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Hello to all my friends. Just about one month until school begins. It will be interesting to see what is planned. Also, hope you were able to take advantage of the tax-free weekend for those school needs.

Vacation Bible School at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Pell City, has been in full swing all this week. The theme is “Concrete and Cranes,” Philippians 1:6 is the key bible verse. I highly commend the pastor, Rev. Mickey Jones, the VBS Director, Mrs. Redena King and all the other teachers and w…

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Abigail Virginia, the 2018 Miss Springville, is a ray of sunshine with her warm smile and long, blonde locks. But, when Abigail Virginia sings, something unexpected flows out. She has a soulful, alto voice that evokes a deep well of emotion. Abigail Virginia grew up singing in church. She pa…

Hello everyone. Hope you are staying inside, cool, and dry.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Kristin Fill Simpson is a self described happily married mother of three.  She  owns and operates a company she started.  Starshine Faces provides face painting, and glitter art for children's birthday parties, celebrations events and more. She is a dynamic and ambitious woman.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Rd., Pell City will have Vacation Bible School July 19-23, Sunday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Boys and girls four years old through 12th grade are invited. Mrs. Redena King is the VBS Director and Rev. Mickey Jones is the church’ s pastor.

Vacation Bible School at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is scheduled for July 19-23 from6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Boys and girls ages 4 years to 12th grade are invited The VBS kick offwill be held on July 15 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration will be held on July 15.

Ashville academics and athletics are coming back in full swing: literally.  The girls softball begins their new season tonight!  Good luck girls.  

Hello everyone. Hope you had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July weekend. And I also hope you got to see the awesome “Trump Boat Parade” on Sunday afternoon. I have heard a number from 500-2000 boats, so not really sure how many. But there were certainly a lot of them. Pretty impressive.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

To show their appreciation for the hard work of keeping our neighborhood safe and stable, Fred Britt and Jennifer Lin provided two evening meals for the City of Leeds’ police officers. For the last two Tuesday nights, dinner was catered from China Wok for both shifts with a total 27 officers.  

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Over 36 vintage tractors and several vintage pedal toy tractors are currently on display at 8701 Moody Parkway. This annual display began on Monday and will continue through July 11. Serrell Fleming works hard all year to add tractors to his collection and thoroughly enjoys the process. This…

Hello everyone. Hope all the fathers had a great Father’s Day.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Barber Track Day is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at Barber Motorsports Park. This is the last Barber event before the WERA Races July 4-5 Licensed WERA racers. This track day has all three groups with novice, intermediate and advanced. Each group will run 20-minute sess…

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well. It sure has been hot in Pell City, so try to stay cool. Hopefully, we will receive some rain and that will cool things down some.

My paternal cousin, Eddie Black of Madison, Alabama (the Huntsville area), visited me this past Friday. He also visited my niece, his cousin, Ginger Knight. We enjoyed reminiscing about the days of yesteryear when he and his brother, Steve Black were boys and they would come with their late …

Community outpouring of love continues for the family of fallen Moody Police Officer, Lt. Stephen Williams. On Friday evening, Rails and Ales hosted a fundraiser which brought large crowds all evening. 100% donation from the sale of Select items as well as all tips went toward the cause. The…

There is a saying in the news business. Don't bury the lead.  But there is so imuch happening and so much to be proud of.  It is hard to know where to start.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Road, Pell City, will have Vacation Bible School Kick-Off Wednesday, July 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Children and youth ages 4 through 18 or through 12th grade are invited to come and register. The Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for July 19-23, Sunday thr…

Buc-ee’s has now reached the point in their construction that some of the walls are going up to their 55,000 sq. ft. building. We have all watched construction efforts from the beginning and for weeks now, the property has been busy with dozers, tractors and dozens of workers working diligen…

It is always gratifying to report on Ashville every week.  But this week is particularly pleasurable.  Because this week Asheville is Ashville is all about fun!

Popes Chapel Community Church located just off Popes Chapel Road in Wattsville will have revival meetings June 7 through June 10 at 7:00 p.m. every night. They will have a different minister to speak each night. There will also be guest singers each night. Mt. Mariah Baptist Choir will be th…

The black cloud of fear seems to be passing.  People are getting out again.  Student sports are resuming.  Businesses and other activities and endeavors are operating.

Hello everyone. Listen – God gave us two ears and only one mouth. So He probably wants us to spend twice as much time listening as we do speaking.

State Representative Dickie Drake presented a check to Leeds Jane Culbreth Library in the amount of $2500 from the Jefferson County Community Service Fund. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library will offer their annual Summer Reading Program virtually through the Beanstack online platform…

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Rd., Pell City, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 19 through July 23, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. each night. The theme of the VBS is “Concrete and Cranes.” Children and youth ages 4 through 18 or through high school are invited. There will be a nur…

It has been said the children are the future.  If that is true,  Ashville's future is looking progressively better and brighter.  Their youth continue to distinguish themselves athletically, academically and in valor and eagerness to give to those in need.

Leeds Taste of the Fair is definitely a hot topic this week. Everyone is more than ready to get outside, get back to some form of normal and definitely ready to get back to doing some of our favorite things which include eating out and shopping. Taste of the Fair arrived just prior to Memori…

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Community colleges in Alabama and across the nation have responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, making contributions to enhance capabilities of emergency responders and health care professionals.  Two-year public colleges have the unique capability to re-skill the workforce as the state…

Hello everyone. Well, school is out for the summer. These last few months have been strange, but hope you had a chance to stay put and just rest some. Hope you are planning a safe and fun Memorial Day.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

The Two Sisters Cafe needs no introduction.  It is an Ashville landmark.  Sadly, after a fire halted business temporarily, the state issued an ordered to confine their operation to take out only.

Memorial Day will be observed at Box Cemetery, Ragland, Saturday May 23, 2020. If you remove flowers from the graves, please take them with you or place them in the collection area to be burned. Lots are still available at $100.00 per 4-grave lot and $200.00 per 8-grave lot.

Taste of the Fair is coming to Leeds! Bring your family to downtown Leeds across from Lehigh and Windstream to enjoy carnival food truck festivities eleven days straight beginning today, May 21 through May 31. Even though fairs and festivals are on hold until the pandemic is under control, y…

The sun is becoming visible from behind the clouds 

Hello everyone. We are well on the way for summer activities. I hope all the mothers had a wonderful Mothers’ Day. I certainly did.

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Rd., Pell City, will have their annual Homecoming and the church’s ninety-fifth Anniversary Celebration May 17 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - an all day service. The “Joyful Hearts” group of Cullman will be the guest singers. Attendees will break for a …

Everyone is excited about the loosening of the COVID-19 restrictions this week. Area salons, gyms and other close-contact service providers are opening or getting ready to open. Our restaurants now have the ability to open, all of which much still observe social distancing and sanitation gui…

Leeds and Moody are open for business as retail shops and local businesses reopen with the COVID-19 restrictions loosening as the April shelter-in-place order expired. The new state order through May 15 allow retail businesses to open.

Good day. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. Students have just a short time left until this unusual school year will be over. Congratulations to all students, parents,and teachers on a job well done. 

Stopwatch Urgent Care located at 110 Legacy Park Way, Springville, AL 35146 offers COVID-19 testing. They offer car side testing. All you have to do is call at (205) 719-1000 when you arrive and the team will come out and assist you.

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