A Springville band parent and booster praised the patience and cool heads of other Springville band parents and boosters who are dealing with a year-long financial situation involving a Florida travel company that has resulted in a lawsuit being filed on behalf of the Springville band boosters.

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Urainah Glidewell, executive director of the Pell City Chamber of Commerce, provided updates from their recent meeting regarding plans for the 2021 Hometown Block Party.

Plans are moving forward for a city volleyball league in Pell City for the Fall. The idea for a volleyball league gained steam in 2020, and a budget for necessary equipment at the Pell City Civic Center was approved by the city council in the capital improvement budget for 2021.

Pastor Dean Odle, who is running for Governor of Alabama in 2022, will visit the St. Clair County Republicans on April 3 at 6 p.m. at the St. Clair County Courthouse.


Three cross country and track runners for Springville High School have accepted scholarship offers to perform at the next level throughout the state.

The Blue Knights of Alabama Chapter XII presented a donation to the St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center last week. Blue Knights members Gardis Roberts, Gary Harris, John Verbitski and Butch Miller were on hand to present the check.

Springville Police Officer Maggie Milazzo was promoted to Sergeant by Springville Police Chief Wayne Walton on Monday, February 1. Milazzo has been with the Springville Police Department since 2019.


An ongoing situation where parents and boosters for the Springville High School band have not received repayment for a canceled trip has resulted in the attorney for the St. Clair Board of Education, John Rea, filing a complaint on their behalf in the Circuit Court for St. Clair County South…

Director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency, Patrice Kurzejeski, says St. Clair County is currently doing very well amidst winter storms hitting much of the northeastern part of the state.

ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene declared she was “freed” to pursue her brand of politics when fellow lawmakers recently exiled her from serving on Congressional committees.


Alabama's freshman Senator Tommy Tuberville told Politico that he was on the phone with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 when Vice President Mike Pence was being ushered out of the Senate chamber to safety.

Springville Parks and Recreation Director, Ashley Hay, was awarded the Outstanding New Professional of the Year Award' from the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association on Jan. 25 at the 2021 ARPA State Conference in Orange Beach.


Springville Police Officer Michael Long was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant in a ceremony at the Springville Middle School Auditorium by Springville Police Chief Wayne Walton on Jan. 26. Lieutenant Long has been with the Springville Police Department since 2013.

With the 2021 capital improvement budget approved by the Pell City City Council, many of the items approved for funding are of interest in the community. City manager, Brian Muenger, broke down the numbers and what money is going where.

The St. Clair County Health Department has limited access to the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for those who are eligible to receive it. However, the limited supply makes it shaky as to how long availability will last.

The 2020 Leeds Area Non-Profit of the Year Award recipient is Revocation Radio. This award was presented by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Outgoing President, Dona Bonnett, via a personal visit in lieu of our annual awards luncheon and accepted by Anthony Baumann.

Pell City has been chosen as the location for the new jail being built in St. Clair County. The facility will be placed near the location of the old jail, which was located behind the St. Clair County Courthouse and is currently being demolished.

A man from Lexington, South Carolina was arrested for drug trafficking in St. Clair County following a search of his car that led to a massive drug bust according to a press release from the St. Clair Sheriff Office.

The Pell City Library’s winter version of their reading competition began on Jan. 18 and will continue until the end of February. The competition, which can be done completely online, offers a variety of age-differing prizes based on how much an individual reads during the allotted competiti…

The Pell City Chamber of Commerce welcomed four new members to their board of directors on Thursday, Jan 14. The swearing-in of the new members took place at noon at the Chamber of Commerce located in the Pell City Municipal Building.


Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall denounced the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during his visit this week with the St. Clair County Republican Party. Marshall, a native of St. Clair County, also discussed the Biden presidency, Alabama elections and the state’s fight to end human tra…


President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office Wednesday morning surrounded by former presidents and Congressional leaders. Nearly 200,000 flags on the National Mall represented those who could not attend the inauguration.

A Leeds man has been arrested for allegedly participating in the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week. Joshua Matthew Black has been charged in federal court for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct.


Each of the officials Alabamians elected to represent them in the nation's capital has been clear in their condemnation of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, but they remained split on whether the president should be impeached as a result.


After the Jan. 6 raid of the United States Capitol Building by supporters of Donald Trump, who marched to Washington to contest the results of the 2020 election, multiple lawmakers and officials from Alabama have stepped up to condemn the violence and vitriol.

The demolition of the decades-old St. Clair County Jail in Pell City is underway. Workers and demolition equipment have been on-site for the destruction since the beginning of last week.

Pell City’s Center for Entertainment and Performing Arts (CEPA) is preparing for multiple events in 2021, while still largely practicing unorthodox policies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pell City Chamber of Commerce accomplished multiple tasks and hosted multiple events in the wake of Covid-19. Looking back at an unconventional 2020, Executive Director Urainah Glidewell shares highlights of the year as well as what to look forward to in 2021.


2020 featured unprecedented twists and turns for St. Clair County. Here are the top local stories of the year in no particular order.

St. Clair County will likely see a new jail in the future, along with the certainty of the old jail in Pell City being demolished.

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