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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. […]


Volunteers needed for the 16th annual Timmy Horton Fishing for Kids

September 10, 2014

SHEFFIELD-Some of the fish they catch are small, but the smiles on the faces of the anglers at the 16th annual Timmy Horton Fishing for Kids fishing rodeo are always huge. The annual event matches special needs anglers with volunteers who take them fishing on Pickwick Lake. This year’s fishing rodeo is Saturday, Sept. 27 […]


Looking For Labor Day Fun….Come To Colbert County

September 1, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY-A tribute to working men and women, a competition for cowboys and cowgirls, an all-day concert and a festival honoring coon hounds are some of the ways Labor Day will be celebrated in Colbert County. Susann Hamlin, executive director of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, said this is one of the busiest Labor […]


Natchez Trace Parkway visitor center at Colbert Ferry Park holds ribbon cutting

August 27, 2014

TUSCUMBIA-Mary Risser, superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway, cut a ribbon on Tuesday, August 26 to officially open the parkway’s new visitor center at Colbert Ferry Park, north of Cherokee. Assisting Risser, was Bud Pride of Florence, former president of the Alabama chapter of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association. Here are some photos to commemorate […]


Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience returns to Ivy Green

August 26, 2014

TUSCUMBIA-In 1887, Anne Sullivan made her way by train from Boston to Tuscumbia, Ala., where she would become a teacher for a deaf and blind child. Fueled by Sullivan’s teaching, the child, Helen Keller, went on to become an author, lecturer and inspiration to disabled people worldwide. On Thursday,  Sept. 11, 2014, 13 visually or hearing […]


Colbert County to host state firefighters conference

August 7, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS-An army of firefighters is headed to Colbert County. They are not coming here to battle a fire or respond to other emergencies. Instead, they will be in town for the Alabama Association of Alabama Volunteer Departments State Conference on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9. Lawrence Huffman, co-chairman of the conference and […]


Round ‘Em Up And Ride ‘Em Cowboy…Rodeo To Benefit Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department

August 6, 2014

SPRING VALLEY-Some people go to Spain to run with the bulls, other come to Muscle Shoals to ride one. The Spring Valley Firefighters Rodeo is Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30 at North Alabama State Fairgrounds, 65 Sportsplex Dr., Muscle Shoals. Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights with the rodeo getting under way […]


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