Mayor Andy Betterton
January 7, 2021
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES
Alabama is in Phase 1a, consisting of 300,000 healthcare workers. The week of December 28, residents of Long-Term Care began vaccination through the federal Pharmacy Partnership.
Some counties have been able to intermittently vaccinate persons age 75 years and older once the uptake of vaccine for Phase 1a has been satisfied for a daily clinic. ADPH will continue to work with community partners to vaccinate persons in Phase 1a and, as supply allows, persons 75 years and above. For More Information...
DID YOU KNOW...There are many ways to pay your utility bill?
The Florence Utilities will continue to accept payments at the drive-through, but sometimes the lines get long. Save time by using the dropbox (Short Court St./Side entrance), or pay online at https://ebiz.florenceutilities.com/.
For more options including budget billing, bank draft, and more, go to…
For questions or help, call 256-760-6300
Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance March
Florence Business License Renewal
Due to COVID-19, the City of Florence City Clerk’s Office will accept business license renewals:
Celebrate the University of North Alabama--Alabama's First Four-Year Institution of Learning!
THE SAGA OF SEVEN-MILE ISLAND
One of several local islands in the Tennessee River, Seven-Mile Island has a storied history. Careful excavations by certified archaeologists have revealed that Native Americans lived on the island hundreds of years ago and, in fact, built at least one mound of significant size on it. In the early years of the twentieth century, sections of the island were purchased by various people. Mr. Claude Seales of Birmingham was one; he sought to establish a magnificent estate there. He was described by the Birmingham Age-Herald newspaper as "a real lord of the forest, the actual monarch of all he surveys." This grandeur ended in just two years, though, when a Florence newspaper noted that the estate was being liquidated. Local businessman, Frank Perry, also owned a large section of the island, establishing a very successful farming operation there for several years. When Pickwick Dam was completed in 1939, most of Seven-Mile Island was inundated; so, today, the beautiful Tennessee River now covers much of its illustrious history.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
Alabama Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program
Do you love plants? Do you enjoy learning? Then you are a great candidate for the Master Gardener Intern Training Program! You do not have to be a garden expert; just come with a desire to learn and grow! The deadline to register for the spring training series is January 17, 2021. For more information...
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