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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

In response to the national opioid epidemic, COMPACT 2020 was created in the summer of 2016 to combat substance abuse, which was leading to a large number of overdose deaths in Shelby County. more

People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The U.S. Women’s Open will take place at the Shoal Creek Country Club from May 31-June 3, but Championship Manager John Coppins, has been in Alabama since September 2016 working to get the logistics of the championship squared away. more

People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Carol Key has been cooking for more than 40 years, but in 2003, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. more

People/Places

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Photo by Erica Techo.

The Vulcans Community Awards defines servant leadership as the selfless service to others and is awarded to someone who has stood for the community by serving others. more

News

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Photo by Shay Allen.

To get active before chowing down on Thanksgiving Day, or just to give back to show your thanks, here are a few ways to get outside and help out a good cause this month: more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

If you are looking for family fun this Halloween, try visiting an area church for a trunk-or-treat or fall festival. more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Bob Fitzgerald.

For sisters Sally and Susan Otts, baton twirling is a family experience. Both Oak Mountain students represented Alabama at the National Baton Twirling Championship in July. more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Nancy Owen.

In order to support the cause and households struggling with diaper need, Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank will host its second annual Stuff the Bus Drive during the week of Sept. 9-18. more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Kendall Williams

On Sept. 8, the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation is hosting the Ninth Annual Taste of Shelby County fundraiser. more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC.

This year’s Giggles and Grace will take place Sept. 8-10. more

People/Places

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Katherine Polcari

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce focused on education in its luncheon on July 27. more

News

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Photo by Katherine Polcari.

Wooden paneling, comfortable booths, clean floors and great food are not what usually come to mind when you think of a gas station restaurant, yet Good Ole Boys BBQ works to accomplish all of this with an added touch of personable customer service. more

Businesses

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Photo by Katherine Polcari.

For a business going through changes, store owner Denise Cox keeps the atmosphere of Some Wear In Time just as homey as you would expect a family-run store. more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Michael Staley.

Nine states, 2,200 miles, 11 days — and all on a bike. more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Doug Adair.

If you are looking for a night out and a way to give back to the community, the Alabama Wildlife Center is hosting a fundraising event that promises to do both. more

People/Places

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Photo by Katherine Polcari.

Alabama will host its 11th annual tax-free weekend from Aug. 5 through midnight on Aug. 7. more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy Pyro Shows.

See how garbage pickup and other services will be affected by the holiday weekend. more

News

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