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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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The St. Clair County 4-H had a wonderful turn out on Tuesday, April 9 for the 2019 St. Clair County Round-Up, which was held at the ALFA Building in Ashville. Over 30 4-Hers ages 9-17 competed in woodworking, public speaking, photography, baking, money-management, Legos, art, and story-telli…

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At the regular Pell City Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, Eldon Hall, 79, of Pell City was selected to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Jones. Hall will finish out the remainder of Jones’ term until August 2020, when he will have to be elected for the District 5 seat.

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Allison King of Moody won third place in the Senior North division of the Alabama Junior & Senior High School Beef Cook-Off held Saturday, April 6 at Carver High School in Montgomery. King is a student at Moody High School and placed with her dish, Italian Beef Salad.

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Pell City pride strengthens as two teachers from District VI are among the Top 16 Finalists vying for the honor of Alabama Teacher of the Year (TOY). Leslie Hughes, a first grade teacher at Walter M. Kennedy, and Valerie Curtis, the Building Technology Coordinator for Pell City High School (…

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Springville’s past comes alive along with the stories of times forgotten with historical walking tours hosted by the Springville Preservation Society. 

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Local high school senior Zac Mason of Moody recently participated in LaGrange College’s Presidential Scholar Weekend competition and earned thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. 

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Williams Intermediate, Duran South, and Duran North all competed at the Jr. Beta State Convention at the BJCC on March 13-15. All three schools came home with wins and may be able to participate in the National Convention this summer in Oklahoma City.

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The Pell City Board of Education recognized the Pell City High School wrestling team at their meeting last Tuesday.  The high school wrestling coach, Del Hufford told the board that this was their best turn out in eight years. The team went 25-9 to cap off their 2018-2019 season. Out of thos…

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SPRINGVILLE - Funeral Service for Kayla Mashburn, age 42, was held Saturday August 10, 3 p.m., at The Church at Bradford Road in Springville, Interment followed at Springville Cemetery. Ms. Mashburn passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Miles Owen Mas…

Reggie Hazelwood, born in October in 1941, died July 19, 2019 at his home in Bailey, N.C. Reggie was a former resident of St.Clair County.

WILMINGTON, NC - Graveside services for Maureen Roe Watson, age 65, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Pell City, AL was held on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Ms. Watson passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Survivors includ…