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It was the announcement that many dreaded receiving. Both teachers and students alike were heartbroken that the end of the 2019-2020 school came to an end in a fashion such as this. On March 26, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the state’s 722,000 students will finish the school year via distanc…

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Children's of Alabama launched a new mobile application designed to identify toxic plants and venomous and poisonous animals, offering Alabamians a simple resource to identify potentially dangerous plants, insects, snakes and common household items from a mobile device.

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In an effort to help increase a healthy and reliable blood supply during these challenging times, the American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Talladega Superspeedway (3366 Speedway Blvd, Talladega, AL) this Wednesday, April 8.

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Pell City announced today that all spring sports will be canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes soccer, baseball, and softball.

We know everyone is adapting and changing during this time. We commend you for all you are doing to work and protect our community and want to share some resources with you that may help.

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City Manager Brian Muenger announced that it will extend all Civic Center memberships due to the closure during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Advanced Disposal announced Monday it would cease collection of bulk waste items, including limbs, brush and other biodegradable waste, until further notice during the on going coronaries pandemic.

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For the first time in our lifetime, our world has almost stopped. Many companies have shut down or working at minimal capacity which means most people are at home rather than working. Everyone is a little tense, to say the least, and life is uncertain for everyone. We are either worried abou…

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The world we are living in is full of negative and disheartening news surrounding COVID-19. Parents are now working from home, students are stuck in the house all day and many are staring to go stir crazy being stuck inside all day.

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Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced today that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, to July 15.

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Birmingham-area hospitals and the Jefferson County Department of Health announced today their first appointment-based community coronavirus testing site — the Downtown COVID-19 Testing Site, which will begin seeing patients by appointment only Monday at 9 a.m. The site is sponsored by UAB Me…

As concerns over COVID-19 grows, so does the pollen count. Today is the first day of spring and pollen can already be found making cars yellow and noses runny.

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The latest results from the Alabama Department of Public Health show there are 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama, with 1 of those cases in St. Clair County. 

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Out of an abundance of caution, The Alabama Department of Public Health issued updated guidelines to aid in Alabama’s efforts to flatten the curve during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For Jefferson and surrounding counties Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby, ADPH recomm…

The 6th annual “Miracles in Motion 5k” race at Moody Miracle League Ball Field was held on Saturday, March 7, with a great turnout. A special thank you to all the runners and sponsors that participated in this event to raise money for the Miracle League ball field replacement. Overall 5k fem…

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced late Friday that she was closing all kindergarten through 12th grade schools from March 18- April 6. Because a state of emergency has been declared related to the COVID-19 virus, the missed school days will not have to be made up by students.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health announced today in a press conference that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Montgomery County.

Every ten years the census takes a count of everyone living the the United States and St. Clair County officials believe that the census goes beyond just counting residents, it makes a difference within the community.

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Recent growth in the arts in St. Clair County has led to many new opportunities for participation and entertainment at The Center for Education and Performing Arts in Pell City. With that expansion, CEPA is proud to announce it has hired Shelby Maddox as its new assistant director.

Paul Irwin Jr., Police Chief for Pell City recently attended a Cyber Security Seminar held by BTS Technologies Inc. to better understand the risk to municipalities that Cyber threats represent. With cities like Baltimore and New Orleans facing ransomware and data breaches it is imperative th…

The St. Clair County chapter of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama held The Great Grown Up Spelling B-E-E in the CEPA building in Pell City last Thursday. Raffle ticket sales and donation went towards efforts by the council to alleviate adult illiteracy in the areas of St. Clair county,…

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Cullman’s Len and June Brooks are adventurers and love to travel, but they got a little bit more adventure than they bargained for when they embarked on a 15-day cruise to Hawaii aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship on Feb. 21. Nineteen people on the cruise became infected with the novel coronavirus, and a passenger who’d been on board the ship just one week earlier later died from the virus.

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In a statement from ADOC, during a bed count, Murphy was not in his assigned location leading to staff to alert the warden who subsequently notified the ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division (LESD) of a possible escape. Following protocol and out of an abundance of caution to ensure public …

Everyday brings more news about the coronavirus. The daily news cycle around this is going to continue for a while, mainly because there is much scientists and health officials are still learning about the virus. The incessant drumbeat of information, though, is not a call to panic. Instead,…

The incredible turnout was just as fantastic as the mouthwatering food that was prepared for the 15th annual Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off this past Saturday, Feb. 29, which was held in the massive BIG BILL’S open-air social club, located in the new Talladega Garage Ex…

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Voters across St. Clair County went to the polls today to decide party nominations for U.S. Senate and presidential nominee.

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Roughly 3.5 million people are registered to vote in the state of Alabama—a record high number of registrations for the state—but that doesn’t help if the voters don’t actually turn out to vote. 

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Pell City School Superintendent Dr. James Martin pushed back against criticism of the district's new attendance policy Tuesday night. The policy is drawing attention from parents in and out of the Pell City area.

A parole hearing is set for David Levern Beason. Beason will go before the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles on March 31. Beason was convicted of three burglaries and five drug crimes in St. Clair County, including four drug crimes committed after he was previously paroled from prison. 

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Hundreds of mourners attended a Monday funeral service for an Alabama police officer who was fatally shot while helping a neighboring department with a car chase.

Springville city council met Feb. 3 in a special work session to discuss a 2 million dollar four way stop project and phase one of a sewer project. The sewer project is to replace the sewage in the old part of Springville, phase one is estimated to cost around 500 thousand dollars. The four …

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St. Clair County had their spelling bee Jan. 20, Sadie Deason of Springville Middle School took home first place. Gearron Rigdon of Duran North Junior High was 1st runner up.

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PELL CITY - Mrs. Norma Rose Howell, 87, of Pell City, AL passed away on Saturday, April. 4, 2020. The family held a private graveside service on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Mt. Zion Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date for Mrs. Howell. Mrs. Howell was preced…

PELL CITY - Atha Whitten Pilgreen, age 87, passed away March 24, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct.

CROPWELL - Funeral Service for Billy Joe Rich, age 83, were held Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Valley Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rich passed away Thursday, March 1…