Photo by Kamp Fender.

Alabama was still a brand new state — mostly occupied by forest and farmland — when New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church started as a small prayer meeting in 1828. Read more

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Photo by Todd Lester.

Most days when Kelly Ezell drives past the archery park at Oak Mountain State Park, there is someone on the course. Read more


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Erica Techo

The City of Chelsea held a ribbon cutting for its community center and celebrated the city's 20th anniversary on April 10. Read more


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Erica Techo

A recap of the March 1 Chelsea City Council meeting. Read more


Hoover History Book

Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

The Hoover Historical Society is looking ahead to the city’s 50th anniversary in 2017. Read more


To celebrate, Swoozie’s is offering discounts throughout the day and hosting a party from 5-7 p.m. Read more


Dance South Studio in Chelsea recently held celebrations for its 25th anniversary in June. Read more


Over the course of 50 years, the Briarwood Christian School has grown from a couple of joint classes to two campuses with about 2,000 students. Read more


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Photos courtesy of Scott Hannah/Camp Briarwood.

This spring, Camp Briarwood will celebrate its 50th year. Operated by Quest Recreation Outreach, a ministry supervised by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, the camp is open to all students in elementary and middle school. Read more


31st Alabama Infantry Shelby 196th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Bobby Jo Seales.

The Shelby County Historical Society is hosting a celebration in February to recognize both its 40th anniversary and Shelby County’s 196th birthday. Read more


Johnny Ray’s in Chelsea opened 10 years ago this month, and in the last decade she’s done nothing but prove she was worthy of the opportunity. Read more

Ruth and Paul Wills celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, and 90th birthdays, at luau in June. Read more


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