American Idol audition to be held at Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

American Idol is making a comeback and there is a lot of excitement about this week’s auditions at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Here’s a few answers to the some of the important questions people are asking about the Thursday auditions:





Thursdays from 3PM-7PM

Florence, Alabama, May 11, 2017– The Market was created to provide a place for producers to

come together to provide access to locally grown and produced, healthful, and adorable food.

Founded by local farmers and producers, College Street Farmers Market opened its doors on

May 4, 2017 on 526 […]


FLORENCE–This Saturday, May 13, 2017 is the 9th Annual Jeff Dropo Run 4 Kids. This is held at Florence High School. All proceeds go to Smile-A-Mile which is a year-round program for children with cancer. Smile-A-Mile’s mission is to provide challenging, unforgettable recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families and young […]

Rick Oates Appointed New State Forester for Alabama

Rick Oates

At a meeting in Montgomery on Monday, April 3, members of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) selected Rick Oates as the new State Forester for Alabama. His appointment was later confirmed by Gov. Robert Bentley. Beginning his duties on Monday, April 10, Oates replaces Gary M. Cole, who has served as […]

NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

MUSCLE SHOALS, PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year’s events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of “Soul Food”. NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a program on each campus. […]

UNA goes NCAA Division I

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to accept an invitation from the Atlantic Sun Conference and begin the transition of UNA to an NCAA Division I institution.


12 in hospital, 77 total sickened by food poisoning

SHEFFIELD-Authorities think food served at a wedding held in Sheffield this past weekend, has resulted in at least 77 persons becoming ill with presumptive Salmonella gastroenteritis. Twelve persons were hospitalized at local hospitals due to the illness. All patients are recovering. Signs and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and some fever. The incubation […]

Florence Mayor Haddock issues written farewell address

Outgoing Florence Mayor Mickey Haddock

To the Citizens of Florence:

A s I close out my term as Mayor, I want to say what an honor it has been to serve you. It has by far been the most challenging job I have ever held, but at the same time, it has been the […]