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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
June 9, 2014
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book

At the age of 83, Betty Jean Tucker of Linden is doing anything but slowing down. Recently, Dr. Tucker published her book, “On a Darkling Plain: Stories of the Great Depression”, from Livingston Press. The book is a collection of short stories. The first story, “Callie”, was published in 1951 when the then Betty Jean Foxhall was only 19.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 4, 2014
Collinsville Students Discuss Community's Future
Collinsville Students Discuss Community's Future

Two dozen students focused on the future of Collinsville at a forum led by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life on May 19 in teacher Donna Jones’ classroom at Collinsville High School. At the forum, hosted by the Collinsville Public Library, teens discussed ways to make a difference by investing in the community by creating opportunities for youth engagement.

By Shaye McCauley
June 3, 2014
Weekend "Waves" Open My Eyes
Weekend "Waves" Open My Eyes

I was volunteering at the Pea River Outdoors canoe and kayak shop in Elba this Saturday when my community partner, Justin Maddox, decided to invite some relatives over for lunch after business had come to a halt.  He brought wheat buns and prepared Italian sausages and peppers on a Dutch oven beside the fire pit next to the shop.

By Jelani Moore
June 3, 2014
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise

When you think of good wholesome shrimp, you think of the beach. You think of pricey restaurants where your meal is $20 plus or fresh markets where you can buy a pound for $12. But if you live in West Alabama, you might just think about ponds full of shrimp and Dickie Odom.

By Cristiana Shipma

Last Updated: April 04, 2019