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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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: County Chief: For 26 years Alex Dudchock has painted a vision for Shelby County

Mid-afternoon for Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock generally looks like answering emails and looking at reports, but invite him into a meeting at that time ... Read more

8 months ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: Our pleasure: Three decades of Shelby County’s first Chick-fil-A

By GRAHAM BROOKS Mark Meadows wears a number of different hats as the saying goes, but on this particular day, he’s traded in his business ... Read more

8 months ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: Juvenile Judge Jim Kramer: Their best chance

Cloaked in a black robe with his glasses on the bridge of his nose, Juvenile Court Judge Jim Kramer sits behind a mahogany desk on ... Read more

8 months ago by Alec Etheredge.

PROFILE: Stevie McGinnis is doing more at Vincent Middle High School than what meets the eye

“It’s just good to have a job you really like and care about, and the people I work with make my job a whole lot ... Read more

8 months ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: Retirees: Giving hearts

For Bernice Griffith, Gloria Hudson and Calvin Gunn, giving back to their communities has become a way of life. Each of these retirees are different, ... Read more

8 months ago by Briana Harris.

PROFILE: Mark Sanders’ road of opportunity

By Graham Brooks Sounds from the Burns and Allen Comedy Show of the 1940s can be heard coming from the speakers of a 2010 Toyota ... Read more

8 months ago by Madoline Markham.

PROFILE: Alleluia Acres Heritage Farm: Farming on faith

Nestled below a steep hill just over two miles from Alabaster, a circular sign marks Alleluia Acres Heritage Farm just off Shelby County 26. Read more

8 months ago by Scott Mims.

PROFILE: Birmingham’s go-to guy for firewood delivers it himself

“I would see trucks go by, Two Men and a Truck or whatever, and I said, ‘Hell, why not One Man and a Load of ... Read more

8 months ago by Stephen Dawkins.

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