Animal Savers of Pell City, Inc. (ASPCI) , formally, Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc., is a non-profit animal welfare organization. They are dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted animals in the area through programs that are designed specifically to save animals from shelters.

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For anyone who may not know, Facebook is a social networking site on the internet. Most use it to post updates about their lives for their friends and family. Saves a lot of time as opposed to making a few dozen phone calls. Others keep regular dialogues or use it for news. And there is alwa…

The Springville Quarterback Club hosted the First Annual Pigskins and Pearls event for the ladies and moms of players. The team moms learned a little about some plays, execution of some plays and also took a tour of the facilities.

Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique opened on Saturday with a grand opening celebration. Eric Watters performed under the umbrella on the sidewalk while Steel City Pops quenched the heat with delicious popsicles with shoppers checking out the selections on the consignment floor.

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Around 6 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, July 18, Joshua Rossetti, a paramedic with Leeds Fire & Rescue, responded to banging on the door of the fire station. At the door was Jimmie Tice with her granddaughter, Casey Tice, who was in active labor.

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The 2019 Fleet Academy Multi-Agency SAR Event was held on Logan Martin Lake on Aug 10-11. This unique training combines local agencies U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New London Fire Department, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Tow Boat USA and U.S. Coast Guard active duty in the only even…

National Friendship Week is next week and what better thing to celebrate than friendship? Friends, real friends, are a blessing because they understand you like no one else can. They also stand by you no matter how bad or good things get. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for years a…

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jarell Clemons, an operational safety technician with the 1st Special Operations Wing Safety Office, and Jonathon Jones, of Pell City, director of 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron Soundside Outdoor Recreation Center, talk about marina safety at Hurlburt…

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St. Clair County - Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, August 12, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lane of I-59 southbound at various locations for Striping and Grassing Operations between the Ashville exit (Milepost 166) and the St. C…

Pastor Byron Vance, First United Methodist Church (FUMC) presented a gift grant of $1,500 to Director Alan Foster of the St. Clair Christian Love Pantry. 

There are very few Alabamians left who remember the 1950s story of Phenix City, Alabama. After World War II, a good many of the military soldiers, enlisted men, stayed on for a while. A host of them were stationed at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia. As many of you know, Columbus, Georgia an…

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It was my privilege to go to Dargan Ware’s book signing in Hoover this past weekend. He was launching his book, “The Legend of Colgan Toomey.” Because Ware is a member of Pell City’s Writers Anonymous group, I already knew some things about him, but I was delighted to learn more.

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The Pell City Chamber Board of Directors announced that Eve Brittian will assume the role of the Pell City Chamber Executive Director position, effective Monday August 5.

Springville Elementary School students, Springville Preservation Society members and former Springville Rock School students and teachers worked to restore the Rock School as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebrations as a special project on July 27.

Ashville is a city steeped in its storied past. From its charming town square to the Inzer and John Looney Museums, both full of documents containing information of its citizens’ own lineage, it is a place rich in historic places, figures, and lore.

Southeastern Equipment Rentals chose Leeds as their sixth location at 9014 Weaver Avenue and opened last Thursday. The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds cut the ribbon to celebrate. Southeastern equipment Rentals originated in Fort Payne in 2019. Since then, they have adde…

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Lakeside Boathouse held a ribbon cutting on Monday with the Pell City Chamber of Commerce to celebrate their grand opening at their new location.

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Kristen Jones sat in a restaurant, marveling at the stories her grandfather and his friends shared with one another.

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On Wednesday, August 7 at noon, the Pell City Public Library welcomes award-winning singer and songwriter Sam Pointer, in connection with its Adult Summer Reading and Programming Series. He will present an assortment of musical favorites by native Alabama artists—and songs about Alabama-- on…

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St. Clair County - Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, August 5, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lane of I-59 southbound at various locations for Striping and Grassing Operations between the Ashville exit (Milepost 166) and the St. Cl…

Ashville High School upcoming senior, Nick Lee, did his city proud July 25 by placing third at the St. Clair County Competitive Event in the woodworking category, “What Would You Build?” Brook Perry, originally from Ashville and Pell City High School junior, currently wears the green jacket.…

The Springville Community Theater performed “Peter Pan” Thursday through Sunday, July 25-28 at Springville Middle School. For more information, visit springvillecommunitytheater.com.

For one in eight women, breast cancer is a likely reality. News of diagnosis is sobering, heart-breaking and terrifying. That is where Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center (FORGE) steps in to assist and support central Alabama patients in all stages of the fight. Thanks to a $25,000 donation …

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Imagine as a child moving from home to home with all that you have in a garbage bag. For many foster children, it is an indignity, which must be suffered in addition to everything else they have already endured.

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The St. Clair Clay Cutters represented Alabama 4-H in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition June 23-28. The competition was held in Grand Island, Nebraska with 4-H teams from all over the country.

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Every new school year comes with its own transformations: kids get older, requiring new school clothes and school supplies, new friends, new classes, and new routines.

The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week. This is the time to clear out the clutter, both physically and otherwise. It's a good time to do a little late “spring” cleaning, but also to clear out some of the things in our lives that keep us from truly enjoying ourselves. To…

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The Pell City City Council appointed Tim Kurzejeski as the new Pell City Fire Chief at the regular council meeting last week, and this Tuesday he was officially sworn in to his new position.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government no longer plans to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Lawton military base, a spokeswoman for the Administration for Children and Families announced Saturday afternoon.

Undocumented immigrants have become a heated topic throughout the country, as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency recently conducted raids to deport immigrants who have court orders to leave the country.

Let me introduce you to some relative newcomers to our fair town of Pell City. Wayne and Susan Bush fell in love with Pell City and Logan Martin Lake when they visited for their daughter’s engagement party a few years ago. Enchanted by our small town and the panoramic view of the lake, they …

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One of Alabama’s most celebrated performers, Tallulah Bankhead, will be the subject of Pell City Public Library’s upcoming program on Wednesday, July 31 at noon. Presented by historian and museum consultant, Frances Robb, the event is planned in connection with the library’s Adult Summer Rea…

The long hot summer has brought some crystallization to the 2020 U.S. Senate race. This seat is the Senate Seat held by Senator Jeff Sessions for almost two decades. He unwittingly made a strange and probably very regrettable decision to join President Donald J. Trump’s administration as att…

The Springville Public Library hosted Gutsy The Flying Fox for a fantastic finale at Springville Middle School. The following sponsors made the Summer Reading children's program possible: Walmart Springville, Chick-Fil-A Trussville, McWane Science Center, McDonald’s Springville, Waffle House…

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SPRINGVILLE - Funeral Service for Kayla Mashburn, age 42, was held Saturday August 10, 3 p.m., at The Church at Bradford Road in Springville, Interment followed at Springville Cemetery. Ms. Mashburn passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Miles Owen Mas…

Reggie Hazelwood, born in October in 1941, died July 19, 2019 at his home in Bailey, N.C. Reggie was a former resident of St.Clair County.

WILMINGTON, NC - Graveside services for Maureen Roe Watson, age 65, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Pell City, AL was held on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Ms. Watson passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Survivors includ…