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Why our resolutions are different in 2021

It happens every year. Jan. 1 rolls around and we become determined that this year will be different. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Optimism for Alabama, nation in 2021

There will be a lot written about the year 2020 and all that occurred in this nation between the pandemic, civil unrest and the election. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Going over to the enemy camp

I remember an interesting confrontation one Sunday morning. Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Wilder ready to win round two

In my first two months of working at the Reporter, one of the first in-depth stories I worked on was a story about a 13-year-old ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Ending 2020 by being selfless

Every year, volunteers take time out of their day to lay live balsam wreaths at each gravesite in the Alabama National Cemetery, and it’s a ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Plenty to be thankful for despite difficult year

Dear editor, As 2020 comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on challenges that were unimaginable just twelve months ago. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Christmas: Time of God’s open house

The prison warden circulated a note to inmates asking for suggestions on the kind of party they'd recommend for his 25th anniversary. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Ending 2020 on the right note

It can be difficult to rebound from mountaintop experiences. Read more

1 week ago by Scott Mims.

See ya 2020, you won’t be missed

When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, we celebrated with loved ones and beyond at the turn of the decade. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

Each year, we here at the Shelby County Reporter celebrate the Christmas season by reprinting the “Dear Virginia” editorial first published in the New York ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Emily Sparacino.

State lawmakers may debate gambling again

With the Alabama Legislative Session less than 60 days away, it appears a decades long issue in the state may be back up for debate. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

What will you give for Christmas?

I remember how angry the man was. He came to our hotel one evening with a confirmation number. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Merry Christmas to all, let us rejoice

This year has brought its share of challenges. Some have lost friends and family, some have lost jobs, students and teachers have been forced into ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A somber responsibility

She was in the youth group in a church I served while in college. I see her often now since she works at a business ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Federal suit could have long-term consequences

Alabama state leaders have been working to overcome the consequences of the pandemic and the resulting economic impact. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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