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Sumiton will make repairs on Civic Center heating, cooling system

SUMITON - The Sumiton City Council heard Mayor Petey Ellis say Tuesday that the city will have to repair the heating and cooling system at the Civic Center, as a bid to replace it came out at over $400,000. 

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Alabama State Board of Education lowers teacher standards
The Alabama State Board of Education (ALBOE) voted to lower the passing score on the state teacher certification examination. On Tuesday, July 12, ALBOE members decided to change the previous …
Comparing two icons of freedom
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The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook
As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.It’s an even better time to think about what would happen …

Obituaries
Obituaries
Zachary Kyle Horsley
Zachary Kyle Horsley, 42, of Birmingham, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, …
Carolyn Darlene Pearce
May 24, 1960 - August 12, 2022Carolyn Darlene Pearce, 62, of Parrish, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center.The family received friends on Sunday, August 14, 2022 …
Donna J. McCandless
Donna J. McCandless, 56, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at WBMC. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571
Martha Busby
Martha Busby, 62, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at UAB Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571
Charles Kuykendall
Charles Kuykendall, 63, of Oakman, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at WBMC. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571
Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pineview Landfill must close in 2025

Saturday, February 5

Seventy years is a lifetime. After decades of calling this area home, it is sad for me to think that my kids and grandkids will only know Sumiton and Dora as where the dump is.

Thank You
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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