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Bentley – “I want what’s best for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame” – Appoints new Board members

August 7, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley today announced that he has made 3 new appointments to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors. They are: Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau head, Judy Ryals; Alabama Tourism Director, Lee Sentell; and State Finance Director, Bill Newton. The appointments come on the heels of a sea change […]


Southwire does it again – School Supplies Giveaway a big hit with parents and children – PHOTOS

August 4, 2013

FLORENCE – Just as predicted, there was a great turnout Saturday morning at Southwire’s 2nd Annual School Supplies Giveaway. Taressa Foster and Hannah Briggs and the Southwire employee who gave their time helped a few hundred families throughout The Shoals ease up a little bit on school expenses. Last year, they ran out of of the […]


TASUS factory is taking shape in Florence Industrial Park

July 9, 2013

FLORENCE – Progress is moving forward at a rapid pace for the TASUS Corporation manufacturing facility in the Florence Industrial Park. Back last September, the President of parent company, Tsuchia Company, Ltd. Koichi Ohara, was in Florence to celebrate the “Ground Awakening”. Koichi Ohara the President of Tsuchiya Co. Ltd., which has its headquarters in Nagoya, […]


This is for Muscle Shoals – This is for us.

June 21, 2013

SHEFFIELD- When David Hood used the phrase,”This is for us,” today, he meant FOR ALL OF US… the people of The Shoals. He was talking about the re-acquisition of  the historic “3614 Jackson Highway”… the studio that made him and his fellow “Swampers” famous. Yesterday in Huntsville, title to the property transferred to the Muscle Shoals […]


Shoals Industrial Development Committee approves funds for 2 companies

June 20, 2013

FLORENCE – TheFreeDictionary.com defines, “GONER” like this: gon•er (ˈgɔ nər, ˈgɒn ər)  n. Informal. a person or thing that is dead, lost, or past recovery. Tarkett Alabama, Inc., located on County Road 30 in Florence has been having a tough time in recent years. It was almost a goner. Tarkett has been around in one name or the […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Hospice Advantage

June 17, 2013

FLORENCE – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Hospice Advantage. They are located at 507 E. Dr. Hicks Boulevard. They have been in operation for a bit over a year and serve The Shoals Community with the highest level of professionalism. Here is what Hospice Advantage has to say about […]


How to reinvent something everybody thinks is finished: Coldwater Seed & Supply.

May 9, 2013

  EDITOR’S NOTE –  It was 1930 when Mr. Hoskins opened the doors for the first time on 6th. Street. Back in the day, owning a seed store in the Deep South was pretty much a sure-bet. This part of Colbert County held a slew of family farms. The farmers would amble to town in […]


Tuscumbia City Council to firearms makers: “If they don’t like you in the North, make your new home here!”

April 25, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – “Come to Tuscumbia, the climate’s warm!” was the message, in so-many-words, to Northern firearms manufacturers. The message originated at last Monday’s Tuscumbia, Alabama City Council meeting, when Mayor Bill Shoemaker and the Council members approved a resolution that supports both our Second Amendment rights and the manufacturers of legal firearms in America. Shoemaker told […]


“I was all about the music and the pickers, and the styles they played” – Rick Hall

February 27, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When the movie, “MUSCLE SHOALS” screens tonight in Florence, it will mark the first time a feature length film has celebrated a bunch of Southern Boy musicians and studio owners who changed the world’s idea of music. It happens tonight at the Marriott Conference in Florence, and if you hurry, you can still […]


“I get to stand on the shoulders of giants who have built an industry from nothing” – Rodney Hall.

February 26, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When the Award Winning film, “Muscle Shoals” premiers Wednesday night in Florence, decades of commitment by a bunch ‘good-old-boys’ will finally be recognized. Rodney Hall, president of world-famous FAME Studios, spoke to The Quad-Cities Daily as part of a series of interviews on Muscle Shoals Music leading up to Wednesday night’s screening […]


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