Pell City Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber told the School Board Tuesday night that school officials have begun recruiting teachers for the next academic year.

PELL CITY -- It’s a good thing the public address system operator didn’t play Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever” during any Pell City softball at-bats Tuesday evening.

While the transformation so far is stark, it only scratches the surface of the city’s plans to turn the old cotton mill into a green space for the public.

Remember how crowded the stores were in December? Remember the lines? Remember the traffic? It will all be the same this December. 

Samantha Kate Cotton is a sixth-grade student at Ragland Elementary. She is the 11-year-old daughter of Ben Cotton. She has always attended Ragland School.

SPRINGVILLE -- As I counsel with people, I am finding that nearly everyone feels like they are struggling. Life is not easy. Everyone struggles with something. And it seems that the older we get, the more struggles we encounter. Maybe our children compound our struggles. Maybe our decisions …