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Local families get creative

Social distancing. It is a concept that is new to our fast-paced, highly programmed culture. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Easter: A little different in 2020

Easter. April 12, 2020. This year things might look a little different. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

A strange time for schools

The strangest Spring Break ever has taken place for the school systems of Shelby County in 2020. My teacher email fills with notifications from educational ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Veteran of the Week: Maj. George Dixon Kendley

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Major George Dixon Kendley as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Predictions tied to 2020 Census

According to the Census Bureau population projections, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Help in the hard times

I couldn’t help but smile when my community group facilitator started talking about comparing suffering to childbirth labor this Sunday. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Living your best life amidst Coronavirus

Life comes at you fast. One day you’re cheering at a little league baseball game and the next day hunkered down in isolation hoping to ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

PHS Media Arts wins numerous state awards

Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, Pelham High School’s Lit Mag staff occupies a table at Alabama Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) recent State Convention. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Campus 124 to preserve much of Valley

Nostalgia. It’s a tough emotion. Even tougher when it tugs at the heartstrings. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

UPDATE: Shelby County nears 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19

By EMILY SPARACINO | Staff Writer and ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor Numbers continue to rise as more tests come back positive for COVID-19, and ... Read more

1 week ago by Alec Etheredge.

Census 2020: Important dates and protecting privacy

From March 12-20, households began receiving official U.S. Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Veteran of the Week: Sgt. Elmer Vaiden Agee

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Sgt. Elmer Agee as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Davis shares a living history

There is a wealth of local historical knowledge among the volunteers that keep the Shelby Iron Works running, and one of those valued volunteers has ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Volunteers make their mark on Montevallo

“Montevallo is the place to make your mark!” This is more than just a tagline—it’s a way of life. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Students learn costs associated with real life

It seems that when The Shelby County Chamber brings “Keeping it Real” to Vincent Middle High School, it is raining and cold. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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