The Talladega Lions Club recently announced the winners of this year’s Peace Maker essay contest and poster contest. Sixth-grader Dymion Winfrey took first-place honors in the essay contest, with eighth-grader Rachel Hyche coming in second. Poster contest winners were Lauren Hunter, Breanna …

SYLACAUGA -- Fayetteville sixth-grader Leah Platt, right, outdueled runner-up  Zora Ellis Junior High student Addison Staude to win the 2018 Talladega County Spelling Bee. Platt will compete March 10th in the Alabama Spelling Bee, and that winner will participate in the Scripps National Spel…

The Talladega County Band Directors Association presented the 2018 All-County Honor Band Finale Concert on Saturday at McFarlane Auditorium on the campus of Alabama School for the Blind (ASB) in Talladega. The high school and middle school student musicians represented Childersburg, Sylacaug…

At Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Jerry Cooper presents a proclamation to The 100 Men volunteer group for the work they do around the city. The group then presented framed posters to City Manager Patrick Bryant and Municipal Court Clerk David Sparks and a purse to Sparks’ wife in recognitio…

The Aljerald Powers Memorial Lodge/Plank Road Station in Winterboro was alive recently with “living antiques” and songs from a time long past. Julie Moon and the Bluegrass Connection played and sang historical songs from the 1800s, classics from Grand Ole Opry stars, and other favorites for …

Northeast Alabama is essentially shut down today, and St. Clair and Talladega counties are no exception. Schools, roads, local government and many businesses are shut down because of the weather. How are you spending your snow day? Post your photos in the comments below.

Rain has always had an immense impact on the lives of all living creatures. Sometimes overlooked is how the rain water impacts the surfaces around us. Zooming in, we can see how each miniscule droplet interacts with its surroundings. Most of these interactions go unnoticed, but sometimes cha…

Most school lunchrooms produce lots of noise with kids carrying on conversations and interacting. Interactions during lunch at the Alabama School for the Deaf take on a much more visually active scene with students communicating via American Sign Language. Kids go to cafeterias not only to e…

Talladega's Christmas on the Square, featuring a free concert by American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, was such a success that the City Council on Monday budgeted $100,000 to host the event again next year.