Newsletter

Mayor Andy Betterton

September 8, 2022

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

In order to spread awareness of gynecologic cancers and to conjoin with the national celebration, the month of September is now proclaimed as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

ShoalsFest Day

In recognition of ShoalsFest becoming an important ongoing contributor to Florence's musical, cultural, and creative vitality, September 16, 2022, and every third Friday in September forward is proclaimed as ShoalsFest Day.

National Suicide Prevention Week

In recognition of suicide as one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and the need for suicide to be prevented by bringing hope, education, and resources to those who have been effected or struggle, the week of September 4-10 is now proclaimed as Suicide Prevention Week.

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A Huge Thank You To The Generous Donors of Pork Products that were Given to 46 Different Organizations Across the Region!

Over the last 3 years, they have donated over 220,000 pounds of food.
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Register to Win Tickets to ShoalsFest!

Register to Win Two Tickets at Participating Businesses in Downtown Florence!
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Lynleigh Meets Her Hero!
Lynleigh watches for her Florence Recycling truck every week. Last week, she got to meet Dylan and got her very own Florence Recycling t-shirt! A BIG thank you to Lynleigh and her family for Recycling Right, and thanks to Dylan for his special care for the kids on his route!
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National Preparedness Month

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth, @readygov's annual observance each September is to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. ESFI's free-to-share #disastersafety resources provide important advice about how to help prevent electrically related deaths, injuries, and property loss by taking a few precautions during and after severe storms and other natural disasters.
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Young Learner's Series- The Tennessee River

The Florence Indian Mound Museum is hosting a series of children’s programs where students can explore the early history of the Shoals through hands-on learning exercises. The programs will cover a wide range of topics within Native American history and culture and are aimed at an elementary level age group. Each program will have a creative component with hands-on learning, and all events are free.


The program on the Tennessee River will take place Saturday, September 17th at 10 am. The program will focus on the importance of the River to Native Americans in our area, and why it is still a vital part of our world. Students will participate in a hands-on activity where they will create an exhibit about what they have learned. Please visit here to sign up.

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Congratulations on Retiring!

Congratulations to Randy Givens (R) on 30 years of service and his retirement. Pictured with Wilbert Salter, Superintendent (retired) (L).
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Annual Christmas Market- Studio 23

Calling all food trucks!


Studio 23 would love for you to join their annual Christmas Market. All spots are $65. They want this to be the best market ever!


Contact Studio 23 for more info.

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September in the Garden: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

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Lava Room- Karaoke Wednesdays

The time has come… the Lava Room is firing up the Karaoke on Wednesdays! Join in every Wednesday starting at 8 pm to show off your talents. What are you signing up for first on the Lava Stage?


Located in Downtown Florence- 116 W Mobile St, Florence, AL

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Congratulations to Big River Broadcasting!

Congratulations, Big River Broadcasting! The CMA's announced all of the final nominees and Kix96 received its 4th nomination for Small Market Station of the Year!!!
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Fall Door Hanger Class

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WORSHIPFUL DETAILS

Throughout history, it seems, people might live in plain, non-ornamented houses themselves while at the same time insisting that their houses of worship be architecturally attractive. By and large, that is also the case in the City of Florence. Accompanying this week’s column are examples (numbered 1-4) of beautiful details lovingly incorporated into four local houses of worship:


  1. First Baptist Church on North Wood Avenue

  2. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on North Poplar Street

  3. St. Joseph Catholic Church on Plum Street

  4. Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church on East Alabama Street


Of course, this is just a sampling. An interesting tour of these and so many other examples in Florence awaits all who wish to explore the beautiful, artistic expressions of religious devotion through such careful detailing.


--Billy Warren, City Historian


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Southern Native- Soft Opening in October

The Southern Native General Store will have their original SN apparel as well as home goods, boutique cocktail mixes, coffee products, and a whole lot of other fun stuff.

They'll be having a soft opening in October (stay on the lookout for details).
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Custodian Gas/Water-Wastewater

Full Time - $27,100.95 Annually


Dispatcher-Clerk Gas

Full Time - $32,456.27 Annually


Kennel Attendant

Full Time - $29,651.11 Annually


Laborer Solid Waste Part Time

Part Time - $13.03 Hourly


Police Officer

Full Time - $35,541.93 - $56,796.51 Annually
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NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

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

Tuesday, September 20, 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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