Back in the 1940s and 50s there wasn’t much that scared parents more than the fear of a child contracting the dreaded polio virus. It was one of the worst epidemic’s to hit the United States since the flu epidemic in 1918. But it was even earlier, in June of 1894, in Rutland County, Vermont,…
A Lawrence County graduate has been named among a select few to receive the Academic Elite Scholarship at the University of Alabama.
As Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center wraps up a summer reading program this Thursday, parents and children who attend the reading program—and anyone else interested in learning a little more about the water cycle and local watersheds—are also encouraged to check out the free Smithsonia…
NHC Healthcare of Moulton celebrated 50 years of providing care for area patients with a special celebration at its facility on Hospital Street on Friday. Local leaders and officials—including Mayor Roger Weatherwax, Council member Joyce Jeffreys and Rep. Proncey Robertson—guests, patients a…
A larval pest native to the western hemisphere from the United States to Argentina is causing a ruckus among north Alabama farmers this time of year, according to a release from the Lawrence County Extension Office.
Three Lawrence County High School seniors spent their Monday morning picking up trash, clearing weeds and overgrowth, mowing, raking leaves and cleaning headstones at a historic cemetery near downtown Moulton this week.
Event: Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host the 2021-2022 Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, July 29, at 8:00 a.m. Each student will be sponsored by local business and industry.
It’s not uncommon for towns, cities and counties across the U.S. to share a name with other American communities across the country—the community name “Springfield” occurs in at least 46 states in the U.S.—but less commonly do members of such small-town communities make a point to venture in…
Oakville’s 14th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo was another huge success this year, according to Oakville Indian Mounds Multicultural Specialist Anna Mullican, who believes the record turnout was in part thanks to the Smithsonian exhibit being housed at the Indian Mounds museum this month.
Wild Alabama’s Wild Wednesday hikes continue next week, but the organization says young hikers and families are drawing a Wild Card when they sign up for the weekly hike slated for August 4.
Hillsboro hosted its 23rd annual Back to School Fun Day and distributed 86 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in attendance on Saturday. The event returned to the park outside Hillsboro City Hall this summer after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plans to restore the historic courthouse on the Moulton square were set in motion this week after Lawrence County Commissioners accepted a $294,814 bid to demolish the interior of the building.
Three people were arrested on drug charges in Lawrence County last week after the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office conducted investigative patrol in the Langtown community, according to a report from Chief Deputy Tim Sandlin.
A two-vehicle accident that occurred in Danville Thursday night has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia woman, according to authorities.
Jesse Owens was more than just a track-and-field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist. He was a golfer, a Western movie fanatic, a friend, and a grandfather.
In October, 2020, Helen NeSmith suffered a very serious fall while at home. The fall resulted in five broken ribs but that was only the beginning for the owner of the oldest continuously run business in Moulton. Her doctor discovered that her gallbladder was diseased and needed to come out, …
Following a successful return to downtown Courtland last Saturday, a community-organized event is expected to make another comeback next month along with Courtland’s Third Thursday Slowdown, according to organizer Greg Pace.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
The President’s List includes full-time students who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average (all As). Dean’s List scholars are those with at least a 3.5 grade point average, but less than a 4.0.
Lawrence Countians can beat the summer heat with the return of one of Courtland’s coolest events this August, according to organizers. The historic town is once again hosting its annual Super Soaker 5K event.
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!
Local public school systems don’t plan to require masks or social distancing for students when classes resume in August even as the number of new COVID-19 cases in the state trends upward.
Two members of the Moulton Fire Department hope to become the city’s next fire chief and will be interviewed next Monday at 5 p.m. during a special council meeting.
Several local public school systems have felt the statewide trend of certified personnel leaving at a higher than normal rate. Lawrence County Superintendent Jon Bret Smith feels COVID has impacted retirements for the local school system.
A Moulton historic home will be the second historical home in Lawrence County to open for public use after seeing a series of renovations completed since 2011.
A Town Creek man was arrested last week for perjury after allegedly giving false or misleading testimony during a pardons and parole hearing on June 30, according to a report from Moulton Police Chief Craig Knight.
As Alabama falls behind the rest of the nation in vaccinating residents against COVID-19, Lawrence Medical Center CEO Dean Griffin reminds Lawrence Countians that the vaccine is being offered for free at the Moulton hospital.
Hatton Elementary student Jackson Knighten poses with a butternut squash sprout he planted after volunteering for a project sponsored by the Lawrence County School System, the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center and the Lawrence County Extension Office.
A Trinity man is in jail on a domestic violence and menacing charge following a disturbance in the Trinity area on Wednesday, according to a report from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.
Lawrence County residents now have free access to Gale LegalForms, an online collection of “authentic attorney forms,” through the Lawrence County Public Library, according to Library Director Rex Bain.
A Lawrence County couple has been named among two other Outstanding Young Farm Family (OYFF) finalists in a competition sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Investigators in Lawrence County seized over 100 grams of fentanyl and multiple firearms and arrested a Moulton man and woman after executing a search warrant at a residence near the Five Points community on Wednesday, according to a report from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.
Courtland’s Third Thursday Slowdown is happening this week, and the historic town’s Vintage Market will be returning on Saturday, according to organizer Greg Pace.
On July 17, 1923, Roy Dodd was born in the Aldridge Grove Community of Lawrence County, to Maggie Warren Dodd and Oscar William “Dutch” Dodd. One of four children, has always known what hard work was. As a young boy, Dodd fished in little ponds and creeks whenever he had the time and opport…
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is still seeking young participants who feel called to a career in public safety for the county's new cadet program.
Join Wild Alabama staff on Saturday, July 17, to volunteer for a day of trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness trails 201 and 209.
Three local students were among a group of 100 who earned a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
Alabama’s 16th annual sales tax holiday on school supplies and related merchandise starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and lasts until midnight on Sunday, July 18.
Town Creek Public Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries.
Interior demolition work of the old Lawrence County courthouse could begin as early as Aug. 1, but it could be another three to five years before the building can be opened for county business again, according to a construction manager and county commissioners.
A Hartselle woman was arrested on kidnapping and burglary charges after a disturbance was reported in the East Lawrence community Friday afternoon, according to a report from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.
A Lawrence County man is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and is in Lawrence County Jail with no bail set, according to court and jail records.
If your summer is filled with reunions, ballgames, harvesting tomatoes and corn, and vacationing, you might want to stop what you are doing just long enough to get your pumpkin seeds into the ground before the optimal time for planting has passed. Planting now insures enough time for the see…
A Town Creek man was sentenced to 154 months in prison for his role in robbing two Lowndes County banks during 2020, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montgomery.
At least four Lawrence Countians are a little richer in knowledge of local history after their participation and success in a historical scavenger hunt hosted by the Lawrence County Archives this month.