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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, ...

Beth Chapman

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 ...


Tim Spanjer’s art brings fun exhibit to Shelby County Arts Council

Tim Spanjer believes that fine art can be fun art too. His traveling exhibit poplectic—which is currently showing ...

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Westover approves school site option in Pine Mountain Preserve

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the regularly scheduled Westover City Planning Commission meeting, the main topic of discussion ...


Local artist brightens learning spaces at Elvin Hill, Wilsonville elementary schools

Thanks to recent commissions fulfilled by local artist Trina Miller, two of the Columbiana area elementary schools have ...


Shelby County cross country team hopes to host own events

Individuals with ATVs and small trailers would especially be welcome due to the location of the trail. Bring ...

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What exactly is the Delta variant?

Compared to the original strain, people infected with the new strain—called 614G—have higher viral loads in their nose ...

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Celebrating the arts and so much more

“I love all 808 square miles of Shelby County. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” These were ...

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Cycling couple raises nearly $20K for St. Jude

George and Judy Dudley cycled 2,149 miles through 15 states to raise money for a worthy cause.

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