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War of 1812 victory to be commemorated June 12-14 in Shoals

May 29, 2015

THE SHOALS-The celebrations that followed America’s victory over the British in the War of 1812 will be recreated with a victory ball and other events in the Shoals June 12-14. Re-enactors, historians, dancers and musicians from throughout the Southeast and Midwest will join the Natchez Trace Parkway Association for the celebration that will commemorate the […]

Students Can Fish And Win College Money

May 8, 2015

SHEFFIELD – Alabama students can help pay for their college tuition while catching bass on Pickwick Lake June 13. The Third Annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge offers $20,000 in college scholarships. The tournament, for students in grades 7-12, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. It is open to students […]

Scavenger hunt promotes tourism in Colbert County

April 28, 2015

TUSCUMBIA– Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau is encouraging Shoals residents and visitors to take photographs of local attractions and create some special memories during National Travel and Tourism Week. The bureau’s theme for National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-10, is “Travel is Making Special Memories.” As part of the observance, the local tourism bureau […]

Walking tour season winds down

April 22, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-The April walking tour season is winding down in Colbert County. The final tours for the 2015 season in Sheffield and Tuscumbia begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. The Sheffield tour starts at the Municipal Building on North Montgomery Avenue. The Tuscumbia tour is at Oakwood Cemetery. During the Tuscumbia tour, members of […]

Children can go fishing for prizes April 25

April 13, 2015

SHEFFIELD-Young anglers can reel-in prizes and a chance to win college scholarships during an upcoming fishing rodeo in Sheffield. A Crappie Kids Fishing Rode, for children 12 and younger, is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at Riverfront Park in Sheffield. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is no charge to enter. The children […]

Sheffield Cut The Ribbon To Celebrate New Fishing Pier

April 9, 2015

SHEFFIELD-Sheffield and Tennessee Valley Authority officials held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 8th  to commemorate completion of a project to stabilize the parking lot and increase the boating pier at Riverfront Park. The work took place to solved a problem that was causing portions of the parking lot to erode into Pickwick Lake. The work on […]

April Walking Tours in Colbert County

March 27, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War winds down, an upcoming series of walking tours provide an opportunity to step back in time and experience what life was like in Tuscumbia during the war. The free tours, which are being organized by Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau and Colbert County Historic Landmarks […]

Giant catfish lure anglers to Sheffield

March 17, 2015

SHEFFIELD-Catfish anglers from throughout the South and Midwest are coming to Sheffield later this month for what is being billed as a monsterfest of catfishing. The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail returns to Pickwick and Wilson lakes for a catfish tournament Saturday, March 28. Many of the nation’s top catfish anglers will compete in the […]

CNN’s Hero of the Year announces a Spring 2015 “Tennessee River Clean Up and River-Based Education Tour”

February 10, 2015

THE SHOALS-Tammy Becker looks forward to the day she no longer has a job, but for the time being there is plenty of work left to do on the nation’s waterways, including the Tennessee River. Becker is programs manager for Living Lands and Waters, an Illinois-based non-profit organization that will travel down the Tennessee River […]

February…A Month Of Love And Music In Colbert County

February 3, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-February will be a music-filled month in Colbert County. Numerous concerts and other events will help celebrate the rich musical heritage of the area. Susann Hamlin, executive director of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, said the many events this month feature several genre of music and multiple venues. “Anyone who enjoys good music […]

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