Community Columnists

‘As free as a bird’

An Alabama native, Dale Neunendorf was born in Greenville. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

CMS garden will grow educational opportunities

Olivia Snyder is in her first year of teaching at Columbiana Middle School. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vansant no stranger to fishing, strong work ethic

Ava Vansant is not your average teenage girl. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

A veteran serving veterans

Brian Crawford enjoyed a prosperous 35-year management career in the commercial banking and credit union industries. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Treat a furry friend to a ‘Cup of Love’

The Best Friends of Shelby Humane is a group of volunteers in the Hoover area that have made it their mission to make a difference ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Colley is a volunteer at heart

Since retirement, a great deal of 73-year-old Patsy Colley’s time and energy goes into volunteering. At the center of her interests is her work with ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

SCAC hosts the Helen Keller Art Show

The 21st annual Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama was hosted for the first time by one of its sponsors, The Shelby County Arts Council.  ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Long-awaited Pine Mountain Preserve project begins

After a 14-year wait on economic recovery, lot inventory correction, working out maps, permits, and legal guidelines, Westover is excited to announce the kicking off ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Adopting a senior dog or cat can have its benefits

Australian Jewish and Israeli philosopher Martin Buber said, “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

SCAC holds gallery opening for juried art show

On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 21, a small group of artists and locals showed up to the Shelby County Art’s Council to celebrate the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Miles always finds a way to help others

“I was raised to always help people if they needed help,” said Judy Miles, who for the past 20 years has been a member of ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mann has touched the lives of hundreds

Josephine “Joe” Mann is a recipient of both a long life and a good life. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Community gives blood to support Wilder

Our county seat of Columbiana is proof that when a town comes together to support someone they love, they can do amazing things. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Palmer spends his retirement serving others

“I was looking for something to do after retiring. I got tired of being at home all of the time, cutting grass, and fishing,” said ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Local anglers finding their niche

“They are learning life lessons about relationships, teamwork, and how to preserve the future for the rest of us.” Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

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