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‘Moon Over Buffalo” Canceled Last Two Performances Due To COVID Outbreak

September 14, 2021

SHEFFIELD-Tennessee Valley Art Association–which runs The Ritz and the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art has issued a statement concerning the cancellation of the last two performances of Moon Over Buffalo at the Ritz: “We are heartbroken to announce that we must cancel the last two performances of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo, which were scheduled […]


School Closings And Delays Due To Tropical Storm Ida August 30 -31

August 30, 2021

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Due to the possibility for severe weather and heavy rains due to Tropical Storm Ida several area schools are delaying and closing for Monday and Tuesday, August 30 and 31: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library – closed Tuesday Alabama Robotics Technology Park – Closed Tuesday Albertville City Schools – Closed Tuesday Athens Bible School – virtual […]


The Slag…A Place To Be Seen And Hear Some Hot Licks…Stoney LaRue And Ben Haggard September 5

August 29, 2021

SHEFFIELD-The Slag just keeps hitting it out of the park with bands, fun and proving to be a great little venue.  This past weekend the weather was better the crowds were awesome and the music rocked the house. From Country to Rap with a little hard rock on the side…who could ask for more. On […]


Update from Governor Kay Ivey on Hurricane Ida

August 29, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Ahead of Hurricane Ida’s anticipated landfall, Governor Ivey is issuing a state of emergency for Alabama’s coastal and western counties. The state of emergency is effective at 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Governor Ivey also issued the following statement: “As Hurricane Ida’s trek continues in the direction of Louisiana, we still expect the possibility of […]


The Slag; Colt Ford On Friday And Marshall Tucker Band On Saturday…Come And Get It

August 26, 2021

SHEFFIELD-The definition for SLAG: noun – stony waste matter separated from metals during the smelting or refining of ore. But we have another meaning.  SLAG: a place out near the Tennessee River where you can hear some great music, enjoy nature and mix and mingle with good friends. The wait is finally over and The […]


Florence City Schools Ring The Bell On The First Day Of School -PHOTOS

August 21, 2021

FLORENCE-On Thursday, August 19 Florence City Schools had their first day back to school for the 20221-2022 school year.  The students were ready, the teachers were ready and the parents were ready. And let the learning begin!! Here are a few photos from the Big Day taken by the Florence City Schools:


The Slag At Furnace Hill Sheffield Opens August 20 With Two Nights Of Music

August 13, 2021

SHEFFIELD-The wait is finally over and The Slag is ready to be Alabama’s newest destination outdoor concert venue. The Slag located at 91 Furnace Hill road in Sheffield  will be bringing thousands of people together to share great food, drinks and music. This project has moved forward full steam ahead and tickets are on sale […]


Heat Advisory For Wednesday And Thursday

August 11, 2021

TENNESSEE VALLEY-The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln Counties. Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,Cullman, Lynchburg, and Fayetteville. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM […]


Where Watermelon Rules…40th Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival August 20-21

August 6, 2021

RUSSELLVILLE-Watermelons are the focus as Russellville celebrates the 40th Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival which will be held August 20 and 21. The Franklin County Watermelon Festival began in 1981 and is the largest festival in Franklin County. Watermelon Queens will be presented at the Watermelon Festival Opening Ceremony on August 20th and at the […]


Alabama Music Showcase & Concert July 31

July 19, 2021

TUSCUMBIA-Distinguished Productions partnered with the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame teamed together to produce this incredible showcase of talent. Alabama Music Showcase & Concert will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Tickets $10.00.  The showcase will be held at the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame located at Highway 72 West in Tuscumbia from 1:00 […]


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