Lakeside Hospice and the Christian Love Pantry have teamed up once again to host the 11th annual Tablescapes “Love Feeds the Soul” luncheon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the Beacon in the Pell City First United Methodist Church. 

Hello everyone. I wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! And I hope you did not get flooded. Praying for everyone’s safety!

Congratulations to SHS’s Beth Ann Tucker for finishing 3rd place overall in Alabama, 3A-5A Track & Field State Finals.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day so there’s just one day left to purchase that special gift and card for your sweetheart. Here are some local ideas to help you with your shopping. If you’re looking for fresh flowers and chocolate, Mum & Me Mercantile is the perfect place. Little Cahaba Choco…

Once again,  Ashville takes the thought and effort to honor it's outstanding citizens.  Actually three.  Ashville Spirit Club has chosen three teachers of the month: Amy Clayton, Ashville High School, Kim Johnson, and Sharon Griffin, elementary school.

The Mid-South Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society held its recent meeting at the Historic Leeds Depot with guest speaker David Brewer. Brewer is the executive director of the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (HODRRM) located in Calera and formerly the executive eirector …

Hello everyone. Hope everyone who wanted to, enjoyed the Super Bowl Championship game and that your team won!

Ashvillians, are you ready to trip the light fantastic?  Show off your moves?  Dance the night away?

“Why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends?” The band War wrote these lyrics in the 70's about the absurdity of judging others based on our differences. Since Tuesday, February 11 is National Make a Friend Day, it seems appropriate to mention it. No matter how many friends you have, y…


St. Clair County had their spelling bee Jan. 20, Sadie Deason of Springville Middle School took home first place. Gearron Rigdon of Duran North Junior High was 1st runner up.

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An Odenville man was charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Nicholas Sloan Harmon who was shot in November of last year.


Adam McNutt signed with the University of Alabama shooting team. McNutt is a senior at Pell City High school where he has a 4.35 GPA, studying on the advance and honors diploma track and is ranked 6 out of 300 students in the class of 2020.

The Broken Arrow chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 65th anniversary Jan. 25. During their celebration, new members took the oath of membership, celebrated the history of the chapter and presented Mindy Manners with the DAR good citizens medal.

Hello everyone. Well it is that time of year, warm, cold, warm, cold. Hope it is not being too bad on your health. Take care, lots of flu going around.

In just a couple days, it will be Groundhog Day when we all collectively hold our breath to see if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow or not; thus “predicting” more winter or an early spring. But, did you know that this seemingly silly observance actually has roots in the Christian faith?

The Springville High School Wrestling Team is currently ranked #10 in the State 1A/-5A Class Wrestling. Ian Orr is 5th in the 126lb Class and Trent Gillham is 2nd in the 138lb Class.

This week, we will be celebrating National Compliment Day which is tomorrow, Jan. 24. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. This is the day to compliment everyone on anything. Remember when Mama said, “If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all? Well, this day personifies tha…

Last year is gone, and we’re into the New Year. We’ve had some good memories and some sad moments. However, we must look ahead. Expect 2020 to be a good year.

Congratulations to Ray and Krista Jacks Lilly of Savelia, Ky., who are the proud parents of a baby boy! Levi Parker was born January 2, 2020. He weighed nine pounds and was 21 inches long. Levi is Ray’s and Krista’s first baby.

Well, things are finally getting back to normal after the holidays. Folks are back at work, kids are back in school and generally, things are back to the normal schedule. Are you feeling a little blue? You're not alone.

The city is losing no time getting back into its usual form and function. Ashvillians love to compete.  They love to win. They love to celebrate. And the love to learn.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and glorious Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please remember the reason for the season: the birth of Christ. 


I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Now, don’t be too quick to judge. Think about last year and the resolutions you made. How long did they last? So, no resolutions that make me a failure before January has passed. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to improve. I do. So, instead of making (soon…

The new year is here and people are still hopeful for the changes that come with a new beginning, but the shine of the holidays may be starting to fade and some of us may be struggling to get back into our routines. If you need a few tips to help you get back to normal, read on.

Another year has come and gone. Christmas trees are being taken down. The stockings hung by the chimney with care have been ravaged by children with no care for the stockings at all. Many are still recovering from New Year's Eve parties. Football game have been won and lost to the delight to some and disappointment of others.

Congratulations to Jim “Jimbo” Tollison of Coal City who was recently elected President of the St. Clair County Farmers Federation! He was recognized during the President’s Luncheon at the Alabama Farmer’s Federation’s 98th annual meeting, Dec. 9, in Montgomery. 


The Springville Wrestling Team took 2nd place in the PCA Tournament in Prattville on December 21.

One of the really good guys in Alabama government took over the reigns as President of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners this summer. Henry County Probate Judge and County Commission Chairman, David Money, is an extremely outstanding and quality leader for his beloved Henry Cou…

You don’t have to read my articles or follow me on Facebook very long before you know two things. The first is that I despise commercialized holidays (Think Christmas here). And the second is that I love everything about Christmas, from the lights to the trees to the music an everything in b…

Ashville is celebrating the Christmas season with their annual Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas” this Saturday, Dec. 14.

Birmingham, AL – Lake Homes Realty, CEO, Glenn S. Phillips, was honored with the CEO of the year award for companies with 26-50 employees by the Birmingham Business Journal. The company has 50 employees in the Hoover, AL corporate office, but has real estate agents in over 3,000 lake markets…

Pell City Public Library invites you to celebrate the season with a live concert of Celtic Christmas favorites featuring Jil Chambless, Robert Muse, and Ed Miller on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon.

With Christmas just around the corner, it's the perfect time to participate in National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. That's right, another monthly national holiday in December, and it's just in time! Everyone is shopping for just the right gifts for their loved ones so let's keep safety in min…

I love Christmas. It’s my most favorite time of the year. Everything is so beautiful and smells like home to me.

It would be wise to turn in early Friday night because there is a full schedule Saturday and it starts early!

The Springville High School (SHS) Varsity Wrestling Team competed in the Thanksgiving Tournament at Hayden High School on Nov. 26 - 28.


This month, the Spotlight Kids Program at CEPA will bring A Christmas Carol, the Musical to the stage in Pell City as its 2019 Holiday Production. This show, adapted by Sister Marcella Holloway with music by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, will be performed December 13-15.

The 34-B District Governor Bubba Bingham was the guest speaker at the Nov. 18 Moody Lions Club meeting. D.G. Bingham serves over the central area of Alabama from the Mississippi line to the Georgia line.

This Week's Circulars


Mar 1, 1951 - Feb 5, 2020 Larry Hood Kinsaul, age 68, of Pell City Alabama, passed away February 5th, 2020. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Kinsaul, daughter Katherine Kinsaul, step sons Neil Goldsmith and Sonny Echols, brothers Raymond Lee Kinsaul and Donald Kinsaul. He was a l…

LEEDS - Betty Ruth Bagwell, age 91, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bagwell McWhorter (Cliff); sisters, Agnes Folsom and Lavada Roper; grandchildren, Kim Schulte (Michael), Kelly Barnes (Chris), and Kasey Blair (Jamie); great grandchildren, Chase …

WACO, TX - On January 5, 2020 Hezkiah Travis "H.T." Layman passed away in Waco, Texas, at the age of 88. H. T. was born June 27, 1931 in Trussville, Alabama. After graduating from Odenville High School, he earned an engineering degree from The University of Alabama in 1953. He served in Kore…