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Helena Police do their part in helping others

While we continue to see divide among the public and police in many parts of the country, some are going above and beyond to fix ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Aniah’s Law would make state safer

It has been a tragic trend across the nation with crime rates soaring this past year. Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Tasting our words before we speak them

I was in what we used to call junior high when we visited my dad’s brothers in Indiana. Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: More than just a week

Teachers have the unique responsibility of providing education and shaping the outlook on life of children during their most formative years. Read more

7 days ago by Nathan Howell.

Reaching minorities is key during pandemic

Your willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine depends on just one thing—either you trust that it will provide some level of protection, or you don’t. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Will Alabama get to keep Congressional seat?

Next week will be important for the state of Alabama as we wait for a big announcement from the United States Census Bureau. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Moving toward a proper self-image

Lately I discovered a radio station in our area that plays the music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s—the really good music—at least in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Thanks to CASA volunteers, board for their efforts

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to thank the Board of Directors and volunteers of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: My new perspective on COVID-19

Sitting in the parking lot of the doctor’s office on Tuesday, April 22, I kept adjusting my car seat backward until I had room to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

At long last, we celebrate leadership grads

The last year has led to many ups and downs, but for one of Shelby County’s greatest traditions, there was finally an end to the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

The hardest thing we do

I used to say it was the hardest thing we do in our churches, though after a year of COVID-19, I think there might be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Bills to weaken prosecution of felons gain steam

Liberal advocacy groups have been working hard to lobby members of the Alabama Legislature to push bills this session that will weaken the criminal justice ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Mental wellness and the pandemic

Like many people, my world completely changed a year ago as COVID-19 began to rear its ugly head in the United States. Read more

3 weeks ago by Nathan Howell.

Businesses is booming and blooming in Shelby County

Just more than a year after the start of COVID-19 in Alabama and businesses are both booming and blooming this spring. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Election reforms should be passed despite economic threats

The state of Georgia is getting pushback against legislative efforts to strengthen the integrity of their elections. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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