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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.

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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.

The Pell City Chamber Christmas Parade helps mark the beginning of the holiday season and has been a tradition for over 30 years, as long as most people can remember. This year, the theme of the parade is “A Magical Christmas.”

Everyone knows that December is holiday season. Whether you traditionally celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something else entirely, you know this month is for good times and giving. It’s also “Write a Friend Month.” What better way to celebrate a special family member or friend than…

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Many families in Alabama are “a house divided” with fans of both Alabama and Auburn football teams vying for bragging rights for the next year after the annual rivalry of the Iron Bowl.

Cleaning specialists in the Pell City area share commonsense precautions to help control spread of the flu virus

The Heart of Pell City, along with the Pell City Chamber of Commerce, City of Pell City, and St. Clair County Commission present the second annual Pell City Christmas Tree Lighting Festival in downtown Pell City on Friday, Dec. 6.

Qualifying has ended and the players are in place for next year’s elections. It is a Presidential year. It is up in the air as to who will be the Democratic presidential standard bearer. President Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Springville Elementary recognized Ruan LeRoux as the first million-word reader for the 2019-2020 school year.

It's Thanksgiving! Time for turkey, family, friends and new memories. Let's get out our stretchy pants, eat to our heart's content and then nap to get ready for Black Friday shopping! But don't forget, not everyone is blessed to be spending this time with family.

The beauty of running as a sport is the skill of the athlete: just he or she and their own speed, strength, and stamina against the wind, and their opponents.

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Coosa Valley Elementary School students raised money for the Friends of the Pell City Animal Control Center with a coin drive.

On Wed., Nov. 20, fifth grade students at Williams Intermediate School (WIS) in Pell City hosted special visitors for their D.A.R.E. graduation, including Pell City Schools Superintendent Dr. James Martin, St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray, Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin, St. Clair Co…

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation to formally declare November 30, 2019 as Small Business Saturday in the state of Alabama. This special designation by the governor is intended to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact they have on communities across the state.

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The dancing shoes were definitely on for the first-ever Dancing with Moody Stars which took place at Moody Civic Center last Friday night. The dance lineup included seven couples and three groups competing to raise money for Moody First Responders. A huge crowd showed up to see dance celebri…

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For the seventh year, Pell City’s Writers Anonymous and the Pell City Library will be hosting the Mid-Winter Writers Conference. While the event has been great every year, this year it promises to be phenomenal!

Duran South 7th grade students Katie-Ann Truitt and Reese Edwards brought almost 200 donated coats to the Good Works Charitable Foundation annual coat and blanket drive.

Mayor William “Butch” Isley and city planners are seeking community input to shape the future of Springville.

Springville Parks and Recreation Director Ashley Hay secured a state grant for the Springville Baseball/Softball Ballpark at Camp Road with a city match for a total of $360,000.

The Moody Police Department has installed six new automated license plate readers (ALPRs) throughout the city. The cameras were installed in locations determined in partnership with the city of Moody with the goal of catching criminals, preventing, and solving crimes.

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On Tuesday, Alexa James, CEO and Co-founder of Blanket Fort Hope, and James Barret, Director of Development, held a seminar in the Moody Civic Center on the prevalent and lucrative criminal enterprise of human trafficking and how their organization has worked to combat the trafficking of chi…

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AOD Federal Credit Union has been a staple in Calhoun County since 1950, with six branches in the area. AOD executives, board members, and local city leaders broke ground on their seventh location and their first in St. Clair County at a groundbreaking ceremony in Pell City on Friday.

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Pell City Kiwanis Club honored Iola Roberts Elementary School first grade teacher Whitney Lenoir as their November teacher each month at their meeting on Thursday.

Hello everyone. Praying that everyone has a wonderfully blessed week.

Governor Kay Ivey visited Springville Elementary School on Nov. 12 to recognize The Springville Rock School Restoration as part of the Bicentennial Celebrations.

Leeds has a brand new business, Mum’s Unique Consignment Shop. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds held a ribbon cutting at last week in celebration of this new business on the Parkway in downtown Leeds. This new shop is just a couple of doors down from Mum & Me Mercanti…

Good money management is a habit, an everyday task that is especially important if you need to stick to a plan to make ends meet. Over the years, thousands of people have utilized a money management calendar to help them manage their money better. It helps you to see where your money is goin…

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Former employees of Avondale Mills in Pell City spoke to the Pell City City Council at their meeting on Tuesday night about restoring the Avondale Mills water tower, one of the last remaining elements of the textile plant that closed in 2006.

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On Saturday Nov. 9, Chris Hoover and his team of travel agents held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their travel agency All Adventure Travel at Lake Plaza in Cropwell. Live music from Justin Lively, games and food accompanied the event. Local station 94.1 FM The River also atten…

The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Isley, City Council members, Frank Waid, Lonnie Wadsworth, The Choppin Block and so many others served and attended the dinner to honor Springville Veterans for their service at the Veterans Dinner hosted by The Choppin Block on November 6.

The regular football season is over for many local teams, but the Pell City 95 pound Youth Football team will be heading to the championship.

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PELL CITY - Ms. Edna "Nita" Robinson, age 94, of Pell City, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. She is survived by her nephew, Ridley Smart (Cathy); nieces, Lynn Norris (Chuck), Ruth Ann Monroe (David), Charlotte Glass (Phillip), Iris Mitchell (Paul); several great nieces and great-nephews…

LEEDS - Louise Alexander, 76, of Leeds, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Alvis and her husband, Leroy Alexander. Mrs. Alexander is survived by her daughters, Gwen and Jeff Franklin and Tracy and Bonnie Grayson Chew…

SPRINGVILLE - Mr. Bobby Carden, 74, of Springville, AL passed away on November 26, 2019 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Carden is survived by his wife Doris, brothers, Rodney and Tony Carden; granddaughter, Candace Wright (Tyler), and a great-great grandson, Brantley Wrigh…

PELL CITY - Mrs. Thelma Crump of Pell City, Alabama passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Pell City. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hoyt Crump. Mrs. Crump is survived by her daughter, Connie (Adrick) Goodgame; son, Jimmy (Debbie) Crump; sister, Mary Brown; grandchildr…