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Makers Mercantile is a brand-new shop in downtown Odenville with a variety of merchandise. Located at 14010 Hwy 411 in Suite 103 across from Jack’s and the U.S. Post Office. “Makers Mercantile began as a dream years ago. I loved to watch my dad build things in his woodworking shop. I loved t…

A mother and two of her teenage children were found stabbed to death inside their home on Roy Lackey Lane in Talladega County early this morning. Victims have been identified as 36-year-old Holli Durham, 13-year-old Branson Durham and 13-year-old Jusdeph Durham. 16-year-old Landon Durham, wh…

The Center for Education in Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City is excited to announce a partnership with Hargray Communications that will bring all-new arts and cultural experiences and opportunities to the citizens of Pell City and St. Clair County in 2020.


Springville’s Lily Caradine competed in Oklahoma this past week in the 54th Miss Rodeo USA Pageant. Caradine placed second runner up in the competition. Caradine was crowned the 37th annual Miss Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Queen on May 18, 2019 at the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo in Athens. This …


Brenna Carlisle is a 5th grade teacher at Williams Elementary in Pell City. But what many do not know about Carlisle is that outside of the classroom she is a breeder, owner and handler of top-notch Bluetick Coonhounds. Carlisle is preparing her four-year-old coonhound Noah to compete in the…


The St. Clair News-Aegis has a new team with Morgan Thayer joining as content editor and Melissa Byars as the new sales representative. Both started this week.


The high school jersey of former Springville High School student and Major League Baseball player Casey Mize was retired in a ceremony on January 10 in the Springville High School gymnasium. Springville Baseball Coach Jonathan Ford and Vice-Principal Jeff Smith retired the #4 jersey, which will remain on display in the trophy case at Springville High School.


A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Pell City woman to prison for orchestrating a sophisticated financial fraud scheme involving over $200,000 in fraudulent transfers, according to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

When Harry and I moved to Pell City in 2005, we looked for a writing group. However, there was nothing like that available. In early 2011, we decided to “test the waters” with a “Night of Poetry” at the old Pell City Library.


Tickets to Talladega Superspeedway’s upcoming NASCAR tripleheader weekend (April 24-26) are now on sale. In addition to the races, the weekend will also be the spring debut of the all new, fan interactive Talladega Garage Experience.


Local Pell City business owner and school bus driver Jessica Tate knows first hand how special it is to help others. 


St. Clair County is currently phasing out all outdoor warning sirens that are no longer operational.


Taryon Godfrey is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in January. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, January 5, 1:30pm - 3:30 p.m. to view her paintings. Admission is free.

One of the really good guys in Alabama government took over the reigns as President of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners this summer. Henry County Probate Judge and County Commission Chairman, David Money, is an extremely outstanding and quality leader for his beloved Henry Cou…

The Springville Senior Center had a full house on Dec. 2 for their holiday ceramics class.

You don’t have to read my articles or follow me on Facebook very long before you know two things. The first is that I despise commercialized holidays (Think Christmas here). And the second is that I love everything about Christmas, from the lights to the trees to the music an everything in b…

Ashville is celebrating the Christmas season with their annual Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas” this Saturday, Dec. 14.

Birmingham, AL – Lake Homes Realty, CEO, Glenn S. Phillips, was honored with the CEO of the year award for companies with 26-50 employees by the Birmingham Business Journal. The company has 50 employees in the Hoover, AL corporate office, but has real estate agents in over 3,000 lake markets…

Pell City Public Library invites you to celebrate the season with a live concert of Celtic Christmas favorites featuring Jil Chambless, Robert Muse, and Ed Miller on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon.

Pell City Kiwanis December teacher of the month is Ms. Donna Newman, who teaches 5th and 6th grade reading at Victory Christian School.


At the regular Pell City City Council meeting on Monday, council members moved forward with plans to restore the Avondale Mills Water Tank.

With Christmas just around the corner, it's the perfect time to participate in National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. That's right, another monthly national holiday in December, and it's just in time! Everyone is shopping for just the right gifts for their loved ones so let's keep safety in min…

I love Christmas. It’s my most favorite time of the year. Everything is so beautiful and smells like home to me.

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.


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…


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.

This Week's Circulars


LEEDS - Betty Ruth Bagwell, age 91, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bagwell McWhorter (Cliff); sisters, Agnes Folsom and Lavada Roper; grandchildren, Kim Schulte (Michael), Kelly Barnes (Chris), and Kasey Blair (Jamie); great grandchildren, Chase …

WACO, TX - On January 5, 2020 Hezkiah Travis "H.T." Layman passed away in Waco, Texas, at the age of 88. H. T. was born June 27, 1931 in Trussville, Alabama. After graduating from Odenville High School, he earned an engineering degree from The University of Alabama in 1953. He served in Kore…

Ashville - Mr. George Arthur Praytor, 68, of Ashville, Alabama passed away on December 21, 2019 in Huntsville. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Echols Praytor; his parents, Johnnie and Hephie Praytor; and his brother, Buddy Praytor. He is survived by his wife, Nell Praytor; d…