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U.S. Senator Doug Jones in The Shoals

October 8, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Monday night, the Shoals Democratic Club hosted U.S. Senator, Doug Jones, who is running for re-election in 2020. Jones was greeted by a large audience of enthusiasts who relayed to him that they support his plan to restore civility and a sense of mutual accomplishment in Washington. Jones’ told the audience, that of […]


NWS-CC First WOW Expo Declared A Success – EVENT PHOTOS

September 28, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-In cooperation with North Alabama Works, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted the Worlds of Work (WOW) career expo on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. More than 2,600 eighth graders from Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties met with area employers and college representatives Thursday and Friday during the two day […]


“Off The Hook” – Lauderdale County Grand Jury Does Not Indict Owner/Operator in Boating Leaving the Scene of an Accident Case

September 27, 2019

FLORENCE – Mark McBryer, this afternoon got the news that the Lauderdale County Grand Jury has returned a “No Bill” of indictment against him in connection with the June 8, 2019 fatal boating accident in which 2 people were killed. The announcement was made to McBryer and the News media this afternoon by Lauderdale County […]


Friends gather to celebrate Donnie Fritts – EVENT PHOTOS

September 24, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Musician, songwriter and “Leaning Man of The Shoals”, Donnie Fritts, who passed away recently, was remembered by his friends Sunday night, September 22. Fritts, who almost always attended the Positive Vibes jam sessions down at Southland Restaurant to share his music, his stories of his career  with Kris Kristofferson, and cement his role […]


Governor Ivey visits Cherokee on the “Rebuild Alabama” infrastructure plan

September 16, 2019

CHEROKEE – Governor Kay Ivey was in Cherokee this morning bringing news on the State’s innovative “Rebuild Alabama” plans. Rather than a piecemeal – project-by-project plan, Ivey explained to a large audience at Cherokee High School that this initiative is a massive project to rebuild critical road and bridge infrastructure. The projects are now underway […]


General Joe Wheeler Birthday Celebration At Pond Spring

September 16, 2019

HILLSBORO-On a warm Saturday in September folks gather at Pond Spring  the home of General Joe Wheeler to celebrate his birthday. They walk the watermelon trail and enjoy his favorite type of cake , a good old-fashion spice cake. They come see re-enactors firing a working Civil War cannon and cavalry re-enactors demonstrating drills on […]


If It Is September It Is Dragon Boat Time – EVENT PHOTOS

September 16, 2019

FLORENCE-On Saturday, September 14 the Shoals Dragon Boat Festival was held at McFarland Park.  The festival is held each year to help raise money for Shoals Scholar Dollars. Fun was had by all and the event could not have been held on a more spectacular day…sunshine and smiling faces along with some hefty  rowing.  The […]


Oka Kapassa The 19th Year Of Celebrating Our Native Heritage- EVENT PHOTOS

September 15, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Oka Kapassa is held in Spring Park each September to honor all Native American tribes and to educate school children and the general public about Native American lifeways and culture.  The 19th year for Oka Kapassa was no exception to the rule.  There were exhibits and demonstrations  throughout the two day festival filled with color […]


Industry Night for BEST Robotics at Northwest Shoals – EVENT PHOTOS

September 11, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Confession here… Dr. Colagross’ vanilla ice cream was REALLY GOOD! Now to the story… Tuesday afternoon, Northwest Shoals Community College held Industry Night at the Muscle Shoals Campus. The event showcased the school’s 21st Century expanding direction into STEM educational programs, which are designed to provide new-tech skills to our region’s workforce. […]


Sheffield’s sewage treatment deemed safe after repairs to chlorine system finished – PHOTOS

September 9, 2019

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Utilities Facilities director, Tommy Barnes took the Quad Cities Daily on a tour of the Sheffield wastewater treatment plant. He showed us the portion of the facility where a minuscule amount of Chlorine is added to the already-treated effluent from the facility just prior to release into the Tennessee River. This particular […]


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