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Spring Park Labor Day Celebration Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

August 10, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-The Shoals Labor Council has decided the Labor Day Celebration in Spring Park will be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Labor Council said members of the board were concerned for the safety of those attending this event which is the oldest of its kind and has been held in Tuscumbia for […]


Start Dates For Area School Year 2020-2021

August 10, 2020

NORTH ALABAMA-it is that time of year again….time for children to get ready to go back to school. Some of the start times for area schools have been revised and we have a list of starting dates for the schools in North Alabama as have been reported: Albertville City Schools – August 24-27 (Moved from Aug. […]


Vote by Absentee Ballot Municipal Elections: August 25, 2020

July 31, 2020

THE SHOALS-Due to Covid-19, the Secretary of State is allowing Alabama voters concerned about the coronavirus to cast an absentee ballot. Check the box: “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls.” Photo ID required to receive an absentee ballot. Vote Absentee by Mail Fill, print, sign, & mail the […]


Helen Keller Hospital And LifeSouth Looking For Plasma Donors

July 22, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 10:20 AM on Wednesday, July 22 there are 70,413 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama with 22,396 in the last 14 days.  there have been 1,325 deaths due to COVID-19 with a total of 8,538 in hospitaland 29,736 presumed recovered.  The Shoals Area (Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin Counties) have a total of 2,664 […]


Third Annual Steve Nesbitt Innovation Award Presented to Harold Webster

July 19, 2020

THE SHOALS-Harold Webster of T&T Products is the 2020 recipient of the Third Annual “Steve Nesbitt Innovation Award”. Harold was recognized for his innovative concepts in promoting his business, his exceptional community involvement, and overall entrepreneurial spirit.”  This award is given to residents and graduates of the Shoals Business Incubator each for persons or businesses […]


Governor Ivey Announces Statewide “Safer at Home” Mask Requirement

July 15, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Wednesday, July 15 Governor Kay Ivey along with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced that Alabama will now join ranks of states requiring a mask. The governor amended the “Safer at Home” order to include that mask be required in public when people are interacting within the 6 feet/social distancing rule.  This applies […]


Decatur Passes Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance…To Take Effect On Monday At 5PM

July 11, 2020

DECATUR-On Friday, July 10 the Decatur City council along with Mayor Tab Bowling approved the mandatory mask order for Decatur. The ordinance will go into effect at 5:00 Pm on Monday, July 13. The ordinance passed by a 4 to 1 with the only opposing vote coming from Council member Kristi Hill.  The ordinance was […]


Florence City Council Approves Mandatory Masks In City Owned Buildings

July 9, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 5:00 Am On Thursday there have been 46,424 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,032 deaths.  Lauderdale County has 514 confirmed cases with 6 deaths, Colbert County has 442 confirmed cases with 6 deaths and Franklin County has 906 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 deaths. FLORENCE-On Tuesday, July 7 during the regular city […]


38th Annual Limestone County sheriff’s Rodeo Set For August 21-22

July 7, 2020

LIMESTONE COUNTY-On April 1 of this year Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely postponed the 38th Annual Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  the rodeo did not go off as they had hoped due to the continuing pandemic. As of Monday, July 6 the rodeo has been rescheduled for August 21-22 […]


“Safer At Home” Extended Through July 31

June 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Tuesday, June 30 Governor Kay Ivey held her fist press conference since May 21st.  Ivey says she will extend the “Safer at Home” health order through July 31, 2020 set to expire at 5PM with no major changes in the order. During the press conference Governor Ivey was joined by State Health Officer Dr. […]


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