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Sports column: Dedication is the foundation

The title of this column might sound a little misleading because it could easily be implied that I ...


It’s trick or treat, not tricks posing as treats

Halloween is probably one of the best times of the year, especially when you're a kid. Getting to ...


Sports column: The Homecoming call beckons

Thursday, Sept. 22 marked the first official day of the fall season. Although the Alabama weather is far ...


Sports Column: Cheer on those who cheer for everyone else

Is cheerleading a sport? Yes, the answer is an absolute yes. This seems like one of the most ...


Sports column: Under Pressure: The life of a student-athlete

At some point in time, almost everyone has attempted to play a sport. For many, a lot of ...


The ripple effect on a community

There is something special about being part of a community. It gives people a sense of pride and ...


Sports Column: Small-town football, no longer on a small scale?

High school football, there is literally nothing more American.


Sports Column: Friday Night Lights are Back

there is always one thing that both a northern and southern fall have in common, the return of ...


Summer’s bell rings, school is back

The anxiety of that last day of summer break has subsided and the first bells of the 2022 ...


Band programs create community

For many Shelby County students, school started on Aug. 11, but for band students, things began much earlier ...


Hard work rewarded

Some say it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams, but several local kids are showing that it’s ...


The importance of libraries in communities

I grew up a library kid. My core childhood memories involve me being hidden away in the library’s ...

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Column: This season won’t be the same without Frankie Crim

Standing in line for snacks and refreshments at the annual Christmas Village at the BJCC in downtown Birmingham, ...


World Games major turning point for Birmingham

Watching the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Games being broadcast on television, I couldn’t help but think ...


Shelby County ready for national attention

The opportunity is ripe for the picking in Shelby County over the next two weeks.

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