Opinion

Another Alabama law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty

With all that the nation and state have been through recently, what we cannot forgot is another tragic murder of an Alabama police officer this ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Summer brings opportunities to get out and about

The COVID-19 shutdown has been challenging in a number of ways. The number of cases and deaths continues to rise, many have lost jobs or ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Spread a cheerful message to someone new

While the death of George Floyd didn’t happen in Shelby County and while protesting hasn’t yet hit the area, it doesn’t mean we aren’t all ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Pastors should show leadership in their role

Christian tradition says the Apostle Peter was pastor of the Christian church in Rome. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama history shows citizens support each other

As we look back over the past three months, it has been some of the most difficult times we have seen in Alabama history. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: This year’s graduates will get us back on track

After reading through several graduation stories this week following in-person graduations for all seven schools in the Shelby County School system it hit me; our ... Read more

1 month ago by Alec Etheredge.

Thankful for the ultimate sacrifice

It seemed lonelier this year. Loved ones roamed cemeteries by themselves, services were either canceled or allowed limited attendance. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Living between Habakkuk and Romans

We brought church leaders together to decide a way forward, as many congregations are doing these days. One leader earlier told me plainly, “I’m depressed.” Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

State on lookout for unemployment fraud claims

Just four months ago, Alabama enjoyed some of its lowest unemployment in state history with all sectors of the economy strong. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: A business model of doing good

Make no mistake about it—we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

1 month ago by Scott Mims.

Congrats to the Class of 2020

Have we ever been so surprised when something happened exactly when it was supposed to? Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t give up in prayer

I agreed to their free offer lately and viewed several “murder and mayhem” episodes featuring Charles Manson, Susan Smith, Heidi Fleiss, Scott Peterson and Joran ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Federal coronavirus relief funds create Alabama leadership dispute

During Gov. Kay Ivey’s two terms as state treasurer and six years as lieutenant governor, she developed a close relationship with state legislators. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Upholding a tradition

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many groups to change, postpone or cancel previously scheduled events out of an abundance of caution under current public health ... Read more

2 months ago by Emily Sparacino.

With openings, most vulnerable need protection

Gov. Kay Ivey opened up more of Alabama’s economy this past week, allowing restaurants, bars, gyms, salons and churches in the state to open back ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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