The family drug court program New Pathways celebrated its 19th graduation on July 26. This was celebrated as the program’s biggest graduation with nine graduates and the 98th graduate in total.

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Cory Land, a senior high school student from Moody, won the title of Greco Silver World Medalist Wrestler for his weight class at the Greco Roman Cadet World finals. The worldwide competition took place in Budapest, Hungary. 

Cory Land and Jake Elkins at the Greco Roman Cadet World Finals

Happy birthday to Vickie Wood, Jason Gilbreath, Ann Mathis Boggs, Dana Blackman, Melody Leggett, Mary Kelley, Gail Drummonds, Coach Jennifer Lee, Teresa Brazier, and to my sweet sister-in-law, Jackie Thomas.

Ashville leaders are making plans to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary next year. At the City Council meeting Monday, Mayor Derrick Mostella expressed interest in forming a committee of businesses and citizens of the community who would like to participate closely with city events like this.

The Pink Porch Market is sponsoring The Warehouse Market. This is a chance to get outside and see the work of local artists, crafters and the wares of small business owners. The event starts at 4:30p.m. on Friday and lasts until 8:30p.m. They open back up Saturday from 10:00a.m. - 4p.m.

St. Clair County resident Colleen Darby loves putting together events for her community, and on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. she invites everyone to come out for a “Fun in the Sun for Everyone” festival at Jennifer Leah Walking Track Park. Admission into the event is free, as well as …

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Pell City held a celebration this past weekend to celebrate improvements made to Glenn City Park, also known as Emanuel Park. The basketball court was repaved and painted, structures were repainted, new mulch was put onto the playground and a permanent restroom was added to the property.

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George Robinson, 20, was arrested on July 13 at 6:32 p.m. for three charges of possession of child pornography in Moody. Robinson is currently being held at St. Clair County Jail on a $90,000 bond.

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) held its 57TH Annual Membership Meeting and Elections on June 19 confirming a new slate of officers and directors at the close of the business meeting. The annual meeting was held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., June 17-20.

Independence Day was hopefully enjoyed by all. But there is more in store for those who don't mind the drive and haven't had their fill of food truck fair, fun for kids and other festivities associated with the fourth.

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With schools and colleges back to in-person learning in the fall, more Alabama parents are expected to take advantage of the savings associated with the state’s upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday.

A Birmingham man suffered life-threatening injuries from being shot Sunday evening around 6 p.m. on Blue Cut Road. A second man was also shot, but officials say his injuries did not appear to be critical.

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said in a petition filed Friday in federal court that he was simply acting in his duties as Alabama's 5th Congressional District representative when he gave a speech Jan. 6 ahead of the U.S. Capitol riot. 

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Tyson Foods has voluntarily issued a recall of approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of…

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HULBERT, Oklahoma – A group of ham radio operators in Northeast Oklahoma showed last weekend that when all else fails, they’ll be able to communicate with others around the world.

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As the Fourth of July holiday weekend nears, Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions are expecting a tremendous number of citizens to travel on the state’s roadways and enjoy its waterways.

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According to the American Red Cross, 7.8% of Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 30% of them are military veterans. As the nation recognizes National PTSD Awareness Day Sunday to bring attention to PTSD and educate people about it, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville…

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As humans make plans for celebrating America’s birthday with cookouts, parties and fireworks, dog owners should also make plans to keep their pets safe and at home. While we may love the way fire works light up the sky, for many dogs fireworks are a traumatic event.

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The Springville Fire Department held a ceremony to honor fallen Firefighter Jared Echols on the second anniversary of his death with the unveiling of a monument in his honor that will be the center focus of it’s planned memorial garden on June 17.

Hello everyone. Hope all the fathers had a great Father’s Day.

Joe Stevens, a track and field team Bulldawg, has brought home the state championship for the 3200m!  He also set a personal record and a school record with a time of 10:02. The previous record was 10:09.  Outstanding, Joe!

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St. Clair County received a $1 million community development block grant (CDBG) to renovate and expand an existing arena to become a testing and vaccination facility for COVID-19 and any future health emergencies.

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As motorists plan to travel Alabama highways for the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association are making them aware of changes to a state law to protect the lives of road construction and maintenance workers

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One year ago this week, Bama in a Box was launched from a small office in downtown Troy, Ala. The subscription box service, created by small business owner, Angi Horn, delivers boxes of Alabama made products to their customers and was formed as a way to help consumers connect with small business owners who were being negatively impacted by pandemic regulations.

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On Monday, June 21 my son Joseph Jay Scott of Coal City and Michael Kemp Thompson of Pineville, Kentucky will play seven golf courses, nine holes per course, in seven states in that one day.

A wreck that killed four Adamsville residents after their car plunged into Logan Martin Lake is being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). The Pell City Police Department’s dive team assisted during the attempted rescue.

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A first court date has been set for early July in the case of former police officer Barry Wathen, who is charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

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According to the attorney for the St. Clair County Commission, the new county jail under construction in Pell City is on schedule for its completion and is within budget.

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A second man has been arrested in the murder of Odenville’s Brian Shaw. Andray La’Quarn Pope Junior, 20, was arrested on Friday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. following an outstanding warrant being issued for his arrest.

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Last Saturday, June 5, was the latest edition of the Pell City Hometown Block Party, hosted by the Pell City Chamber of Commerce.

Last week, the Pell City Police Department showed their commitment to the Special Olympics and also to special needs individuals around the world with their 2021 edition of the Torch Run.

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Retiring Riverside Police Chief Rick Oliver has many moments that stick out in his prestigious career, and each one of them has made him appreciative of a long run as a police officer and community servant.

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