Rachel Raiford, Author at Shelby County Reporter

Columns

Growing with grief

I wanted to share this with all of you because even in the overwhelming moments of sadness, love is persevering. Intense loss means that there ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Friday, June 21, 2024 4:22 pm

280 Reporter

North Shelby Baptist Church treats kids to fun activities at VBS

Children get to play games, make crafts and hear bible stories each day. North Shelby is taking a hands-on approach to teaching the theme’s curriculum. ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Thursday, June 20, 2024 10:33 am

280 Reporter

Liberty Baptist entertains children with Scuba themed VBS

This year’s Scuba theme not only brought bright and vibrant decorations to the annual program but also an enlightening message on how to “dive into ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Monday, June 17, 2024 6:27 pm

Columbiana

Quilts from across the south on display at Shelby County Arts Council

Quilts from the Alabama chapter of Quilts are currently on display at the Shelby County Arts Council’s EBSCO Fine Art Gallery until Saturday, June 29. Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Monday, June 17, 2024 6:16 pm

280 Main Story

Dates set for annual Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market

On Saturday, June 3 at 8 a.m. the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market will kick off its summer season. Each Saturday morning, residents gather in the ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Thursday, May 30, 2024 4:36 pm

280 Reporter

Graduation across Shelby County

Across the county, students in the class of 2024 completed the final step in their high school careers– graduation! The classes held smiles on their ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3:06 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo High School celebrates graduating class during commencement

On Monday, May 20, 114 students in Montevallo High School’s class of 2024 held smiles on their faces as they walked into McChesney Student Activity ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Thursday, May 23, 2024 1:13 pm

Calera

Pelham, Calera officers participate in Special Olympics torch run

Led by a trail of law enforcement vehicles, officers from the Pelham and Calera Police Departments ran in this year’s Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10:25 am

Helena

Helena Public Library to host summer reading program

To encourage students to keep reading, the library is offering prizes for the cumulative number of books read over time. Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Monday, May 20, 2024 8:42 am

Columbiana

Shelby County Arts Council receives award for community efforts

The Shelby County Arts Council was recently awarded with the Stand for the Arts Award. Select arts organizations across the country are awarded with a ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:10 pm

Alabaster Reporter

Daughters of the American Revolution chapter to hold grave marking ceremony

On Saturday, May 18 the David Lindsay chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a grave marking ceremony in honor of their ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 3:41 pm

Alabaster Main Story

Alabaster library to install story walks at elementary schools

The Albert L. Scott Library is set to install story walks at both of Alabaster’s elementary schools thanks to two grants from state representatives. Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 9:33 am

280 Reporter

Chelsea Community Center to host annual craft fair

The Chelsea Community Center is set to host its annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, April 27. Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Monday, April 22, 2024 4:34 pm

Alabaster Main Story

Alabaster to host annual City Wide Spring Yard Sale

Alabaster’s annual City Wide Spring Yard Sale is just around the corner and will bring with it another chance for local residents to browse through ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:26 pm

Events

Furry friends get outside for Pelham’s annual Paws in the Park

By RACHEL RAIFORD | Staff Writer  PELHAM – It was a warm, sunny day as Pelham residents walked their pups into Pelham City Park for ... Read more

by Rachel Raiford, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 4:07 pm

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