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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 […]


Oka Kapassa Festival named a Top 20 event in the Southeast

May 20, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-The annual Oka Kapassa: Return to Coldwater Festival in Tuscumbia has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for September.   This year’s festival is Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at Spring Park. Activities will also be held in Killen and Florence.   The festival […]


History will come to life May 6-8 at Recall LaGrange Bluegrass and More Festival

April 29, 2016

COLBERT COUNTY-LaGrange College Site Park will be bustling with bluegrass musicians, reenactors, artists and crafters, history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts May 6-8 during the 28th annual Recall LaGrange Bluegrass and More Festival. Louise Lenz, an organizer of the festival, said the park is a popular destination for Shoals area residents and tourists, especially during […]


Historic oak tree at Ivy Green gets a new lease on life

April 26, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-A massive water oak tree that served as playground for Helen Keller and survived for more than 200 years before being damaged in a tornado, has a new life at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia. Tom Hunter of American Heritage Trees, along with second graders from West Elementary School in Russellville, planted a replacement for the […]


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