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PROFILE: Wonder Woman

Destiny Riekeberg’s bravery and kindness in her battle with liver cancer inspired many—and even garnered the attention of a few celebrities. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Mims.

PROFILE: Just go out and help someone

How one man never stops helping others—first through a career science and through disaster relief today. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE: All the love I have

Maplewood Lane is a second home for Shay McNeal, with a second family she cares for no matter what comes. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE: All about relationships

Scott Dillard‘s efforts are behind many new gems at the University of Montevallo, but if you bring them up, he’ll just point you to the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: An answered prayer

For many people, Lucinda Thomas is the helper they desperately need—and she embraces that role. Read more

3 weeks ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: Strong like Eli

How a Chelsea student beats the odds with faith and positivity after an accident left him with a traumatic brain injury. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE: Even in the rain

A pandemic wasn’t going to stop 83-year-old Greyson Palmer from making sure those in need were fed with food and encouragement. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE: Someone To Look Up To

You’d think a celebrity walked inside the school when School Resource Officer Sasha Lilly Knighten enters, and for good reason. Read more

4 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

PROFILE: Shelby Baptist Medical Center: Healers and hearers

As the clock strikes 10 p.m., the corridors of Shelby Baptist Medical Center are dim and isolated. Visiting hours are over, and patients are resting. ... Read more

1 year ago by Scott Mims.

PROFILE: Always welcome at Rio’s

By GRAHAM BROOKS  Crystal Hamrick is doing anything but sleeping at 11 p.m. Instead she’s racking up miles as she paces back-and-forth in Rio’s, a ... Read more

1 year ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: Katie Newton: Taking a leap of faith

As bedtime encroached Kindergarten-aged Sawyer could be found with an arts and crafts project. But his mom Katie Newton wasn’t folding clothes or prepping lunches, ... Read more

1 year ago by Briana Harris.

PROFILE: Collector’s Paradise: Take a tour of Montevallo’s Spring Creek Prop Farm

Drive past the farmland just beyond Calera Middle School on Highway 22 after dinner time, and it might look like any other hay field in ... Read more

1 year ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: Abigail Heuton lives what she says: that young people’s abilities should not be underestimated

“Everybody has a voice,” Abigail Heuton says. “It’s our job to allow the youth to have a voice because we’re going to be here in ... Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: LaKesha Williamson’s ministry is putting supplies into the hands of those who need it most

"It’s always been in me to help people, but about two years ago when we started doing a sock drive downtown at Christmas, I knew ... Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: Here’s where you’ll find kids after the final bell of the school day rings

The school day in Shelby County ends at about 3 p.m., but a whole new slate of activities awaits children at local afterschool programs immediately ... Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

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