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July 8, 2014
Little Collinsville Transports Visitors to the Past
Little Collinsville Transports Visitors to the Past

Nestled just off Interstate 59 between Birmingham and Chattanooga lies Collinsville, boasting small town charm, authentic Southern cooking and a population proud of the past. Four miles from the red light on Main Street—one of only two stoplights in town—live Gail and Charles Moore, rulers of a small kingdom called “Little Collinsville.”

By Shaye McCauley
July 2, 2014
Local Author Spins Tales to Inspire Love of Reading, Writing
Local Author Spins Tales to Inspire Love of Reading, Writing

In 1960 there was an ice storm that swept the country. Randy Taylor and his friends spent 17 days out of school making the most of an abundance of ice and a lack of electricity. Taylor, who always liked to write, wrote a story about the ensuing hijinks.

By Shaye McCauley
June 26, 2014
Collinsville Shows Diversity
Collinsville Shows Diversity

With a population reaching 2,000 people, Collinsville has the highest racial and ethnic diversity in DeKalb County. Of the population, 45 percent is non-Hispanic white, 9 percent African American and 43 percent Hispanic or Latino, with 3 percent from two or more races.

By Shaye McCauley
June 16, 2014
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Help Students Discover Science Through Art
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Help Students Discover Science Through Art

“Listen to the noise it makes!” Zack Wilkins demanded as he squeezed his Gak, prompting giggles from the eight other kids at the table. The room burst with chatter as the kids twisted the putty they had made. Christine Megill, Community Development Manager for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, walked around with capsules of food coloring, releasing a few drop in each student’s bag.

By Shaye McCauley
June 10, 2014
Collinsville Council Hears about Summer Initiatives
Collinsville Council Hears about Summer Initiatives

On Monday, June 2, I attended a Collinsville City Council meeting. I’ve had the chance to sit in on exactly two city council meetings in my life, and neither of them was in my hometown in Tennessee. After attending a meeting in Auburn, I realized how much goes on in a town and how much more happens behind the scenes than what we see.

By Shaye McCauley

Last Updated: June 23, 2020