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NW-SCC to host in-person commencement ceremonies on May 15

April 13, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announced Monday (4/12) it will host traditional in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15, on the Shoals campus of NW-SCC.   Ceremonies will be held outdoors at the front of the Shoals campus at 8:30 a.m. for the Nursing Graduation and Pinning Ceremony. All other graduates will attend […]

Pickled Fish Spawn Eco Clues

April 12, 2021

Scientists at the University of Tennessee are exploring the guts and gills of pickled fish for answers to a pressing question: Do microplastics in the world’s freshwater streams pose a risk to public health and aquatic life? TENNESSEE VALLEY-Drinking straws, beverage bottles and product packaging are some of the common plastics that are now degrading […]

Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services Partners With North Shore Animal League For TOUR FOR LIFE® 2021

April 12, 2021

FLORENCE-FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE ANIMAL SERVICES is teaming up with NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA for Tour For Life 2021 – the world’s largest national cooperative, life-saving pet adoption event – in partnership with Purina®, for a week-long celebration at their shelter. From Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18, adoption fees are just $50 for adult animals. […]

Swamp-a-thon Muscle Shoals Sound Studio annual fundraiser for 2021 May 8

April 11, 2021

SHEFFIELD-Patterson Hood and John Paul White will be among the featured performers at the upcoming “Swampathon” virtual fundraising event for the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. The event, which will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 1-7pm will be patterned after an old-fashioned telethon and will feature performances, a silent auction, and appearances by local […]

City of Florence Awarded ADECA Grant for $828,300

April 11, 2021

FLORENCE-The Department of Planning & Community Development is honored to announce an $828,300 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Funded by the CARES Act, sub-recipients will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing emergency shelter, homeless prevention programs, and rapid re-housing assistance to […]

Schedule of Upcoming COVID-19 Clinics in the Shoals area

April 10, 2021

THE SHOALS-The Alabama Department of Public Health announced upcoming clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine in Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties. Vaccination is free and available for adults in Alabama. 4/12/21 Florence Conference Center at the Marriott Hotel, 8 am – 5 pm, by appointment or walk-in – appointments available at 4/13/21 Northwest-Shoals Community College […]

Athens-Limestone County Public Library 2nd Annual Storybook Stroll Starts April 30

April 10, 2021

ATHENS-The Athens-Limestone County Public Library Foundation invites everyone to  downtown Athens for the 2nd Annual Storybook Stroll beginning April 30th. Read a picture book while strolling through  beautiful downtown Athens. There will be 3 books featured written by children’s author, Peter Reynolds. Books will be changed every two weeks, so everyone can enjoy several times.  […]

Shoals Archaeological Stewardship Virtual Speaker Series: Lindsay Bilyeu

April 10, 2021

FLORENCE-The Florence Indian Mound Museum, in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority, is sponsoring a virtual speaker series as a part of an effort to raise awareness about looting in the Shoals area. The Shoals Archaeological Stewardship Virtual Speaker Series will feature a different presentation each month from March through October. The second presentation will […]

University of North Alabama Art Gallery Named for Master Pastelist Elaine B. Augustine

April 10, 2021

FLORENCE – In a ceremony Thursday morning on the University of North Alabama campus, the Art Galley was named for Florence artist and Master Pastelist Elaine Bailey Augustine. “Why do I think that a gallery – this gallery – is important? I truly feel that it is a teaching opportunity,” Augustine said. “Besides giving students […]

Florence Statement On Expiring Health Order, Mask Requirements

April 9, 2021

FLORENCE–Governor Ivey has announced the removal of many mandatory restrictions which were part of the health order set to expire Friday, April 9th at 5:00 pm. The new health order lifting these restrictions will take effect at the time the old health order expires. The City of Florence has followed Governor Ivey’s guidance since the beginning […]

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