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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, …

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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

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This month, the Spotlight Kids Program at CEPA will bring A Christmas Carol, the Musical to the stage in Pell City as its 2019 Holiday Production. This show, adapted by Sister Marcella Holloway with music by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, will be performed December 13-15.

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Pell City Kiwanis Club honored Iola Roberts Elementary School first grade teacher Whitney Lenoir as their November teacher each month at their meeting on Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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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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ODENVILLE - Susan Rose Cook, age 76, of Odenville, AL passed away on May 25, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Jimmie W. Cook; children, Donald Cook and Theresa Cook; brother, William Kirkpatrick; granddaughters, Robin Handy, Shelby Lipford and Tensley Cook; and additional relatives, fri…

PELL CITY - Suellen Perry Brown, 71, Pell City, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, after a long illness. Suellen was born on September 18, 1948 to the late Snooks Ulma Perry and Clemmie Rhea Perry. Affectionately known as "Sue Sue" by her grandchildren, Suellen was the definition of a s…

PELL CITY - A graveside service for Irene C. Fincher, age 90, was held Tuesday, April 28, 12 Noon, at Cook Springs Cemetery. Ms. Fincher passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020. She preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Fincher. She is survived by her son, Danny (Kay) Fincher; three daug…

PELL CITY - Tonya Gibson Glass passed away on April 1, 2020. She was loved and will be missed. Survivors include her husband, Christopher Glass; mother, Margaret Ventrini and Sandra; children, Starr Floyd, Devin Carmack, Dennis Justice, Madison Carmack, Trinton Gibson, and Michael Moore; gra…

WEDOWEE - Ms. Cordell Holloway Adamson, age 98, passed away April 2, 2020. Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Turner, Linda Medlock , Gail Benefield (Wynton) (Pell City) and Ellen Holder; nine grandchildren, Wonda Benefield and Amy Brewster (Pell City); 22 great-grandchildren, Savann…