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June 30, 2015
Cuts Come With Conversation at Collinsville Shop
Cuts Come With Conversation at Collinsville Shop

Over the years, barber shops became known as places for men to sit around and talk to each other much like women do in beauty salons. Cook’s Barber Shop in Collinsville is no different. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, this 69-year-old shop provides haircuts and conversations for local residents.

By Crystal Rawls
June 25, 2015
Drug Abuse Creates Wicked Problem for Small Towns
Drug Abuse Creates Wicked Problem for Small Towns

In a small town like Collinsville with less than 2,000 residents, most people usually know who their neighbors are, what family they belong to, where they work, what church they attend, what cars they drive, and sometimes a lot more.

By Crystal Rawls
June 16, 2015
Collinsville Study Club Has Served Community Since 1929
Collinsville Study Club Has Served Community Since 1929

In April 1929, the Study Club was formed in Collinsville, with 21 charter members and two honorary members. Soon after in May, the club was federated with the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, and their motto was “We study that we may serve”.

By Crystal Rawls
June 11, 2015
Collinsville City Council Meeting
Collinsville City Council Gets Work Done

The meeting took place in the lobby-like area of the Collinsville Town Hall. The meeting started with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the approval of the last meeting’s minutes. The mayor then gave brief overview of the meetings he has attended for the city, and Mrs. Wright updated the council on the town’s revenue and expenditures.

By Crystal Rawls
June 3, 2015
Small Collinsville Church Has Big Heart
Small Collinsville Church Has Big Heart

When it comes to churches in Alabama, it seems the largest denominations are the Baptists and Methodists.  Of course, there are of other churches ranging in all sizes.  For a young black woman who wasn’t raised partial to either church and experiencing mostly black churches growing up, I found myself drawn to nondenominational churches just because they seem to be more in line with my way of worship and thought.

By Crystal Rawls

Last Updated: April 04, 2019