A power bank. A charge box. Sparks fly. Curtains catch fire. A family loses everything but each other. Their home where they lived for seventeen years and raised their girls from tots to young women.

Congratulations to Springvillian Ryan Sweeney on finishing in 20th place at Lake Martin in his first Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation event and qualifying for the state championship on Feb. 15.

This is a week dedicated entirely to congratulations. They are important. They are well deserved. And they are so numerous, there's not room for anything else.

Congratulations to Springville Indoor Track Runner, Beth Ann Tucker for finishing 2nd in the 2-mile race at the indoor AHSAA Indoor State Meet. She ran a personal record, by running an 11:18.

Hello everyone. Hope you had an awesome week and a great Valentine’s Day.

Congratulations to the SHS cheerleaders and Mrs. Morrison. They placed 6th in the AHSAA State of Alabama Class 6A cheer competition on Feb. 5.

Hello everyone. Warm, cold, warm, cold: this Alabama weather keeps us guessing.

Ashville has a new place to learn and practice a centuries old hobby. Actually, Ashville has an old place to practice a centuries old hobby. And for anyone who quilts, wants to quilt or has thought about quilting, the new quilt shop is a must see.

Congratulations to Kinley Churchill of Springville Elementary School, who participated in the St Clair County spelling bee and finished in the fourth round on Jan. 28.

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 illness going around.

If you read this column regularly, you know it is about the goings on in Ashville: the Bulldogs, school and community events, store openings and closings and those honored for their achievements. Hence the name. And what or who is not covered today will appear next week. No important news wi…

Chief Wayne Walton and members of the Springville Police Department trained with the Springville Fire Department on Jan. 19 to complete CPR and AED training. Following the training, new Cardiac Solutions AEDs will be deployed in all Springville Police vehicles.

What is everyone doing tomorrow? Because Canoe Creek Marina is having its grand opening. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting all day, there will be free barbeque, hot dogs, and drinks as long as they last. There will also be give-aways including fishing gear.

Springville High School Principal, Mr. Gregory Moore and Assistant Principal, Jeff Smith recognized the SHS 2020/2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year, Mrs. Nanette Hill, Springville High’s first Nationally Board-Certified Teacher, Mrs. Amy Box and Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Cynthia Higdon …

Happy birthday to my nephew and great-nephew, Roger Dale and Stephen Dale Scott, who celebrate Jan. 14. Happy birthday to my grandson, Barron Scott, Jan. 18, and to my sister, Kay Black Buckner, Jan. 29.

If you Google “Ashville Alabama,” The Best Places to Live in Alabama gives it an overall grade of B+. The schools are above average. The crime rate is low. There is cultural diversity and many amenities. Most people own their homes which mean most people are there to stay.

Springville Schools moved to virtual schooling as Covid-19 numbers rose in the area as school returned after the new year for the first week of school.

I hope all you readers enjoyed the Christmas and New Years holiday weeks. I wish you all a blessed and safe 2021.

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.

The lights have come down. Stockings hung by the chimney with care have been torn down, ransacked and discarded. Santa is safely back at the North Pole in this time of increased Covid-19 scare

The Springville Tiger High School Basketball Team helped instruct 6U teams in December at their first learning league clinic.

Hello everyone. Hope your Christmas was awesome, and you are getting ready to a safe and fun New Year’s. Be sure to eat your greens and black-eyed peas.

2020 has been a year of challenges and changes never before seen; but Ashvillians managed to make it a stellar one.

Congratulations to Natalie Poarch on winning the SMS Spelling Bee and runner-up Elisabeth Hoffman on Dec. 15.

Happy birthday to my cousin Jennifer Alverson Johnson, Dec. 15, my great-granddaughter, Chloe Scott, Dec. 16, my son, Jay Scott, and my grandson, T. J. Reach, who both celebrate Dec. 24. Also happy birthday to my friend Tabitha Hanner, Dec. 26 and my cousin and friend, Jerry Willingham, Dec. 31.

Hello everyone. Friday is Christmas Day, the day we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. I hope you remember that all the gifts and fun we enjoy on Christmas is just part of the reason we celebrate.

Christmas is a time in Ashville and her surrounding cities for l and celebrations: Christmas on the Square, Merry and Bright. Children get their pictures taken with Santa. There are parties and productions It is a season of festive fun.

Congratulations to Natalie Poarch on winning the SMS Spelling Bee and runner-up Elisabeth Hoffman on Dec. 15.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Rd., Pell City, will have a Christmas musical titled “Noel Born is the King” Sunday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m.

The Ashville wrestling team took down number two Weaver-probably with a lot of take downs-to become State Champs!

St Clair County BOE Superintendent, Mike Howard was able to deliver computers for all of the students at Springville Middle School to Mr. Talton on Dec. 10.

Another week starts out with accolades to Ashville's athletes.

Congratulations to SHS Senior Softball player Tatum Bartlett for signing with Wallace Community College in Dothan on November 30th.

Congratulations to SHS Senior Softball player Tatum Bartlett for signing with Wallace Community College in Dothan on November 30th.

Monday is Pearl Harbor Day. Those of us who lived through the beginning of World War II (WWII) will always remember that time.

As almost always, All About Ashville begins with a hearty howl to those biting Bulldogs. Both the girls and the boys varsity basketball teams bested the Ragland Blue Devil's. The girls' final score was 53-45. And the boys finished with a nail biting 41-40.

The SHS Key Club finished up their annual poinsettia sale on Nov. 24 which benefits Children's Hospital and other local missions. They broke last year's record by selling over 100 more than last year.

I hope all you readers enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend despite the pandemic. I enjoyed the special day. I was privileged to be with two of my sons. We enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, gravy, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and ambrosia. Most impor…

Congratulations to Beth Ann Tucker for signing with you University of North Alabama on November 16th. Beth Ann was the 2020 AHSAA 6A Girls Cross Country Track Champion.

Before Thanksgiving, Ashvillians had already began making merry for the next holiday. But, before the festivities and events, congratulations to the Ashville High School football team.

The Springville Civil Air Patrol, AL-126 Cadet Squadron Color Guard participated in the City of Springville Veterans Day Ceremonies on Nov.11th at Big Springs Park. Cadet's C/2d Lt Kay, C/MSgt Shelton, C/MSgt Lumpkin, C/SSgt Mills, C/SSgt Hollingsworth, and C/A1C Nowlin raised the colors and…

Hello everyone. Hope that everyone had a wonderfully blessed week.

The Ashville High School Girls Cross Country team placed fifth as a team at state. The boys placed 7th. Wyatt Knight took 6th place and Joe Stevens placed 11th.

Hello everyone. The air has a little coolness to it and feeling more like fall.

The Pinedale Volunteer in Ashville is hosting a turkey shoot every Saturday through Christmas. It begins at 8 a.m. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and a fire to warm and perk up the contestants on these chili deep Autumn mornings. Prizes range from whole hams, tools and children's toys .…

The Springville Civil Air Patrol, AL-126 Cadet Squadron Color Guard had the honor to participate in the City of Springville Mayoral Inauguration of Mayor Dave Thomas on Nov. 2nd in the Springville City Hall Chamber.

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