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4th of July Fireworks Celebration Set For McFarland Park

June 27, 2017

FLORENCE- The Spirit of Freedom Celebration may be a thing of the past but the City of Florence with a little help from their friends have managed to put together a Celebration. According to an announcement on the City  of Florence’s Facebook page the event will be a fireworks show from 9:00 PM until 9:30 […]


Johnny Mack Morrow Announces Bid For State Senate District 6

June 22, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE-Alabama Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow released the following statement on  Wednesday, June 21 in regards to the Alabama Sentate seat District 6: “I am announcing today my candidacy for State Senate District 6. “I have received a great deal of encouragement from people all over the district who want me to run for the Senate. So […]


Zodiac Not Dead Just Reborn As The Z

June 12, 2017

FLORENCE-A press conference was held Monday, June 12  at the Old Zodiac Theatre to announce the beginning of a new Theatre Performance Venue in The Shoals. Beginning on June 1, the Zodiac Theater became the Z, venue for all kinds of performers in the community. The Historic Zodiac Playhouse, a non-profit organization. was formed as […]


Tennessee Valley Strummers – Dulcimers to Perform at the Visitor Center

June 12, 2017

FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play folk dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Valley Strummers will be performing at the Visitor Center the 3rd Friday of every month. “The Visitor Center has become a venue […]


Dedication of Coffee High School Marker Set For June 10

June 5, 2017

FLORENCE-The City of Florence will hold a dedication ceremony for the historical marker for Coffee High School on June 10 at 2:00 PM.  The ceremony will take place at Hermitage Drive and Walnut Street. Coffee High School opened in the fall of 1917.  The land for the high school was donated to the city by […]


The Ritz presents “Dixie Swim Club” June 1

June 1, 2017

SHEFFIELD-The Ritz CenterStage Theatre kicks off their summer series with “Dixie Swim Club” on Thursday, June 1 through the 3rd and again on June 8th and 9th.  The play is directed by Laura Connolly and Andrew Maples.  The play starts at 7:35 PM and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Dixie Swim […]


UNA Spring Commencement Held Saturday, May 13

May 14, 2017

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama held their spring commencement on Saturday, May 13.  Wendell Wilkie Gunn gave the commencement address for the ceremonies . Wendel Gunn was the first black student to attend the university when he enrolled in 1963 in what was then called Florence State.  Gunn was awarded an honorary doctorate during the graduation ceremonies. […]


Ren Faire Poster Contest Open To Entries

May 12, 2017

FLORENCE-It’s that time of the year.  Time to be thinking about the Alabama Renaissance Faire and all that goes with it.  The Roundtable of the Alabama Renaissance Faire is pleased to announce the competition for its 2017 poster design. Here are the guidelines: 1. The entry must be in a vertical format 18” x 24” […]


Wilson Dam Lock Under Maintenance Through June

May 2, 2017

QUAD CITIES-The Wilson Dam lock is closed to barge and boating traffic  for most of the next two months.   The lock will be undergoing a major maintenance project that will last through June. Lock closure times are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lock operates on a 24-hour schedule, so officials anticipate any buildup […]


Flood Warning Affecting Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

April 24, 2017

LAUDERDALE/COLBERT COUNTIES-The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.  Alabama State Highway 20 is flooded at the underpass below U.S. Highway 43 and 72. “The Flood Warning in Alabama.. Tennessee River at Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River AT Florence. * […]


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