Sycamore Federal Credit Union hosted its first of four Fridays in August festivals Friday at its office on Alabama 21. CEO Marshall McGrady said he wanted to have an event for the community because so many things have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

County high school football coaches and players address the media and viewers during Talladega County Coaches Association’s 9th Annual High School Football Media Day held Wednesday August 5, 2020 at the Ricker Activity Center at Shocco Springs in Talladega.

The Ashville Bulldogs took to the practice pads in full pads for the first time Wednesday, August 5. The Bulldogs open the season at home Friday, August 21, when they play host to the Oak Grove Tigers.

MUNFORD-- Munford High School head football coach Michael Easley and his staff have been busy this week preparing for the upcoming 2020 football season. The Lions open the season at home Friday, August 21 as the Tigers of Talladega come to call.

TALLADEGA -- Talladega City Schools held its first week of Reading Camp this week at R.L Young, Graham, Houston and C.L. Salter elementary schools. The reading camp ran Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon, and will be in session the same next week. The students enjoyed many new wa…

SYLACAUGA--Sylacauga native and accomplished artist Vaughan Spanjer instructed the Petit Picasso Art Camp this week at Southern Dance and Performing Arts in Sylacauga. The weeklong art camp brought a broad range of painting techniques to the campers.

MUNFORD--Few things say “summer” quite like the sunflower. Sunflowers are fairly fast growing plants with many different varieties of size and color. The largest variety can grow as tall as 16 feet and can have flower heads that reach over a foot in diameter.

PELL CITY--The summer heat has arrived and for kids there are few better places to cool off and have fun than at the splash pad at Lakeside Park in Pell City. While the young ones splash around in the water there are plenty of places for the adults to sit in the shade under the pavilions.

TALLADEGA--The Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega began a three-day fundraiser Thursday morning with a huge sale in the gymnasium and the thrift store. According to President Doug Marshall. “It’s what you would expect from an estate sale, but with thrift store prices.”

TALLADEGA--Heritage Hall Museum reopened this week and held their first Kidz Art class Wednesday. Artist Mary Fountain is teaching the children to draw and paint in the class which will continue for the next three Wednesdays. 

Childersburg Market Day brings fresh vegetables and other goods from farmers to hungry customers. The hottest items this time of year are fresh tomatoes and they go quickly. In addition to farm fresh produce the market also had jams and jellies, wood-crafts, and freshly grilled hamburgers an…

“Moving Forward Talladega” brought the community together with the police force Saturday. The event was organized by Alicia Truss, a Talladega resident who works as a parole officer in Calhoun County. In addition to speakers, the event also featured attractions for kids. 

TALLADEGA -- Pastor John Elston and the members of New Life Covenant Church made catfish plates for 250 essential personnel in Talladega on Thursday morning as a way to “give back to all of those who are working during the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone who has been sacrificing to serve others.”

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY--Ryan Blaney took the checkered flag winning the GEICO 500 Monday for his second consecutive win at Talladega. The race postponed due to rain Sunday also had weather issues Monday with rain causing a delay 57 laps into the the event.