Community Columnists

Spreading art and saving lives

Delores Bates has shared her love of art by teaching the skill to others. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Riding for a reason

The Columbiana American Legion has several branches that comprise Post 131. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Pearce: Bible study ‘made a better person out of me’

A past member of Columbiana First Baptist Church for more than 40 years, Judy Pearce was a choir member and taught Sunday School. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

People are getting on the road again

Although it didn’t feel much like it, March 21 marked the official start of the spring season. For many, it is one of the most ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Shelby County 8U All Stars playing in Tournament of Champions

Columbiana has a team of pint-sized athletes that are having one of the most awesome summers ever thanks to their hard work in the local ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

White left behind a 104-year legacy

It’s a rare thing for a community to have one of its best members live to see more than a century of change, but that ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Columbiana Main Street plans mural project

Columbiana’s Main Street organization has come out of the pandemic reinvigorated, reorganized and ready to make big strides in the revitalization of their charming town. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Williams sheds light on family trees

For the past 20 years, Northport native Pauline Williams has used her skill as a librarian as a service missionary for the Church of Jesus ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Gallery features quilts, found materials sculptures

The EBSCO Fine Arts Gallery, housed in the Shelby County Arts building in Columbiana, is currently showing a powerful exhibit by artists Yvonne Wells and ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

The magic of connecting

The lens we choose to view life through greatly impacts our actions toward others and our environment. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Kirker inspired to help hospitalized children

Inspired through Tommy, her spouse of 19 years, a member of The Shriners, Barbara Kirker has been a member of Daughters of the Nile (DON) ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vignette Club gearing up for return of Miss Shelby County

For over 30 years, the Miss Shelby County pageant has offered the young women of Alabama the opportunity to win significant funds for their education. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

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