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Photo by Kamp Fender

For 66-year-old Greystone Park resident Connie Allen, retiring from her teaching job last year wasn’t about taking it easy. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of SafeHouse of Shelby County

This year, SafeHouse will have more help financially because it was  named a 2018 Shelter Grant recipient of a $20,000 gift from the Mary Kay Foundation. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender

Despite the low chances of survival, Morrow made it through the 72 hours and, after becoming septic once again, continued to stay in the hospital. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Lexi Coon

Between classes and during lunch breaks at Oak Mountain High School, Deputy Thomas Nordyke, the school’s newest student resource officer (SRO), said students have been flooding his office, but it hasn’t been to meet him. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender

In the last year, Chelsea-based nonprofit Heavenly Smile has added another element to their prison outreach program: handing out toiletry bags to the Shelby County Jail work-release program. Read more

People/Places

Since the Mt Laurel native figured out her “southern pop rock” sound, she’s hit the ground running with it. Read more

People/Places

In July 2018, Oak Mountain High School sophomore Sally Otts and her sister, Oak Mountain Middle School seventh-grader Susan Otts, were named as part of a nationally ranked team, Twirl Forte. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

In the 280 corridor, Chelsea Middle School and Chelsea Park Elementary were among the 200 Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Read more

Chelsea Schools

Young Hoover entrepreneur rises ranks through consistency and dedication to craft. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

The Shelby County community is working together to find mental health solutions. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

Central Alabama Girls Inc. plans to expand to empower and educate more Shelby County girls. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner

In the second part of our Mental Health Mentality series, we look at Shelby County Schools and how they are preparing to launch a proactive mental health awareness campaign this school year. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Stacy Bearden.

Chelsea student advocates for mental health awareness. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Track Club.

If families or friends are looking for last-minute July 4 plans, the Peavine Falls Run has them covered. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Suman Silwal.

There’s nothing quite like Alabama in the summer, especially if you’re running 9 or 18 miles through the heat. Read more

People/Places

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Alyx Chandler

Birmingham's first Campicon kicked off this weekend from June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, bringing out comic book and cosplay enthusiasts, as well as families of campers. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Cubed3 co-owner Frankie Romano said his studio focuses on a three-fold approach to unique and effective fitness: personal and group training, reformer Pilates and assessment. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Tragic City’s junior roller derby team looks to make its mark. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Michele Williams/Smiling Souls Photography.

Website launches showcasing business concepts by women. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

In light of recent tragedies, 280 community, schools have united to address suicide prevention, mental health awareness. Read more

People/Places

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