Mayor Andy Betterton
September 1, 2022
Happy Labor Day!
Thank you, Dr. Roy Stevens, for your service!
A salute to Dr. Roy Stevens on behalf of Mayor Betterton & the City Council for his service to our country, UNA, and our community!!! Bravo!!!!
Read more about Dr. Stevens here.
7-Points Pop-up Market was a Huge Success!
Check Out This Month's Edition of Talking Tourism!
Parks and Recreation Blood Drive
Florence Indian Mound Museum Now Offering Field Trips & Class Visits
Find out more here: https://www.florencealmuseums.com/resources
Or visit here to sign up: https://forms.gle/NctNY6hNS3DbB4EW8
Shoals Nonprofit Center Cornhole Tournament
Tennessee River Litter Tournament
SEPT 24, 2022
TENNESSEE RIVER LITTER TOURNAMENT
MCFARLAND PARK, RIVERFRONT PARK, WILDWOOD PARK
8AM – 11AM
Join Keep The Shoals Beautiful for the 7th Annual Tennessee River Litter Tournament Saturday, September 24th! Fish for litter in the water, on the shorelines at Riverfront or McFarland Park, or anywhere that matters to you in the Shoals!
- $500 Grand prize to the group with the most volunteers
- $100 MVP Award for most litter collected (1 winner at each site)
- $100 Constellium Recyclers Award (1winner at each site)
Successful Aging Conference 2022
More information below for the drive-thru lunch:
Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum, Florence, AL
September 22, 2022, 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Register online here or call 256-766-6223
Please register by September 2nd to ensure lunch, a goodie bag, and more.
Make Plans to Attend Fantastic Friday @ the Club on September 16th!
There is no charge for entry or food
Please dress accordingly
Entertainment Presented By The Browns
Shoals Dragon Boat Festival
We are about five weeks away from this year's Dragon Boat Festival. There is still room left for vendors, but don't hesitate to sign up! This year's festival is going to be the biggest one yet!
There's also room on some teams that haven't been filled. Be a part of the most unique festival the Shoals has to offer.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
FREE night of MUSIC - NO Cover, and OPEN Bar!
"One Walk for All" Carnival
Shoals Woman of the Year
All five nominees are pictured below
Golden Mane Launch Event
The public is invited to the Golden Mane Launch Event on September 9th at Singin' River Brewing (526 E. College St.), beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be remarks from Rob and Michelle Jones, as well as UNA Director of Athletics Dr. Josh Looney and UNA Head Football Coach Chris Willis.
Enjoy free tasting and discounted purchases at the event, as well as official Golden Mane koozies.
A WALKWAY ON O’NEAL BRIDGE
O’Neal Bridge, named for esteemed community and statewide leader, Edward Asbury O’Neal, opened to traffic in 1939. For approximately two years, it was a toll bridge, but, to the great relief of all who used this very welcome connecting link between Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, the toll was lifted. Because many – perhaps most – of the citizens in the two counties did not own vehicles at that time since they were still struggling from the devastating economic impact of the Great Depression, a pedestrian walkway was deemed a necessity. Note the photograph accompanying this week’s column that clearly shows the walkway. (There was also a walkway on the Old Railroad Bridge connecting Florence and South Florence.) Several years ago, with the near-exponential growth in the number of vehicles and the seldom-used walkway, it was determined that O’Neal Bridge should be dedicated totally to vehicle use. Occasionally, one sees a hardy soul walking across the bridge on the very narrow curbs on the outer edges of the vehicle lanes. That is definitely not what should happen!
--Billy Warren, City Historian
Part Time - $11.08 Hourly
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