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Local artist brightens learning spaces at Elvin Hill, Wilsonville elementary schools

Thanks to recent commissions fulfilled by local artist Trina Miller, two of the Columbiana area elementary schools have started off the year with a splash ... Read more

10 hours ago by Alec Etheredge.

Shelby County cross country team hopes to host own events

Individuals with ATVs and small trailers would especially be welcome due to the location of the trail. Bring work gloves, chainsaws, wood chippers, loppers, rakes, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

What exactly is the Delta variant?

Compared to the original strain, people infected with the new strain—called 614G—have higher viral loads in their nose and throat, though they don’t seem to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Celebrating the arts and so much more

“I love all 808 square miles of Shelby County. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” These were the words of Shelby County Arts Council ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Cycling couple raises nearly $20K for St. Jude

George and Judy Dudley cycled 2,149 miles through 15 states to raise money for a worthy cause. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Cycling couple raises nearly $20K for St. Jude

There are probably very few people who have not heard of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Celebrating the arts and so much more

“I love all 808 square miles of Shelby County. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t wait too late to downsize

The important point about downsizing is to do it before encountering a situation that forces you to do it. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Elvin Hill PTO, community create new oasis

By SASHA JOHNS / Community Columnist The Elvin Hill Elementary Wildcats of the Columbiana school system have a new space to help them chill out ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Easing back into normalcy easier said than done

Summer arrived officially on June 20. Alabamians geared up for the heat and humidity that accompanies the season. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Dudley celebrates 80th by cycling to Maine

Since 2019, George Dudley has been planning and training for a bicycle ride from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine to celebrate making it to ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

The amazing spirit of our volunteers

Led by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living, May was recognized as Older Americans Month. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

The Hot Tamales to perform at SCAC Aug. 21

On Aug. 21, Jan D. Hunter and Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, the dynamic duo known as the Hot Tamales, will take the stage at the Grande ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Lending a hand to those truly in need

From 2000 through 2005, Britt Engineering Associates Inc. owner Frank Britt helped to finance the 501c3 nonprofit called Skilled Knowledgeable Youth (SKY) missions to Honduras. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Arts Council fundraising luncheon is Aug. 21

The three women’s clubs of Columbiana are back to business after missing a year of events, and they want supporters of the Shelby County Arts ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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