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A passionate effort to make Shelby County the best

Walking through the new county service’s building off U.S. 280 and Dunnavant Valley Road alongside County Manager Chad ...


Murrell an example of determination

When I started reading community columnist Kathy Copeland’s story about Maj. Stanley Murrell retiring from teaching, I was ...


Biden Administration Attempts to Suppress Parents Efforts to Address School System Politics

Every week the President Joe Biden’s administration makes another decision that raises questions about its commitment to protect ...

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Column: One game shows the importance of sports in our world

Playing for a fallen former teammate, lifting one another up during moments of heartbreak for both teams in ...


Finding the balance of social media

The social media age is here, and it is here to stay. Whether we love it or hate ...


In Shelby County, community is family

Since I began working for Shelby County Newspapers, there’s been something that has stood out to me more ...


Is it unspiritual to put God to the test?

It was a bit unsettling to get her message on Facebook.


Tragic murder of officer shows need for new law

This past week there were three police officers shot in Alabama in less than 24 hours. Tragically, Sheffield ...


Buck Creek Festival, Alabaster Jubilee brighten faces

As rubber ducks made their way over the dam’s waterfall and raced down Buck Creek in Helena, smiling ...


Thank you for the at-home feeling

Since I was in the fifth grade, I always wanted to work for the news. I remember the ...


How Jesus set the perfect example of being a leader

I sat with an interviewing group a few years ago and fielded a bevy of questions. One caught ...


Biden Administration policies will have an impact on next year’s elections in Alabama

As we begin to approach year end, 2022 will bring some big elections to Alabama.


The kids are (going to be) alright

After Mayor Nix reversed the policy entitling the Junior Mayor/President of the MJCC to a seat at the ...


Leaders must circumvent options for COVID patients

As the pandemic continues around the Nation, one highly-effective medication for those that have already contracted COVID-19 is ...


The choices we make

It was a short encounter that in retrospect didn’t make a lot of sense.

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