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The 5th annual Steele Junior High School Raider Run was held April 27.  This is a 5K/1 mile fun run (or walk) sponsored by the Steele PTO.  

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This Sunday will be Father’s Day, the day Americans honor and pay tribute to their fathers. 

Springville High School Baseball players Brant Brown #7, B.Daniels #5, Ivan Cornelius #18 and B. Hughes #21 were selected to be in the St Clair All-County Baseball team on June 3.

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On Tuesday, June 11, the Pell City Board of Education held their June meeting to discuss events of the month of May, and Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber announced his resignation effective July 1. They opened the meeting with recognizing the Pell City High School 3D Archery team for winnin…

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The City of Pell City is working on an extensive plan to make parking, sidewalks, and transitions more accessible to those who are disabled.

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, remember to celebrate your dad. Sometimes, it’s hard to decide about the right gift for Father’s Day or the right way to celebrate. There’s nothing more special to a dad than spending time together. The older we get, the busier we are and the less tim…

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The 2019 Northeast Alabama 4-H Regional Congress was held Saturday, May 18 at the Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainesville. Over 200 youth from Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison, Marshall and St. Clair counties participated. 

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The Pell City Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday to see where they are headed after the announcement of the retirement of Pell City School Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber.

No one knows the origins of Christmas in July for certain.  But it goes back a long way.  Some say all the way to the 1892 French opera when the children practiced their Christmas carols and were rewarded with wrapped presents.  However it began, Christmas in July offers at least the idea of…

For almost 100 years one of, if not the best, annual event for young Alabama High School leaders in Alabama has been the Alabama Boys State and the Alabama Girls State programs.

The Springville Civil Air Patrol -CAP-126 members, Major Michael McEntyre, 2nd Lt Ron Young, C/CM Sgt Kalysta Young and C/M Sgt Caitlyn Young set up a recruiting booth at the Pell City Block Party on Saturday, June 1.

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The last day of school was May 23, and I’m pretty sure you’re already hearing that litany from your kids. Our area is rich in activities for kids and teens, so you’re sure to find some answers to that question among the following possibilities.

Congratulations to Miss Leeds Area Braidyn Lazenby who received an honorable mention for social impact when the Top 7 Community Service finalists and Top 7 Stem Scholarship finalists were named at Brookwood Village in the kickoff event of the Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant week. Braidyn wi…

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OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the massive D-Day assault t…

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Britney Cobb, an 18 year old girl from Odenville, was reported missing this morning. She is 5 feet 5 inches, and 100 pounds. She has black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen leaving her residence in Odenville.If you have any information on Britney’s whereabouts please contact Investigator…

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The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office launched a new responsive website on May 14, where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as view booked and recently released inmates. 

A good many people wonder why simple, straightforward, no nonsense, good- government legislation fails to pass even though it appears to have universal and overwhelming support and appeal for many voters and legislators. 

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A suspect who fled the probation office at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City yesterday has been captured after an extensive search. 

The Springville Civil Air Patrol -CAP-126 presented the Colors at Springfest on May 18 at Big Springs Park.

Our very own Miss Leeds Area Braidyn Lazenby will compete next week in the Miss Alabama Scholarship Competition.  The festivities will begin with a send off party this Thursday night hosted by the Miss Leeds Area committee.  Braidyn will check in at Samford University and then move on to the…

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The Pell City Police Department held a Memorial and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday to honor officers that have died in the line of duty and award those who have demonstrated exemplary service in the field.

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JACKSONVILLE,-- JSU named 1,914 students to the President's and Deans' Lists for their outstanding academic performance during the Spring 2019 semester, including:

Hello everyone.  Hope you are planning a safe and fun Memorial Day. While Victory Christian School was out for summer last week (May 16), today is the day for Pell City and St. Clair County Schools to be dismissed for the summer. I know all of the kids are happy. 

The Springville High School Tigers Baseball Team won 5A State champs with a game 3 defeat over Briarwood score of 9-3 at the AHSAA State 5A Baseball Tournament at Patterson Field in Montgomery.

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce presented three scholarships at Leeds High School senior awards night to three Diplomats who excelled in their participation in the chamber Diplomat Program. The 2019 Chamber Diplomat Scholarship Winners are Dalton Cates - $1000 scholarship, Kathryn Rice - $500…

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The Alabama Department of Corrections has released its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, which will serve as an actionable roadmap to reverse long-standing challenges and to transform corrections in the state.

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On the last official day of school for the 2018-19 school year, Dr. Michael Barber, Pell City School Superintendent, announced his retirement effective July 1 at a Board of Education meeting. 

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We Win Recovery is a nonprofit organization that provides education, resources, support and advocacy for individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by substance abuse and criminal behavior. They also provide reentry services for those transitioning from jail or prison.

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PELL CITY - Funeral service for Stephen C. Drummonds, age 69, will be Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cook Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from Noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Drummonds passed awa…

Mr. Hershel Gilliland, 80, of Steele passed from this life to join his Lord in Heaven on May 4, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 2019 at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Attalla. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 9-11 …