Springville residents are welcomed and invited to Christmas In July at Gargus Market on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The market is located at 38277 U.S. 231 near Whitney Junction and Highway 11. There are more than 30 vendors setting up so far.  Santa will be coming by in his summer…

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well. Did you guys have a good week and weekend? 

Mater is an 8-year-old neutered male shepherd mix senior dog. He is sweet, friendly and outgoing and loves to go for a walk. He will make a great buddy for someone looking for a medium-sized canine companion. Mater’s adoption fee is $25, which covers his vaccines, worming and microchip. 

The annual Tunes Around Town at the courthouse square in Ashville took place Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Ashville High Band Boosters, with proceeds going to the band. There were inflatables for kids, booths lined along the square, food and musical entertainment. A fireworks disp…

Alabama's back to school sales tax holiday is coming up.  It begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, and lasts until midnight Sunday, July 21.  It includes typical school supplies, clothes, some electronics and items needed for extra-curricular activities.

The Steele Fourth of July celebration was held last week with many in attendance. A car show was held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. From 3-9 p.m., there were inflatables for the kids while music was presented by the group Still Kickin’. The night ended with a huge fireworks display.

The Springville Museum and Archives will host the June meeting of the St. Clair Historical Society. The speaker will be Terri Hicks, St. Clair County representative of the Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance.  Everyone interested in St. Clair County history is invited to attend the meetin…

Hello everyone. I hope this finds you well. I hope everyone had a good Father’s Day. I ran the Barbarian Challenge Saturday, and I want to talk about that. It was six miles, about 30 obstacles. It was held at Noccalula Falls.

Kitty is a 4-year-old black female cat. She is a sweet and loving girl who has been in the center for three months. She would just love to come home with you today! Her adoption fee has been partially sponsored, so she is available for an adoption fee of just $40 with an approved adoption ap…

Barney is a 2-year-old Heeler/Husky mix male dog. He is very sweet, on the smaller side at just 36 pounds. He walks well on a leash, very friendly and outgoing. He will make a great buddy for someone looking for a medium-sized canine companion. Apollo’s adoption fee is $125, which covers his…

Take a look at your to-do lists from the last few days. How do you feel about how they were organized and what you accomplished? Does simply looking at the length of the list give you a headache?

Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well. This column almost didn’t happen. It’s actually due by Monday and here it is Tuesday at 6 a.m., and I am texting asking if it’s too late.

Congratulations to Springville Fire Chief Richard Harvey, who was presented his Master InVest Coin (to go along with his Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Coins) at a recent meeting of the St. Clair Fire & EMS Association. This is the culmination of training that began with his completion…

Monty is a 4-month-old male black lab mix puppy. He is a sweet and calm puppy and would make a great companion for your family. His adoption fee is $125, which includes vaccinations, worming, microchip and mandatory neutering.

Springfest will be this Saturday, May 18, from 3-9 p.m. at Big Springs Park on Main Street. The event is sponsored by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce.  There will be free events with live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Come on out and join in the fun.