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Labor Day will be busy in Colbert County

August 31, 2016

COLBERT COUNTY-With one of the longest running Labor Day celebrations in the South and an immensely popular festival at a one-of-a-kind cemetery, there is plenty to do Monday in Colbert County. The Shoals Labor Council’s annual Labor Day celebration at Spring Park in Tuscumbia, begins at begins at 10 a.m. Monday, September 5 with a […]


Red Warrior Foundation preserves angler’s legacy

August 9, 2016

SHEFFIELD-Evan Isbell loved the outdoors, helping those in need and befriending new students at his school. Isbell was 16 when he died in an automobile accident on June 23, 2015. His legacy for helping others and his love of fishing now lives on through the Red Warrior Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to impact lives […]


Ronnie Milsap will headline this year’s Saddle Up for St. Jude festival

July 2, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-Riders from across the South and Midwest are getting ready to saddle up their horses at Gardiner Farm in Tuscumbia and help fight childhood cancer. The 20th annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival is Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at Gardiner Farm, 85 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia. The festival includes […]


Tennessee angler win bass fishing championship on Pickwick Lake

June 20, 2016

SHEFFIELD-Brent Sain has at least 5001 reasons to like Pickwick Lake and Colbert County. Sain, of Manchester, Tenn., caught 15 largemouth over three days that weighed a total of 49.05 pounds to win the National Bass Fishing Trail’s championship tournament. He won $5,000. Donnie Story of Athens finished in second place with 47.48 pounds. Mike […]


It’s a Dickens Christmas Y’all named a Top 20 event in the Southeast

June 17, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-An annual Christmas festival in Tuscumbia has been named one of the top events in the Southeast for celebrating the holiday season. It’s a Dickens Christmas Y’all Festival, hosted by Tuscumbia Retail Development,  was named one of the Top 20 Events in December by the Atlanta-based Southeast Tourism Society. The festival adds a Southern twist […]


Top amateur anglers compete in bass fishing championship on Pickwick Lake

June 8, 2016

SHEFFIELD-Some of America’s top amateur anglers will battle it out on Pickwick Lake June 15-17 during the National Bass Fishing Trail Championship bass tournament. The tournament is being staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. Daily weigh-ins begin at 2 p.m. at the park. Donnie Story, president of National Bass Fishing Trail, said anglers from […]


Rail Safety Day is June 4 in Tuscumbia

May 28, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-Rail Safety Day is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Tuscumbia Depot and Roundhouse, 204 W. 5th St. The free festival includes activities for children and adults and information about safety at railroad crossings and around trains. There will also be information on water safety and weather safety along with displays […]


2016 North Alabama African Heritage Festival June 4 in Tuscumbia

May 26, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-The North Alabama African Heritage Association will host the 16th Annual North Alabama African Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and June 4th, 2016 at the Willie Green Recreation Park in Tuscumbia. Wallace D. Ricks of Tuscumbia, an organizer of the festival, is expecting a big crowd, including many former Shoals residents who […]


Hazel Green angler makes memories in Shoals kayak fishing tournament

May 25, 2016

THE SHOALS-Bubba Jones left the Shoals with a nice payday and some special memories after winning a North Alabama Kayak Anglers bass tournament on Wilson and Pickwick lakes. Jones, of  Hazel Green, caught three bass with a combined length of 56 inches to win the tournament that was held May 21. Unlike traditional bass tournament […]


45th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run June 4 at Spring Park

May 22, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-Automobile enthusiasts from throughout the Southeast and Midwest are headed to Spring Park in Tuscumbia for one of the largest antique and classic car shows in Alabama on Saturday, June 4. More than 300 vehicles are expected for the 45th annual Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run, which features all makes and models of vehicles made […]


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