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Two year old Livie’s diagnosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) was frightening to her parents, Jonathan and Melena Wheeler. However, as her condition worsened, they were told Livie would die without a heart transplant. Imagine their relief when they received the phone call in the middle of t…

Are you ready to learn what generational strongholds are, where they come from, and, most importantly, how to step into deliverance for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren?

It is no secret that the benefits of playing sports are vast, varied, and permanent.

It's Homecoming week for the Saints and the schools are going all out with activities. Career Day, Character Day, Super Hero Day and my favorite -- Eighties Day. Apparently a lot of moms still had their wardrobe from that era because according to the pictures on social media these girls nail…

Congratulations to the Springville High School FFA Livestock Judging Team and Horse Judging Team for winning the St. Clair County FFA contests at the St. Clair County Arena in Odenville on September 13. Also congratulations to the Forestry Judging Team and the Safe Tractor driver Austin Shar…

The Moody Blue Devils takes a tough loss on the road in region play, losing at Sylacauga 36 - 6 last Friday night. The Blue Devils now have their mind focused on the defending 5A State Champion Central Clay County Volunteers tomorrow night.

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The 2018-19 Leadership St. Clair County (LSCC) class wanted to share their experience and extend the lessons they learned during their tenure in Leadership to a new generation.

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The St. Clair County Economic Development Council (EDC) announced the selection of Blair Goodgame of Pell City to lead the new countywide tourism effort. Goodgame has been a lifelong resident of St. Clair County, local business owner, and heavily involved in promoting events on Lake Logan Martin.

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After eight years of being empty, deconstruction of the former St. Clair County Hospital began last Thursday following completion of months of abatement for asbestos and hazardous materials.

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For the second day, wildland firefighters with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) continue to fight a large wildfire in the Alpine community of Talladega County. The fire is currently estimated at approximately 500 acres in size, but there are no citizens or homes in immediate danger. AFC…

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library had a huge surprise this week with the donation of two beautifully crafted quilts. They say that every quilter has a masterpiece within and these two quilts are truly a shining example of the masterpiece found within one of their lovely library patrons, Ann Fronzu…

Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) Management is excited to announce Misty Wade as its new Spotlight Program Coordinator. Wade brings a life-long love of the performing arts to the role, alongside a career in education, marketing and project management.

The upcoming 2020 census is extremely critical in Alabama and the rest of the states in the nation, as well. The census affects the number of seats a state has in the U.S. Congress and ultimately the number of Electoral College Votes you have for president. Also, very importantly, the amount…

In the time I've been writing about Ashville, three things have impressed me most. One is the city's appreciation for its own rich history. Another is the city's ability to sustain its clubs and organizations. But mostly, it's the citizen's eagerness to help others.

The Springville Civil Air Patrol, CAP-126 participated in Argo Teen Night Out and trooped the colours for the Springville High School Football game on August 30.

Connor Rush and Terrence Moore combined for 433 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Moody’s 21 – 7 region win over St. Clair County. Moody now has their eyes set on a trip down highway 280 to face off against the Sylacauga Aggies.

Rhonda Nolin from Duran North Junior High is the Kiwanis Club teacher of the month. Mrs Nolin has taught at Duran for 29 years. She has taught Special Education, History and is the Librarian. Mrs. Nolin is a Pell City High graduate.

Leeds Downtown First Thursday was a huge success! The weather couldn’t have been better. Families came out to enjoy the evening with the great entertainment lineup with Mandi Rae, Eric Watters and Miss Leeds Area Charity Bowden. Parkway was lined with street vendors and food trucks. Three-Ea…

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When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 18 years ago, our world was thrown into chaos.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and its suppliers had a $12 billion economic impact on Alabama in 2018, employ over 45,000 in the state and produce 5.4 percent of the total Alabama GDP, according to a report released this week by the automaker and Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA).

The story of the Ashville Museum & Archives began on July 8, 1903, when Mrs. Mattie Lou (Teague) Crow was born to John Rowan and Tallulah (Nunnelly) Teague. As a child Mrs. Crow played on the steps of the Old Ashville Courthouse, and heard the old stories of Ashville and St. Clair County…

We are coming off Labor Day, the last official Summer holiday and unofficial end to the season, however Mother Nature has NOT gotten the memo. While our mornings are a nice tease of what’s to come, the afternoons are still like entering the firey gates of Satan’s hometown. While I am persona…

Miss Malorie Paige Martinez of Springville will be representing the state of Alabama as Miss Alabama Pre-Teen.

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Montgomery—St. Clair County Commission Chairman Paul Manning and Commissioners Jimmy Roberts and Jeff Brown have been presented with the Tenure in Office Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) for the commission members' 32 years, 24 years and 16 years of service, r…

The Moody Blue Devils season home opener did not go as planned thanks to a 43 – 13 loss to 5A power Etowah last Friday Night. The Blue Devils now have their eyes on archrival St. Clair County tomorrow night to open region play.

This Sunday is National Grandparents Day. So how do you celebrate? You pay Granny and Gramps a visit, of course! If you can't visit, give them a call or video chat. If your grandparents are no longer with you, celebrate their lives by visiting an elderly person you know or an elderly care fa…

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The Town of Steele received a $142,476.19 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which would help the town’s fire department purchase new operations and safety equipment.

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St. Clair County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. St. Clair County has been chosen to receive $2,800 to supplement emergency food an…

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Those who appreciate wildlife art now have the ability to purchase new collectible licenses with a variety of flora and fauna from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). Licenses for Alabama’s 2019-2020 seasons and the new hard cards are available for purchase …

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PELL CITY - William "Van" Davis passed away on September 4, 2019 in Pell City, Alabama. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. in The Beacon of First United Methodist Church in Pell City. The funeral service will take place on Septemb…

Funeral serivce for Mr. Glover Cook, Jr. will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Overcoming Church, Ashville, AL at 1 p.m with Eulogist, District Elder Edward Lane. Public visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Internment will follow in the Alabama National Cem…

COOK SPRINGS - A Celebration of Life for Frankie "Ma" Hannah Hughes. age 76, of Cook Springs, will be held Friday, August 30, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Survivors include her son, James Randall Hughes; daughter, Tammy Hughes Lee (Mike); grandchildren, Amanda Moses (B…

SPRINGVILLE - Adelle Williams Nolin (Maw-Maw), age 88, was called home on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Mrs. Nolin was a long-time resident of Springville, AL and a member of Red Hill Church for over 35 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone who knew her. Mrs. No…

SPRINGVILLE - Funeral Service for Kayla Mashburn, age 42, was held Saturday August 10, 3 p.m., at The Church at Bradford Road in Springville, Interment followed at Springville Cemetery. Ms. Mashburn passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Miles Owen Mas…