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Musician / Songwriter Scott Boyer II leaves a great legacy of music

February 13, 2018

 FLORENCE – Scott Boyer II, legendary musician passed away early this morning at his home in Florence, according to his son Scott Boyer III. Originally from Jacksonville, Boyer has performed with many legendary musicians, including Bonnnie Bramlett, Tommy Talton, and Dwayne Allman. For 50 years, Boyer performed his brand of Southern Rock n Roll all […]

Alabama Has Record Number of People Working in December

January 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that 2,093,063 people were counted as employed in December, the most ever recorded.  This number is up from November’s count of 2,087,509, and up from December 2016’s count of 2,047,753. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.5%, maintaining last month’s record rate, and significantly below December 2016’s […]

Florence’s Singing River Sculpture model introduced to public

January 5, 2018

FLORENCE – The model for the fourth original sculpture depicting The Shoals’ musical heritage was presented Thursday at the Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts. Florence Mayor, Steve Holt introduced University of Alabama sculptor, Eric Nubbe who designed and will build the work. The statue, a 20-foot tall semi-abstract work, represents a blues musician. In the […]

Rick Hall… He will be missed at Ruby Tuesday for lunch – Rolling Stone acknowledges passing

January 3, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS – Seismic shifts. Just when we feel comfortable with the world we define for ourselves, well… something happens. Rick Hall, legendary studio owner and music producer was somebody one would see at lunch, or a AMHOF event, or showing up at a Muscle Shoals to Music Row show… And now, Rick’s gone. This […]

Father of Muscle Shoals Music… Rick Hall – R.I.P. – VIDEO

January 2, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS – FAME Recording Studios owner and music legend, Rick Hall, 85 passed away this morning after suffering from declining health in recent months. Hall was the biggest influence on the success of the Muscle Shoals music industry. His first hit record, Arthur Alexander’s, “You Better Move On”, released in 1961, put FAME and Muscle […]

Colbert Commissioners approve gas tax increase request

December 29, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Colbert County Commission approved the submission to the Colbert Legislative Delegation of a request for a gas tax increase today. Citing the great need for additional funding of $3-million dollars a year to maintain county roads, the Commission voted to ask the State  Legislature for authorization. County Engineer, John Bedford made his […]

High Speed Internet in Franklin – Morrow starts the ball rolling

December 22, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE – Thursday evening, State Representative, Johnny Mack Morrow held an information sharing meeting in Russellville to start the ball rolling on the development of a broadband internet system for Franklin County. He, and a group of area public service members have been working on fact finding for a couple of years now, and this meeting […]

Morrow urges State to approve cancer center at new hospital

December 15, 2017

FLORENCE  – Alabama State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow, along with with a cadre’ of city and county elected officials and others met to encourage the State of Alabama to approved the promised cancer center at Regional Care medical Center. The cancer center has been highly anticipated as part of the new state-of-the-art medical center in […]

Jones trounces Moore – Leaves many with jaws slack and agape…

December 13, 2017

FLORENCE – The mood in the room was a mixture of hope with a good salting of pensiveness. The gathering was the Democrats’ election party, complete with pizza. As it turned out, history would not repeat itself. The special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat in the United States Senate, saw a Democrat, Doug Jones […]

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Unveils Replicated Colbert Bandolier Strap – EVENT PHOTOS

December 12, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, took receipt of a replicated 1830’s Bandolier Strap. The beautiful bandolier is a faithful copy to the original that once belonged to Chickasaw Chief George Colbert. The original strap was gifted by Chief Colbert, for whom Colbert County is named, to his neighbor and friend Isaac Lane whose son Edward […]

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