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Shoals heroes will be honored in November 12 ceremony

November 3, 2017

SHEFFIELD-More than 140 heroes of the Shoals area will be honored Sunday, Nov. 12 at Oakwood Cemetery in Sheffield. A ceremony will pay tribute to 42 Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties and to 101 civilians who died in the Shoals while working for the War Department during World […]

Popular festival kicks off holiday season in the Tennessee Valley

October 27, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-For many Tennessee Valley residents, the Christmas season begins with a trip to LaGrange College Site Park in Colbert County. The LaGrange Living Historical Association’s annual Christmas in the Country celebration attracts people from several states to the tiny mountaintop community south of Leighton. This year’s celebration is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Friday, […]

Hits and Haunts Tour features Muscle Shoals music and ghosts

October 10, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau is mixing up some hits and haunts with a touch of local history to create another exciting Halloween trolley tour. The third annual Hits and Haunts Trolley Tour will depart ColdWater Books, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24 for a ghost tour […]

Littleville Bluegrass Festival Set For October 14

October 5, 2017

LITTLEVILLE-The 7th Annual Littleville Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Littleville Community Building on Pine Avenue (behind Dollar General on U.S. 43) Doors open at 8 a.m. with music getting underway at 10 a.m. Performers include Rock Dale Ridgerunners, Southern Strangers, Bluewater Road and Wildcat Ridge. Buck dancing contests for youths and adults […]

“We Rocked the World” Muscle Shoals Music Brochure Tells Our Music Story…New Audio Driving Tour of Shoals Added A Self-Driving Tour Of Music In The Shoals

September 29, 2017

TUSCUMBIA –  By late 2016, with the publicity Muscle Shoals was getting off the Muscle Shoals documentary both domestically and internationally, the staff of the  Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, representing the Muscle Shoals area,  realized they had to have collateral materials to give the visitors who were already coming to the Muscle Shoals […]

Volunteers needed for Tommy Horton’s special fishing event

September 24, 2017

SHEFFIELD-Volunteers with fishing boats and pontoon boats are needed for the Timmy Horton Fishing For Kids fishing rodeo on Pickwick Lake out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield on Saturday, Sept. 30. Since 1999, the annual fishing rodeo has matched special needs anglers with volunteers who take them fishing on Pickwick Lake.  The pontoon boats are […]

Campers experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 19, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-Twenty students from as far away as West Virginia can now say they have experienced the life of Helen Keller first-hand. The fourth through sixth graders, who are visually and/or hearing impaired, attended Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience Sept. 14-16. Most of the activities for the intensive camp were held at Ivy Green, Keller’s […]

Helen Keller Hospital Births 09/01/17 – 09/07/17

September 15, 2017

Josie Grace Bradford, daughter born to Wesley and Jami Bradford, Town Creek, AL on September 1, 2017. Kingstyn Jermaine Richerson, son born to Laquandra Ricks, Muscle Shoals, AL on September 1, 2017. Candence Kay Berry, daughter born to Chris Berry and Miranda Perry, Killen, AL on September 1, 2017. Kylan Jamel Ricks, son born to […]

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 […]

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