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Familiar face, generous heart

John Gaydon’s face is a familiar one at community events featuring veterans’ organizations, especially the Alabama National Cemetery (ALNC). Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

SCAC High School Juried Art Exhibit is April 24

In March of 2020, the Shelby County Arts Council was looking forward to hosting their annual Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit in their brand ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Billings caps 30-year Army career with volunteerism

After retiring from the military in 2015, James Billings was asked to write a speech for an ESGR Awards Dinner, for the former Chief of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Cochran’s creations help people around the world

For the past 15 years, Carolyn Cochran has been a member of First Baptist Church of Alabaster’s Joyful Stitchers (J.S.) sewing club. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Enjoy a day full of art on April 24

The Main Street organization in Columbiana plans to host what it hopes will be the first of an annual event that highlights both visual and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

After the storm

From the safety of my dad’s basement, I heard the infamous “train sound” of the storm blowing over the house, and my first thought was, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Jensen serves her community wherever she goes

Karen Jensen's tenure as a volunteer in the community is extensive. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Atkison spreads hope, comfort through knitting

Jeani Atkison’s volunteer role in the community has spanned several decades. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Easter Bunny Tea was a first-class event

The fourth annual Easter Bunny Tea was a huge success at the Grande Hall in downtown Columbiana Saturday, March 13. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Oestreich tirelessly volunteers in retirement

“I’ve always enjoyed volunteering. It gives me the opportunity to give back what I have been so fortunate to receive." Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Spreading love and the joy of reading

The Primrose School of Meadowbrook, collected over 200 books for the foster children of Shelby County in the month of February. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Graduating foster kids deserve a strong start

The Shelby County Foster Parents Association is working early this year to make sure that eight of their graduating foster children are fully supported and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

‘Officer Woody’ makes COP organization complete

Started in December 1998, C.O.P. is an all-volunteer organization sponsored by the city of Chelsea, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Chelsea Fire and Rescue. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Easter Bunny Tea is this Saturday, March 13

The fourth annual Easter Bunny Tea will be happening at the Grande Hall in downtown Columbiana on Saturday, March 13. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Service brings sense of belonging for Kringel

For the past 20 years, William Kringel has been a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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