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Florence 2019 Community Development Week Continues

April 25, 2019

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt and Melissa Bailey, Planning & Community Development Department Leader, are pleased to announce the celebration of The City of Florence National Community Development Week beginning April 22, 2019, and continuing through April 26, 2019.   The week-long celebration includes: Notice of Funding Availability The City of Florence anticipates receiving funding from the […]

Bank Independent Sponsors 30 Local High School Students At ABA Bankers 2 Leaders’ annual legislative day

April 25, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Bank Independent sponsored 30 Shoals area high school juniors and seniors from 14 schools to participate in the Alabama Bankers Association Legislative Day event in Montgomery on Wednesday, April 17.    Nearly 200 bankers and high school students from across the state attended the annual event featuring speakers representing key areas of government, including Lt. […]

TVAA Presents Film, Gallery Talk and Workshops

April 25, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Upcoming events presented by the Tennessee Valley Arts Association include a film, galery talk and workshops in the upcoming weeks. The Tennessee Valley Arts Associatin presents the film ‘The Pushouts’ about  Victor Rios who was a high school dropout, gang member and three-time felon by the time he was 15. Now, he is a tenured […]

Person with measles likely exposed other people during two stops in Alabama; ADPH urges action from those potentially exposed

April 24, 2019

MONTGOMERY-On April 23, the Tennessee Department of Health reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health that an individual with a confirmed measles case traveled through Alabama on April 11 and made two stops during the infectious period. Persons should check their vaccine history for vaccination with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.  Two doses […]

UNA Marketing Program Recognized at National Conference

April 24, 2019

FLORENCE–  A group of UNA students from the campus chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national conference in New Orleans. The trip was led by the chapter president, professional marketing with a sales concentration major Madison McNeely, and its executive vice president, management major and sales minor Cameron Johns. Faculty adviser Tim Butler […]

Florence High School Students achieve winning results at the Skills USA Competition

April 24, 2019

FLORENCE-Florence High School students competed in the Skills USA State competition this week in Birmingham. See details of these students’ winning results below: Class Project Display-1st place  Ian Infanger Digital Cinema Team-1st place   Nick Foster and  Jackson Rowe Job Manual-2nd place   Macaulay Sheppard American Spirit Team-2nd place  Macaulay Sheppard,  Mavery Cox and  Jennifer Vaden Class […]

UNA’s Kilby School and Collier Library to Host ‘Happy Birthday, Alabama’

April 23, 2019

FLORENCE — Kilby Laboratory School and Collier Library Archives and Special Collections will host a “Happy Birthday, Alabama” event Friday, April 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Collier Library. This official Alabama Bicentennial event is free and open to the public.  “We’re so fortunate to have this opportunity to work with the fourth graders from Kilby,” […]

Junior League To Host Ribbon Cutting For Wheel Chair Swing at Deibert Park On April 27

April 23, 2019

 THE SHOALS-The Junior League of the Shoals (JLS) invites you to join us for a ribbon cutting on Saturday, April 27, at 1 pm at Deibert Park in Florence. Junior League of the Shoals recently purchased and installed a handicap-accessible wheelchair swing and ramp for Deibert Park, the first of its kind in the Shoals area.  We […]

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’, a Disney Live Concert!

April 22, 2019

THE SHOALS-The pirates are back!  Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Man’s Chest’ is the sequel to the original blockbuster.  When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighly) comes to collect a debt, Captain Jack Sparrow(Johnny Depp) must find a way to avoid his fate lest his soul be cursed for all time. On Saturday, May […]

“Girls in STEM” (Florence High School) join forces with the “Geek Glam Squad” (Weeden Elementary School)

April 22, 2019

FLORENCE-Weeden Elementary teacher, Mrs. Julianna Mann partnered her “Geek Glam” students with Florence High School science teacher, Ms. Whitney Evans and her “Girls in STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics). Julianna Mann created stations for the students to work in collaboratively. There was also a third partnership, as at least one of the stations was […]

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