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Photos courtesy of Randy Hemphill.

Hemphill published his second book, “The Restored Man,” in 2019, which details his journey from being a religious man to a restored man and provides a process to help men grow both spiritually and emotionally. Read more

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Photo courtesy of David Bobo.

Jefferson State held a Pinning Ceremony for the first graduates of the Respiratory Therapy Program on Dec. 13 at the Shelby-Hoover Campus in the Health Sciences Building. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Suzanne Hoye.

Clipped Wings members gathered to celebrate Christmas at the home of Luna and Dave Hollett on Dec. 14. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and 58 INC. held the inaugural Shelby County Washington, D.C., Fly-In on Oct. 23. Read more

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Photo courtesy of MediaMerge.

MediaMerge, a leading audio visual integrator based in Chelsea, recently led the creative development and implementation of multiple exhibits for a new $38M construction project in Dallas. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Suzanne Hoye.

lipped Wings held its annual fall luncheon Oct. 24 at Grille 29. The festive affair was hosted by Leslie Appleton, Suzanne Hoye, Karen Nelson and Mary Ellen Parker. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Carol Bruser.

During the third class day for the Leadership Shelby County class of 2020, the group learned about the various organizations that work together to promote economic development in Shelby County. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

King’s Stables is home to an equine therapy program for the youth at King’s Home as well as other nonprofits and people in the community in need. Read more

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Emma Borders - Rags to Wags

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

After mending a few more of Dorothy’s dog toys, Emma decided to turn her love of creativity and her ability to sew into her own nonprofit business: Rags to Wags. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Swindle

Caitlyn McTier is a senior at the University of Alabama and will represent Hoover throughout the coming year and in the Miss Alabama 2020 competition. Read more

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The five-day celebration is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The holiday event was created in 2015 to help people through the grieving process of a loss — not just limited to the loss of a loved one, but also the loss of a job, friend, a major life change or for those who are in need of hope. Read more

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asbury anchor respite ministry

Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The purpose of the newly-formed ministry is to provide fellowship and stimulation to people who are living with memory loss due to dementia or stroke, while also giving their care partners a break. Read more

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Ken Burchfield

Photo courtesy of Michael Praytor.

In his 30th year in law enforcement, Ken Burchfield was recently promoted from major to Chief Deputy of Shelby County and is second in command behind Sheriff John Samaniego. Read more

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Carlos Sanders

Wayne Morris

Carlos Sanders and the Citizens on Patrol (COP) aim to make the Chelsea community a better place through the volunteer work they provide. Their goal is simple: to enhance the quality of life and the safety of the community. Read more

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Sara Franklin horizontal Sept 2019

Photo courtesy of Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.

The Hoover native and new mother was asleep in her home in the Kirkman Preserve community when she, for the first time in her life, experienced what is known as a tonic clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure. Read more

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Photo courtesy of David Leong

The walk is the biggest fundraiser for Down Syndrome Alabama. Read more

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Each year in the U.S. more than 25,000 young people age out of foster care and more than 60% of them do not have any identified housing. In Alabama, the number is around 500 yearly, about 70-80 just in Shelby County. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

When Lesli Johnson was in school, she hated history. But for over 10 years, she has been teaching history to others, just in a different way. Read more

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BestCoalabama

Photo courtesy of Eric Chambers.

Avadian Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group. Read more

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