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Steve Wiggins

Service One Transport and Sheffield Meal Barrel Food Pantry partner-up to help needy

May 28, 2020

SHEFFIELD – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of hard-working families to make some tough decisions. Do they spend what money they have on medicine, gasoline, or food? It seems that most everybody, in some way is struggling. Ms. Penny Freeman and her cohort of volunteers have been working for years to help serve […]


Together Again – A Keller-family cook and her husband reunited after 109 years

May 25, 2020

TUSCUMBIA -The Reverend Fred Lafayette W. Watkins, was the son of 1st generation Rev. Frederick W. Watkins, a Cherokee Indian, born in TN in 1811 who hid out and avoided Trail of Tears capture and removal during the late 1830s. As the direction of ‘West’, in some traditional belief systems represents death, there came a time when […]


Governor Kay Ivey Congratulates Zip City’s Centennial

May 4, 2020

ZIP CITY – Well, the big jubilee with music, food, and the personal appearance by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey had to be postponed due to the statewide quarantine. But this past Saturday’s turn of events didn’t stop the heartfelt feelings of pride and accomplishment for the residents of this small community in Northern Lauderdale County […]


COVID-19 Update: Florence Utilities Public Notice

May 2, 2020

FLORENCE-COVID-19 Response Update: Florence Utilities will resume late fees and disconnections on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Florence Utilities customers must bring past due accounts up-to-date or call the Collection Department at 256-760-6525 to make payment arrangements immediately. Late fees and disconnections will resume on Tuesday, May 26th. City Hall lobby is currently closed, and bills […]


Service One Transport delivers 5-million pounds – and counting – of essential goods to combat pandemic

March 27, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS – National emergency… This is a term that’s being kicked about a lot right now… In recent history “national emergency” has to do with threats from outside our borders. However today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading like wildfire through America (and well over a hundred other countries), the term […]


Florence says preparations underway for COVID-19

March 16, 2020

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt and EMA Director George Grabryan, along with City Department heads held a media conference this afternoon regarding the pending arrival of COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus. Grabryan said that all departments within Florence have been working on plans for the most-certain arrival of the virus and said that […]


Department of Human Resources sued for allegedly ignoring “Red Flags” in child abuse case

February 28, 2020

BIRMINGHAM – Two persons who lived in Lauderdale County are involved in a case of massive child abuse. One, Daniel Spurgeon, has already been sentenced to 25 years in prison. His wife and alleged partner in the horrific crimes, Jenise is scheduled to face a jury in April. This week, the Alabama Department of Human […]


P&K Western Store – The tallest building in Zip City gets a new look

February 24, 2020

ZIP CITY – Have you ever been to Zip City in Northern Lauderdale County? We’ll bet you have… You might not have noticed, but you’ve probably been by the P&K Western Store. It’s bee there around 50 years. And, as such this little store, which sells some of the latest, greatest boots and western clothing, […]


TVA flood operations in full swing – Pickwick 4 feet above flood stage and moving higher

February 10, 2020

KNOXVILLE – The TVA River Forecast Center, in a media phone call this morning, predicts that Pickwick Lake is expected to continue its rise by at least 2-more feet within the next 3 days. More heavy rains are expected this week. As tributary dams are beginning to reach their maximum levels. they are expected to […]


Singing River Dentistry And First Metro Bank Hold Celebrate New Venture With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

February 3, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS-Two well-known, well-loved organizations forged a unique partnership with the opening of a joint facility at 2402 Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals. First Metro Bank and Singing River Dentistry now operate under the same roof in a new modern and inviting atmosphere. Congratulations to First Metro Bank President Rodney Howard and Singing River Dentistry […]


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