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JACKSONVILLE, AL -- More than 500 gifted musicians and auxiliary were selected for Jacksonville State University's prestigious band program, the Marching Southerners, for Fall 2019. A record 551 students - 191 of them freshmen - have joined the band for the 2019-2020 season, including:

The Delta Omicron chapter (Pell City) of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International awards its annual grant-in-aid to a graduating PCHS senior who is going into education, and the check is presented once they have been admitted to their university’s college of education.

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Educators in the Pell City School System have accepted the challenge to engage students in innovative ways to inspire them to become life long learners.

Are you ready to learn what generational strongholds are, where they come from, and, most importantly, how to step into deliverance for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren?

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The 2018-19 Leadership St. Clair County (LSCC) class wanted to share their experience and extend the lessons they learned during their tenure in Leadership to a new generation.

Rhonda Nolin from Duran North Junior High is the Kiwanis Club teacher of the month. Mrs Nolin has taught at Duran for 29 years. She has taught Special Education, History and is the Librarian. Mrs. Nolin is a Pell City High graduate.

Let’s Get Real® Regional Marriage Conference is a three-day marriage experience coming to Pell City on September 6-8. This event is for any couple who would like to take a break from the pressures of life, attend an event with their spouse, have time to focus on each other, evaluate where th…

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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.

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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…

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On Saturday July 20, at the edge of Logan Martin Lake at the Pell City Sports Complex, the Premier Bulls Tour hosted the fifth annual Bulls on the Lake rodeo tournament with food, attractions and live music entertainment. Sponsored in part by McSweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Talladega T…

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On Wednesday, July 24 at noon, the Pell City Public Library will welcome award-winning photographer John Dersham, as part of its 2019 Adult Summer Reading and Programming series. Dersham will present and share from his new book entitled, “My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State.”

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The St. Clair County High School in Odenville “Sound of the Saints” band was formally invited to march in the 2020 London New Year’s Day Parade and now they are planning a music festival to raise funds for the trip.

Do you love children, enjoy teaching, especially the look of excitement on their faces when they grasp the understanding of something new? Could you use some extra money but cannot commit to a full time job?

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On Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6, the Duran South building hosted its biennial reunion for graduates of the St. Clair County Training School, which marks the 50 year anniversary since closing in 1969 at the start of integration.

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Terry Jenkins, a search consultant contracted by the Alabama School Board Association, is helping the Pell City School Board find a new superintendent. In the past five years, Jenkins has done about 50 superintendent searches. His job is to help Pell City find a replacement for Dr. Michael B…

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The Sheriff's Office will be hosting a distracted drivers course beginning in July for ages 14-18. Classes are free and open to teens from all areas.

Officers from the Pell City Police Department (PCPD) will gather at the Pell City Splash Pad on Monday, July 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to educate kids on water, bicycle, and gun safety.

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On Tuesday, June 11, the Pell City Board of Education held their June meeting to discuss events of the month of May, and Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber announced his resignation effective July 1. They opened the meeting with recognizing the Pell City High School 3D Archery team for winnin…

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The 2019 Northeast Alabama 4-H Regional Congress was held Saturday, May 18 at the Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainesville. Over 200 youth from Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison, Marshall and St. Clair counties participated. 

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The Pell City Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday to see where they are headed after the announcement of the retirement of Pell City School Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber.

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JACKSONVILLE,-- JSU named 1,914 students to the President's and Deans' Lists for their outstanding academic performance during the Spring 2019 semester, including:

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On the last official day of school for the 2018-19 school year, Dr. Michael Barber, Pell City School Superintendent, announced his retirement effective July 1 at a Board of Education meeting. 

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RAGLAND - Mr. Harold G. Burnham, Sr., age 86, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife, Delaine Burnham and son, Harold Burnham, Jr. He is survived by two sons, David (Lavenia) Burnham and Robert Burnham; two daughters, Nancy (Gary) Crow and Teresa (Allen) …

PELL CITY - William "Van" Davis passed away on September 4, 2019 in Pell City, Alabama. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. in The Beacon of First United Methodist Church in Pell City. The funeral service will take place on Septemb…

Funeral serivce for Mr. Glover Cook, Jr. will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Overcoming Church, Ashville, AL at 1 p.m with Eulogist, District Elder Edward Lane. Public visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Internment will follow in the Alabama National Cem…