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W. C. Handy at The Shoals Community Theatre

July 8, 2018

FLORENCE-W.C. Handy Week is right around the corner! Come join us at the Shoals Community Theatre for a week of incredible theatrical productions and concerts. Read about each of them, and purchase tickets, below. Determined: The Life and Times of W. C. Handy Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:00 PM Shoals Theatre, Florence, AL Celebrating The […]

Special Presentation & Book Signing by Local Author Sonya Skipworth Featuring the “Layla Diaries”

July 8, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will host a special presentation and book signing featuring “The Layla Diaries” by local author Sonya Skipworth.  The free event will be held on July 14 at 1:00 p.m. inside the Visitor Center located in McFarland Park.  The series of three books are about an Australian Shepard named Layla.  They are written from […]

“Good Works…Right Motives?…Inspiring play to be presented July 15 at Deshler Auditorium

July 7, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-“Good Works…Right Motives?” is a modern-day humorous, yet serious musical stage play, written and directed by Cynthia Ricks Pollard. This inspiring play will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Deshler High School auditorium, 200 N. Commons East, Tuscumbia. The play is inspired by the biblical scripture, Luke 10:38-42. While the play encourages […]

Seagull Productions presents “Gruesome Playground Injuries” July 13-14 at The Z

July 7, 2018

FLORENCE-Seagull Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph, at The Z, 416 N. Court St., Florence, on July 13-14 at 7pm and on July 15 at 2pm. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and […]

Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament Series set to Premiere on Discovery Channel July 8…Florence Will Be Highlighted In Five Episodes

July 7, 2018

FLORENCE-The 2018 Season of  Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament Series™ will air on Discovery Channel beginning July 8, 2018.   Fans of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament Series™ can tune in every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST to see latest college bass fishing action. As the season unfolds, some of the highlighted coverage seen on […]

Be On the Lookout for Water Hyacinth

July 6, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Like good detectives on the hunt for a fugitive, TVA’s aquatic plant management team is combing Lake Guntersville for one of Alabama’s and the Tennessee Valley’s most menacing water weeds—water hyacinth. “Water hyacinth starts out like a good crime novel,” says Dr. Brett Hartis, TVA’s lead aquatic plant biologist. “You think it’s beautiful and […]

Caroline Self to Start “Notes to Self” Tour in Florence

July 5, 2018

FLORENCE – Caroline Self, the Democratic nominee for Alabama State Senate District 1, will launch “Notes to Self”, a summerlong listening tour, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm at Season’s Restaurant, 1420 Huntsville Road, Florence. This event is open to the public. “I believe the most important responsibility of an elected official is to […]

“PAWS” on the Lawn

July 5, 2018

THE SHOALS-Shoals Area Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) is excited to announce the 4thAnnual “PAWS on the Lawn” celebration and fundraiser. This event will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Bluewater Creek Polo Club in Rogersville, Alabama.   The event begins atbegin at 5pm.   All proceeds from PAWS on the Lawn will go directly […]

“Let Freedom Ring/200th Birthday Bash” Celebration

July 4, 2018

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt invites everyone to join in the “Let Freedom Ring/200th Birthday Bash” Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, in beautiful McFarland Park. The scheduled activities are as follows. FAMILY ACTIVITIES will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and include: Beach Lawn Area: Arts and Crafts; Bell Striker; Tattoos; Corn Hole Toss Games; […]

Transmission Employees Take TVA’s Mission of Service to Puerto Rico

July 3, 2018

Five TVA employees have returned from Puerto Rico where they supported the restoration of electricity following the devastating hurricane that blacked out the entire island. What they experienced might surprise you. TVA Transmission team members Shane Beasley, Randy Perry, Jeff Phillips, Heath Smith and Cody Young stepped up to the challenge of leaving home for […]

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