Latest Stories

Recent Stories

featured

The community of Springville has rallied around the Springville High School Principal Virgil Winslett as he battles are rare, nerve cancer. All around Springville and social media #TeamWinslett can be seen everywhere.

featured

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.

featured

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.

featured

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?

spotlight

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…

featured

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.

spotlight

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…

editor's pick

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…

featured

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.”

featured

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?

editor's pick

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.

featured

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…

editor's pick

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.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

PELL CITY - Linda Willene Morrison Byrum passed away in her home on November 1, 2019 in Pell City, AL at the age of 68. She was a beloved mother and a devoted grandmother. She will be missed dearly. Willene was the daughter of Vincent "Buck" Morrison and Virginia Aurelia Morrison. She had on…

PELL CITY - Graveside service for Arlie L. Mitchell, Jr., age 94, was held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Mitchell Gallien. He is survived by his wife, Madeline…

CROPWELL - Funeral Service for Charles U. Tharp, age 95, was held on Wednesday, October 30, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Tharp passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019. Preceding him in death was his wife, Annie Lee Tharp. He …