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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Opinion

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

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Life

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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

SHOALS BIRTHS

Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield Read more

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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

Obituaries

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

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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

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Sherry Richardson

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

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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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