TALLADEGA -- Back again to the delight of many Talladega County children is the Heritage Hall “Arts Camp for Kids,” sponsored by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, Callie's Kids, city of Talladega, First Bank of Alabama, Historic Ritz Theatre, Jemison Carnegie Foundation, United Way a…

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International by the Sylacauga Community Playhouse players. The gates of Wonka’s chocolate factory will be open this weekend, July 11-14, at Sylacauga High School,  701 North Broadway Ave. Willy Wonka, J…

The second biennial Knoxville for Life reunion is now in the books and appears to have been as great a success as promised by its organizers.

Talladega and Pell City hosted fireworks shows Thursday in celebration of Independence Day. Many people in Pell City spent the day at Lakeside Park enjoying the lake and the park’s amenities, concluding with the firework show from the point of the sports complex with hundreds of boats in the…

When it’s summer in Alabama, you better find a good way to keep cool! One great way for kids to cool down is the splash pad at Lakeside Park in Pell City. Today saw a huge crowd turn out to spend time in the cool water. Employees said the crowd was as big as most weekend days. Currently, the…

Insects and flowers have a mutually beneficial relationship. Insects look to the beautiful flowering blossoms as a source of food to help them survive and thrive during their short life span. The visiting insects fly from flower to flower pollinating them as they go. The most well-known poll…

Closing out this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Talladega Armstrong-Osborne Library was an interactive magic and comedy show by Skip Cain “The Magic Guy.” The Magic Guy performed tricks and demonstrations for the large gathering of kids and adults. The audience laughed at the jokes as …

Justin Hogeland hosted the seventh annual Hogeland’s Cornhole Tournament at his Pell City home on Logan Martin Lake on Saturday. The event drew 54 participants comprising 27 teams with dozens more in attendance.  Hogeland had enough boards on hand to have 10 games going at once, which kept t…

Heritage Hall Museum’s annual “KidsART” exhibit is on display now through Friday, July 26. The museum's walls are adorned with more than 100 select colorful works of art by Talladega City Schools fourth-grade students.

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind hosted prospective students from all over the state last week. The annual summer camp gives children a taste of student life on the residential campuses at Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf, and the Helen Keller School. In addi…

CHILDERSBURG -- A peek into the past was on display for the dozens of enthusiasts at the Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg on Saturday as a weekend of Civil War history and battle reenactments got underway.

Talladega’s Hall of Heroes hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony today at the Ritz Theatre with guest speaker Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon. The ceremony included posting of the colors by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Honor Guard, Pledge of Allegiance led by Danny Warwick, and the National Anthem sung b…

The American Legion Post 109 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 of Pell City hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony today at the Veterans Monument at the St. Clair County Courthouse. The event emceed by Carol Varner and Dale Onstine included patriotic songs by Maliha Alzyat, multiple cannon s…

Helicopter pilot Billy Yelberton crop dusts fields in north Talladega on Tuesday morning. The three-man crew works for Custom Air LLC based in Louisville, Mississippi, and travels seven months of the year spraying fields throughout the Southeast and Midwest. The advantages to crop dusting wi…