On Wed., Nov. 20, fifth grade students at Williams Intermediate School (WIS) in Pell City hosted special visitors for their D.A.R.E. graduation, including Pell City Schools Superintendent Dr. James Martin, St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray, Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin, St. Clair Co…
The Alabama Community College System joins the state’s bicentennial efforts by leading a new volunteer initiative called Clean Home Alabama.
This year The Gathering Place Christian Academy embarked on something they’ve never done before – a city-wide kindness campaign designed to give back to the community while raising money for the school. The campaign, called Kindness Matters, began on Oct. 10 and ended on Oct. 30 with the goa…
The St. Clair County Virtual Preparatory Academy offers students an alternative to other schools, while still giving them an accredited education.
The Pell City Schools Education Foundation Program awarded over 95 grants with a total of $22,904.84 to teachers within the Pell City School System.
Twenty-eight JSU students were inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) on Oct. 10, including Emily Strange of Ragland.
Over 700 third graders from the St. Clair County School System attended the 2nd Annual Farm Day in Odenville last week.
Since 2012, The Gathering Place Christian Academy has been making a difference in the lives of students through preparatory education, and now those students want to make a difference in the city of Moody.
Over 150 students from elementary to high school in St. Clair County came together to compete and have fun at the annual St. Clair County Special Olympics held at Moody Miracle Park on Oct. 10.
The Kiwanis Club of Pell City seeks to recognize educators in their community each school year by selecting a teacher of the month. Each school, from elementary to high school, participates.
Ashville is a city with a well of history that doesn't run dry, from its structures and customs to its records and historic documents. One has only a short trek to the Inzer Museum or the Ashville Museum of Archives to find out his grandmother's maiden name or if she ever spent time in jail.
The Alabama Farmers Federation invested in the future of the state’s No. 1 industry by awarding 80 Auburn University (AU) students from 55 counties with $123,500 in scholarships.
In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top of mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection.
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.
The third graders at Eden Elementary School in Pell City learned how things they do can effect others at the 3rd Grade Literacy Night last week.
MONTGOMERY – On Tuesday Governor Kay Ivey announced the 21 schools selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. Springville Elementary School was among the 21 schools listed.
The Pell City Board of Education (BOE) accepted Dr. Anthony “Tony” Dowdy's letter of retirement as Principal of Pell City High School (PCHS) at a special called meeting last Thursday.
The Pell City School Board of Education selected Dr. James Martin III as the new Pell City School Superintendent from the five finalists that were interviewed the previous week.
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…
Technology may be blamed for contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic, but Alabama SNAP-Ed educators are actually using it to help combat the problem.
The Pell City School System School Board of Education interviewed five finalists for the PCSS Superintendent position last week.
The month of July was a busy one for the St. Clair 4-H! Over one hundred 9-14 year old 4-H’ers from across the county participated in a variety of activities that combined learning with fun during the 4-H Clover Classroom.
The search for a new Pell City School Superintendent has been narrowed down to five top finalists, including three local candidates.
The St. Clair Clay Cutters represented Alabama 4-H in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition June 23-28. The competition was held in Grand Island, Nebraska with 4-H teams from all over the country.
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…
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…
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.”
On Tuesday July 16, the Pell City Board of Education held its regular meeting, over which Interim Superintendent Dr. Frank Costanzo presided for the first time.
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.
This Week's Circulars
LEEDS - Betty Ruth Bagwell, age 91, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bagwell McWhorter (Cliff); sisters, Agnes Folsom and Lavada Roper; grandchildren, Kim Schulte (Michael), Kelly Barnes (Chris), and Kasey Blair (Jamie); great grandchildren, Chase …
WACO, TX - On January 5, 2020 Hezkiah Travis "H.T." Layman passed away in Waco, Texas, at the age of 88. H. T. was born June 27, 1931 in Trussville, Alabama. After graduating from Odenville High School, he earned an engineering degree from The University of Alabama in 1953. He served in Kore…
Ashville - Mr. George Arthur Praytor, 68, of Ashville, Alabama passed away on December 21, 2019 in Huntsville. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Echols Praytor; his parents, Johnnie and Hephie Praytor; and his brother, Buddy Praytor. He is survived by his wife, Nell Praytor; d…