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A furry rescue from a fiery situation

Derek Walker and wife Maria Gilbert were asleep in their house when their Great Dane Ralph started barking. Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

His eye is on the sparrow

It’s a book much in the news today, and I just plowed through it. Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Jury trials to resume after 6-month delay

Throughout the pandemic most of the Alabama state government has continued to operate. Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Will you commit to helping others complete the Census?

VOICES for Alabama’s Children consistently reports in its Alabama Kids Count Data Book that children in Shelby County have the highest level of well-being in the state. Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Destiny gets her wings

I’ve forgotten what I was going to write my column about this week. Read more

6 days ago by Scott Mims.

Remembering our American heroes

Nearly two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but many of us still remember exactly where we were and what ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

If God be with us, who can be against?

King Solomon wrote, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama lags nation in Census participation

The United States Census is starting to wind down around the country with a Sept. 30 deadline for the national population to be completed. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Cancer sucks, brings out true heroes

What would you do if you were told to make plans for your daughter’s funeral in the next week? Read more

2 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

Are we headed in the right direction?

Since March, everything has been new. Most of us haven’t experienced a pandemic like COVID-19 and all the side effects that came along with it. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Expect bigger turnout for General Election

This past week’s municipal elections in Alabama put us one step closer to the big fall General Election. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Being out of step can be a good thing

It was an embarrassing halftime show when the entire Minor High School Marching Tiger Band was out of step. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: UM does fantastic job at bringing students back

Masks covering their mouths and noses, bins of clothes and other items from home in hand, pillows and blankets thrown over their shoulders or under ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

Voter turnout disappointing during municipal elections

The combination of bad weather and COVID-19 didn’t do municipalities any favors on Tuesday, Aug. 25, as voters looked to cast their votes for mayoral ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama farmers feel economic impact of pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus has effected Alabama’s economy in all aspects from manufacturing to retail to restaurants. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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