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Council OKs school grant resolutions, discusses fire dues

The Chelsea City Council on Oct. 20 approved resolutions to award Nick Grant funds to local schools and ... Read more | Add your comment

HES Dance Fit raises money for technology and fun for students

On Thursday, Oct. 22 students at Helena Elementary School got to set class work aside and have mini ... Read more | Add your comment

Mutual aid amendment to be voted on in General Election

The only local amendment for Shelby County appearing on the ballot for the 2020 General Election would allow ... Read more | Add your comment

County has 16 named to AHSVCA All-State volleyball team

As another volleyball season ends, Shelby County once again saw a spectacular run with eight teams advancing to ... Read more | Add your comment

Helena

HES Dance Fit raises money for technology and fun for students

On Thursday, Oct. 22 students at Helena Elementary School got to set class work aside and have mini dance parties as part of the school’s ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mutual aid amendment to be voted on in General Election

The only local amendment for Shelby County appearing on the ballot for the 2020 General Election would allow cities and utility companies to enter into ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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Alabaster mother and son team up for children’s book

One day while spending some time with her son, Hassanah White asked him “Did you roll your eyes?” which ended up being the catalyst for ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:54 pm

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Alabaster purchases land from Kingwood for park

The city of Alabaster recently purchased a 5,000-square-foot parcel of land from Kingwood that will be used to bolster parks and recreation in the city. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:01 pm

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Habaneros moving into old Ruby Tuesday building

The Habaneros restaurant in Alabaster will soon have a new look as it moves into the old Ruby Tuesday location at 710 Colonial Promenade Pkwy. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:00 pm

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Drug take back day yields 30 pounds of prescription drugs

Despite inclement weather the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force was able to recover 30 pounds of unused or unneeded prescription drugs as part of ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:52 am

News

Seniors learn how to improve health through drumming

Seniors were given an opportunity to learn how to improve themselves while also learning how to drum in a fun and relaxed environment during the ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:36 am

Business

Brown Sugar Desserts celebrates one year; receives special grant

Brown Sugar Desserts by Renea has been treating customers to sweet desserts for just more than a year now in Helena. Despite a worldwide pandemic ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:22 am

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Alabaster Christmas parade set for Dec. 5

The joy and festivities that come along with Christmastime will be in full swing as the city of Alabaster hosts its annual Christmas parade on ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:49 am

Helena

Helena Miracle League in midst of another successful fall season

The Helena Miracle League has had another successful season supporting special needs children by way of physical activity and sportsmanship through baseball despite having to ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:38 am

Business

Pelham Racquet Club announces new tennis pro

To better serve those involved in and interested in participating in the Birmingham-metro tennis community, the Pelham Racquet Club is welcoming a new tennis pro. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, October 26, 2020 6:24 pm

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Third Run for Our Lives 5K runs through the rain

With a soaking rain falling, several dedicated runners took to the course at Veterans Park in Alabaster on Saturday, Oct. 24, to participate in the ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, October 26, 2020 6:11 pm

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Planning Commission approves Chelsea-area rezoning request

The Shelby County Planning Commission approved a rezoning request for property located on Shelby County 440 in Chelsea during a regular meeting at the Shelby ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:42 am

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Donor spots still available for Chelsea blood drive

More donors are needed for a community blood drive happening in Chelsea this week. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:03 am

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Briarwood Bass Team wins 3rd National Championship in a row

As a back-to-back All-American, Tucker Smith has put together a special career on the Briarwood Bass fishing team, and on Saturday, Oct. 24, he added ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:29 am

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Thompson advances to 2nd consecutive state tournament

When Thompson volleyball players Kaitlyn Grant and Baylee Southern leapt off the floor inside Huntsville’s Von Braun Center on Friday, Oct. 23 at 2:15 p.m., ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:23 am

Montevallo

Anderson, Cottingham lead Montevallo’s comeback to clinch a playoff spot

“Maximize the Moment” That’s what a local pastor, Mike Jones, told the Montevallo Bulldog football team during a team dinner only 24 hours before they ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:33 am

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Briarwood pulls away from Homewood to clinch 2 seed

A shutdown defense and a big second half paved the way for a solid win for the Briarwood Lions who clinched the No. 2 seed ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:17 am

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Spain Park overcomes 20-point deficit to snap losing skid

Spain Park's football team fought back from a 20-point halftime deficit on Friday, Oct. 23, for a 35-34 win. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:01 am

News

Pelham routes Chilton County, finishes region play unbeaten

By CHRIS REIN | Special to the Reporter Pelham – Pelham finished region play with a perfect 6-0 record with a 41-7 win over Chilton ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:43 pm

Columbiana

Shelby County heading to playoffs for first time since 2009

The Shelby County Wildcats overpowered the Jemison Panthers on Friday night, Oct. 23 with a 34-6 win to set a major team milestone, clinching a ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:13 pm

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Thompson beats No. 2 Hoover, repeats as region champs

Hoover came into Warrior Stadium on Friday, Oct. 23, hoping to get revenge for three straight losses, but No. 1 Thompson didn’t flinch in a ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:53 pm

Montevallo

Founders’ Day virtually celebrates UM’s 124 years

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the format for the University of Montevallo’s 124th Founders’ Day on Oct. 8 was unlike any before it. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:21 pm

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Ditsy Daisy owner charged with arson

Authorities have charged two people in connection with a fire that occurred at Ditsy Daisy Boutique in Chelsea last year. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 5:43 pm

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Spain Park advances to State Tournament for first time since 2003

The Spain Park Jaguars have been a team determined to make history since the 2020 volleyball season began, and on Friday, Oct. 23, the Jags ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, October 23, 2020 4:01 pm

Montevallo

UM launches Ebenezer’s Swamp School outdoor program

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education Program launched a new series of family field trips in October. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:48 pm

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Chelsea Park kicks off Dance Fit fundraiser

Chelsea Park Elementary School has kicked off a fundraiser for upgrades to outdoor areas on the school’s campus. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:53 pm