Opinion

On musing

Years ago churches recorded their pastors’ sermons on reel-to-reel tape, then later on cassettes. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Hurdling obstacles to play

Organized sports in the year 2020 is no easy task. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Mims.

It’s nice to see some normalcy

In the last week, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t disappeared, but it feels to have dissipated slightly with the return to school and sports as a ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

What a fellowship, what a joy divine

“Back-to-school” was always a sad time for me as a child. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

U.S. Senate elections could have big consequences for Alabama

While all of the focus for the fall election is on the race for the president, the battle for the United States Senate is brewing ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Paws for a worthy cause

A festive event fit for Louisville, Kentucky’s Churchill Downs will unfold nearly 400 miles south of the famous racetrack—at Siluria Brewing Company in Alabaster—in just ... Read more

1 month ago by Emily Sparacino.

School starts as good as we could hope

On the surface it was different. Masks were worn, sanitizer was used and social distancing was practiced. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

A little bit of civility

I attended a denominational event in Richmond several years ago and took an extra day for sightseeing, including the Confederate White House Jefferson Davis used ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Shirley will always be a legend in Chelsea

There are people that make a difference and then there are legends. Former Chelsea Fire Chief Wayne Shirley will always be a legend to the ... Read more

1 month ago by Alec Etheredge.

Fast-acting first responders save a life

Our children are one of the most important aspects of our lives. We care for them, we love them and we don’t want any harm ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Teaching students God’s way, not the world’s way

I saw Carl a few years ago after not having seen him for a long time. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Costly fight to resolve problems with Alabama’s corrections system

As is most states, Alabama is suffering under the weight of the pandemic and the ensuing high unemployment it has brought. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: We want the best for our kids

Few things are as important as our children’s education. That’s why the decision parents must make regarding their kids as we near the beginning of ... Read more

2 months ago by Scott Mims.

As a local paper, we need your support

Like most businesses and people during the COVID-19 pandemic, local newspapers and journalists are struggling, including us at the Shelby County Reporter. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Legislature must address repeat violent felons with changes

In the past year, we have seen what happens when our justice system fails and violent felons are let out of jail only to commit ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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