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Bradstreet boasts background in military, education

Ron Bradstreet was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Reports.

McDaniel serves fellow veterans in leadership roles

Tom McDaniel is a native of Miami, Florida. At age 21, he joined the Army and worked as an Operator Specialist at his duty station, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Jackson receives Future Leaders scholarship

“It makes me feel extremely grateful and blessed,” Equashia Jackson said as she described the scholarship that will allow her to attend the University of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Veterans of the Week: The Fallen

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Armstrong a man of selflessness, faith

As tax commissioner for the past 15 years, Don Armstrong’s commitment to service to his fellow man extends beyond his interest in looking out for ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Veteran of the Week: Ensign Ward Wharton McFarland

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Ensign Ward Wharton McFarland as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Columbiana American Legion to place flags on graves Saturday

Every year, the Columbiana chapter of the American Legion, known as Post 131, honors the fallen by placing flags on the graves of their own. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

A display of radical kindness

It has been said that tough times don’t build character, they reveal it. During this difficult time, we see countless examples of kindness and compassion. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Winters reflects on his life’s adventures

“I’ve had some amazing adventures up to this point in my life,” said 56-year-old Derek Winters Sr. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Veteran of the Week: Private First Class Evelyn Janet Curry (Perry)

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Private First Class Evelyn Janet Curry as Veteran of the Week,” American ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Roasting of Joel Dixon sparks community fun

It all started back in March during the first weeks of quarantine when just like everyone else, the community of Columbiana was staying at home ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Local DJ cruises through Columbiana for a cause

“Little towns can do big things when we all work together,” Renee Wilder said. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Teachers, students try to maintain balance in the classroom

During Spring 2020’s at-home learning adventure, students are creating their own learning spaces and bell schedules. Planning their work, sleep, and study time, most high ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Montevallo honors community with Veteran Banner program

Around Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans’ Day, visitors to Montevallo can see the faces of sixty veterans—and counting!—who have served our country from World ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Pelham has lots to offer tennis enthusiasts

With a great family atmosphere and high quality of life, Pelham offers many amenities to its residents. And, if tennis is your racquet, then this ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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