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A great escape during a tough time

If you are looking for a serene place to escape to during what has been a stressful four months across Shelby County, look no further ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Unemployment rate drop gives hope for economic recovery

Back in April, the Alabama unemployment rate was 13.8 % as the state was in the beginning stages of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses were closed ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

God is in the business of changing hearts

Some skate-boarders discovered our church parking lot, and some young men our basketball goal, and this is fine. I’m glad we can share with them ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Be respectful, not judgmental about masks

This month I’m going to (gasp!) wade into some potentially controversial subject matter during this seemingly never-ending pandemic in which we find ourselves. Read more

4 days ago by Scott Mims.

It’s nice to see camaraderie

The longer we live in Shelby County, the less amazed we should feel for the strong sense of community and comradery that the 200,000-plus residents ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

General election results won’t be a surprise

We are now less than five months from the presidential general election on Nov. 3 and the table is set for the ballots. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

The proper way to deal with all of our anger

An old adage is that anger is one only letter away from danger. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Newly installed historical marker timely

Dear Editor, An Equal Justice Initiative historical marker recognizing victims of an 1889 double lynching now stands in downtown Montevallo at the corner of Main ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Ranked at the top

Every year, our company publishes the Shelby County Visitors + Newcomers Guide, a magazine filled with helpful information for residents and visitors alike, from recreational ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Emily Sparacino.

Needed conversations happen across Shelby County

More than two weeks after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, amid continued protests, much needed conversations are starting to happen at the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

The steps to living by absolute truths

I shared with a friend that I’d received a request to write a 750-word article for a denominational magazine called “Standing on Truths: The Case for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Another Alabama law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty

With all that the nation and state have been through recently, what we cannot forgot is another tragic murder of an Alabama police officer this ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Summer brings opportunities to get out and about

The COVID-19 shutdown has been challenging in a number of ways. The number of cases and deaths continues to rise, many have lost jobs or ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Spread a cheerful message to someone new

While the death of George Floyd didn’t happen in Shelby County and while protesting hasn’t yet hit the area, it doesn’t mean we aren’t all ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Pastors should show leadership in their role

Christian tradition says the Apostle Peter was pastor of the Christian church in Rome. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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