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Family vacation plans derailed by COVID-19? Don’t cancel those plans just yet! Reroute to a staycation- fun time close to home and less expensive than full-blown vacations. This alternative can be designed to fit almost any budget, abide by social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates whi…

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With the corona virus moving students to become distant online learners, that hasn’t stopped several students in St. Clair County from going above and beyond in their students.

Make the most of this quarantine by distance learning from local libraries. As a response to the nationwide effort to mitigate the spread of the Corna Virus, St Clair County Libraries have adapted and expanded their programs for online use. County-wide libraries have offered crafts classes, …

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As the CEPA family continues to follow the State’s shelter in place guidelines, we’ve also been thinking about how to best prepare for your return to the theater. Ultimately, our goal is for all patrons to feel safe and fully enjoy the experience at the Center for Education and Performing Ar…

The Alabama Athletic association announced their winners for the Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete award and three St. Clair County seniors were chosen out of the 52 selected as winners.

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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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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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As small businesses continue to shut their doors and limit operations while still trying to serve the public, we all need to seek out ways that we can better support local business through this national crisis. Here are 10 ways to support your local business community through this COVID-19 p…

Congratulations to the following Springville Elementary students for being selected in the Youth Art Exhibition at the Birmingham Museum. The exhibition will be on display for the month of March at the museum. The Wilderness by Lucas Whitt (5th), The Zoo Lion by Greyson Rains (k), The Colorf…

Heavy rains inundated central Alabama until the final whistle blew at the inaugural Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia on Logan Martin Lake. Knoxville, Tenn., resident Jim Davis topped the field of 222 anglers with a strong five-bass limit…

In a day and age where new business start-ups come and go, it is very refreshing to see a company who has been in business for 20 years and still thriving. Kut/Ups Hair & Nail Salon in Leeds is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in business with owners, Lois Love and Elaine Wallace still…

The Fall Semester 2019 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’s …

The Pell City Line Dancers are preparing for “Dancing with our Stars,” this year in conjunction with the The Children’s Advocacy Center of St. Clair County.

Scholarship. Leadership. Talent. Eleventh grade girls graduating in May 2021, and interested in earning college scholarships through Distinguished Young Women are invited to go www.stclair.al.distinguishedyw.org and click on "Apply Now.” An informational meeting for potential participants an…

You've got to file a tax return. But do-it-yourself software can be confusing. Paying for the service may cost more than you can afford. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help.

Lakeside Hospice and the Christian Love Pantry have teamed up once again to host the 11th annual Tablescapes “Love Feeds the Soul” luncheon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the Beacon in the Pell City First United Methodist Church. 

The School Board recognized teacher of the year Andrew Jackson and Schorette Emerich at the board meeting Tuesday night. Jackson won in the elementary division and Emerich won in the secondary division

This past weekend was full of pageants and we want to congratulate the following ladies on their new titles: Maddie Cochran was crowned 2020 Miss Pell High, Lillie Switzer was named Miss Duran North, Lila Henderson for being chosen Junior Miss Panther Sweetheart and Baily Crump for winning M…

The Mid-South Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society held its recent meeting at the Historic Leeds Depot with guest speaker David Brewer. Brewer is the executive director of the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (HODRRM) located in Calera and formerly the executive eirector …

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Springville High School alum Emma Owen will be competing in the 2020 Miss Alabama Pageant in June. Owen was crowned Miss Walker county in 2019, this pageant is a preliminary pageant for Miss Alabama. Emma’s community leadership and charity program makes her a serious competitor for the almos…

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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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Rock the South announced 11 acts for this year’s lineup. Headliners include Luke Combs and Eric Church. Combs, has two No. 1 albums and Church who preformed at the festival in 2018 returns as a second headliner. Tmusic festival is set to take place May 29-30 in Cullman, Ala. Rock the South a…

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Adam McNutt signed with the University of Alabama shooting team. McNutt is a senior at Pell City High school where he has a 4.35 GPA, studying on the advance and honors diploma track and is ranked 6 out of 300 students in the class of 2020.

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Victory Christian School 7th and 9th graders competed in a science fair Jan. 21. Students competed in biological and non biological categories.

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…

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