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Reform payday lending, respect free market

There are four times as many payday lenders in Alabama than there are McDonald’s. I run a business for a living, so I understand the ... Read more

Knowledge alone is not enough

As I sat listening to our church pastor talk about a New Testament-era Roman governor named Felix, I found my mind drifting from the stories ... Read more

Graduates, the future is yours

Graduates, the future is yours

I was fortunate enough to have a chance to cover a few of Shelby County’s graduations last week, and I couldn’t help but think about ... Read more

Small businesses ‘heartbeat’ of county

A few years ago, the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce realized that the majority of its membership could be categorized as small business. Read more

Don’t take our public servants for granted

Don’t take our public servants for granted

In Shelby County, we are blessed to have some of the most compassionate and professional public servants in the country. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Driving into an intersection when the other road has the right of way is somewhat difficult, especially if one is driving onto a main road. Read more

Where has Christmas gone?

While out Christmas shopping today, we were listening to an old favorite of mine - Bing Crosby singing "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Read more

Support local amendment

In addition to other important matters, Shelby County voters will have an opportunity to vote on Local Amendment No. 1 in the November 4 General ... Read more

Guarantee right to carry

I have had a concealed-carry permit for over 20 years, and not once in that time have I ever had need to pull my weapon. Read more

Kids need our support

The Alabama Family Rights Association provides the presentation below for parents, educators and others to effectively deal with post-custody child rearing issues during the school ... Read more

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  2. Who’s really calling the plays?
  3. Well done, graduates
  4. County deserves representation
  5. Band, community make a statement
  6. “Being Accountable Isn’t Spineless”
  7. County deserves representation
  8. When driving is dangerous
  9. “State-Owned Liquor Stores, Entertainment Districts, Payday Loans and Overcrowded State Prisons”
  10. April is Autism Awareness Month
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