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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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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…


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.


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…


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.”


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?

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…