On Monday, June 21 my son Joseph Jay Scott of Coal City and Michael Kemp Thompson of Pineville, Kentucky will play seven golf courses, nine holes per course, in seven states in that one day.

Two Ashville Bulldogs Track and Fielders have signed on to continue their sports at the university level as preferred walk on competitors.

A memorial service in honor of Kevin Pace, 54, will be held Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. eastern time at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church in Winter Springs, Florida.

The 12th Annual Riverside Poker Run, an annual fund-raising event hosted by Riverside Beautification Organization (a Non-profit to raise funds to improve and beautify City of Riverside, Alabama) will be Sat. June 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Early registration will be Fri., June 18 from 4-7 p.m.…

The Springville Anglers celebrated their Seniors and had 6 Anglers qualify for the Bass Nation Alabama State Championship in June at Weiss Lake. The qualifying anglers are: Rocky Jonio, Brock Bowers, Chase Parnell, Dakota Chastain, Jackson Keiser & Spencer Stewart.

Ashville Elementary bids a sad goodbye but happy wishes to two retiring teachers. Ms.Bennett has served thirty-two years: Ms. McMurray twenty-five. They are much loved and will be sorely missed, but they have earned their rest and recreation after decades in one of the most difficult and imp…

Hello everyone. It is hard to believe that this year is half gone. Time passes so fast-especially for us mature folks. However, to young people, it usually passes slowly.

SHS Seniors held their Annual Tiger Walk through the halls of Springville Elementary School to reminisce where the education started and to inspire future SHS Graduates on May 26.

Hello everyone. Listen – God gave us two ears and only one mouth. So, He must want us to spend twice as much time listening as we do speaking.

The Springville Elementary Choir held a concert on May 20 in the school auditorium.

Sarah Crow is only in seventh grade. But this young artist has distinguished herself on a high level. Out of 70 contestants, This Ashville Middle Schooler placed first in the Third Congressional District Art contest. Her piece, entitled, "Inspire me World" will hang at the Capitol for one ye…

Hello everyone. Well, school is out for the summer, for some. But Pell City School System is not out until the 27, so a few more days. Hope you are planning a safe and fun Memorial Day.

The Springville Lady Tiger Softball Team qualified for the AHSAA 6A State Tournament in Oxford, AL starting Friday, May 21 after winning the AHSAA 6A East Regionals.

This month of May, I am celebrating my 30th year as a correspondent for the St. Clair News-Aegis. My first Coal City column was posted on the first Thursday of May 1991. I greatly appreciate the employees with whom I have worked with the last 30 years. I greatly appreciate all you readers fo…

This week's All About Ashville is all about athletics. Whatever differences Ashvillians may have, there is one thing on which they can agree. There favorite animal is a Bulldog.

Hello everyone. We are well on the way for summer activities. I hope all the mothers had a wonderful Mothers’ Day. I certainly did.

The Springville Anglers participated in the Airport Marine Alabama BassMaster High School Fishing tournament on May 1 at Logan Martin Lake in Pell City, AL.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church will have our annual Homecoming and 96th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, May 16 beginning at 10 a.m. “Crystal River” from Anniston will be the guest group. It will be an all-day event. Attendees will break for a “pot luck” dinner and fellowship in the Howard Sava…

The Ashville High School Track and Field Team ran over the competition at the state championship like Bulldogs with their tails on fire.


Hello everyone. My how time flies. We are already in May. A lot has happened since this time last year.

SHS has been named among the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools in America, placing the school in the top 10% of High Schools in Alabama.

Our prayers are with the family of Bobby Lee “Bob” Tollison, 84, of Coal City, who passed away April 5 2021. He and his wife, Shirley, were members of Wattsville Freewill Baptist Church. He attended services there as long as he was able. Bob loved Coal City and he has a special interest in t…

Every time we think we've seen Ashville youth climb every mountain, another one finds a new frontier.

Congratulations to the Iron City Hoops travel basketball team. They won the tournament championship in Guntersville at the SYBL Classic Showdown. They played 4 games in 1 day. A big shoutout to their awesome coach, Ricky Granger. This is a very talented group of kids and they play as a team …

Our prayers are with the family of Bobby Lee “Bob” Tollison, 84, of Coal City, who passed away April 5 2021. He and his wife, Shirley, were members of Wattsville Freewill Baptist Church. He attended services there as long as he was able. Bob loved Coal City and he has a special interest in t…

Every time we think we've seen Ashville youth climb every mountain, another one finds a new frontier.

Thought for today: Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. If you want love, give love. If you want honesty, give honesty. If you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give. (Matt Kennon)

The Drum Majors for the 2021-2022 Season will be Ms. Abby Royal and Mr. Will Galloway.

The Ashville Bulldog Soccer team made history this week. What must have been an edge of the seat, nail biting, heart pounding game ended in their first victory over the St. Clair County Saints ever with a final score of 1-0.


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I hope that you had a wonderful Easter. It was so good to be able to celebrate Easter in our churches. Thankful that our Lord Jesus arose and lives today. That will never change. Praise God.

Congratulations to Mrs. Brittany Newbold who was selected as the Secondary Teacher of the Year for St. Clair County from Springville Middle School on Friday, April 9.

Happy birthday to Jim King, April 12, my great-niece Ashley Davison and Zoey Ekhator who both celebrate April 16. Happy birthday to my cousin, JoAnna Payne Brummett, April 18, and to Laura Tollison Hartley and Christie Eady who both celebrate April 19. Also, happy birthday to John Lucas Toll…

The Lady Bulldogs Track and Field Team beat the Lincoln Golden Bears 4-2 at home. The Ashville High School Baseball team took three wins in the Spring Break Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team beat the St. Clair County Saints 2-1 at home. Dogs and Lady Dogs both placed Track Teams plac…


The SHS Tennis Team recognized Seniors Cameron Coker, Greyson Love, Matthew Love, Josh Leopard and Chandler Mobley on Thursday, April 1.

Happy birthday to my friends Jeanette Manning and Julie Pounders who both will celebrate April 1. Happy birthday to my great-great nephew, Gavin Hill, April 2, Glenn Milam and David Wilkerson who both celebrate April 6 and my young friend Masie Davis, April 7.

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is planning and organizing the 26th Annual Creek Bank Festival for Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Leeds Memorial Park on Highway 119. This is a free community event.

Hello everyone. Happy Easter. I hope you have a church to attend on Easter Sunday. Pell City has many wonderful places of worship.

Springville Fire Chief Richard Harvey educated the Springville community on the storm shelters available in Springville and managed by the Springville and Argo Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members for the severe weather outbreak on March 25.

Springs brings green, new life in nature and a break in cabin fever for those imprisoned inside all winter.

Hello everyone. I know some kids are out on Spring Break and I am sure they are enjoying their time away from school. But, the Pell City School System will be having its Spring Break next week. “It’s spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” Ranier Marie Rike. The d…

Springville Police Chief Wayne Walton assisted St Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray at the 2nd Annual St. Clair County Cattlemen's Rodeo in Odenville on March 13.

I pay tribute in memoriam to Annie Pearl Martin Alverson, 87, of Wattsville, who passed away recently. She was a dear friend to me and many others.

Ashville is getting ready for Spring and Summer sports programs. There is a new slab of concrete for batting cages. People are enjoying the recent warm weather at the park next to city hall.

Hello everyone. Welcome to spring and allergy season. I hope you remembered to set your clocks ahead and weren’t late for anything. Remember Spring forward, Fall back. Easy way to remember.

Ms. Forsyth, Ms. Gasque and Ms. Teel participated in training and professional development on March 4 for the A+ College Ready Individual Training and Incentive Program. SHS will offer 3 new AP courses for the 2021-22 school year; AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and AP 2D Art Design.

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