Shelby County Reporter ~ Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your offices located?

The Shelby County Reporter office is located at 115 North Main Street in Columbiana, Alabama.

How often does the Shelby County Reporter publish?

The Shelby County Reporter is a weekly newspaper that publishes every Wednesday morning.

Where can I get a copy of the newspaper?

Copies of the paper can picked up at any of our 130 newsstands and 40 dealers located throughout Shelby County. For more information about where you can pick up a copy of the paper, call the Shelby County Reporter circulation manager at 669-3131 or send an e-mail to mailto:MaryJo.Eskridge@shelbycountyreporter.com

How do I subscribe to the newspaper?

Access information about pricing and order a subscription to the Shelby County Reporter by clicking on the Subscribe button in the main menu on the left side of the screen.

What are the deadlines for submitting something to the paper?

News tips:

News – 5 p.m. on Friday for the best chance of publication in the following week’s Wednesday paper.

Sports – Noon on Friday for the best chance of publication in the following week’s Wednesday paper.

Calendar listings:

Noon on Friday for the best chance of publication in the following week’s Wednesday paper.

Social announcements:

Noon on Friday for the best chance of publication in the following week’s Wednesday paper.

Classifieds:

Noon on Monday for publication in the following Wednesday’s paper.

Legal ads:

10 a.m. on Monday for publication in the following Wednesday’s paper.

Display ads:

5 p.m. on Friday for publication in the following Wednesday’s paper.

How do I submit a letter to the editor?

Submit a letter to the editor by clicking on the Letters to the Editor link in the main menu on the left side of the screen.

How do I submit a news tip?

We welcome news tips and suggestions from our readers. You can submit an idea or story by using our online web from. Forms are accessible within their specific categories. For example, news tips can be submitted by clicking on the “submit your own news” link within the news section of the site. There are “submit your own” links also available in sports, sports calendar, events calendar, announcements, business news, recipes, and blogs.

How can I get a death notice or obituary published in the paper?

Basic death notices run free of charge in the Shelby County Reporter. However, only death notices submitted by funeral homes will be accepted.

A flat publication charge of $25 will apply to any obituaries (up to 40 lines) other than basic death notices. An additional charge of 50 cents per line will apply to obituaries exceeding 40 lines. Only obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be accepted.

Photos may be included with death notices and obituaries for a flat charge of $35.

How do I submit an event for a calendar listing?

Church happenings, community events and nonprofit activities may be listed in the newspaper’s calendar free of charge. Calendar submissions can be e-mailed to mailto:calendar@shelbycountyreporter.com, called in at 205-669-3131 or faxed at 205-669-4217. You may also submit your calendar event by using our online form available in the “calendar” section of the website, or by calling our office at 205-669-3131.

How do I submit a social announcement?

Engagements and marriage announcements run free of charge.

Wedding anniversary announcements run free of charge for anniversaries of 25 years or more.

Birthday announcements run free of charge for children 12 and under and adults 80 and over.

You may submit announcements via our online form available in the “announcements” section of the website.

How do I advertise in the paper?

Classified ads: You may use our online “AdOwl” system to place your ad. You can reach the AdOwl by clicking on the “Place a Classified Ad” link located in the Classifieds section of the website or in the main menu on the left side of the screen under “shopping.” You may also contact our classified advertising department by e-mail: mailto:classifieds@shelbycountyreporter.com or by phone: 205-669-3133.

Public notices: Submit public notices by e-mail: mailto:legals@shelbycountyreporter.com or fax at 205-669-4217.

Display advertising: Click on the “advertise” link in the main menu on the left side of the screen to locate and contact the marketing representative that serves your area. You may also call our office at 205-669-3131