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Chailyn Riley is a senior at Thompson High School and duel enrolled at Jefferson State Community College. She will graduate with an Alabaster City Schools Advanced Academic Endorsement with Honors Diploma. She is National Honor Society Secretary, Vice President of Student Government, Thompso…

Allie Grace Broadhead, 14,attends Homewood High School. She is the daughter of Brandon and Amber Broadhead. She is the oldest of three. She has two younger sisters whom she loves dearly. Their names are Mary Catherine Broadhead and Jillianne Broadhead.

On Nov. 11, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the site for a new Veterans memorial out in Seale, next to Silver Run Baptist Church, but without the actual breaking of ground since it was raining. Everyone gathered inside the Church where Pastor Richie Ashburn welcomed everyone.

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. They are hoping to highlight the impact the Toys for Tots Program has on a national level.

A couple of weekends ago I was thinking about something different to eat besides the usual bar-be-que fare we usually have on weekends or wings or pizza. I had a bit of a cold – more likely the flu – and craved something warm. I got to thinking about chili. Absolutely, no beans chili. The ki…

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On Oct. 25, the Russell County Lady Warrior lost their final game of the season 19-6 to Opelika. While the Lady Warriors didn’t finish the sea…

It’s collection week for Operation Christmas Child. But what is OCC, you may ask? OCC is packing shoeboxes of goodies where you live and sending them to children who live in other corners of the world. Officially, it’s part of Samaritan’s Purse and it’s a much larger organization than I can …

Watching the leaves floating outside the window by her bed on a cool November morning, Mama reminisced that her friend Janie’s favorite song was “Autumn Leaves.” Snippets of the lyrics began to play in my head:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence victims suffer from bruises, broken bones, miscarriages, head injuries, etc. Domestic violence survivors can have chronic health problems (related to past abuse) such as “back pain, headaches, memory loss, sleeping difficulties,…

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Chailyn Riley is a senior at Thompson High School and duel enrolled at Jefferson State Community College. She will graduate with an Alabaster City Schools Advanced Academic Endorsement with Honors Diploma. She is National Honor Society Secretary, Vice President of Student Government, Thompso…

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Allie Grace Broadhead, 14,attends Homewood High School. She is the daughter of Brandon and Amber Broadhead. She is the oldest of three. She has two younger sisters whom she loves dearly. Their names are Mary Catherine Broadhead and Jillianne Broadhead.

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Rain stayed at bay for the Tri-City Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, and the temperature was in the mid-70s, making for a pleasant day. The parade started at 10 a.m. ET on Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy and traveled down Broad St., where it then took a right onto 13th St. where it continued ov…

The Annual Fall Festival was held on Saturday, just two days before Halloween. This year’s event saw more historical re-enactors, more vendors, and more people. Even with a bigger crowd, people had plenty of room to roam and explore, to shop, eat, and listen to live music. If you missed this…

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(BPT) - This year, why not focus on whatever makes your heart happy? That good feeling can be found by hosting dinner, spending time with friends or spreading joy by giving back in your community. No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, food remains at the center of most celebrations.