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Miles always finds a way to help others

“I was raised to always help people if they needed help,” said Judy Miles, who for the past 20 years has been a member of ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mann has touched the lives of hundreds

Josephine “Joe” Mann is a recipient of both a long life and a good life. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Community gives blood to support Wilder

Our county seat of Columbiana is proof that when a town comes together to support someone they love, they can do amazing things. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Palmer spends his retirement serving others

“I was looking for something to do after retiring. I got tired of being at home all of the time, cutting grass, and fishing,” said ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Local anglers finding their niche

“They are learning life lessons about relationships, teamwork, and how to preserve the future for the rest of us.” Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

In memory of Chad Nichols

The Shelby County RSVP and Positive Maturity is saddened to announce that a key member of the RSVP team has passed. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Christmas cheer for a beloved Wildcat

One of Shelby’s most loved had a special outpouring of Christmas cheer this month from her community. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Changing the world, one mask at a time

“My earliest memory of serving my community is as a teenager assisting with the production of a Christmas program at First Baptist Alton Church where ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

H.O.P.E. Garden true to its name

Since 2012, the H.O.P.E. Garden has become an established program that has done exactly what its name implies—it gives hope. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Doing what they love

“I’ve traveled a lot through work. I’ve been in almost every state in the country, Canada and Alaska,” said 85-year-old West Virginia native Carma Domokos. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Raines helps people through fundraisers

Pamela Raines, 63, was born in Seattle, Washington at Fort Lawton during her father’s time in the U.S. Navy. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

5k event helps grow families through adoption

Last January, Joel Dixon hosted the very first Forging Families 5k to help friends fund their adoption through an organization called Sacred Selections. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

4-H Center to host Winter Festival Dec. 5

Dec. 5 is shaping up to be a great day to visit the Columbiana area in Shelby County. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

A lifetime marked by service

Dorothy “Dot” Lucas has spent her entire life in her birthplace of Dry Valley, Alabama. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

SCAC to host Holiday Artist Market

On Dec. 5, the Shelby County Arts Council plans to host their annual Holiday Artist Market in Columbiana. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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