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Sean of the South returns to Columbiana

On Saturday evening Aug. 28, Sean Dietrich, known and loved as Sean of the South to many, performed ...

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Columbiana Tractor moves to Westover

Chris Mundy and Jeff Adams, managing partners of Columbiana Tractor, made the decision to relocate their tractor sales ...

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A first-class gala for Vincent’s retiring CSM Mary Kyser

Command Sergeant Major (R) Mary Kyser is now retired from the United States Army and Vincent Middle High ...

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BLOOM offers future mothers information on birthing process

Heather Felder knows firsthand what it is to need emotional and informational support during one of the most ...


Shannon Jones battles back from stage four cancer

“I found out on 9-19-19, two days after my 44th birthday.” Shannon Jones, local store owner and coach ...


The magic of Main Street

America is full of small towns, but I’m convinced I live in the best one.

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The gratification of being a local bus driver

In the spring of the same year, I heard about an event called the School Bus Rodeo. I ...


Iron Works volunteers bring a taste of Amish country

Historical Society Volunteers Bonnie Schrader, and Paula Zabransky run the Country Store at the historical Shelby Iron Works ...


Wilsonville invites the community to celebrate

The Wilsonville Library is the hub of holiday activity for its small community this year. Their ultimate mission, ...

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Thanksgiving Reality

I am thankful all year long for so many things, but I am most thankful for Thanksgiving Day.

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New JROTC leadership named at Vincent Middle High School

The Army JROTC program at Vincent Middle High School is respected community-wide and well known for teaching students ...

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CMS Student Body Responds to the Love of Maddie Howard

The air was full of Wildcat Pride at the Homecoming pep rally for Columbiana Middle School on Thursday, ...

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Vincent’s JROTC instructor retires to pursue a dream

Do you remember your dreams at 5 years old? Major Stanley Murrell, the senior instructor for the JROTC ...

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Local true crime podcast grows following

Did you know the first murder trial in America happened in the year 1800? Two Shelby County women, ...


Pumpkin kids add to fall feel in Columbiana

It was 10 years ago when Leigh Langley, owner of the Columbiana Barber Shop on Main Street, was ...

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