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Spreading love and the joy of reading

The Primrose School of Meadowbrook, collected over 200 books for the foster children of Shelby County in the month of February. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Graduating foster kids deserve a strong start

The Shelby County Foster Parents Association is working early this year to make sure that eight of their graduating foster children are fully supported and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

‘Officer Woody’ makes COP organization complete

Started in December 1998, C.O.P. is an all-volunteer organization sponsored by the city of Chelsea, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Chelsea Fire and Rescue. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Easter Bunny Tea is this Saturday, March 13

The fourth annual Easter Bunny Tea will be happening at the Grande Hall in downtown Columbiana on Saturday, March 13. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Service brings sense of belonging for Kringel

For the past 20 years, William Kringel has been a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

80-year-old Dudley to bike up East Coast

One year ago, George Dudley had big plans to spend a portion of his 80th year riding his bike from Key West to Maine for ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Sewing a ministry to Morrison

“I consider it a ministry,” said 79-year-old Duffy Morrison, referring to sharing her sewing skills. Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Cancer fighter, multitasker and community helper

As the proprietor of the Corner Shoppes of Columbiana, football and baseball coach at Shelby County High School, foster family advocate and cancer fighter, Shannon ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

‘As free as a bird’

An Alabama native, Dale Neunendorf was born in Greenville. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

CMS garden will grow educational opportunities

Olivia Snyder is in her first year of teaching at Columbiana Middle School. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vansant no stranger to fishing, strong work ethic

Ava Vansant is not your average teenage girl. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

A veteran serving veterans

Brian Crawford enjoyed a prosperous 35-year management career in the commercial banking and credit union industries. Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Treat a furry friend to a ‘Cup of Love’

The Best Friends of Shelby Humane is a group of volunteers in the Hoover area that have made it their mission to make a difference ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Colley is a volunteer at heart

Since retirement, a great deal of 73-year-old Patsy Colley’s time and energy goes into volunteering. At the center of her interests is her work with ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

SCAC hosts the Helen Keller Art Show

The 21st annual Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama was hosted for the first time by one of its sponsors, The Shelby County Arts Council.  ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

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