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On June 17, Leeds Mayor David Miller presented a check to Michelle Williams, widow of fallen Moody Police Officer Lt. Stephen Williams, in the amount of $14,297 on behalf of Rails & Ales and the City of Leeds for the recent fundraiser.

There were sounds of joy just outside the 2.66-mile venue as the Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. Following two successful donation events at Darlington Raceway and Martinsville Speedway where 1,600 families were served, the Joey Logano Fou…

The Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) Law Enforcement Services Division (LESD) is enforcing the Department’s zero-tolerance contraband policy, making numerous arrests of individuals attempting to introduce illegal contraband into correctional facilities. Four of those arrests being i…


After careful consideration, closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and consulting with city officials, local community groups, and the Alabama Department of Health, the Pell City Chamber of Commerce has decided it would be in the best interest of public safety and health to cance…

Barber Motorsports Park announced dates for their 2020 Barber Vintage Festival. The festival will take place Oct. 9-11 and include activities such as vintage racing, swap meets, off-road trails and stunt shows.

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Tapero Corlene Johnson, 27, and Marquisha Anissa Tyson, 28, are being held in the shooting death of Moody police Sgt. Stephen Williams.


Governor Kay Ivey announced today that she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate up to 1000 guardsmen, should the need arise in response to violent protesters.

Alabama saw its worst unemployment rate in 28 years at 12.9 percent. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that the rate was up from March’s rate of 3.0 percent, and above April 2019’s rate of 3.2 percent.


Designer Smiles by Benton announced the upcoming opening of their new Pell City office, located at 2043 Martin Street South. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned once it is safe to do so.

Clover Hill held a ribbon cutting for their new location at 2401 Stemley Bridge Rd. Unit 9, Pell City in Cropwell Commons on Monday.

The Alabama Department of Labor is warning unemployment compensation recipients to beware of scammers who may be seeking to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. These individuals or groups may represent themselves as legitimate entities and will promise that they can obtain unemploymen…


NASCAR is set to return to its Most Competitive venue – iconic Talladega Superspeedway – June 20-21 with a tripleheader weekend, featuring the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, as well as the ARCA Menards Series. The June dates are a reschedule of the track’s April race weekend that was postpon…

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Velta was called home on June 12, 2020 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

ODENVILLE - Susan Rose Cook, age 76, of Odenville, AL passed away on May 25, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Jimmie W. Cook; children, Donald Cook and Theresa Cook; brother, William Kirkpatrick; granddaughters, Robin Handy, Shelby Lipford and Tensley Cook; and additional relatives, fri…