Jan Griffey, Author at Shelby County Reporter


Action by concerned citizen leads to man’s attempted rape arrest

Thanks to the quick action of a concerned citizen, a Columbiana man is in jail, facing $1 million bond and an attempted first-degree rape charge. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:33 pm


Johnny Ray’s plans to ‘test the waters’ in Columbiana

The Columbiana City Council gave its OK to a business license for a Miranda Carter, owner of Johnny Ray's in Chelsea, who wants a six-month ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:01 pm


Bachus reflects on 20 years in office

On Sept. 18, 2008, U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., found himself in a hastily called evening meeting in the conference room of then-Speaker of the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, December 23, 2013 9:15 am


Samaniego to run for Shelby County Sheriff

John Samaniego, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy since 2003, is expected to announce he is a candidate for Shelby County Sheriff. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, October 11, 2013 10:16 am


Woman assaulted in Columbiana home

A woman was assaulted in her home on Main Street in Columbiana over the weekend. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:27 pm


Columbiana council votes 4-2 to appoint new clerk

The Columbiana City Council on Tuesday evening approved the appointment of Mark Frey as Columbiana city clerk and treasurer with a 4-2 vote. The move ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:49 pm


Scott Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Walk May 4

Scott Armstrong packed a lot of life into his 40 years on this earth and left behind a bevy of lifelong buddies who will never ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 19, 2013 3:43 pm


Calera I-65 exit 228 northbound closing Monday

Exit 228 northbound to I-65 in Calera will be closed for six to eight weeks beginning Monday, April 22, said Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:09 am


More cases of rabies found near Columbiana

Three more positive cases of rabies have been found in raccoons in the Columbiana area. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:22 pm


Chelsea teen killed in April 6 crash

A Chelsea teen was killed April 6 about three miles north of Columbiana in a car crash. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, April 7, 2013 12:51 pm


Spring events are just around the corner

Spring has sprung and everyone’s datebook will be filling up quickly. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 1:57 pm


Dog tests positive for rabies near Columbiana

A dog, located near County Road 61 in Columbiana, about three miles due west of the 4-H Center, has tested positive for the variety of ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:16 pm


Two arrested after baby burned in meth lab

A 56-year-old Wilsonville man and a 29-year-old Shelby woman have been charged after a one-year-old child suffered critical burns from drain cleaner in what law ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, March 15, 2013 5:04 pm


Profile: Beating the odds

Sara Shirley sees a light at the end of the tunnel, and after almost a decade of involvement as either a volunteer or an employee ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00 pm


Digital equipment at work at Columbiana vet clinic

Columbiana’s own Shelbiana Animal Clinic is home to one of the area’s first digital radiograph — also known as x-ray — machines. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, March 8, 2013 4:26 pm

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