The Pell City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Business After Hours evening on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. in Historic Downtown Pell City and everyone is invited.

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Imagine losing the ability to talk, walk and even use your hands seemingly overnight just as you’ve learned to manipulate your world. You hear and understand everything going on around you but you can not answer verbally.


On Thursday, Oct. 3, members of the U.S. Census Bureau, ADECA and VOICES along with local groups in St. Clair County held a 2020 Census Community Leaders Forum at the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City. The meeting focused on the essential importance of an accurate …

Alabama is turning 200 years old. For a relatively small state, it has much diverse natural beauty. Given the mountains on the Tennessee border to the sugar white sands on the Gulf Coast and all the greenery in between, one thing cannot be denied -- she looks great for her age.

The SYA Springville Soccer Boys U10 Predators and Girls U11 Storm Teams both placed as first runner-up at the Birmingham Bash Area BUSA Soccer Tournament on September 29.

When was the last time you experienced true magic – that feeling of awe and childlike joy in your heart? It most often appears when someone shows you something you’ve never seen before, and it’s even more exciting when there’s nothing you can do to explain it.

John Hughes offers his insights and opinions on this week’s local high school football games.

The Moody Blue Devils made the trip up I-20 to Munford to take on the Lions and fell just short losing 20 - 7. Moody looks to put this loss behind them and get ready for county rival Springville and senior night this Friday.


On Monday, Gadsden Cartage, an Etowah County compressed paper warehouse, caught fire and quickly became engulfed causing the roof to collapse on the 73,000-square-foot building.

It’s amazing how many things there are to do in Leeds and Moody. I find that I meet many people on the street that don’t even know about the many wonderful events that are taking place on a weekly basis around here. I truly enjoy writing this weekly news column just to help with publicity to…


Ashville is a city with a well of history that doesn't run dry, from its structures and customs to its records and historic documents. One has only a short trek to the Inzer Museum or the Ashville Museum of Archives to find out his grandmother's maiden name or if she ever spent time in jail.

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The St. Clair Christian Love Pantry held their annual volunteer luncheon on September 25. Director Alan Foster recognized and gave his appreciation to over 100 volunteers who help the pantry operate.


JACKSONVILLE, AL -- More than 500 gifted musicians and auxiliary were selected for Jacksonville State University's prestigious band program, the Marching Southerners, for Fall 2019. A record 551 students - 191 of them freshmen - have joined the band for the 2019-2020 season, including:

The Delta Omicron chapter (Pell City) of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International awards its annual grant-in-aid to a graduating PCHS senior who is going into education, and the check is presented once they have been admitted to their university’s college of education.

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In the 1830s, Andrew Jackson initiated an “Indian Removal Policy.” Under this new policy, members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations were forced to give up their lands east of the Mississippi River and migrate to Oklahoma.

Fall is finally upon us, even if the temperatures seem to disagree. Thankfully, the mornings are a little cooler and I have definitely been taking advantage of those! As I spend more time outdoors, I have noticed that the leaves are beginning to fall. How can I put these leaves to use in my …

The heat has dried up all my creative writing and wit. Maybe next week my brain cells will have rejuvenated enough to once again entertain. This week will just have to settle for the news, so let's get to it!

One-Eighty Church hosted Breakfast and Devotion for the Football Players, Trainers and Cheerleaders before school on September 27.

John Hughes offers his insights and opinions on this week’s local high school football games. For more on this week’s games.

Terrance Moore’s 208 yards rushing and Joel McCormick’s 17 tackles help lead the Moody Blue Devils to a 41 - 20 blowout win over Shelby County last Friday Night.

We are very excited to see that Old Smokey BBQ opened last month. The City of Leeds and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon last Wednesday with a big crowd in attendance. One of the owners, Cody Price, shared a bit of their story.


WellWay Whole Health Shoppe celebrated their five year anniversary on Tuesday, with a ribbon cutting with the Pell City Chamber of Commerce, special discounts, and samples for customer appreciation.


Educators in the Pell City School System have accepted the challenge to engage students in innovative ways to inspire them to become life long learners.

SPRINGVILLE –Crawford Skinner Agency is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

The Sept. 16 meeting of the Moody Lions Club was an eventful meeting. The Doris Stanley Memorial Library Director Patsy Spradley served as the guest speaker. Immediately following her program Gary and Linda Ferguson became members of the world’s largest service organization by becoming membe…


The Terracon Foundation announced a $3,000 Community Grant to the City of Ashville.

Fall is here but no one can tell because it's still hot as blazes and it's making me very grumpy. Fall is what we will call "my Boo.” Every year I wait with abated breath and unconcealed anticipation for it to arrive, only for it to arrive later and later. It does not stop me from dressing t…

Springville Schools celebrated Homecoming on Sept. 20 with Pep Rallies, a Parade and a game against Munford at Tiger Stadium.

The number two ranked and defending 5A State Champion Central Clay County Volunteers came into Moody and shut out the Blue Devils 34-0. Moody now focuses on Homecoming and a step out of region play with a visit from Shelby County.

The Cook Springs Volunteer Fire Department received a $26,666.66 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grant will help the fire department purchase new operations and safety equipment.

Courtesy is something that is rare these days, but we can all make a difference in our world if we will practice a few courteous tips. First and foremost, it’s always proper to say please and thank you. Say it to everyone, no matter what. Showing an attitude of gratitude can change your life.


The Pell City High School JROTC won first place overall at the Stanhope Elmore Mustangs Invitational Drill Meet last Saturday, Sept. 21.

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RAGLAND - Mr. Harold G. Burnham, Sr., age 86, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife, Delaine Burnham and son, Harold Burnham, Jr. He is survived by two sons, David (Lavenia) Burnham and Robert Burnham; two daughters, Nancy (Gary) Crow and Teresa (Allen) …

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…