A couple of weeks ago I was corresponding by email with a Birmingham woman coordinating a book-signing for women authors. “Is your maiden name Harwell?” she asked after our initial exchange. “Went to Berry (High School)? And if yes, had a fender bender in your dad’s car during summer school?…

The Local Color Café concerts continue during Soup and Circus February. Don't miss Three On a String this Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.  Yes, the “Legends of Laughs and Good Music” are coming back to Local Color.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. The “Something Else Trio”wil…

Last Thanksgiving Day, Ruth Ragsdale celebrated being 95 years young. I recently sat down with this charming, beautiful, amiable lady. She seemed to radiate love, warmth and even lots of pizzazz. Mrs. Ruth was born in Pawnee and lived in a hollow, across from a railroad track, close to a coo…

Awesome BBQ is coming to town!  R&R BBQ has been approved by the city of Springville to operate a food truck in Springville.  It will be located at Bebo’s Shell Station next to Huddle House and across from Taco Bell in the Walmart shopping center (Springville Station).  It will be there …

Remember last November? I told you about the husband and wife team who served in the Army during World War II and their pictures are displayed on the “St. Clair Hall of Heroes” display inside the museum? I'm going to tell you about Charles Russell Forman, the fourth child of Joseph Jackson F…

On Saturday, Matt Coupland will be one of five new inductees into the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be at the St. Clair County High School cafeteria.

Several new businesses are scheduled to open in the area. One of them is Springville Small Engine Service, owned by Stacy Shoop. It opened on Saturday, Jan. 6. They are located at 7885 U.S. 11. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. As t…

Pell City High School teacher Laycie Lambert was named the Pell City Kiwanis Teacher of the Month for January. Lambert, a vocational agriculture teacher, received a special award certificate and $100 that she can use in her classroom. She received the award at a recent Pell City Kiwanis lunc…