Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:22 PM People/Places

Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:32 PM News

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team fell to Hoover last Friday. This week, it will face another challenge when it travels to Mountain Brook. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:36 PM Sports

Oak Mountain VS Huffman Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain has already won as many games this season as it did all of last year. Now, it travels to Vestavia Hills for a region battle. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:57 PM Sports


Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team opened region play Friday night with a convincing 33-14 win over Vestavia Hills. more

Sep 9, 2017 4:10 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Layton Dudley

The Oak Mountain High School football team will look to improve to 3-0 when it opens Class 7A, Region 3 play on Friday against Huffman. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:14 PM Sports


Photos by Todd Thompson

The Spain Park High School football team rides a wave of momentum into its region opener at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:13 PM Sports


Photos by Todd Thompson

Spain Park picked up its second win of the season in convincing fashion. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:47 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team will look to improve to 2-0. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:23 PM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High School football team relied on a constant ground game and airtight defense to knock off Chelsea 21-10 in both teams’ season opener. A special teams jolt helped too. more

Aug 26, 2017 3:45 AM Sports

Westminster School at Oak Mountain Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys and girls cross-country teams look poised for strong seasons. more

Aug 24, 2017 8:33 PM Sports

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Chelsea High Principal Wayne Trucks’ formal attire tied to luck. more

Aug 23, 2017 7:55 PM People/Places


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The rain fell and the phone rang, but Jamie Green savored the chaos on June 5. Her new business, Ruff Kutts Grooming, had finally opened after one month of intensive preparation and 17 years of experience building. more

Aug 23, 2017 7:51 PM People/Places


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Spain Park boys cross-country team aims to make a leap toward state title. more

Aug 23, 2017 4:01 PM Sports


Photo by Sam Chandler.

Oak Mountain cross-country head coach primed to begin 2nd stint with Eagles. more

Aug 23, 2017 3:58 PM Sports

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Zack Howard identifies with the words of Steve Prefontaine. As the iconic distance runner once said, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” more

Aug 23, 2017 3:55 PM Sports


Photo courtesy of Owen Bradley.

The ninth annual Autumn Equinox Ultra trail run will take place Sept. 17 at Oak Mountain State Park. more

Aug 23, 2017 3:18 PM People/Places


Photo courtesy of David Tosch.

Participants will traverse 22 of the race’s 56 miles along Oak Mountain’s trails in the BSR’s Sunday finale. more

Aug 23, 2017 3:16 PM People/Places

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

The Chelsea High School football team will host Oak Mountain on Friday to open the 2017 season. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:52 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Spain Park hosts Gadsden City and its first-year coach, Bart Sessions, on Friday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:49 PM Sports

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Sam Chandler

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce introduced its ShelbyOne -- Next Level Up! plan during a Tuesday morning breakfast at Inverness Country Club. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:27 PM News


Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics.

The call that fulfilled one of Simone Charley’s life dreams came unexpectedly, catching her off guard on an otherwise mundane winter morning. Her soccer coach at Vanderbilt University was on the other end of the line. He had news. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:07 PM Sports

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