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ShoalsFest returns this fall to McFarland Park.

FLORENCE — The Jason Isbell-curated music festival ShoalsFest is returning for its third year on Oct. 1-2, featuring a mix of national, reg… Read more


Leadership group hosts a Special Olympic games

LEXINGTON — The Lexington High School football stadium was the setting Tuesday for games of the most special variety. Read more


St. Joseph students educate through art

FLORENCE — St. Joseph Catholic School fourth-grader Rohan Vee did a quick scan of the artwork inside his folder and smiled at a particular … Read more


Sheffield man sentenced to 21 years for shooting at residence

TUSCUMBIA — A Sheffield man convicted of shooting at an occupied dwelling was sentenced in Colbert County Circuit Court on Monday to 21 yea… Read more


Shoals musicians remember pedal steel guitarist Wayne Bridge

Shoals musicians and sound engineers agree that Wayne Bridge was the go-to pedal steel guitar player. He also was the type of person who ma… Read more



Pinky power: Herndon, Brooks aim to be handful at state tourney

KILLEN — The familiarly comical lines start before Abby Herndon can even make it out of the dugout. Read more


Golden opportunity: Russellville excited for chance to repeat as 5A champs

RUSSELLVILLE — The yelling, emptying of water coolers and celebratory antics had already mostly subsided. But down the first-base line, Can… Read more


Monday's prep roundup: Loretto baseball, softball reach regional finals

LORETTO — Clint Seymore struck out seven over six innings and drove in a run to help the Loretto baseball team beat Fairview 6-3 in the 2A … Read more


Cal Thomas: How children become progressives

How are progressives made? By cooking them in a public school six hours a day, five days a week where they are seemingly indoctrinated with… Read more

The Seattle Times: After Buffalo, we all must resist the mainstreaming of hate

Ten people were murdered at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday by an alleged white supremacist who believed in the “great replacement theory… Read more


Today's editorial



He shared great songs with special artists

When David Hood, world-renowned bass player and studio musician who was part of the original Muscle Shoals “Swampers” (initially known as t… Read more


Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield Read more


She felt calling, answered

Mary Settle Cooney began a career with the Tennessee Valley Art Association in 1980. She became executive director in 1989, and she held th… Read more


Ernest Jerry Fulks

LEXINGTON — Ernest Jerry Fulks, 79, died May 16, 2022. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenhill Funeral Home. Funera… Read more

James Edward Ford

CLEVELAND, OHIO — James Edward Ford, 79, formerly of Sheffield, died May 11, 2022. Public viewing will be Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Tri… Read more

William Herbert 'Big Bill' Haygood

FLORENCE — William Herbert “Big Bill” Haygood, 74, of Florence, passed away May 15, 2022. He was a member of Stony Point Church of Christ. Read more

Yvonne 'Skeet' Perkins

FLORENCE — Yvonne “Skeet” Perkins, 80, died May 14, 2022. Funeral will be Thursday at 12 p.m. at Bible Way Church, Florence, burial in Gali… Read more

Jerry Aubrey Humphries

FLORENCE — Jerry Aubrey Humphries, 83, died May 16, 2022. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cross Point Church of Chris… Read more

Peggy Newbern Hammond

PRATTVILLE — Peggy Newbern Hammond, died May 16, 2022. Funeral will be held Friday at 2 pm. at First Baptist Church, 138 S. Washington St. … Read more

May 18, 2022 funerals

Dennis Baker, 2 p.m., Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville Read more


Carl E. 'Sonny' Barfield

TUSCUMBIA — Carl E. “Sonny” Barfield, 80, Tuscumbia, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 16, 2022. He is survived by his bel… Read more

Regena Ruth Blacklidge

BIRMINGHAM — Regena Ruth Blacklidge, age 67, of Birmingham, formerly of Florence, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. After a two-year battle … Read more

Jeanette Coats Bates

FLORENCE — Jeanette Coats Bates, 59, Florence, passed away May 3, 2022. A graveside service will be Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at Key Lane Cemete… Read more


Sherry Richardson

SHEFFIELD — Sherry Richardson, 61 years old of Sheffield, AL passed away May 15, 2022. Read more


Dr. Oliver Pharr Matthews, Jr.

FLORENCE — Our beloved father, Dr. Oliver Pharr Matthews Jr., died on Thursday May 12, 2022. Born in Gastonia, NC on July 15, 1946, he devo… Read more

Andrea Barrett

DECATUR — Andrea Barrett, 58, formerly of Courtland, died May 14, 2022. Public viewing will be Thursday from 11-1 directly followed by the … Read more

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