Elaine Crawford

Elaine Crawford writes the Springville News for the St. Clair Times.

Alabama’s 13th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 20, and ends at midnight, Sunday, July 22, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s 4 percent sales or use tax.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will hold a free distracted driving class for Springville High School students ages 14-18 on Wednesday, July 18, at 9 a.m. and for St. Clair County High School students ages 14-18 on Friday, July 20, at 9 a.m. The class usually lasts around three hours and consists of a short power point presentation and then an obstacle course using a golf cart with an instructor. To register, go to the website at www.stclairco.com/345/School-Resource-Officers, scroll to the bottom and print and complete all three forms or pick the forms up at the school office and bring them to class that morning.  For questions or more registration information, contact Matt Coupland at 205-405-1288 or Matt Morris at 205-473-2902.

On July 13, there will be three talented bluegrass artists at Local Color. They are Cliff Abbott, Kevin Atkins and Johnny Goss. There will also be a Song Writers Round. Cash cover is $15. On Saturday, July 14, Three on a String will be there with some rollicking good Blue Grass.  Cash cover is $20.  Bring your own snacks and beverages, as usual.  Plus, our own Something Else Trio will open as usual.