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The Cherokee Library’s Silent Auction And Book Sale Set For December 6th

November 25, 2014

CHEROKEE — Just as Christmas comes only once a year, so does the Cherokee Library’s silent auction and book sale. This year’s book sale and auction is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6 at the library, 118 Church St, Cherokee. Among the rare and collectible books up for auction are a 1920 […]


The 25 days of Christmas in Colbert County

November 18, 2014

 COLBERT COUNTY-Thanksgiving leftovers will still be in refrigerators around the Shoals when the Christmas parade season kicks off in Colbert County. Sheffield and Tuscumbia have the first Christmas parades of the season, with both beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 2. For more information on participating in the Sheffield parade call 256-383-0250. The deadline to […]


Christmas in the Country, a holiday tradition

November 5, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-Kicking off the holiday season atop LaGrange Mountain in Colbert County is a tradition for many north Alabama families. The LaGrange Living Historical Association’s Christmas in the Country celebration is often the first holiday event of the season for Shoals residents. This year’s Christmas in the Country is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  […]


November….A Hint Of Christmas And Music For Sure

October 24, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-A parade, a concert, and a country Christmas are among the many activities in Colbert County in November. Susann Hamlin, executive director of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, said November is traditionally one of the busiest months as holiday celebrations begin to ramp up. The events kick off Nov. 8 in downtown Sheffield […]


Pickwick and Wilson lakes ranked among America’s best

October 22, 2014

THE SHOALS-Local anglers tout Pickwick and Wilson lakes as two of the best places in the country to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. A leading fishing website agrees. In its listing of the top 100 bass lakes in America, Fishhound.com ranked Pickwick 15th and Wilson 45th. California-based Fishound.com is one of the most popular […]


Daughters of the DAR dedicate a monument in honor of Chickasaw Chief George Colbert

October 21, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-The Chief Colbert Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a monument in honor of Chickasaw Chief George Colbert, for whom the chapter is named, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Colbert Ferry Park on the Natchez Trace Parkway north of Cherokee.  The monument will be placed near the new visitor […]


4th Annual Littleville Bluegrass Festival October 11th

October 4, 2014

The Fourth Annual Littleville Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, October 11, in the community building behind City Hall on U.S. 43. The festival features Blackberry Jam, Glade City Rounders, Old Time Bluegrass Gospel, Spur of the Moment, Lost in Time, Southern Strangers and Rock Dale Ridgerunners. Doors open at 8 a.m. with the music getting under way […]


Timmy Horton… 16th Annual Fishing For Kids – EVENT PHOTOS

September 30, 2014

SHEFFIELD-The Tim Horton Fishing for Kids fishing rodeo on Pickwick Lake Saturday, out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield, September  27 once again brought huge smiles to the faces of the anglers and the volunteers who came from throughout northwest Alabama and surrounding states to help. It was the 16th year for the event that Horton, […]


Campers receive Helen Keller experience at three-day camp

September 16, 2014

TUSCUMBIA-T.J. Jackson calls Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience,  the greatest event he has ever attended. “Camp Courage is the best place on Earth,” said Jackson, of Valley. The 9-year-old was one of 12 children from throughout Alabama who attended Camp Courage Sept. 11-13. The intensive camp for children who are vision or hearing impaired, […]


Trail Of Tears…Alive And Well…Heading To Waterloo

September 12, 2014

TUSCUMBIA-A sure sign that fall is on the way is the rumble of motorcycles filling the air in the Shoals. During the final days of summer for the past 20 years, the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride has rumbled through the Shoals. This year’s ride gets under way Friday, Sept. 19 in Chattanooga, Tenn. […]


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