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Steve Wiggins

River water goes in – Some of the world’s most pure drinking water goes out in Hillsboro

August 27, 2021

HILLSBORO – It’s called, “J.D. Sims – R.M. Hames Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility”. But most folks in Morgan and Lawrence County still call it the water plant. Fair enough. But… According to General Manager Jeaniece Slater, and Plant Manager Dennie Robinson, this is a far cry from your Granddad’s water system. They told The […]


Music Venue The Slag – This Weekend Great Tennessee Music – AND It’s FREE

August 19, 2021

INSPIRATION LANDING – The show must go on! And so it goes at The Slag music venue in Sheffield. Let’s face it… It’s been a little wet the past few weeks around The Shoals. As in all plans, Mother Nature always has her say. But developers Chris Ewing and John Elkington, along with Lori Cox […]


New Music Venue Opening – “The Slag at Furnace Hill”

August 10, 2021

SHEFFIELD – John Elkington has been coming to The Shoals for years. Not only because our home here is a beautiful place on the Tennessee River just a couple of hours away from his home near Memphis, but also for the fact that this is a great untapped location for world-class shopping, river sports, restaurants, […]


Johnny Belew Appreciation Night at Champy’s Shoals

June 11, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS – There was a big turn-out of music lovers at Champy’s Thursday evening. The event was to celebrate one of the music industry’s most beloved friends, Johnny Belew, who suffered a broken leg a few months ago and is still recovering. Thank goodness, Johnny’s recovery is nearly complete. So, let’s call it a […]


Everybody loves a winner – Jerimicah Burney proves that

June 2, 2021

TUSCUMBIA – The Quad Cities Daily was taking care of some business the other day at Service One Transport, when company president, Kelly Robinson told us about a very special young man who was at their office visiting his mother. She said that we would really enjoy meeting him. We walked around the corner of […]


Zip City Rodeo; First Ever Held At Robert Walker Memorial Arena

May 31, 2021

ZIP CITY – Tennessee Valley Horseman’s Association, a member of The Shoals Area Horseman’s Association, held it’s first horse show of the season. It was their first event of the Season and their first time at the new Robert Walker Memorial Arena in Zip City.     . According to President, Daniel Brison of Iron […]


Roger Hawkins – The Quiet One – Gone at 75

May 21, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS – Without a clue, this reporter, as a young musician / songwriter, and carrying a armload of song ideas and with a few tunes in his head that he’d been struggling with, walks into the wide front door of a nondescript building on Jackson Highway in 1969. The place didn’t look all that […]


Florence’s “Arts In The Park” – OUT OF QUARANTINE – EVENT PHOTOS

May 17, 2021

WILSON PARK, FLORENCE – Hallelujah! It’s been a long slog, this past year-and-a-half… And, quite frankly, we’ve still got a ways to go. But the suffering from COVID-19 is showing a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, what with vaccinations of the medical miracle drugs beginning to take effect… Things don’t seem […]


CDC…New COVID-19 Variants

January 18, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-Information about recently discovered COVID-19 variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this time, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased […]


ADPH COVID-19 Scheduling Hotline Update

January 15, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is aware that the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is experiencing difficulties. Staff continues working to expand vaccine scheduling capabilities at the call center. At present there are no more appointments available at county health departments, but the call center will take your contact information and add it to a […]


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