Green. “We have only a limited number of reserved […]


46th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run June 3 at Spring Park

May 20, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Automobile enthusiasts from throughout the Southeast and Midwest are headed to Spring Park in Tuscumbia for one of the largest car shows in Alabama on Saturday, June 3. More than 300 vehicles are expected for the 46th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run, which features all makes and models of vehicles made up until 1972. […]


North Alabama African Heritage Festival June 2-3 in Tuscumbia

May 18, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and June 3rd, 2017 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. Wallace D. Ricks of Tuscumbia, an organizer of the festival, is expecting a big crowd. “We’ve had people calling from all over […]


World War II history will come to life May 5-7 at Recall LaGrange

April 27, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-World War II battles that took place on distant lands will be re-enacted at LaGrange College Site Park May 6-8 during the 29th annual Recall LaGrange Festival. Louise Lenz, an organizer of the festival, said this year’s festival will feature World War II re-enactments by a Midwest-based Marine re-enactment group. “For years, we have […]


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