Newsletter

Mayor Andy Betterton

August 24, 2022

This Friday, August 26: 7-Points Pop-Up Market

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Check Out the New Parking Spaces in the 7-Points District!

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The City of Florence was honored to be 2023 ADEM Grant Recipients at the Alabama Recycling Coalition Luncheon!

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Proclamation- Tennessee RiverLine

On August 16th, 2022, Mayor Betterton and the City of Florence determined the need for cooperation between local governments and the Tennessee RiverLine. The City of Florence's location along the river continues to play a role in its history and lifestyle. Therefore, the Mayor and the City of Florence agree to support the tasks associated with being designated as a Tennessee RiverLine River Town.
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Welcome our newest certified police officer!

Please help us in welcoming and congratulating Florence Police Department's newest certified police officer! Noah Thornton graduated from the Selma Law Enforcement Academy last week! Congratulations on your accomplishments!
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#MoveWithTheMayor

I’ve joined mayors across the country in the Move with the Mayor initiative because the health of our community is so important. Help protect it by getting the #COVID19Vaccine. #MoveWithTheMayor
Mayor Betterton COVID-19 Vaccination PSA 2
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All the Best Block Party

All The Best is inviting everyone to come to downtown Florence for an exciting “All The Best Block Party” and musical lineup Saturday, August 27th, with festivities starting @ 10 am (Tennessee + Seminary Streets)
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Fight for Freedom: A concert benefiting survivors of human trafficking

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

7pm, Shoals Theatre


Floor tickets $50

Balcony $20

Group rate $15


Online at www.theshoalstheatre.org (Click image to purchase tickets)

http://www.holoshope.org/

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Relay for Life Bake Sale

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Meet Athens!

Athens II is a member of One Place of the Shoals. Athens was placed with Executive Director Elizabeth Moore in August 2019 by Canine Companions for Independence.


Athens is a service trained facility dog that works in a criminal justice setting. Athens uses his commands and behaviors to mitigate the stresses and anxiety of crime victims, witnesses, and others during all stages of the legal proceedings including accompaniment during interviews and court hearings.


Picture includes Athens II, Executive Director Elizabeth Moore, and founding member, Andy Betterton, Mayor of Florence.

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Tiki Time at The Club was a Fun Time for All!

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Get Involved with the Club, Different Activities Daily!


Monday-Friday:

Games: 9:00am-3:30pm

Lunch: 11:30am


Every Tuesday & Thursday:

Joints in Motion

9:30am-10:15am


Daily Schedule:

Monday: Square Dance

6:00-8:00pm

$21/month


Tuesday: Social Dance

6:30-8:45pm

Doors Open @ 6:00pm

$5/person


Wednesday: BINGO

10:15am


Friday: Rock Painting and Games

10:00am-12:00pm

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Thanks to Everyone who Attended the College Street Bridge Corridor Study Public Meeting

Monday night, Volkert presented to stakeholders the College Street Bridge Corridor Feasibility Study.


"Thank you to everyone that was able to attend; it was a great meeting! We appreciate the input regarding the presentation! Let's all work together for one common goal."

-Council Member Kaytrina P. Simmons, District 1.

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Make Sure to Grab Your Tickets for Shoals Fest!

Do you need to grab your ShoalsFest tickets yet? You can now purchase your general admission tickets in person at some of our favorite Alabama spots.



Facebook (Click Here)

Website (Click Here)

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Register Now for Line Dancing

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Thank you to The Oakley Agency for providing lunch to local first responders on Friday! We appreciate your support!

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Future Location of your Shoals VA Clinic!

A great new resource for the Shoals area!

Also FYI - The Florence Veterans Affairs office will continue at 312 S. Court Street. Once again we're reminded to say THANKS to our veterans!!!

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REFLECTING FLORENCE IN 1910

The image from a postcard in 1910 (published, as might be expected, by Joseph Milner, owner of Milner’s Drug Store on Court Street) that accompanies this week’s column is interesting in a variety of ways. First, its fanciful design as a large butterfly, which is quite artistic, might have been chosen to suggest that Florence was not only beautiful, but also ready to spread its wings as the twentieth century moved forward. Then, the choice of featured buildings is an interesting mix, from both architecture and usage standpoints: Trinity Episcopal Church (top left), Patton School (bottom left), First Methodist Church (top right), and First Presbyterian Church (bottom right). All four are handsome, substantial structures that reflect the values of Florence’s citizenry. Finally, it is interesting to note on the reverse side of the postcard (not shown) that it was mailed on December 31, 1910, by a Mr. Gordon who wished a Happy New Year to Mr. Fred Lowndes in Monterey, Mexico! So, the wonders of Florence have been known far and wide through the years by visitors who have helped spread the word about a beautiful town on the banks of the powerful Tennessee River.


--Billy Warren, City Historian


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Relocation Alert: Shoals Hair Co.!

Shoals Hair Co. has relocated and now resides at 1516 Florence Blvd between Planet Fitness and Walmart Neighborhood Market.

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Firefighter EMT PS8

Full Time - $35,541.93 Annually


Laborer Street Part Time

Part Time - $11.08 Hourly


Maintenance Worker Part Time Park and Recreation

Part Time - $11.08 Hourly
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NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor and Council members will hold the next council meeting on

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

4:00 p.m. Work Session

5:00 p.m. Council Meeting

City Auditorium

103 South Pine Street

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A little funny...

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