Mayor Isley signed an executive order on April 2 issuing a citywide 24 hour curfew to stop the spread of COVID-19. Isley has directed the Springville Police Department to criminally charge any citizen who is noncompliant. The executive order does not mean that individuals cannot be outside d…

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Amid the negative chaos, the Buc-ee’s development is well underway. The project is nearing completion of the drainage culvert across the property, and they are installing footings and under-slab electrical and plumbing. It’s a great reminder that we are overcomers, we are survivors and where…

We are well into week three of our self-quarantine with federal and state mandates now extended through April 30 in attempt to flatten the curve of the deadly coronavirus. All non-essential businesses have essentially shut down. While many are heeding warnings for social distancing, others s…

Springville Elementary Staff and teachers drove through several Springville neighborhoods in a caravan parade while practicing “social distancing” to send well wishes to their students in the midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic on March 27th. Students waved to their teachers from their drivew…

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the top of everyone’s radar right now, the changes that it will affect are prevalent. Facing the possibility of quarantine, on top of the present business closings, places the livelihood of individuals and families in jeopardy. While individual health is of…

Every American was a bit disappointed when the White House announced this week that social distancing guidelines will remain in place at least until April 30, and some governors across the nation have mandated that statewide shelter-in-place orders may be enforced until the end of June. 

If you follow my tweets, you may have noticed me posting pictures of the sunset from my office view. Those sunsets mark the end of long days in the office that almost always lead to long evenings at home. When March blew in one short month ago, we could not have imagined that we would face t…

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As small businesses continue to shut their doors and limit operations while still trying to serve the public, we all need to seek out ways that we can better support local business through this national crisis. Here are 10 ways to support your local business community through this COVID-19 p…

As the COVID-19 situation developed, shoppers cleaned out the stores of toilet paper, baby wipes and disinfecting wipes. But if they are flushing those wipes down the commode, it could come back to haunt them in a very unpleasant way.

Everyday brings more news about the coronavirus. The daily news cycle around this is going to continue for a while, mainly because there is much scientists and health officials are still learning about the virus. The incessant drumbeat of information, though, is not a call to panic. Instead,…

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Roughly 3.5 million people are registered to vote in the state of Alabama—a record high number of registrations for the state—but that doesn’t help if the voters don’t actually turn out to vote. 

Roughly 3.5 million people are registered to vote in the state of Alabama—a record high number of registrations for the state—but that doesn’t help if the voters don’t actually turn out to vote. 

One of the really good guys in Alabama government took over the reigns as President of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners this summer. Henry County Probate Judge and County Commission Chairman, David Money, is an extremely outstanding and quality leader for his beloved Henry Cou…

The Springville Senior Center had a full house on Dec. 2 for their holiday ceramics class.

You don’t have to read my articles or follow me on Facebook very long before you know two things. The first is that I despise commercialized holidays (Think Christmas here). And the second is that I love everything about Christmas, from the lights to the trees to the music an everything in b…

Ashville is celebrating the Christmas season with their annual Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas” this Saturday, Dec. 14.

With Christmas just around the corner, it's the perfect time to participate in National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. That's right, another monthly national holiday in December, and it's just in time! Everyone is shopping for just the right gifts for their loved ones so let's keep safety in min…

I love Christmas. It’s my most favorite time of the year. Everything is so beautiful and smells like home to me.

It would be wise to turn in early Friday night because there is a full schedule Saturday and it starts early!

The Springville High School (SHS) Varsity Wrestling Team competed in the Thanksgiving Tournament at Hayden High School on Nov. 26 - 28.

Everyone knows that December is holiday season. Whether you traditionally celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something else entirely, you know this month is for good times and giving. It’s also “Write a Friend Month.” What better way to celebrate a special family member or friend than…

Qualifying has ended and the players are in place for next year’s elections. It is a Presidential year. It is up in the air as to who will be the Democratic presidential standard bearer. President Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Springville Elementary recognized Ruan LeRoux as the first million-word reader for the 2019-2020 school year.

It's Thanksgiving! Time for turkey, family, friends and new memories. Let's get out our stretchy pants, eat to our heart's content and then nap to get ready for Black Friday shopping! But don't forget, not everyone is blessed to be spending this time with family.

The beauty of running as a sport is the skill of the athlete: just he or she and their own speed, strength, and stamina against the wind, and their opponents.

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For the seventh year, Pell City’s Writers Anonymous and the Pell City Library will be hosting the Mid-Winter Writers Conference. While the event has been great every year, this year it promises to be phenomenal!

Hello everyone. Praying that everyone has a wonderfully blessed week.

Governor Kay Ivey visited Springville Elementary School on Nov. 12 to recognize The Springville Rock School Restoration as part of the Bicentennial Celebrations.

Leeds has a brand new business, Mum’s Unique Consignment Shop. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds held a ribbon cutting at last week in celebration of this new business on the Parkway in downtown Leeds. This new shop is just a couple of doors down from Mum & Me Mercanti…

The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Isley, City Council members, Frank Waid, Lonnie Wadsworth, The Choppin Block and so many others served and attended the dinner to honor Springville Veterans for their service at the Veterans Dinner hosted by The Choppin Block on November 6.

November is Military Family Appreciation Month. We appreciate our men and women in uniform who fight to protect our country and our freedom, but we sometimes forget those left behind who are the families of those soldiers who are out there protecting us. November is the time to remember and …

Springville Cross Country competed at Sectionals on Oct. 31 with two second place finishes and they qualified for the State Cross Country meet.

Folks, can I just brag on our Odenville Police Department for a bit? I believe we hands down have the best police department around. Our officers are quite simply amazing. Nothing happens in our little city that they can’t handle. From helping the distressed citizen that locked their keys in…

This weekend one of Ashville's favorite eateries, The Huddle House, is celebrating our nation's veterans with "Sweetcakes.” Members of our armed forces will get free pancakes with showing of their military I.D. That's any variety of pancakes to any veteran, active duty or retired. And the of…

November is National Diabetes Month. With the holidays upcoming, it's a good time to think about this tender subject. Do you or any of your friends or relatives have this disease? It's difficult to maintain a healthy life when you suffer from diabetes. This month is a good time to take a loo…

Hello everyone. Winter may finally be on its way. Stay warm.

Congratulations to Springville Girls Volleyball player for being named to the St.Clair All-County Volleyball Team.

We all love bargains and are always looking for a deal. Bartering, wheeling and dealing has become a way of life for many of us with the ability to buy and sell new and used items on Internet sites such as Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, but there can be an element of danger when meetin…

The Springville Library hosted Jim Phillips for a telling of Antebellum Ghost Stories on October 18.

Although it was a little wet and cold on Saturday, the Grand River Drive Out ALS Car Show at the Shops of Grand River turned out great. This event was hosted by Miss Leeds Area Outstanding Teen, Emma Terry, and approximately $1400 was raised to benefit the Alabama ALS Association. Fox 6 show…

Hello everyone. Well it looks like fall is coming. The last few days have been wonderful.

During the Halloween season, citizens will have a variety of activities from which to choose. Sweets on the Square returns to Ashville on Oct. 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. Everybody is welcome to attend and enjoy.

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Obituaries

PELL CITY - Mrs. Norma Rose Howell, 87, of Pell City, AL passed away on Saturday, April. 4, 2020. The family held a private graveside service on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Mt. Zion Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date for Mrs. Howell. Mrs. Howell was preced…

PELL CITY - Atha Whitten Pilgreen, age 87, passed away March 24, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct.

CROPWELL - Funeral Service for Billy Joe Rich, age 83, were held Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Valley Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rich passed away Thursday, March 1…