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A call from the right-wrong number

Lola Peoples has been a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Montevallo for over two decades. Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Loyacano follows his faith to find ways to serve

Larry Loyacano enjoyed a successful career in transportation management that spanned over three decades. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Post 131 awards scholarships to SCHS students

The Columbiana American Legion Post 131 and American Legion Riders have been growing their ranks these last two years and with that growth, they have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Gear up for a musical summer in Columbiana starting June 4

Among the long list of things that the COVID-19 pandemic halted last year was Columbiana’s beloved Music on Main summer concert series. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

From a Scout to the Guard: Bowen volunteers for 35-plus years

“It’s all about the soldiers, that is why I am still involved with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR),” said Mark Bowen. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Guy grows through art

Madelyn Guy is a lifelong resident of Columbiana, who can’t remember a time when she didn’t express herself through art. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Construction of Independence Hall replica underway

Tom Walker, founder and president of American Village, chartered in 1995, conceived the idea of the American Village in the late 1980s to be an ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A lesson for the birds

A 25-year veteran of her profession, Martha Bentley found that the sweet spot of her career has been teaching the gifted kids of Elvin Hill. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

American Legion post members never stop serving

American Legion Ryan Winslow Post 911 is headquartered in Hoover with about 400 members. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

McGinnis hopes to follow family’s path in law enforcement

T.J. McGinnis is a Shelby County High School senior with lots of heart when it comes to his hometown of Columbiana. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Barksdale established first storm shelter in Hoover

“After I retired, I figured I just couldn't sit around. I'm just used to helping people,” said 87-year-old Virginia Barksdale. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

New sculptures serve as unique welcome to Columbiana, Shelby County

Thanks to local artist and teacher Nelson Grice, you can now go to Columbiana and sit in the actual “County Seat” of Shelby County. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Justice shines a light on history

“I love history,” said Bill Justice. He has volunteered with the Shelby County Historical Society (SCHS) for the past 15 years. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Hobbs finds path to business after high school

Hall Hobbs, senior at Shelby County High School, has found a way to thrive in the face of what has been a tough year for ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Help comes full circle in the wake of disaster

On March 25, Ricky Harmon had been at home alone most of the day before an EF-3 tornado changed the entire landscape of his home ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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