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A Unified Vision

Pell City schools setting example with workforce development Story by Graham Hadley Photos courtesy of Pell City School System When it comes to preparing high school students for entry into the workforce, the Pell City School System is doing everything it can to stack the odds in its students’ favor. Part of that process is […]

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Alabama Bicentennial

Alabama Humanities launches Bicentennial exhibit in Moody Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Michael Callahan Forward thinking and a prompt application helped St. Clair County become the first stop for the 18-month tour of Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit, an impressive blend of state history, culture and humanities. After its debut in Montgomery […]

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O Canada

Wonder of Canadian Rockies fulfills ‘bucket list’ for Pell City group Story and photos by Carol Pappas Submitted photos from Friends Bound for New Horizons I heard the phrase so often along the way, the name just stuck. It was indeed a “bucket list” trip, the descriptor made famous by the 2007 Rob Reiner film […]

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A new generation

Cooperative effort key to training skilled labor force Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Michael Callahan and Graham Hadley In this technological and professional age, it is easy for students — and parents and teachers — to focus heavily on high-profile skills involving computers, programming, electronics and web design or to place students on narrow […]

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Iola Roberts

A 60-Year Legacy Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Photos courtesy Pell City Library Archives Iola Roberts Elementary seems more of a tradition than simply a school. And its namesake would probably applaud that notion. After all, Miss Iola Roberts more than earned her name on the school that has since seen […]

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