Mayor Andy Betterton
December 15, 2022
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES CONTINUE...
Santa Is Coming To Town!
Thank you to Downtown Florence Alliance and everyone that made the 2022 Christmas Parade a memorable night!
Holiday Fellowship Dinner
A Diebert Christmas
Thank you so much to the Florence Parks & Recreation Department and the Florence-Lauderdale Library for hosting a Deibert Christmas this weekend! Santa and Mrs. Claus were SO excited to meet everyone and hear all of your Christmas wishes and wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Photographer, Samantha Mitchem
The Inn Keeper Play
The Salvation Army of the Shoals Makes A Difference!
United Way of Northwest Alabama
Start 2023 with us on January 21 at the Marriott Conference Center for a night of fun and games benefiting the United Way of Northwest Alabama! This a great gift idea for that family member or friend who has everything! The fun includes musical guests, The Midnighters, a Live Auction, and Giveaways. All proceeds raised will be used for our Shoals community! Please scan the QR code to purchase tickets or to be one of our sponsors
Check Out the Holiday Spirit at Florence Fire Station #5!
This week, Florence Fire & Rescue hosted an Alabama Fire College Apparatus Operator: Aerial certification course.
Congratulations, Fall 2022 UNA Graduates! 🦁🎓
THE STREETCAR YEARS
As noted in the publication entitled The Journal of Muscle Shoals History: Bicentennial Edition published by the Tennessee Valley Historical Society in 1976, the Sheffield Railway Corporation was formed in 1903 “to construct, operate and maintain an electric interurban street railway system linking Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Florence.” Construction began one year later in 1904. When it was completed, the tracks covered 12 miles from Tuscumbia to Seven Points in North Florence. (Note the streetcar tracks in the center of Court Street in the accompanying vintage photograph.) A trip from Tuscumbia to Florence usually required about 45 minutes. Beginning in June, 1904, the streetcars were able to cross the Tennessee River via what is known today as the Old Railroad Bridge. The streetcar line continued to operate until February, 1933, when its 30-year contract expired. Today, remnants of the streetcar tracks are still visible. Among the most prominent (as motorists can attest) are on Nellie Avenue beside First Christian Church before it intersects with North Wood Avenue. That segment of the tracks took students enrolled in Florence Normal School (now UNA) to a stop directly in front of Wesleyan Hall.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
Tired Of Waiting On The Leaf Truck?
Remember that bagged leaves on the curb are collected weekly. Leaf collection keeps the leaves out of the storm drains!
- Police Department 702 South Court Street Florence
- Full Time - $42,195.38 - $67,428.82 Annually
- Water Department 650 Rickwood Florence
- Part Time - $13.00 Hourly
Laborer Solid Waste Part Time New
- Solid Waste 29485 County Road 14 Florence
- Part Time - $13.81 Hourly
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